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UPDATE: All customers restored after metallic balloon causes outage

Maui Electric Company would like to inform the public that all customers are restored after a metallic balloon came across electrical lines along Wakea Avenue. When the balloon made contact with the lines it caused the electrical frequency on the system to drop suddenly and caused a “load shed” or when various parts of the island automatically experience an outage …

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Big Island quake: What you need to know about potential tsunami threats

5:33am… and the earth moved just off the Big Island. At essentially the same time.. Computer screens lit up at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Scientists have critical decisions to make. Is it big enough to cause damage? Could it cause a tsunami? “They see this information available. They use their judgment and when the perimeters look good enough the …

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Successful rescue for Coast Guard aircrew off Molokai

The Coast Guard rescued a mariner in distress near the Kalaupapa Lighthouse off Molokai early Friday morning, less than 12 hours after rescuing six boaters from a grounded sailing vessel off Oahu. A Coast Guard MH-65 dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point safely hoisted the 52-year-old man from his homemade 22-foot fiberglass vessel the Harmony B. “We are …

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POLLWatch: Do some rocks in Hawaii have sacred meaning?

This morning on a local TV network, Mayor Alan Arakawa said, ‘No such thing’ as sacred rocks when speaking about the flood clean-up efforts in Iao Valley. We want to know what you think. Do you agree with the Mayor? Disclaimer: MAUIWatch.com online polls are not intended to be a scientific sample of local or national opinion. Instead, they are …

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Maui residents woken by early morning quake

An earthquake occurred this morning at about 5:34 AM, approximately 55.5 miles SSE off Kihei.  The magnitude 4.5 earthquake registered just offshore from Kawaihae on the Big Island.   EVALUATION NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. HOWEVER, SOME AREAS MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED SHAKING.

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FDNY Honorary Fire Fighter Trucker Dukes in Hospice Care at Home

After more than 2 years of cancer treatment, Maui three-year-old Trucker Dukes is enrolled in hospice care for pain management due to pain from Neuroblastoma. “We have officially enrolled him in hospice to help with the pain,” said Trucker’s mom Shauna Dukes. “Please know that we are not giving up. We are still consulting with integrative medicine doctors, treating him …

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MANAOLA pops-up on Maui

From Disney’s Moana Aulii Cravalho, Irie Love, Kimie Miner, recent Grammy winner Kalani Pe’a are just a few wearing MANAOLA… Hawaiians from around the globe have been sporting locally inspired, designed and crafted looks by MANAOLA. The lifestyle brand, created by Manaola Yap, launched in the Spring of 2014 and has reached international notoriety for one-of-a-kind, unique, “sacred” geometric prints that resonate …

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North Shore Pushes Back Hard Against Proposed Development

WOW, that was some meeting in Paia last night! At its height, there were between 400 to 500 people present packed into the Paia Community Center. They were there young and old, seated on folding chairs, packed three deep standing against the walls, hanging through the windows, jammed into the entrances, mingling on the outside walkways, holding signs along the …

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Texas Man Guilty of Interference with Maui Bound Flight Crew

A federal jury found William Clark Turner, 53, of Kemp, Texas, guilty of one count of interference with a flight attendant. The verdict followed a four-day jury trial. Sentencing is scheduled for June 5, 2017, before Senior District Judge Susan Oki Mollway. Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney, said that according to information produced in court, on March 14, 2016, …

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