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Police Warn of Phone Scam

The Maui Police Department is warning the public of another phone scam. According MPD officials, a female reported receiving a call from a male claiming to be a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. The male informed the female that there is a warrant out for her arrest and is instructed to send $5,000. The female was further instructed to go to …

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Kihei Man Dies Diving at Ulua Beach

A Kihei man died diving near the north end of Ulua Beach on Tuesday night. At about 7 p.m., Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to beach for reports of a diver in the water yelling for help. Engine and Ladder 14 from Wailea, and Rescue 10 from Kahului responded. On scene, fire personnel located a male scuba diver who …

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Kansas City Visitor Drowns at Kamaole Point

A snorkeler drowned Saturday in the area of Kamaole point, between Kamaole 2 and Kamaole 3 beach parks. Maui Ocean Safety and Maui Fire Department personnel responded shortly after 1 p.m. after Ocean Safety officers at Kamaole 2 observed the victim and her husband snorkeling and recognized they needed assistance. The unresponsive female victim was brought to the shoreline where …

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Governor Ige Presents 2019 State of the State Address

The following is Governor David Ige’s State of the State Address, verbatim, presented on January 22, 2019: Mister Speaker, President Kouchi, former governors, distinguished justices of the courts, representatives of our congressional delegation, members of the Hawaii State Legislature, elected officials, military leaders, honored guests, and all of you who took the time to be with us this morning. Aloha. Like the start of each new year, the State of the State address …

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Report: Hawaii is 2019’s Worst State to Drive in

With U.S. traffic congestion costing the average driver over $1,400 per year and the U.S. ranked 10th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub on Tuesday released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Drive in.To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 30 key metrics. The data …

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Queen Ka`ahumanu Center Announces Security Enhancements

  Queen Ka`ahumanu Center officials on Monday announced added security measures amid raised concerns about safety at the shopping center following two assaults earlier this month. The incidents including an alleged kidnapping and a robbery at gunpoint within one of the mall’s parking lots. Officials say that within 24 hours of the incidents, video surveillance cameras were added to both …

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Passenger Dies after Driver Loses Control on Pi’ilani Highway

A 35-year-old Pukalani resident died early Saturday morning after the vehicle the victim was a passenger in lost control. Maui Police Department officials say the incident happened just before 4 a.m. on Piilani Highway south of the intersection with North Kihei Road in Kihei. The collision occurred as a silver 2015 Toyota four-door sedan was traveling northbound on Piilani Highway …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment Rate at 2.5 Percent in December

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 2.5 percent compared to 2.4 percent in November. Statewide, 666,500 were employed and 16,900 unemployed in December for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 683,400. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December, compared to …

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Maui family seeks help in preparing for young girl’s double lung transplant

A move to Texas next week is bringing mixed emotions for a Maui teenager and her family. 17-year old Kamaile Paet has Cystic Fibrosis, and needs to undergo a double lung transplant.  Kamaile’s mother, Tiana Paet, explained her daughter has had the genetic disease, affecting her lungs and digestive system, since she was a baby.  Next week, her entire family …

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Homeless Man Reported Missing by Mainland Relative

Maui Crime Stoppers is asking for assistance from the public regarding a reported missing person. Paul Cavazos, 47, was reported missing by a relative on the mainland. He was last heard from about three to four months ago.  Officials say Cavazos is homeless and known to frequent the Kihei, Makena and La Parouse areas but has also been seen in …

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