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Maui News

Hawaiʻi Attorney General Supports Schools’ Ability To Protect Students From Bullying

Hawaiʻi Attorney General Clare E. Connors joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general in filing a friend-of-the-court brief urging the US Supreme Court to preserve schools’ ability to address cyberbullying and other forms of off-campus bullying that substantially affects students’ education.

Love’s Bakery to Cease Operations in Hawai‘i

Locally owned and operated, Love’s Bakery, a fixture in Hawaiʻi for over 169 years will cease operations at the end of March due to losses attributable to COVID-19.

Binhi at Ani Launches Bayanihan Feeding Program

The Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center, in partnership with the Maui Food Bank, has launched a community service project “Bayanihan Feeding Program” for Hale Mahaolu Residents in Central Maui.

Hawai‘i’s Economy Projected to Grow 2.7 Percent This Year

Hawai‘i’s economy is projected to grow 2.7 percent this year, according to a first quarter 2021 Statistical and Economic Report released on Monday by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

Learning Endeavors Offers Wetlands Camp for Maui Youth Grades 4-6 During Spring Break

The nonprofit organization Learning Endeavors will host a hybrid Wetlands Camp March 17-19 for Maui children grades 4-6 to help foster a love for these important ecosystems in our keiki.

Maui Health Vaccine Clinic Appointments Now Available on VAMS for Phase 1A and 1B

The federal VAMS (Vaccine Administration Management System) portal for the Maui Health Vaccination Clinic has officially reopened.

67,280 Additional Vaccine Doses Due to Arrive in Hawai‘i This Week, Including Johnson & Johnson Shipment

This includes 28,080 doses of Pfizer vaccines, 27,300 doses of Moderna vaccines, and 11,900 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

March 1, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 29 New Cases (17 O‘ahu, 8 Maui, 1 Hawai‘i, 3 Out-of-State)

There were 29 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Monday, including 17 on O‘ahu, eight on Maui, one on Hawai‘i Island, and three in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed out-of-state.

Maui Business

ClimbHI’s 9th Leadership, Exploration, Inspiration Program for Youth To Be Virtual April 9

ClimbHI’s ninth annual LEI (Leadership, Exploration, Inspiration) program to promote workforce development in Hawaiʻi’s youth will take place virtually April 9 from 9-10:45 am.

Maui’s Sharon Suzuki Retiring from Hawaiian Electric

After 28 years with Hawaiian Electric and Maui Electric, Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui County and Hawai‘i Island utilities, will retire effective today.

Southwest Airlines Announces Four-Day Sale with Fares Starting at $29

Southwest Airlines launched a four-day “WOW Sale” today, through March 4, 2021, 7:59 p.m. HST (11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time), with fares starting as low as $29 one-way.

Hawaiian Airlines Appoints New Executive Chef Team and Featured Chef Members

Hawaiian Airlines appointed husband-and-wife team Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka, owners of Honolulu’s MW Restaurant and Artizen, as its news executive chefs.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

Live @ the MACC Virtual Concert Series Continues with Diverse Lineup
SMALL TOWN * BIG ART Unveiled Public Paintings by Maui-Based Avi Molinas
Drive-In Movie Night Feb. 20 Featuring ‘Aloha Surf Hotel’ at UH Maui College
Daryl Hall & John Oates Maui Concert Rescheduled to Nov. 9, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Maui Residents Discuss Outsourcing Prisoners, Alcohol Tax, Tourism & Post Office Rats
Letters: Maui Residents Discuss Derelict Cars, Vaccines, Homeless, Molokaʻi Deer, Trump and More
Letters: Maui Residents Speak Out About Washington Attack and Pandemic
Letters: Some Concerned About Crime; Aloha of Maui Inspires Young Activist from Cyprus

Maui Real Estate

Affordable Housing Survey Seeks Input From West Maui Community
Information Needed for Cultural Impact Assessment of Wailuku Affordable Housing Project
REALTORS® Association of Maui’s January 2021 Report Shows Strong Housing Market
DHHL Rental Relief Program Receives $2.4M Boost

Maui Activities

Debut of Blue Hawaiian Activities Concierge Service
Pōhakuokalā Gulch Community Forest Restoration Project Plants 500 Native Trees, Removes Nearly 2,000 Invasive Trees
VIDEO: Community Gifts Car to Maui Security Guard for Going Above and Beyond
Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center Presents Expanded Gallery Shop for Hui Holidays 2020

Kauai News

High Surf Advisory Issued for East-Facing Shores

A high surf advisory has been issued for east-facing shores until Wednesday, March 2.

First Doses of J&J Vaccine to Arrive in Hawai’i This Week

Hawai’i will receive its first doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the next few days.

State Identifies 29 New Cases of COVID Monday

The state’s two-week average is 45 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.2%.

School eWaste Recycling Contest Announced

The recycling drive is open to all public, private, and home school students grade K-12 on Kaua‘i.

NWS Issues Wind Advisory Through Monday

Motorists should use extra caution.

Big Island News

DOH Reports 35 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 35 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday, raising the statewide total to 27,623.

Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Underway on Big Island

Mass vaccination for COVID-19 has begun on the Big Island.

Kona Man Faces ‘Ghost Gun’ Violation Among Array of Firearm, Drug Offenses

A wanted Kona man located in Puna is now facing an array of drug and firearm-related offenses.

13-Year-Old Runaway Found in Good Health

A 13-year-old runaway teen has been found.

Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Woman Who Escaped Police Custody

Hawai‘i Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 24-year-old Pāhoa woman who escaped police custody shortly after being arrested two weeks ago.