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MFD Conducted Three Rescues Across the Island on Sunday

Nakalele, MAUI – On Sunday, 10/07/18, at approximately 1221 hours, Engine 11 (Napili Station) and Rescue 10 (Kahului Station) were dispatched to the blow hole area at Nakalele for a 34 year old male visitor who injured his left wrist and ankle in a fall. Engine 11 personnel hiked down to the injured male, treated injuries, and prepared the patient …

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Parents, Community Volunteers and Teachers Canvass for School Funding Amendment

Volunteers such as public school parents, children’s advocates and teachers on neighbor islands handed out campaign literature at fairs and markets, campaigning in favor of the constitutional amendment. They used their grassroots “people power” to combat the unfair and inaccurate criticisms made by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, luxury developers and realtors, who are bankrolling a campaign to kill an …

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Maui’s Second Large-Scale Solar Project Comes Online

In partnership with Kenyon Energy, Maui Electric Company has announced that Maui’s second large-scale photovoltaic solar project went online on October 4. Maui Electric is buying power from the Ku‘ia Solar project in West Maui which is independently owned and operated by Kenyon Energy. The 10.85-acre project, located on land owned by Kamehameha Schools in Lahaina, can offer up to …

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State Supreme Court Hearing on ‘Investment Property Surcharge’ Set

The Supreme Court of the State of Hawai’i has accepted a petition from all four counties to hear their arguments against a constitutional amendment which proposes to allow the state to impose a “surcharge” upon “investment property.” Maui, Kauai, Hawaii counties and the City and County of Honolulu filed a lawsuit and motion in the First Circuit Court last month …

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Sen. Schatz speaking up for keeping leg space on planes

Passengers might get to keep their leg room during flights. Wednesday the U.S. Senate passed legislation preventing airlines from cutting down seats and legroom space on its planes. The Federal Aviation Administration will also work to mandate a minimum seat size for all airlines in the country. Hawaii U.S. Senator Brian Schatz advocated for the measure — sending out a …

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DOE: October’s Harvest of the Month Features ‘Ulu Beef Stew in Student Meals

The Hawai`i State Department of Education is continuing its ‘Aina Pono: Harvest of the Month program for a second year. This month, participating public schools statewide will be serving ‘Ulu Beef Stew. The new lunch entrée features locally grown breadfruit, thanks to an ongoing partnership with Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Producers Cooperative. Members of the Hawai`i Cattlemen’s Council and the Hawai`i Beef Industry …

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Anti-bullying lawsuit gains momentum

An anti-bullying video from a first grader on Maui’s gone viral. Lawaia Uwekoolani’s video received overwhelming support. “We’ve been getting tons of messages and so much positive feedback,” said Lawaia’s mom, Kortney Uwekoolani. And it’s more than mahalos – it’s inspired a lot of people to open up. “People sharing their stories of being bullied or their children being bullied …

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Central Maui Nighttime Traffic Signal Repairs Scheduled

Drivers should exercise caution at the intersectionof Lono and Wakea avenues in Central Maui when traffic lights will not be fully operational due to signal work from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Oct. 8 through Oct. 11, according to the county Department of Public Works. The nighttime traffic signal work will repair conductors. During this time, lights will be …

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The National EAS and WEA test will be held on the backup date of October 3rd

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on October 3, 2018. The test was originally scheduled for September 20, 2018 but due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence, the alert test was moved to the secondary …

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Haleakala National Park Sunrise and Cabin Reservation System Temporary Outage

Recreation.gov, the federal recreation, trip planning and reservations website used by many national parks, will not offer reservations services from Monday, October 1, through Thursday, October 4, 2018. Trip planning information will be available, but customers will not be able to book, change or cancel reservations for backcountry cabins or sunrise viewing at Haleakala National Park. During the temporary outage, …

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