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Waterline repair work scheduled for the Hana area starting Thursday

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) will be repairing a waterline on Honokalani Road in Hana—the road that leads to Wainapanapa State Park–on Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 8:00 am to approximately 12:00 noon. Please be advised that Honokalani Road will be closed during this time. Please also be advised that DWS customers on Honokalani Road will be impacted with …

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UPDATE: Amala Place in Kahului is CLOSED due to hand grenade found in the area

At around 8:00 AM this morning, emergency services personnel responded to the area of Amala Place in Kahului after an unknown party reported what appeared to be a hand grenade that was found nearby. Officials have CLOSED Amala Place near Kanaha Beach Park and Ka’a Street in both directions until further notice. Please avoid travel in this area if possible. …

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O’ahu fishing crew rescued off of Lanai’s Northshore

Lanai firefighters responded at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, to reports of a boat that ran aground near the area known locally as “White Rock,” about 1 mile east from where Keomoku Highway reaches the shoreline on Lanai’s northeast coast. At 1:45 p.m., firefighters found the 19 foot Glasspro motor boat stuck on the reef about 100 yards from shore. …

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Maui Fire crews respond to a multiple alarm brush fire in Kula

At around 12:30 pm, a brush fire was reported in the Lower Kula area. This is the area of the Kula Agriculture Park on Pulehu Road. Central dispatch dispatched multiple fire units along with police and emergency medical response unit to respond. The Kula fire company arrived on scene and confirmed a working brush fire and have since then begun …

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Top Stories of 2016 – Part 3: The transition that wasn’t

On the health care front, Maui started 2016 with high hopes as the groundbreaking new legislation was expected to take effect. A law allowing Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC), Lanai Community Hospital, and Kula Hospital, (all public state hospitals and part of the Hawaii Health System Corp.) to enter into a management lease with Kaiser Permanente passed in the 2015 …

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Preliminary NTSB Report suggest missing plane crashed in waters off Molokai

On December 30, 2016, at about 6:49 PM, a Cessna 172M, N174LL, departed Molokai Airport en route to the Honolulu Airport. Since that time, the private pilot and two passengers have not been located and the airplane is missing. The airplane disappeared from Air Traffic Control radar after takeoff and is presumed to have crashed in the Pacific Ocean. The …

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Top Stories of 2016 – Part 2: DANGER Report

The forces of nature in the form of floods, landslides, fires, hurricanes, shark attacks and other emergencies were evident in 2016. Man made mayhem last year included disastrous plunges, head-on collisions, and murder at the grocery store. Yes, we know it as small loveable, Maui, the world’s favorite vacation island. But if you were here and followed MAUIWatch you’ll see …

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Dillon reassigned to lead Iao Intermediate from Pu’u Kukui

Complex Area Superintendent Leila Hayashida released a statement to parents and staff announcing the recent staff changes in the leadership of ‘Iao Intermediate School. “Principal Barbara Oura-Tavares will be moving to another opportunity within the Hawaii State Department of Education. I am pleased to announce that Matt Dillon will be temporarily assigned as principal of ‘Iao Intermediate School starting on …

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Department of Water Supply requesting public’s help in a Source Water Protection Video Contest

The Department of Water Supply is currently holding a Source Water Protection Video Contest. This contest is open to all Maui County public, private and home-schooled high school students from grades 9 to 12. Classroom teachers are invited to encourage their students to participate. Video entries must be 1.5 to 3 minutes long and must highlight source water protection efforts …

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‘Ahiki Kina’u Natural Reserve reopens after whale carcass was removed

Shoreline access to the ocean at the ‘Ahihi Kina’u Natural Area Reserve on Maui is again open. Access was restricted for nearly two weeks after a Humpback whale carcass washed onto shore on December 30, 2016. Whale carcasses often attract sharks into near-shore waters. That poses risks for both sharks and people. The Reserve’s shoreline and adjacent ocean waters were …

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