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Hawaiian Airlines Hiring in Kahului

Hawaiian Airlines is recruiting for guest service, cargo and ramp agent positions at Kahului Airport, Līhu‘e Airport and Kona International Airport. The airline will be holding open houses to provide more information about the career opportunities on the following dates and locations: LocationOpen HouseDeadline to RegisterKahului, MauiSaturday, Aug. 3Friday, Aug. 2 at noonLīhu‘e, Kaua‘iSaturday, Aug. 10Friday, Aug. 9 at noonKona, …

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Generator Combustion Causes Fire, Injures One

A storage structure caught ablaze on Monday after fumes from a portable gasoline generator combusted. Maui Fire Department officials say the incident took place on Eleu Place in Kihei shortly after 7:30 p.m. Officials say the fire broke out after the generator was refueled and an attempt to restart was underway. One person suffered injuries as a result of the …

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Hurricane Hunters depart for Hawaii to fly storms

Three WC-103J and one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing departed Keesler Air Force Base today for Hawaii to provide weather reconnaissance support for Tropical Storms Erick and Flossie. The three weather crews, assigned to the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, are schedule to start flying missions Wednesday, said Maj. Kendall Dunn, 53rd WRS pilot. The tactical airlift crew, …

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Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Reopens After Fire

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service’s Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge and Visitor Center will reopen on Monday, July 29, 2019 after being closed due to the Waikō Road fire. The fire began on July 11, 2019 and quickly spread through sugarcane fields across Maui’s central valley, coming within ten meters of the Visitor Center. No facilities were damaged, largely …

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Applications now being accepted for First-Time Home Buyers Down Payment Assistance Program

The County of Maui is now accepting applications for its First-Time Home Buyers Down Payment Assistance Program. The program was established to assist low- to above-moderate income first-time home buyers with down payment and/or closing cost assistance. The County’s Housing Division will administer the program. Applicants will be selected through a lottery drawing process. Applications are available online at https://www.mauicounty.gov/fthbapp. …

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Missing Woman’s Rental Car Located, Police Seek Information

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Khiara Henry who was reported missing on July 26. The 23-year-old woman’s rental vehicle was found on July 25 in Waianapanapa State Park in Hana. She had rented the vehicle on July 21, according to Police. Henry is described as 5-feet-3-inches tall and 120 pounds with brown eyes and …

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DHHL Offers 16 lots on Lānaʻi

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands offered 16 vacant lots to its Lānaʻi waitlist beneficiaries on Saturday, July 27. Saturday’s award ceremony and lot selection took place at Hale Kupuna O Lānaʻi in Lānaʻi City. The 16 vacant lots are among 45 within the current subdivision. DHHL awarded the initial 29 lots in 2004. A vacant lot award allows new lessees the opportunity to build a …

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Woman Dies Climbing Cliff Side in Honokohau

A 37-year-old woman died on Thursday just north of Honokohau in an area known as “chutes and ladders.” According to Maui Fire Department officials the woman fell approximately 45-feet off a cliff side while climbing up from the shoreline. Upon MFD arrival, crews found the victim unresponsive at the bottom of a cliff near the shoreline with CPR in progress. …

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Police Search for Missing Man

The Maui Police Department is searching for a 58-year-old man who was was reported missing on July 24 at about 4:26 p.m. by his fiancée. James Tendo is described as a Japanese male, 5-feet-2-inches tall and 120 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen on July 22 about about 1 p.m. leaving his Wailuku residence. …

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