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Young Brothers’ emergency request to increase rates 46% granted

Monday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved Young Brothers’ emergency request to increase rates by 46% over the next year. As part of the agreement, the shipping company must restore its pre-COVID sailing schedule between Hilo, Kahului, and Honolulu by September 1. The company must also undergo an independent audit, and give the state at least six months notice if …

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Maui Adds Two New COVID-19 Cases, Total Hits 16

Fourteen additional COVID-19 cases have been added to the State of Hawai`i’s overall count, bringing the total to 120 statewide as of noon on Friday. That number, released by the Department of Health, includes two new cases on Maui, ten cases on Oahu, two additional cases on the Big Island and no new cases on Kauai. Eight of the total …

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Foodland Devotes Special Kupuna Shopping Hours

In efforts to create a safe environment for our kupuna to grocery shop, Foodland has announced that it will set aside the first hour of business on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to serve only seniors (age 60 yrs. and above) and an accompanying caregiver or assisting family member at all stores statewide.  In addition, seniors will be offered Foodland’s “Senior …

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The Aloha State named the worst state in America for drunk driving

A new study shows the Aloha State is the worst state for drunk driving. CarInsuranceComparison.com used several metrics including fatality, drunk driving, and careless driving rates to rank the most dangerous states featuring the worst drivers in the U.S. Hawaii was ranked number one in the country for drunk driving, with 45 percent of fatal crashes due to driving under the …

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Officials asked for public commentary on Hana Highway bridge improvements

Multiple agencies, including the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), will be holding public meetings to discuss a project to improve six of the historic bridges along the Hana Highway located between Huelo and Hana town in east Maui.  The project would improve six bridges in a context-sensitive manner in order to remain safe and functional for highway users. The bridges include …

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Flash Flood Watch in effect for Maui with strong surf and wind in the forecast

Wind Advisory for Central and South Maui with East winds 20-35 mph, gusts to 45 mph. The strong winds will bring scattered trade showers, especially during the morning. Expect mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies for windward and mauka sections. High temperatures will warm up into the low 80s, with a few spots reaching the mid-80s. Flash Flood Watch in …

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Windy conditions expected with increased cloud cover

Expect a cloudy, cool and windy day. It will be a windy day, but not as gusty as yesterday, with easterly trade winds blowing in at 15-30 mph There will be plenty of clouds overhead, thanks to high clouds streaming over the state. Those clouds will block some of the sunshine today and keep afternoon high temperatures on the cool side. …

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Gusty winds bring trade showers and prompt Wind Advisory

Winds will be gusty today, with easterly trades of 15-30 mph, with high gusts. Parts of Maui County will be under a Wind Advisory and could see gusts over 50 mph. Those parts include Lanai, and Kahoolawe. Windy trades will bring in scattered trade showers, especially to windward sections. Because of the strong winds, some showers could get blown into …

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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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