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Maui Electric Kuihelani Substation Work to Begin

With continued growth and development anticipated for Central Maui that will require more reliable and clean energy, Maui Electric Company will begin construction of the Kuihelani Substation near the intersection of Kuihelani Highway and Maui Lani Parkway this month. Construction is scheduled to be completed by end of this year. During construction, no extended interruptions to electrical service and minimal …

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County’s Used Motor Oil Program Reopens Ahead of Schedule

The County of Maui’s Used Motor Oil (UMO) Program for home mechanics has been reinstated a month ahead of schedule after being suspended in February due to a lack of State funding support. The County Council granted the Environmental Protection & Sustainability’s (EP&S) supplemental budget request of $126,875 to fund the program for the remainder of this fiscal year to …

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Four New Correctional Officers Headed to MCCC

The Department of Public Safety, on Friday, welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony held in Honolulu. Forty-seven recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Recruit Class 17-01 training and will begin their careers as correctional officers in facilities across the state, including four that will work at Maui Community Correctional Center. BCRC is a 9-week training …

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UPDATE: Police investigate bomb threat at Kihei Jack in the Box

UPDATE: On Friday, May 5, 2017 at about 10:41 a.m., police responded to the Jack In the Box on South Kihei Road in Kihei where someone reported a male had what looked like an explosive device strapped to his chest and wearing a backpack with an antenna sticking out. Officers arrived and found a backpack with wires and an antenna …

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Popular Trail Undergoes Safety, Conservation Upgrades

On one side of the Waihe‘e Ridge Trail, hikers look deep into the Waihe‘e Gorge.  On the other, they look across Makamakaole Gulch and out into the shimmering Pacific Ocean.  On a clear day, yet another view is across the entire central plain of Maui all the way to the top of Haleakala.  This challenging, but scenic trail is considered …

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In latest airline video, Delta boots family from flight

A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children’s seats on a crowded flight. April 23, Brian and Brittany Schear, along with their two toddlers were leaving Maui to go home to California. Brian Schear said he originally bought a seat for his 18-year-old son, …

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Rep. Souki Resigns as Speaker of the House of Representatives

Representative Joseph M. Souki has resigned as Speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives effective immediately. Souki was re-elected as Speaker of the House in January 2013. He previously served as Speaker from 1993 to 1999, and Speaker Emeritus from 2000 to 2013. He also served as Chair of the Committee on Finance, and most recently as Chair of the …

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Presentations set on proposed restrictions on polystyrene food service containers

The Maui County Council has scheduled a special council meeting on Monday, May 8 at 9 a.m. to receive testimony and presentations on the proposed restrictions on polystyrene food service containers, Council Chair Mike White announced today. The council will consider Bill 127 (2016), which would restrict the use or sale of polystyrene food service containers in the County of …

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Hawaii Firearm Permits & Registrations Increase in 2016

The Department of the Attorney General released its annual report today detailing statewide and county firearm registration statistics for calendar year 2016. A total of 21,408 personal firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2016, marking an 8.4% increase from the tally in 2015. Of the applications processed in 2016, 95.7% (20,488) were approved and resulted in issued permits; 2.8% …

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