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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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Missing in Maui- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

The disappearance of a loved one is every family’s worst nightmare. With every moment they stay missing lowering the odds of their safe return, every moment counts in the desperate search for clues and leads. Investigation Discovery’s MISSING IN MAUI: A DISAPPEARED SPECIAL, premiering Monday, May 26 at 10/9c (Check your local listing Maui people), sheds light on the disappearance …

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FBI uncovers “Blackshades” Malware ring that could affect you

Today, representatives from the FBI New York Field Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the results of a cyber takedown, which included the unsealing of an indictment against Swedish national Alex Yucel and the guilty plea of U.S. citizen Michael Hogue, both of whom we believe co-developed a particularly insidious computer malware …

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HAWAII KICKS OFF ‘CLICK IT OR TICKET’ ENFORCEMENT AND EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today joined representatives of federal, state, county and community organizations and agencies to launch the “Click It or Ticket” campaign in Hawaii. During a proclamation presentation at the State Capitol, Gov. Abercrombie, Hawaii Department of Transportation Interim Director (HDOT) Ford Fuchigami, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Regional Administrator John Moffat, representatives from the Honolulu Police Department, …

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Coast Guard recommends VHF-FM radios for boaters in distress

While boaters may feel safe with just a cell phone, the Coast Guard recommends marine-band radios set to channel 16 for boaters in distress during this third day of National Safe Boating Week. VHF-FM radios are intended mainly for short range communications, generally 5-10 miles, and at least 20 miles to a Coast Guard station. Boaters are urged to stay …

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Fatal water accident of the coast of Napili

On 05/17/14 at about 12:30PM, the victim Alan Southard (58) from Puyallup, Washington; was in distress while snorkeling at Honolua Bay in Napili. He was pulled to shore by bystanders who began cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). First responders arrived on scene and Southard was transported in critical condition to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment. Southard later died …

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25th Annual First Hawaiian Bank Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run a Huge Success

The Maui Police Department hosted the 25th Annual First Hawaiian Bank Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The event was a success with more than 200 participants from the Maui Police Department, State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Air National Guard, Det. 15, AFRL (United States Air Force), United States Coast Guard, Transportation …

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