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No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii After 6.6 Kermadec Islands Quake
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 6.6 #earthquake reported at 9:50 a.m. HST on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in the #Kermadec Islands Region, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The USGS reports that the quake was located at a depth of 20.5 miles and was located: 145 miles ESE of Raoul Island, #NewZealand; 632 miles S of Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 670 miles NE of Whakatane, New Zealand; 675 miles NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand; and 684 miles ENE of Whangarei, New Zealand. Image courtesy PTWC.

An example of consumer fireworks that are legal to use between set times without  a permit. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui July 4th Fireworks Display and Guidelines
July 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The display is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, July 4, from a barge offshore of Front Street in Lahaina. Fire officials remind the public that fireworks can only be set off legally between 1 and 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

File photo courtesy Office of the Governor, State of Hawaiʻi.
Governor to Hold 2 Bill Signing Ceremonies on Maui
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Maui News

Governor Neil Abercrombie will enact measures addressing family child care homes and liquor license classes at two separate bill signing ceremonies on Maui this Saturday.

Photo collage by Wendy Osher.
AAA Hawaii Offers Tipsy Tow for 4th of July
July 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The tow is unique in that it provides a driver with a safe ride home for themselves and their vehicle instead of driving while intoxicated.

Neldon Mamuad. Maui Now photo.
Mamuad’s Name to Appear on Ballot, Votes Will Not Count
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The name of voided Maui mayoral candidate Neldon Mamuad will still appear on the primary election ballot, but votes for him will not be counted toward the end result.

Photo by Wendy Osher.
Voter Registration Deadline Nears
July 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Election, Maui News

The last day to register to vote in the primary election is Thursday, July 10, 2014. During the 2012 primary election, there were a total of 84,042 individuals registered to vote in Maui County. Of that number, only 30.6% or 25,702 individuals actually voted.

Kahului Airport, controll tower. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Kahului Airport Runway 2-20 Resurfacing Project Scheduled
July 2nd, 2014 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Work is slated to take place in the overnight hours from midnight to 7 a.m. nightly, Sundays through Thursdays, beginning on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Drive Smart Advisory. Graphic by Wendy Osher.
Fine Now $297 for Using Electronic Device While Driving
July 2nd, 2014 · 30 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The fine for using a mobile electronic device while driving increased to $297 this week, officials with the Maui Police Department announced. The fine for using a mobile electronic device within a construction or school zone is now $347, police said.

Ocean Tower - Ocean view Balcony
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Kāʻanapali.  Courtesy photo.
Westin Maui Resort Proposes $55M in Improvements
July 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The resort is proposing improvements to refresh and revitalize the property. If approved, the project is expected to cost an estimated $55 million, with construction projected to occur over a 30-month period.

L to R: Donna McCall, MMMC Director of Imaging; Dr. Ron Boyd, MMMC Radiologist; Senator Roz Baker; Dr. Linda Rosen, Director of DOH; Dr. Arthur Chasen, Trauma Medical Director and Wesley Lo, MMMC Chief Executive Officer. Courtesy photo.
Health Director Visits Maui, Funds Allocated for New CT Scanner
July 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Rosen along with state Senator Roz Baker of Maui are credited with their efforts in helping with the allocation of trauma system special funds for a new CT scanner for the hospital’s Radiology Department.

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