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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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August 26, 2010

BLNR hosts hearing on proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope TONIGHT August 26

The Board of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, holds a hearing today for the proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope planned for construction atop Haleakala on Maui.  The meeting gives the public an opportunity to provide testimony on the project’s Conservation District Use Application. Some concerns that have been raised are... Read more »
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August 17, 2010

1200 gallons of wastewater overflows in Lahaina, Maui

A 1,200 gallon wastewater spill was reported Monday night in Lahaina on Maui.  The overflow was reported at 7 p.m. when rags and debris blocked flow in a mainline. Wastewater flowed from a manhole on the corner of Lahainaluna Road and Paunau Place, along the roadway, and into a storm drain.  The flow continued to... Read more »
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August 05, 2010

Restaurant Health Inspector Scam reported on Maui and Oahu

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) is warning restaurants about a health inspector scam in the islands.  The DOH Sanitation Branch on Maui reported three incidents, and two reports were filed on Oahu.  The incidents involve a male caller who contacts local restaurants claiming to be from the local Health Department investigating a complaint. ... Read more »
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August 04, 2010

Hawaii beverage container deposit to remain unchanged; redemption rate drops to 76%

Hawaii’s recycling redemption rate dropped to 76 percent this year, following a 79 percent high in 2009.  The current rate represents more than 685 million containers recycled during the 2010 fiscal year.  The program began five years ago to reduce litter and conserve resources.  Under the program, consumers are charged a total of 6 cents... Read more »
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June 02, 2010

630 gallon wastewater overflows on Market Street

A wastewater overflow on Market Street Monday night has since been cleared and disinfected.  The 630 gallon spill was caused by a blockage in a mainline and flowed from the street into a storm drain that connects to an open ditch.  No wastewater reached the ocean. The incident was reported at 8:30 p.m. on Monday,... Read more »
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April 21, 2010

Mild H1N1 outbreak reported at Maui school

The state Department of Health says a mild outbreak of the H1N1 flu affected a number of students at a Maui school.  The department called the outbreak a mild one, but said it serves as a reminder of the need for vigilance and recommended vaccination dosage. A number of affected students who attended the school... Read more »
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April 19, 2010

Proposal floated to save Air Ambulance

By Wendy Osher The County’s Air Ambulance could be saved under a proposal raised today before the Council’s Budget and Finance Committee. After initially requesting the elimination of the service last month, Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares issued a follow up request to utilize real property revenues combined with emergency funds to cover the county’s share... Read more »
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March 18, 2010

Maui and Kauai share in $3.4 Million Grant to Promote Healthy Living

More than $3.4 million has been secured in grant funding to support healthy living and combat obesity on Maui and Kauai. A portion of the funds will be utilized by the Maui District Health Office to raise awareness of healthy eating and active living through a media campaign, increase physical activity and improve nutrition for... Read more »
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