Breaking News

News

MPD Seeks Information in February 2018 Assault

Maui Police Department officials are requesting assistance in identifying a male involved in an assault incident at the Kihei Kalama Village (Triangle) at about 2 a.m. on Sunday February 4, 2018. According to authorities, a group of tourists visiting from the mainland were near the Tattoo Shop area after leaving the Lava Rock Bar and Grill, asking about any “after …

Read More »

DOH Streamlines TB testing Requirements

Traditional tuberculosis skin tests may no longer be necessary for many Hawai`i residents seeking TB clearance for employment, school, food handling or participation in other programs, as a result of new TB testing requirements. Following the recommendations of the majority of healthcare organizations, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Hawaii …

Read More »

Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced on Tuesday that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for a vacancy in the District Court of the Second Circuit (Maui), to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Keith E. Tanaka. The names submitted for this vacancy by the Judicial Selection Commission, in alphabetical order, are: William C. …

Read More »

Visitors Airlifted from Bamboo Forest Trail

At 12:32 p.m. on Monday, fire crews were dispatched to a male and female in their 30’s reported to be stranded by high stream waters at the Bamboo Forest Trail in East Maui. Paia firefighters were on scene at 1:07 p.m. and found the couple on the opposite side of the first stream crossing not far from the trailhead. The …

Read More »

AMR Announces Sale of Hawai`i Air Ambulance Transport

AMR has announced the sale of its inter-facility air ambulance transport business in Hawai`i and supporting assets to AIRMD, LLC, which does business as LifeTeam. The sale is currently scheduled to close on March 20, 2018. LifeTeam is an established air ambulance provider that currently operates the FAA certified aircraft used by AMR to provide air ambulance transports in Hawai`i. …

Read More »

Baldwin High School Reports On-Campus Drug Incident

Baldwin High School officials issued a letter, dated Friday, March 9, to parents following a “student misconduct” incident on Tuesday. According to Principal Catherine Kilborn, a student brought an over-the-counter substance in powder form, mixed it with water, and shared the drink with other students. Some of the students who ingested the liquid reportedly had adverse reactions, including nausea, vomiting, …

Read More »

Ten Paddlers Rescued from Swamped Double-Hulled Outrigger Canoe

At 5:09 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, firefighters received a distress call from a paddler on a double-hulled canoe that had swamped about a half-mile north of the Kahului Harbor entrance with 10 people on board. Firefighters on shore spotted the canoe and its crew outside the harbor entrance at 5:23 p.m. A rescue watercraft and the departments Air-1 …

Read More »

Tree Removal to Cause Closures at Haleakala National Park

A section of the Pīpīwai Trail, from the foot bridges to Waimoku Falls, in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakala National park, will be closed on Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13. The closure will allow staff to remove hazardous invasive trees along the trail. Park officials say the lower section of Pīpīwai Trail as well as Kūloa Point Trail …

Read More »

Hawai`i’s Unemployment Rate Sits at 2.1% in January

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Friday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 2.1 percent, the same as the benchmark-revised rate of 2.1 percent for December. Statewide, 668,700 were employed and 14,400 unemployed in January for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 683,050. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 …

Read More »

PetersenDean Roofing & Solar Acquires Haleakala Solar

PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the nation’s largest privately held solar and roofing company, has just acquired Hawaii-based Haleakala Solar. Founded in 1977, Haleakala Solar is Hawaii’s largest solar and battery installer. Haleakala Solar has been installing photovoltaic (PV) solar and water heating systems as well as battery storage solutions for more than 40 years and has completed more than 15,000 …

Read More »