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What Not to Do to a Monk Seal

Civil Beat reporter Sophie Cocke caught these folks at Diamond Head beach on Oahu messing with a monk seal this past weekend. She also called federal officials and warned the beach goers of what they were doing. These videos were posted on Civil Beat as a public reminder that monk seals are endangered and it is illegal to disturb or …

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Maui Anti-GMO Group Is Paying Petition Signature Gatherers $5 Per Name

Activists pushing for a moratorium on genetically modified farming in Maui County are stepping up their efforts to gather signatures in advance of a looming deadline. Members of a nonprofit organization known as the SHAKA Movement have launched a campaign to pay people $5 for each signature collected in support of a citizens initiative. Bruce Douglass, spokesman for the organization, …

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MAUI LANE CLOSURES 5/10-5/16

For the week of Saturday, May 10, to Friday, May 16. PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HONOAPIILANI HIGHWAY— 1) KAANAPALI (NIGHT WORK) Two lane closures on Honoapiilani Highway in both directions between Kahana Nui Road and Kaanapali Parkway on Monday, May 12, through Friday, May 16, …

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Victim of fatal accident on Piilani Hwy. identified.

On Monday, May 12th, 2014 at about 3:00 AM, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Piilani Highway south of Lipoa Street in Kihei. Preliminary investigation reveals a 2004 Nissan was being operated by Terrance Kyle Morgan (25) of Kihei. Also in the vehicle was a twenty-one (21) year old male passenger from Kihei. The Nissan was traveling northbound on Piilani …

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Explosives discovered within stolen vehicle in Kihei

On May 11, 2014 at about 12:00 pm a rental vehicle was stolen from some beach patrons of Ahihi Bay, Makena. Shortly after 10:45 pm the stolen vehicle was located near the area the Villas at Kenolio, Kihei. While processing the stolen vehicle blasting caps were observed within the vehicle. EOD personnel were contacted for proper disposal. A perimeter was …

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55 y/o visitor drowns at Black Rock in Ka’anapali

On 05/11/14 at about 12:26pm, a victim Ronald Sauber (55) from Wichita, Kansas; was found floating face down in the water off of “Black Rock” in Kaanapali. First responders attempted life saving measures on Sauber, however, he expired at the scene. Cause of death has not been determined pending autopsy results.

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UPDATE: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Closes Baldwin Avenue

MPD UPDATE @ 5/12/14 7:15AM: On Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at about 2126 hours, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Baldwin Avenue west of Ike Drive in Paia. Investigation reveals a thirty year (30) old male from Paia, identified as Kawika Kahakauwila, was operating a black 1996 Toyota Tacoma pick-up. Investigation further reveals that Mr. Kahakauwila was traveling west on …

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Maui County agrees not to interfere with County official’s personal Facebook news site

HONOLULU, HAWAII – The federal lawsuit alleging unconstitutional interference with plaintiff Neldon Mamuad’s prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed has settled. Honolulu-based attorney Marcus Landsberg IV, Maui-based attorneys Phillip Lowenthal and Samuel MacRoberts, and the ACLU of Hawaii represented Mr. Mamuad and were prepared to argue a Motion for Preliminary Injunction on Monday morning, when the County agreed to settle the case …

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Video shows teen stowaway exiting plane in Maui

HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii transportation officials have released video of a California teen hopping from a jet’s wheel well after stowing away for a 5½-hour flight to Maui. The teen is seen dropping out of the wheel well about 15 seconds into the above video. The Hawaii Department of Transportation released six minutes of security footage Tuesday showing 15-year-old Yahya …

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INJUNCTIONWatch: Mamuad vs County of Maui Update

Attorneys for plaintiff Neldon Mamuad filed a reply brief (*see below) after Maui County (“County”) filed an opposition brief in federal court against a preliminary injunction. The lawsuit alleges unconstitutional interference with Mamuad’s prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed. Cooperating attorneys Marcus Landsberg IV and Maui-based attorneys Phillip Lowenthal and Samuel MacRoberts are assisting with the case. NOTE: The Maui County Council …

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