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Leasehold Partner Announced for State’s Affordable Rental Housing Portfolio

The portfolio consists of six affordable rental housing properties that include 1,221 residential units and approximately 86,000 square feet of commercial space

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New Zealand Visa Bill Aims to Increase Economic Growth, Jobs

The bipartisan Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors (KIWI) Act would extend trade and investor visas to New Zealand citizens...

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Grand Wailea Unveils New Slide, Holiday Specials

The three-story, 14-second slide features a 360-degree exterior loop, translucent and LED colored bands along the towering tube

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Cookbook Author to Bring Samples to Kona Stories Book Store

A Chinese Kitchen Author Lynette Lo Tom will visit Kona Stories Book Store with samples from her cookbook on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, from noon to 2 p.m.

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UHMC Awarded $10K on Behalf of Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

The $10K donation sets a record on behalf of the event to the Culinary Program, which has been its beneficiary for many years.

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IRS: Taxpayer, Tax Pro Warning of New Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

The phishing email leads taxpayers to sign in to a fake Microsoft page and then asks for personal and financial information.

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UH IfA Director Leaving for European Space Agency

UH Institute for Astronomy Director Günther Hasinger is leaving to be the next director of science at the European Space Agency, Europe's equivalent to NASA.

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Fish Stories: An Aquaculture Talk at UH Maui College

Dr. Karen Veverica will host a talk on aquaculture to discuss the challenges of raising fin fish in warm, fresh water environments such as Maui.

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Lahaina Bypass From Olowalu to Keawe St Slated for March Completion

A list of current and future projects that the state DOT has planned in Maui County was unveiled along will a progress, timelines, costs and scope.

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FirstLight Film Festival Begins Wednesday, Dec. 20

The Maui Film Festival’s 19th annual FirstLight film festival will take place at the MACC with over 10 first-time on Maui feature films

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Holiday Drive Sober Campaign Runs From Dec. 13 into New Year

The Maui Police Department is participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign, which began on Dec. 13, 2017, and continues into the New Year. 

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Rep. Hanabusa Votes to Reduce Loan Costs for Community Lenders

Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa voted in favor of a measure to help reduce loan servicing costs for small community lenders by easing mortgage rules.

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Award-Winning Filmmaker to Teach Digital Storytelling at UH Maui College

The creative media program at UHMC welcomes award-winning director, writer and producer Brian Kohne to teach its digital storytelling class in spring 2018.

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Kahulanui’s ‘Mele Ho‘oilina’ CD to Make  Debut

Kahulanui’s highly anticipated second CD, "Mele Ho‘oilina – A Musical Legacy," will make its debut on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela.

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Maui Prep Academy’s Project Give-A-Gift Delivers to Moloka‘i

Maui Prep Academy's Project Give-a-Gift delivered holiday meals, wrapped gifts, and holiday food to kids and families with Child Protective Services on Molokai

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Alaska Airlines Launches New Service from San Francisco to Kona

Alaska Airlines began nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Kailua-Kona International Airport on Wednesday.

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FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Protections

The Republican-controlled FCC voted Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, to repeal Obama-era net neutrality protections for broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon.

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FCC Votes 3-2 to Repeal Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission today cast a 3-2 vote along party lines to repeal net neutrality protections implemented during the Obama administration.

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High Wind Advisory Issued for Hawai‘i Island

A Wind Advisory is in effect for Hawai‘i Island until 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.

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Coast Guard Rescues Fishermen 1,300 Miles South of O‘ahu

Two fishermen were rescued by good Samaritans Wednesday following a coordinated search effort in the South Pacific.

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Walt Disney Company to Acquire 21st Century Fox for $52.4 B

Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox for approximately $52.4 B

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December 14, 2017 Weather Forecast

High Surf Advisory issued December 13 at 3:11PM HST until December 14 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: Hawaii Island high/low... Read more »

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December 14, 2017 Weather Forecast

High Surf Warning issued December 13 at 3:11PM HST until December 14 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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Colorado Man Pulled from Waters off Wailea Beach

A 56-year-old Colorado man died on Tuesday after being pulled from the water at Wailea Beach where he had been snorkeling with a family member

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Large NNW Begins to Slowly Ease Today

Our current north-northwest swell is expected to slowly ease today through Saturday. Lots of variation for this swell since it’s coming...

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Large NNW Begins to Slowly Ease Today

Our current north-northwest swell is expected to slowly ease today through Saturday. Lots of variation for this swell since it’s...

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Arrest Made in Honoka‘a Stabbing Incident

Hawaiʻi Island police arrested a Hāmākua man in connection with a stabbing incident in Honoka‘a.

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AG Chin Issues Opinion on Hawai‘i Shoreline Migration

The opinion states that BLNR should charge former owners fair market value in return for an easement interest in the land.

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Wounded Warriors Find Healing Snorkeling at Molokini

Injured veterans and their families mingled with fish and wildlife at Molokini Crater during a recent Wounded Warrior Project connection event

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

From 2012 to 2016, 14,472 people were killed in traffic crashes during December; 28% (3,995) died in a crash that involved a driver with a BAC of .08 or more.

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Legislators Urge Use of Federal Funds for Gun Violence Research

Legislators urge Congressional leaders to strip language from the FY18 federal spending bills that prevent the CDC from researching the causes of gun violence.

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Renowned Pianist to Perform Free Concert at Seabury Hall

Acclaimed young pianist Hunter Noack will perform music inspired by Haleakalā National Park

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Hawai‘i Attorney General Issues Opinion on Shoreline Migration

When the shoreline migrates landward (or mauka) due to erosion or sea level rise, the dividing line between public and private ownership also migrates mauka.

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Hawai‘i ACLU Hires New Executive Director

Special Assistant to the Attorney General Joshua Wisch will take over the ACLU of Hawai‘i helm in January 2018.

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Qualified Nonprofits Can Apply for State Grants-in-Aid

Qualified nonprofit and other organizations can now apply for State Grants-in-Aid (GIA) for the 2018 Legislative Session.

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Legislators Call for Budget That Honors Veterans

U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are calling on Congress to pass a year-end budget deal that honors veterans.

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Hawai‘i Holds 3 Spots in List of Largest Hotel Deals of 2017

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Kāʻanapali was listed at number 5 with Marriott International Inc. selling the property for $317 million in March.

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Salvation Army, Coast Guard Deliver Gifts to Moloka‘i

The Salvation Army on Maui delivered 1,200 holiday gifts to keiki and kūpuna in need on Moloka‘i, with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard Maui Station.

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Representatives Call for Investigation of Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against President Trump

Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa joined 58 of her colleagues in calling on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to investigate the allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump.

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Mele Kalikimaka at Makawao Third Friday

Mele Kalikimaka in Makawao will feature live music, Da Bounce Mega Mod jumping castle and slide, Santa, food trucks and more.

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