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Maui boys go viral with Olelo Bruno Mars rendition

Some things are just better in Hawai’i. The poke, weather, culture and now – Bruno Mars. Written by Kamaka Camarillo and Kawika Aspili, “E Pi’i Mai” takes a Hawaiian spin on the song “That’s What I Like” from Mars’ grammy award-winning album, 24K Magic. “The message we’d hope to send is to the next generations, to inspire them to continue …

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PWF spots its first humpback of the whale sighting season

It’s official…the first humpback whale sighting of the season is now in the books. The Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Explorer spotted the humpback Monday morning about 2.5 miles north of Molokini heading toward Ma’alaea harbor. Each winter about 12,000 humpbacks migrate to Hawaii to mate, give birth and care for their calves giving lucky onlookers a rare look at the …

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Local 5 workers on strike for ‘better pay, job security, and a safer workplace’

On O’ahu and on Maui, more than 2,700 Marriott hotel workers are participating in the Local 5 strike. “Who are we? Local 5! Who’s getting mistreated? local 5! who’s… local 5!” “Who are we? local 5! who’s getting mistreated? local 5!” Local 5 workers chanted in Waikiki Monday. They represent five hotels, the Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian, Westin Moana Surfrider, …

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Sen. Schatz speaking up for keeping leg space on planes

Passengers might get to keep their leg room during flights. Wednesday the U.S. Senate passed legislation preventing airlines from cutting down seats and legroom space on its planes. The Federal Aviation Administration will also work to mandate a minimum seat size for all airlines in the country. Hawaii U.S. Senator Brian Schatz advocated for the measure — sending out a …

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Anti-bullying lawsuit gains momentum

An anti-bullying video from a first grader on Maui’s gone viral. Lawaia Uwekoolani’s video received overwhelming support. “We’ve been getting tons of messages and so much positive feedback,” said Lawaia’s mom, Kortney Uwekoolani. And it’s more than mahalos – it’s inspired a lot of people to open up. “People sharing their stories of being bullied or their children being bullied …

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Maui says they’ve been lucky but will not take any chances

Conditions in Wailuku relatively calm Thursday morning with rain throughout the night. Humidity is high but things are expected to change today so residents are preparing for worst. Maui County not taking any chances as Hurricane Lane makes its approach. Residents on the valley isle stocking up on the necessities. Lines forming outside of the island’s only Costco Warehouse. Customers …

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