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Hokoana Recommended New University of Hawaii Maui College Chancellor

Lui Hokoana has been recommended to the Board of Regents to be the University of Hawai‘i Maui College’s chancellor. The selection of the next chancellor for UH Maui College is subject to final approval by the full Board of Regents at its next meeting on October 16, 2014. Lui K. Hokoana started his higher education career at the University of …

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Police ask for assistance with Waiehu Golf Course Break-in

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance: Sometime between 09/24/2014 at 1:30 p.m. and 09/25/2014 at 4:00 a.m., unknown offender(s) cut the fence door of the maintenance storage unit of the Waiehu Golf Course. The offender(s) entered the storage unit and stole a red, 1999 Toro Workman utility cart. During their escape, the offender(s) drove through the golf course fence …

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Scrap metal fire burns 3/4 acres at Hammerhead Metals

Fire Companies from Kahului , Wailea , and Wailuku, responded to 2000 Mokulele Highway for a call that came in as a rubbish bin fire. Crews arrived at Hammerhead Metals and found about 3/4 acres of scrap metal involved in fire which also spread to approximately a 1/4 acre of brush. The brush fire was quickly brought under control and …

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Adult Correction Officer Recruitment Ends Today

The Department of Public Safety is looking to fill Adult Correction Officer (ACO) vacancies on Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai and Maui. The recruitment opened in late September on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) jobseekers webpage and will end Saturday, October 11 at midnight. There is still time to apply! To qualify, you must meet all of the requirements …

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Two unrelated abuse cases out of Lanai lead to arrest

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, at about 2:04 P.M., Blair BOUCHER (45 year old female from lanai) got into a heated argument while intoxicated, with the victim; who is her 92 year old grandmother. The argument turned physical when BOUCHER pushed her grandmother within the residence causing injuries. The victim was transported to the Lanai Hospital where she was treated …

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New Anti-GMO PAC Forms After Biotech Group Spends $820,000 on TV Ads

More than a month after the launch of an expensive TV campaign to persuade voters to reject a Maui County ballot initiative to temporarily ban genetically engineered crops, the Hawaii Center for Food Safety has formed a new group called the Coalition for Safer, Healthier Maui to campaign in favor of the measure. The group, which is made up of …

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Police seeking the public’s help in identifying male suspect in Kihei

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance: On Friday, September 5th, 2014 between 11:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. a male suspect unlawfully entered a Kihei residence and stole items from within. Among the items stolen were credit cards. The suspect utilized the credit cards on a shopping spree in the Kihei area. MPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying …

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FBI renews efforts to locate missing sisters from Mariana Islands

Vida G. Bottom, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Honolulu Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is seeking the public’s help in providing information regarding missing children Faloma and Maleina Luhk, who disappeared from the U.S. territory of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands on May 25, 2011. The girls were ages 10 and 9 at the time of their …

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Transformer fire on Wakea Ave causes Central Maui outages

Around 9:40 this morning, reports of power outages through out central Maui were being reported as traffic signals at major intersections tied up morning traffic. MECO crews are currently working on gradual restoration of power to affected customers in Wailuku and Kahului. UPDATE: At approximately 9:40 a.m., an estimated 11,000 customers lost power in parts of Kahului, Wailuku, Waiehu, Waikapu, …

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Wailuku Water Company to release water in ‘Iao Stream

On Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at 9 a.m., Wailuku Water Company will begin releasing 10 million gallons of water per day into ʻIao Stream pursuant to the April 2014 Settlement Agreement in the Na Wai ‘Eha Contested Case. The Agreement involved Hui o Na Wai ‘Eha, Maui Tomorrow Foundation, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company, Wailuku …

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