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Police Warn Against Phone Scam

The Maui Police Department is warning the public about a recent phone scam. A resident in Lahaina reported receiving a phone call from an unknown male selling Google play cards. While the resident was on the phone they received another call from a female threatening to call the police if they didn’t comply. MPD officials say the caller i.d. showed …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment Rate at 2.2 Percent in September

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 2.2 percent compared to 2.1 percent in June through August. Statewide, 671,750 were employed and 15,050 unemployed in September for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 686,800. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in September, …

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DOE Seeks More Local Farmers, Vendors to Supply Fresh Produce for Student Meals

The Hawai‘i State Department of Education is seeking more local farmers and vendors to supply fresh produce for student meals on their island, with an emphasis on locally grown fruits and vegetables. This is part of the Department’s efforts to introduce fresh, locally grown products in student meals through its ‘Aina Pono programs, including Farm to School and Harvest of …

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Maui Fire Department’s 34th Recruit Class Graduates

At a luncheon ceremony, on Friday, September 28, the Department of Fire & Public Safety celebrated the graduation of its 34th firefighter recruit class at the Café Olei Restaurant located in the Dunes Maui Lani Clubhouse. Twenty-three firefighters graduated from the Maui Fire Department’s 26-week recruit training program. Maui Fire Department’s training program, also includes firefighter recruits for the State …

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Accident Closes Southbound Lanes Near Lipoa Ave. in Kihei

Pi’ilani Highway’s southbound lanes are temporarily closed at Lipoa Avenue in Kihei due to a motor vehicle collision. Motorists should use an alternate route while police investigate. Initial reports indicated that a police motorcycle was struck and emergency services are on the scene. This post will be updated as more information becomes available. Live Traffic Map- CLICK HERE.

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler to Perform Live at the MACC

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents rock icon and multiple Grammy Award winner Steven Tyler in concert Thursday, December 27 in the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion. This concert opportunity is only happening on Maui. Tickets go on sale to MACC members Saturday, October 20 and to the general public Saturday, October 27. Steven Tyler is an award-winning …

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MPD: Unclaimed Bodies Remain at Forensic Facility

The Maui Police Department currently has five unclaimed bodies at the forensic facility. Officials are requesting assistance in contacting family members of the deceased. John Fischer Date of Death: 08/12/17 Ht: 5’7″ Wt: 108 lbs. Hair/Eyes: Gray/Pale-colored Marks: Tattoos of peacock on chest, tribal tatoo on rt. shoulder John Doe Date of Death: 09/13/17 Ht: 5’10” Wt: 135 lbs. Hair/Eyes: …

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DOH Declares Mumps Outbreak Over

The Hawai‘i Department of Health has declared the end of the statewide mumps outbreak. The outbreak began in March 2017 with two clusters of cases involving nine individuals on O‘ahu, and climbed steadily to 900 cases within a year. In total, 1,009 people with mumps were identified during the statewide outbreak. “We are able to declare the outbreak over because …

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Storm Water Runoff Prompts Brown Water Advisory Along the North Shore

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued at North shore from Hookipa to Waihe’e on Maui. The Department of Health reports that heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, …

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Comic Con at UH Maui College Anticipated to Draw Thousands

Thousands are expected to participate in a weekend-long event of cosplay, comic book artist exhibitions and vendors, special guests, food, video games, collectors’ items and all-things-creative at the 3rd Maui Comic Con held at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College Student Lounge and Paʻina Building on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ​Headliners this year include David Michelinie, …

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