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Maui News consolidates weekend editions to one

The Maui News announced today that it is reducing the number of days of publication to six per week.The workers in the Pacific Media Workers Guild at The Maui News, and their co-workers in Honolulu Typographical Union Local 37, say they are disappointed by the company’s decision. “While understanding that our industry is facing financial challenges, we are not convinced …

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Police Seek ID of Theft Suspect

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance identifying a male involved in a theft from a retail store in Wailea. If anyone has information regarding this incident or can identify the male, please call police at (808) 244-6400 and refer to report #19-008593. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Maui Crime Stoppers at (808)242-6966. Maui Crime Stoppers will pay …

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Maui Bus to Reduce Fare Rates for Seniors, Disabled and Other Riders

The County of Maui Department of Transportation announced that beginning Monday, July 1, 2019, the Maui Bus is implementing reduced single boarding fares of $1.00 for fixed route service. This reduced fare applies to seniors (55 years & older), paratransit eligible and person with a disability (with pertinent valid ID), and Medicare card holders. Seniors 55 years and older will …

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Officials ID Driver of SUV Involved in Kahului Crash That Killed Teen

UPDATE: The operator of the Subaru has been identified as Lynsey Jio. She was released pending further investigation. This is common in fatal motor vehicle crashes as officers need to conduct a thorough investigation before sending it to the Prosecutor’s Office for review. On Sunday June 23, 2019 at about 1:27 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Kuihelani Highway, …

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Lost Hiker Rescued Above Kaheawa Wind Farm

Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to the area above the Kaheawa Wind Farm for reports of a missing hiker on Saturday evening. Rescue 10 personnel responded in the incident. Because of darkness, Air 1 could not be utilized, so personnel used ATVs to drive up the steep utility road before setting out on foot to meet up with the …

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Men Arrested in Lahaina Cockfight

The Maui Police Department’s Vice Division Gambling & Morals Unit broke up a cockfight in the area of Olowalu Road in Lahaina at about 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities say two males were observed within a crowd each pitting a gamecock that was fitted with a gaff and engaged in a match. The two males were identified as 48-year-old Joseph …

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Maui Police: Alcohol a Factor in Fatal Crash that killed Teenage Passenger

On Sunday June 23, 2019 at about 1:27 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Kuihelani Highway, three miles north of Honoapiilani Highway in Kahului. The collision occurred when a 2016 Subaru Forester was traveling south (Lahaina direction) on Kuihelani Highway within the northbound-wrong lane of travel. The Subaru collided head-on into a 2003 Honda Civic that was traveling within …

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Waikapu, Kehalani Mauka, & Wailuku Heights Customers Asked to Conserve Water

Effective immediately, the Department of Water Supply is asking all consumers in the Waikapu, Kehalani Mauka (above Honoapiilani Highway), and Wailuku Heights areas to conserve water and to avoid any unnecessary water use until further notice. The Department of Water Supply is experiencing an unidentified increased consumption in the Waikapu/Wailuku area and the Department of Water Supply would like to …

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Police Working to Locate Missing Kauai Woman Possibly on Maui

The Maui Police Department is requesting assistance in locating 53-year-old Emmaline Kaili of Kauai. Authorities say she may have caught a flight to Maui on May 23, 2019. Kaili is described as 5-feet-3-inches tall and 200 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the police at (808)244-6400 or Detective …

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Kihei Boat Ramp Dredging Scheduled

The DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation has awarded a $680, 880 contract to Goodfellow Bros. LLC to dredge the entrance channel of Kihei Boat Ramp. This project will begin on July 1 with an estimated completion of November 4, 2019. DOBOR specifically set up the contract so that there will be no closures during the dredging.  The contractor …

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