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Maui News

Oct. 17, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 144 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 6 Deaths

There were 144 additional COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i on Sunday, including eight on Maui and one on Lāna‘i. There were also six new COVID-19 deaths reported today.

Hawaiian Airlines Looks Forward to Welcoming Back International Travelers

Hawaiian Airlines is looking forward to welcoming back international travelers after an announcement this week from the Biden administration, outlining plans for a testing and vaccine program in November.

Senate Ways and Means Committee to Conduct Site Visits on Maui, Oct. 18-20

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means will be traveling to Maui on Oct. 18-20, 2021 to conduct site visits at various state and private facilities.  

Enrollment Across UH System Increases for First Time in 10 Years, Led by Mānoa

Four UH schools saw enrollment increases: UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, Leeward Community College and Windward Community College. Overall enrollment at UH’s seven community colleges is down 3.2%.

Hawai‘i Participates in National Awareness Event: “Imagine a Day Without Water”

Imagine a Day Without Water, on Oct. 21 is a day to pause and reflect on the value of water in our daily lives.

Maui Weekly Lane Closures Through Oct. 22

The state Department of Transportation is working on several road projects that will result in lane closures through Oct. 22, 2021.

African Lion at Honolulu Zoo Dies After Contracting Virus that Causes COVID-19

Ekundu, a 13-year old male lion that was living at the Honolulu Zoo, died on Monday, with underlying health conditions after contracting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans.

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 set for Tuesday, Oct. 19

Representatives from the Department of Fire and Public Safety, Department of Police, Department of the Corporation Counsel, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, Maui County’s Emergency Management Agency, and the Department of Liquor Control will be present at the meeting. 

Maui Business

Nominations Sought for 2021 Annual Mayor’s Small Business Awards

The Maui Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Annual Mayor’s Small Business Awards in 2021. All nominees and winners will be honored during an event to be held on Thursday, Dec. 16.

Hawaiian Electric Grants $160,000 for Community Resilience & Sustainability

To mark its 130-year anniversary, Hawaiian Electric contributed $160,000 in grants to 12 local organizations working to build a strong, sustainable and resilient Hawaiʻi.

Maui County Federal Credit Union Partners with Zogo to Build Financial Health

“Our members told us financial education isn’t something kids are consistently learning in school,” said Gary Fukuroku, Maui County Federal Credit Union CEO/President. “We loved that Zogo combines a digital approach with insights from Duke University behavioral scientists to actually engage future generations.”

Maui United Way Announces Addition of Shanda Vangas to its Board of Directors

Maui United Way announced the addition of Shanda Vangas to its Board of Directors.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

“Halloween is On!” Trick-or-Treating is Back, but Maui Drive Through Events Encouraged
Local Artist Creates Two Custom Prints for Limited Edition of MauiWine
Virtual Pet Costume Contest at Kīhei Kalama Village
Azeka Shopping Center Hosts Virtual Costume Contest

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

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
100% Affordable Housing Project Proposed on 11 Acres in Waiehu, Maui

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

144 New Cases Statewide

A total of 4,587 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 872 have died.

Body of Missing Woman Believed Found

The body of a missing man, aged 56, was believed to be found.

DOH Reports 140 New Cases of COVID Saturday

The state’s seven-day average is now 123 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.9%.

DLNR to Co-Host Nationwide Water Awareness Event

Not having water is a reality for many people. Across Hawai‘i, some families still lack access to reliable and safe drinking water.

2021-22 Wet Season Outlook Predicts La Nina Conditions Across Hawaiian Islands

Weather experts anticipate a moderate wet season as drought conditions continue to plague the Hawaiian Islands.

Big Island News

Enrollment Across UH System Increases

Four UH schools saw enrollment increases: UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, Leeward Community College and Windward Community College.

144 New Cases Statewide

A total of 4,587 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 872 have died.

COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Vaccinations are available 7 am – 6 pm at the QNHCH COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Annex.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for October 17, 2021

Hilo Today: Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs 76 to 82 near the shore to around 68 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight. Lows around 67 near the shore to around 53 at 4000 […]

HCC Offers Virtual Workshops for 2022 Enrollment

The application deadline for Spring 2022 is Dec. 15, 2021.