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New Chief of Police for the County of Maui

On September 5, 2014, at about 10:00 a.m., the County of Maui Police Commission selected Captain Tivoli Faaumu as the new Chief of Police for the County of Maui. He has been the Patrol Commander for District VI, Kihei; since January 16th, 2011 and is a 29 year veteran of the Maui Police Department. He served in the US Army …

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Maui Residents Sue Over Central Maui Sports Complex

Maui Lani Neighbors, Inc., a non-profit organization representing Central Maui homeowners, filed a lawsuit today in state court challenging the legality of the Central Maui Sports Complex. In July, the organization sent a letter to one of the main proponents of the project, Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, as well as to the developer of the project, the State Department of …

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Council calls for immediate solutions to landfill hours and holiday trash pick-up

Budget and Finance Committee members called for the Arakawa administration to step-up, show leadership and solve the problem of holiday trash pick-up and the reduction in landfill hours. “The impact on residents trash pick-up and access to landfill hours was caused by the administration, and in the short-term, can be easily fixed by them without Council action,” said Committee Chair …

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Water Shutdown Scheduled for Wailuku Industrial Area

Some customers in the Wailuku Industrial Area will have no water on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, while contractors change a water lateral on Alua Street. The project is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and will only affect customers on Alua Street from the Hookahi Street intersection to Kolu Street. The work will take place on the side of …

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Autopsy ordered for 4-year old child found dead in Lahaina

On 08/29/14 at about 1:00 PM, a child, 4 year old female from Lahaina, was found unresponsive within a vehicle in the parking lot located at 3500 Lower Honoapiilani Road. Police, Maui Fire Department, and Medics responded to the scene and conducted life saving measures. The child was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment, however, later …

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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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