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MAYORWatch: Is There an Estimated Reopening for Keokea Park?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: The playground at Keokea Park is currently fenced-off. Any estimates as to when the play structure will reopen? Answer: Thank you for your question and interest in our county parks. Our Department of Parks and Recreation notified my staff that surfacing of the playground requires repair work, which …

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MAYORWatch: Will the County Place Signs to Protect Bicyclists?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: The Safe Passing 3 Foot Bill, which requires drivers to keep a minimum of 3 feet between their vehicle and bicyclists while passing them, has been an official law since July 2, 2018. However, from riding daily on the roads here it seems that the motorists, commercial trucks …

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Fire Damages Three Vehicles

Vehicle fires along Waiehu Beach Road summoned the Maui Fire Department on Friday. Shortly after 4 a.m., MFD arrived on scene to find three vehicles on fire approximately ten feet from a building. Maui Police Department officers assisted with evacuating occupants of the nearby building as a precaution. The fires were quickly under control and extinguished. Damage to the vehicles …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment 2.8 Percent in April

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 2.8 percent, the same as in March. Statewide, 651,450 were employed and 19,000 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 670,450. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in April, compared to 3.8 …

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Scammers Claim to be DEA, Using PSD Narcotics Enforcement Number

The Department of Public Safety Narcotics Enforcement Division is issuing a public alert to a recent phone scam.  According to DPS officials, it has been reported that scammers, using the NED main office telephone number, are trying to fool physician offices into thinking they are in trouble with the Drug Enforcement Administration by telling them to pay money to get …

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Mayor Victorino to Visit Japan, Korea in Goodwill, Business and Sister-City Trip

Mayor Michael Victorino and First Lady Joycelyn Victorino left on Wednesday for an 11-day goodwill and economic development trip to Japan and Korea. “This is an opportunity to promote Maui as a destination for visitors from Japan and Korea as well as improve business relationships and promote goodwill with our sister cities in Fukuyama, Japan, and Goyang City, South Korea,” …

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Police Respond to 9-1-1 Call in Missing Woman Case

On Tuesday, a 9-1-1 call was received from an area above the Makawao Forest Reserve about possible additional information into the investigation of missing 34-year-old Amanda Eller. Maui Police Department officials say Police and Maui Fire Department personnel responded with sending out a helicopter and rescue crew to search by air and foot. Rescue crews made it up almost two …

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Maui’s Volunteer Attorneys and Court Navigators Recognized for Service to Community

Twenty attorneys and 10 Court Navigators were recognized for their volunteer service to the people of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai in 2018. They were honored on May 10 at the Maui County Bar Association’s Court Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, which was attended by Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald and Second Circuit Chief Judge Joseph E. Cadoza.   The attorneys …

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Kahului Airport Rent-A-Car Center Completed

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation has announced the completion of the environmentally friendly Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility at Kahului Airport, which will open to the public beginning Wednesday, May 15. The Conrac will house the major rent-a-car companies in one convenient location on airport property. “The people of Hawaii can be proud of this project as it is good for …

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