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Woman displaced after Napili structure fire burns attached studio

On January 27 at 3:40 pm, fire crews responded to a structure fire on Mahinahina Street in Napili. When units arrived at the residence, they found a working fire in an attached studio unit. Personnel confirmed that all occupants were out of the structure and worked on controlling and extinguishing the fire. PC: MFD Crews quickly brought the fire under …

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Jollibee’s First Store on Maui Opens to Camped-Out Crowd Eager for Chickenjoy

Maui can now add another spot to its list of must-eat restaurants, as the first Jollibee on the island officially opened to the public on the morning of Friday, January 24 at 9 AM HST. Approximately 300 fans claimed their places in-line at the new Kahului store even before doors had officially opened, cheering “It’s Our Turn!” to celebrate the …

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Great Whale Count Volunteers Observe Over 100 Humpback Whales on Maui

Sanctuary Ocean Count and Great Whale Count volunteers observe humpback whales from Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, and Maui.  More than 550 volunteers gathered data from Maui during the Great Whale Count by Pacific Whale Foundation and from the shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i islands during the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count, the first of three coordinated whale …

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Iowa Man Dies After Being Struck by a Wave at Ka’anapali Beach

At about 5:01 p.m. on January 23, Lahaina Patrol officers were assigned to respond to the beach area fronting the Whalers Village in Kaanapali (2345 Kaanapali Parkway), in regards to an unresponsive male that was just pulled from the water. CPR was currently being administered to the victim in this matter at the time this call for service was received. …

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Maui Burglar Sentenced to 46-months of Prison after Pleading Guilty to Possession of Stolen Firearms

Barret J. Paman, 32, of Maui County, was sentenced today in federal court by United States District Judge Jill A. Otake to 46 months of imprisonment, and three years of supervised release for possession of stolen firearms. US Attorney for the District of Hawaii Kenji M. Price announced that, according to court documents and information presented in court, on March …

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DOH provides guidance to healthcare providers for Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is advising physicians statewide to be alert for patients who have traveled from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The department sent out a detailed medical advisory to healthcare providers today on reporting, testing, specimen collection, and interim healthcare infection control recommendations for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Providers are advised to notify the DOH …

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Report: Hawaii WORST State to Drive in

With U.S. traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers $87 billion in 2018 and the U.S. ranked 17th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States to Drive in as well as accompanying videos. To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 …

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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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Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Re-Opening Wait List

The County of Maui announces it will be accepting applications on-line for its Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List beginning at 8:30 a.m. on January 27, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on February 17, 2020. Applications must be submitted on-line, except in instances of reasonable accommodation. Hard copy pre-applications will only be available by advanced written request to the County of Maui. …

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