WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i– The County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation is looking for a few good young men and women to take part in their 2012 Junior Lifeguard Program.
The program is being offered to all young adults, 13 to 17 years of age, on Maui andLanai, along with a separate session for Hana. Space is limited and varies at each location. Please note that all participants must meet the age requirements by 12/31/2012.
All those applying for the program will have to pass a swim test at the time of registration. The test consists of swimming 300 meters, non-stop, within 11 minutes.
Registration locations, time and dates are as follows:
Training consists of familiarizing students with water safety skills, CPR, first aid, surf and rescue techniques, ocean swimming, paddle boarding and lifesaving skills. Although the program is free there is a suggested donation of $15. Those interested in making a donation are asked to write out a check to Hawaiian Lifeguard Association – Maui Chapter.
For more information contact Cary Kayama at the Aquatics Division at 270-6140.
Four units of the Maui Fire Department responded to a Lahaina fire this morning. Units E-3, L-3,BC-4, and E-11 responded to a reported structure fire at 58 Aholo Road, Lahaina. UPDATE: Fire investigators have not determined the cause of the blaze – but say they have ruled out arson. Damage to the structure is calculated at $30,000 and $5,000 in damage to the contents.
Units arrived to a two-story wooden home with smoke showing from the second floor. Firefighters made entry and found a mattress on fire in a bedroom. The fire was contained to the room of origin. fire was contained at 8:41 a.m. and extinguished at 9:03 a.m.
Six people occupied the home, all were out at the time of the fire. No injuries reported.
Investigation being conducted – no other information available.
Unemployment in Hawai’i has fallen to its lowest point in three years. Today the Hawai’i State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced that the seasonally adjusted unemoployment rate for February was 6.4 percent – down from 6.5 percent in January.
The unemployment rate has fallen to 6.4 percent from 6.8 percent in a series of monthly declines since October, 2011. The last time the state’s unemployment rate was 6.4 percent was in February, 2009.
Every county in Hawai’i saw a drop in jobless numbers from January to February this year. While still up from February 2011 on Moloka’i, economists say the state trend is encouraging across the Aloha State.
Eight units of the Maui Fire Department responded to a fire report in Wailuku Heights at 12:52 a.m. today. UPDATE: Investigators at 11 a.m. report the cause of the fire is still undetermined. Damages to the structrure are valued at $300,000 and $150,000 in damage to the contents.
Units E-1, E-10, R-10, HM-10, BC-2, and BC-5 responded to a structure fire at 447 Palani Street in Wailuku Heights. Units reported seeing flames as they were leaving the station. E-1, first on scene with a fully engulfed, single story residence (approximately 1,200 sq. ft.) cmu construction.
Additional units from Kihei and Makawao were also dispatched. Fire was brought under control by 2:14 a.m. Three occupants (2 males and 1 female), were home at the time of the fire. All three evacuated on their own.
No injuries were reported and Fire Inspector on scene conducting an investigation.
The three occupants are displaced but unknown what arrangements are being made for them.
The Office of the Hawai’i State House of Representatives has released the following list of “Bills of Importance” set to come before specified committees today:
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
COMMITTEE ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
The purpose of this informational briefing is to ascertain the Administration’s position with respect to the impact of current legislation that proposes to exempt development projects from State laws and County ordinances that protect traditional and customary rights, practices and resources. Such legislation includes, but is not limited to S.B. 3011 S.D.2, H.D.2, S.B.755 SD2, H.D.2, S.B. 775, H.D. 2, S.B. 2534, S.D.2, H.D.1, S.B. 3011, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, S.B. 2873, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, S.B. 2918, S.D. 2, H.D. 1 and S.B. 2335, H.D. 1. At this point in the legislative session, this Committee believes that it is necessary to ascertain the position of the Administration and to examine the potential impact of such legislation upon our State and cultural resources.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY & MILITARY AFFAIRS
HCR198/HR153 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP AN INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE PLAN TO THE TSUNAMI DEBRIS GENERATED BY THE MARCH 2011 EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN THAT MAY REACH HAWAII’S SHORES
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
SB2783 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC TRUST LANDS
Conveys Kakaako Makai lands to Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and resolves all disputes and controversies, and extinguishes, discharges and bars all claims, suits, and actions relating to OHA’s portion of income and proceeds from the public trust lands for the period November 7, 1978 through June 30, 2012
COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE
HR138 REQUESTING THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONVENE A LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF THE POTENTIAL SALE OF THE TESORO OIL REFINERY ON CONSUMERS AND THE STATE.
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
SB2288 RELATING TO ENERGY
Applies the renewable energy technologies tax credit on a per-property basis. Prohibits a taxpayer from claiming the renewable energy technologies income tax credit for a renewable energy system installed for, a power purchase agreement with any government agency. Increases the credit for systems installed on various types of properties. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for renewable energy systems for state facilities. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2012. Effective July 1, 2030. (SB2288 HD1)
Maui Fire Derpartment sent six units to a structure fire Wednesday afternoon in Kahana.
The reported structure fire was at 4435 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Kahana; The Pohailani Maui Resort. E-11, E-3, L-3, E-10, R-10, and L-14 responded. E-11, first unit on scene at 1:52 p.m. sees smoke showing from the corner of the patio of a unit on the third floor. Fire personnel made their way to the unit to find the resident manager and MPD attempting to extinguish the fire with fire extinguishers. Fire was under control at 2:09 p.m.and extinguished at 3:01 p.m.
The lone occupant was aroused from her nap by neighbors pounding on her door. No injuries reported and Fire Prevention Inspector on scene conducting an investigation.
Fire cause undetermined and damage estimates are at $1,000.00.
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