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Kilauea Volcano, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Federal Disaster Declaration Renewed for Vog Damage
February 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

By Maui Now Staff The US Department of Agriculture renewed a disaster declaration for Hawai’i Island due to ongoing volcanic emissions from the Kilauea Volcano. The declaration comes on the heels of a request from Governor Neil Abercrombie on December 27, 2011, citing continued agricultural production losses caused by vog. “Many farmers and ranchers on […]


Councilmember Mike White. File photo by Wendy Osher.
White to Discuss Runway Repair Options on Radio Show
February 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Councilmember Mike White will be featured as a guest on “The Maui Breakfast Club” radio program on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. The topic of discussion will be the recently-announced options for repairing the runway at Kahului Airport.


CERT training in fire suppression.  Photo courtesy Maui Civil Defense Agency.
Maui Offers Free Disaster Preparedness Training in Lahaina
February 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The training includes basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The upcoming Lahaina session will be held at the Princess Nahienaena Elementary School in March.


Lanai, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Improved Shipping Sought on Moloka`i and Lana`i
February 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Rep. Mele Carroll: “If we are going to support agriculture and assist the islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i to be the bread basket of the state, we need to look closely at our shipping industry and find innovative ways to make it work for everyone.”


Hazmat truck, file image by Wendy Osher.
Hazmat Crews Respond to Wailea Gas Leak
February 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Emergency crews were called at 10:49 a.m., when a light odorless smoke filled the downstairs area of the building.


Surprise homecoming for Marine Lance Cpl. Garrett Kekoa Dow. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Wounded Maui Marine Gets Surprise Hero’s Welcome
February 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A Maui Marine, injured in Afghanistan returned to a surprise homecoming at Kahului Airport on Thursday. Marine Lance Cpl. Garrett “Kekoa” Dow was shot in the left shin during an ambush, while on active duty in the Musaquala village of Afghanistan.


Governor Neil Abercrombie visits reWailuku site 2/9/12. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Governor Impressed with reWailuku Site Visit
February 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Governor Neil Abercrombie visited the ReWailuku studio on Maui today: “I just think this is tremendous. I did not comprehend when I came, that it would be this exciting, and this comprehensive, and this original in terms of attracting people’s attention. You certainly got mine.”


Leila Kagawa. Courtesy image.
Governor Fills Deputy Posts in Agriculture and Human Resources
February 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Scott Edward Enright, who served as a consultant for the Hawaii Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energy Project, will fill the deputy post at the Department of Agriculture. Leila Kagawa, a senior solutions consultant, will take on the deputy post at the Human Resources and Development Department.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
3 People Rescued From Rip Current at Napili Bay
February 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Three Canadian visitors were rescued from West Maui waters yesterday when they became caught in a rip current at Napili Bay. The incident was reported at 10:34 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8.


Coast Guard Station Maui at Maalaea, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Survival at Sea: 3 Rescued as Sail Boat Sinks off Hilo
February 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Three people, including a 9 year-old boy, survived as a disabled sailboat sank 280 miles northeast of Hilo yesterday.


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