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24 Year Old Woman Airlifted after Fall at Jaws Surfbreak

At 12:39 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, firefighters airlifted a woman that had fallen down a steep cliff area overlooking the famed “Jaws” surfbreak in Peahi. The fire department’s Air-1 helicopter found the woman at the bottom of a steep 40 foot slope just below the lookout area to the “Jaws” surfbreak. Rescue personnel secured the woman into a …

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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 April 22, 2017 to April 28, 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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Brown Water Advisory Issued for Honokahua Bay

A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for Honokahua Bay due to heavy rains. 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 all waters may be affected, however if the water is brown stay …

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More Than 1,000 Maui Residents Show Up For Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Last Stop On Statewide Town Hall Tour

At the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Castle Theater last night, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) hosted her seventh Town Hall to an audience of more than 1,000 Maui residents, making it the largest of the crowds to gather for a stop on the congresswoman’s statewide tour between April 11-20. In total, more than 3,500 constituents from Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, …

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Haleakala National Park cuts back on tour company contracts

Hawaii park officials have announced that starting in 2018 only four companies will be allowed to bring vehicle-based tours into Haleakala National Park. The Maui News reports the Tuesday announcement stated Haleakala EcoTours, Polynesian Adventure Tours, Skyline Eco Adventures and Valley Isle Excursions were awarded 10-year contracts to operate in the park. This year, there are 16 tour companies that …

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Hiker Airlifted by Fire Rescue After Slip

On Wednesday, fire rescue crews airlifted a female hiker from the Bamboo Forest Trail in Kailua. Paia firefighters received the call at 5:04 p.m. that a woman was not able to walk after she slipped on wet rocks and injured her ankle near the third waterfall on the Bamboo Forest Trail. Because of rugged terrain, the fire department’s Air 1 …

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Shut Down: Access to Sunflowers Not Allowed

Maui’s interest in Pacific Biodiesel’s blooming sunflowers have been overwhelming. The company, which is responsible for this new island attraction, released a statement via Facebook that delivered the news that access and parking near the farm is now prohibited. Hundreds of people, local and tourist alike, visited the farm, which subsequently dominated social media feeds for days. “We are proud …

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Recent Power Outages Caused by Heavy Equipment

With two outages in two days caused by operators of heavy equipment bringing down overhead power lines, Maui Electric urges customers to use caution when working near overhead and underground power lines. On Tuesday, around 12:20 p.m., 286 customers on Moloka‘i experienced a power outage when a truck snagged utility lines, bringing down a utility pole and overhead lines near …

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UPDATE: Power Restored in Wailuku, Waiehu, Waihee

***Updated at 9:17 a.m.*** Maui Electric Company officials say that service to customers in Wailuku, Wiaehu, and Waihee areas has been restored. The outage was the result of a heavy construction equipment operator making contact and brining down a portion of overhead lines in Wailuku.  ***Original post*** Maui Electric Company announced just after 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday that customers in …

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Maui Electric to Reopen Molokai Office

Maui Electric Company will reopen its Moloka‘i Customer Service Office to accept walk-in bill payments starting Tuesday, April 25. The office will be open on Tuesdays, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., excluding holidays. The Moloka’i Office is located on 32A Ulili St in Kaunakakai. “We appreciate the feedback from the Moloka‘i community about the need to have an in-person …

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