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Maui News

Google Speech Chief to Talk Story with Maui Entrepreneurs

The Chief of Staff to Google’s speech team, Luke Leonhard will share his career story at this month’s Maui TechOhana, April 29. Presented by Maui Economic Development Board, Leonhard will speak at the virtual event on the topic, “Applied Tech to Big Tech: My path to Google.”

Mayor Extends Condolences to Councilmember Kama

Mayor Michael Victorino released a statement today expressing condolences to Councilmember Tasha Kama and her ‘ohana on the passing of her husband, David.

Maui United Way Receives $15,454 Donation from Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings donated $15,454 to Maui United Way’s 2020-2021 “Live United Campaign.”

UH Showcases $20 Million ‘Ike Wai Project at International Water Conference

At the International Tropical Islands Water Conference being held virtually today through April 15, researchers of the University of Hawai‘i’s ʻIke Wai project are sharing significant project results that could provide decision support for improved water resource management around the globe.

Hospice Maui Hosts Advance Care Planning Zoom in Observance of National Healthcare Decisions Month

April 16 has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Day, a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare needs.

Maui Job Corps Collects 100 Books for Pā‘ia Elementary School

The Maui Job Corps Center collected 100 books for Pāʻia Elementary School during a recent book drive event. The books were donated by staff and community members and purchased off the Amazon book wish list.

DLIR Issues Urgent Unemployment Insurance Fraud Message

The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations is working with other states and the US Department of Labor to fight fraud and stop scammers. The DLIR reports that it does not have any social media accounts except Twitter and the only portal for unemployment insurance benefits is at https://huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/

Maui County Farm Bureau Hosts “Cooking Hawaiian Style”

“Cooking Hawaiian Style,” a locally produced television show, set up its outdoor kitchen at Kula Country Farms and Kaonoulu Ranch on the Valley Isle this week.

Maui Business

Huliau Apartments Blessed: Former Dorm to Serve as Affordable Homes for a Dozen Families

Crews renovated three former dorm buildings into 12 two-bedroom apartment in an effort to provide safe, affordable housing for families who have fallen into homelessness.

Construction Industry of Maui Offering Two $15,000 Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Construction Industry of Maui is offering two $15,000 scholarships for Class of 2021 seniors who are entering a 2- or 4-year degree program in the construction, engineering, landscaping and/or design fields — or entering a trade school.

Maui County Office of Economic Development to Host Grant Training Workshop, April 21

The Maui County Office of Economic Development is hosting a virtual grant training workshop at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Businesses and nonprofit organizations that administer viable projects that positively impact the economy of Maui County are urged to participate.

Report: Hawaiʻi Tech Sector has Direct Impact of $3.4 Billion on State’s Economy

CompTIA detailed the characteristics of the state’s more than 30,000 workers in the information technology industry in its Cyberstates 2021™ report. The report showed that the state is home to nearly 2,300 tech business establishments and the sector having a direct impact of $3.4 billion on the state economy.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center to Host “East Meets West”, April 8
Blessing Held for New Wailuku Mural at Victim Witness Building
Maui Family Support Services Receive Proceeds from Anthony Pfluke Release Party
Live @ the MACC to Stream Free Kaleo Phillips Concert Featuring Special Guests, Wailau Ryder and Pakalana Phillips
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Maui Now Special Section

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Maui Residents Discuss Rights of Landlords and Tenants, Homeless, COVID-19 and Retirement of Chief Faaumu
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

Maui Real Estate

New Kīhei Wailani Village Affordable Workforce Housing Project Planned in South Maui
Registration Open for Free Online Fair Housing Training Seminars Set for April
Maui’s Vacation Rental Occupancy Climbed to 52.4% in February; Highest during Pandemic
Maui’s 2020 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year is Kim Insley-Morrell

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

DOH Reports 70 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 70 new cases of coronavirus Monday, raising the statewide total to 30,846.

KEMA Promotes Awareness, Preparedness in Recognition of Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) and other emergency management agencies across the state are promoting public awareness and preparedness in recognition of April being Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawai‘i.

Kaua‘i Resource Center to Reopen Next Month

The Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) main facility is set to reopen to the public on Monday, May 3, with a blessing and raffle drawing for the County’s School eWaste contest.

March 2021 Rainfall Summary

Most of the heavy rainfall and 8 flash flood events took place from March 7 through March 13.

92 New Cases State-Wide

A total of 2,045 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 471 people have died.

Big Island News

DOH Reports 70 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 70 new cases of coronavirus Monday, raising the statewide total to 30,846. No new COVID-related deaths were reported.

Local Astronomer Chosen to Lead University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy

Veteran local astronomer Doug Simons was chosen as the next director of the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA).

Police Renew Request to Find Missing Kaʻū Man

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating a Kaʻū man who was reported missing more than a year ago.

DLIR Offers Tips to Fight Fraud

The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) is working with other states and the U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) to fight fraud and stop scammers.

Anonymous Donor Gifts $1 Mil to Hawai‘i Community College

Students, staff and faculty at Hawai‘i Community College will soon benefit from new scholarship and professional development opportunities thanks to an anonymous $1-million gift.