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Windsurfer Found Dead at Kanaha Beach Park

At approximately 1:06 p.m. on Saturday, two male parties brought an unresponsive male towards the shoreline at Kanaha Beach Park on the north shore of Maui. According to the Maui Fire Department, the party was picked up by a rescue watercraft operator from the Ocean Safety Bureau about five feet from shore and brought to the beach. There lifeguard personnel …

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Lost Hiker Found in Kaupo

Last night at 7:35 pm, Maui firefighters were called to the area of Kaupo Gap for reports of a lost hiker. Engine 13 (Kula), and Rescue 10 were dispatched. The hiker apparently started her hike at approximately 9:30 am at the Haleakala Crater, and stayed on a trail that leads out of the Kaupo Gap. As darkness began to fall, …

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Swimmers in Distress Rescued Near Ka`anapali

The Maui County Department of Fire & Public Safety assisted several oceangoers at Pu’u Keka’a (Black Rock) near Ka’anapali on Sunday. Authorities report that a male and a female were hanging on to rocks, calling for help as the current was too strong for them. A person nearby called 911. Lifeguards on a rescue watercraft were able to bring the …

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Report: Hawai`i Ranked 4th ‘Worst State Economy’

With economic growth varying significantly from one state to another — California recently became the fifth largest economy in the world while Alaska has an unemployment rate over 6%, for instance — the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst State Economies. In order to determine America’s top economic performers, WalletHub compared the 50 states …

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Record Number of Public Schools Offer Free Summer Meals

Seventy-one public schools across the state will serve meals through its summer food service program, Seamless Summer Option. “The Department is excited to see an increase in the number of schools that have stepped up to feed our keiki this summer. This is typically a period of time where our most vulnerable students do not have access to services that …

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Maui Electric to Hold Silent Auction for Retired Vehicles

Maui Electric’s Fleet Department will hold a silent auction for its retired vehicles on Wednesday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the front lawn of Maui Electric’s Kahului parking lot located at 210 W. Kamehameha Avenue and Wakea Avenue. More information on the retired vehicles, the bid form, and guidelines for the auction can be viewed by …

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Haiku Warrant Leads to Commercial Promotion of Marijuana Arrest

Maui Police Department Crime Reduction Officers executed a search warrant at a residence off Hana Highway in Haiku on Wednesday. As a result of the search, 76 marijuana plants, over a gram of processed marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were recovered. Police say two juveniles were also found in the house during the search. Officers arrested 51-year-old Harry Pahukoa III for …

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Fatality in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park

Late in the evening of May 30, 2019, Maui Fire Department, Maui Police Department, and the National Park Service responded to a report of an injured person in the Pools of ‘Oheʻo in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park. After a coordinated search effort, responders recovered the victim in the pools. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Two Arrested in Kihei Cockfight Raid

On Saturday, May 25, 2019 at about 5 p.m. members of the Vice Gambling & Morals Unit raided a cockfight being held off of Kaimana Road near the Hawaiian Cement baseyard in Kihei. About one hundred people were watching a cockfight in progress. Two men were each holding a gamecock fitted with fighting paraphernalia. Arrested were 23-year-old Travis Tolentino of …

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