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MAYORWatch: Are Flow Improvements Planned for the Waiale/Waiinu Intersection?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Are any improvements going to be made for traffic flow at the intersection of Waiale and Waiinu roads? The two-way traffic on Waiale Road has a right-of-way with no signal or stop sign, while traffic on Waiinu Road is backed up and at the mercy of …

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MAYORWatch: What is Being Done About Cyber Bullying in Hawai`i?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: What is being done about (Cyber) Bullying in Hawaii? Answer: Mahalo for this question because I take bullying very seriously, but I know it is a community issue that we must all work together to solve. First off, families can talk with their children about respecting …

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MAYORWatch: Why is Resort Take Over of Beaches Tolerated?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Several years ago, I read that hotels were prohibited from placing lounges and umbrellas on the public beaches for their guests to use until the guests were actually present and requesting that service. All of the Wailea hotels seem to be following this policy except for …

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MAYORWatch: How do I Dispose of Bad Diesel Fuel?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: How do I dispose of 13 gallons of bad diesel fuel? I don’t want to pour it down the drain or into my yard, but I don’t know what to do with it. Also, where do you get rid of old paint and lawnmowers? Answer: I …

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AARP warns Senior Citizens of Impostor Scam Calls

AARP has found that older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are often targets of certain fraud (www.aarp.org/AAPIfraudsurvey). Scammers often use caller ID spoofing to mask their true location, making it appear that they’re calling from a legitimate or local number to raise the odds that you’ll pick up. If you do, the robotic voice on the other end might claim …

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MAYORWatch: What is the ‘Beautification’ Fee on Car Registration Payments?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I just paid my car registration fee online and noticed in the breakdown of fees that I have a “Beautification Fee” for $10. I was just wondering where the $10 goes? Answer: Mahalo for the question and I can say that nothing frustrates me more than …

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MAYORWatch: How Do I Make a Complaint for Excessive Dog Barking?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: How do I make a complaint for excessive dog barking coming from a house in my neighborhood? Answer: I truly love dogs, but I do know how frustrating it can be when owners neglect their dogs and allow them to bark nonstop outside their home. All …

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$1M Granted to UH Maui College for STEM Scholarships

Incoming freshmen and current students at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may qualify for three- or four-year scholarships made possible by a $1-million National Science Foundation grant to the college’s Project Kaihuwaʻa. The program aims to increase the academic success of low-income, talented students and improve overall retention, graduation and transfer rates. UH Maui College’s Project Kaihuwaʻa faculty will select …

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Maui Humane Society to Hold Kitten Baby Shower

The Maui Humane Society will hold a Kitten Baby Shower on Saturday, March 2. The Kitten Shower will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maui Humane Society and will include information about how to foster baby kittens during the upcoming kitten season. Attendees can meet some adorable kittens as well as see and participate in bottle baby …

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