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Throwback Thursday- The plight of the Native Hawaiians

In light of the recent meetings with the Department of Interior across Hawaii, the Native Hawaiian people are resilient in voicing the same message that echoes decades and even generations: “How do we right the wrongs of the past?” In this special Throwback Thursday segment we feature powerful video from Na Maka o ka Aina that shows an eviction at …

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Federal Judge Rejects Maui County Arguments on Lahaina Plant Violations

Since the early 1990s, Maui County has been aware of a probable connection between the wastewater it injects into the ground below the Lahaina sewage treatment plant and the nearby coastal waters. And for almost as long, it has clung to the position that despite growing evidence of the connection, it did not need to obtain the permit under the …

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Police issue APB for missing person in Kaupo

On 07/04/14 at approximately 2:56PM Police and Fire Department were assigned to the area of known as Plenty Keawe in Kaupo regarding a missing person case. John FLAVIN (44 yrs. old) was last seen sleeping in his vehicle at Plenty Keawe camp site in Kaupo. At approximately 09:00 a.m. friends camping with FLAVIN noticed him missing. FLAVIN’s vehicle was left …

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Kahului fire appear to involve fireworks

At 10:52 AM fire fighters responded to Maui Lani Parkway for a report of a brush fire. Engine companies from Kahului, Wailuku, Makawao, and Air-1 arrived to an area, just East of the restaurant, with approximately 3 acres of dry brush involved in fire. The fire was called under control at 12:20pm. No structures were threatened and no damages were …

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NEW CASE OF FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA FOUND UPCOUNTRY

Another case of feline panleukopenia has been confirmed in Kula, Maui, not far from the original case, but outside of what was originally considered the “hot zone”. Having this confirmed case in an area outside our designated “hot zone”, would make it seem likely that the virus has started to spread and due to our highly mobile society, will eventually …

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32 y/o male found dead off the Paia coast

On 06/20/14 at about 10:00pm, Linho PELEP (32) of Kahului, was diving with friends off the waters from the Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission. PELEP’s friends called for first responders after they could not locate PELEP. PELEP was located approximately 25 yards within the waters from the Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission with no signs of life. PELEP was pronounced dead at …

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MAMUAD CHALLENGE SUSTAINED BY THE MAUI COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE TO DISQUALIFY HIM AS A CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR

Neldon Mamuad’s challenge on the validity of his nomination papers was sustained today to disqualify him from his campaign for Mayor of Maui County in an official correspondence from the Maui County Clerk’s Office. On June 7th there was a challenge submitted to the Clerk’s Office by Attorney Richard Minatoya claiming Mamuad had not filed a financial disclosure statement at …

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AMAZING FOOTAGE: Jeep vs. Parked Truck on Kansas Highway

Check out this amazing footage out of Kansas today, courtesy of CNN Headline News. After noticing a Jeep swerving all over the highway, the cameraman called police and starting recording. What happens next looks like something out of a hollywood action flick. Check it out!

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Sunshine Helicopter makes a hard landing in Waihe’e

Firefighters from Wailuku, Kahului, and Air-1 responded to the Kapuna area, North of Waihee stream for a helicopter that experienced a hard landing. Firefighters arrived to find the helicopter (Sunshine Helicopters) in a pasture with all on board safe and in no need of medical attention. A family of six; Father, Mother,4 teenage daughters and the pilot were safe after …

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Steven Capobianco arrested again…

On June 15, 2014, at about 3:00 a.m., Steven Capobianco sent a “snap chat” message to several recipients, including a juvenile female (16), which contained an image and a statement that was taken as a threat. The image and message was captured and forwarded to the Maui Police for documentation and investigation. On June 15, 2014 at approximately 6:30 p.m., …

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