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Police Search for Missing Lahaina Man After He Failed to Return Home

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 24-year-old Justin Sadang of Lahaina. Justin was last seen on 05/19/17 at about 5 p.m. at his residence. He was reported missing on 05/20/17 when he failed to return home as usual. Justin Is described as 5’8″ tall, weighing 180 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. He was last …

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Beware of Scammers Who Claim a Friend has been in an Accident

AARP Hawaii has learned of recent incidents of a caller claiming to be an Emergency Medical Technician telling potential victims that a friend had been in an accident on Maui. The “paramedic” put an angry “dad” on the phone while he tended to the wounded. The “dad” demanded money to pay for medical bills for his son, who had been …

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MMMC Leads State in Heart and Stroke Quality Achievement Awards

Maui Memorial Medical Center has earned the highly-distinguished Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. The awards recognize Maui Memorial Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of heart failure and stroke care by ensuring that these patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards …

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Board of Education selects next Superintendent

The State of Hawaii Board of Education (BOE) is pleased to announce it has selected Christina Kishimoto, Ph.D. as the incoming Superintendent to lead the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). After a rigorous search process that spanned several months and 92 applicants, the BOE interviewed two final candidates on May 11, 2017 before making its decision. “Because both finalists …

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Police announce upcoming Enforcement Campaign

From May 22 to June 4, 2017, the Maui Police Department will be participating in the national “Click-It-Or-Ticket” Campaign. Members of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section along with assistance from patrol officers will be conducting a two-week operation targeting seat belt violations. The primary goal of the operation is to ensure the safety of all occupants of vehicles on …

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DOH: ‘Don’t Let Your Kids Drink from the Hose’

With the concern of rat lungworm making headlines around the state and nation, the Department of Health has issued warnings about the potential of snails and slugs lurking in unsuspected places like garden hoses. A Facebook post by the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division on Thursday highlights the concern. “Rat lungworm is a disease transmitted by consuming the larval stage …

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Kayaker rescued after being stranded overnight off Nahiku

On Tuesday morning, May 9, 2017, firefighters rescued a male kayaker that had been stranded overnight on a remote shoreline in the Nahiku area of East Maui. Hana firefighters received the call at 6:36 a.m. that someone was flashing a light to signal for help about a quarter-mile west of Nahiku Landing. Firefighters arrived at 7:10 a.m. and spotted a …

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Kula Association to host first Kaiser Hospital transition presentation

Understanding some of the significant health care changes that are taking place on Maui will be the subject of the Kula Community Association’s meeting at 7pm this Wednesday, May 17 at the Kula Community Center. Beginning at 6:30 pm the usual great refreshments will be available with an opportunity to meet with your neighbors. All members of the Maui community …

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Emergency East Maui Well Gets Final Approval For Permanent Use

The Hawaii State Department of Health Safe Drinking Water Branch has granted final approval in designation of the new Wakiu Well C as a permanent water source. As background, Wakiu Well C was already developed and scheduled to open, pending completion of the DOH New Source approval process. However, due to pumping issues and low pressure being experienced with the …

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