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Woman displaced after Napili structure fire burns attached studio

On January 27 at 3:40 pm, fire crews responded to a structure fire on Mahinahina Street in Napili. When units arrived at the residence, they found a working fire in an attached studio unit. Personnel confirmed that all occupants were out of the structure and worked on controlling and extinguishing the fire. PC: MFD Crews quickly brought the fire under …

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MAYORWatch: Preying on Free Public Parking in Paia

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I work in Paia and see people who appear to be homeless directing traffic into and out of the free public parking lot next to the Shell gas station. I have seen a shirtless guy on a bike aggressively telling people where and how to park, and then …

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MAYORWatch: Can the County Help Remove Abandoned Vehicles on Kolu Street?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Our businesses are being affected by abandoned vehicles on Kolu Street in Wailuku. They’re now being stripped for parts. There is one vehicle in particular that has been parked in front of a property for two months. This vehicle is on County property, now being occupied by an …

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Jollibee’s First Store on Maui Opens to Camped-Out Crowd Eager for Chickenjoy

Maui can now add another spot to its list of must-eat restaurants, as the first Jollibee on the island officially opened to the public on the morning of Friday, January 24 at 9 AM HST. Approximately 300 fans claimed their places in-line at the new Kahului store even before doors had officially opened, cheering “It’s Our Turn!” to celebrate the …

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Great Whale Count Volunteers Observe Over 100 Humpback Whales on Maui

Sanctuary Ocean Count and Great Whale Count volunteers observe humpback whales from Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, and Maui.  More than 550 volunteers gathered data from Maui during the Great Whale Count by Pacific Whale Foundation and from the shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i islands during the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count, the first of three coordinated whale …

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Iowa Man Dies After Being Struck by a Wave at Ka’anapali Beach

At about 5:01 p.m. on January 23, Lahaina Patrol officers were assigned to respond to the beach area fronting the Whalers Village in Kaanapali (2345 Kaanapali Parkway), in regards to an unresponsive male that was just pulled from the water. CPR was currently being administered to the victim in this matter at the time this call for service was received. …

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Bacterial Levels High in Waters off Hanakao’o

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Hanakaoo, Maui. Levels of 137 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially harmful microorganisms such …

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Maui Burglar Sentenced to 46-months of Prison after Pleading Guilty to Possession of Stolen Firearms

Barret J. Paman, 32, of Maui County, was sentenced today in federal court by United States District Judge Jill A. Otake to 46 months of imprisonment, and three years of supervised release for possession of stolen firearms. US Attorney for the District of Hawaii Kenji M. Price announced that, according to court documents and information presented in court, on March …

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DOH provides guidance to healthcare providers for Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is advising physicians statewide to be alert for patients who have traveled from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The department sent out a detailed medical advisory to healthcare providers today on reporting, testing, specimen collection, and interim healthcare infection control recommendations for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Providers are advised to notify the DOH …

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Report: Hawaii WORST State to Drive in

With U.S. traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers $87 billion in 2018 and the U.S. ranked 17th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States to Drive in as well as accompanying videos. To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 …

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