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Early Morning Fire Destroys Home in Kanaio

At 6:03 a.m earlier this morning, Upcountry fire crews responded to a structure fire that destroyed a home in the Kanaio area. The fire was called in by area residents and passersby on Piilani Highway. Firefighters from Kula arrived at 6:34 a.m. and found a small one-story structure nearly burned to the ground. The roof had already collapsed and only …

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Haleakala HQ Visitor Center to Close for Three Days of Asbestos Abatement

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, February 26, 27, and 28, 2018, the Headquarters Visitor Center will close for asbestos abatement, as part of ongoing HVAC improvements. The restrooms, car parking lot, and bus parking will remain open. Headquarters Visitor Center is located at 7,000 feet of elevation, approximately one mile past the Summit Entrance Station. For the duration of the …

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Maui Electric Donates $8K to Youth Program at Akakū: Maui County Media

Maui Electric Company presented Akakū: Maui Community Media with an $8,000 donation to support its Maui Youth Now program earlier this month. The program provides Akakū Youth Media Exchange reporters various opportunities to expand their personal and professional development within a group work environment. “Having Maui Electric as a supporter and partner for our youth initiatives, particularly that training and …

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World’s Oldest Known Breeding Bird Hatches Another Chick at Midway Atoll

At 67, Wisdom, the world’s oldest known breeding bird in the wild, is a mother once more. On February 6, approximately two months after Wisdom began incubating her egg, Wisdom and her mate Akeakami welcomed their newest chick to Midway Atoll. Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is a special place for over …

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California Man Pulled from South Maui Waters

At 9:09 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, emergency crews were dispatched to an unresponsive person pulled from the water at Ulua Beach in South Maui. At 9:13 a.m. firefighters were directed to the beach where they found a 78-year-old male who was barely breathing and had a very weak pulse. Crews administered CPR on the man and after a …

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Ige Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Clean Energy Funding

Under the leadership of Gov. David Ige, the bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance is strongly urging Congress to protect the from massive funding cuts proposed by the Trump Administration. In a clearly worded letter addressed to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the U.S. Climate Alliance described in detail …

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DOH Cites Hawaiian Isles Water Company for HI-5 Violations

The Hawai`i Department of Health has cited Hawaiian Isles Water Company for delinquent reports and payments to the Deposit Beverage Container program from August to November 2017. The company has complied with the department’s enforcement order and paid a $14,400 administrative penalty fee and the monthly amounts owed to the state. Hawai`i Revised Statutes §342G-105 requires beverage distributors to submit …

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Coast Guard Medevacs Woman from Cruise Ship off Maui

A 68-year-old woman arrived safely to Queen’s Medical Center, Tuesday, after being medically evacuated from a cruise ship off Maui. The woman was transported aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter on a 40-minute flight to Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu after sustaining a head injury. “This is a textbook medevac illustrating our operational readiness and dedication …

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Two Separate Kayak Rescues off Olowalu on Sunday

At 4:04 p.m. on Sunday, West Maui emergency crews responded to reports of four kayaks in distress off of Camp Olowalu. Firefighters were on scene at 4:18 p.m. and saw a total of seven people on four kayaks that appeared to be anchored and tethered together about 200 yards offshore. An ocean safety rescue watercraft arrived and shuttled two people …

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