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MAYORWatch: Are There Any Lifeguard Jobs in Kihei?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I was just curious if there were any upcoming lifeguarding jobs in the Kihei area? I am certified and am looking! I wasn’t sure the best place to look or ask so was hoping you could help! Answer: Mahalo for your question and I’d be more …

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MAYORWatch: Why Are There So Many Vehicles on the Road with Expired Tags?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Why are there so many vehicles on the road with expired registrations and inspections? Safety reasons aside, it is not fair to those who pay to keep their vehicles properly compliant with county and state regulations. Can one expect the new administration to be more vigilant …

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Summit District of Haleakala National Park Reopens

The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park has reopened. Haleakalā National Park officials announced the reopening just after 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Summit District was closed for six days after a severe winter storm left snow and ice on the Summit District roads, as well as fallen trees and loose rocks.   Warm temperatures have melted much of the snow …

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Flash Flood Watch Extended

The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for the island of Maui until 7:30 p.m. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or will develop quickly. This warning may be extended if flash flooding persists. At 4:13 p.m. radar indicated heavy rain continuing over the slopes of the West Maui Mountains and windward slopes of Haleakala from Paia …

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Police Ask for Help Finding Missing Person

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Ikaika Gamponia, who was reported missing. Ikaika Gamponia is described as 5-feet-8-inches tall and 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen on January 16 in the Kahakuloa area. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maui Police Department at (808)244-6400.

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UPDATE: Flood Advisory and Winter Storm Warnings continued

At 1:08 p.m. radar indicated that heavy rain was persisting over the north and northeast facing slopes and coasts of Maui, with showers also spreading to leeward west Maui. The heaviest rain is banked along the slopes of the west Maui mountains, upslope of communities from Wailuku to Waihee to Kahakuloa to Napili.  Additional heavy rain has spread into the …

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Southern Airways Acquires Mokulele Airlines

Southern Airways, operator of 600 weekly flights across 20 cities, has acquired Hawaiian-based Mokulele Airlines. The deal is Southern’s third in the last four years, firmly cementing itself as America’s fastest growing airline.   With established footprints in the Gulf South, the mid-Atlantic, and South Florida, Southern now adds Hawaii and California to its portfolio. Following the integration of the two …

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Winter storm watch issued through Thursday night

Very cold air aloft will once again move over the islands, beginning tonight and continuing into Friday. Additionally, moisture is expected to occasionally spread to the elevations of the summits, with bouts of winter weather expected. The National Weather Service has ISSUED a WINTER STORM WATCH for HALEAKALA in effect until 6:00 pm Thursday. BE PREPARED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES, USE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. HEAVY BURSTS OF SNOW …

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UPDATE: SRT team on scene of man barricaded at Harbor Lights

On Monday, February 11, 2019 at about 11 p.m. police officers responded to the Harbor Lights Apartments at 111 Kahului Beach Road. They met with a female who reported a male acquaintance had allegedly assaulted her while in her apartment and that he remained inside. Officers attempted to enter the apartment but the male refused to let them in and …

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Maui Electric Working to Restore to Power in Haiku, Olinda and Piʿiholo

Maui Electric crews are continuing restoration efforts in parts of Upcountry including Haiku, Olinda and Piʿiholo this morning to bring approximately 455 customers back online. Customers in ʿIao Valley are also experiencing a power outage after a large tree came down on power lines. Additional damage assessments and repairs are being made to electrical equipment brought down by storm impacts …

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