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Latest Maui News

Maui Police Commission reviews complaints against chief and executive staff

The Maui Police Commission met on Wednesday to review complaints against Maui Police Chief John Pelletier and several members of his executive staff, alleging violations of policy and procedure.

Maui breaks heat record for fifth time this month; drought worsens to exceptional level

Maui broke a heat record again Tuesday – its fifth time this month. Meanwhile, exceptional drought developed last month in many areas of Maui County, according to NWS’ Drought Information Statement that was issued last week.

General election candidates can apply for advertising tables at Maui County Senior Fair

Candidates for the general election can apply for advertising tables at the 49th Annual Maui County Senior Fair on Oct. 29 at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku.

Maui police emergency preparedness exercise at QKC, Aug. 18

Members of the Maui Police Department and the staff of Queen Kaʻahumanu Shopping Center will participate in a one-day Joint Agency Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Shopping Center from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

FBI sex trafficking enforcement effort nets 2 arrests locally, finds 7 adolescent victims in Hawaiʻi

Locally, FBI agents identified and located seven adolescent victims during this operation that ran on Aug. 12, 2022.

Public invited to comment on Maui Climate Mitigation Action Survey

“This plan will focus on climate adaptation and carbon mitigation strategies for Maui County,” Mayor Victorino said. “Our residents know this place best, and we value their recommendations to help shape the changes we need to make right away and into the future.” 

Attorneys general reach $450 million settlement with opioid maker Endo

A coalition of attorneys general, including Hawai‘i’s Holly T. Shikada, has reached an agreement in principle with opioid maker Endo International Plc to provide up to $450 million to participating states and local governments — and ban forever the promotion of Endo’s opioids.

Live skunk found in mongoose trap at Kanahā Sanctuary on Maui, euthanized

A skunk was found in a trap by personnel from the Department of Land and Natural Resources in Maui’s Kanahā Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary on Monday morning. The traps were usually set to catch feral cats and mongoose in the wildlife sanctuary area.

Kula man held on $755K bail after he allegedly opened fire at a Haʻikū home

A Kula man was arrested and held on $755,000 bail for allegedly opening fire at a Haʻikū home on Monday afternoon. Police say 55-year-old Shawn Medeiros allegedly shot numerous rounds at the home before fleeing.

Maui Real Property Tax payment deadline is Aug. 22

The deadline for the first installment of Maui County real property tax payments for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 is Monday, Aug. 22, 2022.

Visitors from Massachusetts claim Maui man used a chainsaw to damage their rental car

Maui police arrested a Haiʻkū man after visitors reported a harassment at Kamaʻole Beach Park III involving the alleged use of a chainsaw to damage their rental vehicle.

UH astronomers produce catalog to extensively map universe

A team of researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi and Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary has produced a massive new catalog of high-fidelity distance estimates to more than 350 million galaxies, revealing in detail the soap-bubble structure of the universe. 

Maui Business

Resort hopes to fill 130 jobs at its four Maui properties, hiring event Aug. 18

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is hiring locally for up to 130 hourly positions at its four Maui resorts

Innovative home health care program available for kupuna on Maui

Ho‘okele Home Care Maui is operating a new home care system called Vivia, which enables seniors to receive consistent, frequent and shorter visits by the same caregiver.

New executives in Down The Hatch kitchen

New executive chef Naiwi Teruya, born and raised in Lahaina, has developed what he calls “Southern Aloha,” with new menu concepts emphasizing the soul of comfort, enjoyment and happiness.

Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea has new executive chef

The Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea has hired Michael Lofaro, who was named “Chef of the Year” at the 2016 ‘Aipono Awards, as its new executive chef.

Arts & Entertainment

August 15, 2022

“Hazel Eyes Tour” expands, deepens fan base for Hawaiʻi’s Kolohe Kai

August 12, 2022

Maui songwriter, in finals for national award

August 11, 2022

ʻŌiwi poet, Maui native has first book published

August 10, 2022

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, August 11-17

August 09, 2022

2022 Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival, Aug. 27 at Lahaina Banyan Tree

Election

Maui logs 34.8% voter turnout
UPDATE: Maui council races to see U’u-Hodgins v. Boone and Kama v. Nobriga
UPDATE: Mayoral candidate Bissen gains ground, will face Victorino in general election
2022 Hawaii Primary Election Results
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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Upcountry water woes, tourism, housing plan, loud motorcycles and more
Letters: Speed bumps, roundabout, TSA, Jones Act, beach parking fees & more
Letters: Healthcare, drought, second-home taxes, dirty restrooms, Jones Act, Smirnoff & more
Letters: Church steeple, bike lanes, beach access, drink tax, underage drinking, Russian vodka & more

Maui Real Estate

Stand Up Maui continues fight for affordable housing, member honored
Maui County home sales cool in June; single-family home median sales price at $1.1 million
Kaiāulu O Haleleʻa, Kīhei affordable rental housing announces application and lottery
Maui council votes to stop 100% affordable Hale Waipuʻilani housing project in Kīhei

Maui Activities

South Maui marks grand reopening of Kalama Skate Park in Kīhei
Cabin in Haleakalā Crater gets upgrades after 85 years
Maui Ocean Center hosts Summer Aquari-OM yoga classes for a cause
Visitor education efforts ramp up at Kahului Airport ahead of summer travel season

Kauai News

DLIR Announces Free Virtual Job Summit H.U.B. Workshops

The Hawai‘i Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) on Wednesday, Aug. 17 announced a three-day series of workshops to assist job seekers during this dynamic period in the local labor market as it continues to evolve due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Portion of Maluhia Road to Close for Annual County Cleanup

Maluhia Road, from Kaumuali‘i Highway to Ala Kino‘iki junction this Friday, Aug. 19, to allow the County Roads Division to conduct its annual cleanup of Maluhia Road.

All Dogs Found Let Loose Following Break-In at Kaua‘i Humane Society

Kaua‘i Humane Society is seeking donations after all dogs were let loose after a break-in at the shelter over the weekend.

Weekly COVID Update: DOH Reports 2,600 New Cases Statewide

The state Department of Health reported 2,696 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, Aug. 17, bringing the statewide total to 335,518.

Skunk Found in Trap at Wildlife Sanctuary on Maui

A skunk was found in a trap by personnel from the Department of Land and Natural Resources in the Kanahā Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary on Maui Monday, Aug. 15.

Big Island News

Feedback Sought by Residents on Waikōloa Intersection Safety Improvements

Department of Public Works' Engineering Division will be implementing safety improvements on the Waikōloa Intersection.

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for August 18, 2022

Forecast for Big Island Leeward Shores Today Friday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM West Facing 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 TODAY Weather Mostly sunny. Scattered showers. High Temperature In the mid 80s. Winds West winds around 5 mph. Tides Kona High 1.5 feet 09:35 AM HST. Low 0.9 feet […]

HPD Seeks Public Help Finding 2 Runaway Teens

Authorities seek the public's help locating two teen runaways.

James Kealoha Beach Park to Reopen Following Repaving Work of Parking Lot

James Kealoha Beach Park in Keaukaha will reopen Thursday, Aug. 18, following the complete repaving of the park’s roadway and parking areas.

Leilani Fire Now 90% Contained on State, PTA Lands

The Leilani Fire has reached 90% containment, state officials reported Wednesday, Aug. 17.