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DOH: Food Service Industry Reminded of Latex Ban

Hawai`i State Department of Health food safety inspectors will begin stepping up enforcement of a State law that bans the use of latex gloves by Hawaii’s food service industry. Act 180, which took effect Jan. 1, 2017, prohibits the use of latex gloves by personnel working in food establishments. DOH has asked the Hawaii Restaurant Association, Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association, …

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DWS Declares Stage 1 Water Shortage in the Upcountry District

The Department of Water Supply is declaring a Stage 1 water shortage in the Upcountry district due to reduced surface water flow and an ongoing dry weather forecast for the summer and fall. The Stage 1 water shortage will be effective Tuesday, July 18.  At Stage 1, the water rates remain the same. By law, the Director of Water Supply, with …

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USCG Assists Disabled, Adrift Vessel off Kahului

The United States Coast Guard successfully assisted the crew of the 25-foot pleasure craft Nohuli, safely towing the vessel back to shore after it became disabled and adrift approximately 17 miles north of Kahului on Sunday.  A 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcew from Coast Guard Station Maui launched to assist the vessel due to a health condition of one of the passengers, impending sunset and …

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Powerful magnitude-7.4 earthquake strikes the Bering Sea between Russia and US

There is no tsunami threat to Hawai`i following a powerful earthquake in the Bearing Sea between Russia and the United States The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center notes that the 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1:34 p.m. Hawai`i Time. BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA: A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. PTWC reports …

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Costco Wholesale Pays $5k Penalty For HI-5 Violations

Costco Wholesale Corporation has paid a fine of $4,799.40 for violating State deposit beverage container (DBC) requirements. On April 24, 2017, the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) sent a Request for Information letter to Costco requesting that the company submit sales information for auditing purposes. Despite more than 15 emails and telephone calls, Costco remained non-cooperative in providing the …

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UPDATE: Wailuku Heights estate seeks expansion of commercial operations

Lona Ridge is on the agenda at the Maui County Council Land Use Committee. The controversial application by Lona Ridge Inc. to expand commercial uses at the five-acre estate above Wailuku Heights has finally landed at the County Council. UPDATE: The site visit to Lona Ridge above Wailuku Heights scheduled for Tuesday, July 18 was canceled due to lack of …

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Roland Cazimero of the Brothers Cazimero has died

Hawaii music icon Roland Cazimero has died. He was 66. Cazimero was half of the legendary Hawaiian music group The Brothers Cazimero. He and his brother, Robert, made a huge impact on modern Hawaiian music, winning numerous Na Hoku Hanohano awards.

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Early morning fire burns pickup truck

On Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 4:09 a.m., Kahului firefighters received an alarm for a report of a vehicle fire on Huali Way in Kahului. When firefighters arrived, they found a 2006 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with fire in the bed and in the interior passenger compartment. The fire was extinguished quickly, and a Fire Investigator called. The vehicle was …

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Fire burns garage under construction

On Friday, July 14th, 2017, at 6:06 a.m., Napili and Lahaina firefighters received an alarm for a structure fire at a residence under construction in the Mahana Estates development in Kapalua. Napili firefighters arrived at 6:17 a.m. to find a fire in a nearly completed 480 square foot attached garage. Fire crews had the fire contained at 6:22 a.m., and …

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Lahaina Traffic Affected After Vehicle Accident

A motor vehicle accident occurred around 2:52 pm on Honoapi’ilani Hwy fronting the Lahaina Post Office/ Lahaina Civic Center area. Emergency services are on scene. At this time, the roads are NOT closed. But expect delays in the area as the traffic normalizes. Check out our LIVE Traffic Map- CLICK HERE. Click here to download our mobile app for Android …

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