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Board approves importing of mosquitoes for population control

After a mix of testimony, the state Board of Agriculture on Tuesday approved a proposal to list, allow importation and establish permit conditions for field release of millions of incompatible male mosquitoes in an effort to protect Hawaii’s native forest birds. The three mosquito species ...

Kahoolawe trolling dates announced for July

The Maui News Trolling in the waters around Kahoolawe will be permitted July 16-17 and 30-31, the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission announced Friday. Access to reserve waters within two nautical miles of Kahoolawe is highly restricted because of unexploded ordnance and protection of ...

State warns of recurring sheriff impersonator scam

The Maui News The state Department of Public Safety is warning of a recurring scam in which callers impersonate sheriffs and try to extort money. In recent days, several people have called the Sheriff Division to report that someone contacted them via cellphone claiming to be a deputy ...

Maui Sunday Market relocates in Kahului

The Maui Sunday Market will relocate from the Kahului Shopping Center to the parking lot of 150 Hana Highway in Kahului starting July 10, the Maui Food Technology Center announced Friday. The new location is the current home of the Maui Food Technology Center’s Maui Street Market. Public ...

Operation aims to stop drunk boaters

State and federal officials are targeting boating under the influence with the July 4 holiday just around the corner. The U.S. Coast Guard and state Department of Land and Natural Resources are preparing to launch Operation Dry Water 2022, an education, detection and enforcement event held ...

Kahana Nui Bridge to be replaced

A portion of Lower Honoapiilani Road near the Kahana Nui Bridge will close for nearly seven months while the county replaces the bridge, the Department of Public Works announced Wednesday. Work will include demolition and removal of the existing bridge structure and replacing it with a new ...