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Community Voices: Human Casualties at the Legislature

Our legislature this year has had several casualties. We expect quite a few bills to be tossed aside during the legislative process. However, in recent years we have had more than the average number of human casualties, the most recent being Speaker of the House Joe Souki and Senate Ways and Means Chair Jill Tokuda. The casualties in this legislature …

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Lahaina Woman Found Unresponsive in Waters off Lahaina Friday Night

At 8:01 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, firefighters and police officers were called for a missing 70-year-old Lahaina woman who did not return home after going to Baby Beach in Lahaina with two young children. At 8:01 p.m., Lahaina firefighters met with family members at the public access to Baby Beach on Kai Pali Place. They were informed that …

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Police arrest Wailea man for credit card theft and forgery

Sometime in May 2017, Detectives with the Maui Police Department Criminal Investigation Division began investigating 33 year old Adam Nettlefold, an Australian national who was living in Wailea. Detectives had received information that Nettlefold was using a false identity and was involved in financial and identity crimes. On May 22, 2017, search warrants were executed at Nettlefold’s residence in Wailea. …

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CPHC: 5-8 Tropical Cyclones Potentially Expected

NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center today announced that climate conditions point to a near- to above-normal hurricane season in the Central Pacific basin this year. For 2017, the outlook calls for a 40% chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 20 percent chance of a below-normal season, with 5 to 8 tropical …

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Vehicle and Male Victim Found 100 Feet below Nakalele Cliff

On Monday afternoon, May 22, 2017, firefighters recovered the body of a man from a vehicle that was found resting at the bottom of a cliff near mile marker 38 on Kahekili Highway in West Maui. Firefighters received the call at 4:50 p.m. that an opihi picker came across a vehicle with a body inside. The person believed the vehicle …

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Sending children to preschool also means a serious dent to parent’s pockets

Parents swarmed the New Baby Expo (Oahu) Sunday morning. Although some of their kids aren’t even walking yet. There’s a reason they’re already planning ahead to pick a preschool for their children. Sending kids to preschool means serious dents to parent’s pocketbooks. “I’ve been looking around for my daughter. Right now, the cheapest in our area has been $800 a …

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Polystyrene ban goes into effect for Maui County in 2019

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is all for using biodegradable containers. But have you ever put one of those on your lap? “Some of our customers complained that it’s hot that it kind of burns them,” says Bryan Andaya, chief operating officer and vice president L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. Watch what happens when Chief Operating Officer Bryan Andaya puts a beef stew plate …

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