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Maui News

Historic “Huamakahikina Declaration” Ratified on the Integrity, Stewardship, and Protection of Hula

Hundreds of Kumu Hula came together in recent months to create and ratify the “Huamakahikina Declaration,” a historic document on the integrity, stewardship, and protection of hula.

Fraternal Order of Police Launches Maui Chapter

A Maui chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police is being formed under the name Honuamaluō Maui.

Hilton Grand Vacations Announces Leadership Team for Maui Bay Villas

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. announced the local leadership team for its newest Hawaiʻi resort, Maui Bay Villas by Hilton Grand Vacations. Scheduled to open this fall in Kīhei, Maui, the luxury resort marks HGV’s first location on the island of Maui.

Arizona Woman Arrested on Maui for Alleged Violation of Rules and Orders

According to police, Gomez was ordered to quarantine, and arrangements were made at a Kahului hotel for her to complete the mandatory quarantine. Police say Gomez reportedly left her hotel room multiple times, and was found within the lobby area of the hotel upon police arrival.

58 Tons of Solid Waste, 54 Derelict Vehicles Removed in Amala Place Clean-up

Since the cleanup began on Monday, social workers were able to assist eight individuals to move into shelter with support services, and 11 have moved out of the area. As of Wednesday, county officials say five occupants remain temporarily camped on “privately owned land.” Two are planning to move into shelter on Thursday and the other three will relocate by Friday at the landowner’s request, according to a county press release.

Domestic Violence Rising in Hawaiʻi — Hereʻs How to Spot Abuse & Get Help

With the alarming rise in domestic violence cases in Hawaiʻi during the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit Child & Family Service is working to raise awareness on how to spot signs of domestic abuse, how to prevent tragedies and how to get help.

State Releases $69.8 Million for Capital Improvement Projects for Maui County

The State of Hawaiʻi released $602 million for Capital Improvement Projects in 2021, including critical public infrastructure projects across the state and $69.8 million for Maui County projects.

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Now Offered at Maui Lani Medical Office

Maui Health and Kaiser Permanente are partnering to increase access to monoclonal antibody treatment, with the opening today of a new treatment center at Maui Lani.

Maui Business

Moku Roots Maui is on the Rise with Locally Grown Ingredients and Zero Waste Goals

Their vegetarian and vegan dishes are made with fresh, locally grown ingredients from Mala ‘Akala farm, and their menu is constantly changing in order to keep things exciting.

Swell Energy Launches Home Battery Rewards for Hawaiian Electric Customers

Swell Energy Inc. is enrolling 6,000 O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island and Maui solar and energy storage customers in its Home Battery Rewards program with Hawaiian Electric, offering significant incentives for existing and new energy storage systems powered by rooftop solar.

BREAKING: Sears at Queen Ka‘ahumanu on Maui Officially Closing November 14

After much speculation, the Sears Maui store is officially scheduled to close on Nov. 14, 2021, company officials tell Maui Now.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers to Open on Maui in 2022

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers restaurant is planning to open its first Maui location in early 2022 in Kahului.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

Historic “Huamakahikina Declaration” Ratified on the Integrity, Stewardship, and Protection of Hula
Kamaehu Kawa‘a crowned 19th Richard Ho‘opi‘i Leo Ki‘eki‘e Falsetto Champion
OHA’s “Mana i Mauli Ola” Film Wins Three Accolade Awards
MACC Streaming Free Concert Sept. 18 Featuring Hawaiian Style Band
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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

Realtors Association of Maui Hosting Online Event for Prospective Homebuyers, Sept. 15
Maui County Real Estate Remains a Seller’s Market
The Agency Launches Its First Hawai‘i Franchise Office on Maui
Applications Available for Kahului Lani Phase 2, Low-Income Rentals for Seniors

Maui Activities

MOC Launches School Field Trip Ticket Prices
Maui Ocean Center Offering Marine Science Program to High School Students
PacWhale Eco-Adventures Offering New 3-Hour Cruise To See Dolphins
First Hawaiian Bank Launches Statewide Slippah Drive for Child & Family Service

Kauai News

School Sports to Resume Friday

Sports are back in play across Hawai´i, but only for those participants who have been vaccinated.

Native Hawaiian Health Promoted Through $2 Million Grant

The Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity will lead efforts, including research, education, service, and policy development related to addressing health disparities and advancing health equity in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.

26 New COVID Cases Reported on Kauaʻi

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office announced 26 new cases on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Road Closure Scheduled in Kōloa for Utility Work

Weliweli Road, between Waikomo Road and the Hapa Road intersection, is under road closure for utility work Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., through Oct. 22.

DOH Reports 12 More COVID-Related Deaths

A total of 4,136 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 726 have died.

Big Island News

Free Landlord/Tenant Mediation Program Begins on Big Island

Mediation is a safe, private, and neutral setting for landlords and tenants to discuss how to move forward.

School Sports to Resume Friday

Sports are back in play across Hawai´i, but only for those participants who have been vaccinated.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for September 23, 2021

Hilo Today: Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 80 to 86 near the shore to 68 to 73 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds up to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows around 68 near the shore to around 54 […]

US Military to Run Big Island Convoys Again Thursday

Convoy leaders will use straight-away sections of Waikoloa Access Road and Daniel K. Inouye Highway to pull over and allow motorists to pass safely.

Authorities Investigate Possible Arson in Pāhoa Structure Fire

An initial report came in to the Hawai´i Fire Department at 6 pm of a structure fire on Kahakai Boulevard.