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US Senator Brian Schatz releases statement regarding Trumpcare

President Trump took to the road last week to promote Trumpcare, and he loudly proclaimed, “It’s going to be great.”  In reality, Trumpcare is nothing but an enormous rip off. Candidate Trump promised health insurance for everybody and no Medicaid cuts.  President Trump, however, is now trying to sell us on a bill which will destroy health insurance coverage for …

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Unexploded ordnance found near Makena Beach

A call was made at 11:27 am today to MPD of an old rusted unexplored ordnance found between rocks at Makena (Not in the state park). MPD notified DOCARE. Both agencies responded to the shoreline location 150-200 yards north of the “5 Graves” location, near 4950 Makena Rd. EOD was notified, still pending word of when they plan to arrive, …

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Kīpahulu Visitor Center to Close for Renovations, on Monday

On Monday, March 20, 2017, the Kīpahulu Visitor Center will close for 4 weeks of renovations. Several floor beams will be reinforced, new flooring will be installed, and the interior walls painted. The restrooms, which are located in a separate building, will remain open. During renovations, tents will serve as a temporary visitor center and as the Hawai`i Pacific Parks …

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Water repairs in Paia underway after Main Break

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) is asking customers in Spreckelsville, Paia and Kuau to conserve any remaining water until repairs are complete on an 8″ water main. DWS estimates repairs will be completed at approximately 2:30 a.m. Meanwhile, traffic is being contraflowed along Hana highway from Baldwin Avenue to Kaunoa senior center. Click here to download our mobile app …

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Kahului Structure Fire Displaces Three

At 6:49 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, Maui Fire Department crews were dispatched to the report of a structure fire at a home on Puunene Avenue in Kahului. Kahului fire crews arrived at 6:54 p.m. to find a single story dwelling with heavy smoke pouring from the front corner of the building. Prior to the fire fighters arrival, residents were …

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DLNR to host public meeting on sea level rise vulnerability in Wailuku

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will be holding its third public information meeting on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Planning Conference rooms located in the Kalana Pāku‘i building at 250 S. High Street, room 200, in Wailuku, Maui. This …

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US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard releases Statement on Federal Stay on Travel Ban

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the statement below after U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu issued a nationwide stay temporarily preventing the Trump Administration’s travel ban from going into effect: “Hawaiʻi is a place where people with different ideas, backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities feel welcomed and respected. It’s only right that our Attorney General Doug Chin represent those values in …

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Coffee Berry Borer Quarantine Expands to the Island of Maui

The Hawaii Board of Agriculture yesterday expanded the coffee berry borer (CBB) quarantine to the island of Maui, effective May 1, 2017. The quarantine, which has been in effect on Hawaii Island and Oahu, restricts the interisland movement of coffee and other CBB hosts and requires treatment and other quarantine protocols. Although recent detections of CBB were located in Hana …

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