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Shark bites California man, 73, at Ka’anapali Beach

At 7:45 AM this morning, Fire and Ocean Safety jetski units responded to reports of a snorkeler bitten by a shark estimated to be 8 feet in length. The victim made it to shore on his own power and was given first aid by staff at the KOR. The victim was last reported to be in good condition and being …

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GPS Pendant Alerts police to Find Couple in Apparent Murder-Suicide

At about 10:58 a.m. on Friday, after receiving a call from GPS Pendant Alarm, Maui Police Department officers were dispatched to a Kihei residence. GPS Pendant Alarm reported that while communicating with a subscriber via phone they heard what sounded like gunshots. Police conducted checks at the subscriber’s residence in Kihei; however, the residence was unoccupied. GPS Pendant Alarm was …

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Honoapi’ilani Highway reopens in Olowalu following brush fire response

Maui police reopened Honoapiilani Highway to contraflow traffic after 12:15 a.m. today, after a fast-moving brush fire closed the highway for several hours on Saturday night. Earlier, from shortly after 11 p.m. to almost 11:50 p.m. Saturday, police escorted groups of 20 to 30 motorists on the highway from West to Central Maui. The wildfire has been fanned by strong …

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HECO warns of extended outages as Lahaina transmission lines remain down

Hawaiian Electric crews continue to respond to the West Maui outages as three transmission lines are out due to high winds in the area. All West Maui customers are asked to please plan for a possible extended outage into the night as crews are working to safely restore power as soon as possible. Mahalo for your continued patience and understanding. …

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Gov. Ige announces furloughs for state employees starting January 1

Gov. David Ige announced today that state employees will be furloughed two days a month starting January 1 of next year, to balance the state budget. The state is projecting a $1.4 billion budget shortfall in the general fund for each of the next four years.   “If the furlough is effective for one year, the state will save about $300 …

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Governor Announces Additional Details on Pre-Travel Testing Program

Governor Ige held a news briefing today to discuss additional details of the pre-travel testing program, which is set to launch Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. All counties will be participating in the pre-travel testing program, which allows travelers to bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine, though there will be different rules in different counties:   Kauaʻi County has established a voluntary …

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