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GMO moratorium petition gets required number of signatures

The Office of the County Clerk has certified that the SHAKA Movement has collected the required amount of additional valid signatures needed to advance to the Council a petition to place a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms, County Clerk Danny Mateo announced today. “The SHAKA Movement submitted a supplemental petition on May 27 that contained 9,626 signatures,” …

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NELDON MAMUAD ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR OF MAUI COUNTY

NELDON MAMUAD ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR OF MAUI COUNTY Pledges to bring new energy, new attitudes and transparency to the office Kahului, HI – Neldon Mamuad, CEO of MAUIWatch.com, announced today he is seeking the position of Mayor of Maui County. Neldon “AZD” Mamuad has distinguished himself as one of the most innovative, visionary and dynamic media personalities on Maui. A …

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Fatal water accident off the Kaanapali coast

On 05/30/14 at 4:30 p.m., police, fire and medics responded to the beach area behind The Sheraton Maui, located at 2605 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, in regards to an unresponsive male, with CPR in progress. The victim, from Missouri, had been snorkeling about 20 feet offshore. Beachgoers assisted the victim to shore and began CPR until emergency units arrived. All life …

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Upset: Hawaii Democrats’ New Leader Is Maui’s Own

Stephanie Ohigashi defeats attorney Tony Gill for leadership of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. At the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s convention Sunday, delegates rejected the scion of a prominent Oahu family in favor of a Maui delegate to lead the party for the next two years. Stephanie Ohigashi, a Maui County Democratic Party vice chairwoman active in politics for three …

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14 ft. Tiger Shark spotted at Cove Park, Kihei

A 14 ft. tiger shark was spotted close to shore at Cove Park, Kihei, at 10:00a this morning. Ocean Safety Lifeguards are currently making checks via jet skis. We will share more details here as they come in.

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Suspects apprehended in Amala Place Robbery

On 05/19/14 at about 1:00 am, Police responded to Amala Place and Hobron Avenue in Kahului; regarding a Robbery type case. The victim indicated on 5/18/14, in Kahului, being confronted by three individuals within a vehicle. One of the male passengers, later identified as Wilsand SARDINHA, exited the vehicle and confronted the victim. Having had past issues with SARDINHA, the …

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Clerk finishes first review of GMO moratorium petition

The Office of the County Clerk has finished its initial review of the initiative petition submitted by the SHAKA Movement, County Clerk Danny Mateo announced today. “The SHAKA Movement submitted 9,768 signatures, and our office has reviewed the submission to determine the amount of valid versus invalid signatures on the petition,” Mateo said. “We have determined that 4,720 registered voters …

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eBay urges password changes after major hack

eBay Inc. said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any …

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UPDATE: Murder investigation on Molokai continues

On 05/20/14 at approximately 6:45 am, in the area of MP 15, Kamehameha Highway in Mapulehu, Molokai, a male traveling by moped observed a male lying motionless on a dirt roadway. Officers, Medics and Fire responded to the area and observed the unresponsive male individual laying on the dirt roadway. Attempts to revive the male were unsuccessful and he was …

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Mysterious light trails illuminate skies over Maui

The MAUIWatch Command Center was flooded with calls and messages from residents island-wide reporting a mysterious trail of light over the West Maui Mountains. The same was for MPD Dispatch which made calls to the FAA and was unable to readily identify what exactly was happening. The chem.-trail proponents chimed in but the most plausible explanation seems to be that …

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