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Maui Electric Offers New Online Form to Report Streetlight Issues

Maui Electric is offering a new online form to report streetlight issues on Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i. The online form enables people to report any streetlight issues, including lights out, flickering or dim, as well as if a utility pole is broken or leaning. The form can be accessed on the Maui Electric website at this direct link or under …

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Serpico’s Pizzeria Robbed at Gunpoint

On Sunday, April 8 at about 1:15 p.m., an unidentified suspect wearing a black motorcycle helmet entered Serpico’s Pizzeria in Pukalani, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The Maui Police Department say the suspect then fled on foot along Old Haleakala Highway with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone observing this person walking along Old Haleakala Highway during …

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Report: Hawai`i Ranks High in Overall Tax Burden

Hawai`i ranks high in overall tax burden as Tax Day quickly arrives, this is according to the 2018 Tax Burden by State report by personal-financial website WalletHub. WalletHub compared the 50 states based on the three components of state tax burden — property taxes, individual income taxes, and sales and excise taxes — as a share of total personal income. Source: …

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Maui Halau Wins Overall Title at The 2018 Merrie Monarch Festival

The 2018 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo ended on Saturday night, crowning Maui halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka as its champion. The Valley Isle was well represented in the rankings with Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka, under the direction of Kumu Napua Greig, also claiming the title in the Wahine `Auana and second place in the Wahine Kahiko contests. Maui …

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Ige Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Senator Akaka Memory

Governor David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of Senator Daniel K. Akaka. Flags shall be flown at half-staff immediately, at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the …

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Former U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka dies at 93

Former United States Senator Daniel Akaka dies at age 93. That’s according to Akaka’s former Communications Director Jesse Broder Van Dyke. Akaka was the first native Hawaiian to serve in the Senate. He worked in Washington for more than three and a half decades. The former Senator had been hospitalized with an illness. His colleagues are already reacting on twitter. …

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Maui’s Miss Aloha Hula 2018

The Merrie Monarch Festival has just announced a new Miss Aloha Hula. From Maui, Contestant #7 Hula Kahiko: Shalia Kapuauʻionālani Kikuyo Kamakaokalani – Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka, under the direction of Kumu Nāpua Greig has become Miss Aloha Hula 2018! Photo by Hawaii Tribune-Herald

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Governor Ige Signs Our Care, Our Choice Act into Law

Governor David Ige on Thursday signed HB 2739 — the Our Choice, Our Care Act. The bill gives mentally capable, terminally ill people with six months or less to live – the option to take prescription medication that enables them to die peacefully in their sleep. HB 2739 is modeled after Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, which has been in practice for …

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Maui County Democratic Party Seeking District 8 State House Applicants

The Maui County Democratic Party has set Wednesday, April 11 by 3:30 p.m. as the deadline to apply for the District 8 State House seat left vacant by Representative Joseph Souki. Any Democrat in good standing for at least six months prior to the application deadline who lives in House District 8, which encompasses Kahakuloa, Waihee, Puuohala, Wailuku and Waikapu, may submit their name. …

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Maui Police Commission Concludes Chief of Police Annual Evaluation

On March 21, the Maui Police Commission concluded its annual review and evaluation of Chief of Police Tivoli Faaumu.   The evaluation period was from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. According to MPD, Chief Faaumu received high marks in all categories of the evaluation which included areas of leadership such as continued department accreditation, community relations, standards of professionalism …

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