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Maui County Isn’t Sticking Up For Its GMO Farming Moratorium

Maui County isn’t defending a moratorium on genetically modified farming despite more than 23,000 voters approving the bill last fall. In a court filing Friday, the county said that it is taking “no position” on a motion for summary judgment filed by attorneys representing global seed companies Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, as well as several Maui County businesses and organizations. …

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Hawaiian Electric Companies launch online Integrated Interconnection Queues

In another step to support customers in integrating more clean, renewable energy, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawai‘i Electric Light Company today are launching “Integrated Interconnection Queues” (IIQ) for each company. The online tool allows customers and developers to see the status and progress of planned renewable generation projects, including customer-sited rooftop solar as well as mid-sized and utility-scale wind …

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Visitor found unresponsive off Polo Beach

On 01/29/15 at about 4:15 PM, Walter SINSHEIMER (82), of Seattle Washington, was located by bystanders unresponsive off the shore of Polo Beach in Kihei. Bystanders conducted cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on SINSHEIMER. Police, Fire, and Medical personnel responded and continued lifesaving efforts in attempts to revive SINSHEIMER. Despite these efforts, SINSHEIMER was pronounced dead at the scene. Cause of …

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Applicants being sought for Police CSI Camp

Applications are being accepted for Maui Police Department’s CSI Camp 2015 – a Crime Scene Investigation experience created for high school juniors and seniors. The CSI Camp 2014 is scheduled for June 22-26, 2015 from 8:00am-4:00pm daily. The Camp is limited to 12-students. Topics to include: crime scene photography, scene diagramming, testing for blood, bullet trajectory, fingerprints, human remains recovery, …

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Lanai to Join Maui Friday Town Parties with 5th Friday

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today that Lanai City has joined the Maui Friday Town Parties (MFTP) marketing program and will be hosting a Fifth Friday Town Party this week on Friday, Jan. 30th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. around Dole Park. Event cards are available in advance for $5, or for a cost of $10 at the event …

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Corals beginning to show signs of recovery from bleaching

Coral colonies in near shore waters on Oahu, Maui and Kauai have shown some signs of recovery from the fall 2014 mass bleaching event. DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) researchers and their partners continue to assess recovery and mortality in advance of what is predicted to be another severe bleaching season in 2015. Click here to download our mobile …

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Maui Emergency Room Visits Exceed Record Levels

Maui Memorial Medical Center’s (MMMC) emergency department, or ED, treated over 45,000 patients in 2014 – a 3.37 percent increase over 2013 and a 25 percent increase over the past five years. The increase has resulted in longer wait times and shortage of available beds for admitted patients, a problem many other hospitals across the state, and nation, are facing. …

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Hawea Place Fire damages carport in Makawao

At about 1:20 PM firefighters from Makawao responded to a reported trash can fire. En route firefighters were informed that it was a possible structure fire, so Kula and Kahului firefighters also were dispatched to the area of 110 Hawea Place, Makawao. Makawao firefighters arrived at 1:35 PM to find a 1200 sq. ft. detached carport fully involved by fire …

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Ex-Boyfriend charged with Attempted Murder after Molokai collision

On January 25, 2015 at about 1:31 p.m. Pakluke LAU (38) from Kaamola, Molokai, was arrested and charged for the following offenses in relation to the incident reported on January 7, 2015: Attempted Murder In the First Degree Terroristic Threatening In the First Degree (2 counts) Violation of an Order For Protection (2 counts) Reckless Driving Bail has been set …

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