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Maui News

Hālau O Huluena Receives $100K Grant to Perpetuate Healing Tradition Lāʻau Lapaʻau

With a $100,000 OHA grant award, Hālau O Huluena will continue to perpetuate the healing tradition of lāʻau lapaʻau.

Maui Obituaries: Week Ending Aug. 1, 2021

Maui Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 1, 2021. May they rest in peace.

Aug. 1, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 452 Cases

The confirmed cases included: 274 on O‘ahu (+2 probable); 96 on Hawai‘i Island (+3 probable); 58 on Maui (+8 probable); six on Kaua‘i; and five in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state.

Volcano Watch – Stressed Out: Hawaiian Volcanoes Are Heavy

Many people living in the Hawaiian Islands are accustomed to feeling occasional earthquakes since the State of Hawai‘i is one of the most seismically active locations in the United States. Unlike some other earthquake-prone places in the U.S., for example California, where the earthquakes are related to tectonic plates sliding past each other, our earthquakes are related to volcanoes.

UPDATE: Missing Person Located: Woman Last Seen July 27

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with any information on the whereabouts of Amy Jackson, 47.

Lahaina Recreation Center Ballfield to Undergo Fencing Improvements

The Lahaina Recreation Center Little League Ballfield No. 4 will undergo fencing improvements from Aug. 2 through Oct. 31.

Unexploded Ordnance Found at Wailea Residence

The Maui Police Department’s bomb squad responded to a Wailea home after a piece of unexploded ordnance was found on the property while yard work was being done yesterday.

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Celebrated on Maui with Memorial Paddle Out

More than 200 people joined in a memorial paddle out in West Maui today in honor of distinguished kumu Haunani Kay Trask, on a day established 178 years ago to recognize Hawaiʻi’s sovereignty following a five month occupation by the British government.

Maui Business

Keith Cureton named Kamehameha Schools Director of Ethics and Compliance

Keith Cureton was named director of ethics and compliance for Kamehameha Schools. Cureton is responsible for ensuring the organization maintains policies and procedures in agreement with the timeless values of our KS legacy. His team guides and develops programs focused on prevention, detection and response to potential misconduct.

1.5 Million Taxpayers To Receive IRS Refunds for Unemployment Compensation Adjustments

Due to the American Rescue Plan Act, another 1.5 million taxpayers will receive IRS refunds averaging more than $1,600 as the Internal Revenue Service continues to adjust unemployment compensation from previously filed income tax returns.

Some Maui County Residential Properties Eligible for Free Energy-Efficient Products

Hawaiʻi Energy is offering free energy-efficient product upgrades and installation to eligible residential properties in Maui County, including senior housing and affordable housing complexes.

Wailea Golf Academy Director Becomes Sports Illustrated Contributor

As part of a new editorial partnership between Morning Read and Sports Illustrated, Claude Brousseau, PGA Master Professional and director of instruction for the Wailea Golf Academy, has become a golf instruction contributor to Sports Illustrated.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

ProArts Playhouse Presents Events Live, Aug. 3-24
Theatre Theatre Maui Thanks Supporters, Looks Ahead to Fall
Maui Historical Society Applies for Permits to Repair Hale Hō’ike’ike at Bailey House
Hawai‘i Convention Center Debuts 2021 Young Artists of Hawai‘i Student Art Exhibition
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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Road Safety, Vaccine Verification, Water Usage, VFW Luas, Makena Landing & Roadside Greenery ʻButcheredʻ
Letters: Save Tobacco Control Fund, Beach Parking, Mandate Hana Road Tours & Let Me See My Wife
Letters: Too Many Tourists, Bad Visitor Experiences, Global Vaccination Effort & Spreading Happiness Program
Letters: Topics Cover Restaurant Reservations, Visitor Eco Fees and COVID-19 Testing for Vaccinated Travelers

Maui Real Estate

First-Time Homebuyers’ Down Payment Assistance Available in Maui County
Rally Touts Affordable Housing Plan Amid “Housing Crisis”
FONSI Filed for Proposed Hale Pilina Family Affordable Rental Housing Project in Kahului
HCA Plan for Maui Calls for 5,000 Affordable Homes in Five Years

Maui Activities

PacWhale Eco-Adventures Offering New 3-Hour Cruise To See Dolphins
First Hawaiian Bank Launches Statewide Slippah Drive for Child & Family Service
New Reservation System at Haleakalā Cabins “Booked Solid” Within Minutes
Maui Ocean Center Launches Nā Hoa Kai Membership for Kamaʻāina

Kauai News

Lane Closures Scheduled for Kōloa Road, Maluhia Road

Multiple sections of Kōloa Road and Maluhia Road will be under short lane closures for guardrail work and shoulder work.

8 New COVID-19 Cases Reported on Garden Isle

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, July 31.

DOH Reports 485 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 485 new cases of coronavirus statewide Saturday, bringing the overall total to 4,210.

County Officials Encourage Residents to Use Self-Service DMV Kiosk in Princeville

The self-service DMV kiosk at Foodland in Princeville has seen little use since it was installed in April.

13 New COVID Cases Confirmed on Kaua‘i Friday

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, July 30.

Big Island News

Waikoloa Evacuation Order

Winds are forecasted to increase throughout the day and make fire suppression efforts difficult please stay tuned to your radio for updates and changes in fire conditions.

HAPPENING NOW: Brush Fire Jumps Highway 190, Waikoloa Residents Asked to Evacuate

Residents within Waikoloa have been asked to evacuate as a brush fire in South Kohala has jumped Highway 190 this afternoon.

96 New Cases on the Big Island

A total of 2,710 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 537 have died.

Wind Advisory

Winds this strong can tear off shingles, knock down tree branches, blow away tents and awnings and make it difficult to steer, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles.

Hilo Free Testing

Tests are free so long as the individual is exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19, has been in recent contact with a known positive case, and/or is directed by a physician to the testing location.