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San Diego Says ‘Aloha Maui’ Thanks to Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines continues to expand service to and from the Aloha State. Since the carrier initially began service in Hawaii, San Jose and Oakland were the first of the two cities flying from California. Although just recently, Sacramento was added to list of Golden State cities flying to Hawaii — flights set to being in November. Now — San Diego …

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NOAA Fisheries responds to stranded pygmy killer whales near Sugar Beach

NOAA Fisheries responded to two pygmy killer whales (members of the oceanic dolphin family) stranded on shore near Sugar Beach, Maui on Tuesday. According to NOAA, it also monitored four other pygmy killer whales that were seen swimming about 20 yards offshore. Veterinarians at the scene assessed the health of the two stranded whales.  Upon assessment researchers found a low …

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Researchers now know more about the 10 beached whales in Kihei

Researchers now know more about the 10 Pygmy Killer Whales that were stranded in Kihei on Maui last month. A team of doctors from the University of Hawaii performed a necropsy on August 29, that’s like an autopsy for animals.  “We determined other animals that we necropsy are an immature female, an immature male, a lactating female and a pregnant …

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Cause of structure fire on Moloka’i under investigation

A structure fire occurred at the Old Misaki Hotel on Kamehameha V Highway on Moloka’i around 6 a.m. on Tuesday. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a one-story multi-unit structure fire and began battling the blaze. In addition to the structure, a small brush area was exposed to the flames.  The structure was unoccupied at the time of the …

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Four of ten whales stranded in Sugar Beach area on Maui have died

A busy Thursday morning in Kihei waters on Maui as 10 whales washed ashore. “Really gives you an in depth of how nature is in tuned with itself so it was cool to watch. It was saddening but it was cool all at the same time,” Jason Keck, a witness, said. Of the 10, six are back into the ocean. …

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DOH to require Hawaii students obtain additional vaccinations

Starting July 2020, the State Department of Health is requiring all students undergo additional immunization requirements which includes all vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. The added shots will depend on which grade the student is in. Preschoolers will be required to get eight additional shots, including Hepatitis A and B. Students entering the seventh grade will need …

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Maui transgender student triggers community discussion on trans rights

A transgender athlete at Kamehameha Schools Maui switched from the boys to the girls volleyball team because she now identifies as a female. The school acknowledged the change but some parents tell KITV4 they still aren’t comfortable.An anonymous parent says he feels uncomfortable his daughters at Kamehameha Schools Maui have to share a locker room with a biological boy, even if …

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Central Maui ends World Series journey with a loss to Louisiana

An amazing effort by this Central Maui squad but they fall to Louisiana 9-5 in the U.S. title game at the Little League World Series ⚾️Still one more game as they will take on Japan in Sunday’s consolation game at 4am on ESPN. Game Recap West notched five runs in the sixth inning. Duke Aloy, Kaleb Mathias, Isaac Imamura, and Bransyn Hong all moved runners across the …

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Jaren Pascual inspired by the passing of his father

If the motivation for Saturday’s U.S. title game vs. Louisiana couldn’t be any higher for Central East Maui with a berth in the Little League World Series final on the line, look no further then Jaren Pascual. The best hitter on the team has been fantastic this Little League World Series batting .333 inspired by the loss of his father …

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State Supreme Court rules students have right to access Hawaiian Language Immersion programs

This week the State Supreme Court ruled that students have a constitutional right to reasonable access to Hawaiian Language Immersion programs. A Lana’i mother first brought the case to court saying that the only public school on the island did not offer Hawaiian Language Immersion for her two children. The Department of Education argued that history and language classes were …

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