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Cosmo Prof Employees Allegedly at Gunpoint

An investigation is underway into an alleged armed robbery in Kahului this morning. Maui Police Department reports that employees of Cosmo Prof reported being robbed at gunpoint by two males in hoods at about 10:34 a.m. According to Police information, the males tied up the employees and took cash and property before fleeing in a truck. Employees of Cosmo Prof …

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Closed Season for Lobster and Kona Crab Nears

The close of ula (spiny lobster), ula papapa (slipper lobster) and Kona crab season is nearing. Closed season runs from May 1 through the end of August and during that time it’s illegal to take, possess, or sell these shellfish. “These rules are in place to protect lobsters and Kona crabs during the summer months, which are the peak of their …

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Maui Hospitals Transer Fund Included in State Budget

In approving a state budget bill Monday, lawmakers provided funds for the transfer of operations of three state run Maui County hospitals to private sector service provider Kaiser Permanente. House and Senate conferees earmarked about $73 million for operations of the Maui Health System, funds for employee separation benefits and Capital Improvement Projects. House Speaker Joseph Souki and the Maui …

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DOCARE Seeks New Recruits

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement is recruiting candidates to fill approximately 25 positions for Conservation Resources Enforcement Officers II, III, and IV. “We’re recruiting for field to supervisory positions on all islands and encourage men and women already working in law enforcement to visit the State jobs website to learn more about these positions,” said DOCARE Enforcement …

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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder

Maui Police Department is investigating an attempted murder following the arrest of a 55-year-old man on Friday. The man, identified as Mark Becker, has no local address. MPD sought Becker for his connection to an incident where he allegedly used his van to intentionally run over a 47-year-old male on April 2. According to Lieutenant Gregg Okamoto, the victim was …

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Conference Committee Approves Proposed State Budget

House and Senate conferees met today to approve a final version of HB100 HD1 SD1, the state budget bill covering fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The committee agreed on funding for pesticide regulation and studies and three Department of Agriculture positions for pesticides compliance; special funds for an enhanced 911 dispatch software upgrade; general funds for the Hawaii Promise Program to …

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Hawaiian Airlines Seeks Japanese and Korean Speaking Flight Attendants

Hawaiian Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier for service between Japan and Hawai‘i, is seeking candidates who speak Japanese or Korean for flight attendant positions as the airline continues to grow internationally with a focus on Asia. “Our Hawaiian Airlines family has enjoyed introducing our warm and authentic island hospitality to an increasing number of guests from Japan, South Korea and …

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MPD Promotes Pladera as Molokai Patrol District Captain

Jeraul Pladera was recently promoted to the rank of Captain and was assigned to the Molokai Patrol District. His new post was effective April 1. Captain Pladera has been a police officer for over 24 years and started his career with the Maui Police Department in 1994. His past assignments include the Wailuku, Lahaina, Kihei and Molokai Patrol Districts. In addition, …

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Fork and Salad demonstrate updated washing techniques

UPDATE: The Hawai’i Dept. of Health has released new guidelines on produce washing specifically in reference to Rat Lungworm Disease. Chefs Travis Morrin and Jaron Blosser show you how they’re implementing the updated techniques at Fork & Salad. Learn more and get DOH links in our latest blog:http://forkandsaladmaui.com/update-addressing-rat-lungworm…/

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Hiker Medevaced from West Maui Trail, Friday

At 2:33 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, firefighters responded to the Ohai Loop Trail, near Nakalele Point on Kahekili Highway for a hiker experiencing a medical emergency. Firefighters and paramedics from Napili arrived at the trailhead at around 3:00 p.m. and hiked down the trail on the makai side of Kahekili highway to reach the person. The hiker, a …

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