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Three Rescued from Vehicle that Drove Off Embankment in Hali`imaile

At 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to report of a vehicle that drove off the road in Hali’imaile. A fire crew from Makawao and the rescue company from Kahului responded. Upon arrival the fire crew found that a small pickup truck had driven off the road, landing about thirty feet down a near-vertical embankment and …

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A&B could lose $62 million for selling rights to water it did not own

One of the largest landowners in Hawaii could lose $62 million for selling rights to water it did not own. Hawaii residents fighting for water rights uncovered what some are calling the real reason behind a bill at the State Capitol giving Alexander and Baldwin an extension of its revocable permit. In 2018 A&B sold its sugar cane land in …

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MFD Responds to Report of Injury at Flemings Beach

At 3:42 p.m. on Monday, Maui Fire Department firefighters and Ocean Safety personnel were called to report of a 68-year-old woman who had been injured in the shore break at Flemings Beach. A fire crew from Napili responded to assist Ocean Safety personnel from Tower 11 right there at Flemings. Reports indicate that the patient had been tossed in the …

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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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