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Upper level low prompts Flash Flood Watch for Maui

Flash Flood Watch in effect for Maui as an upper-level low brings the threat for pockets of heavier rains. Rain-soaked ground from heavier rains this weekend will have little ability to withstand any additional rains that do develop. Those rains could form as an upper-level low moves overhead. Expect partly sunny skies and scattered rains for Wednesday. Some rains could …

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Young Brothers’ emergency request to increase rates 46% granted

Monday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved Young Brothers’ emergency request to increase rates by 46% over the next year. As part of the agreement, the shipping company must restore its pre-COVID sailing schedule between Hilo, Kahului, and Honolulu by September 1. The company must also undergo an independent audit, and give the state at least six months notice if …

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Maui Adds Two New COVID-19 Cases, Total Hits 16

Fourteen additional COVID-19 cases have been added to the State of Hawai`i’s overall count, bringing the total to 120 statewide as of noon on Friday. That number, released by the Department of Health, includes two new cases on Maui, ten cases on Oahu, two additional cases on the Big Island and no new cases on Kauai. Eight of the total …

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Foodland Devotes Special Kupuna Shopping Hours

In efforts to create a safe environment for our kupuna to grocery shop, Foodland has announced that it will set aside the first hour of business on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to serve only seniors (age 60 yrs. and above) and an accompanying caregiver or assisting family member at all stores statewide.  In addition, seniors will be offered Foodland’s “Senior …

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The Aloha State named the worst state in America for drunk driving

A new study shows the Aloha State is the worst state for drunk driving. CarInsuranceComparison.com used several metrics including fatality, drunk driving, and careless driving rates to rank the most dangerous states featuring the worst drivers in the U.S. Hawaii was ranked number one in the country for drunk driving, with 45 percent of fatal crashes due to driving under the …

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Officials asked for public commentary on Hana Highway bridge improvements

Multiple agencies, including the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), will be holding public meetings to discuss a project to improve six of the historic bridges along the Hana Highway located between Huelo and Hana town in east Maui.  The project would improve six bridges in a context-sensitive manner in order to remain safe and functional for highway users. The bridges include …

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Flash Flood Watch in effect for Maui with strong surf and wind in the forecast

Wind Advisory for Central and South Maui with East winds 20-35 mph, gusts to 45 mph. The strong winds will bring scattered trade showers, especially during the morning. Expect mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies for windward and mauka sections. High temperatures will warm up into the low 80s, with a few spots reaching the mid-80s. Flash Flood Watch in …

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Windy conditions expected with increased cloud cover

Expect a cloudy, cool and windy day. It will be a windy day, but not as gusty as yesterday, with easterly trade winds blowing in at 15-30 mph There will be plenty of clouds overhead, thanks to high clouds streaming over the state. Those clouds will block some of the sunshine today and keep afternoon high temperatures on the cool side. …

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