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Governor signs bill to preserve, create, affordable housing on Maui

Gov. David Ige signed SB 2293 at a bill signing ceremony on Maui, that aims to create more affordable housing on the Valley Isle, while keeping existing apartments affordable. The new law enables the state’s Board of Land and Natural Resources to preserve the affordable rentals at the Front Street Apartments by requiring the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation …

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Emergency response drill scheduled in Wailuku

Members of the Maui Police Department and the staff of Malama I Ke Ola Health Center will be participating in a one (1) day, Joint Agency Emergency Preparedness Exercise. The exercise will be conducted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Malama I Ke Ola Health Center located at 1881 Nani Street, Wailuku, from approximately 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

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All DMV offices will be closed for staff training July 13, 2018

The county’s Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing (DMVL) offices in Kahului, Lahaina, Kihei, Pukalani, Molokai, and Lanai will be closed Friday, July 13, for staff training. However, the Real Property Tax Collections Office located in the same building will not be affected by the DMVL closure that day. Regular DMVL customer service hours will resume Monday, July 16. The …

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Removal of large net mass on Moloka‘i takes teamwork

It took a community effort over several weeks to successfully clean up various kinds of marine debris from the beautiful beaches at the east end of Moloka‘i. More than 60 big bags full of trash were collected during a team effort between Moloka’i volunteers, a school class, staff from a local ranch, and help from several agencies. The biggest challenge …

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Fireworks believed to have sparked Kihei brush fire destroying 2 homes

Firefighters were dispatched at 3:59 pm to a fast-moving brush fire behind homes on Kawailani Circle. Enroute, firefighters were informed that the rear of these homes was now on fire. 5 engines, 1 ladder, 1 Rescue, 2 tankers and one Battalion Chief responded. The fire destroyed 2 homes and damaged 4 before firefighters had the fire under control. The cause …

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Firefighters Battle Structure Fire near Pi’ilani Villages

At around 4 pm, firefighters responded to a structure fire in the area of Kawailani Circle in Pi’ilani Villages, Kihei. Initial reports were that the back patio of the house was fully engulfed when crews arrived on scene. The fire is still active and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Details are still preliminary and we will …

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Emergency crews respond to a brush fire in Kihei

At around 1030 this morning, multiple parties called 911 in regards to another brush fire that started near the Maui Raceway Park on the Mokulele Highway.  Maui Fire crews and police officers from Kihei arrived on scene and confirmed the fire. No structures are threatened.  No surrounding evacuations were ordered by officers on scene. At present time, fire crews are …

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Police: Makena Ala Nui Road near Big Beach Closed

At 10:45 this morning, the Maui Police Department advised the public that Makena Ala Nui Road near Big Beach was closed. NOON UPDATE: Makena Road at Big Beach between second and third entrance is now partially closed until further notice. Police are directing traffic. Initial reports have emergency crews responding to a call involving a female with what appeared to …

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UPDATE: Brush Fire Burns off Haleakala Highway

The brush fire initially reported at 2:30 pm yesterday July 3, 2018 had not grown since last night but active burning remains within the perimeter. Crews will continue working to secure the perimeter with personnel, heavy equipment and helicopter drops today. While crews have made significant progress, this fire is not expected to be officially considered “contained” until all perimeters …

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