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Council Confirmations: IT’S NOT OVER ‘TIL IT’S OVER

What a long strange trip it’s been. The Maui County Council took the final vote on the Mayor’s Victorino’s 11 nominees to head county departments on Friday, February 22nd. The surprise finish saw Dave Goode, longtime head of Public Works ousted and two-term Corporation Counsel Patrick Wong confirmed once again. The vote proved that it’s not over until it’s over, …

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Mokulele Airlines to layoff 10% of workforce

Mokulele Airlines confirmed to KITV4 that it plans to lay off 10% of its workforce.  The Kona-based inter-island airline notified employees of the layoffs in an internal email sent on Wednesday. “This is one of several efforts we are making to bring Mokulele to profitability,” Mokulele Airlines President Rob McKinney said in the memo. “As you can imagine, we can’t be …

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Coast Guard, EMS Conduct Joint Medical Evacuation on Maui

The Coast Guard conducted a joint medical evacuation in Maui. Tuesday a Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responded to a medical emergency off Molokini Crater. The RB-M crew responded after Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a radio call from the master of the Maui Diamond II at 11:13 a.m. requesting medical assistance for a 76-year-old male diver. The diver was …

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TSA to host hiring event for full- and part-time jobs at Kahului Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is holding a one-day recruitment and hiring event Saturday, Feb. 23, on Maui to recruit full- and part-time Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Kahului Airport (OGG). Starting pay is $21.82 per hour, with opportunities for pay increases after six months. Interested individuals are invited to begin the application and hiring process by coming …

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Salary Commission to discuss pay increase for Council members and Mayor

The Salary Commission plans to discuss and take possible action on salary increases for Maui County Council members and the Mayor during a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Mayor’s Conference Room in the Kalana O Maui Building. The meeting is open to the public and oral or written testimony can be given prior to the commission’s discussion. …

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Priority Repairs to Potholes in Upcountry and Central/South Maui Scheduled

The Department of Public Works is continuing its priority repairs to potholes caused by recent heavy rains and flooding in the Makawao and Wailuku Districts. Pothole patching crews have been filling large potholes in the Upcountry area since Saturday, but ongoing wet weather conditions have made it difficult for workers to pave or use hot patch material. The Makawao District covers …

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Sky Divers Rescued after making water landing in Hana Bay

On Monday, February 18, 2019 at approximately 12:15pm Maui fire crews responded to a report of tandem sky divers in the ocean near Hana airport. Engine 7 (Hana) arrived on scene and met with a representative from Maui Sky Diving who provided directions to the sky divers. Hana Fire Ski 7 was launched and made contact with the sky divers …

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Summit District of Haleakala National Park Reopens

The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park has reopened. Haleakalā National Park officials announced the reopening just after 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Summit District was closed for six days after a severe winter storm left snow and ice on the Summit District roads, as well as fallen trees and loose rocks.   Warm temperatures have melted much of the snow …

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Police Ask for Help Finding Missing Person

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Ikaika Gamponia, who was reported missing. Ikaika Gamponia is described as 5-feet-8-inches tall and 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen on January 16 in the Kahakuloa area. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maui Police Department at (808)244-6400.

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Southern Airways Acquires Mokulele Airlines

Southern Airways, operator of 600 weekly flights across 20 cities, has acquired Hawaiian-based Mokulele Airlines. The deal is Southern’s third in the last four years, firmly cementing itself as America’s fastest growing airline.   With established footprints in the Gulf South, the mid-Atlantic, and South Florida, Southern now adds Hawaii and California to its portfolio. Following the integration of the two …

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