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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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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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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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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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Brown Water Advisory Issued at DT Fleming Beach Park

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued at DT Fleming Beach Park. Heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of floodwaters and stormwater runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Not all coastal areas may be …

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Man Dies in Apparent Drowning at Kapalua Bay

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to Kapalua Bay on Saturday for a reported drowning. Upon arrival, crews were directed to the beach fronting the Montage Resort where they found bystanders and hotel security performing CPR on an unresponsive man. According to officials, witnesses reportedly found the man at the bottom of the ocean about 30 yards from the shoreline and …

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Injured Hiker Rescued from Bamboo Forest

Maui Fire Department personnel responded to Bamboo Forest for a report of an injured female hiker on Thursday. The hiker had apparently fallen 25-feet and was unable to walk. Fire personnel arrived on scene and confirmed the location of the injured hiker. Crews were unable to cross the stream needed to access the victim because it had swollen substantially due …

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