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$300,000 Released for Rat Lungworm Prevention & Eradication

The House Finance and Senate Ways and Means conference committees announced the release of $300,000 in recurring funding.

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UPDATE: 9,182 Customers Lose Power During Load Shed

There is a power outage reported, affecting various parts of the island including Pūlehu, Makawao, and traffic lights in Central Maui.

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Man Wanted for Questioning in Serpico’s Armed Robbery Investigation

Maui police are requesting help in locating Damion Emeson, 46, who is wanted for questioning in connection with an armed robbery at Serpico’s Pizzeria.

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VIDEO: 3-D Model of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō

This video released by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows a virtual flyover of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, the active vent on Kīlauea's East Rift Zone.

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HPD Identifies Victim of Laupāhoehoe Crash

The Hawai‘i Police Department has identified the man who died following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Laupāhoehoe.

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UPDATE: Flood Watch, Winter Storm Warning Cancelled for Big Island

The National Weather Service Flood Watch continues for Hawai‘i Island through today.

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‘KULEANA’ Perseveres in Spite of Battle at Box Office

The award-winning film "KULEANA" is in its fourth week showing on Regal Cinema’s island screens, including Keauhou Stadium 10 in Kona.

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First Annual Hawai‘i Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival

Hawai‘i Island residents and visitors are invited to the first annual Hawai‘i Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival in Kailua-Kona May 18 through 20.

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3 Graduates Receive Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarships

The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have displayed a passion for returning to Maui County after college to contribute to the community.

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2018 Summer Junior Lifeguard and Swim Camp Programs Announced

Program and camp sign-ups are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is accepted until spots are filled.

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Electric Companies Observe Earth Day with Release of Sustainability Report

In honor of Earth Day 2018, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawai‘i Electric Light released their 11th annual Sustainability Report for 2017-2018.

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Par Hawai’i Pumps Up Support for Special Olympics Hawai‘i Athletes

Make a donation during the 13th Annual Fueling Dreams campaign at any one of 45 participating Hele and 76 locations statewide.

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Hawaiian Electric Companies Releases 2017-18 Sustainability Report

Hawaiian Electric Companies released a report describing the its efforts to address climate change and contribute to community sustainability.

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13th Annual Fueling Dreams Campaign to Help Special Olympics Athletes

Make a donation during the 13th Annual Fueling Dreams campaign at any one of 45 participating Hele and 76 locations statewide.

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Kailua-Kona DHS Office Temporarily Closed

The Department of Human Services (DHS) announces that it has temporarily closed its North Kona

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UPDATE: Earth Day Energy Summit 2018 Live Stream, April 20

Tune in to Elemental Excelerator's livestream to hear from leaders in energy, transportation, education, and innovation from Hawaii and beyond.

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Hawaiʻi Unemployment Remains Unchanged for 6th Consecutive Month

On Maui, the unemployment rate was at 1.9% on Maui Island, down slightly from the 2% rate in February and down from the 2.6% reported at the same time last year.

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Flags to Continue to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Sen. Akaka

Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag be continued to be flown at half-staff in honor of Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, until sunset on the day of his interment.

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CDC: Throw Away Romaine Lettuce Unless Source is Known

A multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections is linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

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Eagle Scout Project Helps Hospital Visitors & Staff

A local Boy Scout recently completed a project to benefit both visitors and employees at North Hawai‘i Community Hospital.

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14th Annual Manga & Art Drawing Contest Seeks Student Artists

All Maui County students in 3rd through 12th grade are welcome to enter the Manga and Traditional Art divisions.

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Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation Names New Chief Financial Officer

The East Hawai‘i Region of Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation has named Joni Waltjen as the new Chief Financial Officer.

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HPD Charges Kona Man for Burglary Spree

The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department has have charged a 19-year old Kona man with a variety of offenses after police determined that he was involved in several break-ins at businesses.

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Lahaina Banyan Tree 145th Birthday Celebration

The free event will feature live music, a cake decorating contest, keiki activities, local artist presentations, Hawaiian arts and more.

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2018 Maui Marathon Changes: Start Times, One-Day Expo

The 48th annual Maui Marathon events are Sunday, Oct. 14 and include a full marathon, 4-person team marathon relay, half marathon, 10K and 5K.

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Hawai‘i Receives Over $84 Million from Tobacco Industry

Hawai‘i Attorney General Russell Suzuki announced that the State of Hawai‘i has received over $84 million as part of its arbitration settlement with the Tobacco Industry.

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Suspect Remains At-Large: Allegedly Fired Shot at Unattended Food Truck in Kahului

A suspect remains at large after allegedly firing a single shot from a revolver into an unattended food truck in Kahului on Thursday evening. 

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Emergency Proclamation in Wake of East Honolulu Flooding

Gov. David Ige has signed a supplementary emergency proclamation declaring the City and County of Honolulu a disaster area after flooding caused heavy damage in East Honolulu.

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Walmart to Host Free Health Screenings

Walmart announces it will be hosting free health screenings at all Hawai‘i locations on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Big Island Chocolate Festival Announces Activities

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is set for April 27 and 28 at the Hapuna Beach Resort.

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12 Students Graduate from MEO Business Planning Course

Twelve students from Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Program graduated from its Core Four Business Planning course on April 17, 2018.

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Sen. Schatz Urges FEMA, SBA to Quickly Approve Aid Requests

Sen. Brian Schatz requested that the federal agencies stand ready to approve any forthcoming requests from the state.

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Flood Watch Remains, Nearly 450 Airlifted Since Monday

Overnight, Kauaʻi was placed under a Flash Flood Warning, which was lifted at 7:30 a.m. when flood waters at Hanalei receded back within the river's banks.

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Schatz to FEMA: Be Ready To Approve Aid For Kaua‘i Flood Response

Sen Schatz urged FEMA to be ready to approve requests from Hawai‘i for a disaster declaration for communities affected by flooding on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu.

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Maintenance Work at Maui Meadows in May to Results in Delays

Motorists should expect delays such as alternating single-lane traffic, detours and full closures between 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from May 1-31, 2018.

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April 20, 2018 Weather Forecast

Flash Flood Watch issued April 20 at 3:31AM HST until April 20 at 6:00PM HST by NWS Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest. **Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County high/low... Read more »

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April 20, 2018 Surf Forecast

There are no marine alerts posted at this time. Our weather team will bring you any urgent weather alerts or updates as they occur. Check our breaking news section for the latest. Swell Summary Outlook through Thursday April 26: Rough, moderate surf will persist along east facing shores through this weekend. Strengthening trades will likely... Read more »

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Maui Collection Drive For Kaua’i This Weekend

A Mālama Kaua’i community drive to collect items for Kauaʻi residents impacted by the recent severe flooding takes place in Kahului this weekend April 21-22.

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Makawao Third Friday Celebrates Earth Day

Those in attendance can enjoy free entertainment, food trucks and booths, art and crafts, a keiki zone and local shopping and dining.

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Scientists Warn Plastic Could Soon Out-Weigh Fish in the Ocean

Meteorologist Malika Dudley interviews Marine Biologist Lauren Blickley about plastics and how they are affecting our oceans and marine life. She also gives tips on what to you can do to help.

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