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UPDATE: Polo Beach Advisory Rescinded

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Polo Beach, Maui. Levels of 203 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially harmful microorganisms …

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MFD restores public community service events while kicking off Fire Prevention Week

Due to budgetary restraints in the fiscal year 2017, which began on July 1, 2016, the administration of the Department of Fire & Public Safety made the difficult decision to suspend school visits and Community Service events that our personnel participate in while on-duty. However, after weighing the cost against the benefits, and taking into consideration the feedback received from …

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Finance Director to Step Down at the End of September

Citing personal reasons, Maui County Finance Director Danny Agsalog has resigned from his position, effective September 30. The announcement was made on Thursday. “I want to thank Mayor Arakawa for the privilege of serving his administration and the people of the County of Maui, it has truly been an honor to have this rare opportunity,” Agsalog said. “It is however …

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Coast Guard, Navy coordinate medevac for man on cruise ship off Maui

A 72-year-old man arrived safely to Maui Wednesday, after being medevaced 170 miles offshore. A Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter aircrew from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, arrived on scene at 3:55, safely hoisted the man aboard and delivered him to awaiting emergency medical services at Kahului Medical Center in Maui. “This case illustrates the importance of …

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Sugimura & Horovitz shine at Liquor Commission as Non-Profits Prevail

The Maui County Liquor Control Commission voted today to revise proposed rules which would have added a host of burdensome requirements that nonprofit organizations would need to meet in order to apply for a one day permit to serve alcohol at fundraising events. That permit is known as a “Class 10 – special license.” Present were Nane Aluli, Leon Bolosan, …

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House Passes Amendment to Protect Against Property Seizures

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a bipartisan amendment to the appropriations package cosponsored by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) preventing police forces from seizing private property for profit without due process. Known as adoptive forfeiture, the practice allows the federal government to accept money and property that has been seized by state law enforcement agencies from people, in some …

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State Unveils First Cashless Payment System for Medical Cannabis

Governor David Ige and state Financial Institutions Commissioner Iris Ikeda announced a “banking solution” that allows Hawai‘i’s medical cannabis dispensaries to access financial services and use a cashless payment system on Tuesday. The solution makes Hawai‘i the first in the nation to have a cashless dispensary system. The state has secured the services of Colorado-based Safe Harbor Private Banking that will provide …

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State DOE reports all bus routes are restored

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) reports that progress is being made by school bus contractors to address the current shortage of Commercial Driver Licensed (CDL) drivers on Maui and Kauai qualified to operate school buses.  The latest updates are as follows: As of today, all previously suspended bus routes on Maui have been restored to service.  With the …

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Results: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

The Maui Police Department partnered with the State Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign which ran from August 16 to September 4, 2017.  “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a campaign aimed to prevent traffic crashes that result in death, injury and economic loss in our community …

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Police: Assistance Requested in IDing Unclaimed Bodies

The Maui Police Department currently has five unclaimed bodies at the forensic facility. Officials are requesting assistance in contacting family members of the deceased. If the bodies go unclaimed in a reasonable amount of time, they will be cremated. Name: John Doe (unknown) Date of Death: 04/23/17 Height: Undetermined Weight: 35 lbs. Eyes: Undetermined Hair: Undetermined Identifying marks: None Body …

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