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National Take-Back Initiative Scheduled for Oct. 27

The Department of the Attorney General and Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are coordinating a prescription drug take‐back event on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at various collection points on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island. This will be the DEA’s 16th National Take‐Back Initiative now in …

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26th Annual Hawai’i Science Bowl Registration Begins Soon

Schools from across the state are invited to compete in next year’s 26th Annual Hawai‘i Science Bowl on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Honolulu Community College. Registration for the Hawai‘i Regional Science Bowl will open at 6 a.m. on October 1, 2018 online. Each team consists of four students, an alternate and at least one coach. …

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Maui Electric Debuts New Electric Vehicle Charger at Kahului Office

Electric vehicle drivers have a new fast-charging station option at the Maui Electric office in Kahului at 210 W. Kamehameha Ave. The DC Fast Charger will allow EV drivers to quickly charge their domestic or foreign EVs 24 hours a day, every day. “We’re excited to be able to offer EV drivers a new charging option in Central Maui, where …

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Restaurant Group Makes Donation Towards Hurricane Recovery

Habitat for Humanity Maui continues to assist local residents with repairing and rebuilding homes damaged by fires and floods resulting from Hurricane Lane. The nonprofit has received additional support toward the recovery effort with a $60,000 contribution from Maui restaurant group Nā Hoaloha ‘Ekolu, and a dine-in fundraiser. “When we saw the effects of Hurricane Lane, there was no question. …

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Haleakalā National Park to Highlight Nēnē at Annual Event

Haleakalā National Park will celebrate their annual Nēnē Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will take place at the Hosmer Grove with a self-guided “Treasure Hunt” on the nature trail. Participants will find five stamps along the trail and stamp postcards provided by the park. At the end of the activity, participants who …

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E-Cycling On Hold at Molokai’s Naiwa Landfill

E-Cycling, the county-sponsored electronics recycling program, has been temporarily closed at Molokai’s Naiwa Landfill until January 2, 2019. Changes to the e-waste market, which involves collecting, shipping and processing electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, printers and TVs, are cited as the reason behind the closure. “E-waste markets have changed and immediately affect how e-waste can cost-effectively be collected and …

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Maui Electric Customer Call Center to Temporarily Extend Hours

Maui Electric, Hawaiian Electric, and Hawaiʻi Electric Light will temporarily extend their Customer Call Center hours starting September 24 to help minimize anticipated delays resulting from the companies’ system-wide software upgrade. The extended Customer Call Center hours will run from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, September 24, through Friday, October 5, excluding weekends. Customers can contact the Call Center at 871-9777, or toll-free from …

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Emergency Response Plans Activated by Maui Electric as Olivia Nears

Maui Electric is moving crews and equipment where needed as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches the islands, and wants customers to know they should prepare for storm-related power outages. Due to impending storm conditions for the safety of customers, Maui Electric’s Customer Service and Engineering offices at 210 W. Kamehameha Ave. will be closed to customers on Wednesday, Sept. 12. To …

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