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MAYORWatch: Where Do We Recycle Old Car Batteries?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Where do we recycle old car batteries? We asked several recycling places if they take and the answer was no, and they didn’t know where we could drop them off. We asked friends and colleagues and we received false and wrong answers. What do we do? …

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MAYORWatch: Does MPD Enforce Illegal Tinting?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Do police enforce and issue citations to drivers with illegally tinted windows? What about vehicles with tires extending far outside of their fender? Answer: My communications staff contacted the Maui Police Department to look into your question and were told that the department’s Traffic Section conducts operations …

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MAYORWatch: Will Sidewalks Be Included in Future Road Plans?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Is there a planning goal for county roadways to include sidewalks (and possibly bike lanes) for all new roadway projects and when refurbishing existing urban streets? Here in Kihei, there are a number of streets with no sidewalks so people have to walk on the street …

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MAYORWatch: How Do We Handle Potential Illegal Short-Term Rentals?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: The houses across the street from us are very likely using the premises as an illegal short-term vacation rental. They let out like they are letting friends stay there, but I don’t really believe it. No one has that many friends good enough to turn over …

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Artists to Paint Murals in Wailuku and Central Maui

World-renown artists from Hawai`i and around the globe will paint up to 10 murals over the course of 10 days starting Monday at four sites within the Wailuku Redevelopment Area and locations throughout Central Maui. The murals are part of a public art program through PangeaSeed Foundation, an international nonprofit that has created 300 murals in 14 countries with a …

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Maui Humane Society Offers Christmas Day Delivery on Adopted Animals

The Maui Humane Society has announced that as part of their HO HO Home for the Holidays program that they will be offering Christmas Day delivery on any dog or cat adopted December 21 through December 24. Christmas Day delivery service is available for a $100 delivery fee in addition to regular adoption and licensing fees, and is available to …

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Donation Drive Organized to Help Animals Affected by Fireworks

A community-driven event to collect donations to aid animals distressed by fireworks will be held on Saturday, December 22 in the parking lot of the Kahului Shopping Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The one day Fireworks Relief for Maui Animals donation drive benefits Valley Isle Animal Rescue, a non-profit that focuses on responding to animals in distress and in …

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Maui Rescue Dog’s Story Earns MHS Petco Grant

A dog’s healing touch helped the Maui Humane Society earn a grant from the Petco Foundation. MHS was the recipient of a $10,000 grant through the foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign, thanks to a story submitted by Maui resident Josephine Tempongko, who shared how her rescue dog got her family through a harrowing ordeal. Shortly after the birth of Tempongko’s son, …

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Maui Electric Night Work to Require Kahului Closure

Maui Electric will be conducting upgrades to electrical equipment that will require a road closure at Alamaha Street and Wakea Avenue in Kahului, including the right and left turn lanes from Alamaha onto Wakea, on Thursday, December 6, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. The work consists of upgrading a utility pole along Wakea Ave. and restringing power lines in the …

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