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State DOT releases their Maui road work and lane closure notices to the public

The State of Hawaii Department Of Transportation would like to inform the public that road work has been scheduled to take place throughout the week starting March 25, 2017 to March 31, 2017 in the following areas listed below. Dates and times have also been listed below. Please plan your travel times accordingly and use extra care when driving in …

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DLNR announces the closure of Keanae Arboretum due to tree removal

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife will briefly close the Keanae Arboretum for two days, on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30, 2017.   This closure will allow a contractor to safely remove trees that recently fell across the trail within the arboretum. The arboretum will reopen on Friday March 31.   Please contact …

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The MFD Fire Commission releases annual 2016 evaluation of Fire Chief Jeff Murray

The Maui County Fire and Public Safety Commission has completed its annual performance evaluation of Fire Chief Jeffrey Murray for calendar year 2016. “The results of the Chief’s Performance Review were very favorable. The Commission supports Chief Murray, and his Administration, and is looking forward to another promising year, as he strives to provide the highest level of professionalism and …

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Capobianco sentenced to life in prison for murder of pregnant ex-girlfriend

Steven Capobianco stood before Second Circuit Judge Joe Cardoza on Friday afternoon to be sentenced for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Carly “Charli” Scott, who was last seen in February 2014. Capobianco was convicted on December 28, 2016, and was denied a new trial on March 6. In January the jury gave the judge latitude to sentence Capobianco to life …

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Waihe‘e Ridge Trail closes for final stage of improvements and observation platforms

The popular 2.5 mile Waihe‘e ridge trail that climbs the windward slope of the west Maui mountains is again closed through April 7 to allow completion of improvements for increased public safety through surface improvements, drainage upgrades, and vegetative management. The trail parcel is owned and operated by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and …

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Lyft Launches On Maui

Today Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., is launching on Maui bringing its affordable, reliable rides to the Valley Isle. The Maui launch is part of the company’s nationwide expansion to 25 new markets, which include Hawaii Island and Kauai. Lyft has been operating on Oahu since 2014. In the last three months, Lyft has launched in …

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Nakalele robbery suspect turns herself in, bail set at $39K

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at about 4:30 p.m., 19 year old Ashely Ramos of Lahaina turned herself in to police. Ramos was wanted in connection to a Robbery investigation that occurred on March 15, 2017 at Nakalele Point in Lahaina. Ramos was arrested and charged for the offense(s) of Robbery in the First Degree, Unauthorized Entry into a Motor …

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Lahaina RadioShack Among 500 Stores To Be Closed

RadioShack has announced the closing of more than 500 stores around the country. The company is closing 552 stores, including the one in Lahaina. According to the Radio Shack website, the Sprint Store at this location will remain open. That’s more than the 200 previously announced, according to a release from Radio Shack.

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HAWAII vs. TRUMP: Hawaii seeks conversion of the TRO into a preliminary injunction

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced yesterday that the state of Hawaii has moved to convert the temporary restraining order issued last week by Hawaii federal judge Derrick K. Watson in the travel ban case into a preliminary injunction. On March 15, 2017, Judge Watson issued a 43-page opinion enjoining the federal government nationwide from enforcing or implementing Sections 2 …

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