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Maui Officers Use NARCAN to Save Man’s Life

Maui Police Department officers administered Naloxone, also known as NARCAN to save a man’s life on Saturday. MPD reports that on Saturday at about 3:10 p.m., Wailuku Patrol officers responded to a call for an unresponsive male in his vehicle within a parking lot off of Makawao Avenue. The male was reportedly turning blue. Upon arrival, officers were unable to wake …

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Maui Police ask for public assistance in locating missing woman

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Mary Lynn Bernard-Kilgore who was reported missing on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Mary Lynn was last seen on May 29, 2018. She is described as a 61-year-old female, about 5’8″ tall, 112 lbs. with brown hair and hazel eyes. DO NOT APPROACH OR TRY TO DETAIN. Anyone with information on …

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Opioid bills would tackle Hawaii’s opioid crisis

A handful of bills to tackle the opioid problem in Hawaii are awaiting the governor’s signature to become law. One would give pharmacists the ability to prescribe medication that could save lives in case of a drug overdose. But one regional health care group says it’s not waiting for a legal mandate. Kaiser Permanente says it’s staying ahead of the …

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TAXWatch: The California Stupidity Fund, Part 2

About three months ago, I wrote about the $10,000 limitation on deductions for state and local tax that is part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  In a nutshell, you can only deduct up to $10,000 in state and local tax.  If you paid more, you get no tax deduction for the excess; not now, and not …

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State Water Commission holds Maui meeting on amended Interim instream flow standards

The Commission on Water Resource Management will hold an informational meeting to update the community and address questions on the implementation of amended interim instream flow standards (IIFS) for the surface water hydrological units of Ukumehame, Olowalu, Kaua‘ula on the island of Maui. The meeting is scheduled as follows: June 6, 2018 (Wednesday) Lahainaluna Intermediate School cafeteria from 6 to …

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Makena Golf & Beach Club announces removal of former hotel to start in mid-June

ATC Makena Holdings, LLC and Discovery Land Company have announced the commencement of demolition of the former Maui Prince Hotel structure at the Makena Golf & Beach Club. The removal of the seven-story former hotel will begin this month and is estimated to be complete in December. Principal construction of the Makena Golf & Beach Club HM project area – …

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Maui lawmakers praise signing of bill to fund UH Community College Promise Program

Maui lawmakers, who were instrumental in the development and passage of the University of Hawaiʻi Community College Promise Program, said the signing of House Bill 2501 today will allow every qualified student the opportunity to attend college and get the education needed to succeed in life. “Last year we introduced a bill to establish the Promise Program and with the …

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Kihei Apartment Fire Causes $200,000 in Damage

At 4:44 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018, South Maui fire crews responded to a building fire at the Maui Parkshore Condominium at 2653 South Kihei Road. Firefighters arrived at 4:48 a.m. to find heavy black smoke coming from a 4th-floor apartment unit. Crews brought the fire under control at 5:05 a.m. and had it fully extinguished at 5:32 a.m. …

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Maui Electric Company Preps for Hurricane Season

The 2018 Central Pacific hurricane season begins today and could bring up to six tropical cyclones. Maui Electric, Hawaiian Electric and Hawaiʻi Electric Light urge customers, both residential and commercial, to ready themselves and their properties for potential storms. Officials say the company works year-round to strengthen our island grids so that they are better able to withstand powerful storms. …

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Lifeguards Rescue Four off Kahekili Beach Park in Kaanapali

On Tuesday, May 30, emergency crews in West Maui rescued three people off of Kahekili Beach Park after strong gusty winds quickly swept them far offshore. Firefighters and ocean safety lifeguards received the call at 12:17 p.m. that two paddle boarders were waving for help about a quarter-mile offshore and were likely having difficulty getting back to the beach. Lifeguards …

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