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Maui News

Maui Obituaries: Week Ending Jan. 23, 2021

Maui obituary notices for week ending Jan. 23, 2021. May they rest in peace.

Baldwin High School Cancels Annual Block Party; Will Hold Online Auction Instead

In its place of the annual “We Love Baldwin” Block Party, the school will hold an Online Auction in February to raise funds for BHS Scholarships.

Nominee for Maui Prosecuting Attorney to be Vetted Tuesday

The Maui County Council’s Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. to vet the nomination of Andrew H. Martin for prosecuting attorney.

Jan. 23, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 134 New Cases (105 O‘ahu, 21 Maui, 2 Hawai‘i Island, 6 Out-of-State); 4 Deaths

There were 134 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Saturday, including 105 on O‘ahu, 21 on Maui, two on Hawaiʻi Island, and six in Hawaiʻi residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Maui Lane Closures: Jan. 23-29, 2021

Honoapiʻilani Highway (Route 30) Olowalu: Right lane closure on Honoapiʻilani Highway (Route 30) in both directions near mile marker 15, Olowalu Village Road, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for tree trimming work. Olowalu: Two lane closure on Honoapiʻilani Highway (Route 30) in both directions between mile markers 16 and 16.5, […]

Maui Crime Jan. 10 – 16, 2021: Burglaries, Break-ins, Thefts

Maui police responded to 10 burglaries, 13 vehicle thefts and 15 vehicle break-ins in Maui County over a seven day period from Jan. 10 – 16, 2021.

Maui Planning Commission Posts Draft of Its West Maui Community Plan Online

The Maui Planning Commission’s Department of Planning posted its draft of the West Maui Community Plan online for public viewing. The plan is intended to serve as a long-range guide for values and goals in West Maui.

Jan. 22, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 132 New Cases (98 O‘ahu, 19 Maui, 5 Hawai‘i Island, 1 Kaua‘i, 9 Out-of-State); 4 Deaths

There were 132 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Friday, including 98 on O‘ahu, 19 on Maui, five on Hawaiʻi Island, one on Kauaʻi, and nine in Hawaiʻi residents diagnosed outside of the state.

Maui Business

Hawaiian Airlines Expands Pre-Clear Travel Program

Hawaiian Airlines has begun pre-clearing passengers departing from select US mainland cities to Hawai‘i under a program that allows travelers with a negative COVID-19 test to bypass the airport screening in Hawai‘i.

60,000 Loans Approved in First Week of PPP Reopening

The US Small Business Administration has approved approximately 60,000 PPP loan applications submitted by nearly 3,000 lenders, for over $5 billion, between the program’s reopening on Monday, Jan. 11, and Sunday, Jan. 17.

Order to Extend Freeze on Evictions, Moratoriums on Foreclosures to Help Thousands in Hawai‘i

US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) says a newly signed executive order issued by President Joe Biden will extend the federal eviction moratorium and the moratoriums on foreclosures of federally guaranteed mortgages until the end of March 2021.

National Report: 56% Expect to Travel for Leisure in 2021; Business Travel Not Expected to Return Until 2024

The American Hotel & Lodging Association today released “AHLA’s State of the Hotel Industry 2021” outlining the forecast for the hotel industry in 2021 and into the immediate future.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

Small Town * Big Art Shares Overview of Pilot Year, Asks Community Feedback
Actor and Philanthropist Shin Koyamada is Guest Speaker at Shinnen Enkai Event, Jan. 23
Live @ the MACC to Present Free Film Featuring Permanent Collection of Art and Craft, Jan. 16
2021 Small Town * Big Art Program Seeking Submissions for Public Art Projects in Wailuku

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Maui Residents Speak Out About Washington Attack and Pandemic
Letters: Some Concerned About Crime; Aloha of Maui Inspires Young Activist from Cyprus
Letters: What’s on the minds of Maui Residents This Week?
Letters: With COVID-19 Cases Rising on Maui, Differing Opinions About What to Do

Maui Real Estate

Public Meetings Scheduled for Maui Housing Plan To Build 5,000 Affordable Family Homes
REALTORS® Association of Maui December Report Shows Strong Sales Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
Hale Pilina Family Affordable Rental Housing Project Proposed for Development Next to Kahului Post Office on Maui
Thrivent Donates to Habitat for Humanity Maui for Mortgage Relief during Pandemic

Maui Activities

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
Trilogy Excursions Providing Free Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee on Oct. 4 in Lahaina and Kihei