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State highway personnel have commenced installation of a new 42-inch drainage culvert (Wednesday, March 7, 2012). Photo courtesy Hawaii Department of Transportation.
Kauai’s Kapaa Temporary Bypass to Reopen on Monday
March 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Heavy rains and floods undermined a 36-inch drainage culvert under the road, resulting in its closure on Monday. The HDOT will reopen the south leg of of the bypass on Monday, March 12, weather-permitting.


Solar Storm Impacts Being Monitored, Auroras Possible
Solar Storm Impacts Being Monitored, Auroras Possible
March 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Impacts of a G3 reading could include intermittent satellite navigation and low-frequency radio navigation problems and intermittent signals for high frequency radio. Auroras may also be possible in Illinois and Oregon.


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Hōkūle‘a Re-Launch After Dry Dock
March 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Volunteers spent more than 15,000 hours completely rebuilding the wa‘a kaulua for today’s event, which marks the 37th anniversary of the original launch of the vessel on March 8 of 1975.


Satellite imagery courtesy NOAA & NWS, 6:30 a.m. 3/8/12.
Maui Flood Watch Until 4 a.m. Saturday 3/10/12
March 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Maui News, Weather
 

Radar images at 12:06 p.m. showed rainfall rates of three-and-a-half to four inches per hour, according to the NWS. The area of heavy rain continues to move west through the West Maui Mountain chain.


Michael Martin.  Courtesy photo.
MISSING PERSON: Police Seek Help in Locating Haiku Man
March 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Michael Martin, 63, was last seen at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2012 when he left for a doctor’s appointment in Wailuku.


Coastal view of the Lahaina shoreline in West Maui, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Lahaina Beaches Ranked Among Top in US and World
March 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Lahaina was ranked number 19 in the world, and 8th in the US according to the company’s 2012 Traveler’s Choice Beach Destinations list. Honolulu, meantime, was ranked number 15 in the world, and 5th in the US.


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Former Maui Credit Union Teller Sentenced for Embezzlement
March 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A former Maui resident was sentenced yesterday to 3 years, 8 months jail for embezzling more than $163,000 from the Kulia Ohana Federal Credit Union in Wailuku.


State Capitol building, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Gaming Council, Checkout Bag Fees: 372 Senate Bills Advance
March 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

One bill seeks to repeal junior kindergarten programs; another proposes a fee collection for single-use checkout bags; and a separate measure proposes the establishment of a nine-member gambling commission to analyze of the social and economic costs and benefits of different forms of gambling in Hawaii.


State capitol, file photo by Wendy Osher.
House Advances 286 Bills With Focus on Economy and Job Growth
March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The agriculture package includes legislation involving honeybee and coffee farming, as well as livestock feed production. As for healthcare legislation, House lawmakers responded to the closing of both Hawaii Medical Center locations, by passing a legislative package to minimize any further lapses in healthcare and emergency services.


Hana, Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Bill Advances that Encourages Air Carriers to Service Remote Areas
March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

“This measure encourages commercial air carriers to continue service to the remote parts of our State,” said Sen. J. Kalani English. “In effect, I hope it increase reliability and stabilize air fares.”


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