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Maui police thank the public following successful recovery of baby in custodial case

Maui police extended thanks to media partners and the community for their assistance in locating a missing infant who was the subject of a county-wide Maile Amber Alert search and custodial interference case.

35,000 free legal consultations for Hawaiʻi residents since 2011

The Self-Help Centers were established more than a decade ago as part of the State Judiciary’s commitment to increasing access to justice in the courts.

County of Maui recognized for ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting’ for fiscal year 2020-21

The County of Maui has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021.

State Senate passes bill restoring procedure for initiating felony cases

To address the issues raised in the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court opinion in State v. Obrero, the state Senate passed Senate Bill 36 on third reading Thursday, according to a news release. It now moves to the state House of Representatives for consideration. The bill specifies that a person may be tried and sentenced for certain alleged felony […]

ʻĪao Valley State Monument closure extended to April 15, 2023

The closure of the ʻĪao Valley State Monument has been extended to April 15, 2023.

Police renew request for assistance in finding woman who went missing on Maui in 2019

Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 26-year-old Khiara Lavinia Henry. She was reported missing on the island of Maui in late July 2019; however, her family recently received a tip of a possible sighting of her in Pāhoa town on Jan. 13, 2023.

Proposed tourism carrying capacity study gets early support from Maui residents

Pointing to Haleakalā National Park, the road to Hāna and other visitor hotspots around Hawaiʻi, residents during a state hearing Thursday backed a plan to study tourism carrying capacity for Maui and other islands.

Maui’s First Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

A new outpatient facility, Maui Memorial Medical Center Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy, has opened, offering a comprehensive approach for patients with non-healing wounds, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBO. The clinic features two state-of-the-art medical-grade HBO chambers, which are among only five in the entire state of Hawaiʻi.

UHMC Creative Media student wins video contest

A video conceived and produced by University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Academy of Creative Media student Ken Alba earned accolades from the Hawaiʻi Association for Career & Technical Education.

Mayor visits site of diesel fuel spill at Haleakalā, Air Force plans update on remediation plan

The US Pacific Air Forces is preparing to update the public on remediation plans amid criticism after 700 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex Sunday. Mayor Richard Bissen, Jr. visited the site Thursday.

UPDATED/LOCATED: Maile Amber Alert canceled for missing/endangered 3-month-old child Hoku Nui Pueo Wada

UPDATE/LOCATED: Nadira Rosado and her son have been located.  Police say the baby, 3-month-old Hoku Nui Pueo Wada, is in good health. The Maile Amber Alert is canceled as of 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.

Habitat for Humanity Maui to host 25th anniversary gala

Habitat for Humanity Maui will host their Silver Hammer Anniversary Gala on June 3 at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.

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Maui has a 95.1% recovery in visitors in 2022 compared to 2019

Maui had a 95.1% recovery in visitors in 2022, compared to 2019, with 2.9 million people visiting Maui last year.  Total visitor spending was $5.69 billion in 2022, up 11% from 2019.  The year-end data was released by the state Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism.  

Maui County sees largest vacation rental supply, occupancy, average rates in state

Maui County had the largest vacation rental supply, occupancy and average daily rates of all four counties last month, according to a recent state report.

Central Pacific reports 4Q earnings of $20.2M and 2022 earnings of $73.9M

Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF), parent company of Central Pacific Bank, recently reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2022 of $20.2 million, compared to $16.7 million in the previous quarter and $22.3 million in the year-ago quarter.

Hawaiʻi economist: Working from home likely to remain for post-pandemic Aloha State

After the height of remote work due to the pandemic in 2020, Hawai’i now has about 20% of its workforce still working remotely, at home or in a hybrid arrangement — and that may not change much in the future, according to Hawai’i economist Paul Brewbaker. 

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Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Feb. 2-8

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Feb. 2-8, find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s monthly movie matinee featuring ‘The Wind Rises’

“The Wind Rises” is a fictionalized film about Horikoshi Ito, designer of the A5M aircraft and its successor, theA6M Zero, that were used by the Japanese during World War II.

Seabury Hall Craft Fair seeks crafters

For the first time since 2019, Seabury Hall will host its popular Craft Fair on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at their Makawao campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Feb. 2-8

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Feb. 2-8, find our comprehensive listing HERE.

Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih to perform Feb. 19 at MACC’s Castle Theater

Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih will perform in a joint concert at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Tickets go on sale online only starting at 10 a.m. this Tuesday.

Mayor issues congratulatory certificate to George Kahumoku Jr.

The certificate congratulates the Grammy award winner on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawaiʻi Academy of Recording Arts.

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State’s highest court decides Alice Lee won Maui County Council seat
In election challenge, state’s highest court questions Maui County on ballot breakdown
US Rep. Jill Tokuda visits Maui on inaugural District II Congressional Work Period
Council to consider bills on residential zoning and Kula Agricultural Park
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Letters to the Editor Chevron Forward

Letters: Flooding, Kīhei roundabout, missing people, shared-solar, axis deer and more
Op-Ed: Grassroot Institute of Hawaiʻi on Bill 107, well intended, but not the right fix
Letters: Upcountry water woes, tourism, housing plan, loud motorcycles and more
Letters: Speed bumps, roundabout, TSA, Jones Act, beach parking fees & more

Maui Real Estate Chevron Forward

$398,000 grant allows for launch of Native Hawaiian Owner-Builder project on Molokaʻi
Council to consider override of veto for Bill 103 relating to workforce housing
$4M to fund loans for new DHHL home construction and women-owned businesses
After pandemic buying frenzy, Maui home prices may ease — but not by much

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February is Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Language Month
17th Annual Whale Tales makes a splash this February at The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua
‘Welcome Back Whales Day’ set for Saturday at Maui Ocean Center
World Wetlands Day to be celebrated in South Maui with two free events

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Hawai’i residents received 35,000 free legal consultations since 2011

Since 2011, there have been 4,524 free legal consultations conducted at the Kauaʻi Self-Help Center.

Kauai Weather Forecast for February 03, 2023

The remnants of an old cold front are drifting into the islands from the north this morning with a cut off low moving in from the west. These two low pressure...

Kauai Surf Forecast for February 03, 2023

Surf along north facing shores will slowly decline into the weekend. A medium-period north-northwest swell will arrive by the end of the day Saturday, then...

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ho‘olaule‘a

On Kaua‘i, the upcoming Waimea Town Celebration will feature a two-day finale Ho‘olaule‘a on Feb. 24 and 25.

Hawai‘i Community Lending receives funding to help people become homeowners

Hawaiʻi Community Lending specializes in providing loans to local residents who are able to make regular loan payments but are unable to qualify for loans from conventional banks and credit unions.

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Update: Armed Hilo man shot by police hospitalized; full recovery expected

A portion of Mohouli Street in Hilo is closed following an officer-involved shooting, Hawai‘i police confirms this afternoon.

Tourist gone missing in 2019 on Maui may be on Hawai‘i Island

San Diego tourist Khiara Lavina Henry went missing four years ago on Maui – but a tipster may have seen her on the Big Island last month.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for February 03, 2023

The remnants of an old cold front are drifting into the islands from the north this morning with a cut off low moving in from the west. These two low pressure...

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for February 03, 2023

Surf along north facing shores will slowly decline into the weekend. A medium-period north-northwest swell will arrive by the end of the day Saturday, then...

Hawaiʻi Energy launches state’s incentive program for electric vehicle charging stations

Hawai'i Energy can award a total of $592,000 in rebates for eligible installation projects of electric vehicle charging stations completed between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.