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Public Safety Telecommunications Week Maui

The week of April 10 though 16, 2016 is Public Safety Telecommunications Week (Emergency Services Dispatchers). This week is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. The Maui Police Department thanks all the men and women across the Nation, State, and the County of Maui for their dedication, professionalism, hard work and service.

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Kaunakakai student leader attracts NextEra Energy support to ‘Cool Schools’ using Photovoltaic Technology

Last fall, Kaunakakai Elementary sixth-grader and Student Council President Leonahemaikekaimalie Crivello wanted to help in the effort to cool more classrooms at her school. A chance meeting with NextEra Energy Hawai‘i President Eric Gleason turned into an opportunity to accomplish her goal. “Leonahe shared with me that she was elected student council president on the promise that she would put …

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Ceremony Observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week to be Held Tuesday Evening

Mayor Alan Arakawa announced that a ceremony observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be held on the front lawn of the County building on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will include Stacy Evensen, State Director of Marsy’s Law for Hawaii, Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu and Stacey Moniz, Women Helping Women Executive Director. During the event a moment …

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Hawaii educators earn top awards for excellence in teaching World Languages

The Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT) has recognized two Hawaii teachers for their efforts in World Language study and teaching. Junko Agena from Aina Haina Elementary School was awarded the Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award for the Elementary category, and Jeenna Canche from Maui High School was given the inaugural Lynn Sandstedt Memorial Spanish Scholarship, which sponsors a study …

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Windy Conditions Close Molokai Landfill

Strong winds have forced the closure of the Molokai Landfill today. Workers said the windy conditions have caused safety concerns for the public and employees at the landfill. Weather permitting, the Molokai Landfill should reopen tomorrow (Thursday, April 7) at 8 a.m. The Department apologizes for this inconvenience and appreciates the community’s understanding and cooperation.

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), the four county police departments, and our private partner Toyota Hawaii, are working together on educating all of Hawaii’s roadway users about the dangers of distracted driving throughout National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. Increased enforcement of distracted driving laws combined with public education have proven to be an effective method to reduce …

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Hawaiian Electric Companies propose plan for modernizing electric grids

With the next generation of the energy grid, customers will have more information to control their electric bills. More renewable energy will be integrated, producing and delivering power will be more cost-efficient, and power outages will be restored faster. That’s the goal of the smart grid project – a core part of the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ overall modernization plans – …

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22 Reasons Maui Voted Best Island in the US

Conde Nast Traveler is a world class magazine, so it’s a pretty big deal that it voted Maui the Best Island in the U.S. in 2015.  The most impressive part? This is the 22nd straight year that Maui took the title!Travelers voted for Maui to put the oasis at the top of the charts not only for its stunning natural beauty …

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Department of Health to Hold Community Meetings on Imported Cases of Mosquito-Borne Viruses

The Maui County District Health Office and the County of Maui will be holding two community meetings regarding imported cases of mosquito-borne illness suspected to be the Zika virus. The meetings are scheduled as follows: Thursday, March 31, at Haiku Community Center Location: Hana Highway at Pilialoha Street, Haiku Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 6:00 …

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Additional Outdoor Warning Sirens Being Installed and Tested

The Maui County Civil Defense Agency today announced that new outdoor warning sirens have been installed at four more locations on Maui, with testing scheduled for this Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31, 2016. The testing is being conducted by Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), which coordinates the sirens throughout the state. Testing will be conducted on the following …

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