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Maui’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Meetings Set

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation, will be holding public informational meetings to discuss the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for fiscal years 2019-2022 (+2) for Maui County. DOT officials are encouraging the public to participate in these meetings as the comments will help guide the finalization of the STIP. Meetings for other parts of the state will be held in …

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UPDATE: Haleakala National Park to Fully Reopen Tuesday

Updated at 9 p.m. Haleakala National Park officials say the all clear to reopen the park and all visitor services in time for sunrise viewing on Tuesday, January 23 has been granted. All visitors must have a current sunrise reservation to enter the park between 3am and 7am. Sunrise reservations can only be made in advance, online, at recreation.gov. Original …

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California Visitor Pulled from South Maui Waters Saturday

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at 6:22 p.m., emergency crews in South Maui responded to Kamaole Beach Park III for an unresponsive male pulled from the ocean. Firefighters arrived at 6:26 p.m. and found bystanders on the beach performing CPR on a male victim. Fire crews and paramedics continued life-saving measures, however, despite all efforts the man could not be …

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Postage Rates Increase in 2018

Beginning Sunday, the United States Postal Service  will implement new postage rates for several mailing and shipping products. Among the changes postal customers can anticipate are an increase in Domestic First Class Mail Letters (1 ounce) that will be bumped up a penny from $0.49 to $0.50. Additional ounces will cost $0.21. The discounted “Metered Mail” category for First Class …

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UPDATE: Most Haleakala NP Facilities Open Amid Government Shutdown

This post has been updated as of 12 p.m. January 21. During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible, while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Aside from a daily 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. closure of the Summit District, all Haleakalā NP roads, lookouts, trails, …

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Lawmakers hold informational briefing on false missile warning

It’s the single event many still want answers to. Nearly a week after the State’s false alarm, Hawaii lawmakers are putting the pressure on officials in charge.  The governor, a pair of generals and HI-EMA’s Vern Miyagi were the targets of those questions. Keep in mind, the investigation into that event that sent the state into panic is ongoing. Still, …

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DOT: Emergency crews to conduct live fire drills at Kahului Airport

The Hawaii DOT is currently conducting live-fire drills at the Kahului Airport. The drill started at around 9 am and will go until noon. The State of Hawaii DOT is aware of this training along with Maui County Central Dispatch and Emergency 911 operators. Fire training at Kahului Airport today, Jan. 19, from 9am to noon. — Hawaii DOT (@DOTHawaii) …

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USCG conducts Operation Kohola Guardian patrols off of Maui’s shores

Coast Guard crews conducted patrols off Maui Tuesday, in ongoing support of Operation Kohola Guardian. Operation Kohola Guardian, typically run for the first several months of the year, is a cooperative effort between state and federal agencies to reduce risk to mariners and to whales in Hawaiian waters while supporting conservative efforts to ensure future generations have the opportunity to …

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Advisors from the Federal Communications Commission are in Hawaii looking for answers after Saturday’s false alert

The State’s mistaken missile alert sent panic across Hawaii, it also reached Washington D.C. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission announced soon after of an investigation of the false message. “The chairman said that this event is unacceptable and that it has damaged public confidence in the system in particular. I think we’re looking into why there was a …

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California Man Pulled Unresponsive from South Maui Waters

At 12:39 p.m. on Thursday, emergency crews in South Maui responded to Kamaole Beach Park III for an unresponsive male pulled from the ocean. Lifeguards arrived at 12:42 p.m. and took over CPR from bystanders. Firefighters and paramedics followed and continued CPR, however, despite all efforts the male victim could not be revived and died at the scene. The male …

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