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Voter Registration Deadline is October 6

If you are registering to vote, your application must be postmarked to the County Clerk by October 6. DOWNLOAD: Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee form with instructions Who May Register to Vote? You may register to vote if you are: A citizen of the United States of America; A legal resident of Hawaii; and At least 18 years of age. …

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GMO & You: A MAUIWATCH LEGAL GUIDE to the GMO Initiative

GMOs. Talk about a loaded issue. Maui is facing a historic vote on the Voter Initiative: Genetically Engineered Organisms. There’s been arguments for and questions about this initiative on all sides. Some are true, some are misleading, and some are patently false. While I have my own (strong) opinions on whether GMOs should be allowed in our biosphere or our …

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Attempted murder investigation launched after female was stabbed

On October 4, 2014 at about 9:04 p.m. Jacobs Khoi Duong Duy (26), of Lahaina was arrested for Attempted Murder II, after an investigation revealed that he stabbed a 64 year old female, Lahaina resident. The female victim was later transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition for further treatment. Duong Duy is currently in custody and …

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Motorcycle crash victim recieving treatment in Oahu after medevac

A Maui man is receiving treatment in Oahu after he sustained severe injuries during a motorcycle accident on Maui Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Command Center Honolulu received a request from Maui Memorial Hospital regarding the transport of the 37-year-old man. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was briefed and recommended a medevac based on the patient’s condition. …

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Police complete sketch of kidnapping suspect

The Criminal Investigation Division was able to obtain a sketch of the suspect in the Attempted Kidnapping of a 10 year old boy in Pukalani. The adult male suspect is described to be approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, in his 30’s, 240 pounds, with medium brown colored skin, bald with patches of black hair. The suspect is described as …

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Piilani Hwy closed in early morning vehicle fire

Piilani Highway was closed early this morning at around 2:15AM due to a single vehicle fire fronting Blackie’s Shell Station. The road was reopened at 3:38AM. View images: Click here to download our mobile app for your iOS and Android device.

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UPDATE: GM-NO FAIR: Fairground or Battleground?

It’s supposed to be a “Fab Fair” this year as the Maui Fair kicks off as it always has for the last 92 years. However, fighting the “Fab” this year is the hotly contested issue of GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) which is on the ballot in the upcoming General Election. Everyone knows this right? What’s the big deal? Our message …

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Dept of Health Rules Out Honolulu Ebola Case

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has determined that the individual in isolation at a Honolulu hospital who was reported to the department as a possible Ebola case yesterday does not meet the criteria for testing. The individual is no longer under evaluation for possible Ebola infection. “The hospital acted in the best interests of the community, with an …

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Police investigate kidnapping attempt in Pukalani

According to a Maui Police Press Release, on 09/26/14 at about 2:51 PM, a 10 year old boy reported that an unknown adult male grabbed his arm while he was walking in the Pukalani area and told the boy, “come here”. The boy was able to break free and run away. Police responded and canvased the area, however, was not …

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Veterans designation available for drivers license/State ID

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) in cooperation with the counties of Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui are pleased to announce that a veteran designation will be available for Hawaii driver’s licenses, state ID’s, and instruction permits effective October 1, 2014. Persons who served in any of the uniformed services of the United States and received a discharge other than …

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