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California Woman Pulled from the Ocean at Makena Landing

At 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, emergency crews in South Maui responded to an unresponsive female pulled from the water at Makena Landing in Makena. Wailea firefighters arrived at 12:41 p.m. and found the female victim breathing on her own with bystanders tending to the woman on the beach. Paramedics arrived and treated the woman before transporting her …

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Coast Guard Seeks Owner ID of Adrift Bodyboard, Cooler off Olowalu Beach

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a bodyboard with an attached cooler found adrift approximately six miles off Olowalu Beach, Maui, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard …

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Shark Sighting Briefly Closes Makena State Park Thursday

The waters off of “Big Beach” and “Little Beach” at Makena State Park were closed for around two hours Thursday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2017, after an aggressive shark stole the fish catch of two men spearfishing offshore. The men were freediving about 20 yards off the point between Big Beach and Little Beach when what they believed to be a …

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State unveils new strategy to prepare for missile attack

One after another. Hawaii residents voicing their concerns over the possible fall out from a potential missile attack on the state. “As the cold war died, as the iron curtain came down, the Soviet Union turned into Russia, the funding went out and these shelters were not maintained again,” Vern Miyagi, the HI EMA administrator said. Old concerns are new …

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100 Acre Brush Fire off Haleakala Highway Not Yet Contained

Maui firefighters are currently battling a large brush fire burning in fallow sugar cane fields off of Haleakala Highway near North Firebreak Road. The fire was reported at 3:56 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, and was reported to have started as a small fire near the shoulder of Haleakala Highway. Kahului firefighters were on scene at 4:04 p.m. but …

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DOE Warns Parents About ‘Stranger Danger’

The Hawai`i State Department of Education is encouraging parents to talk to their children about “stranger danger” and is highlighting measures that students can take to stay safe. A letter to parents was sent home from all schools in the Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area after similar “stranger danger” reports were made at three elementary schools over the past week.   In …

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Crime Stoppers in Search of Speaker Thief

Maui Crime Stoppers Inc. is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a man involved in a theft incident. On Saturday, September 9 at about 3:30 p.m. the male party stole a speaker valued in excess of $400 from a store at the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center. Crime Stoppers reports that the man is between 50 and 65-years-old. He is Caucasian, …

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DOH: Kahului Harbor Remains Closed Following Wednesday Sewage Spill

The public is advised to stay out of the waters north of Kahului Harbor from Kanaloa Avenue to Linekona Street. The CWB was notified by the County of Maui of a wastewater discharge near the County Wailuku Wastewater pump station. The discharge flowed across land with approximately 62,500 gallons entering the ocean. The discharge has been stopped, and repairs are …

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Spills Sends 62,500 Gallons of Wastewater into Ocean

A wastewater overflow of approximately 62,500 gallons occurred on Wednesday off of Kahului Beach Road in Wailuku. The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reports that the overflow was caused by an electrical failure. The overflow was reported at 10:20 a.m. and was stopped by 10:45 a.m. The wastewater flowed over a dirt access road and into the ocean.  The spill site was …

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Hawai`i Among States on Track to Meet Paris Climate Targets

Governor David Ige attended Climate Week NYC 2017 this week, where he joined fellow state governors to meet with national and international government and business leaders for discussions on climate change and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Hawai‘i is among 14 states and Puerto Rico who are members of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bi-partisan coalition that was formed in …

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