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26th Annual Hawai’i Science Bowl Registration Begins Soon

Schools from across the state are invited to compete in next year’s 26th Annual Hawai‘i Science Bowl on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Honolulu Community College. Registration for the Hawai‘i Regional Science Bowl will open at 6 a.m. on October 1, 2018 online. Each team consists of four students, an alternate and at least one coach. …

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Maui Electric Debuts New Electric Vehicle Charger at Kahului Office

Electric vehicle drivers have a new fast-charging station option at the Maui Electric office in Kahului at 210 W. Kamehameha Ave. The DC Fast Charger will allow EV drivers to quickly charge their domestic or foreign EVs 24 hours a day, every day. “We’re excited to be able to offer EV drivers a new charging option in Central Maui, where …

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Restaurant Group Makes Donation Towards Hurricane Recovery

Habitat for Humanity Maui continues to assist local residents with repairing and rebuilding homes damaged by fires and floods resulting from Hurricane Lane. The nonprofit has received additional support toward the recovery effort with a $60,000 contribution from Maui restaurant group Nā Hoaloha ‘Ekolu, and a dine-in fundraiser. “When we saw the effects of Hurricane Lane, there was no question. …

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Haleakalā National Park to Highlight Nēnē at Annual Event

Haleakalā National Park will celebrate their annual Nēnē Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will take place at the Hosmer Grove with a self-guided “Treasure Hunt” on the nature trail. Participants will find five stamps along the trail and stamp postcards provided by the park. At the end of the activity, participants who …

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E-Cycling On Hold at Molokai’s Naiwa Landfill

E-Cycling, the county-sponsored electronics recycling program, has been temporarily closed at Molokai’s Naiwa Landfill until January 2, 2019. Changes to the e-waste market, which involves collecting, shipping and processing electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, printers and TVs, are cited as the reason behind the closure. “E-waste markets have changed and immediately affect how e-waste can cost-effectively be collected and …

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Maui Electric Customer Call Center to Temporarily Extend Hours

Maui Electric, Hawaiian Electric, and Hawaiʻi Electric Light will temporarily extend their Customer Call Center hours starting September 24 to help minimize anticipated delays resulting from the companies’ system-wide software upgrade. The extended Customer Call Center hours will run from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, September 24, through Friday, October 5, excluding weekends. Customers can contact the Call Center at 871-9777, or toll-free from …

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Emergency Response Plans Activated by Maui Electric as Olivia Nears

Maui Electric is moving crews and equipment where needed as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches the islands, and wants customers to know they should prepare for storm-related power outages. Due to impending storm conditions for the safety of customers, Maui Electric’s Customer Service and Engineering offices at 210 W. Kamehameha Ave. will be closed to customers on Wednesday, Sept. 12. To …

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Festivals of Aloha inspires love of the land

From September thru October join the Festivals of Aloha in celebrating the Hawaiian culture. On Maui don’t miss the 17th Richard Ho’opi’i Falsetto Contest at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua September 8 and Aloha Friday with Uluwehi Guerrero and Hālau Kauluokala at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center September 21. Enjoy an evening on Lana’i and return with a courtesy Festivals of Aloha ferry …

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DOH: Events planned statewide to raise awareness during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) in partnership with the Prevent Suicide Hawai‘i Task Force is hosting a series of community events across the state for National Suicide Prevention Month in September. Events aim to raise public awareness about the topic of suicide and the impact of suicides in Hawai‘i as …

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Maui Humane Society Open 7 Days A Week Starting September 2nd

The Maui Humane Society animal shelter in Puunene will be open seven days a week starting this Sunday, September 2. The shelter has previously been closed on Sundays but will now be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shelter, located off of Maui Veterans Highway (formerly Mokulele Highway) between Kahului and Kihei, will be closed only five …

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