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December Outdoor Warning Siren System, EAS Test Canceled

The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, which would typically occur on Monday, December 3 at 11:45 a.m. has been suspended for the month of December only. No test will take place at that time, and the statewide test has not been rescheduled for a different time. The monthly siren tests are being suspended to avoid interfering with various inaugural events scheduled around the state at …

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Responders Searching for Owner of Paddle Board off Napili Coast

Responders from the Coast Guard and Maui Police Department are searching for the owner of a blue and white paddle board located off Maui’s Napali Coast. “Anyone with information about the owner of the board or how it came to be offshore is asked to contact us at 808-842-2600,” said Ensign Seth Gross, command duty officer, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. …

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Hawaiian Electric Sends Crews to California to Aid in Power Restoration

Thirty employees of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawai`i Electric Light have headed to fire-devastated Northern California to help Pacific Gas & Electric Company restore power to thousands of customers. It’s the first time the companies are dispatching workers to a mainland disaster through its mutual assistance agreement with western regional utilities. Five overhead line crews consisting of a working …

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USPS Offers Suggested Holiday Shipping Dates

Now that everyone has survived the mad Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping rushes, Hawai`i residents’ thoughts will soon turn to shipping. The United States Postal Service has announced suggested holiday mailing dates specific to Hawai`i, news on extended holiday services, information about convenient self-service options, and holiday mailing tips. Suggested Mailing Dates Below are the dates that the Postal Service …

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High Surf and Flooding Conditions Force Closure of Baldwin Park

The County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation has announced Baldwin Beach Park will be closed all day on Tuesday, November 27. County officials say the closure is the result of major flooding from high surf. Questions may be directed to DPR at 572-8122. For general Parks information click here.

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Firefighters Douse House Fire in Kahului

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on November 24, Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire at 225 S. Papa Avenue in Kahului. On scene, crews found active fire on the exterior of the structure that extended into the kitchen area of the home. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames and confirm no one was …

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Police Seek Help Identifying Maalaea Jewelry Store Theft Suspects

The Maui Police Department is requesting the Public’s assistance in identifying any of the four males depicted in the  photographs below. MPF officials say these males are suspected of being involved in the Theft of several pieces of jewelry on Saturday, October 6 at approximately 4 p.m. The items were stolen from the U’i Makana Store in Maalaea and are …

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A Thanksgiving Day rescue as Maui surfers save a sea turtle

Glenn Sturhann was riding waves with his friends James Williams and Justin Ramsey in Kihei on Maui Thursday morning when they saw a sea turtle struggling to breathe. The surfers put the turtle on Sturhann’s board and took it to shore while Tommy Cutt, the surfers’ friend who works for the MOC Marine Institute helped cut the fishing line that …

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Body Found on Shoreline Near Kahakuloa

At approximately 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to the Ohai Trail in the Kahakuloa area for reports of a body found on the shoreline discovered by a nearby diver. Rescue 10 aboard Air 1 was able to locate the body and airlifted it to a landing zone near the highway. At this time, MFD has …

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CCHDC Breaks Ground on Kahului Senior Affordable Housing Project

Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation broke ground on the Kahului Lani senior affordable rental housing development on Tuesday. Developed in partnership with GSF, LLC., Kahului Lani will provide low-income seniors with an affordable permanent living option, offering complementary amenities, where residents can “age in place.” The 165-unit senior affordable rental complex will be built in two phases at the site …

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