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UPDATE: Ocean Areas Surrounding Makena State Park Reopened

Updated at 1:16 p.m. As of 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, the ocean closure in South Maui, from Oneuli Beach to Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve, including all areas of Makena State Park have been lifted and beachgoers allowed back in. County lifeguards patrolling on watercraft and state conservation officers from the DLNR monitoring near shore waters and have not seen the …

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UPDATE: Kula Man Arrested in Connection to Shooting Incident

Updated at 9 p.m. On Wednesday at approximately 4:47 p.m., Justin Namauu was located in Kahikinui and placed under arrest for the offense of Murder in the Second Degree in connection to a shooting incident that occurred on May 21. Namauu has not been charged at this time as the investigation is on-going. Original story published at 11:38 a.m. On …

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Safety Improvements Planned for Hana Highway and Hansen Road Intersection

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation will make safety improvements to the intersection of Hana Highway and Hansen Road in Kahului due to the number of incidences that have taken place. Over the past 5 years, 9 major accidents have occurred, with a substantial amount being from motorists on eastbound Hana Highway colliding with motorists making a left turn from Hansen …

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California Man Pulled Unresponsive from Lanai Waters

At 12:28 p.m. on Tuesday, emergency responders on Lanai were called to Hulopoe Beach for an adult male pulled unresponsive from the water. Firefighters arrived on scene at 12:42 p.m. and found bystanders on the beach performing CPR on a male victim. Firefighters took over lifesaving efforts until paramedics arrived a short time later. Despite all efforts, the victim could …

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False tsunami rumors swirl after Big Island quakes

When a 6.9 earthquake shook the Big Island earlier this month, tsunami fears kicked into high gear and so did the rumor mill. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it received dozens of phone calls asking if a tsunami was coming. “We’ve received phone calls even from the mainland asking about a tsunami hazard from Hawaii,” Oceanographer Nathan Becker said. …

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Rep. Hashimoto to Host Lawmakers Listen Event

State Representative Troy Hashimoto will host a Lawmakers Listen town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Iao Intermediate School in room J-204. The meeting is for the residents of District 8 (Wailuku, Waipaku, Waihee), and any other interested community members. Leadership of the House of Representatives and members of the Maui delegation will also be in …

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Fire Crews Airlift Five Hikers from Bamboo Forest

At 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, firefighters responded to the Bamboo Forest in East Maui for a report of five hikers that may have been stranded by high stream waters. Firefighters from Paia arrived at 3:40 p.m. and spoke with the female visitor that made the call for help. The woman was returning to her car and had just made the …

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U.S. Postal Service Currently Hiring on Maui

The U.S. Postal Service is seeking applicants for Rural Carrier Associate positions on Maui. The positions pay $17.78 per hour plus COLA. RCAs are non-career postal employees who provide customers along a rural route a variety of services including delivering and collecting mail and selling stamps, supplies and money orders. RCAs must be available to work on an as needed …

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Public Schools Offering Summer Meals to all Children

The Hawai`i State Department of Education on Monday announced 68 public schools will serve meals through its summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option. Beginning in early June, the SSO program will be available at public schools around the state free of charge to all children 18 years and under. Breakfast and lunch meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, …

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Half-Acre Brush Fire in Lahaina

At 12:55 p.m. on Saturday, firefighters responded to a brush fire near the Lahaina Aquatic Center on Shaw Street. Fire crews arrived at 1:02 p.m. to find a 200 foot section of brush burning in a vacant lot 50 feet from buildings at Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center on Ipu Aumakua Lane. Firefighters brought the fire under …

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