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Two Eldorado Transit Buses Replace Maui Long-Haul Fleet Buses

With Hawaiian music and lei, two new 40-foot-long Eldorado transit buses were blessed Wednesday morning at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot. “What makes these buses so unique is the Quantum system that secures disabled bus riders using wheelchairs,” said Mayor Michael Victorino during the blessing ceremony, explaining that bus riders in wheelchairs can board and secure themselves automatically on …

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UPDATE: Crews Battle House Fire in Maui Meadows Subdivision

Updated at 1:45 p.m. on April 18.Updated at 1:45 p.m. on April 18. The Maui Fire Department reports that after investigation, the cause of the fire at a home in the Maui Meadows Subdivision on Wednesday remains undetermined.  Damage estimates are $338,000 to the structure and $50,000 to contents. Original story published on April 17. At 10:51 a.m. on Wednesday, …

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State, County Officials Survey Latest MCCC Repairs

Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda, Governor David Ige, and United Public Workers Union’s State Director Dayton Nakanelua all traveled to Maui on Tuesday to join Maui Mayor Michael Victorino in surveying the latest repairs and security updates underway at the Maui Community Correctional Center.  They walked through the modules damaged by last month’s disturbance and also toured other parts of the …

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MPD Issues 211 Cell Phone Citations in First Week of Awareness Campaign

The Maui Police Department has joined departments across the state of Hawai`i to participate in the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign. During the week of April 7, members of the MPD’s Traffic Section worked saturation patrols around the island focusing their enforcement efforts on violations related to texting or talking on cell phones while …

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Visitor Rescued After Falling Down a Cliff at Red Sand Beach

At 4:02 p.m. on Monday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to report of a female who had fallen down a cliff at Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu) in Hana. A fire crew and an ambulance from Hana responded, along with the rescue company from Kahului who responded via the department’s Air 1 helicopter. Upon their arrival, firefighters found the patient …

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Hawaiian Airlines Hiring in Kahului

Hawaiian Airlines is recruiting for guest service, cargo and ramp agent positions at Kahului Airport. The airline will be holding an open house on April 27 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului to provide more information about the career opportunities. Job seekers interested in attending the open house should register online by April 25. Hawaiian Airlines guest …

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Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms in Kahului, Wailuku

From April 24 through April 27, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Red Cross volunteers will be installing free smoke alarms in the Kahului and Wailuku areas, focusing on vulnerable populations like the elderly, disabled, needy, and families with young children. This is part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, in which volunteers will also be teaching residents how …

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Missing MCCC Pre-Trial Detainee Troy Diego Arrested

The Maui Police Department has confirmed that Troy Diego was arrested at 2 p.m. on Monday. He is the second of two pre-trial detainees who escaped from the Maui Community Correctional Center on Sunday.   The other inmate, Barret Paman, turned himself in to MPD, shortly after 3 p.m. on Sunday. According to the Department of Public Safety, it is believed …

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MAYORWatch: Do I Have the Right to Call Police Over a Strong Marijuana Smell?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I live in an apartment with people living above and on the side of our unit. We could smell a strong scent of marijuana that started a week ago and it’s been happening almost daily. It’s sometimes twice to three times a day and lasts for …

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MAYORWatch: What Items Are Currently Being Recycled on Maui?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: What items are currently being recycled on Maui? I have heard rumors that certain items like glass are just being thrown into the landfill and that cardboard will soon be given the same treatment. Is this correct? Please clarify. Answer: We have heard concerns that some …

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