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Recapping the Mayor’s Department Head Nominees, Fireworks likely ahead for the last four

The review of Mayor Victorino’s nominees to head the different county departments has been a difficult and time consuming process. Public testimony and council discussion has been conducted since last month in the nine member council committee on Government, Ethics and Transparency (GET) chaired by councilmember Mike Molina. Their recommendations will be forwarded to the full council. The date for …

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Police Request Help Locating Man Reported Missing

The Maui Police Department is requesting public assistance in locating 20-year-old Seth Arnold who has been reported as missing. Authorities say he was last in contact with his family on the mainland on January 10. Arnold is believed to reside on an unknown boat moored off of Mala Wharf. His current whereabouts are unknown. Police say he is described as …

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MPD Launches New 9-1-1 Location Technology

On Thursday, the Maui Police Department went online with new device location data software for 9-1-1 calls. MPD officials say the department is now receiving fast and accurate location data from iPhones with iOS 12 using the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse. The first and most important question in every 9-1-1 call is, “What is the location of your emergency?” This is …

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Woman Wanted on $5K Warrant

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Nicole Feliciano who has an outstanding $5,000 arrest warrant. Forty-two-year-old Feliciano is described as 5-foot-7-inch tall and 150 pounds with brown eyes and hair. She also goes by the name “Nicole Aina” and has a tattoo on her right foot. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact …

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Maui Electric to Replace Utility Pole Along Hansen Road

Maui Electric will be replacing a utility pole along Hansen Road between Hana Highway and Pulehu Road on Wednesday, February 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Safe completion of the work will require a road closure on Hansen Road, according to company officials. As a result, traffic will be diverted through Hoʿokele Street and Pulehu Road.   Motorists should expect …

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County Joins National Guard for Training

The Maui Police Department, Maui Fire Department and Emergency Management Agency joined the Hawaii National Guard and other agencies for a full-scale training exercise Thursday near the Kahului Airport. MPD’s Special Response Team started off the training with a safety briefing at 6:40 a.m. followed by a high-risk suspect apprehension exercise. Firefighters then conducted hazardous materials decontamination procedures as well …

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Fire Burns Tent in Waihe’e

At 11:33 p.m. on Wednesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters responded to reports of flames in an area above St Ann Church on Kuhinia Street in Waihe’e. On scene, crews found a 20’ x 20’ tent type structure completely involved and destroyed by fire. Firefighters were able to officially declare this fire extinguished shortly after at 12:18 am. A 65-year-old male …

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Lawmakers Focus on Toughening DUI Laws

Lawmakers were shocked by the tragic traffic incident in Kakaʻako this week that took the lives of three innocent victims and injured several more. Representatives and Senators are in the process of passing several strong new laws aimed at drunk and impaired driving. “These types of deaths are avoidable. It’s frustrating, especially when you know people who have been involved, and we all …

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Mayor Victorino Reviews Mahi Pono Farming Plans

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino reviewed Mahi Pono’s conceptual plans Wednesday for agricultural development on 41,000 acres formerly used for sugar cane cultivation in Central Maui. “Eveything’s conceptual,” Mayor Victorino told listeners and KAOI Radio host Jack Gist Thursday morning. “It gives me a lot of hope that we will see green fields out there again, raising edible crops.” Those …

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Maui Electric to Replace Pole Along Lono Avenue

Maui Electric will be upgrading a utility pole along Lono Avenue fronting the At Home Animal Hospital on Thursday, February 7 starting at 8 p.m. Safe completion of the work will require a one lane road closure along Lono Avenue between Third Street and Vevau Street, according to company officials. Motorists should expect traffic delays in this area during this …

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