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Righteous Reggae Show Episode 83 is for all the roots reggae lovers. This episode music from Hawaii’s own Mr. 83 and Likkle Jordee. Classics from Peter Tosh, Frankie Paul, and Black Uhuru. Positive reggae vibes all the time. Listen now exclusively on the MAUIWatch Radio Network. If you have any requests, questions, or want to … The post Righteous Reggae Show Ep83 appeared first on MAUIWatch.
The Hawai‘i State Department of Health has confirmed 500 cases of mumps this year, including 12 reports of complications from mumps infection (e.g., hearing loss, orchitis, etc.). To better arm the public against the ongoing mumps outbreak, DOH is recommending people consider receiving an additional dose of the MMR vaccine as a preventive measure. Click to go to vaccine finder site. “Since March, a steady stream of cases has been occurring, and we are now beginning to see more communities involved in the outbreak,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park. “The disease continues to affect both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, which prompted us to review data from our cases and recommend an additional dose of MMR vaccine for those who meet the criteria below.” To help prevent the spread of mumps, DOH recommends the following persons born in 1957 or later, especially those who live, work, or attend school in crowded conditions, receive a dose of MMR vaccine now: those who rec..
During the week of Oct. 9 through 15, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 907 DUI arrests compared with 863 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.1%. There have been 1,068 major accidents so far this year compared with 1,109 during the same period last year, a decrease of 3.7%. To date, there were 25 fatal crashes (one of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 27 fatalities, compared with 20 fatal crashes (three of which had multiple deaths), resulting in 23 fatalities for the same time last year. This represents an increase 25% for fatal crashes and 17.4% of fatalities. DUI roadblocks and patrols will continue islandwide.
The DOH is now recommending that the public consider receiving an additional dose of the MMR vaccine as a preventive measure
The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department has charged a 33-year-old Hilo man in connection with a burglary from a self-storage unit in Keaʻau. Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, 2017, officers responded to a self-storage facility in the Shipman Industrial Park after employees observed a man moving items from a storage unit that did not belong to him and place the items into a second unit. The suspect, who was recognized and confronted by employees, fled the area as officers responded. Police determined that the lock had been cut from the storage unit where the items were removed. The victim reported miscellaneous household items and tools were stolen and valued more than $9,000. Police secured the scene while detectives with the criminal investigation section continued the investigation. On Oct. 18, detectives executed a search warrant on the suspect storage locker and recovered some of the stolen items. On Oct. 19, police arrested Marco Castro at a Pūnāwai Street residence in Hilo in connectio..
The kayak has two black paddles with the word Nash labeled on one of them. The paddles were stowed in the scuppers, which were opened.
The State of Hawai’i Department of Transportation and the County of Hawai’i Department of Public Works have announced the following temporary road and lane closures from Saturday, Oct. 21, to Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. For information about statewide closures, go online. Māmalahoa Highway (Highway 190) PU‘UANAHULU – Alternating lane closures on Māmalahoa Highway (Route 190) in both directions between Mile Marker 20 and Mile Marker 22 in the vicinity of Puuwaawaa Ranch Road, on Monday, Oct. 23, through Friday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for pavement marking.
DOT will conduct roadwork at various locations throughout Maui this week resulting in lane closures and alternating lane closures
Stephanie Landers, RN, was presented with the Queen’s Award of Excellence on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. The Award of Excellence is given to managers within The Queen’s Health Systems for their initiative, creativity, innovation and accomplishments. QHS President and CEO Art Ushijima presented the award at a ceremony at The Queen’s Medical Center on O‘ahu. NHCH President Cindy Kamikawa was present along with NHCH Chief Medical Office Dr. Gary Goldberg, NHCH Director of Nursing Julie Stanforth Zanoff and fellow NHCH nurse manager Kim Bastien. Landers began working at NHCH in 2004 as an emergency room nurse and later promoted to house coordinator. As house coordinator, Landers usually works nights and weekends, serving as the highest official on duty, responsible for ensuring the continuity of patient care services. Serving as house coordinator has provided Stephanie with the opportunity to share her skills and knowledge throughout the hospital and her passion for teaching. Landers te..
2017 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival artwork. Hawai‘i’s oldest food festival will return to celebrate world famous Kona coffee during the 47th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival happening Friday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. The award-winning celebration honors Kona’s cultural heritage and the accomplishments of local industry pioneers, farmers and artisans. The 10-day festival will include Kona coffee and food tastings, hands-on cultural events relating the history of Kona’s coffee cultivation history, live music and more. Some of the scheduled events will include: Lighting Up the Evening The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Lantern Parade will light up Ali‘i Drive as the sun sets with a glowing procession of lights, music and color. The parade starts of the festival on Friday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll Stroll through the quaint art district of Holualoa and visit local galleries. Choose from over 30 Kona coffee farms offering coffee samples an..
The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department has charged a 20-year-old Puna man who was caught with a concealed firearm. At 12:52 a.m., Wednesday morning, Oct. 18, 2017, while on routine patrol, an officer encountered a group of people at the Wailoa Boat Ramp on Manono Street. The officer recognized one of the men in the group who was acting suspiciously. He was aware that this individual had been known to carry firearms. During his encounter with the male party, the officer recovered a revolver tucked in the man’s waistband. At 12:53 a.m., the suspect, Eric Wilson Jr., was arrested for having a firearm on him and taken to the Hilo cellblock while detectives continued the investigation. Thursday afternoon, Oct. 19, police charged Wilson with the firearm offenses classified as “a place to keep a pistol, ownership prohibited, permit to acquire and registration mandatory.” Wilson remains at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $85,000 bail pending his initial appearance in South Hilo District Court..
The shows will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27; Friday, Nov. 17; and Friday, Dec. 8.
We are transitioning from trade wind weather to light and variable winds today. Sunday muggy, hot conditions are expected. A moist southerly wind flow is forecast...
Northeast trade swell for eastern exposures is forecast fade through the weekend as the trades weaken. Our current north-northwest...
The 2017 Maui Non Profit Directors Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Over 100 nominees, guests and dignitaries attended the event. Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui was the keynote speaker and Judge Richard Bissen performed the installation of the … The post The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association honors its supporters, retirees and top executive appeared first on MAUIWatch.
On most days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mary Grimes can be found pacing along a crowded street in Orlando, Fla., with clipboards in both hands. "Can I have five minutes of your time?" the 58-year-old says to a parade of passers-by. Those who are in a rush, she quickly wishes well; the others, Grimes directs to a blue and yellow form, reciting her spiel and soliciting a signature from each. For several months, she has made her living this way. She transforms public parking lots, city parks and sidewalks into a home office from which she urges registered voters to endorse proposed constitutional amendments. But for her, this is more than a way to pay rent. "This is what I'm really praying for," she says pointing to a stack of yellow petitions inside her bag one afternoon outside Orlando's downtown public library. Thousands of petitions like these are circulating across Florida in an unprecedented grass-roots campaign to restore voting rights to the state's more than 1.6 millio..
On most days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mary Grimes can be found pacing along a crowded street in Orlando, Fla., with clipboards in both hands. "Can I have five minutes of your time?" the 58-year-old says to a parade of passers-by. Those who are in a rush, she quickly wishes well; the others, Grimes directs to a blue and yellow form, reciting her spiel and soliciting a signature from each. For several months, she has made her living this way. She transforms public parking lots, city parks and sidewalks into a home office from which she urges registered voters to endorse proposed constitutional amendments. But for her, this is more than a way to pay rent. "This is what I'm really praying for," she says pointing to a stack of yellow petitions inside her bag one afternoon outside Orlando's downtown public library. Thousands of petitions like these are circulating across Florida in an unprecedented grass-roots campaign to restore voting rights to the state's more than 1.6 millio..
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The wildfires in Northern California cut across a wide swath of the state — including dozens of school districts, hundreds of schools and hundreds of thousands of students. At one point, classes were cancelled for 260,000 students in 600 schools . And while schools are slowly coming back on line, there remain many schools that may not resume classes for days or even weeks. It's the latest in a series of crises around the country — including hurricanes in Texas , Florida and Puerto Rico — that have left millions of children, teachers and parents scrambling both to resume teaching and learning and to confront the emotion and trauma disasters like these can leave in the minds of children. In California, the fires have created a unique set of challenges for schools. In addition to the disruption and trauma, there is the potential health risks of smoke and air quality and damage to school structures. Before children can return, many schools face a costly and lengthy process of "remedia..
A congressional candidate in Florida drew a little ridicule this week. Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, who is one of three Republicans and eight Democrats running in Florida's 27th congressional district, has said that she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was seven years old. She does not mean at Disney World. "I went in," she says in a 2009 Spanish language interview that appeared on YouTube this week. "There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship, not like airplanes. No indeed. On airplanes these days, you have to pay extra for quartz rocks. Ms. Aguilera says she met three beings aboard the ship, two women and a man, all blond and tall, which sounds a little like the Swedish pop group ABBA. She says their arms were outstretched, like the Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio, and that the beings have communicated with her ever since, telepathically. Well, that way you avoid roaming charges. When the Miami Herald called the