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East Maui Water Watch Reminder

Reminder: The A&B application for an additional 30-year water lease for East Maui water from streams in Nahiku, Keanae and Huelo will have two public meetings hosted by the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). They are: Tomorrow night, Wed., Feb 22 at the Maui Electric Meeting Room in Kahului from 5-7pm (210 Kamehameha Ave). A 2nd public …

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West Maui fire fighters respond to two brush fires

At 4:50 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2017, firefighters responded to multiple reports of a brush fire near the Lahainaluna High School. Lahaina fire crews arrived at 5:05 p.m. and found a 300 foot long area of grass on fire just above the high school. A water tanker from Lahaina, and an engine company from Napili helped to bring the …

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UPDATE: Inmate Capobianco thwarted from attempting to bring drugs into MCCC

On Sunday, February 19, 2017 at about 7 p.m., a 49 year old female attempted to pass suspected illegal narcotics to 27 year old Steven Capobianco during a visitation at the Maui Community Correctional Center (M.C.C.C.) where Steven is currently being held. The female was unsuccessful and both were taken into custody. Steven Capobianco and the female were arrested for …

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UPDATE: All customers restored after metallic balloon causes outage

Maui Electric Company would like to inform the public that all customers are restored after a metallic balloon came across electrical lines along Wakea Avenue. When the balloon made contact with the lines it caused the electrical frequency on the system to drop suddenly and caused a “load shed” or when various parts of the island automatically experience an outage …

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Big Island quake: What you need to know about potential tsunami threats

5:33am… and the earth moved just off the Big Island. At essentially the same time.. Computer screens lit up at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Scientists have critical decisions to make. Is it big enough to cause damage? Could it cause a tsunami? “They see this information available. They use their judgment and when the perimeters look good enough the …

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Successful rescue for Coast Guard aircrew off Molokai

The Coast Guard rescued a mariner in distress near the Kalaupapa Lighthouse off Molokai early Friday morning, less than 12 hours after rescuing six boaters from a grounded sailing vessel off Oahu. A Coast Guard MH-65 dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point safely hoisted the 52-year-old man from his homemade 22-foot fiberglass vessel the Harmony B. “We are …

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Hawaiian Airlines to waive change fees for customers traveling in California due to adverse weather

Hawaiian Airlines will waive reservation change fees and differences in fares for customers traveling on its California flights through tomorrow due to adverse weather forecasted for the region. Effective immediately, guests holding tickets for travel on Hawaiian Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines codeshare flights to/from/via Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose today and tomorrow will be …

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Jeanne Skog stepping down as President & CEO of MEDB

Jeanne Unemori Skog announced today that she will be stepping down as President & CEO of Maui Economic Development Board at the end of June 2017. Leslie Wilkins, MEDB’s current Vice President, will succeed her. Ned Davis, Chair of MEDB’s Board of Directors expressed the Board’s appreciation, “We owe Jeanne Skog a great debt of gratitude for her 33 years …

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Injured Visitor Airlifted from Commando Hike

At 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017, fire crews responded to the Commando Hike near mile marker 6 of the Hana Highway, for a male injured after he jumped from a waterfall and was not able to move. At 3:36 p.m. firefighters met with the victim’s friends at the trailhead on Hana Highway. They learned that the victim was stranded …

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