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Maui News

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers Plans Expansion on Maui with New Kahului Location

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers is expanding on Maui with plans to open a new location on Maui at the Puʻunēnē Shopping Center in Kahului late this year or early next year.

Infant Planet Discovered by UH-Led Team Using Maunakea Telescopes

One of the youngest planets ever found around a distant infant star has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty, students, and alumni.

Charter Commission Adopts 6 Proposals, Including Abolition of Maui Planning Commission

After hearing nearly two hours of public testimony at a virtual meeting Oct. 21, the Maui Charter Commission adopted six charter amendment proposals, which if approved by voters in 2022, will significantly alter how the County Planning Department functions.  

Oct. 27, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 184 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 1 Death

There were 184 additional COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i on Wednesday, including 10 on Maui, two on Lānaʻi and one on Molokaʻi.

Charitable Foundation Collects $19K and 3,500 Pounds of Food for Island Food Banks

The Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation collected $19,120 in monetary donations and 3,500 pounds of non-perishable food items for Food Banks across Hawai‘i.

Councilmember Kelly King to Depart for UN Climate Change Conference

Councilmember Kelly Takaya King will depart Thursday for the 26th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. She is one of only two delegates selected to attend the conference on behalf of ICLEI USA, an association of local governments devoted to climate action and sustainability. 

12 Divers Cited During Night Fishing Outings on O‘ahu

Twelve O‘ahu divers were cited by officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement over the weekend for not having required equipment and/or possession of under-sized fish. 

Leisure Travel Returns Nov. 1; Safe Travels Expected to Continue Through Holidays

“We look forward to our economic recovery and the return of visitors is one more step in our progress towards a new normal,” said County of Maui Managing Director, Sandy Baz.

Maui Business

Hawaiian Holdings Third Quarter Revenue Down 33% Compared to Pre-Pandemic 2019

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2021, with total revenue of $508.8 million, down 33% compared to the third quarter of 2019, with 21% lower capacity.

Made in Hawaiʻi Festival is Back with 300 Exhibitors at Ala Moana Center on O’ahu

The Made in Hawaiʻi Festival, the state’s longest-running showcase of products at 27 years, will return over Veteranʻs Day Weekend at a new location, the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu.

Hawaiian Electric Customers Targeted in Elaborate Scams

In some recent cases, scammers have contacted real estate agents and threatened to immediately shut off power to their listing if payment was not made.

Realogy Title Group and Ho’okele Title & Escrow Announce Strategic Partnership

“We are thrilled to have established a presence for Realogy Title Group in the Hawaiian Islands. The Ho’okele team shares our passion for providing exceptional client experiences, and the local knowledge they bring to this partnership is invaluable.”

Maui Arts & Entertainment

Ebb & Flow  Ensemble Performs Two Free Concerts, November 17
List: 2021 Halloween Events on Maui
The Lahaina Restoration Foundation Hosts Lahaina Quest Culture Camps
Social Media Scavenger Hunt for Halloween Hosted by Lahaina Gateway
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Letters to the Editor

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
Letters: Road Safety, Vaccine Verification, Water Usage, VFW Luas, Makena Landing & Roadside Greenery ʻButcheredʻ

Maui Real Estate

Realogy Title Group and Ho’okele Title & Escrow Announce Strategic Partnership
Maui Condo Sales Leading Hot Real Estate Market for September 2021
Median Price for Oʻahu Single-Family Homes Rose to $1,050,000 for September
Real Estate Tips: Maui Real Property Taxes

Maui Activities

Adopt a Humpback Whale or Bottlenose Dolphin To Fund Research & Conservation
PacWhale Eco-Adventures Introduces Halloween Cocktail Cruise Mā‘alaea
Limited Ecotour Oct. 3-13 To Help Researchers Spot False Killer Whales
MOC Launches School Field Trip Ticket Prices

Kauai News

COVID Daily Case Count Jumps to 184 Statewide

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 184 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 83,706.

Prescribed Burns Scheduled in Anahola

Prescribed burns will be taking place today, Oct. 27, in Anahola near the surf break commonly known as Crack 14 as part of ongoing fire mitigation efforts.

Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau Creates Destination Manager Position

The Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau has created a destination manager position.

18 New COVID Cases Reported on Kaua‘i

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 18 new cases on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

UH Opens Applications for Fall 2022 Semester

Applications for the University of Hawaiʻi Fall 2022 semester are open, as of Tuesday.

Big Island News

10 People Hospitalized for COVID-19 Islandwide

Hilo Medical Center is reporting a slight uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations after a significant downturn.

31 New COVID Cases Reported on Big Island

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported 184 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 83,706

Fatal Crash Confirmed on Daniel K. Inouye Highway

Daniel K. Inouye Highway, also known as Saddle Road, is closed in both directions near mile marker 32 due to a fatal motorcycle crash, Hawaiʻi Police confirmed this morning.

Shutoff Scheduled for New Waterline Connection in N. Kohala

Water will be temporarily shut off along a section of Akoni Pule Highway starting tonight, Oct. 27, to install a new waterline connection for the Halaʻula Well Development.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for October 27, 2021

Hilo Today: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 82 to 88 near the shore to around 73 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tonight: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows around 66 near the shore to around 52 at 4000 feet. Northwest winds up to 10 mph. […]