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TAXWatch: Pray I Don’t Alter It Any Further

A few days ago, I got my annual emailed reminder from the Social Security folks that they prepared an electronic statement for me – they’ve gone green, so they aren’t sending those statements on paper any more.  So, for the first time in years, I logged in and looked at it.  There, in the middle of the page, were some …

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Baldwin Boys Win State Title

HP Baldwin High School Boys Baseball has become the Division 1 HHSAA Boys Baseball State Champions!  Final score 14 to 4 Baldwin vs Waiakea. Congratulations Baldwin Bears!!! PC: HP Baldwin/Wade Hondo

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No Tsunami Threat After a Series of Earthquakes on the Big Island

A multitude of earthquakes has struck Hawai’i County earlier this morning. Magnitude 5.6 and a magnitude 6.9 shaker struck the southeaster section of the Big Island on Friday at 11:33 a.m. and 12:33 p.m. respectively. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center there is no tsunami threat for the Hawaiian islands. There may, however, be some changes in ocean currents.

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MPD Investigating Kihei Disorderly Conduct, Attempted Suicide Incident

On Friday, March 30, at about 2 p.m Maui Police Department officers were sent to 91 East Lipoa Street in Kihei for a report of a male who was trespassing and being disorderly. Upon arrival, officers observed a male standing on top of a cement truck that was parked behind a fence on the property. The male appeared to be …

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Righteous Reggae Show Ep92

No matter where you stand on the gun issue, we all can agree that innocent lives, especially our children in school should be protected.  In the latest Righteous Reggae Show,  Righteous Roger features reggae songs against gun violence by Wailing Souls, Damian Marley, and much more.  Time to lower the guns.  Listen now exclusively on the MAUIWatch Radio Network.  If …

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Police: South Kihei Road from Maui Lu to Kaonoulu Street Closed

Maui Police advise South Maui travelers of a road closure.  South Kihei Road from the Maui Lu Resort to Kaonoulu Street is CLOSED due to heavy flooding from the overnight storm. Officers are stationed in the area for traffic control. State Highways Division and County Department of Transportation crews are working to clear the road ways as quickly and safely …

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TrumpTax, Part 1

As we nervously await the opening of the 2018 Legislature, we wonder how our state will approach tax conformity now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, or “Trump Tax,” is now law. Most states, including ours, conform to federal tax law.  That means we generally adopt the federal law provisions that tell us what is income and what we …

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UPDATE: Power Restored to Residents Following Morning Outage

Updated at 3 p.m. During a period of stormy conditions around 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, about 3,130 customers in parts of Wailuku and Waikapu area experienced an outage when a tree branch came down on power lines along W. Waiko Road. All customers were restored at 11:47 a.m. Also around 10:20 a.m. another 150 customers in the Kaahumanu area of Kahului lost power after a …

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Hawaii DOH places seven hospital employees on off-duty status without pay

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is placing seven Hawaii State Hospital employees on off-duty status without pay pending the investigation of the escape of a patient on Nov. 12. The hospital employees are being notified and will be relieved of their duties for 30 days as the internal investigation continues. As the investigation progresses, more employees may be …

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Off-Duty MPD Officer Charged with Abuse

Maui Police Department officers responded to a residence in Kahului Tuesday at about 11:30 p.m. for a domestic violence complaint involving a 26-year-old female and an off-duty MPD officer. The male officer, 35-year-old Tristin Hickman of Kahului, was arrested and charged for the offense of Abuse of Family or Household Member.   Hickman posted his $1,000.00 bail and was given a …

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