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National Park Rangers Arrest Man at Hosmer Grove Campground

On Tuesday, August 27, Haleakala National Park Service Rangers arrested an adult male at the Hosmer Grove campground on suspicion of reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and vandalism. Park rangers responded at approximately 6 pm after a report of an assault and possible gunfire.  Upon arrival Rangers encountered a female victim who alleged that a male companion had threatened her and caused …

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DOH Issues Red ‘Closed’ Placard to Paradise Supermart Fast Food & Catering

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Sanitation Branch has posted a red “Closed” placard at Paradise Supermart Fast Food & Catering located at 207 E. Wakea Avenue in Kahului on Maui for a rodent infestation. An inspection of the restaurant was conducted on Aug. 27, 2019, due to an anonymous complaint made to the health department. A red placard has been …

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Kalahaku Overlook Area Management Environmental Assessment Plan Approved

A Finding of No Significant Impact has been signed for Haleakalā National Park’s Kalahaku Overlook Area Management Environmental Assessment. Kalahaku Overlook is located at 9,324 ft. on the Haleakalā Crater rim and provides unobstructed views east into the crater and west overlooking the island of Maui. The overlook is one of four locations in the park where visitors gather to watch sunrise and …

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Budget Committee Slashes Wailuku Garage Funds in 6-3 vote cuts money in half for the proposed structure

In a stunning turnabout, the Economic Development and Budget (EDB) Committee of the Maui County Council voted 6-3 to cut already allocated bond funds for the Wailuku Parking Garage from $42 million to $27.7 million. Of that amount, approximately $13 million has already been encumbered (Approximately $10 million for infrastructure to Vineyard and Church St. area identified as Phase 1-A, …

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DOH to require Hawaii students obtain additional vaccinations

Starting July 2020, the State Department of Health is requiring all students undergo additional immunization requirements which includes all vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. The added shots will depend on which grade the student is in. Preschoolers will be required to get eight additional shots, including Hepatitis A and B. Students entering the seventh grade will need …

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DOH Issues Red ‘Closed’ Placard to Barefruit Bar on Maui

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Sanitation Branch has posted a red “Closed” placard at Barefruit Bar located at 3600 Lower Honoapi‘ilani Road, Suite C in Lahaina on Maui for an extensive pest infestation. An inspection of the restaurant was conducted on August 23, due to the confirmed presence of roaches at the retail complex. A red placard has been posted …

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Maui transgender student triggers community discussion on trans rights

A transgender athlete at Kamehameha Schools Maui switched from the boys to the girls volleyball team because she now identifies as a female. The school acknowledged the change but some parents tell KITV4 they still aren’t comfortable.An anonymous parent says he feels uncomfortable his daughters at Kamehameha Schools Maui have to share a locker room with a biological boy, even if …

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Maui Police Arrest Officer Accused of Offering to Throw Trial for Woman

On August 26 at about 6 p.m., detectives from the Maui Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division exercised an arrest warrant on Officer Brandon Saffeels as he stepped off of his flight to Maui.  He was taken to the Wailuku Police Station for processing.  The warrant is based on information gathered thus far in an on-going criminal investigation.  Officer Saffeels faces …

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