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MAYORWatch: What is the Noise Ordinance Rule in Zoned Agricultural Areas?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Aloha, my question is because we are zoned Agriculture in Launiupoko, is our noise ordinance (quiet hours) after 9 p.m. and before 9 a.m.? Answer: Mahalo for your question and from what the state Department of Health, Indoor and Radiological Health Branch, has told us, there …

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MAYORWatch: When Will the County Fix the Access at Papalaua Beach?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: When will the county fix the access at Papalaua Beach? It’s extremely dangerous due to erosion and vehicles are in danger when they enter and exit. This problem has been going on for two years now. As you may know, this is an extremely popular …

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MAYORWatch: Can a ‘Slow Down’ Sign be Placed in my Neighborhood?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Is there any way a “slow down” sign could be placed in my neighborhood in Haiku? Answer: I share your concerns about drivers sometimes speeding through neighborhoods, especially ones with children on the sidewalk. My staff looked into this concern, and while it would be …

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PUC Approves First Maui Electric Rate Increase in 6 Years

The Public Utilities Commission has approved Maui Electric Company’s first base-rate increase in six years. On April 17, Maui Electric filed tariffs and rate schedules for a final increase of 3.7 percent – about $12.1 million in annual revenue – which helps pay for operational improvements, including system upgrades to increase reliability, improve customer service and to integrate more renewable …

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Blessing Held for New Iao Water Treatment Plant

Mayor Michael Victorino took part Thursday in the blessing of the new $21.7 million Iao Water Treatment Plant. “Water is a critical part of Maui County’s infrastructure,” said Mayor Victorino. “I’m very grateful for all the hard work by the Department of Water Supply, contractors and consultants to get this new plant designed and built. It features state-of-the-art automation and …

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Maui Electric to Hold Silent Auction for Retired Vehicles

Maui Electric’s Fleet Department will hold a silent auction for its retired vehicles on Wednesday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the front lawn of Maui Electric’s Kahului parking lot located at 210 W. Kamehameha Avenue and Wakea Avenue. More information on the retired vehicles, the bid form, and guidelines for the auction can be viewed on …

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Trio Arrested in Wailuku Vehicle Search Warrant Execution

On Tuesday, April 16, the Maui Police Department’s Vice Division executed search warrants on a vehicle in the parking lot of 1063 Lower Main Street in Wailuku. Authorities say that in the vehicle, officers recovered 429.90 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 1.04 grams of marijuana and $7,840 in U.S. currency. Thirty-five-year-old Lorden Cooper, 35-five-year-old Janell Demello Orta and 39-year-old Jamen Sugahara …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment 2.8 Percent in March

The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 2.8 percent, compared to 2.7 percent in February. Statewide, 654,100 were employed and 18,650 unemployed in March for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 672,750. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in March, the same …

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New ocean safety website aims to reduce drownings and injuries in Hawai‘i

Drowning continues to be one of the main causes of death in Hawai‘i. Ocean drowning is the fourth leading cause of injury related death in Hawai‘i, and by far the leading cause for visitors, with snorkeling the activity most frequently associated with visitor drowning. Visitors comprise more than half (55 percent) of the victims of ocean drownings and suffer 81 …

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Two Eldorado Transit Buses Replace Maui Long-Haul Fleet Buses

With Hawaiian music and lei, two new 40-foot-long Eldorado transit buses were blessed Wednesday morning at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot. “What makes these buses so unique is the Quantum system that secures disabled bus riders using wheelchairs,” said Mayor Michael Victorino during the blessing ceremony, explaining that bus riders in wheelchairs can board and secure themselves automatically on …

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