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Island Air offers travel discounts for the Maui Marathon and other sports events

Island Air is making it easier for marathon runners and ocean sports enthusiasts to participate in a number of upcoming competitions and events around the state. Through its sponsorship of popular outdoor sporting events and activities, Island Air is offering 10 percent discounts on interisland flights for participants of the Kaua‘i Marathon and Half Marathon, Maui Marathon and Half Marathon, …

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Maui Humane Society Achieves 92% Live Release Rate for Dogs in Fiscal 2017

The Maui Humane Society (MHS) has achieved a 92% Live Release Rate for dogs in Fiscal 2017, meaning more than nine out of every ten dogs who entered the shelter were either adopted, transferred to rescue partners for adoption, or returned to their owners. Additionally, 100% of healthy dogs have been saved this past year, with only dangerous or “end …

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AG charges Maui resident for alleged leash law violations

52-year old Maui resident Mark Simonds was charged today with multiple violations of the Maui County Code’s leash laws and one count of failing to properly register one of his dogs. According to the complaint, Simonds failed to keep his two dogs under restraint, as required by law. The violations occurred at various times between August 2016 and May 2017. …

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County continues Stage 1 Water Shortage Restrictions for Upcountry

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) is continuing its declaration of a Stage 1 water shortage in the Upcountry district due to reduced surface water flow and an ongoing dry weather forecast for the summer and fall.  The Stage 1 water shortage became effective Tuesday, July 18, 2017.  At Stage 1, the water rates remain the same. By law, the Director …

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Hawaiian Unveils New Portland-Maui route with new aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines will expand its U.S. West Coast presence with the arrival of an A321neo fleet by adding three new non-stop daily routes early next year: Portland-Maui; Oakland-Kaua‘i; and Los Angeles-Kona. The routes will offer guests more options for direct access to Hawaiian’s neighbor islands while enjoying the company’s award-winning, warm hospitality in the comfort of medium-haul, single-aisle A321neo aircraft. …

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Father of Hawaii boy missing for 2 decades is sentenced

The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter two decades after the child disappeared. Peter Kema Sr. pleaded guilty to manslaughter in exchange for a 20-year sentence on the condition that he reveals the location of the child’s remains. He led police and prosecutors to a rural, coastal area of the …

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Wailuku man airlifted to Maui Memorial after falling at Keanae Pond

At 1:58 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2017, Hana firefighters responded to a freshwater swimming hole off of the Hana Highway near the Keanae Peninsula for a male victim that was injured after jumping into a pond. Firefighters arrived at 2:37 p.m. and found the male victim still sitting in the pond at the water’s edge. After evaluating the man …

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Maui Electric: Community Meeting on Power Grid Upgrades Planned

Maui Electric Company will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium located at 95 Mahalani Street in Wailuku. The meeting will take place to solicit input and share the company’s draft plan to modernize the power grids on Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i. The public is invited to an open house with company representatives at …

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UPDATE: Early Morning Crash Expected to Delay West Maui Traffic

At around 5:55 am, emergency crews were called to a three vehicle accident fronting the Fairway Shops on Honoapi’ilani Highway in Ka’anapali. One of the vehicles is reported to have flipped over leaving one victim in critical condition. Expect delays if traveling to West Maui. Keep checking this post for further updates. For our LIVE Traffic Map- CLICK HERE. Click …

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UPDATE: Vehicle accident expected to affect Pali traffic

At around 7:30 am, a 3 vehicle accident occurred on Honopi’ilani Hwy on the Maalaea side of the tunnel. Emergency services are responding to the scene. UPDATE @ 8:10 am– Police say they will be doing Contra-Flow in the area. Expect major traffic delays in the area. For our LIVE Traffic Map- CLICK HERE. This story is developing and will …

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