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January 03, 2018

Makawao is Highest Priority Area for Cesspools, Public Meeting Announced

Upcountry Maui has 7,400 cesspools that are a potential threat to drinking water
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October 21, 2017

DOH Recommends Mumps Vaccine as Outbreak Continues

The DOH is now recommending that the public consider receiving an additional dose of the MMR vaccine as a preventive measure
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October 04, 2017

DOH Awarded $361K in Child Lead Poisoning Prevention

According to DOH data from 2011 to 2015, nearly 60,000 children under the age of six in Hawai‘i were tested for lead, 3% of those tested had elevated blood lead levels.
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June 26, 2017

Rat Lungworm Meeting Planned for Lāna‘i City, July 6

A number of public health experts and community partners will be present to share their findings and recommendations on preventing the spread of rat lungworm
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May 12, 2017

Water Department Secures Permanent Status of Wākiu Well C

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health Safe Drinking Water Branch has granted final approval in designation of the new Wākiu Well C as a permanent water source.
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April 06, 2017

Rat Lungworm Meeting in Hāna Draws Standing Room Only Crowd

A meeting in the remote East Maui community of Hāna to discuss the threat of rat lungworm disease, drew a standing room only crowd on Thursday evening.
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March 07, 2017

Suspension Lifted on Meadow Gold 2% Reduced Fat Milk

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health today lifted the suspension of Meadow Gold Dairies’ 2% reduced fat milk products.
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February 27, 2017

Meadow Gold Dairies Ordered to Halt Sale of 2% Reduced Fat Milk

DOH issued a Cease and Desist Order to Meadow Gold Dairies today after laboratory results from routine milk samples exceeded standard limits for Coliform bacteria.
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January 10, 2017

Water Department Continues Use of Wākiu Well C

The Maui Department of Water Supply has announced its continued use of Wākiu Well C, the new water source for the Wākiu area, Hāna School, Hāna Medical Center, Waiʻānapanapa area, and Uakea Road.
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June 22, 2016

HI-5 Reporting Violations Net Fines for 9 Island Businesses

Failure to properly meet reporting deadlines or improper reporting can result in penalty fines of up to $10,000 per violation per day.
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May 12, 2016

High Rates of Hep C Found in Hawaiʻi’s Kupuna

Hawaiʻi’s kupuna, including baby boomers between the ages of 51 and 71, are among those most at risk for hepatitis C.
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December 15, 2010

Governor Announces More Cabinet Selections

Governor Neil Abercrombie is two appointments shy of rounding out his list of 16 cabinet positions. Director selections must still be made for the Department of Health and the State Attorney General.
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October 18, 2010

Nominations sought for open position on State Water Commission

The State is seeking nominations to the Commission on Water Resource Management.  A Nominating Committee will screen the applicants and send to the Governor the names of at least three individuals for a single open position. The Water Commission is composed of seven members that have jurisdiction and final authority on matters relating to implementation... Read more »
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September 10, 2010

Final Environmental Assessment accepted for Heritage Hall in Paia

A Final Environmental Assessment has been accepted for the planned Heritage Hall in Paia. The multi-purpose cultural and community office complex is being planned in partnership between the Maui Puerto Rican Association and the Portuguese Association of Maui. Plans call for construction on less than an acre of land located next to the old Paia... Read more »
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September 10, 2010

State proposes introduction of moth to control invasive fireweed plant

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) proposes the introduction of a moth (Secusio extensa) into Hawaii as a natural enemy and biological control agent for the fireweed plant. Fireweed is an invasive plant that is toxic to livestock, and quickly infests heavily grazed or neglected pastures, and even cultivated land. The release of the moth... Read more »
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