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Sunday Lahaina Brushfire Quickly Contained

On Sunday, November 11 at approximately 1:37 p.m., Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a brushfire in the area above Hanakao’o Beach in Lahaina. Crews initially had a difficult time making access to the fire located in light brush on the hillside in the reported area. Firefighters from Lahaina and Napili eventually gained access and were able to quickly …

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Representative Tulsi Gabbard Recognizes Coast Guard Hero On Maui

Representative Tulsi Gabbard visited Maui on Monday to recognize the heroism of U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer (Ret.) Mitchell Lani, who received the U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal for his brave actions while training for deployment during the Korean War. Lani was serving as a cook aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forster in 1953, when a cable got caught …

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Authorities Seek Help Locating Missing Man

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Steven Murphy, 58, who was reported missing on Sunday, November 11. According to Authorities, Murphy was last seen on Tuesday, November 6 at Maui Vans in Kahului. His van was found near Ohai Trail at mile marker 40 on Kahekili Highway. He is described as 6-feet tall and 180 pounds. …

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DOH to Host Immunization Requirement Updates Meetings

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health has scheduled additional public hearings on the counties of Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i to gather public comments on the proposed amendments to Title 11, Chapter 157, “Examination and Immunization,” which include health examination and immunization requirements for school attendance in Hawai‘i. Scheduled hearings are open to the public and will be held at the …

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UPDATE: County Services at One Main Plaza Shut Down Due to Water Main Break

Maui County offices at the One Main Plaza are closed along with the rest of the offices in the building due to a watermain break on Central Avenue on Tuesday. County offices at One Main include the Solid Waste Division, Office of Economic Development, Water Resources & Planning Division, Planning Department, IT Services Division, Zoning Administration & Enforcement, Housing & …

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Hawaiian Airlines Adjusts North America Bag Fees

Hawaiian Airlines today announced the price to check first and second bags on its flights between North America and Hawai‘i is rising by $5 to $30 and $40, respectively. The change applies to main cabin tickets purchased or voluntarily changed beginning today. Hawaiian’s checked bag fee for neighbor island flying remains unchanged, as do discounts and complimentary allowances for HawaiianMiles …

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Stan Lee Comic Creator Has Died

Lee was the co-creator of Marvel Comics characters including Spider-Man, Thor, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther and the Avengers. Stan Lee, the co-creator of countless Marvel comic book characters that have become staples in pop culture, died on Monday at the age of 95. Lee had previously suffered a health scare in January, when he was rushed to a …

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Hawai‘i Public Schools to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie

Hawai‘i public schools will celebrate the upcoming holiday season with an Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie as part of November’s ‘Aina Pono: Harvest of the Month program. The pie will be served on a day selected by participating schools, which includes more than 200 cafeterias statewide. “This is the first time we’ll be including local Okinawan sweet potatoes from the Big …

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Maui State Park Among 15 State-Wide to Get Water Bottle Filling Stations

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks has received a $100,396 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Marine Debris Program to install water bottle filling stations in 15 State Parks statewide over the next three years. On Maui, Waianapanapa State Park will get a filling station. The goal of the project is to reduce the …

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Maui Electric Aerial Line Inspections Scheduled for Maui, Molokai

Maui Electric Company will be using a helicopter to perform routine power line inspections in the areas of Hāna and Upcountry Maui on Monday, November 19; Central and West Maui on Tuesday, November 20; and Moloka‘i on Wednesday, November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. Dates and locations are subject to change depending on weather. Routine aerial …

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