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Haiku family displaced due to afternoon structure fire

At 2:37PM, Paia fire fighters were dispatched to a structure fire on Hahana Road. Makawao fire fighters also responded to assist. Crews arrived and made their way down the road into the gulch, where the structure was located. The 20′ x 20′ structure was fully engulfed and totally destroyed by the fire. 5 people displaced; 2 adults and 3 children, …

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Lahaina Bypass claims first fatality in early morning crash

On Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at about 12:45 AM, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on the Lahaina bypass 1.5 miles South of Lahainaluna Road. The collision occurred when a 2009 Toyota, being operated by a twenty-four (24) year old male from Kihei was traveling south on Lahaina Bypass. The operator lost control and the vehicle traveled off of the roadway …

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UPDATE: Body Recovered from Overturned Car Identified

On Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:44PM, Napili fire fighters were dispatched to an overturned car in a gulch off of Honoapiilani Highway, near DT Fleming Beach. A resident directed crews to an area overlooking a small bay just North of Flemings. Fire fighters confirmed a vehicle flipped over approximately 60 feet below in the shore break. Ocean safety’s rescue …

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Water Department Requests Voluntary Reduction in Water Usage

Due to continued dry weather conditions and low flows into the water reservoirs, Upcountry residents are urged to voluntarily cut back water usage by 10%. The affected area includes Haiku, Makawao, Olinda, Haliimaile, Pukalani, Omaopio/Pulehu, Kula, Keokea/Waiohuli, Ulupalakua, and Kanaio. As a precautionary measure, the Department of Water Supply will shut down the Olinda Water Treatment Facility (WTF) on Monday, …

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Maui Judge Rejects Effort to Keep Anti-GMO Voter Initiative Off November Ballot

Advocates for a Maui County voter initiative won a victory Monday when Judge Rhonda Loo affirmed that the measure to ban GMO farming should appear on the November ballot. Loo dissolved a temporary restraining order filed by opponents of the ballot initiative who claimed that the title, “Genetically Engineered Organisms,” is deceptive and confusing. The Molokai Chamber of Commerce, a …

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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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