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More tropical storm conditions expected within 36 hours

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
More tropical storm conditions expected within 36 hours

Maui County Emergency Civil Defense Notifications Updated 11:05 a.m.: A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area within 36 hours. EFFECTS: The center of Tropical Storm Iselle is moving toward the west near 15 mph and this motion is expected to continue through early Sunday with some slowing […]

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Maui County prepares for Tropical Storm Iselle

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Maui County prepares for Tropical Storm Iselle

In anticipation of Tropical Storm Iselle, Mayor Alan Arakawa has declared an official state of emergency for the entire County of Maui, effective 11:10 a.m. on Aug. 6 and extending until further notice. All non-emergency County personnel were sent home at noon today with the possible exception of County elections employees. Determinations regarding County elections […]

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Water department asks residents to conserve water

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Water department asks residents to conserve water

Maui County Dept. of Water Supply News Release The Department of Water Supply advises all customers to conserve water when Iselle hits the county due to high winds and/or flooding that could disrupt power supply to water sources. Customers should store drinking water now for use during the storm in the event water service is […]

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Maui County changes refuse collection and landfill schedules

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Maui County changes refuse collection and landfill schedules

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Coast Guard rescues eight people after vessel sinks 12 miles west of Molokai

| August 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
Coast Guard rescues eight people after vessel sinks 12 miles west of Molokai

Eight people were plucked from the water off Molokai after the boat they were in sank. The Coast Guard said the group sent a distress signal about 12 miles west of Molokai on Sunday, the Associated Press reported. The boat’s emergency radio beacon was activated, and rescuers located the 21-foot boat. The eight people were […]

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Youth in Motion gears up for fun season of activities

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Youth in Motion gears up for fun season of activities

Youth In Motion News Release Youth in Motion, the Molokai organization that offers free keiki lessons in a variety of ocean sports, begins its stand-up paddling season on Aug. 18 running through Thanksgiving. Anyone interested in joining Youth in Motion for the 2014-15 year can come down to the beach area at Kaunakakai Harbor on […]

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Remains of Saint Marianne return to Hawaii

| August 1, 2014 | 5 Comments
Remains of Saint Marianne return to Hawaii

The remains of Saint Marianne of Molokai — “beloved mother of outcasts” — returned to Hawaii yesterday, drawn by a hearse to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony and Mass. Ste. Marianne Cope was 80 when she died of natural causes in 1918 at Kalaupapa where she served […]

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Ke Nani Kai cats sent to Montana to settle arbitration ruling

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ke Nani Kai cats sent to Montana to settle arbitration ruling

The cat controversy that has divided the residents of the Ke Nani Kai condominiums is resolved … for now. As of yesterday, the final four property cats were trapped at the West End condos, removed and — along with another three cats kept at the Aka’ula Cat Garden — are now being flown to a […]

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NTSB finds pilot error the cause of deadly Puko’o helicopter crash

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
NTSB finds pilot error the cause of deadly Puko’o helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board reported on Friday that the helicopter crash on Molokai that took five lives in November of 2011 was caused by pilot error. According the published NTSB determination, the pilot for Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Nathan Cline, failed to maintain clearance from mountains during inclement weather. Cline, a Canadian couple and newlyweds […]

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Single family Seaside home destroyed in fire yesterday

| July 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
Single family Seaside home destroyed in fire yesterday

A house in the Seaside Place neighborhood in Kaunakakai was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon, leaving a family of seven without a home. Molokai firefighters received the alarm at 5:24 p.m. Monday regarding a structure fire at 308 Seaside Place. When firefighters arrived, they found the 1,400-foot single family home fully engulfed in flames. Units […]

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