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Maui News

Approaching Weather System Postpones Mahalawa Bridge Work

A weather disturbance near Hawaiʻi Island, and a threat of heavy rain throughout the state, has postponed planned work on the Mahalawa Bridge at Mile Marker Post 43 on Piʻilani Highway this weekend. The work is expected to be rescheduled in January of 2022.

BREAKING: DOH Confirms Hawai‘i’s First Case of Omicron Variant

State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble said the adult individual under the age of 65 was not vaccinated and had been previously infected SARS-CoV-2 over a year ago. She said the individual had not traveled, and the transmission is believed to be community spread.

Search and Rescue Underway for a Family of Endangered Forest Birds on Kaua‘i

If found, the birds will be flown by helicopter to Maui’s Bird Conservation Center. Biologists monitoring the birds at Halehaha say the population at the site dropped from 70 birds in 2015 to just four or possibly five in 2021.

Arizona Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Cyberstalking Ex-Girlfriend

Today in federal court in Honolulu, Chief US District Judge J. Michael Seabright sentenced Micah Austin Goodale, 27, of Queen Creek, Arizona to 36 months in prison and three years of supervised release for cyberstalking. Goodale pled guilty July 7, 2021 to a single count indictment. 

Moloka’i High Students Learn About Hawaiʻi Supreme Court in Special Program

The Hawaiʻi Supreme Court convened today by Zoom, with more than 150 students from Molokaʻi High and two Oʻahu high schools watching the oral argument in a case they had studied through the Courts in the Community program.

Dec. 2, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 126 New Cases, 1 Death

There are 126 additional COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i today, including 18 on Maui. Statewide, there are 39 people hospitalized with COVID-19 including five on Maui. Two of the COVID patients on Maui are in the ICU.

Winter Storm Watch in Effect for Big Island Summits Friday to Saturday Night

The Big Island Summits are under a Winter Storm Watch from Friday evening through late Saturday night with heavy snow possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Grow Some Good Announces Scholarship for High School Seniors

Through generous gifts from major donors, like Jeff Bezos, Grow Some Good is able to provide direct support through this scholarship fund. For the fiscal year 2021-2022, the nonprofit will award two scholarships of $1,000 each to local high school seniors pursuing relevant college programs.

Maui Business

Maui-based Space Entrepreneur to “Talk Story” at TechOhana

With a career path that includes Cisco, Apple and NASA, Alex Fielding will be the guest speaker at the virtual Maui TechOhana tonight (Dec. 2). This event is presented by Maui Economic Development Board.

CPB Appoints Royce Fukuroku to VP and Commercial Banking Assistant Manager

Central Pacific Bank has appointed Royce Fukuroku as Vice President and Commercial Banking Assistant Manager for the Maui Commercial Banking Center.

Labor Department Reopening Offices Statewide, Dec. 1

In-person services for general unemployment insurance claims as well as for employer services will be available from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays on a first come, first served basis, starting this Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.

Four Seasons Resort Maui’s Festive Floral Art Installation by Noah Harders

Approximately 1,500 King Protea, 2,500 Queen Protea, 1,000+ Dried Palms and other dried elements will be used to create this holiday extravaganza.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

The Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts Airs Hōkū Nights Episodes
Four Seasons Resort Maui’s Festive Floral Art Installation by Noah Harders
Two Time GRAMMY Award Winner, Kalani Pe‘a Nominated Again in 2022
Maui Musical Group “Peek-a-Bows” Launches 3 Episode Limited Series
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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Vaccines, Tax Relief, Taxes, Pickleball, Black Rock Trash, Kanaha Pond Stench & More
Letters: Hawaiian Immersion, Homeless, Dr. Pang, Vaccines & COVID-19 Mandates
Letters: Trash, Five Graves & Ongoing Debate about Vaccinations & Tourism
Letters: Help Henry the Pig & Vaccination Debate – Public Safety vs. Personal Freedom

Maui Real Estate

Hawaiian Community Assets Launches New Web Presence as Usage Ramps Up
Oprah Buys More Property on Maui
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Reportedly Shells Out $78 Million on Remote Beachfront Property Off La Perouse
RAM: Maui’s Median Single Family Home Price was $932,500 in October

Maui Activities

Maui Bee Tour Is Buzzing Again at New Location in Lahaina
Humpback Whale Season in Hawai‘i is Underway
Maui Ocean Treasures Hosts Annual “Maui Kalikimaka Sale”
Maui Ocean Center Celebrates the Return of Humpback Whales with Educational Fun

Kauai News

Wind Advisory Issued for Parts of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for portions of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau starting Friday morning.

Flood Watch Issued For All Hawaiian Islands Through Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for all Hawaiian Islands for the next several days.

Omicron Variant Detected in Hawai‘i

The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been detected in Hawai‘i, according to the state Department of Health Laboratories Division.

State Releases More Funding for Līhuʻe Airport

Gov. David Ige has released an additional $5,000 in capital improvement funds for projects at the Līhuʻe airport.

KPD Honors Latest Recruit Class Graduates

The Kaua‘i Police Department held a small, outdoor ceremony on Thursday morning for its 95th Police Recruit Class graduates.

Big Island News

Flood Advisory Issued for East Hawaiʻi

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flood advisory for areas of East Hawaiʻi in effect until 7 p.m.

Blizzard Warning Issued for Big Island Summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a blizzard warning for Big Island summits starting Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at 6 a.m.

High Wind Warning Issued for Big Island Summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued a high wind warning for Big Island summits.

Flood Watch Issued For All of Big Island Through Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for all Hawaiian Islands for the next several days.

Omicron Variant Detected in Hawai‘i

The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been detected in Hawai‘i, according to the state Department of Health Laboratories Division.