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Makawao Traffic Collision Near Fatal

On Sunday, March 18, at approximately 02:13 a.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred on Olinda Road north of Hanamu Road in Makawao.   The crash occurred as a brown 2002 Nissan Pathfinder multi-purpose vehicle, was traveling south-bound down Olinda Road.   According to authorities, the operator failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle …

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Fire Burns West Maui Home

At approximately 11 a.m. on Saturday, fire crews from the Napili and Lahaina Fire Stations responded to a report of a structure fire at 3 Bermuda Place in the Kahana Ridge subdivision. The first fire crew was on-scene within minutes and discovered a two-story, single-family residence with heavy smoke coming from the vent openings of the roof. Flames could be …

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Fire Crews Respond to Structure Fire in Napili, Fire Fighting Efforts Underway

At around 10:45 a.m., multiple emergency 911 calls came into the Emergency Dispatch Center regarding a structure that was on fire on Bermuda Place in Napili.  Multiple fire units and police officers were scrambled to the scene. At around 11 a.m. this morning, crews from the Napili Fire Station and Lahaina police officers arrived and confirmed the fire and begun …

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Haiku Man dies after collision on Hana Highway

On Friday, March 16, 2018 at approximately 08:50 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Hana Highway (30) west of Haiku Road in Haiku. The collision occurred as a gold 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe multi-purpose vehicle traveling west on Hana Highway, collided into a pedestrian who was walking on Hana Highway in the middle of the west-bound lane of travel. The …

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Senate Committee Passes ‘Our Care, Our Choice’ Bill

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health today passed House Bill 2739 titled “Our Care, Our Choice Act” which allows for a mentally capable, terminally ill adult with six months or less to live, the freedom to make their own end-of-life decisions. HB2739 mirrors many of the strict regulatory processes and stringent safeguards contained within Senate Bill 1129 which passed …

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Maui Electric Plans Aerial Line Inspections for Maui, Moloka‘i

Maui Electric Company will be using a helicopter to perform routine power line inspections in the areas of Upcountry Maui on Tuesday, March 20; Central and West Maui on Wednesday, March 21; and Moloka‘i on Tuesday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. Dates and locations are subject to change depending on weather. Routine aerial inspections of Maui Electric’s equipment, including electrical …

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Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura Files for Re-Election

Upcountry Maui County Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura filed for re-election on Thursday. Sugimura serves as the chair of the council’s Policy, Economic Development, and Agriculture Committee and is a member of the National Association of Counties, Rural Action Caucus. First elected in 2016, she has focused on bettering the community by serving as an advocate for fairer handling of one-day …

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Hawai`i Emergency Management Agency Announces New Administrator

Retired U.S. Navy Captain Thomas Travis has been appointed to serve as Administrator of the Hawai`i Emergency Management Agency.  A former national security analyst and the contributing author and senior editor of foundational studies on Operation Iraqi Freedom and the U.S. Government response to Hurricane Katrina, Travis replaces Interim Administrator Brigadier General Moses Kaoiwi Jr. Today is his first official …

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