Tag Archives: Maui

Brush fire closes portion of the Hana Highway–5 homes evacuated


Hawaii News Digest, 19 October 2017, 1420 UTC, Post # 15800.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/18/breaking-news/crews-battle-brush-fire-along-hana-highway/

Accessed on 19 October 2017, 1420 UTC.

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Comment:

Maui firefighters were busy Wednesday night (18 October 2017) battling two brush fires along the Hana Highway that forced the evacuation of five Haiku homes. The fires were located in Paia and Haiku. The fires closed the Hana Highway between Maliko Gulch and Pauwela Road.  The Paia fire was extinguished at 5:13 p.m.  No injuries or property damage were reported.

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Maui mayor accused of breaking campaign spending laws


Hawaii News Digest, 13 October 2017, 1450 UTC, Post #15762.

Source:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/12/breaking-news/maui-mayor-accessed-of-breaking-campaign-spending-laws/

Accessed on 13 October 2017, 1450 UTC.

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Comment:

The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission claims Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa’s campaign chair misrepresented more than $6,000 in advertisements that were really charitable contributions to nonprofits.

Arakawa appeared before the commission to defend himself against the charges.  Arakawa’s attorney, David Minkin, called the allegations “a witch hunt.”

Although there may have been no criminal intent on the part of the mayor, the commission may still impose a fine of $2,000.

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Campaign Spending Commission investigates Maui Mayor’s Spending


Hawaii News Digest, 08 October 2017, 0415 UTC, Post #15734.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36542893/exclusive-campaign-spending-commission-investigates-maui-mayors-spending

Reporter:  Rick Daysog (Hawaii News Now).

Accessed on 08 October 2017, 0415 UTC.

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Comment:

The Hawaii State Campaign Spending Commission wants to fine Maui mayor Alan Arakawa $2,000 for falsely reporting “dozens of campaign expenditures.”

According to reporter Rick Daysog, the commission is questioning thousands of dollars given to nonprofit groups by Arakawa over the past few years:

“The commission said the mayor gave more than $40,000 to about 40 Maui nonprofit groups over the past several years but labeled the donations “advertising expenses” in his campaign disclosures.”

Arakawa called the investigation “vindictive”, “frivolous”, and a “smear.”

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Here are some sites that may interest you:

Hawaii Science Digest (https://paper.li/f-1476233615).

Hawaii Intelligence Digest (https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com).

Hawaii Intelligence Daily (https://paper.li/f-1482109921).

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Four dead, several injured in head-on collision on Maui


Hawaii News Digest, 02 October 2017, 0420 UTC, Post #15694.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36496426/4-dead-several-injured-in-head-on-vehicle-collision-on-maui

Accessed on 02 October 2017, 0420 UTC.

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Comment;

According to Maui police, four people were killed and several others were hurt following a head-on collision on Maui’s northwest side.  The fatal accident occurred Saturday evening (30 September 2017) when the driver of a pickup truck crossed a median line and struck a Toyota Camry sedan with five people inside.

Police recapped the accident for Hawaii News Now:

“The pickup driver and three people from the Camry died at the scene, police said. The other two people who were in the Camry were taken to the hospital in stable and critical conditions. Two other vehicles were involved in the crash after the initial collision. There were five people in those two other vehicles, none of whom were seriously injured, police said.”

“Authorities identified the truck driver as 52-year-old Raymundo Hernandez-Ramirez of Lahaina.”

“Two victims from the Camry were identified by police as California residents Charles Whipple, 36, of San Mateo and Danille McColloch, 36, of Galt. Both victims were sitting in the back seat without seat belts on, police said.”

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Man accused of hiding pipe in baby’s diaper is sentenced


Hawaii News Digest, 27 September 2017, 1545 UTC, Post #15666.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36464710/hawaii-man-accused-of-hiding-pipe-in-babys-diaper-sentenced

Accessed on 27 September 2017, 1545.

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Comment:

According to “The Maui News”, a Maui judge has sentenced 55-year-old Aaron Moran to a year in jail for  hiding a methamphetamine smoking pipe in his infant son’s diaper.  Moran pleaded no contest to two counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia in two cases.

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Fire crews kept busy battling 2 brush fires on neighbor islands


Hawaii News Digest, 22 September 2017, 0720 UTC, Post #15633.

Source”

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36426652/fire-crews-kept-busy-battling-2-brush-fires-on-neighbor-islands

Accessed on 22 September 2017, 0720 UTC.

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Comment:

High winds and dry conditions are fanning two brush fires in the state–one along the Haleakala Highway in Maui and the other near South Point in the Ka’u District of Hawaii Island.

The Maui fire reportedly is spreading from abandoned cane fields, and fire crews on the Valley Isle are using helicopter water drops to slow the advance of the blaze.

On Hawaii Island, a large brush fire near South Point is creating a large amount of smoke, prompting fire crews to warn resident to stay out of the area.

So far, no buildings or homes have been affected by either of these fires.  The cause of both blazes is unknown.  Fire crews will remain on scene until the blaze is contained and then extinguished.

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Maui man charged in attempted kidnapping case involving two girls


Hawaii News Digest, 21 September 2017, 0345 UTC, Post #15629.

Source:

http://khon2.com/2017/09/20/maui-man-charged-in-attempted-kidnapping-case-involving-two-girls/

Accessed on 21 September 2017, 0345 UTC.

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Comment:

This is a dangerous world for our children, even in such a wonderful place such as Maui.  According to KHON2, Maui police have charged 39-year-old Edward Jmaes Martin “with first degree-attempted kidnapping for an incident involving two young girls on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, at around 7:18 a.m. in Kihei.”

Maui police said two men in a black sedan approached the girls and “made repeated attempts to lure the girls into the vehicle and drove off when they refused.”  Good thinking on the part of the intended victims.  Don’t accept rides with strangers.

Martin’s bail was set at $40,000.

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