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Former Maui resident living in Florida brace for Hurricane Irma

It’s projected to be the worst storm to hit Florida, and some former Hawaii Residents are among the millions living in Hurricane Irma’s pathway. “It is the absolute low before the storm,” Randy Avon said. “If we have to evacuate we’re ready to do that.. Most of the people that are here that are in the evacuation zone now have …

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Community Meeting Planned On ‘Iao Valley Further Repairs And Closures

The Department of Land Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold a community workshop meeting on continued improvements at ‘Iao Valley State Monument, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wailuku Community Center. State Parks officials will need to close the park from October 16 to December 16 or sooner to complete the Phase 1 stabilization work. …

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Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Program Limited to Selected Public Schools Statewide

The state’s annual school-located vaccination program, Stop Flu at School, will be offered to all elementary and intermediate public schools in Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii Counties later this year. On Oahu, the program will be made available to selected public schools. Stop Flu at School, which provides free flu shots to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, will no longer …

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UPDATE: No Tsunami Threat Following 8.2M Mexico Earthquake

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no threat of a tsunami to Hawai`i. Waves of less than .3 meters above tide are predicted for Hawai`i but these levels are not expected to produce dangerous conditions. The earthquake has been upgraded to a 8.2 magnitude quake. Original posted at 7:35 p.m. The threat of a tsunami …

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Authorities Seek ID of Two Men in Threat Incident

Maui Crime Stoppers is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying two occupants of a vehicle involved in an incident on August 26. Officials say that at about 5:45 a.m., two unknown Hispanic males operating a red Nissan Frontier pickup truck approached the victims along Pi`ilani Highway in the Kanaio area. The suspects questioned the pair regarding the theft of …

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DLNR to Host Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Meeting on Moloka`i

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will be holding its sixth public information meeting on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation on Tuesday, September 12. The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mitchell Pau‘ole Community Center, located at 90 Ainoa Street in Kaunakakai, Moloka‘i. This meeting is one of a series of public information meetings being held statewide …

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HEMA Advises Public of Ongoing Outdoor Siren Tests

The Hawai`i Emergency Management Agency, together with the Maui County Emergency Management Agency will conduct siren testings over the next couple of days. The first siren testing will take place on Thursday, September 7 from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. along Honoapi’ilani Highway, Lahaina.  In the areas of Kahana and Lahaina Waste Water Treatment Plant. Another test will take place on …

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DOE: Hawai`i Ranks in Top 20 for ACT Prep

The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2017 report released on Wednesday by the ACT, a research-based non-profit organization, shows that Hawai`i’s public school students have continued to see steady growth in meeting college readiness benchmarks in Reading and Science. This was the fourth year that Hawaii State Department of Education 11th graders were required to take the ACT, which …

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Hawai`i Join 16 States in DACA Preservation

Hawai`i joined a coalition of 16 states in filing suit to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals grantees on Wednesday. The lawsuit, which was filed this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, details how the Trump administration has violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution by discriminating against the 800,000 DACA recipients …

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State Expands Enforcement of Wage Laws, Family Leave Law

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations announced Wednesday that Governor David Ige signed into law two acts pertaining to labor law passed by the Legislature this year. Violations of wage payment laws, including minimum wage and overtime, will now require DLIR to impose a penalty of not less than $500 or $100 per violation, whichever is greater. …

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