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UPDATE: Vehicle accident expected to affect Pali traffic

At around 7:30 am, a 3 vehicle accident occurred on Honopi’ilani Hwy on the Maalaea side of the tunnel. Emergency services are responding to the scene. UPDATE @ 8:10 am– Police say they will be doing Contra-Flow in the area. Expect major traffic delays in the area. For our LIVE Traffic Map- CLICK HERE. This story is developing and will …

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DLNR: Statewide hearings to start on boating rule changes

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) will hold public hearings statewide starting next week on proposed amendments to state boating rules. These amendments to Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) are being proposed to allow DLNR to better manage and facilitate boating and ocean recreation-related activities within State small Boat harbors and nearshore …

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Mumps: outbreak continues, including two on Hawaii Island and four on Kauai

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed 18 new cases of residents with the mumps, raising the total number of statewide cases this year to 172. Nine of the new cases of individuals are adults. Twelve of the cases are from Oahu, four are from Kauai and two are from Hawaii Island. DOH continues to stress the importance …

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State Partners to Provide Students with Cybersecurity Learning

Governor David Ige has announced a partnership between the State of Hawaiβ€˜i and SANS Institute to offer high school and college students the opportunity this summer to participate in a free online cybersecurity assessment and exercise called CyberStart. In coordination with the Hawai`i Departments of Education and Defense, University of Hawai`i, and the Office of Enterprise Technology Services, SANS Institute …

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Water Quality Alert: Bacteria Advisory for Honolua Bay

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Honolua Bay. Levels of 1184 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because routine testing for enterococci indicate that potentially harmful microorganisms …

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Makawao Avenue Pavement Repairs to Begin Wednesday

The Department of Public Works, Highways Division advises motorists that pavement repairs to Makawao Avenue are scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 26 and continue through Monday, August 7, 2017. The work will affect traffic along Makawao Avenue between Eddie Tam Memorial Center and the Pukalani side of Laie Drive. The pavement repair work will take place Monday through Friday, weather-permitting, …

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MFD douses small brush fire in Kihei

At 1:44 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, south Maui firefighters responded to a brush fire at the south end of Kenolio Road. Firefighters from Kihei were on scene at 1:51 p.m. and found a 100 x 100 foot area of brush and kiawe trees burning in a vacant lot. The fire came to within 50 feet from a residential …

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State still owes $32.6 million to pay off Hawaii Superferry expenses

Eight years after the Hawaii Superferry shut down, the State Office of the Auditor says Hawaii must pay $32.6 million in expenses for the ship that once traveled between islands. In a detailed report, state auditor Leslie Kondo says the Hawaii Superferry won’t be paid off until 2028. The report estimates the total amount of debt accrued by the Hawaii …

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Windsurfer Brought to Shore Unresponsive off Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului

Just before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, ocean safety lifeguards at Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului observed a kite boarder towing someone in towards shore about 500 yards out from the beach and responded. Ocean safety personnel launched their rescue watercraft from the beach and made contact with the kite boarder and a 75-year-old male in tow. Lifeguards …

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