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Siren Testing Set for Thursday in Hamoa Area

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency will be sounding sirens intermittently between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in Hamoa and Hamoa Beach areas to check their operations. Residents nearby may hear the siren sound for 30-seconds to 3-minute intervals during the identified timeframe. Testing will include short blasts known as “burps”. During the tests, Emergency Management Officials …

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Recruitment to Open for State Conservation Enforcement Officers

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement is beginning recruitment for Conservation & Resources Enforcement Officer (I) positions to fill vacancies across the state. “Since these positions do not require any previous law enforcement experience, we expect a large number of people will be interested in applying,” said DOCARE Enforcement Chief Jason Redulla. “We have a limited number of …

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MAYORWatch: Are There Plans for the Corner of Kaahumanu and Wahine Pio Avenues?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: What are the county’s plans for the property at the corner of Kaahumanu and Wahine Pio avenues? My understanding is that the University of Hawaii Maui College leased the land from the county and built dormitory buildings on it, then abandoned those buildings. The site would …

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MAYORWatch: Concern Over Leaning Telephone Pole

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I have noticed there is a leaning telephone pole on Mokulele Highway (Maui Veterans Highway) around Mile Marker 4. The pole is leaning dangerously close to the ground and has what I assume to be electrical wires on it. My wife said she saw it like …

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MAYORWatch: Reef Friendly Sunscreen

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I may be mistaken (I live in the UK) but I thought it was now the law that all sunscreen sold had to be reef friendly? Answer: Last year, Gov. David Ige signed the first bill in the country to ban sunscreens containing two chemicals harmful …

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Woman Sustains Critical Injuries in Kahoma Valley Fire

At 4:17 p.m. on Saturday, Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire in Kahoma Valley. On scene, crews found a small one story structure already burned to the ground. A 47-year-old female resident was found to have sustained major burns to over 50 percent of her body. She was initially treated by firefighters and medics, then …

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Lane closures on Pi’ilani Highway expected to snarl Kihei Traffic

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) alert the public of lane closures on Piilani Highway in Kihei, Maui between Kaonoulu Street and East Waipuilani Street beginning Monday, Mar. 25, 2019 through Apr. 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lane closures will be happening on Tuesday, March 26, on Prince Kuhio Day …

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Brown Water Advisory posted for Honolua Bay

Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown stay out. Continue …

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Maui Electric to Discuss Plans Near Waiehu Substation on April 4

Maui Electric will host a community informational meeting on Thursday, April 4 at the Waihe‘e Elementary School cafeteria to address the illegal dumping activity near its Waiehu substation adjacent to the Ka Home Ma Hamau Cemetery. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. with the meeting to follow from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Maui Electric is the property …

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Two Arrested for Narcotic Offenses Following Pukalani Search Warrants

Maui Police Department Vice Officers executed search warrants at a residence in Pukalani on Wednesday. The execution of the warrants resulted in the arrest of two people, 31-year-old Kapua Harrell and 35-year-old Sherron Falces. Both were arrested for multiple narcotics offenses. According to MPD, the search resulted in the recovery of 533.33 grams (1.18 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, 4.97 grams …

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