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Jollibee, Home of the Famous Chickenjoy, Continues U.S. Expansion with New Maui Store

With a New Year comes new opportunities to satisfy your fried chicken cravings. Popular fast-food restaurant Jollibee is adding to its U.S. store count with the addition of two new Jollibees in one week. The brand will open its first store in Florida’s Tampa Bay area in the city of Pinellas Park on Friday, January 17, 2020 and its first store on the island of Maui on Friday, January 24, 2020.    …

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MAYORWatch: Who Do I Contact to Get an Address Sign on Our Road?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Who do I contact to get an address sign on our road at Malulani Street in Kihei? Answer: Mahalo for your question. To report traffic sign and pavement marking problems on County of Maui roadways, please call the Department of Public Works’ Traffic Signs and Markings Office on …

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MAYORWatch: How Do I Report a Streetlight That’s Out?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: How do I report a streetlight that’s out near my home? I’m worried it might be difficult for elderly people driving at night. Answer: Mahalo for asking this question because I believe it’s a good reminder for the public. Please report streetlight outages to Maui Electric Company by …

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MAYORWatch: What is the County Code for ADA Sidewalk Cutouts?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: What is the Maui County Code requiring ADA cutouts on sidewalks, please? Does it include gated communities too? Answer: Mahalo for your question. I directed my staff to research your question and asked for assistance from our Department of Public Works. From what I understand, there is no …

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Police: Motorcyclist killed in Kihei collision not wearing helmet

On Friday, January 10, 2020 at approximately 10:44 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on South Kihei Road at Uwapo Road in Kihei, Maui.  The collision occurred as a blue 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling north on South Kihei Road, collided head-on into a silver 2001 Toyota 4-Runner, traveling south on South Kihei Road, negotiating a left turn onto Uwapo …

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Heavy rains prompt Flood Advisory for Maui

At 8:44 am, radar indicated bands of heavy rain moving over the windward slopes of Haleakala from Kipahulu to Haiku. These bands have been most intense between Hana and Keanae with rain rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Stream levels in the area are running higher than normal. Additional rain bands are expected to move over windward Haleakala through today. Locations in the …

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2019 Median Home Price closes at $740k in December

In 2019 home prices were up again in most markets. Buyer demand continues to be strong but with tepid seller activity still in many locations, total sales are lower than they would normally be in a more balanced market. While up from their recent lows a few months ago, mortgage rates end the year close to three-quarters of a percent …

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High Bacteria Count at Teen Challenge in Olowalu

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Teen Challange (Mile 14), Maui. Levels of 306 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially …

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Upcountry water shortage lifted

A Stage 1 water shortage has been lifted for Upcountry with near-normal rainfall, a short-term forecast for more wet weather and adequate water storage in Upcountry reservoirs, the Department of Water Supply announced Monday. The Upcountry water shortage was declared May 24, with customers asked to voluntarily conserve water usage. The declaration affected customers from Haiku to Kanaio. Now, the …

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Pulama Lanai in talks with Hawaiian Electric on possible purchase of Lanai utility

Hawaiian Electric is in exploratory discussions with Pūlama Lāna`i about the possible sale of the Lāna`i utility. Hawaiian Electric was approached by Pūlama Lāna`i about acquiring the assets of the utility after Hawaiian Electric issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy projects on Lāna`i. The exploratory talks are in the preliminary stages. Representatives of the privately held company …

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