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MAYORWatch: What’s Happening to Keep Local Businesses Intact?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I see a lot of out-of-state business ventures coming here and setting up shop. What are you going to do to keep local businesses intact and more local businesses to get started? It’s kind of sad to see Mainland companies come here and use “aloha” as a marketing …

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MAYORWatch: Stoplight Request for Hansen Road

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: With the recent road improvements to Pulehu Road and the opening of the new Safeway, traffic on Pulehu has increased. At present, there is a stop sign only for cars traveling on Pulehu. The through traffic on Hansen Road is fast moving and difficult to see coming on …

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DOH Confirms Additional Cases of Lung Injury Associated with Vaping

The Hawai‘i Department of Health recently confirmed two additional cases of lung injury related to the use of e-cigarette or vaping products and has received other reports for investigation. This brings the current number of confirmed cases in the state to four, with one individual confirmed in each county. Two of the individuals are adolescents and two are adults. All …

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Man Charged with Attempted Murder following Assault Near Paia Youth Center

On November 5, 2019, at about 10:30 p.m. Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to investigate an assault that occurred near the Paia Youth Center.  A male victim was struck several times in the head with a blunt object causing life-threatening injuries.  The victim was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.  The male offender was later identified …

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Police Make Arrest in Kahului Vehicle Arson Case

On November 11, 2019, at about 5:00 p.m. Wailuku Patrol Officers were assigned to reports of a vehicle fire in the Kahului area.  Upon arrival, officers found a four-door sedan on fire.  The offender fled before Police arrived.  The fire was extinguished by Maui Fire personnel and the damages estimated at $4,000.00.  The investigation into this matter found that the …

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MFD Responds to Possible Drowning at Honolua Bay

The Maui Fire Department responded to a possible drowning at Honolua Bay. According to MFD officials, Ocean Safety personnel brought the patient to shore using a rescue watercraft. Fire and medical units assessed the victim upon arrival and transported the female visitor from China to Maui Memorial Medical Center. The woman was reportedly snorkeling when the incident occurred.

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MFD: Structure Deemed Total Loss in Hana Fire

The Maui Fire Department responded to a structure fire along Hana Highway on Monday afternoon. According to officials, crews responded to the 1:24 p.m. alarm to find a possible workshop fully involved in flames. No full-time residents appeared to be living in the structure, per authorities. The fire is currently under investigation. No cause has been reported on the total …

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4.7 Magnitude Earthquake on the Island of Hawai`i

No tsunami threat following 4.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 6:35 Monday morning at a depth of 13 km. Some areas may have experienced shaking, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Location – 19.837N 155.356WDistances – 20.7 km (12.9 mi) SW of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii30.2 km (18.7 mi) WNW of Hilo, Hawaii48.3 km (30.0 mi) NW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, …

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