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Kamohoaliʻi’s Hawaiʻi designs presented at London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week shows

The tour started with the London Fashion Week show on Sept. 17, and concludes with a Fashion Week event this Friday at The American Cathedral in Paris.

County Council passes bill to restore and protect wetlands

The Maui County Council passed a bill today that will restore and protect wetlands.

5 Maui High alumni spanning nine decades inducted into Hall of Honor

Maui High inducted five alumni — who have left their mark on the school and the Maui County community over nine decades — into its Hall of Honor.

Maui businesses showcased at 94th Tokyo International Gift Show

The Maui Food Technology Center facilitated the participation of five Maui vendors in the 94th Tokyo International Gift Show held in Tokyo in Sept. 7-9.

DOH: COVID-19 reinfection rate accounts for 10% of new confirmed cases

The percentage of COVID-19 cases involving individuals who had a prior infection is growing over time and now accounts for about 10% of new confirmed cases, according to the state Department of Health.

Maui Fire Department to conduct live fire training, Oct. 2 to Nov. 2 in Waikapū

The Maui Fire Department will conduct live fire training, Oct. 3 through Nov. 2 on the Waiʻale 905 property in an area just below the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū.

Settlement reached between UPW and County of Maui over temporary hazard pay

This settlement agreement of 20% compensates Bargaining Unit 01 workers in Maui County for hazardous work they performed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lahaina man arrested for kidnapping after allegedly stealing an occupied car in Kahului

A Lahaina man was arrested on kidnapping charges after he allegedly entered an occupied vehicle that was running and unlocked in the parking lot of the Kahului Shopping Center.

Maui council a step closer to buying Lahaina apartments in bid to save workforce housing

Lahaina Crossroads renters Etina Hingano and her husband work three jobs to make ends meet. After hearing that her apartment building may be purchased by the county to stay in workforce housing, Hingano breathed a sigh of relief. “Oh wow,” she told Maui Now on Tuesday. “My reaction is really good because then it’s going to stay for the people of Lahaina.”

Next phase of major Wailea development with 1,000-plus homes gets green light

After a marathon contested case, Maui Planning Commission today gave a green light to the next phase of long-debated Honuaʻula, a master planned community with more than 1,000 homes slated for 670 acres in Wailea. Honuaʻula would include 515 single-family residential units, 346 multifamily residential units and 288 workforce housing units, along with 24 acres of village mixed use and 103 acres of recreation and open space. A quarter of the total project area would be dedicated to permanent preservation. Also, Pi’ilani Highway will be widened from two to four lanes from Maui Meadows Mapu Place / Kilohana.

Retired and senior volunteers welcomed back to Kalana O Maui information desk

Staffing of the Information Desk was suspended in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions. Now, RSVP volunteers will staff the desk from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

DOH issues $8.7M fine, orders Navy to make critical repairs to Pearl Harbor wastewater plan

DOH assessed an $8,776,250 penalty based on 766 counts of alleged discharge of pollutants in exceedance of permit limits, 17 counts of unauthorized bypass, and 212 counts of operation and maintenance failures.

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Credit Union donates 625 pounds of food and $5,500 to Maui Food Bank

As a result of a company-wide annual campaign, the Hawaii State Federal Credit Union donated 625 pounds of food and $5,500 to the Maui Food Bank.

Maui businesses showcased at 94th Tokyo International Gift Show

The Maui Food Technology Center facilitated the participation of five Maui vendors in the 94th Tokyo International Gift Show held in Tokyo in Sept. 7-9.

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority issues RFP for visitor education, marketing for Japan market 

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority has issued a Request for Proposals for strategic visitor education and destination brand marketing and management services for the Japan market.

Maui Farm Benefits from Ohana Fuels ‘Do Good’ campaign

Ohana Fuels’ ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ Community Giving Program donated $6,026 to The Maui Farm that provides traditional housing and family programs.

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Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Sept. 29-Oct. 5

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, find our comprehensive listing here.

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Sept. 29-Oct. 5

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, find our comprehensive listing here.

Pandemic-postponed film screening “Proof of Loyalty” rescheduled to Nov. 13 at the MACC

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents a screening of the acclaimed documentary film “Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai‘i” in the McCoy Studio Theater Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.

Lānaʻi photos sought for oral history project

Organizers of the project on Lānaʻi are currently inviting residents and former residents to contribute Lānaʻi photographs that will help to “ignite” further brainstorming by the artists and community about oral stories told by several residents.

Hilo man named 20th Richard Hoʻopiʻi Leo Kiʻekiʻe Falsetto Champion

Heua‘olu Sai-Dudoit of Hilo, Hawaiʻi earned the championship title at the 20th annual Richard Ho‘opi‘i Leo Kiʻekiʻe Falsetto Contest, held at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Saturday night, Sept. 24.

Plantation Days Festival features cultural mix

A Plantation Days Festival is scheduled to celebrate the plantation era with the food and the cultures of a variety of ethnic groups, many whose descendants came to work in the sugarcane fields. The celebration takes place at the Sugar Museum at 3957 Hansen Road on Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Maui Hotel & Lodging Association PAC endorses candidates in 2022 General Election
Grassroots people’s movement, ʻOnipaʻa 2022 public tour launches
Maui logs 34.8% voter turnout
UPDATE: Maui council races to see U’u-Hodgins v. Boone and Kama v. Nobriga
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Letters to the Editor Chevron Forward

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Maui Real Estate Chevron Forward

Maui council a step closer to buying Lahaina apartments in bid to save workforce housing
Next phase of major Wailea development with 1,000-plus homes gets green light
Maui mayor, council move to acquire Lahaina Crossroads after tenants face eviction
Kuikahi Village’s 202 homes planned for Wailuku gets nod from council committee

Maui Activities Chevron Forward

Registration open for Maui 5K to support local schools
After Maui woman dies from asthma, ‘Lungs for Life’ event aims to boost awareness
South Maui marks grand reopening of Kalama Skate Park in Kīhei
Cabin in Haleakalā Crater gets upgrades after 85 years

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Lane Closures for Sections of Kapa‘a on Oct. 3-8

Portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road in Kapaʻa will be closed on Oct. 3 to Oct. 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for continuing construction of a roundabout.

Tourists build platform for Kennel for Lost Hunting Dogs in Kōke‘e

The kennels are intended to be a hunter lost-dog reclaim location, governed by the honor system, and dogs that have been placed in the kennels can be reclaimed from there at any time.

State: COVID Reinfection Rate Rising

The percentage of COVID cases involving people who previously were infected now accounts for about 10% of new confirmed cases.

Department of Health Adds Reinfection Cases to Weekly COVID Case Counts

The state Department of Health reported 12,755 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, Sept. 28, bringing the statewide total to 355,959. The spike in cases is due to the DOH adding reinfection case counts.

Annual Vehicle, Equipment Auction Now Live Online

County officials have announced that its annual vehicle and equipment auction is now live on its website, as of Wednesday.

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Hawai‘i Police Confirm Suspected Fentanyl Bust in Kona

One person was arrested in connection with a suspected fentanyl drug bust in Kona on Tuesday evening, according to the Hawaiʻi Police Department.

County Reports Water Main Break on Kalaniana‘ole Street in Hilo

Water customers on Kalaniana‘ole Street, from Kōlea Street to Leleiwi Street and including side roads, in Hilo are being notified about a water main break.

Retired Law Enforcement Officer Sentenced to 46 Months for Cruise Ship Assault

A Nevada man was sentenced to nearly four years imprisonment and one year of supervised release after he was found guilty for assaulting an elderly passenger while on a cruise ship in Hilo in 2018.

Police: 18 Motorists Arrested For DUI

Big Island police continue their crackdown on motorists who drive under the influence of an intoxicant.

State: COVID Reinfection Rate Rising

The percentage of COVID cases involving people who previously were infected now accounts for about 10% of new confirmed cases.