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Acclaimed Filmmaker Leads UH Maui College Creative Media Program

The creative media program at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College is poised to attract aspiring artists under the direction of award-winning producer and director Brian Kohne, with two new classes in Spring 2019. Kohne is the music producer of the Barefoot Natives featuring Willie K and Eric Gilliom, and is the writer and director of independent motion pictures Get …

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Six Officers Graduate from First-Ever DOCARE Academy

During a ceremony on Friday, six experienced law enforcement officers became the first graduates of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement Academy. Over the course of six weeks the officers, all of whom come from municipal, state or federal police agencies, received immersive training in conservation enforcement. This first DOCARE Training Academy is considered a lateral academy; meaning …

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Gov. David Ige, Lt. Governor-Elect Josh Green to be Sworn-in on Monday

Governor David Ige and Lieutenant Governor-elect Josh Green will be sworn-in on Monday, December 3 at the State Capitol Rotunda. The public event is open to the public. This will be Governor Ige’s second inauguration. He was initially sworn in as the 8th governor of the State of Hawai‘i on December 1, 2014. He will be accompanied by his wife, First …

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Molokai Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

At approximately 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, Maui Fire Department Molokai firefighters responded to reports of a fire at a duplex residential structure on Kamehameha V Highway in the Kawela area. On scene, crews found the fire extinguished by a resident prior to their arrival. Fire personnel conducted overhaul operations to confirm full extinguishment. While there was damage to the unit …

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The 2018 Central Pacific hurricane season set a record

The 2018 Central Pacific Hurricane Season officially wraps-up Friday with a spot secured in the record books. Forecasters call the year “unprecedented” with six tropical cyclones. Torrential rains from a number of systems wallop parts of the state. “This year was all hurricanes. We had no only depressions are only storms or hurricanes, we had a category one category to …

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Hawai`i-Grown Romaine Lettuce Not Involved in Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigations have linked an E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in areas in California. The Hawai`i Department of Health and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture have re-emphasizes that there is no reason to avoid Hawai`i-grown lettuce and other produce and, in fact, purchasing local produce at …

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Instream Flow Standards Set for Kahoma and Kanaha Streams

The Hawai‘i Commission on Water Resource Management has adopted instream flow standards for Kahoma and Kanahā streams in West Maui, aimed at providing mauka to makai streamflow for native stream animals and traditional and customary practices. Restoration efforts on Kahoma Stream began several years ago with Kamehameha Schools releasing water past its stream diversion deep in Kahoma Valley. This release …

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Maui Electric to Hold Silent Auction for Retired Vehicles

Maui Electric’s Fleet Department will hold a silent auction for its retired vehicles on December 4 and December 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of Maui Electric’s Kahului parking lot located at 210 W. Kamehameha Avenue and Wakea Avenue. More information on the retired vehicles, the bid form, and guidelines for the auction can be …

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County Announces Central and West Maui Bus Route Changes

The County of Maui Department of Transportation has announced that beginning Friday, December 7, select Maui Bus routes will change. Updates to the following routes include: Kahului Loop #5 and Kahului Reverse Loop #6: Both routes will no longer go into Kahului Shopping Center. These routes will use the bus stops on Kamehameha Avenue, near the Salvation Army and across …

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