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Olena Heu to join MAUIWatch as Executive Editor of Food & Lifestyle

Olena Heu, an award-winning journalist and former news anchor/reporter has been named Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle for the MAUIWatch Community Network. In this role she will lead the Lifestyle category to make it bolder, buzzier, and more essential to audiences on and off of Maui. MAUIWatch Founder & CEO Neldon Mamuad said, “We are pleased to welcome Olena to …

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Blazing the Waze: MAUIWatch is the Traffic App’s First Hawaii Partner

MAUIWatch announced on Monday they are partnering with the Google-owned traffic app WAZE to share data in an effort to improve traffic flow on Maui. The WAZE APP crowdsources traffic data and provides live updates on accidents, road closures, and other traffic issues to its users. MAUIWatch will send Waze information about expected road closures, construction, and other public projects. …

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Maui County agrees not to interfere with County official’s personal Facebook news site

HONOLULU, HAWAII – The federal lawsuit alleging unconstitutional interference with plaintiff Neldon Mamuad’s prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed has settled. Honolulu-based attorney Marcus Landsberg IV, Maui-based attorneys Phillip Lowenthal and Samuel MacRoberts, and the ACLU of Hawaii represented Mr. Mamuad and were prepared to argue a Motion for Preliminary Injunction on Monday morning, when the County agreed to settle the case …

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Popular “MAUIWatch” Facebook Page Founder Files Federal Lawsuit Against Maui County For Unlawful Attempts to Silence Speech

The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation (“ACLU”) announced today that a lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) have been filed against Maui County based on the County’s efforts to restrict what Neldon Mamuad may say on his prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed. The lawsuit asks for a court order declaring the County’s actions to be unconstitutional as well as …

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Think You’re a Journalist? Read On

MAUIWatch is Hawaii’s fastest growing news service — and yet it’s only on Facebook. Six months ago, Maui resident Neldon Mamuad started a MAUIWatch page that quickly grew to become the county’s most popular Facebook page with more than 23,000 fans. They often crowdsource images and information on weird weather, accidents, road closures, crazy high milk prices and the like. …

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Maui police officer turns into social media star

WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Maui police officer is now a social media sensation. Officer Keith Taguma is well-known for ticketing drivers for everything from speeding to expired parking meters. The “TAGUMAWatch” Facebook page has already racked up more than 5,900 “likes” in just four days. The site is filled with stories from drivers who have been ticketed by Taguma …

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