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What Rubbish! Talking Trash About Trash

Mayor Alan Arakawa and Council Chair Gladys Baisa announced last Wednesday (9/10/14) that regular and holiday landfill operations and trash pick-ups will resume immediately. The Mayor cautioned that this comes at the cost of depleting the Solid Waste Division’s annual funding in a few months and that, to restore services, will require the administration to submit a new budget amendment …

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Hawaiian Airlines follows suit with its own $68 fare

Hawaiian Airlines followed suit with an announcement on Wednesday of a $68 one-way fare called the “neighbor island sale” promotion. This comes two days after its competitor Island Air introduced the same offer. Both airlines’ travel periods end Saturday, Nov. 15. Travel on the Hawaiian Airlines offer must be booked between today and Sept. 22, 2014. Click here to download …

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Motorcyclist involved in fatal morning accident at Kehalani Parkway

On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at about 6:58AM, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred at Honoapiilani Highway. (Hwy 30) at Kehalani Parkway. The collision occurred as Unit 1, a Kawasaki motorcycle, was traveling toward Lahaina. Unit 1 collided into Unit 2, a Hyundai sedan, as it was turning left from Honoapiilani Highway (30) onto Kehalani Parkway. After colliding into Unit 2 …

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Island Air Introduces One Fare For All Non-Stop Flights, Anywhere It Flies

Island Air is offering one simple $68 fare anywhere on any non-stop flight beginning Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 and ending Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The nine-week offer results from Island Air’s customer feedback. Recognizing the integral role customer satisfaction plays in the airline’s success, Island Air has created a team of social media monitors and customer care agents who are …

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Memorial Wall at Kahului Airport Answers the Mystery of “OGG”

Travelers to Maui will no longer have to puzzle over why Kahului Airport’s three-letter airport code is OGG. They need only spend a few minutes at a new wall paying tribute to Capt. Jimmy Hogg, the Hawaiian Airlines pilot and aviation pioneer for whom the airport is named. The 8-foot tall, 42-foot wide wall at Gate 19 was presented this …

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Should Public Money Be Used for Private Preschools?

Come November, voters will decide whether to change Hawaii’s constitution and allow the state to spend public money on private preschool programs. The amendment is key to establishing an early education system in Hawaii, say supporters, including Republican gubernatorial candidate Duke Aiona. The Hawaii State Teachers Association and other critics question the prospect of doling out taxpayer money to private …

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More Formal Filings Made Against Central Maui Sports Complex

The attorneys for nonprofit Maui Lani Neighbors, Inc. (MLN) made additional formal filings over the last week with state, county and federal agencies, further complaining about manner in which the Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is proceeding with its sports complex project planned for a 65 acre parcel adjacent to hundreds of homes in Maui Lani. On …

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Saturday brush fire scorches 10 acres near Jaws

At 12:04PM Paia fire fighters were dispatched to Oili Road for a reported brush fire. Crews arrived to an area approximately 10 acres involved in fire. Tankers and fire fighters from Kahului along with Air-1 assisted in fighting this fire. The fire was called contained at 3:55PM. Mop up operations are ongoing. No structures were threatened and no injuries reported. …

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Adult Correction Officer Recruitement Begins Statewide Tomorrow

The Department of Public Safety is looking to fill Adult Correction Officer (ACO) vacancies on Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai and Maui. The recruitment will open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) jobseekers webpage tomorrow morning and will end on Friday, October 10 at midnight. To qualify, you must meet all of the requirements listed on DRHD’s webpage. The …

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Dairy Road Water Shutdown Scheduled for Thursday Night

Some customers on Dairy Road will have no water on Thursday, September 11, 2014, while contractors connect a new waterline for the Kahului Airport Access Road, Phase I project. The work is scheduled from 11:00 p.m. Thursday night to 6:00 a.m. Friday morning and will affect customers on Dairy Road from Alamaha Street to Puunene Avenue; Pakaula Street, Ohekani, Lehuakona, …

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