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MAUIWatch Staff

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USDA and USDOJ Propose Significant Opioid Manufacturing Reduction

The Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured in the U.S. next year. Consistent with President Trump’s “Safe Prescribing Plan” that seeks to “cut nationwide opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years,” the proposal decreases manufacturing quotas for the most six frequently misused opioids for 2019 by …

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Structure Fire Causes $350K in Damage at Valley Isle Fitness

On Wednesday at approximately 8:31 p.m. Maui Fire Department crews responded to a working structure fire at the Valley Isle Fitness located at 2850 Kekaa Drive in Kaanapli. An employee had reportedly discovered the fire on the lower level of the two story unit. The employee alerted employees and patrons on both levels and called 9-1-1. All employees and patrons …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment Rate Remained at 2.1 Percent in July

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 2.1 percent, the same as in June. Statewide, 673,350 were employed and 14,350 unemployed in July for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 687,700. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in July, compared to 4.0 …

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MPD Officer Injured While Responding to Abuse Case

On Wednesday at about 1 p.m., officers of the Maui Police Department’s Wailuku Patrol Division were responding to a report of a domestic abuse near the Kula Fire Station, located at 50 Calasa Rd. While responding to the case, information was received stating that the male offender of the domestic abuse had fled the Kula area in a blue truck …

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Police Seeks Witnesses in Collision Involving MPD Vehicle

Maui Police Department investigators are asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a motor vehicle collision involving a police vehicle. The incident occurred on Kula Highway at the intersection with Lower Kula Road, also known as Skid Row. Police say the collision took place on Wednesday between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Anyone who may have witnessed the …

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HC&S Worker Reportedly Electrocuted While Fixing Power Line

Maui Police Department Kahului patrol officers were assigned to North Firebreak Road off of Haleakala Highway in Kahului to investigate a report that an HC&S worker was electrocuted while fixing a power line just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Upon arrival, officers found a 61-year-old male unresponsive. Authorities say an AED was used on the victim however the victim remained …

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Hiker Rescue Near Makamaka’ole Gulch

At 5:53 p.m. on Monday, Maui firefighters responded to reports of a hiker in distress on the makai side of Kahekili Highway at Makamaka’ole Gulch. Engine 1 (Wailuku) and Rescue 10 (Kahului) on Air 1 responded. On scene, Engine 1 personnel hiked down a trail to assess the situation. Crews found a 44-year-old male who apparently made it down to …

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96th Maui Fair Pre-Sale Entry Ticket Dates

The Maui Fair has announced that pre-sale tickets are available at reduced prices from Monday, August 13 through Friday, September 21. Pre-sale Adult tickets are $7.00 ($10.00 at the gate), and child tickets (5-11 years old) are $3.00 ($5.00 at the gate).  Keiki four years old and younger are admitted free. Pre-sale tickets may be purchased at the following locations: …

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Maui Humane Society to Participate in National Clear the Shelters Day

The Maui Humane Society has announced that they will be participating in national “Clear the Shelters” Day on Saturday, August 18. As a result of the generous support of the Savitt Family Foundation, adoption fees will be waived on all dogs, cats and critters. More than 900 shelters nationwide will be holding adoption events on Saturday in an effort to …

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West Maui Hospital Foundation Seeks Financial Support

The West Maui Hospital Foundation has now been unsuccessful in two Municipal Bond Offerings to finance the West Maui Hospital due to the of lack significant community and governmental financial support. The Foundation needs this financial support from the West Maui Business Community, Maui County and State Government, Hospital Systems, and Providers to complete the construction of the West Maui …

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