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FACE Maui sponsoring Affordable Housing Maui Mayoral Forum

Face Action for Community Equity (FACE) Maui today announces an Affordable Housing Mayoral Forum scheduled for June 28, 2018 from 6pm-8pm to be held at Valley Isle Fellowship Church located at 1033 Waiale Road, Wailuku. The main topic of the forum is affordable housing for Maui’s working families. The mayoral candidates who are confirmed to participate in the forum are: …

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Free WI-FI at Kahului Airport Coming Soon

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation has announced the availability of free unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. DOT officials say that Wi-Fi and DAS networks will be added to additional airports in Hawai`i including Kahului Airport (OGG), Hilo International Airport (ITO), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) and Lihue Airport (LIH) in 2018. The Wi-Fi at …

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Moped Driver Killed in Kahului Hit-and-Run, Suspect Arrested

On Saturday, June 16, 2018 at about 4:30 a.m., a male operator, and his female passenger were riding a moped northbound on Puunene Avenue near the intersection of Airport Access Road in Kahului when it was struck from behind by a silver 2006 Toyota sedan. The female passenger was ejected while the Toyota sedan continued to push the moped and …

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Wastewater Discharge north of Mala Boat ramp, between Kapunakea Street and Wahikuli Road

The public is advised to stay out if the coastal waters fronting Honoapiilani Highway between Kapunakea Street and Wahikuli Road Origin of spill: Lahaina wastewater pump station Affected areas: coastal waters .5 miles north of Mala boat ramp fronting Honoapiilani Highway between Kapunakea Street and Wahikuli Road Volume: under calculation Time of spill: 6/16 estimated early morning Spill status: Discharge …

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Online food preserving class at UH Maui College now accepting students

For the first time, the Maui Food Innovation Center (MFIC) at the University of Hawai’i Maui College is offering an online-integrated distance learning class for food preservation enthusiasts from July 2 to 28, officials announced today. MFIC has modified its most popular course “Master Food Preservers” and developed an online version, which has shorter class hours with course material accessible …

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Makawao Pole Replacement Work Extended to 7 p.m.

The pole replacement and related work taking place near 1202 Makawao Avenue (after the Polli’s parking lot) to Brewer Road will now extend to 7 p.m. on Friday. Motorists can continue to take Brewer Road as a detour route for all vehicular traffic coming from Hā‘ikū to Makawao. Electrical service in this immediate area is not expected be impacted and the Makawao …

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Input on Liquor Control Operations Sought From Licensees, Public

Input on the County of Maui Department of Liquor Control is being solicited from businesses that hold liquor licenses and the general public. An open forum will be held as part of a performance audit of the Department of Liquor Control. If you are a liquor licensee or interested member of the public, please attend and provide comments on the …

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Unemployment Rate Remains at Two Percent

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 2.0 percent, the same as in April. Statewide, 672,800 were employed and 13,950 unemployed in May for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 686,750. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in May, compared to 3.9 …

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Maui Electric to Perform Urgent Pole Replacement Along Makawao Avenue

Maui Electric will need to perform an urgent pole replacement and related work that will require a road closure on Friday, June 15  from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., near 1202 Makawao Avenue (after the Polli’s parking lot) to Brewer Road. Crews will be working on site until 4:30 p.m. and during this time Brewer Road will be used as …

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Hawai‘i Becomes First in Nation to Enact Law Banning Pesticides Containing Chlorpyrifos

Governor David Ige signed SB3095 on Wednesday, which completely bans the use of pesticides containing the potentially harmful chemical chlorpyrifos starting in 2023. Hawai‘i becomes the first state in the country to prohibit the chemical. Starting Jan. 1, 2019, users of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos or other restricted use pesticides will be required to report annually to the state Department of …

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