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UPDATE: Maui fire crews respond to a reported brush fire in Olowalu

At approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning MFD crews responded to reports of a brush fire in the Olowalu area (north of Olowalu Store). Upon arrival, crews found an active brush fire behind a Paintball Field north of Olowalu Store. The fire quickly spread up the hillside, and through dry brush and kiawe. At one point the fire threatened some farm …

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Police identify female victim found dead in Haiku

On Monday August 27th, 2018, at about 07:30 a.m. Maui Police Department Patrol Officers were assigned to a report of an deceased female in the area of the East Kuiaha Gulch, near Hana Highway, in Haiku. This female has since been identified as Maile HANSON, a 29 year old resident of Waiehu. Her family has been notified of her passing. …

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Maui Humane Society to Participate in National Clear the Shelters Day

The Maui Humane Society has announced that they will be participating in national “Clear the Shelters” Day on Saturday, August 18. As a result of the generous support of the Savitt Family Foundation, adoption fees will be waived on all dogs, cats and critters. More than 900 shelters nationwide will be holding adoption events on Saturday in an effort to …

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Maui Women Send a Message in 2018 Primary

The 2018 Maui primary showed that the new strength and viability of women candidates for local and state offices offered more than a few moments of drama and surprise. The surprise finish of the evening was the strong showing by Tasha Kama in the Kahului council seat race, where she topped three-term Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa by a margin of …

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Governor signs bill to preserve, create, affordable housing on Maui

Gov. David Ige signed SB 2293 at a bill signing ceremony on Maui, that aims to create more affordable housing on the Valley Isle, while keeping existing apartments affordable. The new law enables the state’s Board of Land and Natural Resources to preserve the affordable rentals at the Front Street Apartments by requiring the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation …

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