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Hana Highway to close at night between Huelo and Hana Town beginning August 12

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Maui motorists of nightly closures of Hana Highway (Route 360) between the Kailua Stream Bridge at Mile Marker 5.9 and the Mokulehua Stream Bridge at Mile Marker 28.2 beginning Monday, August 12, 2019. All lanes and all directions of Hana Highway will be closed on weeknights from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. between …

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Maui Man Arrested for Sexual Conduct with a Minor in a Foreign Place

George Alexis Theros, 76, was arrested yesterday and charged by criminal complaint with engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, in violation of 18 United States Code § 2423(c). He made an initial appearance in federal court on July 31, 2019. Kenji M. Price, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, announced that the criminal complaint charges Theros …

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Lane closures, reduced speed for Piilani Highway at Kulanihakoi Street

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Maui motorists of lane closures and reduced speed limit on Piilani Highway in both directions between Kaonoulu Street and East Waipuilani Road beginning Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, and continuing daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Kihei High School Phase 1 project. Roadwork will be scheduled on weekdays, Monday through Friday, …

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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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