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Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Clinics Begin

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s annual Stop Flu at School program began on Monday and will continue in 177 public schools statewide through December 7. The voluntary program administers free flu shots to students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are enrolled at participating schools. Approximately 30,000 students are expected to be vaccinated during the eight-week program. “Vaccination is our …

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Hiker Rescued After Falling 60 Feet

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to Kahikinui for a report of a hiker in need of rescue on Saturday. At approximately 5:41 p.m., Engine 13 and Mini 13 from the Kula Fire Station and were dispatched to an area near mile marker 28 on Piilani Highway for a report of a hiker in need of rescue. Enroute to the incident, …

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Outbound Lanes of Kahului Airport Access Road to Open Monday

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation has announced the permanent opening of the outbound lanes (lanes exiting the airport) on Airport Access Road at Kahului Airport. The opening will occur at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. The lanes that will be opening are located on Airport Access Road, adjacent to the west side of the future Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac). During …

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Fires Burn Structures in Honokohau Valley

On Thursday, Maui Fire Department personnel responded to two separate fire incidents located within the Honokohau Valley area. At approximately 2:43 p.m., Engine 11 and Mini 11 from the Napili Fire Station and Tanker 3 from the Lahaina Fire Station were dispatched to the Honokohau Valley area for a report of a structure fire. Crews from the Napili Fire Station …

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MPD Asks for Help IDing Suspect in Dumpster Fire

The Maui Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying the person depicted in a surveillance image in connection to a dumpster fire at Ace Printing on Sunday. Officials say that at approximately 8:40 p.m. the suspect caused the fire located on Mill Street. The suspect reportedly had a key to unlock the dumpster and was seen riding …

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Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman off Maui

The United States Coast Guard successfully medevaced a 62-year-old mariner off a fishing vessel 82-miles north of Kahului on Wednesday. “Our trained crews and hoist-capable aircraft are vital to ensuring mariners reach a higher level of medical care quickly,” said Lt. j.g. Celesta Brosowsky, a command duty officer with Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our aircrews worked effectively with the fishermen …

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Brown Water Advisories Issued for Two Maui Bays

Two Brown Water Advisories have been issued for locations on Maui. The Department of Health on Thursday issued notices for Honolua Bay and Kaopala Bay. Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, …

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MFD: Dumpster Fires Reportedly Intentionally Set

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday Engine 1 (Wailuku Station) responded to a report of a dumpster fire at 1748 Mill Street. Maui Fire Department Engine 1 arrived on-scene and observed two dumpsters on fire. The fire was extinguished and a structure associated with the property was examined for fire extension. Officials say minimal damage was sustained to the structure …

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Maui Marathon Expected to Cause Road Closures and Traffic Delays

The 48th annual Maui Marathon will be this Sunday and drivers should expect traffic delays, road closures and re-routing throughout the morning of the event and until approximately 1:30 p.m. The Marathon starts in Kahului at 5 a.m. and the Half-Marathon, 10K and 5k races will begin starting at 5:30 a.m. in front of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Several off-duty …

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Process Begins for Maui County to Acquire a Portion of Wailuku Water Company

On Wednesday, Mayor Alan Arakawa’s administration transmitted a request for funding and approval to Maui County Council members, in order to purchase land and easements owned by Wailuku Water Company. According to County officials, should funds be approved, it would allow the county to obtain approximately 8,764 acres of WWC land in the West Maui watershed area along with its …

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