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Coast Guard Seeks Help IDing Owner of Adrift Kayak off Olowalu

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift kayak found about five miles off Olowalu on Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress.  There are currently no reports of missing persons in the area. Anyone with …

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Police Search for Another Missing Hiker in Wailuku

Maui Police Department and Maui Fire Department personnel are currently searching for a missing hiker in the area of Kapilau Ridge Trail, also known as the Saint Anthony Cross in Wailuku. Authorities say the missing man, identified as Noah Mina, was reported as possibly missing on Monday. Thirty-five-year-old Mina is described as 5-feet-8-inches tall and 180 pounds. He has black …

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Community Survey to Tackle Affordable Housing in West Maui

West Maui residents, employers, and employees are invited to participate in a community survey aimed at tackling affordable housing in West Maui. The West Maui Workforce Housing Survey is a grassroots, community-driven survey designed to determine the need for housing in West Maui from “the bottom up” as opposed to “top down”. Shaped by an informal working group of West …

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Na Hale O Maui Blesses 12 New Affordable Home Sites

On Monday, a blessing ceremony was held that represents the next step in bringing affordable single-family homes to Lahaina for residents providing essential public services to the community, such as teachers, first responders, health care workers and county workers. Twelve vacant home sites in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision on Komo Mai Street in Lahaina were blessed in a ceremony today. …

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Van Crosses Center Line, Causing Fatal Crash in Lahaina

On Monday, May 20, 2019 at approximately 9:15 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Honoapiilani Highway (30) just south of the Lahaina Bypass. Preliminary investigation revealed the collision occurred as a white 2017 Mercedes-Benz cargo van was traveling north-bound on Honoapiilani Highway when it crossed left of center and collided head-on into a silver 1987 Nissan pickup truck traveling …

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Diver Rescued from Shallow Reef Near Mala Wharf

On Saturday May 18 at 12:57 p.m., the Department of Fire & Public Safety was called to assist in the rescue of a scuba diver in distress near Mala Wharf. Officials say a 28- year-old female got separated from her scuba diving group and ended up on a shallow reef. A witness on the beach called 9-1-1. When fire fighters …

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Fire Damages Three Vehicles

Vehicle fires along Waiehu Beach Road summoned the Maui Fire Department on Friday. Shortly after 4 a.m., MFD arrived on scene to find three vehicles on fire approximately ten feet from a building. Maui Police Department officers assisted with evacuating occupants of the nearby building as a precaution. The fires were quickly under control and extinguished. Damage to the vehicles …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment 2.8 Percent in April

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 2.8 percent, the same as in March. Statewide, 651,450 were employed and 19,000 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 670,450. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in April, compared to 3.8 …

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Scammers Claim to be DEA, Using PSD Narcotics Enforcement Number

The Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division is issuing a public alert to a recent phone scam.  According to DPS officials, it has been reported that scammers, using the NED main office telephone number, are trying to fool physician offices into thinking they are in trouble with the Drug Enforcement Administration by telling them to pay money to get …

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Mayor Victorino to Visit Japan, Korea in Goodwill, Business and Sister-City Trip

Mayor Michael Victorino and First Lady Joycelyn Victorino left on Wednesday for an 11-day goodwill and economic development trip to Japan and Korea. “This is an opportunity to promote Maui as a destination for visitors from Japan and Korea as well as improve business relationships and promote goodwill with our sister cities in Fukuyama, Japan, and Goyang City, South Korea,” …

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