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Outage affects Lihikai school

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A vehicle that struck and sheered a utility pole along South Papa Avenue early Tuesday morning caused 1,495 Maui Electric Co. customers in Kahului to lose power, the utility said. The crash occurred at 2:23 a.m. and power was restored to most customers by 3:46 a.m., MECO spokeswoman Shayna ...

Increased internet speeds available

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Increased internet speeds now are available to Spectrum customers in Maui County and Oahu through Spectrum Internet Gig, Charter Communications announced Tuesday. The new speeds are part of the company’s residential deployment of DOCSIS 3.1 internet services that deliver a connection of 1 ...

Corrections

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• Traffic signals. The Maui County Department of Public Works oversees 35 traffic signals countywide, but it will improve only nine over the next four years. A story published on Page A1 Sunday and continued on A2 reported an incorrect number of signals to be upgraded and the time to do ...

Local Briefs

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Ho‘olaule‘a at KSM is Saturday Kamehameha Schools Maui will present its 14th annual Ho‘olaule‘a from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school campus in Pukalani. Admission and parking are free. There will be live entertainment, food booths, games, a silent and live auction, cultural ...

Carvalho event is postponed

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A Maui fundraiser for Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., who is running for lieutenant governor, has been canceled due to the big storm and flooding on his home island. The fundraiser by invitation had been set for today at a Waikapu residence. A new date will be set in May. * On the ...

Environmental assessment is approved for memorial project

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Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa has targeted October 2020 as the opening date for a memorial honoring the estimated 8,000 people sent to Kalaupapa. A dream of the community since the 1980s, the long-awaited memorial recently crossed another hurdle after the state approved its final environmental ...

Bypass southern terminus to open Monday

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The Maui News The southern terminus of the Lahaina bypass will open about 6 a.m. Monday, the state Department of Transportation announced. All northbound traffic will be routed to the bypass at the southern terminus, which starts at “cut mountain” near Olowalu. Honoapiilani Highway in ...

Hawaiian waives change fees for Kauai flyers affected by flooding

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The Maui News Hawaiian Airlines is waiving reservation change fees for customers holding tickets to travel to and from Lihue from Saturday through Monday because of heavy rain and flooding on Kauai over the weekend, the airline announced. To be eligible for the one-time reservation change ...

‘Fun Daze’ had at St. Anthony bazaar

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Leila Martin (right, first photo), 9, from Wailuku and classmate Lexianne Carlos, 8, both go to Kamehameha Schools Maui but that didn’t stop them from having a go at the ring toss Saturday at the Fun Daze Bazaar at St. Anthony School. The annual fundraiser featured a student talent showcase, ...

Block grant hearing set

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The Maui News A public hearing on Maui County’s community development block grant program will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the mayor’s conference room on the ninth floor of the Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku. The county expects to receive approximately $1.8 million from the U.S. ...

Crackdown to target pot-impaired driving

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The Maui News Police traffic officers will increase enforcement of drug-impaired driving Friday to raise awareness about the dangers of marijuana-impaired driving. After alcohol, marijuana is the drug most often linked to impaired driving, the Maui Police Department reported. While the ...

Maui Economic Opportunity bus wash blessed

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A Maui Economic Opportunity bus gets washed during a blessing ceremony last month at the agency’s transportation facility. The $1.3 million bus wash was completed March 20. Now, it takes two to three minutes to wash a bus. The new equipment saves time and makes maintenance easier for MEO’s ...

Missing hiker found at lower Polipoli

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Firefighters searched for an 18-year-old hiker who was separated from his group at Polipoli Spring Recreation Area in Kula before the missing man was located Sunday afternoon, a fire official said. Kula firefighters and a Kahului rescue crew responded to the 12:44 p.m. call reporting the Maui ...

Two ocean rescues covered in Napili

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Lifeguards and firefighters rescued two stand-up paddleboarders and two snorkelers who were caught in gusty trade winds off Napili Bay on Sunday, a fire official said. Responding to an 11:13 a.m. call about the paddleboarders having trouble getting back to shore, lifeguards on rescue ...

Bail set at $2K for man with hatchet

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WAILUKU — Bail was set at $2,000 for a Honokowai man who was arrested for allegedly threatening a bar employee with a hatchet last week. Derric Pata, 39, was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening. Police were called at 12:15 a.m. Thursday when Pata returned to Nachos Grande ...

Public hearing set for mayor’s budget

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The Maui County Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Council Chambers for input on Mayor Alan Arakawa’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget. Arakawa has proposed an $820 million budget, with $605 million for the operating budget and a capital program budget of $214.9 ...

Generating unit trips Lanai power outage

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A generating unit at the Lanai Miki Basin tripped offline, triggering a power outage for more than 1,500 customers in Lanai City on Monday morning, according to Shayna Decker, spokeswoman for Maui Electric Co. The outage happened at 3:38 a.m. and affected 1,537 customers, she said. All ...

High-surf advisory posted for islands

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The National Weather Service issued a high-surf advisory through 6 a.m. today for the east-facing shores of Maui, Molokai and most of the rest of the state. Surf was forecast to rise to 6 to 8 feet. Beachgoers were told to expect strong breaking waves and currents that make swimming difficult ...

Waterline break shuts down road

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A break in an 8-inch waterline closed a portion of Lower Honoapiilani Road on Monday, the county Department of Water Supply reported. The road was open to local traffic only from Napilihau Street to Hoohui Road, and it was closed in front of the Kahana Sunset. Motorists were advised to use ...