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Fire burns home in Happy Valley, Wailuku

At 12:43 p.m. today, firefighters responded to a reported structure fire on Alani Place in Happy Valley. Wailuku firefighters arrived at 12:47 p.m. to find flames coming from the rear portion of the single-story home. Four people were preparing food inside the home when someone smelled smoke. After investigating, they found the exterior part of the home on fire and …

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Two suspicious brushfires breakout in Kihei

At 2:01 p.m this afternoon, firefighters responded to a reported brushfire near Moi Place and Piilani Hwy. Kihei firefighters were on scene at 2:10 p.m. and worked to contain a brushfire between Kaiola Place and Piilani Highway. Moi Place bordered the fire area to the south. There are five fire units from Kihei, Wailea and Kahului on scene mopping up …

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Propane release briefly closes Lower Main Street

At 1:19 p.m. this afternoon, emergency responders were called to a leaking propane storage tank on Lower Main Street, in Wailuku. When Wailuku firefighters arrived at 1:25 p.m., a loud whistling sound was heard coming from a 1,150 gallon propane tank to the rear of Nakamura Mortuary. Lower Main Street was closed for a brief time between Waena Street and …

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UPDATE: China Nationals involved in deadly crash on Crater Road identified

On Thursday, July, 2nd, 2015 at approximately 12:24 PM, a single unit Motor Vehicle Collision occurred at the above location. Investigation thus far reveals that a 2014 Nissan Maxima 4 door sedan, was traveling down Haleakala Highway 378 (also known as Crater Road) when it failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway. The Nissan Maxima then drove off …

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Kitchen Fire Damages Kahana Villa Resort Apartment

At 9:56 a.m. this morning, firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Kahana Villa Resort, 4242 Lower Honoapiilani Road, in West Maui. A Lahaina battalion chief that happened to be nearby was first on scene at 9:59 and saw smoke coming from a 2nd floor unit. Napili firefighters arrived 2 minutes later and brought the fire under control by …

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Independence Day Promotion for Safe Driving and Increased Impaired Driving Enforcement

The Fourth of July holiday is a favorite time of year for many Americans. Backyard parties, good food, and fireworks. But the celebrating unfortunately turns deadly when people drive after drinking alcohol. Impaired driving is a preventable problem on Independence Day each year. In 2013, Forbes magazine named the Independence Day holiday “the most dangerous holiday of the year.” Nationwide …

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UPDATE: Police have located Kazuo Takemoto

UPDATE: Mr. Takemoto has been located in good health. Thank you for your assistance. Click here to download our mobile app for your iOS and Android device. On Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at approximately 6:13 p.m., Kazuo Takemoto (85) was reported missing. Takemoto was last seen at approximately 1:00 p.m. at his residence in Kula. Takemoto is described as 5’4”, …

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Venus and Jupiter Seem To Collide In The Sky!

There’s a celestial event happening tonight that will be so bright even observers with no telescope will get to see it, so long as the skies remain clear of clouds. The two brightest planets in the night sky — Venus and Jupiter — will appear to pass extremely close to one another on the evening of June 30. It’ll be …

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GMO opponents release statement after court ruling

In the wake of the latest decision in the Monsanto vs. Maui case, a coalition of Maui voters have launched a campaign demanding that Monsanto and Dow respect their vote and drop their lawsuit against Maui. In her decision released today, Judge Mollway struck down the GMO Moratorium approved by voters in last November’s election. Appealing the decision to a …

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Maui County’s GMO Farming Moratorium

A federal judge has invalidated Maui County’s moratorium on genetically engineered crops that voters approved last fall. Judge Susan Mollway said in a ruling filed Tuesday that the ordinance is “invalid and unenforceable” because it is preempted by state and federal law. That’s the same reasoning that Judge Barry Kurren used to strike down both Hawaii County’s partial ban on …

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