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Remembering mother, son killed in Honolulu Marco Polo high-rise fire

A 5-alarm fire that ripped through Honolulu’s Marco Polo apartments on Friday, injured a dozen and killed three people. Among the victims who died are 54-year-old Britt Reller and his mother 85-year-old Melba Jeannine Dilley. “I couldn’t believe it.. I couldn’t believe that was my last time seeing him,” said Larisa Mokan, who lived on the same floor as the …

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3 dead, 12 injured in Honolulu high-rise fire

At least three people are confirmed dead, a dozen injured, and five hospitalized — including a firefighter — after a five-alarm blaze swept through several floors of a Honolulu high-rise, on Friday. More than a dozen units at the Marco Polo Apartment Building, along Kapiolani Boulevard, are now heavily damaged, according to the Honolulu Fire Department. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell …

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Family members arrested in the death of 9-year-old in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Island police arrested three family members (July 14), in connection with a murder investigation. Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section arrested 49-year-old Kevin Lehano, 33-year-old Tiffany Stone and 59-year-old Henrietta H. Stone at approximately 3:00 p.m. for second degree murder under the strength of a bench warrant following a grand jury indictment. The indictment stems from the death of …

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Home Depot in Kahului Closed Due to Flooding

The Home Depot store in Kahului has been closed for the remainder of the day due to flooding. A good portion of the store was under water around 11 a.m. Friday morning, causing the store to close. Witnesses say that there was about a half an inch to an inch of water covering the floors. The cause of the incident …

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Over $2 Million in Grant Funds Released by Mayor’s OED

During the second half of fiscal year 2017, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development issued more than $2 million dollars in grant monies to various local organizations. Grantees were selected based on their economic impact within Maui County through business and/or jobs created or sustained. Improvements to Maui County in the areas of environment, agriculture, business, sports, arts and culture …

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Enhancing coastal resilience in West Maui is goal of new PacIOOS grant

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) will develop a high-resolution, real-time wave run-up forecast and notification system for West Maui’s coastline with a $500,000 award from NOAA’s Regional Coastal Resilience Grants Program. PacIOOS will also model a suite of inundation planning scenarios that take rising sea levels and increasing wave energies into account. Site-specific, short- and long-term forecasts will strengthen West …

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Road Resurfacing Work to Affect Upcountry, Paia Traffic

The State’s Highways Division will be completing cold plane and resurfacing work today on Haleakala Highway. Motorists using the roadway in the area should anticipate alternating lane closures one direction at a time, in the vicinity of North Firebreak Road between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Next week, there will be an alternating lane closure on Hana Highway, one direction …

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Tree trimming causes major power outage in South Maui

At 12:06 this afternoon, the Maui Electric Company released their statement on the major South Maui power outage. “At 10:15 a.m. today, about 930 customers in the Wailea area experienced a brief outage when tree trimmers accidentally dropped a coconut frond on overhead lines along South Kihei Road.  Power was restored to all customers by 10:45 a.m.” -said Shayna Decker, …

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Liquor Commission Moves to End 24/7 Liquor Sales

In a unanimous vote, the Maui Liquor Commission voted today to nix 24-hour liquor sales, cap the number of hostess bars at 12, and prohibit the delivery of liquor to businesses and residences. Voting unanimously were members of the Liquor Commission including Chairman Robert Tanaka and members Leon Bolosan, Dana Souza, Darren Lopez, Nicole DeRego, Dawn Bicoy, Nane Aluli and …

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Maui Health Systems Announces Inaugural Board

Maui Health System has announced the nine directors of its inaugural board. Honoring its mission to provide care for all on Maui and Lanai, the board represents a balance of community members and healthcare leaders, according to Maui Health System. The board will oversee the quality of patient care, the organization’s financial health, and support the organization’s mission. “We are …

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