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Hawai‘i Public Schools to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie

Hawai‘i public schools will celebrate the upcoming holiday season with an Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie as part of November’s ‘Aina Pono: Harvest of the Month program. The pie will be served on a day selected by participating schools, which includes more than 200 cafeterias statewide. “This is the first time we’ll be including local Okinawan sweet potatoes from the Big …

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Maui State Park Among 15 State-Wide to Get Water Bottle Filling Stations

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks has received a $100,396 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Marine Debris Program to install water bottle filling stations in 15 State Parks statewide over the next three years. On Maui, Waianapanapa State Park will get a filling station. The goal of the project is to reduce the …

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Maui Electric Aerial Line Inspections Scheduled for Maui, Molokai

Maui Electric Company will be using a helicopter to perform routine power line inspections in the areas of Hāna and Upcountry Maui on Monday, November 19; Central and West Maui on Tuesday, November 20; and Moloka‘i on Wednesday, November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. Dates and locations are subject to change depending on weather. Routine aerial …

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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Respect of Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims

At the direction of the President of the United States, Governor David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, until sunset on November 10, as a …

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Maui Electric to Start Construction of Storm Water Retention Basin in Mā‘alaea

Maui Electric Company will begin construction of an earthen berm, or storm water retention basin, fronting its Mā‘alaea Generating Station along N. Kīhei Road this month. The basin is planned to further protect surrounding areas from excess storm water overflow that could occur at the facility during heavy rains. The work is not expected to impact traffic or electrical service …

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Fisherman off Maui

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing fisherman 80 miles north of Hana. “We extend our condolences to the friends and loved ones affected by this tragedy,” said Petty Officer 1st Class William Cusic, a Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstander. “Our crews worked diligently, but unfortunately there has been no sign of the missing fisherman and the …

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Made in Maui County Festival Draws Thousands

On Saturday, Maui County culminated its largest products show, the 5th annual Made in Maui County Festival. The event took place on November 2 and November 3 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. According to the event’s presenters the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Maui Chamber of Commerce, over 10,000 residents and visitors and nearly 400 …

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Hawaiian Airlines Hiring in Kahului, Līhu‘e and Kona

Hawaiian Airlines is recruiting for customer service and ramp agent positions to join its airport operations ‘ohana in Kahului, Līhu‘e and Kona. The airline will be conducting on-site interviews in Kona on Friday, November 9, and Kahului and Līhu‘e on Nov. 12. Hawaiian Airlines customer service agents check in and board guests, clean aircraft, and handle baggage, cargo and mail, …

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Coast Guard, Navy Searching for Fisherman off Maui

The Coast Guard with assistance from the Navy is searching for a fisherman overboard from a vessel 80 miles north of Hana, Sunday. “We are currently searching for a crewmember of the fishing vessel Kawaiola who reportedly fell overboard 80 miles off Maui,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Tyler Peterson, a Sector Honolulu watchstander. “He is described as 5 feet …

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New Loading Dock at Kaunakakai Small Boat Harbor Under Construction

A project at Kaunakakai Small Boat Harbor on Molokai is underway to remove an existing wooden loading dock and replace it with a new aluminum framed loading dock with plastic lumber fenders and fiber reinforced plastic decking.  Work is scheduled to be completed by November 15. The width of the loading dock will be increased from 3 ft. to 5 …

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