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Paramedics Save Former County Clerk’s Life in Las Vegas

A trip to Las Vegas almost turned deadly for a retired county clerk and councilman from Maui County. Danny Mateo and his family live in Maui. They were in Vegas celebrating his retirement after years of working as a councilman and county clerk in his hometown. He and his family were at the LINQ Hotel when things took a turn …

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Battling Politicos: Molina Demands Apology from Victorino

The sun is barely up on Friday morning and the normally affable Mike Molina is “steamed, still plenty steamed.” The object of his displeasure is Maui Mayor Mike Victorino, who Molina says “Has an ego the size of Haleakala.” Molina, the council member who represents Makawao, Haiku, and Paia and chairs the important GET committee, doesn’t mince any words, he …

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Search Warrant Leads to Drug Arrest in Napili

On Tuesday, members of the Maui Police Department’s Vice Division Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on 58-year-old James McDonald at his residence in Napili. Officers had received multiple complainants of heavy foot and vehicle traffic in the late evening hours and suspected drug activity at this residence. MPD officials say McDonald was located at the residence along with an …

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MFD Searches for Missing Hiker

Maui Fire Department crews are searching for a missing hiker within the Kahakapao Trail in the Makawao Forest Reserve. Officials say that the hiker, described as a 35-year-old woman, was last seen on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. Crews responded at 10 a.m. on Thursday after being alerted of the missing woman. Air and ground units are being utilized in the …

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DOH: Molokai Restaurant Issued Closure Notice for Multiple Health Violations

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Sanitation Branch has posted a red “Closed” placard at Paddlers Restaurant and Bar located at 10 Mohala St. in Kaunakakai for pest infestation and maintenance issues. An inspection of the restaurant was conducted on May 7, 2019 in response to a complaint and based on violations found during earlier health inspections. A red placard has …

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Repavement Work to Close Portion of Hansen Road

A portion of Pulehu Road from Hansen Road to Ho`okele Street will be repaved from May 20 to 24, the Department of Public Works announced. The road will be completely closed during work, and motorists will be detoured to other roads. Work on the in-house project will be done from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Maui Median Home Price Hits A New Record: $819,500

For much of the country, the first quarter of 2019 provided several disruptive weather patterns that contributed to less foot traffic toward potential home sales. Coupled with low affordability, higher prices and an inventory situation in its infancy of recovering from record lows – not to mention several more days of wintry weather in April – slower sales persisted across …

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Brown Water Advisories Posted for North and Northwest Shores

Heavy rain has resulted in storm water runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown …

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Poi Available to Maui Public Schools for the First Time

For the first time, Kahului Elementary School cafeteria manager, Perry Yadao, accepted a delivery of 10 pounds of poi from kalo farmer, Bobby Pahia, and Aloha Poi owner, Lester Nakama. Yadao was able to purchase poi through the Āina Pono Program which seeks to increase local food in student meals as well as connects our keiki with the land through …

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Pair Rescued Near Haleakala Summit Visitor Center

At 8:32 p.m. on Saturday, Maui County firefighters were called to assist the National Park Service in locating two missing hikers near the Haleakala Summit visitor center. Firefighters got on scene before 10 p.m. and began searching for the lost hikers, who had called by cell phone requesting assistance. Around 10:45 p.m., a male and female in their thirties were …

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