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10 inmates from Waiawa Correctional Facility earn community college culinary certificates

Ten inmates from the Waiawa Correctional Facility received Kapi‘olani Community College Culinary Arts certificates Thursday June 13, 2024. If any of the students opt to further their education, 14 credits earned from the program will appear in their University of Hawai‘i transcripts.

Three of Maui’s junior golfers qualify for IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championship

Maui golfers Lakota Lee and Christopher Chung Salem are advancing to the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championship after winning in their respective age divisions at the qualifying event on Wednesday. They are joined by Lahaina golfer Renner Chumley, the third qualifier from Maui.

Rep. Case secures $1.1M in FY25 budget for HI-EMA to develop disaster preparedness platform

The US House Committee on Appropriation on Wednesday approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget for State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, one of 12 bills that collectively fund the federal government. The proposed discretionary funding level is $147.5 billion, a decrease of almost $6.4 billion over the FY24 enacted level.

Hawaiian Electric presentation on Maui’s electric grid, July 2

Hawaiian Electric Company will provide a presentation about its current operations and future plans for Maui’s electric grid at an in-person and virtual informational meeting hosted by the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday, July 2.

Credit Unions of Maui to host charity golf tournament benefiting Hospice Maui

The Credit Unions of Maui are excited to announce their 9th annual charity golf tournament, which will take place on August 10, 2024, at The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course, and will host up to 144 golfers. This year’s tournament aims to raise funds for Hospice Maui, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care for individuals and families facing end-of-life challenges.

Maui officials advise public about online Section 8 housing voucher scam

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns is advising the public of a scam that says it can assist with Section 8 housing vouchers.

Waikīkī pup Paʻaki enters new phase of life on secret shoreline, far away from humans

NOAA Fisheries and partners have relocated the female Hawaiian monk seal pup Paʻaki from busy Kaimana Beach, Waikīkī, to a more remote Oʻahu shoreline, the agency announced on Thursday.

Vacation rental phase-out study warns of $1.3 billion hit to Maui’s economy, but glosses over housing for residents

A study funded by a group representing “travel technology innovators,” including short-term rental platforms, is forecasting vast amounts of tax income losses for Maui County if Mayor Richard Bissen’s proposed bill to phase out 7,000 vacation rentals in apartment districts were enacted out to make way for resident housing.

Two Maui mothers publish children’s book to preserve Lahaina history, culture and landmarks

Following the 2023 wildfires that devastated Lahaina, two inspired Maui mothers united to preserve Lahaina’s heritage in a heartfelt and uplifting keepsake children’s book.

Mayor Bissen traveling to D.C. to update federal partners, encourage continued disaster support

In the 10th month following Maui’s historic wildfires, Mayor Richard Bissen will travel to Washington, D.C., on the evening of Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 23, 2024, to provide federal partners with updates on recovery and encourage continued support for disaster relief efforts.

Kaʻahumanu Ave. closure for Saturday morning’s Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pā’ū Parade

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation advises highway users of closures and delays on Kaʻahumanu Ave. (Route 32) and adjacent streets Saturday morning, June 15, for the Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pā’ū Parade. Kaʻahumanu Ave. will be closed in both directions between Lunalilo Street and Kahului Beach Road (Route 3400) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at Baldwin High School and ends at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center.

Pedestrian in critical condition, struck by vehicle while crossing street in Kahului, Maui

A 65-year-old Kahului man was critically injured in a morning collision on at the intersection of Pakaula Street and Ho’okele Street in Kahului, Friday. Police say the man was crossing Pakaula Street on foot, in a southwest to northeast direction, within a marked crosswalk, when he was struck by a white 2019 Ford F250 Transit van which was executing a right-hand turn from Ho’okele Street onto Pakaula Street.

Hawai‘i Journalism Initiative Chevron Forward

For young people returning to the islands, family helps ease the cost burden
They left Maui for college. Now they’re set on coming home and giving back.
‘Through hell and back’: Lahainaluna’s senior class shaped by pandemic, wildfire
Maui’s youth hope to come back after graduation. Will the economy let them?
Bears-Sabers title shows strength of Maui’s baseball pipeline 

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Hawaiʻi gas prices remain steady

Gas prices statewide continue being steady as national prices continue to decrease according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch. The statewide average price for regular unleaded is $4.76, which is the same as week. The national average gas price is $3.46, two cents lower than last week. 

Cool Cat Cafe announces grand reopening in South Maui, June 15

Cool Cat Cafe, a beloved local restaurant that was destroyed in the Lahaina fires, announced its grand reopening at a new location in South Maui. The grand reopening will take place on June 15, 2024, at Kukui Mall, located at 1819 S. Kīhei Road. The restaurant will be open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente opens Mom and Newborn Center on Maui

Kaiser Permanente Hawai’i opened a new Mom and Newborn Center on Maui, the first of its kind on the Valley Isle. Located at Kaiser Permanente’s Maui Lani Medical Office in Wailuku, the center embraces moms and newborns within 48 hours of being discharged from the hospital. The center adds the convenience of combining postpartum check-ups for both mom and baby in one visit, providing physical and emotional well-being assessments for mom, as well as weight and other health monitoring for baby. The lactation consultant who visits with mom and baby in the hospital will visit the couple again at the Mom and Newborn Center to provide continued support in the breastfeeding process.

Gov. Green teams up with Ulupono Initiative to boost Hawaiʻi’s access to federal funds

Gov. Josh Green, M.D., is partnering with the Ulupono Initiative as part of the Governor’s “Investing in Hawai‘i’s Future,” a collaboration between federal, state, and community partners to maximize federal funding for the state. The new partnership will provide tailored technical assistance to state departments and agencies to strengthen their ability to apply for and secure federal awards.

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Maoli plants ‘Boots on the Ground Tour’ at the MACC on June 22

Country and reggae band Maoli, is set to perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, June 22.

Emmy Award nomination goes to documentary film on Trilogy Excursions

An Emmy Award nomination is honoring “Trilogy: It’s in the Heart,” a short documentary film commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Coon family’s Maui-based sailing tours.

Maui Bus to be rerouted during Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade this Saturday

Maui Bus service in parts of Central Maui will be rerouted and specific area bus stops will not be in service Saturday, June 15, 2024, when a portion of Kaʻahumanu Ave. will close for the 2024 Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade and Hoʻolauleʻa, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced.

Jazz Maui Jazz Camp opens sign-ups for summer clinics

A series of clinics conducted by professional jazz musicians is slated to take place next month on Maui. It is designed for aspiring jazz vocalists and musicians of all ages and experience.

The Shops at Wailea announces Father’s Day Giveaway, classic car show, and June entertainment lineup

Residents can join in the Father’s Day festivities with The Shops at Wailea’s Social Media Giveaway through Thursday, June 13, 2024.

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Cool Cat Cafe announces grand reopening in South Maui, June 15
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue continues East Coast expansion with new Annandale, VA location
Maui-based company announces first Duke’s restaurant on Big Island
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Appoints Chef Charles Andres as Executive Chef

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Waikapū Development Venture project completion deadline extended to 2029
County real property wildfire long-term rental exemption application deadline  extended to June 30
Maui housing market remains stable in May; median still nearly $1.3M
Water director: Maui County does not have water for Pulelehua housing development

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Complimentary cultural activities at Wonderful World of Aloha at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center
‘Sharks After Dark’ returns June 15 with ’90s Night
Kama‘āina receive $10 admission for World Ocean Day 
2024 Kamehameha Day Parade returns to Kaʻahumanu Ave. on June 15

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2024 Primary Election: Only 2 local races, with one decided, the other an open field

The 2024 Primary Election Day is now less than 2 months away.

Plane operated by Southwest Airlines comes within 400 feet of crashing into ocean near Līhuʻe Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration, after inquiries from Bloomberg News, is investigating the April mishap that previously was unreported.

Kauai Weather Forecast for June 15, 2024

Breezy trade wind conditions will persist through next week. Clouds and showers will predominantly favor windward and mauka areas overnight into the morning as...

Kauai Surf Forecast for June 15, 2024

The current long period south swell will gradually decline over the next several days. Otherwise, no significant swells are expected during the upcoming...

Big Island botanical artist’s endangered Hawaiian hibiscus featured in UK exhibition

Paula de la Cruz of Kapa‘au seeks 'to communicate the beauty of the quiet world of botany.'

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Election season is here: All but two 2024 Hawaiʻi County primary races feature multiple candidates

Primary Election Day is Aug. 10. Voters should receive their ballots in the mail by July 23.

Southwest flight bound for Līhuʻe plummets to within 400 feet of ocean surface off Kaua‘i

The Federal Aviation Administration, after inquiries from Bloomberg News, is investigating the April mishap that previously was unreported.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for June 15, 2024

Breezy trade wind conditions will persist through next week. Clouds and showers will predominantly favor windward and mauka areas overnight into the morning as...

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for June 15, 2024

The High Surf Warning (HSW) was extended through this afternoon as long period south swell heights in the 5 to 6 foot range continues to show up in this...

Big Island weekly lane closures for June 15-21

Closure schedules can change at any time, without notice. All projects also are weather permitting.