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Surfer Pulled Unresponsive from West Maui Waters on Saturday

At 6:28 p.m. on Saturday, emergency crews were called for an unresponsive person pulled from the water near Ukumehame Beach Park in West Maui. A 68-year-old Kula man had been surfing just north of Ukumehame Beach Park when he was found unresponsive in the water about 40 yards from shore. Bystanders brought the victim to shore and began CPR. A …

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Holua Backcountry Camping Area at Haleakalā National Park Closed on June 13

The Holua backcountry camping area will be closed to campers the night of June 13, 2018 to allow staff to control non-native Argentine ants. Holua is located along the Halemau’u Trail within the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park. Argentine ants are an invasive species and a major threat to native endemic species such as the Hawaiian yellow-faced bees. Park …

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Comments sought on draft EIS for DLNR Industrial and Business Park at Pulehunui

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is proposing to establish a light industrial and commercial business park at Pulehunui on Maui.  The 280-acre DLNR Industrial and Business Park is located along Maui Veterans Highway (formerly known as Mokulele Highway) adjacent to the Hawai‘i National Guard Armory and the County Raceway Park in Central Maui, in the vicinity of …

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Wastewater Overflow Contained in Kahului

The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported that a wastewater overflow of approximately 1,944 gallons occurred on June 7, 2018 on Maalo Street, Kahului. The overflow was caused by a blockage of grit and pieces of PVC pipe in the main line. The overflow was reported at 8:45 p.m. and was stopped by 10:30 p.m. The wastewater flowed …

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Coast Guard saves 2 men off Molokai thanks to registered EPIRB

The Coast Guard rescued two fishers off Molokai after their vessel reportedly capsized, Thursday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Maui and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point responded. The aircrew located the fishers and hoisted them to safety, before returning them to Molokai. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Joint Response Coordination Center Honolulu received an …

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Haiku man dies after truck plunges off cliff near Maliko Gulch

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at about 1:44 p.m. a white pickup truck reportedly was traveling north on Hana Highway when it drove off a 200-foot cliff at the top of Maliko Gulch towards Ho’okipa. Emergency crews responded and recovered a white 2013 GMC pick-up from the bottom of the cliff, which was partially submerged in the water. A male …

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Seniors Urged to Watch for Fraud with New Medicare Cards

Attorney General Russell Suzuki joins the U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and the State Executive Office on Aging, to alert the public to be on the watch for fraud relating to the issuance of new Medicare cards. The new cards will be arriving in mailboxes shortly and it is a time that unscrupulous individuals may try to …

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Last minute filers cut it close as nominations close

Every election year has its drama as some candidates wait until the last minute to file their papers. The 2018 primary was no exception, but this year it was more of a comedy as folks with lofty ambitions did and didn’t make the final 4:30 pm deadline on Tues., June 5th. Around 3:30 All was quiet at the office of …

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Study: Hawaii Has the 9th Worst State Economy

With economic growth varying significantly from one state to another — California recently became the fifth largest economy in the world while Alaska has an unemployment rate over 7%, for instance — the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst State Economies. In order to determine America’s top economic performers, WalletHub compared the 50 states …

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Maui Officers Use NARCAN to Save Man’s Life

Maui Police Department officers administered Naloxone, also known as NARCAN to save a man’s life on Saturday. MPD reports that on Saturday at about 3:10 p.m., Wailuku Patrol officers responded to a call for an unresponsive male in his vehicle within a parking lot off of Makawao Avenue. The male was reportedly turning blue. Upon arrival, officers were unable to wake …

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