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Volunteer Leadership Mastery Training to be Held on Maui

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Volunteer Center, announced it is hosting a leadership mastery training on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 8 a.m. to noon. “Create Balance, Inspire Others & Sustain Excellence” is an interactive, inspiring and informative training designed specifically for the volunteer leaders of Maui County. The training will be led by Patricia …

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Sixteen Firefighters Graduate from Maui Fire Department’s 32nd Recruit Class

At a luncheon ceremony, on Friday, March 3, 2017, the Department of Fire & Public Safety celebrated the graduation of its 32nd firefighter recruit class at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. Sixteen firefighters graduated from the Maui Fire Department’s 26-week recruit training program. The program, which is run by the Maui Fire Department, also trains firefighter recruits for …

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KMart to close Maui’s Dairy Road Store

MAUIWatch can confirm that the island’s only KMart is closing. KMart sent a statement to MAUIWatch, We are making the difficult, but necessary decision to close the Kmart store at 424 Dairy Road in Kahului. The store will close to the public in mid-June. Until then, the store will remain open for customers. The store will begin its liquidation sale …

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Kahului Teen Rescued from Makamakaole Gulch in Kahakuloa

At 3:33 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2017, fire crews responded to mile marker 8 of Kahekili Highway for a male teenager who jumped into a pond in Makamakaole Gulch and could not climb up the steep ascent. Wailuku firefighters arrived at 3:52 p.m. and met with friends of the teenager. Firefighters were told two males had jumped off a …

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Maui Police launch their 2017 St. Patrick’s Day traffic enforcement campaign

As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans of Irish ancestry and many more who just want to partake in the festivities.  Tragically, March 17 has become one of the nation’s deadliest holidays, with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities.  Because of this the Maui Police Department will …

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American Cancels Flights on the East Coast Due to Winter Storm Stella, Offers Flexibility for Travelers Impacted

Winter Storm Stella is impacting our operation. American Airlines, along with our regional partners, canceled more than 450 flights Monday, March 13 and 1,450 flights Tuesday, March 14, due to the storm. Our travel alert covers 40 airports — including our Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. hubs — and allows customers whose travel plans are impacted by this inclement …

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Wanted suspect from McDonald’s incident arrested in Hana

On Sunday, March 12, 2017 at about 7:30 a.m., 28 year old Samson Hill of Hana was arrested by Maui Police Department Hana Patrol Officers at his residence. Hill was wanted in connection with an Attempted Murder in the First Degree investigation. The incident being investigated occurred on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the McDonald’s restaurant on Main Street in …

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Update: MECO restores power to Kihei customers

Electrical service has been restored to all customers in the Kihei area. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you are still experiencing an outage, please contact our Trouble Line at (808) 871-7777 or toll-free 1-877-871-8461 for Molokai and Lanai. Mahalo.   The Maui Electric Company would like to inform the public that the Kihei area is experiencing a …

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