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HIDOE launches final phase of student transportation reforms

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has successfully reached the final phase of its Get on Board initiative with the awarding of new contracts on Maui and Kauai for school year (SY) 2017-18. On Maui, Robert’s Hawaii School Bus will service the Kekaulike Complex and Ground Transport Inc. will provide transportation for the Baldwin, Maui and Lahainaluna complexes. On …

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Public hearing on Water Meter Reservation Rules scheduled

Pursuant to Section 91-3(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Department of Water Supply of the County of Maui (the “agency”) hereby provides notice of a public hearing for the purpose of adopting new, proposed administrative rules entitled “Rules Relating to Water Service” and “Rules Relating to Water Meter Reservations”. The Department of Water Supply will conduct a public hearing on the …

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UPDATE: Police Search for Missing Lahaina Man After He Failed to Return Home

UPDATE: On 05/22/17, a Toyota 4Runner registered to Justin Sadang was found on the rocks below Nakalele Point. A deceased male was found inside but was not able to be readily identified. An autopsy has been scheduled. The investigation is on-going. The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 24-year-old Justin Sadang of Lahaina. Justin was last seen …

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Polystyrene ban goes into effect for Maui County in 2019

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is all for using biodegradable containers. But have you ever put one of those on your lap? “Some of our customers complained that it’s hot that it kind of burns them,” says Bryan Andaya, chief operating officer and vice president L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. Watch what happens when Chief Operating Officer Bryan Andaya puts a beef stew plate …

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Beware of Scammers Who Claim a Friend has been in an Accident

AARP Hawaii has learned of recent incidents of a caller claiming to be an Emergency Medical Technician telling potential victims that a friend had been in an accident on Maui. The “paramedic” put an angry “dad” on the phone while he tended to the wounded. The “dad” demanded money to pay for medical bills for his son, who had been …

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MMMC Leads State in Heart and Stroke Quality Achievement Awards

Maui Memorial Medical Center has earned the highly-distinguished Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. The awards recognize Maui Memorial Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of heart failure and stroke care by ensuring that these patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards …

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Board of Education selects next Superintendent

The State of Hawaii Board of Education (BOE) is pleased to announce it has selected Christina Kishimoto, Ph.D. as the incoming Superintendent to lead the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE). After a rigorous search process that spanned several months and 92 applicants, the BOE interviewed two final candidates on May 11, 2017 before making its decision. “Because both finalists …

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Maui’s Rep. Ing & Woodson part of newly named House Leadership

Hawaii State House Speaker Scott K. Saiki announced his full leadership team today. His new leadership team for the House of Representatives will help to empower women and the next generation of leaders at the State Capitol. For the first time since statehood, three of the top four leadership positions will be filled by woman and seven of the total …

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DOH to hold Rat Lungworm Public Informational Meeting on Moloka’i

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), Maui District Health Office, will hold a public informational meeting on rat lungworm disease on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokaʻi from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meeting will include an opportunity for the public to ask questions. A number of public health experts and community …

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Police announce upcoming Enforcement Campaign

From May 22 to June 4, 2017, the Maui Police Department will be participating in the national “Click-It-Or-Ticket” Campaign. Members of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section along with assistance from patrol officers will be conducting a two-week operation targeting seat belt violations. The primary goal of the operation is to ensure the safety of all occupants of vehicles on …

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