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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over- Campaign Enforcement Results

The Maui Police Department is dedicated to making our roadways as safe as possible. To strengthen that effort, we partnered with the State Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a campaign aimed to prevent traffic crashes that result in death, injury …

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Fatality near Black Rock claims male visitor in Kaanapali

On 08/30/14 at about 12:00 PM, Police, Maui Fire Department, and Medics responded to the beach fronting the Sheraton Resort, 2605 Kaanapali Parkway Drive, for an unresponsive male. The victim, Greg Ira EVELOFF (60) a residence of Scottsdale, Arizona; was swimming with family when he experienced difficulties. EVELOFF became unresponsive as he was being brought to shore. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation …

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Maui Pro-GMO and Anti-GMO Groups Both Oppose Ballot Initiative Title

The Maui County Clerk has released the wording of a ballot initiative that would ban genetically engineered crops, and it appears no one is happy with it. A group called Citizens Against the Maui County Farming Ban says the title is confusing and wants it to be corrected. “The ballot title as presently phrased is misleading and deceptive toward both …

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Maui Man Arrested for Refusing to Provide DNA Sample

Attorney General David M. Louie said today that a John P. Dunbar Jr. of Haiku, Maui, was arrested Aug. 22 by patrol officers and the Maui Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit for refusing to provide a DNA sample. Dunbar, according to a press release, had been convicted in 2005 of escape in the second degree, a felony, and was given …

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White explores solutions, says holiday trash pick-up should continue

The Budget and Finance Committee will focus on landfill hours and holiday trash pick-up at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber in Wailuku, Committee Chair Mike White announced today. According to White, as of Aug. 1, the mayor cut vital public services in the area of solid waste – eliminating trash pick-up on …

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Body recovered on a remote beach believed to be Sean Okin

According to Jeff Simon of Maui Search and Rescue, Sean Okin was found deceased this morning on a remote beach on Maui and issued the following statement: “Thank you all for the love and support you gave my brother in his life and in trying to locate him. He was found by a Park Ranger thanks to the efforts of …

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“Move Over Law” Reminder from Maui Police

The Maui Police Department will continue to participate in the nationwide crackdown on Drunk Drivers through September 1st. This nationwide campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a partnership between law enforcement agencies and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a joint effort to reduce impaired driving. For the remainder of this campaign the Maui Police Department …

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Fire crews rescue female hiker on trail in Iao Valley

At 5:24PM, Wailuku firefighters responded to Iao Valley for a reported hiker feeling very cold and exhausted. Crews arrived at Kepaniwai Park and hiked about a 1/4 mile into a trail that was next to the stream where they met the hiker. Fire personnel attempted to walk the 26 year old female visitor from Wisconsin down the trail but ended up …

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Near fatal accident near Ulupalakua leave 4 injured

On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at about 12:53 PM, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Piilani Highway (31) .1 mile South of Upper Kanaio Road. The collision occurred as a 2005 Buick being operated by an eighteen (18) year old male from Kula was traveling south on Piilani Highway (31) towards Kaupo. The vehicle drove onto the makai shoulder, and …

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Hawaiian Electric Companies submit plans for Hawaiʻi’s Energy Future

The Hawaiian Electric Companies today proposed plans for Hawaiʻi’s energy future that will lower electric bills and give customers more service options, nearly triple the amount of distributed solar while achieving the highest level of renewable energy in the nation by 2030. The companies’ planned state-of the-art electric systems for O‘ahu, Maui County, and Hawai‘i Island will form the foundation …

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