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Nearly $6M in Grants Released by Mayor’s OED in First Half of FY2018

During the first half of fiscal year 2018, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development has issued nearly $6 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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Shan Tsutsui to Resign as Lieutenant Governor

Updated at 9:45 a.m., January 31, to include a statement from Attorney General Doug Chin. Shan S. Tsutsui announced his resignation as Lieutenant Governor, effective January 31. Tsutsui will be returning to Maui and will be joining Strategies 360, a public affairs, strategic communications and research firm with offices in Hawai`i, 11 other Western states and Washington D.C as a Senior …

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Expect Traffic Delays as Police Investigate Bus Accident on Kuihelani Highway

Kuihelani Highway westbound lanes are closed to traffic between Puunene Avenue and Maui Lani Parkway due to a motor vehicle accident. Emergency crews are on the scene. Motorists should use an alternate route until the roadway is cleared. This morning, crews responded to an accident involving a Roberts Hawaii Bus and Motorcyclist near the Park and Ride area off the …

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Driver in critical condition after SUV collides with guardrail in Kula

On Saturday, January 27, 2018 at approximately 12:34 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Kula Highway (37) north of Naalae Road in Kula. The collision occurred as a green 1995 Suzuki multi-purpose vehicle was traveling south on Kula Highway when it drifted onto the shoulder before coming back onto the roadway, crossed left of center and ran off the …

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UPDATE: Snorkeler from California Dies at Hospital

Updated at 11:50 a.m. on January 29. Maui Fire Department officials say the 71-year-old man who was pulled from the waters off Maluaka Beach on Saturday has died. The Berkeley, California man’s name is being withheld pending notifications to next of kin. This was the ninth drowning since January 14. Original story published on January 27. At 10:16 a.m. on …

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Minnesota Man Found Unresponsive on Snorkel Cruise

At 11:15 a.m. on Friday Jan. 26, 2018, emergency crews responded to the Lahaina Harbor to await the arrival of the catamaran Teralani 2. The crew was giving CPR to a male passenger that had just been pulled unresponsive from waters off of Olowalu, in West Maui. At 11:53 a.m. responders boarded the vessel to take over CPR from the …

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Oregon Man Pulled from Kaanapali Waters

At 12:56 p.m. on Friday, emergency crews responded to a male victim pulled from the ocean fronting the Marriott Maui Ocean Club in Kaanapali. Firefighters arrived at 1:01 p.m. and found bystanders on the beach performing CPR on an adult male. Firefighters continued CPR until paramedics arrived a short time later. Despite all life-saving efforts, the man could not be …

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Judiciary Announces Hawaiian Language Interpreter Policy

The Judiciary today announced the following policy regarding Hawaiian language interpreters during courtroom proceedings: The Judiciary will provide or permit qualified Hawaiian language interpreters to the extent reasonably possible when parties in courtroom proceedings choose to express themselves through the Hawaiian language. The Judiciary will develop implementation procedures for this policy, and welcomes input from the community. Comments may be …

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Hawai`i Ranked as Worst State for Driving

Hawai`i is the worst state in the United States for driving, according to a study by WalletHub. The study took into account 23 different factors, including gas prices, rush hour traffic, and road quality. Hawai`i is ranked below Washington State and Maryland. The best states for driving are Texas, Kansas and Nebraska.

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DOT Provides Major West Maui Road Work Updates

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation has provided updates on the Lahaina Bypass Phase 1B-2, the Honoapiilani Highway Improvements, Keawe Street to Kapunakea Street, and the associated project, Traffic Signal Modernization at Various Locations. Updates can read in their entirety below: Honoapiilani Highway Improvements – Keawe Street to Kapunakea Street Work on the Honoapiilani Highway Improvements, Keawe Street to Kapunakea Street, …

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