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New Kihei Charter School Campus Nears Completion

The new Kihei Charter School is nearing completion with final inspections and move in expected soon. Until now the rapidly expanding school which serves grades K-12 has held classes in a variety of locations throughout South Maui. When completed the new campus will bring the entire student body together. It is expected enroll between 650 to 700 students in the …

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Flight bound for Kahului from San Diego rerouted after warning light indication

According to a report by KITV Island News, a Hawaiian Airlines flight scheduled from San Diego, California to Kahului, Maui, was diverted to Oakland, California shortly after takeoff Monday morning, after a warning light indicated an engine problem. About 2-and-a-half hours after takeoff, the plane landed safely at Oakland International Airport, with 178 passengers and seven crew-members on-board. passengers were …

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Storm Water Runoff Prompts Brown Water Advisory Near Honokohau

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued from Honokohau to Pohaku Beach Park on Maui. Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not …

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Coast Guard Seeks Public’s Help Identifying Canoe Owner Near Makena

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned, adrift canoe found approximately 1.5 miles off Makena Beach, Maui, Sunday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Maui launched to search the area. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp lookout for signs of …

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UPDATE: Traffic Accident Closes Honoapi’ilani Highway

Honoapi’ilani Highway at mile-marker 14 near Ukumehame is closed to traffic in both directions Thursday night due to a motor vehicle accident. Emergency crews remain are at the scene. Maui Police Department advised of the closure just before 11:30 p.m., noting that motorists should expect prolonged delays as police investigate. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Police Warn Against Phone Scam

The Maui Police Department is warning the public about a recent phone scam. A resident in Lahaina reported receiving a phone call from an unknown male selling Google play cards. While the resident was on the phone they received another call from a female threatening to call the police if they didn’t comply. MPD officials say the caller i.d. showed …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment Rate at 2.2 Percent in September

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 2.2 percent compared to 2.1 percent in June through August. Statewide, 671,750 were employed and 15,050 unemployed in September for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 686,800. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in September, …

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DOE Seeks More Local Farmers, Vendors to Supply Fresh Produce for Student Meals

The Hawai‘i State Department of Education is seeking more local farmers and vendors to supply fresh produce for student meals on their island, with an emphasis on locally grown fruits and vegetables. This is part of the Department’s efforts to introduce fresh, locally grown products in student meals through its ‘Aina Pono programs, including Farm to School and Harvest of …

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Maui Fire Department’s 34th Recruit Class Graduates

At a luncheon ceremony, on Friday, September 28, the Department of Fire & Public Safety celebrated the graduation of its 34th firefighter recruit class at the Café Olei Restaurant located in the Dunes Maui Lani Clubhouse. Twenty-three firefighters graduated from the Maui Fire Department’s 26-week recruit training program. Maui Fire Department’s training program, also includes firefighter recruits for the State …

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Accident Closes Southbound Lanes Near Lipoa Ave. in Kihei

Pi’ilani Highway’s southbound lanes are temporarily closed at Lipoa Avenue in Kihei due to a motor vehicle collision. Motorists should use an alternate route while police investigate. Initial reports indicated that a police motorcycle was struck and emergency services are on the scene. This post will be updated as more information becomes available. Live Traffic Map- CLICK HERE.

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