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Hurrican Lane Causes DOE to Postpone Extracurricular Activities

In a letter to parents from DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, the Department of Education has said that effective Wednesday, after-school programs and activities including inter-scholastic athletic events are canceled for the rest of this week. Letter: The decision to close schools will be starting at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening. MAUIWatch will keep you up-to-date on any school closures.

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Police Arrest Waihee Man in Attempted Assault

On Sunday, August 19 at approximately 9:33 a.m., Wailuku Patrol Officers responded to Kahakuloa Village to investigate a report of a motor vehicle collision. While in route to the collision Officers were informed that one of the vehicles, a white Honda four door sedan, fled the scene of the collision toward Lahaina. The initial investigation found that the sedan, which …

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Coast Guard Monitoring Commercial Ports Ahead of Hurricane Lane

The United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port has set port condition X-RAY for the Big Island ports and port condition WHISKEY for Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kauai ports as of 11 a.m. Monday in advance of Hurricane Lane. Commercial ports are: Hilo Harbor and Kawaihae Harbor, Big Island Barber’s Point Harbor, Honolulu Harbor, Kalaeloa, and Kewalo Basin, Oahu …

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Fire Burns Paukukalo Home

At 11:03 a.m. on Sunday,  Maui firefighters were called to reports of a structure fire on Pohala Street in Paukukalo. Engine 1 (Wailuku), Recue 10 (Kahului), Engine 10 (Kahului), and BC 3 responded. On scene, crews found a working fire with heavy smoke and flames coming from a bedroom window. Engine 1 and Rescue 10 were able to quickly deploy …

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8.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes Fiji Region

A 8.2 (preliminary magnitude 7.9) earthquake occurred near Fiji at 2:30pm HST. Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is NOT expected and there is NO tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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USDA and USDOJ Propose Significant Opioid Manufacturing Reduction

The Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured in the U.S. next year. Consistent with President Trump’s “Safe Prescribing Plan” that seeks to “cut nationwide opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years,” the proposal decreases manufacturing quotas for the most six frequently misused opioids for 2019 by …

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Structure Fire Causes $350K in Damage at Valley Isle Fitness

On Wednesday at approximately 8:31 p.m. Maui Fire Department crews responded to a working structure fire at the Valley Isle Fitness located at 2850 Kekaa Drive in Kaanapli. An employee had reportedly discovered the fire on the lower level of the two story unit. The employee alerted employees and patrons on both levels and called 9-1-1. All employees and patrons …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment Rate Remained at 2.1 Percent in July

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 2.1 percent, the same as in June. Statewide, 673,350 were employed and 14,350 unemployed in July for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 687,700. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in July, compared to 4.0 …

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MPD Officer Injured While Responding to Abuse Case

On Wednesday at about 1 p.m., officers of the Maui Police Department’s Wailuku Patrol Division were responding to a report of a domestic abuse near the Kula Fire Station, located at 50 Calasa Rd. While responding to the case, information was received stating that the male offender of the domestic abuse had fled the Kula area in a blue truck …

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