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Motorcyclist dies in crash near Paia Community Center

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at approximately 11:47 a.m., a fatal Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Hana Highway near Lae Place in Paia. The collision occurred as a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling south on Hana Highway (36) when the operator braked suddenly behind a 2001 Nissan pick-up truck stopped in traffic. The operator of the motorcycle was ejected and …

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UPDATE: Motorcycle Accident Closes Portion of Hana Highway in Paia

UPDATE: At 2:51 PM, officials have reopened the road. Latest details: CLICK HERE. A vehicle accident has closed a portion of Hana Highway. The accident reportedly involved a vehicle and motorcycle in the area fronting Paia Community Center. First responders arrived on scene just after 12 p.m. and the area between Baldwin Avenue and Lae Place in Paia remains closed. …

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“King Tides” could eventually become the norm, researchers say

As expected, a new wave of King Tides rolled in across the state Friday. For some, it’s a moment they’re hoping to capture, but for others, it’s a time to try and catch the perfect wave. King tides happen when there is alignment of the gravitational pull between sun and moon. Friday’s tides peaked at more than 2.5 feet and that was …

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Gov. Ige Identifies Veto List

Governor David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of the 15 bills that are listed on his Intent to Veto list. The Hawai‘i State Constitution requires the governor to notify the Legislature of the bills he intends to veto by June 26. On July 11, any measure that the governor has not signed or vetoed will become law. …

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Manele Bay Harbor Renovations Begin Monday

A capital improvement project for the Department of Land and Natrual Resource Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation’s  Manele Small Boat Harbor is scheduled to begin on June 26. The project will include the removal of 11 existing wooden finger piers and installation of new aluminum framed finger piers with slip resistant fiber reinforced plastic decking, plastic lumber fendering, and …

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DOT Lane Closures: June 24 – June 30

The State of Hawaii Department Of Transportation has released its lane closure list for June 24 through June 30. Motorists should anticipate the closures in areas they are traveling and use caution when driving in road construction zones. Hana Highway Alternating lane closures on Hana Highway will take place in both directions between mile marker 14 and mile marker 15 …

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UPDATE: Power Restored in East Maui

***Updated at 5:22 p.m.*** Electrical service has been restored to all customers on the West side of Maui, according to Maui Electric Company. ***Original story posted at 2:20 p.m.*** A power outage affecting the entire west-side of the island has caused a disturbance in traffic light signals. Maui Police Department reports that traffic lights are out from Launiopoko to Napili. …

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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Website Launches

Attorney General Doug Chin and the State of Hawaii’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Multi-Disciplinary Team has announced the launch of a new website under Project Mālama Kākou. Project Mālama Kākou was created as a result of Act 207 (2016), which brought together a statewide multidisciplinary team of victim service providers, crime lab personnel, police officials, and prosecutors to comprehensively reform …

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Coast Guard suspends search for missing Celebration solo-sailor in South Pacific

The Coast Guard suspended the active search Thursday for a solo-sailor aboard the 36-foot sailing vessel Celebration last reported 1,800 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Richard Carr, 71, remains missing. “Mr. Carr had a deep passion for sailing and was on a very long and arduous voyage,” said Capt. Robert Hendrickson, chief of response, Coast Guard 14th District. “Our thanks …

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Governor signs heat abatement bill to expedite cooling public school classrooms

Gov. David Ige signed HB 957 (Act 57) – authorizing the Department of Education to borrow money, interest-free, from the Hawai‘i Green Infrastructure Loan Program for heat abatement measures in Hawai‘i’s public school classrooms. This will expedite the cooling of classrooms across the state while decreasing energy usage and electricity costs. “I ordered the cooling of 1,000 public school classrooms …

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