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Humane Society waives adoption fees through end of the year

The Maui Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for all animals through the end of the year, thanks to a donation from the Savitt Family Foundation. Spay or neuter surgery will also be covered for all dog, cat, and rabbit adoptions, as well as a medical exam, first vaccination, microchip, and 30 days of free pet insurance.

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Maui county bill wants police to tow cars from drunken drivers

hould drunk drivers cars be towed after their arrest? A Maui county bill would do just that. It’s a bill some lawmakers hope could save lives. “If you’re caught and it’s deemed you’re driving under the influence. The police department has the ability to take your car away,” Yuki Lei Sugimura, Maui County Council member, said. Right now, when a …

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Lahainaluna defeats Kapaa 21-10 in Div. II State Football Final

The Lahainaluna varsity football team (11-1) won it’s fourth consecutive Division II state title with a 21-10 victory over Kapaa (8-2) on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. This was the third meeting in the last four years between these two schools for the Div. II title. Both teams found success running the ball in 2019 and put together a combined …

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Lingering low-pressure across the island prompt Flash Flood Watch

We will have more clouds, wind, and showers today.  Easterly winds will increase to 10-20 mph, with stronger gusts. There will also be high clouds over the state, which will filter out sunshine. Moisture moving in from the east will also increase showers, especially for windward and mauka spots. Some of the showers could be heavy and there is the …

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DOH Cautions About a Suspect Case of a Mosquito-Borne Illness on Maui

A Kahului resident is believed to be infected with a mosquito-borne illness. The State Department of Health believes it could possibly be Chikungunya or Zika. The person recently traveled outside of the country and test results to determine the exact illness are pending. Neighbors within 200 yards of the infected person’s home were notified of the suspected illness last week. …

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San Diego Says ‘Aloha Maui’ Thanks to Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines continues to expand service to and from the Aloha State. Since the carrier initially began service in Hawaii, San Jose and Oakland were the first of the two cities flying from California. Although just recently, Sacramento was added to list of Golden State cities flying to Hawaii — flights set to being in November. Now — San Diego …

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NOAA Fisheries responds to stranded pygmy killer whales near Sugar Beach

NOAA Fisheries responded to two pygmy killer whales (members of the oceanic dolphin family) stranded on shore near Sugar Beach, Maui on Tuesday. According to NOAA, it also monitored four other pygmy killer whales that were seen swimming about 20 yards offshore. Veterinarians at the scene assessed the health of the two stranded whales.  Upon assessment researchers found a low …

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Researchers now know more about the 10 beached whales in Kihei

Researchers now know more about the 10 Pygmy Killer Whales that were stranded in Kihei on Maui last month. A team of doctors from the University of Hawaii performed a necropsy on August 29, that’s like an autopsy for animals.  “We determined other animals that we necropsy are an immature female, an immature male, a lactating female and a pregnant …

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Cause of structure fire on Moloka’i under investigation

A structure fire occurred at the Old Misaki Hotel on Kamehameha V Highway on Moloka’i around 6 a.m. on Tuesday. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a one-story multi-unit structure fire and began battling the blaze. In addition to the structure, a small brush area was exposed to the flames.  The structure was unoccupied at the time of the …

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Four of ten whales stranded in Sugar Beach area on Maui have died

A busy Thursday morning in Kihei waters on Maui as 10 whales washed ashore. “Really gives you an in depth of how nature is in tuned with itself so it was cool to watch. It was saddening but it was cool all at the same time,” Jason Keck, a witness, said. Of the 10, six are back into the ocean. …

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