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For Saturday, November 3, 2012

By Star-Advertiser staff


Daylight saving time falls back across U.S.

Daylight saving time ends Sunday on the mainland, making the time difference between Hawaii and the West Coast two hours once again.

The time difference between Hawaii and the East Coast will be five hours.

Standard time resumes officially at 2 a.m. Sunday, requiring clocks be moved back an hour everywhere but Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mari­ana Islands.

Daylight saving time kicks in again March 10, the second Sunday of the month.

Loss of tradewinds will increase vog

Expect voggy and somewhat humid days and cool nights this weekend.

National Weather Service forecasters say a weather system northwest of the islands is cutting off the normal northeast tradewinds.

Light Kona winds from the south will bring humid Kona weather conditions and vog Saturday and Sunday, forecasters say.

Afternoon clouds may build over central and leeward areas and bring some afternoon showers. But forecasters don't expect heavy rain because there's not that much moisture in the air.

The clouds should clear by evening, allowing the heat to dissipate and bringing cool night temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

Tradewinds should return Monday.

Maui Democrat fined for ‘simple mistakes'

Democratic South Maui House candidate Kani­ela Ing has been fined for what is being described as "simple mistakes."

The Maui News reported that the state Campaign Spending Commission fined Ing $375 on Thursday after getting complaints from the Hawaii Republican Party.

The fines are for failing to report expenditures for ads placed before the Aug. 11 primary in The Maui News, failing to file a timely loan document and failing to file a notice of a Sept. 5 fundraiser at Maui Meadows.

Gary Kam, the commission's general counsel, described the infractions as "simple mistakes."

Ing has 20 days to appeal.


Water treatment to be reduced

Ongoing drought conditions on Maui have prompted the county to adjust potable water production in the Upcountry area, the Maui Department of Water Supply said Friday.

On or about Wednesday, the department will reduce production at the Olinda Water Treatment Facility to 0.1 million gallons per day from 1.8 mgd to give Upper Kula reservoirs time to be refilled by rain.

The 30-million-gallon Wai­ka­moi Reservoir is empty, and the 100-million-gallon Kaha­ka­pao Reservoir is at 39.5 million gallons, the department said. In the meantime, Upper Kula customers will get water from the Kamole water treatment facility in Halii­maile, the Pii­holo treatment facility in Maka­wao and the Po‘o­kela well in Maka­wao.

Upper Kula customers might notice a change in water quality because the water from the lower elevations is disinfected with chlorine. The water meets all federal and state water quality standards.

Collision injures driver of SUV

No major injuries were reported after a sport utility vehicle collided with a bus carrying 13 elderly passengers Friday morning in Lihue, Kauai police said.

A Kauai Adult Day Health Center bus was making a left turn out of Rice Shopping Center when it hit a Toyota 4Runner traveling east on Rice Street at about 10:20 a.m., police said.

The 48-year-old bus driver and the 13 passengers did not report any injuries. The 28-year-old driver of the 4Runner suffered minor injuries; paramedics took him to Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Rice Street was closed for about 10 minutes. All lanes were reopened by 11 a.m.

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