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Hawai`i Enacts Portions of Paris Climate Accord Into Law

In a show of support for the Paris climate agreement, Governor David Ige, along with Hawai`i’s county mayors and representatives, gathered for the signing of two bills and a mayors’ agreement that support the commitments and goals of the Paris climate accord on Tuesday. Hawai`i is the first state in the nation to enact legislation that implements portions of the …

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Fire and Ocean Safety crews kept busy over the weekend

SATURDAY – Kula Fire: At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, firefighters responded to a brush fire reported to be 50 yards behind a residence on Lower Kimo Drive. Kula and Makawao firefighters arrived at 8:40 p.m. and found a 50 x 50 foot brush fire burning to the rear of the residence. Crews quickly brought the fire under …

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3 children, 2 adults rescued in Kaiwi Channel after boat takes on water

Five people are safe after being rescued by the Coast Guard off their 50-foot sailing vessel in the Kaiwi Channel between Oahu and Molokai, Friday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point hoisted three children first and then went back and hoisted the two adults bringing all five people safely back to the air station. …

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Large quake off Aleutian Islands poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii

At around 12:30 this afternoon, a powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.  For Hawaii, there are no tsunami watches or warnings in affect for the state per the National Weather Service or the US Geological Survey (USGS).  Again, there are  NO tsunami watches or warnings in affect for Hawaii. Click here to download our …

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Foul play ruled out in death of missing Lahaina man

On 06/01/17, Maui Police Department Detectives were able to positively identify the body recovered from a wrecked vehicle found on the cliff below Nakalele Point in Lahaina. The body was identified as 24 year old Justin Sadang of Lahaina. Sadang was reported missing on 05/20/17. He was last seen leaving his residence in his Toyota 4Runner. On 05/22/17, Sadang’s 4Runner …

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Six Maui County Schools to Offer Students Free Summer Meals

The Hawaii State Department of Education announced on Thursday 63 public schools that will serve meals through its summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option. Six of the participating schools are in Maui County. Beginning Thursday, the SSO program will be available at public schools around the state free of charge to all children 18 years and under. Meals will …

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As Maui Electric prepares for hurricane season, customers urged to make plans, ready supplies

Hurricane season is officially underway and early forecasts show this season could bring more storm systems than usual. Maui Electric Company urges all customers to ready themselves and their properties for potential storms. Customers should develop their own preparedness plans and consider these following tips: Gather emergency supplies, such as a battery-powered radio, flashlights, lanterns, and batteries. Be prepared to …

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Mayor Arakawa Signs 2018 Fiscal Year Budget

Maui County Mayor Alan M. Arakawa today signed into law the operating and capital improvement budgets for the fiscal year 2018, which begins July 1. He approved Bill 65, the County Council’s operating budget that provides for $562.7 million for the day-to-day costs of County government, and Bill 64, the Council’s capital budget that allocates $142.5 million for construction projects. …

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Man arrested for allegedly selling marijuana to Lahaina students

Maui Police Department officers received information that a male was selling large amounts of marijuana to high school students at the Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina. On May 30, 2017 at about 6:05 p.m., officers from the Juvenile Crime Prevention Division, Crime Reduction Unit and Community Relations Section acting on that information conducted an undercover drug operation at the park. …

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MFD Battled Multiple Brush Fires Wednesday

Maui Fire Department firefighters battled two separate brush fires on Wednesday. At 3:48 p.m., firefighters responded to a brush fire that burned around two acres of brush in former pineapple fields near the Pauwela Lighthouse in Haiku. A Paia fire crew arrived on scene at 3:54 p.m. and found a half-acre of heavy brush on fire almost a mile makai …

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