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2:30 PM: No Tsunami Threat

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No Tsunami Expected from 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake

No Tsunami is expected. Repeat. No Tsunami is expected. However, some areas may have experienced shaking.

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West Hawai‘i Community Meetings on Volcanic Ash & Vog

Two community meetings on volcanic ash and vog will be held this week in West Hawai‘i.

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Amicus Brief to Stop Untested Citizenship Question in Census

A bicameral group of over 120 current and former members of Congress were led by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on an amicus brief to support a lawsuit filed by the State of New York to stop the addition of a divisive untested citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

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Rep. Gabbard Visits Puna to Support Community Impacted by Kīlauea

On Monday, June 18, 2018, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was on the ground in Puna, where she received updates on the impact of ongoing earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on residents, local businesses, farmers and more.

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North Hawai‘i Community Hospital Seeking Volunteers

The North Hawai’i Community Hospital is seeking volunteers.

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EPA Requiring County to Close Large Cesspools in Pāhala and Nā‘ālehu

The County of Hawai‘i is being required by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to close Large Capacity Cesspools (LCC) in Pāhala and Nā‛ālehu.

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Top Maui Headlines: June 19, 2018

A fatal hit-and-run crash in Kahului leads to an arrest, Hawai‘i Island's mayor is hospitalized for the second time in two days, and a benefit concert for a popular local musician brings surprises. Get details on these stories and more in our headline recap video with Maui Now's Kanoa Leahey.

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Suspect Arrested for Drug & Firearm Possession

On June 18 at approximately 8 a.m., Area II Vice officers, and Special Enforcement Unit officers arrested 47-year-old Francis Kekona without incident off Kaiminani Drive in Kailua-Kona.

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Cincinnati Bell-Hawaiian Telcom Receives Final Approval

Cincinnati Bell announced today that the FCC has approved its acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc.

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HPD Seeking Hilo Assault Suspect

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public's help in locating a male suspect who assaulted a 34-year-old woman in Hilo. 

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Free Learn to Swim Lessons in West Maui for Kids 4-8

Registration for free swim lessons held by the county in West Maui for youngsters ages 4 to 8 will start Monday, June 25, and continue until spots are filled.

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UDPATE: HPD Searching for Missing Man, 89

The Hawai‘i Island Police Department is looking for an 89-year-old man.

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Old Lahaina Prison Wall Damaged in Hit-and-Run Accident

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation is seeking the public's help in finding information about a hit-and-run accident that resulted in damage to the exterior wall of the Old Lahaina Prison.

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YWAM Ships Kona Extends Medical Services to New Guinea

YWAM Ships Kona signed a memorandum of understanding with the Autonomous Bougainville Government this week in Buka, Papua New Guinea.

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Schatz Leads Amicus Brief To Stop Inclusion of “Untested Citizenship Question” In Census

US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) led a bicameral group of over 120 current and former members of Congress on an amicus brief to stop the Trump Administration from including an untested citizenship question in the 2020 census.

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Former Kīhei Model in Running for Maxim Magazine Cover Girl Competition

Former Maui resident, Stephanie Mitchell is a finalist in the 2018 Maxim Cover Girl competition for Canada. She's in the running for an opportunity to represent BC, Canada in a two-page spread, which also features a $10,000 CAD (Canadian Dollar) grand prize.

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American Savings Bank Helps Support Relief Efforts

On behalf of its teammates, American Savings Bank has made several commitments to support relief efforts to those affected by the volcano eruption on the Big Island.

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PRESENTATION: Groundwater Hydrology of Maunakea & Hawaiʻi Island

Dr. Donald Thomas, director of the Center for The Study of Active Volcanoes at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, will speak on Thursday, June 21, at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center.

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Free Unlimited Wi Fi Now Available at HNL

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division announced the availability of free unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), including new coverage throughout Terminals 1 and 2.

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Alaska Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between Sacramento and Kona

The new service, which is scheduled to begin Dec. 20, 2018, will be the only nonstop flight offered between Sacramento and Kona with a flight frequency of three times a week. Alaska currently offers nonstop service from Sacramento to Maui.

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Overflight Video: ‘Crystal Clear Lava’

Videographer Mick Kalber released this video of an overflight of the East Rift Zone he took with Paradise Helicopters on Monday, June 18, 2018.

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Tax Relief Available for Volcano, Earthquake Victims

Victims of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that started on May 3, 2018, in Hawai‘i may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

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June 19, 2018 Weather Forecast

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 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 forecasted temperatures, projected winds, projected localized weather conditions and... Read more »

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June 19, 2018 Weather Forecast

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 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: Hawaii Island high/low forecasted temperatures, projected winds, projected localized weather conditions and... Read more »

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June 19, 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 Monday June 25: No significant swells are expected. Wind swell will be on the increase for east facing shores... Read more »

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June 19, 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 Monday June 25: No significant swells are expected. Wind swell will be on the increase for east facing shores... Read more »

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Hawai‘i Priorities Move Forward in Senate-Passed Defense Bill

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono announced that she voted for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the Senate 85-10 on Monday, June 18, 2018.

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Japengo Celebrates International Sushi Day

Japengo at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort is marking International Sushi Day on June 18 with some specials on its award-winning creations!

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Kahului Man Killed in Hit-And-Run Moped Accident, Arrest Made

A Kahului man suffered fatal injuries in a hit-and-run moped crash on Puʻunēnē Avenue near the intersection of Airport Access Road in Kahului early Saturday morning.

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FACE Maui to Host Affordable Housing Mayoral Forum

Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) Maui will host an Affordable Housing Mayoral Forum on June 28, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Valley Isle Fellowship Church located at 1033 Waiale Road in Wailuku.

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Hawaiian Airlines Offering Travel Waivers Due to Osaka, Japan Earthquake

Hawaiian Airlines is waiving reservation change fees for guests holding tickets for travel to and from Osaka, Japan (KIX/ITM) through June 19 due to the a large earthquake reported in the region on Monday morning.

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AmeriCorps Members Deploy to Hawai‘i for Disaster Response

A total of 20 AmeriCorps members from FEMA Corps departed for the island on Saturday from Jackson, Miss.  

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Maui Film Festival Closes out 2018, on Cusp of Anniversary Edition

The Maui Film Festival has wrapped its nineteenth year of cinema-under- the-stars with special awards this year going to Amber Heard and Nick Robinson.

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Jazz Maui’s 2018 East Meets West Festival, June 27-July 4

Jazz Maui’s 2018 East Meets West Festival begins on June, 27 2018, and runs through July 4, at various venues across Maui. 

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BREAKING: Mayor Kim Resting After Mild Heart Attack

Hawai'i County Mayor Harry Kim was taken to the Emergency Room at Hilo Medical Center early Saturday morning with a mild heart attack.

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Fleetwood’s Maui Restaurant Raises $15,000 for Willie K Cancer Fund

An estimated $15,000 was raised during a recent benefit concert at Fleetwood's on Front St. to assist Maui musician Willie K in his battle against lung cancer.

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June 18, 2018 Weather Forecast

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 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 forecasted temperatures, projected winds, projected localized weather conditions and... Read more »

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Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center Launches QKC Cares Event

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center (QKC) invites all Maui County non-profit organizations, State of Hawai’i and County of Maui agencies to participate in its inaugural QKC Cares Kickoff event on Sat., July 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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Partial Lane Closure in Kealakekua, June 20

Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a partial lane closure of Hawai‘i Belt Road between Pu‘u Lehua Drive and Hale Ke‘eke‘e Place in Kealakekua on June 20.

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