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USCG Assists Disabled, Adrift Vessel off Kahului

The United States Coast Guard successfully assisted the crew of the 25-foot pleasure craft Nohuli, safely towing the vessel back to shore after it became disabled and adrift approximately 17 miles north of Kahului on Sunday.  A 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcew from Coast Guard Station Maui launched to assist the vessel due to a health condition of one of the passengers, impending sunset and …

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Maui Health Systems Announces Inaugural Board

Maui Health System has announced the nine directors of its inaugural board. Honoring its mission to provide care for all on Maui and Lanai, the board represents a balance of community members and healthcare leaders, according to Maui Health System. The board will oversee the quality of patient care, the organization’s financial health, and support the organization’s mission. “We are …

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Governor Ige Convenes Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative

Hawaiʻi currently ranks 43rd in the nation in drug overdose deaths. The rank has remained steady over the past six years, even though drug overdose rates continue to rise across the nation. Drug overdose remains the leading form of injury-related deaths for Hawaiʻi residents. It currently accounts for 23 percent of all fatal injuries, according to the Department of Health’s …

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Mayor’s Office Honors ‘Go Pink!’ T-Shirt Contest Winners

On Tuesday, winners from this year’s Go Pink! t-shirt design contest for the Maui Fire Department and Maui Police Department were recognized during a ceremony at the Mayor’s office. Officer Kamuela Mawae won from MPD and Fire Fighter Mike Neubauer won from MFD. Entries were submitted from both departments and were voted on by the public. Both designs will be …

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Maui County Recognized for Performance Management Leadership

The International City/County Management Association has recognized Maui County for its data-driven management and reporting efforts with a Certificate of Achievement in Performance Management. “Performance management is a bedrock principle of professional local government management,” ICMA Executive Director Marc A. Ott said. “By recognizing these leaders, ICMA hopes to encourage others to make a commitment to collect and analyze data, …

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The Grand Wailea invites you to ‘Fire it Up’ this Saturday

The Chefs of Grand Wailea ignite for the first annual Fire it Up! event this Saturday, July 8, from 5 – 9pm. Join them beachside as celebrity chefs and pitmasters cook at 10 live-fire food stations and enjoy a tastefully curated selection of wine, beer & bourbon. Fire it Up! is a family-friendly event. Tickets are available for $150 a …

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Over $27K Raised by Kahului Kiwanis for MMC Pediatrics

The Kiwanis Club of Kahului’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament held on June 11, raised $27,210 for the Pediatrics Department at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The tournament was hosted by Makena Golf & Beach Club, so 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the hospital. “Community support is vital to our hospital,” said Lisa Varde, MMMC Foundation Executive Director. “As the …

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DOH Highlighting Senior Fall Prevention

Fall-related injuries and fatalities among Hawai`i’s seniors have reached alarming levels. On average in Hawai’i, 94 seniors die each year from fall-related injuries, 1,940 are hospitalized and 8,050 are taken to emergency rooms, according to the Hawai`i State Department of Heath. DOH statistics from the Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention Branch show that falls disproportionately affect the elderly and that …

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DLNR Launches New App to Aid Reporting

Last weekend a man sent the Department of Land and Natural Resources Chair Suzanne Case photographs of two hammerhead sharks, left dead near the He‘eia Small Boat Harbor on Windward O‘ahu. It’s impossible to determine how they died.  Were they hooked and discarded?  Were they caught up in a net?  Did someone kill them illegally?  This is exactly the kind …

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UPDATE: Flood Advisory Canceled

***Updated at 6:09  p.m.*** The Flood Advisory has been canceled. ***Original story posted 4:51 p.m.*** The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the island of Maui until 7:30 p.m. At 4:33 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain over Kihei and extending into the upcountry area around Kula. Rain was falling at a rate of up to …

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