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Hawai`i’s Unemployment at 2.7 Percent in January

The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Friday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 2.7 percent compared to the revised rate of 2.6 percent in December. Statewide, 658,500 were employed and 18,000 unemployed in January for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 676,500. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent …

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Kula Structure Fire Causes $29K in Damage

Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to a 12:34 a.m. call on Tuesday of a reported house fire on Hoopalua Drive in Kula. On scene, personnel found a single story home with a portion of its roof on fire. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and confirm everyone had safely evacuated the structure. No injuries were reported in the …

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Brush Fire Burns Small Area in Kihei

At 12:58 p.m. on Tuesday, firefighters were called to reports of a brush fire in the area of Liloa Drive at Piikea Avenue in Kihei. On scene, crews found an area of brush and kiawe approximately 50 feet-by-100 feet actively burning. Fire crews were able to contain the fire within a half hour, and the blaze was officially declared extinguished …

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Hawaii lawmakers push bill that would shine a light on police misconduct

House bill 285 would require county police departments to reveal the identity of a suspended or discharged officer in its annual reports. Right now, the reports only outline misconduct, discipline and whether a grievance procedure has ended. The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers has filed testimony in opposition of the bill.

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Kihei Man Dies in Early-Morning Wailea Crash

On Monday, March 4, at about 12:15 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Wailea Alanui Drive just north of Malukai Lane in Wailea. The collision occurred as a male pedestrian was walking within the northbound lanes of Wailea Alanui Drive when he was struck by a Toyota sedan traveling in the same direction.  The operator of the Toyota, a …

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Booking available on Southwest Airlines to and from Hawaii

The long-awaited airline’s arrival is here, and now, you can officially book Southwest flights to and from Hawaii. Book now! https://t.co/TdnRpEMR33 #SouthwestSaysAloha pic.twitter.com/bA3WNW2xLK— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) March 4, 2019 If you’re wanting to see a Giants game — some flights to Oakland are as low at $49.  With a new air carrier heading to and from the Aloha State, ticket prices for …

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Fire Burns Kihei Home

At 2:14 p.m. on Monday, Maui firefighters were called to reports of a structure fire on Humupea Place in Kihei. On scene, crews found a fire on the exterior of an ‘ohana unit which had extended to the interior. At that time, firefighters made entry into the home to contain and extinguish the fire as well as to assure there …

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Kayakers Rescued Near Molokini

The Maui Fire Department responded to a 11:51 a.m. call on Sunday to assist two kayakers, one male and one female, near Molokini. According to MFD, the two were unable to fight the current back to Maui after setting off earlier in the day from Black Sand Beach. With the assistance of lifeguards on a rescue watercraft from Makena, and …

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Woman Dies in Early Morning Crash off Maui Veteran’s Highway

At about 6 a.m. on Saturday, a fatal traffic collision took place Maui Veteran’s Highway just south of Kamaaina Road in Kahului. According to the Maui Police Department, the collision occurred as a female pedestrian was walking within the inner northbound lane of the highway when she was struck by a Toyota truck traveling in the same direction. The Toyota …

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