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Hawaiian Airlines Launches Nonstop Service Between Kahului and Saramento

Hawaiian Airlines on Monday launched its daily, nonstop service between Kahului, Maui (OGG) and Sacramento (SMF), giving West Coast travelers enhanced access to Hawai‘i’s Valley Isle. The new connection will be serviced by the airline’s new fuel-efficient A321neo aircraft, equipped with 16 luxurious leather recliners in First Class, 44 Extra Comfort premium economy seats, and 129 Main Cabin economy seats.  …

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Maui Electric Moves Forward to Operate EV Fast-Charging Network

In partnership with the County of Maui, Maui Economic Development Board, Ulupono Initiative, Blue Planet Foundation and Hitachi, Maui Electric will assume ownership and operation of the existing electric vehicle fast-charging network on Maui, under an arrangement approved last week by the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission. As the company works on the transition, it will propose revised charging rates to …

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Three Acres Burn in Brush Fire Above Kapalua Airport

At 3:42 p.m. on Sunday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to report of a brush fire near the tree line above the Kapalua Airport. Fire crews from Napili and Lahaina responded along with the department’s Air 1 helicopter and a battalion chief. A fire crew from Wailea was called in to cover any additional emergencies in West Maui. The …

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Woman Rescued off Kapalua

Maui Fire Department were called to reports of a 20-year-old Maui woman who had been swept into the ocean while sitting on the rocks by the Cliff House in Kapalua on Sunday. Responding to the 2:05 p.m. report, a fire crew and an ambulance crew from Napili responded while MPD’s Air 1 helicopter with a rescue crew were placed on …

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X-ray equipment issues slow down Kahului Airport security checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning those traveling through Kahului Airport (OGG) of major delays due to x-ray equipment issues. With delays expected at security checkpoints, travelers are urged to arrive at OGG at least two hours before their flight’s departure.  “Currently, TSA is experiencing reduced screening capacity due to inoperable x-ray equipment,” a spokesperson for the TSA commented. …

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Great Whale Count Concludes with 219 Spotted Off Maui

More than 430 volunteers gathered data from the shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i islands during the third and final event of the 2019 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count, and on Maui with the Great Whale Count by Pacific Whale Foundation. This is the first year that both counts are coordinated on the same days, ensuring …

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Humpback whale calf injured after vessel collision in south Maui waters

NOAA received a report of a vessel colliding with a humpback whale in south Maui waters on Wednesday. Personnel with NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary responded to the reported location and observed a live humpback calf that had injuries that were consistent with a vessel collision. The calf was accompanied by an adult humpback whale, which NOAA presumed …

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Legislator

As a mark of respect for the late Hawai‘i State Representative Jackie Young, Governor David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawai‘i shall be flown at half-staff on the day of Young’s memorial service – Sunday, March 31. The flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset at all state offices and …

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New Helicopter Medevac to Service Maui County

A new Emergency Medical Services helicopter will soon be providing enhanced 9-1-1 service for Maui, Molokai and Lanai. The helicopter will be dedicated Tuesday, April 2, at the Maui Memorial Medical Center helipad. “This is exciting news for Maui County residents and visitors, especially those located in our rural areas such as Kalaupapa, Hana and Lanai,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. …

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Maui Police Looking for Man Reported Missing

The Maui Police Department is looking for 66-year-old Timothy Sorensen who has been reported missing by his family. Sorensen is described as having gray hair and green eyes. He was last known to be homeless in the Kihei area, per MFD officials. Anyone with any information about this individual in asked to call Maui Police Department (808) 244-6400.  Anyone wishing …

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