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Latest Maui News

Kūlanihākoʻi High School is approved as new Kīhei campus name

Kūlanihākoʻi High School is now the official name of the campus currently under construction in Kīhei, Maui, following today’s approval by the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education.

Man charged with attempted murder for Haʻikū shooting, held on $4M bail

A Maui man was charged with attempted murder after a shooting in Haʻikū that left one man with a gunshot wound to the arm.

Fishing and diving tournament nets good size tako and oama

Maui Boardsailing Associationʻs 34th annual fishing and diving tournament brought in a couple of three pound “tako” or octopus and some good size oama in the weekend event held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Kanahā Beach Park, in Kahului.

New interactive mapping tool provides coastal flooding predictions for West Maui

A new interactive mapping tool provides predictions of coastal flooding in West Maui under various scenarios of sea-level rise and a range of wave events. It is available to the public and government officials.

Maui County unemployment falls to 4.2% for July; but higher than national level of 3.8%

Maui County’s unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted, was 4.2% for July 2022, which was down .6% from the previous month and nearly a 3% decrease from a year ago, according to data release by the State of Hawaiʻi.

Hawaiʻi Department of Health reports two additional monkeypox cases

“While the risk to most Hawaiʻi residents remains low, local transmission of monkeypox is occurring,” said Deputy State Epidemiologist Dr. Nathan Tan

Maui to procure 11 new buses thanks to competitive federal grant

The County of Maui will procure four battery electric buses, as well as three commuter and four microtransit-type buses, and prepare the infrastructure needed to transition its fleet to electric buses by the year 2035.

EPA awards grant to local group for East Maui watershed project

Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced $350,000 in grants for three new projects that advance environmental justice in Hawai’i, including a watershed project in East Maui.

Maui Police Commission reviews complaints against chief and executive staff

The Maui Police Commission met on Wednesday to review complaints against Maui Police Chief John Pelletier and several members of his executive staff, alleging violations of policy and procedure.

Maui breaks heat record for fifth time this month; drought worsens to exceptional level

Maui broke a heat record again Tuesday – its fifth time this month. Meanwhile, exceptional drought developed last month in many areas of Maui County, according to NWS’ Drought Information Statement that was issued last week.

General election candidates can apply for advertising tables at Maui County Senior Fair

Candidates for the general election can apply for advertising tables at the 49th Annual Maui County Senior Fair on Oct. 29 at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku.

Maui police emergency preparedness exercise at QKC, Aug. 18

Members of the Maui Police Department and the staff of Queen Kaʻahumanu Shopping Center will participate in a one-day Joint Agency Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Shopping Center from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

Maui Business

Resort hopes to fill 130 jobs at its four Maui properties, hiring event Aug. 18

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is hiring locally for up to 130 hourly positions at its four Maui resorts

Innovative home health care program available for kupuna on Maui

Ho‘okele Home Care Maui is operating a new home care system called Vivia, which enables seniors to receive consistent, frequent and shorter visits by the same caregiver.

New executives in Down The Hatch kitchen

New executive chef Naiwi Teruya, born and raised in Lahaina, has developed what he calls “Southern Aloha,” with new menu concepts emphasizing the soul of comfort, enjoyment and happiness.

Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea has new executive chef

The Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea has hired Michael Lofaro, who was named “Chef of the Year” at the 2016 ‘Aipono Awards, as its new executive chef.

Arts & Entertainment

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, August 18-24

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment from Aug. 18-24, find our comprehensive listing here.
August 18, 2022

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, August 18-24

August 15, 2022

“Hazel Eyes Tour” expands, deepens fan base for Hawaiʻi’s Kolohe Kai

August 12, 2022

Maui songwriter, in finals for national award

August 11, 2022

ʻŌiwi poet, Maui native has first book published

August 10, 2022

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, August 11-17

Election

Maui logs 34.8% voter turnout
UPDATE: Maui council races to see U’u-Hodgins v. Boone and Kama v. Nobriga
UPDATE: Mayoral candidate Bissen gains ground, will face Victorino in general election
2022 Hawaii Primary Election Results
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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Upcountry water woes, tourism, housing plan, loud motorcycles and more
Letters: Speed bumps, roundabout, TSA, Jones Act, beach parking fees & more
Letters: Healthcare, drought, second-home taxes, dirty restrooms, Jones Act, Smirnoff & more
Letters: Church steeple, bike lanes, beach access, drink tax, underage drinking, Russian vodka & more

Maui Real Estate

Stand Up Maui continues fight for affordable housing, member honored
Maui County home sales cool in June; single-family home median sales price at $1.1 million
Kaiāulu O Haleleʻa, Kīhei affordable rental housing announces application and lottery
Maui council votes to stop 100% affordable Hale Waipuʻilani housing project in Kīhei

Maui Activities

South Maui marks grand reopening of Kalama Skate Park in Kīhei
Cabin in Haleakalā Crater gets upgrades after 85 years
Maui Ocean Center hosts Summer Aquari-OM yoga classes for a cause
Visitor education efforts ramp up at Kahului Airport ahead of summer travel season

Kauai News

Weekly Briefing: 3 Residents Die From COVID on Garden Isle

Three Kaua'i residents died this week due to COVID, the county announced Thursday, Aug. 18, during its weekly info briefing.

Lane Closures Set for Sections of Kapa‘a Aug. 22-26

The Department of Public Works and Grace Pacific LLC., announced that portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Firefighters Douse 8-Acre Bushfire in Anahola

Kaua‘i firefighters extinguished an 8-acre brush fire that broke out in Anahola on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

DOH Reports 2 Additional Monkeypox Cases in Hawaiʻi

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reported two additional cases of monkeypox on Thursday, Aug. 18.

State AG Reaches $450M Settlement With Opioid Maker Endo

Hawai‘i Attorney General Holly T. Shikada has reached an agreement in principle with opioid maker Endo International plc and its lenders that would provide up to $450 million to participating states and local governments, ban promotion of Endo’s opioids, and require Endo to turn over millions of documents related to its role in the opioid crisis for publication in a public online archive.

Big Island News

Songwriting Festival Returns to Waimea

The Hawaiʻi Songwriting Festival is back.

County to Update EPIC System Aug. 19-22

The Hawaiʻi County Electronic Processing and Information Center (EPIC) Online Permitting system is scheduled to upload additional legacy permit information to improve

Police: 7 Wanted for Active Warrants

Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating seven individuals who have outstanding Big Island Drug Court active warrants:

Pup Seal Brought to Kona Marine Mammal Center to Heal and Recoup

The Marine Mammal Center, the world’s largest marine mammal hospital, has admitted an endangered Hawaiian monk seal suffering from malnutrition at the Center’s hospital in Kailua-Kona.

HPD’s Weekly Outstanding Warrants: Aug. 18, 2022

Outstanding warrants for Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.