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Maui Electric to Replace Utility Pole Along Hansen Road

Maui Electric will be replacing a utility pole along Hansen Road between Hāna Highway and Pulehu Road on Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The work was initially scheduled for Wednesday, February 13 but has since been rescheduled. Safe completion of the work will require a road closure on Hansen Road. During this time, traffic will be …

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Three Rescued from Vehicle that Drove Off Embankment in Hali`imaile

At 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to report of a vehicle that drove off the road in Hali’imaile. A fire crew from Makawao and the rescue company from Kahului responded. Upon arrival the fire crew found that a small pickup truck had driven off the road, landing about thirty feet down a near-vertical embankment and …

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MFD Responds to Report of Injury at Flemings Beach

At 3:42 p.m. on Monday, Maui Fire Department firefighters and Ocean Safety personnel were called to report of a 68-year-old woman who had been injured in the shore break at Flemings Beach. A fire crew from Napili responded to assist Ocean Safety personnel from Tower 11 right there at Flemings. Reports indicate that the patient had been tossed in the …

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Hawaiian Airlines Launches Nonstop Service Between Kahului and Saramento

Hawaiian Airlines on Monday launched its daily, nonstop service between Kahului, Maui (OGG) and Sacramento (SMF), giving West Coast travelers enhanced access to Hawai‘i’s Valley Isle. The new connection will be serviced by the airline’s new fuel-efficient A321neo aircraft, equipped with 16 luxurious leather recliners in First Class, 44 Extra Comfort premium economy seats, and 129 Main Cabin economy seats.  …

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Maui Electric Moves Forward to Operate EV Fast-Charging Network

In partnership with the County of Maui, Maui Economic Development Board, Ulupono Initiative, Blue Planet Foundation and Hitachi, Maui Electric will assume ownership and operation of the existing electric vehicle fast-charging network on Maui, under an arrangement approved last week by the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission. As the company works on the transition, it will propose revised charging rates to …

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Three Acres Burn in Brush Fire Above Kapalua Airport

At 3:42 p.m. on Sunday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to report of a brush fire near the tree line above the Kapalua Airport. Fire crews from Napili and Lahaina responded along with the department’s Air 1 helicopter and a battalion chief. A fire crew from Wailea was called in to cover any additional emergencies in West Maui. The …

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Woman Rescued off Kapalua

Maui Fire Department were called to reports of a 20-year-old Maui woman who had been swept into the ocean while sitting on the rocks by the Cliff House in Kapalua on Sunday. Responding to the 2:05 p.m. report, a fire crew and an ambulance crew from Napili responded while MPD’s Air 1 helicopter with a rescue crew were placed on …

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MAYORWatch: Are There Any Plans to Resurface the Old Airport Road?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Are there any plans to resurface the old airport road? This road is widely used by people going to Costco and the air cargo area, and there are potholes that can cause damage to your car. Answer: Mahalo for the question and although this question concerns …

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MAYORWatch: Why Doesn’t Wailuku Have Residential Recycling Bins Like Kihei?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I would like to know why Wailuku has no residential recycling bins like Kihei does? Answer: The curbside recycling program, 3 Can Plan, was implemented in two pilot areas in Kihei back in 2012 and continues indefinitely due to high demand from residents in the area. …

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MAYORWatch: What is Being Done About Traffic Congestion on South Kihei Road?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Can you tell me what is being done about the traffic congestion on South Kihei Road? The traffic signals are clearly not timed correctly at the intersections of Lipoa, Azeka and Piikea where they intersect with South Kihei Road. Last night we spent over 10 minutes …

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