Man, 18, has life-threatening injuries following Kihei crash
An 18-year-old Kihei man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a vehicle at the intersection of Piilani Highway and Kaonoulu Street in Kihei.
The man was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center. There was no update on his condition Saturday morning.
Police said the collision happened at 7:15 p.m. Friday when a 2005 silver Chevrolet two-door sedan, driven by a 48-year-old Kihei man, was traveling toward Maalaea on Piilani Highway and approached its intersection with Kaonoulu Street.
The driver began to make a left turn onto Kaonoulu while the motorcyclist was riding south on the highway and collided with the passenger side of the Chevrolet, police said.
Both driver and passenger air bags deployed in the Chevrolet, police said. There was no immediate information on the condition of the vehicle's driver.
The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, police said.
It was not immediately determined if speed, drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. Police were continuing to investigate.
Hundreds of mortgage loan officials did not renew licenses
More than 300 mortgage loan originators and mortgage loan originator companies have failed to renew their licenses and cannot legally process new mortgages, the state commissioner of financial institutions said last week.
Commissioner Iris Ikeda-Catalani warned that consumers should check with their mortgage agent and make sure they renewed their license in time with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' Division of Financial Institutions.
A list of those who did not renew in time may be found on the division's website at cca.hawaii.gov/dfi.
A mortgage processed by a mortgage loan originator or company without renewal is considered an unlicensed activity, a news release said.
The outstanding officers and companies have until Feb. 28 to renew their license to conduct business in Hawaii this year. Instructions on how expired licensees can apply for reinstatement can be found on DCCA's YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/dccahawaii, or at cca.hawaii.gov/dfi/2014-reinstatement-instructions.
The division licenses more than 1,500 mortgage loan officers and companies in Hawaii annually.
Native Hawaiian council official to speak on Jan. 12
The retired founding president and chief executive officer of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement will discuss Hawaiian homestead issues at an Upcountry meeting Jan. 12.
Robin Danner, policy chairwoman for the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly and an Anahola homesteader on Kauai, will lead a listening session at the noon gathering at the Keokea Nursery.
Topics may include a recent audit of the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and the blood quantum required to qualify for Hawaiian homesteads.
The Keokea Hawaiian Farm Lots Association and the Waiohuli Undivided Interest Lessees Association are hosting the free gathering. Attendees are requested to bring their own chairs.
For those interested, a business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., preceding Danner's talk, and will be followed by a potluck lunch.
For more information, contact Karen Park by phone at 870-3220 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.