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Hazmat training for first responders brings local boy back home

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hazmat training for first responders brings local boy back home

For Kimo Puailihau, giving back to Molokai means helping his home island better prepare for a potential hazardous materials emergency. Puailihau — a 2001 Molokai High School graduate — has returned annually to Molokai for the past five years as a training coordinator with the 93rd Civil Support Team of the Hawaii National Guard. Each […]

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Maui County settles two cases with Department of Health involving landfill violations

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Maui County settles two cases with Department of Health involving landfill violations

After being elected mayor of Maui County in November of 2010, Mayor Alan Arakawa spoke publicly about Molokai for the first time in his State of the County address, highlighting the need for improvements at the Molokai Solid Waste Facility at Naiva. In that speech, given in February of 2011, Arakawa said: “On Molokai, the […]

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Reward offered for help in Koshari Waits murder investigation

| June 20, 2014 | 3 Comments
Reward offered for help in Koshari Waits murder investigation

Maui Police investigators released information this week that Molokai murder victim Koshari Kahikili Waits was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back of the head. Waits, 19, was found dead one month ago near the area where he lived in Mapulehu on Molokai’s East End. A man on a moped saw Kahikili lying […]

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Traffic accident on Maunaloa Highway results in fatality

| June 18, 2014 | 3 Comments
Traffic accident on Maunaloa Highway results in fatality

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Cable and Internet service out for three days on West End

| June 16, 2014 | 4 Comments
Cable and Internet service out for three days on West End

West End customers of Oceanic Time Warner Cable lost both cable television and Internet service for three days earlier this month before technicians could repair a broken fiberoptic cable. The outage began on June 2 when a tree branch rubbed through a node on one of TWC’s fiberoptic trunks. By 3 p.m. that day, the […]

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GMO moratorium petition gets required number of signatures

| June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
GMO moratorium petition gets required number of signatures

County of Maui News Release The Office of the County Clerk has certified that the SHAKA Movement has collected the required amount of additional valid signatures needed to advance to the Council a petition to place a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms, County Clerk Danny Mateo announced today. “The SHAKA Movement submitted […]

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Makani Pahili exercise brings National Guard unit to Molokai to help prepare for potential disaster

| June 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Makani Pahili exercise brings National Guard unit to Molokai to help prepare for potential disaster

A devastating Category 4 hurricane sweeps through Hawaii from the south to the north hitting all the islands and knocking out communications on Molokai. What do we do? This is the scenario presented in the 2014 Makani Pahili (strong wind) exercise conducted by the Hawaii State Civil Defense from June 1-6. To help prepare, a […]

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Local SUP surfer earns third place in Lahaina event

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Local SUP surfer earns third place in Lahaina event

By Clare Seeger Mawae Twelve-year-old Alex Mawae from Molokai traveled to Lahaina on May 17 and 18 to participate in the Lahaina SUP Surf Contest. Having just returned from California where he took fourth place in the surfing portion of the California SUP event, Alex wanted to see how he faired against Maui boys. With […]

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National story raises awareness and helps nourish future of Farmer tennis

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
National story raises awareness and helps nourish future of Farmer tennis

Maintaining a competitive high school tennis team on this small island is a challenge. Everyone on Molokai already knows this and now the rest of the tennis world knows it as well. Last year history was made when Pono Chow and Kamanu Pascua took the Maui Interscholastic League title in doubles, the first time a […]

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19-year old male found dead yesterday in Mapulehu area

| May 21, 2014 | 9 Comments
19-year old male found dead yesterday in Mapulehu area

UPDATE 5/22/14 — On 05/21/14, at approximately 12:37 p.m., Jeffrey K. Davis, a 39-year old male with no local address, was placed under arrest in connection with the murder investigation which occurred on Molokai on 05/20/14, claiming the life of Koshari Kahikili. Davis is currently in custody and has not been formally charged as the […]

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