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Residents urged to swap paint
WAILUKU, Maui The annual Drop and Swap paint exchange will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at four locations on Maui.
Residents will be able to drop off unused paint or stop by to pick up free paint.
County officials said more than 300,000 gallons of paint end up in the landfill every year. The Drop and Swap is meant to reduce the waste and encourage recycling.
Locations are the Wailuku Community Center, Pukalani Terrace Center, Lahaina Recreational Center and Kalama Park in Kihei.
For more information, call the Community Work Day office at (808) 877-2524.
Power failure hits Hilo, Kona
HILO, Hawai'i An early-morning power failure yesterday affected 15,982 Big Island homes and businesses in Hilo and Kona for approximately 12 minutes.
Jay Ignacio of Hawai'i Electric Light Co. said the cause was a generator problem at the Hamakua Energy Partners' plant at Haina.