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Maui News

VIDEO: Tiger Sharks Feeding on Whale Carcass Off-Shore From Waimānalo

At least three large Tiger sharks were spotted feeding on the decomposing carcass of a Humpback whale, just off-shore from Waimānalo Bay Beach Park on Oʻahu. Shark warning signs have been posted and lifeguards and law enforcement officials spent the day warning people to stay out of the water.

Ontario is 2nd Airport Certified as Trusted Testing Partner for Hawaiʻi Bound Travelers

Gov. David Ige announced today that starting Saturday, April 17, 2021 travelers from Southern California’s Ontario International Airport may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner. Ontario International Airport is the 2nd airport certified by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health as a trusted testing partner. […]

Hawaiʻi Expands Pre-Travel Testing Program to Taiwan

Governor David Ige announced today that starting Saturday, April 17, 2021 travelers from Taiwan may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner.

Hawai‘i Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations

There are no reports of anyone in Hawai‘i developing blood clots after receiving a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. People who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past few weeks should monitor themselves for symptoms and contact their healthcare provider if they experience a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath. #MauiNow

April 13, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 64 Cases (38 O‘ahu, 18 Maui, 6 Hawai‘i Island, 1 Out-of-State)

The state Department of Health reports that there were 64 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Tuesday, including 38 on O‘ahu, 18 on Maui, six on Hawai‘i Island, and one in a Hawai‘i resident diagnosed while out of state. There were a total of 1,277 cases logged over the past two weeks, 323 of them in Maui County.

Seabury Hall to Host In-Person and Virtual Summer School

Seabury Hall on Maui announced the return of its summer school for students who will be entering grades 4-12 during the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The summer school will run in three sessions from June 7-18, June 21-July 2, and July 12-16.

CDC and FDA Recommend Pause in J&J Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US Food and Drug Administration is recommending a pause in the use and distribution of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine after six reported US cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals who had received the vaccine.

Kimokeo Foundation Brings Cultural Programs To Sunset Market at Wailea Village

Starting this week, April 15, and every third Thursday of the month, Sunset Market at Wailea Village will partner with Kimokeo Kapahulehua to bring cultural programs to the Market.

Maui Business

Fourth Hawaiʻi Commercial Rent Survey Shows Recovery, But Relief Still Needed

The Fourth Hawai‘i Commercial Rent Survey, ending March 2021, of 790 business owners show more businesses are making full rent payments and expect to make full rent payments going forward, but there is still great need for a commercial rent relief program.

Alexander & Baldwin Donated $950,000 To Support 230 Nonprofits during 2020

Alexander & Baldwin, a publicly traded real estate investment fund, donated $950,000 to support 230 nonprofit organizations across Hawaiʻi during its 2020 Kokua Giving charitable program.

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 Arts & Entertainment

Kimokeo Foundation Brings Cultural Programs To Sunset Market at Wailea Village
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
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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

Hawaiʻi Expands Safe Travels Program to New International Market

In all cases, the test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the negative test result submitted prior to departure for Hawaiʻi.

Oahu, Maui Continue to Lead Hawaii in New COVID Cases

The state’s two-week average is 87 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.6%.

Smoke Test on Kūhiō Highway to Locate water Tunnel Exposed by Hanalei Hill Landslide

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation announced they will be conducting a smoke test on April 15 on the water tunnel exposed by the March 11 landslide on Kūhiō Highway (Route 560) near the intersection of Hanalei Plantation Road.

Hawaii House to Vote on Pay Raises for Legislative Members

An amendment introduced Tuesday would suspend pay increases, but not eliminate them.

CDC, FDA Recommend US ‘Pause’ Use of J&J Vaccine Due to Blot Clot Cases

The US Centers for Disease Control and US Federal Drug Administration are recommending the US "pause" use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns.

Big Island News

Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for Volcano Man Accused of Sexual Assault

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Volcano man accused of sexually assaulting a 57-year-old woman for Thursday, April 15.

Visitor Accused of Manslaughter Out on Bail

A Pennsylvania man charged with manslaughter after a fatal confrontation in Kailua-Kona last month posted bail Monday, April 12, and has since been released from Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center.

Police Searching for Teen Runaway

Police ask anyone who may have any information on Cruse's whereabouts to contact the department's non-emergency line.

Hawaiʻi Expands Safe Travels Program to New International Market

In all cases, the test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the negative test result submitted prior to departure for Hawaiʻi.

Oahu, Maui Continue to Lead Hawaii in New COVID Cases

The state’s two-week average is 87 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1.6%.