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Maui Electric Makes Upgrades to Protect for High Winds, Falling Trees

Maui Electric Company is upgrading utility poles and using new insulated conductors in parts of Olinda and Pi‘iholo, part of a pilot project to prevent wind and tree-related outages and to make the island’s electrical grid more resilient. The mile-long stretch of power lines in the heavily forested area will be the first in Maui County to use “spacer cables” designed …

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MFD Reminds Motorists to Drive Cautiously

The Maui Fire Department is reminding motorists to be careful while driving on Maui’s roadways. MFD officially offered the following reminders: • Avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. • Obey traffic laws and posted speed limits. • Do not use your phone or other mobile devices while behind the wheel.• Slow down and pull to the right to …

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Maui News Consolidates Weekend Editions

The Maui News announced on Wednesday that it is reducing the number of days of publication to six per week.The workers in the Pacific Media Workers Guild at The Maui News, and their co-workers in Honolulu Typographical Union Local 37, say they are disappointed by the company’s decision. “While understanding that our industry is facing financial challenges, we are not …

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Police Seek ID of Theft Suspect

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance identifying a male involved in a theft from a retail store in Wailea. If anyone has information regarding this incident or can identify the male, please call police at (808) 244-6400 and refer to report #19-008593. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Maui Crime Stoppers at (808)242-6966. Maui Crime Stoppers will pay …

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Maui Bus to Reduce Fare Rates for Seniors, Disabled and Other Riders

The County of Maui Department of Transportation announced that beginning Monday, July 1, 2019, the Maui Bus is implementing reduced single boarding fares of $1.00 for fixed route service. This reduced fare applies to seniors (55 years & older), paratransit eligible and person with a disability (with pertinent valid ID), and Medicare card holders. Seniors 55 years and older will …

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Officials ID Driver of SUV Involved in Kahului Crash That Killed Teen

UPDATE: The operator of the Subaru has been identified as Lynsey Jio. She was released pending further investigation. This is common in fatal motor vehicle crashes as officers need to conduct a thorough investigation before sending it to the Prosecutor’s Office for review. On Sunday June 23, 2019 at about 1:27 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Kuihelani Highway, …

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Lost Hiker Rescued Above Kaheawa Wind Farm

Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to the area above the Kaheawa Wind Farm for reports of a missing hiker on Saturday evening. Rescue 10 personnel responded in the incident. Because of darkness, Air 1 could not be utilized, so personnel used ATVs to drive up the steep utility road before setting out on foot to meet up with the …

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Men Arrested in Lahaina Cockfight

The Maui Police Department’s Vice Division Gambling & Morals Unit broke up a cockfight in the area of Olowalu Road in Lahaina at about 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities say two males were observed within a crowd each pitting a gamecock that was fitted with a gaff and engaged in a match. The two males were identified as 48-year-old Joseph …

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Maui Police: Alcohol a Factor in Fatal Crash that killed Teenage Passenger

On Sunday June 23, 2019 at about 1:27 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Kuihelani Highway, three miles north of Honoapiilani Highway in Kahului. The collision occurred when a 2016 Subaru Forester was traveling south (Lahaina direction) on Kuihelani Highway within the northbound-wrong lane of travel. The Subaru collided head-on into a 2003 Honda Civic that was traveling within …

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Waikapu, Kehalani Mauka, & Wailuku Heights Customers Asked to Conserve Water

Effective immediately, the Department of Water Supply is asking all consumers in the Waikapu, Kehalani Mauka (above Honoapiilani Highway), and Wailuku Heights areas to conserve water and to avoid any unnecessary water use until further notice. The Department of Water Supply is experiencing an unidentified increased consumption in the Waikapu/Wailuku area and the Department of Water Supply would like to …

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