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Governor Releases $9.3 Million for Various CIPs Statewide
January 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Maui News

The funding release includes a $4.7 million appropriation for improvements and repairs to Department of Public Safety Facilities across the state.

Rain clouds, photo by Wendy Osher.
Flood Advisory Issued for Maui
January 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather

A flood advisory is in effect for the island of Maui until 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, according to a new forecast issued by the National Weather Service.

Kanani Road house fire, Jan. 3, 2014. Photo courtesy: Forrest.
UPDATE: One Dead in Kanani Road House Fire
January 3rd, 2014 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

One person is dead following a morning house fire at 232 Kanani Road in Kīhei, fire officials confirmed.

Justin Woodson, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Woodson Hosts “Lawmakers Listen Meeting” in Kahului
January 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The community meeting will include a briefing on the upcoming 2014 legislative session, and discussion with community members on issues of importance to constituents.

Kahoma Village Project, informational flyer. Image courtesy County of Maui.
Input Sought on Kahoma “Fast-Track” Affordable Housing
January 2nd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The project is proposed for construction on 21.6 acres of land, situated makai of the Honoapiʻilani Highway, and bordered by Front street to the west. It is also situated between Kenui Street to the south and the Kahoma Stream and the Lahaina Cannery Mall to the north.

Kahakuloa, photo by Wendy Osher
Phase II of Kahekili Resurfacing Begins; Road Closures in Effect
January 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Phase II of the Kahekili Highway Resurfacing Project begins on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, according to an announcement issued by the County Public Works, Highways Division today.

Pāʻia town, file image by Wendy Osher.
Waterline Break Forces Lane Closure on Hāna Highway
January 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

By Wendy Osher A waterline break reported in Pāʻia this afternoon resulted in the closure of a lane of Hāna Highway, Water Department officials announced. Traffic on the roadway was temporarily reduced to a single lane between the Pāʻia Municipal Parking Lot at the entrance of Pāʻia Town to the intersection of Baldwin Avenue. Department […]

Red Cross Volunteers Barbara Jean Eberly, Arleen Carvalho, Maui County Director Michele Liberty, and Shannon Pyland. Courtesy Photo, Maui Red Cross.
Free Disaster Training in Wailuku, Jan 24-25
January 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The American Red Cross on Maui is offering free training in disaster services to new volunteer candidates during a two-day session this month.

Hāna Boat Ramp, file photo 2008 by Wendy Osher.
High Seas, Gusty Winds as Front Approaches State
January 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather

Increasing winds and seas are expected today and tonight as a front approaches the state from the west, according to the National Weather Service.

Kalaupapa plane crash, photo courtesy US Coast Guard Lt. Bryan Weber.
NTSB Report: “Loud Bang” Heard Prior to Kalaupapa Plane Crash
January 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The pilot of a plane that crashed off of Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi in December heard, “a loud bang,” and said the plane experienced a “total loss of power” shortly after takeoff, according to a preliminary accident report published this week by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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