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Brown Water Advisory Issued for Kakahaia Wildlife Refuge Area

A Brown Water Advisory is being issued for the area around Kakahaia Wildlife Refuge near Kaunakakai, Molokai, due to heavy rains. The public is advised by the Department of Health 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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Changing Course: Maui News nixes plan for USPS delivery

In a move scheduled to take place next month, the Maui News announced in another front page announcement in today’s paper that it will rescind its recent decision to switch from home delivery to the United States Postal Services (USPS). What does this mean? Carrier home delivery of the paper STAYS. In the announcement, Publisher Joe Brandley said, “We have …

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Judge Loo orders man to write nice things about ex-girlfriend

A Maui judge has handed down an unorthodox sentence to a man who pleaded no contest to violating his ex-girlfriend’s protection order. Judge Rhonda Loo ordered Daren Young on Friday to write 144 compliments about his ex-girlfriend, in response to the 144 “nasty” text messages and calls that he is accused of sending her. Loo told Young he is not …

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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 7.0 quake hits near New Caledonia

At 2:42 pm, a large earthquake has occurred near the Loyalty Islands Southeast of New Caledonia, but there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The quake measured at a magnitude of 7.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. However, officials at the PTWC said it did not generate a tsunami.

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Hawaiian Airlines recruiting at Kahului Airport

Hawaiian Airlines is seeking up to 70 candidates for customer and ramp service contract positions at Kahului Airport on Maui. Contract workers serve as Hawaiian Airlines employees who provide services to other airlines. Customer service agents are responsible for checking in and boarding passengers, cleaning aircraft, and handling baggage, cargo and mail. Ramp service employees load and unload cargo and …

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Isle residents march for a better future, as Moloka’i Ranch goes up for sale

Moloka’i Ranch, the island’s largest land owner, was recently put up for sale. Now, the community wants to attract the right buyer. They claim previous owners made disastrous decisions affecting the entire island. They’re hoping to work with the new owner to guide the future of Moloka’i. Saturday’s march from the airport to Mauna Loa Elementary was organized to raise …

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Flooding forces closure of Baldwin Beach Park in Paia

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that Baldwin Beach Park has been closed until further notice, due to heavy flooding in parking areas caused by high surf. DPR thanks the public for its patience during the closure. Questions may be directed to DPR at ph. 270-7383. For general Parks information, visit www.mauicounty.gov/parks.

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Public Asked Not to Use Piilani Highway Near Kalepa Point

The Department of Public Works would like to remind all residents and visitors that Piilani Highway near Kalepa Point is closed due to safety reasons. The department has become aware that tourists and residents have been moving the countys’ “Road Closed” signs so they can pass through the area. The road has been closed since a landslide blocked it during …

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Police: Report of domestic violence yields drugs, pistols

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at about 11:00 a.m., officers from the Lahaina Patrol Division responded to the Kaanapali Beach Hotel in Kaanapali for a possible domestic violence report involving a juvenile female in a room. Through investigation, officers determined that the room was rented by 46 year old James Shamblin, who had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. Officers …

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Rescue Crews Recover Drowning Victim in East Maui

At 1:21 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, emergency crews in Hana responded to Nahiku Landing in East Maui, for a person reported to be in trouble in the ocean. Hana crews arrived at 1:51 p.m. and found a male floating face-down in the water 50 feet from shore. Firefighters brought the man back to shore, but because of the …

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