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High Winds and High Surf expected to continue until Wednesday

Expect northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with localized gusts over 50 mph over the central valley of Maui, the higher terrain of Lanai, and Kahoolawe. The National Weather Service has CONTINUED the WIND ADVISORY for the MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY, LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE in effect until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Strong trades will continue to produce rough surf along east …

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Hawaii placed 2nd for worst drivers across the nation, according to study

It may be no surprise, but California is the worst state for drivers. Who came in second place? The Aloha State! Personal finance site Bankrate.com has ranked the best and worst states for drivers related to cost, safety, and driving quality. The Golden State ranked worst in the nation and it’s not just because of the long wait times. According …

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The 2018 Central Pacific hurricane season set a record

The 2018 Central Pacific Hurricane Season officially wraps-up Friday with a spot secured in the record books. Forecasters call the year “unprecedented” with six tropical cyclones. Torrential rains from a number of systems wallop parts of the state. “This year was all hurricanes. We had no only depressions are only storms or hurricanes, we had a category one category to …

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A Thanksgiving Day rescue as Maui surfers save a sea turtle

Glenn Sturhann was riding waves with his friends James Williams and Justin Ramsey in Kihei on Maui Thursday morning when they saw a sea turtle struggling to breathe. The surfers put the turtle on Sturhann’s board and took it to shore while Tommy Cutt, the surfers’ friend who works for the MOC Marine Institute helped cut the fishing line that …

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Don’t eat romaine lettuce, CDC urges amid E. coli concerns

(CNN) –The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned US consumers on Tuesday to not eat romaine lettuce, as it may be contaminated with E. coli. Thirty-two people, including 13 who have been hospitalized, have been infected with the outbreak strain in 11 states, according to the CDC. One of the hospitalized people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially …

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Maui boys go viral with Olelo Bruno Mars rendition

Some things are just better in Hawai’i. The poke, weather, culture and now – Bruno Mars. Written by Kamaka Camarillo and Kawika Aspili, “E Pi’i Mai” takes a Hawaiian spin on the song “That’s What I Like” from Mars’ grammy award-winning album, 24K Magic. “The message we’d hope to send is to the next generations, to inspire them to continue …

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PWF spots its first humpback of the whale sighting season

It’s official…the first humpback whale sighting of the season is now in the books. The Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Explorer spotted the humpback Monday morning about 2.5 miles north of Molokini heading toward Ma’alaea harbor. Each winter about 12,000 humpbacks migrate to Hawaii to mate, give birth and care for their calves giving lucky onlookers a rare look at the …

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