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Great Whale Count Concludes with 219 Spotted Off Maui

More than 430 volunteers gathered data from the shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i islands during the third and final event of the 2019 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count, and on Maui with the Great Whale Count by Pacific Whale Foundation. This is the first year that both counts are coordinated on the same days, ensuring …

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Humpback whale calf injured after vessel collision in south Maui waters

NOAA received a report of a vessel colliding with a humpback whale in south Maui waters on Wednesday. Personnel with NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary responded to the reported location and observed a live humpback calf that had injuries that were consistent with a vessel collision. The calf was accompanied by an adult humpback whale, which NOAA presumed …

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Legislator

As a mark of respect for the late Hawai‘i State Representative Jackie Young, Governor David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff on the day of Young’s memorial service – Sunday, March 31. The flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset at all state offices and …

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New Helicopter Medevac to Service Maui County

A new Emergency Medical Services helicopter will soon be providing enhanced 9-1-1 service for Maui, Molokai and Lanai. The helicopter will be dedicated Tuesday, April 2, at the Maui Memorial Medical Center helipad. “This is exciting news for Maui County residents and visitors, especially those located in our rural areas such as Kalaupapa, Hana and Lanai,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. …

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Maui Police Looking for Man Reported Missing

The Maui Police Department is looking for 66-year-old Timothy Sorensen who has been reported missing by his family. Sorensen is described as having gray hair and green eyes. He was last known to be homeless in the Kihei area, per MFD officials. Anyone with any information about this individual in asked to call Maui Police Department (808) 244-6400.  Anyone wishing …

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Monthly Siren and EAS Testing Scheduled for Monday

The monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, April 1, at 11:45 a.m. During this monthly test, all Statewide Outdoor Warning Sirens will sound a one-minute Attention Alert Signal (Steady Tone).  A simultaneous test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of …

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Maui Department of Transportation to hold ‘pop-up’ event Monday

The Maui County Department of Transportation will hold a “pop-up” event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center terminus. “We will be handing out surveys and answering riders’ questions,” said department Director Marc Takamori. “We’re striving to improve our customer service and increase ridership, so this is a great opportunity to get feedback …

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DOT Hosts Blessing Ceremony for Maui Harbor District Office Relocation Project

The Hawaii Department of Transportation, Harbors Division held a blessing ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the Harbors Maui District Office Relocation project. This work is part of the Harbors Division’s facility improvement projects planned throughout the commercial harbor system that will support the state’s economic growth and maritime industries. In 2012, HDOT Harbors Maui District conducted an assessment …

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MPD Searches for Suspect in Wailea Resort Utility Cart Theft

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a male suspected in the theft of a utility cart from the Wailea Resort on Monday, February 18 at about 1:20 p.m. Authorities say the cart was later found in the Maui Meadows subdivision. The male is described as 13 to 17-years-old with brownish/reddish colored hair, approximately 5-feet-2-inches to 5-feet-6-inches …

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Longhi’s Lahaina Announces Closure

Longhi’s has announced the closure of it’s Lahaina location. In a Facebook post on Tuesday the restaurant, which has operated in Lahaina for 43 years, thanked patrons. “We couldn’t have thanked you more for these 43 years, the memories that that we all hold will be with us forever,” the post read. “We could probably go on for a lifetime …

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