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Hammerhead Metals Recycling closed through April 22; processing vehicles from Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area continues

Hammerhead management has stated, “Due to exigent circumstances, including but not limited to the wildfires of Lahaina, we have decided to close our yard for one week,” the company said in announcing the closure that began Tuesday, April 16. “This closure will allow us to prioritize the removal of more than 3,600 tons of metal that we currently have on property.  Our decision does not come lightly; the safety of our staff, vendors, and customers are our number one priority.” The facility will reopen and resume accepting materials at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23.

Earth Night at the Maui Ocean Center, April 20

The Maui Ocean Center hosts its first-ever “Earth Night” event on Saturday, April 20, from 6-9 p.m. Festivities feature an evening of eco-friendly activities and entertainment for the whole family.

Public input sought for future transportation projects on Maui

The Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking public input as it develops a list of transportation projects to be prioritized. A list of projects will be vetted and added in its TIP or Transportation Improvement Program, a document to help facilitate federal funding for Maui.

Wailuku man dies after being Tased by Maui police

An incident involving a Maui Police Department officer resulted in the use of a Taser and the subsequent death of Televise Sau, 53, of Wailuku, according to department reports.

Haleakalā National Park seeks leased housing on Maui 

 Haleakalā National Park is seeking to lease three- or more bedroom houses or apartments (furnished, unfurnished, or partially furnished) with full kitchens, bathroom(s), and living/dining space to house between two to seven national park employees. More than one lease may be negotiated to meet the total need. 

Nighttime single-lane closure on Keawe St. for water, electrical work

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation advises highway users of nighttime lane closures along the state-owned portion of Keawe St. adjacent to the Lahaina Bypass (Route 3000) beginning on Wednesday, April 24.

Maui Ocean Center is in the running for best aquarium

The Maui Ocean Center is in the running for best aquarium in the country. USA TODAY selected the Maui Ocean Center as a nominee on its Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The Maui aquarium is among a list of 20 under consideration by the publication as the best for their high-quality exhibits and visitor interactions.

Motorists advised to use patience and caution during Maui Marathon Marathon’s ‘Lahaina Town Memorial Run’

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation is advising highway users to use caution and expect delays on Sunday, April 21, as the 54th Maui Marathon’s “Lahaina Town Memorial Run” runs through Kahului, Māʻalaea and Waikapū. Race participants should be expected on Honoapi‘ilani Highway (Route 30) in Māʻalaea and Waikapū, along with Kūihelani Highway (Route 380) in […]

Deadly Lahaina fire spread ‘incredibly fast,’ racing mauka to makai within 90 minutes

The fire that destroyed most of Lahaina and killed at least 101 people started at 2:55 p.m. Aug. 8 in the vicinity of Kuʻialua Street and Hoʻokahua Place, mauka of the Lahaina Bypass and Kelawea Mauka Makai Park. Fanned by intense winds churned up by Hurricane Dora to the south, the fire raced to the coastline in 60 to 90 minutes.

FEMA details housing options for Maui wildfire survivors

The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to collaborate with Maui County and the State of Hawaiʻi about transitional housing and determining immediate and anticipated needs of families who were displaced by the Aug. 8 wildfires. FEMA encourages families to continue to show regular progress toward their permanent housing plan in order to continue staying in FEMA housing.

March unemployment in Hawaiʻi remains at 3.1%; Maui Island unemployment is 4.9%

The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Maui Island was 4.9% in March 2024, compared to 5.9% the previous month, and 3.0% at the same time in 2023. The data was included in a new report released today from the Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. 

Maui Mall Village hosts annual Art of Trash & Trashion Show, April 22

Maui Mall Village is pleased to once again host The Art of Trash & Trashion Show, which kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, 2024. Mālama Maui Nui presents the annual programs to promote the vital message of upcycling through the imaginative transformation of trash. Kamaʻāina and visitors can attend the free opening night “trashion” show and visit the gallery conveniently located at Maui Mall Village.

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March unemployment in Hawaiʻi remains at 3.1%; Maui Island unemployment is 4.9%

The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Maui Island was 4.9% in March 2024, compared to 5.9% the previous month, and 3.0% at the same time in 2023. The data was included in a new report released today from the Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. 

Maui Chocolate Tour reopens at Maui Kuʻia Estate following Lahaina wildfires

Following the impact of the Lahaina wildfires in August 2023, Maui Chocolate Tour will reopen its immersive cacao farm experience this month. Guests can once again enjoy a journey through the Maui Kuʻia Estate cacao farm and the largest chocolate factory in Hawaiʻi where tours are available daily.

Home Maid Bakery to close its Lower Main Street location on April 29; potential partnership is in the works

Home Maid Bakery will officially shut down wholesale operations and its Lower Main Street location in Wailuku, effective April 29, the Kozuki family has announced on social media.

Independent Energy President Makes $50,000 Donation to Maui Wildfire Relief

The president of solar energy company Independent Energy, Desta Rudolph, has donated $50,000 to Project Empower, a nonprofit that has focused on helping Maui recover from deadly wildfires that destroyed the historic town of Lahaina, displacing thousands of residents. The donation will bolster the collective efforts of a number of organizations to build 88 units of emergency housing at the 10-acre ʻOhana Hope Village.

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Inside scoop: Maui’s Kamalei Kawaʻa dedicates song to his wife on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

If Kamalei Kawa’a's performance struck viewers as emotional, it's because it truly was. Kawa’a told Maui Now that his Monday night performance was one of the hardest performances, if not the hardest performance he's ever had to do.

Maui Mall Village hosts annual Art of Trash & Trashion Show, April 22

Maui Mall Village is pleased to once again host The Art of Trash & Trashion Show, which kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, 2024. Mālama Maui Nui presents the annual programs to promote the vital message of upcycling through the imaginative transformation of trash. Kamaʻāina and visitors can attend the free opening night “trashion” show and visit the gallery conveniently located at Maui Mall Village.

The Green with Allen Stone and Seven Suns to perform at the MACC this Friday

One of the most successful and adored bands to come out of Hawai‘i, The Green, will perform on Maui this Friday.

Inside scoop: Maui’s Kamalei Kawaʻa dedicates song to his wife on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

If Kamalei Kawa’a’s performance struck viewers as emotional, it’s because it truly was. Kawa’a told Maui Now that his Monday night performance was one of the hardest performances, if not the hardest performance he’s ever had to do.

Shaka documentary to debut at film festival in Los Angeles

The producer/writer of the film said his initial goal was to produce a 20-minute short for classroom use but the story turned out to be bigger than anyone could have imagined.

Seabury Hall to present 36th Annual Dance Showcase April 26-28

Seabury Hall will present its 36th Annual Dance Showcase April 26-28 at the school’s ʻAʻaliʻikūhonua Creative Arts Center.

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Kōkua Restaurant & Hospitality Fund raises $1.22 million to support fire-impacted workers
Foodland launches Project Keiki to ensure access to meals for Hawaiʻi students when school is not in session
Raising Cane’s partners for National Reading Month with reading event in Kahului
43rd Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival features premier wines, culinary highlights
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Maui’s median home price rises to $1.3M in March
State buys former Maui Sun Hotel from Haggai Institute for fire survivor and workforce housing
Affordable Housing Fund financing approved for two Central Maui housing projects
Maui County Council gives green light for Haggai Institute purchase

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Earth Night at the Maui Ocean Center, April 20
Maui Ocean Center is in the running for best aquarium
UH Maui College club to host action-packed Earth Day celebration
Mana O Maui accepting applications for 2024 Teen Camp scholarship program 

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Kauai Weather Forecast for April 19, 2024

A breezy trades will briefly weaken over the weekend, before increasing again early in the new week. Mostly dry conditions will prevail, with clouds and...

Kauai Surf Forecast for April 19, 2024

Moderate surf along south facing shores will decline slightly today. A series of small, medium period swells will persist through the weekend keeping south...

Volcano Watch – Magnetics, magma and monitoring: New technology for old questions

Emerging technology in the field of “quantum” science may aid in the ability to forecast volcanic activity.

Zonta Club invites Kaua‘i to join Denim Day to support sexual assault survivors

Denim Day was created in 1999, after the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans.

Public invited to complete Kaua‘i Community Survey on Homelessness

The survey is brief and aims to understand perspectives on the experience, impacts and solutions of homelessness on Kaua‘i.

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Hawaii County Weather Forecast for April 19, 2024

A breezy trades will briefly weaken over the weekend, before increasing again early in the new week. Mostly dry conditions will prevail, with clouds and...

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for April 19, 2024

Moderate surf along south facing shores will decline slightly today. A series of small, medium period swells will persist through the weekend keeping south...

Volcano Watch – Magnetics, magma and monitoring: New technology for old questions

Emerging technology in the field of “quantum” science may aid in the ability to forecast volcanic activity.

Rare sighting of Risso’s dolphins in Kona leave tour guides in awe

On Wednesday, Hawaiian Adventures Kona was about 10 miles offshore with 26 guests when Capt. Andrew Aggergaard and crew member Olivia Miller saw a pod of six Risso's dolphins for the first time.

UH researchers: Could fishponds help with islands’ food sustainability?

The Indigenous aquaculture systems found in Hawaiʻi boast a design found nowhere else in the world.