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Hiker Rescued After Falling 60 Feet

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to Kahikinui for a report of a hiker in need of rescue on Saturday. At approximately 5:41 p.m., Engine 13 and Mini 13 from the Kula Fire Station and were dispatched to an area near mile marker 28 on Piilani Highway for a report of a hiker in need of rescue. Enroute to the incident, …

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Fires Burn Structures in Honokohau Valley

On Thursday, Maui Fire Department personnel responded to two separate fire incidents located within the Honokohau Valley area. At approximately 2:43 p.m., Engine 11 and Mini 11 from the Napili Fire Station and Tanker 3 from the Lahaina Fire Station were dispatched to the Honokohau Valley area for a report of a structure fire. Crews from the Napili Fire Station …

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MPD Asks for Help IDing Suspect in Dumpster Fire

The Maui Police Department is requesting help from the public in identifying the person depicted in a surveillance image in connection to a dumpster fire at Ace Printing on Sunday. Officials say that at approximately 8:40 p.m. the suspect caused the fire located on Mill Street. The suspect reportedly had a key to unlock the dumpster and was seen riding …

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Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman off Maui

The United States Coast Guard successfully medevaced a 62-year-old mariner off a fishing vessel 82-miles north of Kahului on Wednesday. “Our trained crews and hoist-capable aircraft are vital to ensuring mariners reach a higher level of medical care quickly,” said Lt. j.g. Celesta Brosowsky, a command duty officer with Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “Our aircrews worked effectively with the fishermen …

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Brown Water Advisories Issued for Two Maui Bays

Two Brown Water Advisories have been issued for locations on Maui. The Department of Health on Thursday issued notices for Honolua Bay and Kaopala Bay. Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, …

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PWF spots its first humpback of the whale sighting season

It’s official…the first humpback whale sighting of the season is now in the books. The Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Explorer spotted the humpback Monday morning about 2.5 miles north of Molokini heading toward Ma’alaea harbor. Each winter about 12,000 humpbacks migrate to Hawaii to mate, give birth and care for their calves giving lucky onlookers a rare look at the …

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Waiehu Heights Home Destroyed in Early Morning Blaze

At approximately 12:42 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Central Dispatch was notified of a possible structure fire at 857 West Kaena Place in the Wai’ehu Heights subdivision. Engine 1 (Wailuku Station), Engine 10 and Rescue 10 (Kahului Station), Engine 14 (Kula Station) and a battalion chief were dispatched to the subject address. Engine 1 arrived on-scene at approximately 12:53 a.m. and …

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Local 5 workers on strike for ‘better pay, job security, and a safer workplace’

On O’ahu and on Maui, more than 2,700 Marriott hotel workers are participating in the Local 5 strike. “Who are we? Local 5! Who’s getting mistreated? local 5! who’s… local 5!” “Who are we? local 5! who’s getting mistreated? local 5!” Local 5 workers chanted in Waikiki Monday. They represent five hotels, the Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian, Westin Moana Surfrider, …

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Ohana Bingo Bash returns to Maui Mall

Hosted by Blue Zones Project®, OHANA BINGO BASH is coming to Maui Mall on Thursday October 11 and Thursday October 25 from 5pm to 7pm. Learn about ways to live longer, better, happier lives in Central Maui. Blue Zones Project is an initiative that will make small changes community-wide, making the healthy choice the easy choice. Join us in playing …

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Maui’s Second Large-Scale Solar Project Comes Online

In partnership with Kenyon Energy, Maui Electric Company has announced that Maui’s second large-scale photovoltaic solar project went online on October 4. Maui Electric is buying power from the Ku‘ia Solar project in West Maui which is independently owned and operated by Kenyon Energy. The 10.85-acre project, located on land owned by Kamehameha Schools in Lahaina, can offer up to …

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