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MPD Officer Injured While Responding to Abuse Case

On Wednesday at about 1 p.m., officers of the Maui Police Department’s Wailuku Patrol Division were responding to a report of a domestic abuse near the Kula Fire Station, located at 50 Calasa Rd. While responding to the case, information was received stating that the male offender of the domestic abuse had fled the Kula area in a blue truck …

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Police Seeks Witnesses in Collision Involving MPD Vehicle

Maui Police Department investigators are asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a motor vehicle collision involving a police vehicle. The incident occurred on Kula Highway at the intersection with Lower Kula Road, also known as Skid Row. Police say the collision took place on Wednesday between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Anyone who may have witnessed the …

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HC&S Worker Reportedly Electrocuted While Fixing Power Line

Maui Police Department Kahului patrol officers were assigned to North Firebreak Road off of Haleakala Highway in Kahului to investigate a report that an HC&S worker was electrocuted while fixing a power line just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Upon arrival, officers found a 61-year-old male unresponsive. Authorities say an AED was used on the victim however the victim remained …

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Hiker Rescue Near Makamaka’ole Gulch

At 5:53 p.m. on Monday, Maui firefighters responded to reports of a hiker in distress on the makai side of Kahekili Highway at Makamaka’ole Gulch. Engine 1 (Wailuku) and Rescue 10 (Kahului) on Air 1 responded. On scene, Engine 1 personnel hiked down a trail to assess the situation. Crews found a 44-year-old male who apparently made it down to …

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Maui Women Send a Message in 2018 Primary

The 2018 Maui primary showed that the new strength and viability of women candidates for local and state offices offered more than a few moments of drama and surprise. The surprise finish of the evening was the strong showing by Tasha Kama in the Kahului council seat race, where she topped three-term Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa by a margin of …

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DOH requires food handlers certification for all food establishments statewide

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Sanitation Branch, which successfully launched the state’s color-coded placard system, is reminding all food establishments statewide of regulations that require existing and new permit holders to complete a food handlers education course approved by the department. The new requirement became effective Sept. 2, 2017 and will be enforced beginning Sept. 4, 2018, as the …

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Brown Water Advisory issued for the Island of Maui

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay …

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Power failure reported in the Upcountry area, MECO crews en route

At around 0900 this morning, power failed in parts of the Upcountry area.  It is unknown what cause that power failure.  MECO has informed MAUIWatch that crews are en route and are aware of the situation. If you’re experiencing a power failure, please contact MECO at their dispatch call center at (808) 871-7777 and let them know.

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Maui Electric partners with local businesses to save money, stabilize the grid and use more renewable energy

Maui Electric Company, in partnership with commercial and industrial customers, this month filled the current capacity of its expanded Fast Demand Response program. The program is designed to help participating businesses save on their electric bills while they help the company maintain stability on the electric grid and use more renewable resources. Last July, the Public Utilities Commission approved Maui Electric’s proposal to expand its pilot Fast DR …

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