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Congresswomen Gabbard and Hanabusa honor former Senator Daniel Akaka

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) today led a Special Order of speeches on the House floor honoring the late Senator Daniel K. Akaka. Members of Congress shared their memories and experiences with Senator Akaka, honoring his lifelong legacy of service to Hawaiʻi and our nation. Honoring Senator Daniel K. Akaka on the House floor today, Rep. Tulsi …

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Haleakala National Park Changes Entrance Fees to Address Infrastructure Needs & Improve Visitor Experience

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today Haleakalā National Park will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Starting June 1, 2018, the Tri Park Annual Pass will go from $30 to $50, to align with other national parks that have similar visitation. The Tri Park Annual Pass allows …

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MPD Seeks Help IDing Man in Kihei Attempted Robbery

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male who attempted to rob the Kihei Kwik Stop store on March 26 at approximately 8:45 p.m. The male is described only as having a thin build and approximately 5-foot-8-inches tall.  He was wearing a black “Maui Built” hoodie and light colored pants and used a blue bandana …

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Tree Trimming to Briefly Close Makena State Park

On Thursday morning, April 12, 2018, the DLNR Division of State Parks will be conducting maintenance work at Makena State Park to trim overhanging and hazardous branches in the park. For public safety, the first park entrance (first paved parking lot at the north end) will be closed approximately 5 hours, from 7 a.m. through 12 noon. All other sections of the park, with the exception of …

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Debris Removal Scheduled at Wai`anapanapa State Park

A large pile of cargo nets and other debris which came ashore approximately two weeks ago at Wai‘anapanapa State Park will be removed on Thursday morning. The effort is a collaboration of the Department of Land and Natural Resources State Parks and Forestry and Wildlife divisions and the County of Maui’s Division of Public Works. On Thursday April 12, the upper …

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Maui Police Release Surveillance Images of Pizzeria Robbery Suspect

Surveillance video obtained from area businesses show the suspect entering a silver Toyota multi-purpose vehicle before driving away from the area. Anyone observing this person walking along Old Haleakala Highway during this short time frame or having any information regarding the vehicle or this incident is asked to contact Detective Dennis Clifton at (808) 244-6433, the Maui Police Department at …

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DOH Confirms Two Additional Cases of Rat Lungworm

The Hawai`i Department of Health has been conducting detailed investigations of two additional cases of angiostrongyliasis, or rat lungworm disease, contracted in the state. The two cases are unrelated and were confirmed by laboratory tests conducted by the DOH State Laboratories Division in March. This brings the statewide total of confirmed cases of the disease to three individuals to date …

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National Take-Back Event for Unused, Expired Medication

The Maui Police Department will be partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration and participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Members of the public are invited to the drop-off on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MPD station located at 55 Mahalani Street in Wailuku. This is an anonymous …

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West Maui Ocean Users Sue Land Board Over Kahana Bay Seawall Approval

A 400 foot seawall proposed for construction at Kahana Bay in West Maui has sparked a lawsuit. Nā Papa‘i Wawae ‘Ula‘ula, West Maui Preservation and Native Hawaiian fisherman and elder Felimon Sadang filed the suit in the Maui Environmental Court seeking to reverse the Board of Land and Natural Resources’ summary denial of their request for a contested case over …

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