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Mayor Victorino to announce decision in Corporation Counsel leadership

Mayor Michael Victorino will announce his decision Tuesday regarding leadership in the Department of the Corporation Counsel. A news conference will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the ninth floor Mayor’s Conference Room in the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku. “I have yet to see the attorney general’s report declining to prosecute Patrick Wong,” Mayor Victorino said. “However, …

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State Dept. of Public Safety needs $13 million to repair damage done at MCCC

To repair the damage done by the disturbance at Maui Community Correctional Center in March.  According to the State Department of Public Safety it needs $13 million over the next two years. A Senate committee approved the request Friday despite some lawmakers questioning why the department has yet to build a new jail on the Valley Isle after receiving $13 million …

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Wildland Fire Training to Take Place in Launiupoko, Central Maui

The Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety will be conducting wildland firefighting refresher training in the Launiupoko and Central Maui areas from April 17 through April 19 and again from April 22 through April 24. This training will involve live fire, so residents may see or smell smoke and may see flames in the training areas. The purpose …

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High Bacteria Count at Kanaha Beach

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Kanaha Beach, Maui. Levels of 271 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially harmful microorganisms …

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Council Unanimously Confirms Guzman as Prosecuting Attorney

The Maui County Council unanimously confirmed Donald S. Guzman to head the office of Prosecuting Attorney at its regular meeting of April 5, 2019 by a vote of 9-0. Guzman comes to the office with extensive legal and public service background. An attorney by training he served as a Maui deputy prosecutor from mid 2000 to mid 2005; he went …

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Honoapiilani Highway Emergency Slope Stabilization Completed

Emergency slope stabilization on Honoapiilani Highway past Kapalua will be considered complete as of 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The Hawai`i Department of Transportation began the slope stabilization at 10 sites along Honoapiilani Highway on February 26 following rockfalls on February 22 and February 23. These rockfalls were a result of material on the slopes being loosened by heavy rains. Slope …

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Pair Rescued from Waters Off Kealia Boardwalk in Kihei

At 1:09 p.m. on Tuesday, Maui Fire Department and Ocean Safety personnel were called to report of a kayaker who had lost his paddle and was in need of assistance in the waters off of the Kealia Boardwalk in North Kihei. A fire crew and a rescue watercraft operator from Kihei responded, while the rescue company from Kahului stood by …

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Willie K. shares his healing process, citing the ‘power of prayer’

Hawaii musician, Willie Kahaiali’i, known as “Willie K,” shared his healing process with the world via Facebook Tuesday. The Grammy Award nominee, and 19-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner was diagnosed with lung cancer, and is currently undergoing immunotherapy. But that didn’t stop the legendary singer from showing the positive progress his health has made. More-> CLICK HERE

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State Attorney General’s office drops domestic violence charge against Patrick Wong

The State Attorney General’s office has dropped a domestic violence charge against Maui County Corporation Counsel Patrick Wong. The Attorney General’s office says the decision came after careful review of the evidence, which included body camera footage, photographs, and audio recorded statements.  It said that the complainant supports the decision. Police arrested Wong back on March 9th and Maui County …

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