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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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State Mainframe Failure Causes DMV Outage

The County of Maui’s Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division is unable to process vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses due to the failure of a State Mainframe system. The Mainframe went down on Monday, and the State is working to fix it, but there is no estimated timeframe for when services will be restored, the Division said.  The County must rely …

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Righteous Reggae Show Ep60

Righteous Roger celebrates 420 with some of his favorite ganja tunes. Classics from Bob Marley, Eek-a-Mouse, Rita Marley, the Mighty Diamonds and much more.  It’s time to reggae and chill with Episode 60.  Listen now exclusively on the MAUIWatch Radio Network.  If you have any requests, questions, or want to send your music for airplay consideration email Righteous Roger, [email protected]

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BREAKING: House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – Speaker Paul Ryan has abruptly pulled the Republicans’ troubled health care overhaul off the House floor. The decision was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. The bill had appeared all but certain to be defeated Friday. The roll call was on track to occur in about an hour. The measure has been a …

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Hawaii asks Federal Court to block implementation of new travel ban order

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced yesterday that the state of Hawaii has filed a motion for a temporary restraining order in its federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump, following the new executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority nations issued earlier this week. Yesterday’s filings ask the court to declare that sections 2 and 6 of the March 6, …

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Netflix comedy tour brings Sandler, Spade, Schneider to Maui

Netflix Presents comedy times three live on stage. Adam Sandler, one of the most endearing goofballs to ever grace the stages of Saturday Night Live, will be joined by his friends David Spade and Rob Schneider all live on stage as Sandy Wexler’s Here Comes The Funny Tour makes a stop at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater …

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Movie Princess Leia “Carrie Fisher” has Died

Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to PEOPLE on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” …

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Singer George Michael died on Christmas Day

80’s mega hit singer “George Michael” Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer, who rose to fame as a member (with Andrew Ridgeley) of the music duo Wham!. He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop, with best-selling …

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We remember 9/11, a brief history and tribute to those who fallen

On September 11, 2001 at around 02:40 AM Hawaii Standard Time while most of us were sleeping, the events of the 9/11 terror attacks were just getting started. BACKSTORY NEW YORK CITY-MANHATTAN: On the morning of September 11, 2001, the people of New York City was just waking up and getting their days going. At the FDNY Fire Houses, the …

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