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Maui Firefighters Battle Three Brush Fires; Maui Emergency Operations Center Partially Activated

Maui firefighters were battling three brush fires early Sunday evening. No homes were immediately threatened by any of the fires, and there were no evacuations ordered as of 7:15 p.m. Mayor Michael Victorino said: “I ask everyone to remain vigilant and to continue monitoring news reports for any action residents and visitors may need to take.” The largest had burned …

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MPD: Police sent to Mauna Kea accumulate $68,105 in overtime

Are Hawaii taxpayers slated to foot the bill when it comes to law enforcement presence on Mauna Kea? Police officers from Maui County and O’ahu were flown into Hawai’i Island between July 16th to the 23rd. Honolulu Police have not yet released how much was spent. But Maui Police says officers accumulated a total of $68,105 in overtime. During Thursday’s council …

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Waikapu woman died from car crash injuries on Honoapi’ilani Highway

On Saturday August 10th, 2019 at approximately 4:43 PM, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Honoapiilani Highway, 82 feet east of Ukumehame Firing Range Road and 0.3 miles east of mile marker 12 in Lahaina Hawaii. The collision occurred when a maroon 2008 Honda Accord 4DSD traveling East (Wailuku direction) on Honoapiilani Highway was passing left of center travelling east …

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Kapu Aloha Unity March Draws Thousands

In a demonstration of unity through kapu aloha, several thousand on Maui marched today from the War Memorial Stadium to the University of Hawai`i’s Maui Campus. The Kapu Aloha Unity March brought together an estimated 7,000 participants in support of kia`i, or protectors, of Mauna Kea. Over forty trained Maui kia`i accompanied the march to support kupuna, assist with safety …

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Maui Police Ask for Public’s Help Locating Missing Man

The Maui Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Paulson “Skip” “Skippy” Macomber. According to authorities he was last seen by his family in 2007. He was known to be homeless somewhere on Maui. HPD officials say he was reported missing by his family on August 9, 2019. Macomber is 59-years-old and was last known to have black …

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Maui County DOT Launches New Campaign to Ride the Maui Bus

The County of Maui Department of Transportation is launching a social media campaign to encourage residents and visitors to ride its new buses, which are now easier to catch and track using the Maui Bus App. The Maui Bus App, which can be downloaded on the Apple Store or Google Play, provides riders the location of the closest bus stop, …

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Council Ridicules Administration Housing ‘Plan’

The administration’s long-awaited “strategic plan” for affordable/attainable housing was greeted with ridicule and dismay by several members of the Maui County Council attending the Aug. 7th meeting of the council’s Affordable Housing Committee. “This is not a plan,” said Council Chair Kelly King, “There’s no proposal.” King called the presentation “a hamster wheel…a circular exercise. There’s nothing in here we …

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The Donut Boy Visits Maui Police

The Maui Police Department was visited today by Tyler Carach an 11-year-old boy from Florida who is out on a mission.  Over the past 3 years, Tyler has gone to police departments throughout the nation to pass out donuts to thank every officer in America.  Tyler’s mother, Sheena Carach, said “Tyler began a mission to thank every Police Officer in …

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