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Maui News

Flash Flood Watch Monday Morning Through Late Tuesday

The National Weather Service has expanded a Flash Flood Watch to include Maui, Molokaʻi, Kahoʻolawe and Lānaʻi, in effect from Monday morning through late Tuesday night.

March 7, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 53 Cases (25 O‘ahu, 12 Maui, 8 Hawai‘i Island, 2 Kaua‘i, 6 Out-of-State); 1 Death

The state Department of Health reports that there were 53 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Sunday, including 25 on O‘ahu, 12 on Maui, eight on Hawai‘i Island, one on Kaua‘i and six in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed outside of the state.

One Area of Maui’s Pandemic Economy Is Surprisingly Booming: Real Estate

While Maui tourism is struggling to climb to pre-pandemic levels of a year ago, the Valley Isle’s real estate industry is surprisingly booming with a record high $980,000 median sales price for January.

AARP Hawaiʻi to Hold Telephone & Online Forums on COVID-19 Vaccine in March

AARP Hawaiʻi will hold two lunch-time forums on Wednesday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 23 to connect kūpuna with high-ranking state officials who can answer their questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in Hawaiʻi.

Hawai‘i AG Defends Age and Background Check Requirements for Semiautomatic Assault Rifle Sales

Hawaiʻi Attorney General Clare E. Connors joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general led by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to file an amicus brief in support of a Washington state initiative regulating the sale of semiautomatic assault rifles.

Mauliola Pharmacy Hosts Drive Up Vaccination Clinic in Wailuku

Mauliola Pharmacy, a locally owned independent pharmacy on Maui announced it will start administering COVID-19 vaccines at a drive-up clinic in Wailuku on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Maui Obituaries: Week Ending March 6, 2021

Maui obituaries for the week ending March 6, 2021. May they rest in peace.

March 6, 2021 COVID-19 Update: Maui’s 14-Day Average is 17, Test Positivity Rate 2.4%

Maui’s 14 day average for new cases is 17 and test positivity rate over the same period is 2.4 percent.

Maui Business

FCC Grants Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands Two More Broadband Licenses

The Federal Communications Commission approved two additional applications submitted by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands for broadband licenses in response to a Rural Tribal Priority Window.

Maui Grown Therapies Presents Cannabis and Cancer Care Webinar, March 11

Maui Grown Therapies presents a free webinar on “Cannabis and Cancer Care” featuring Dr. Donald Abrams, Integrative Oncologist at the UCSF.

ClimbHI’s 9th Leadership, Exploration, Inspiration Program for Youth To Be Virtual April 9

ClimbHI’s ninth annual LEI (Leadership, Exploration, Inspiration) program to promote workforce development in Hawaiʻi’s youth will take place virtually April 9 from 9-10:45 am.

Maui’s Sharon Suzuki Retiring from Hawaiian Electric

After 28 years with Hawaiian Electric and Maui Electric, Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui County and Hawai‘i Island utilities, will retire effective today.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

Live @ the MACC Features Trio ‘Across the Sea’ at Free Streaming Concert March 6
Groundbreaking Held for Bud Schaefer & John Hoxie Woodworking Center
Live @ the MACC Virtual Concert Series Continues with Diverse Lineup
SMALL TOWN * BIG ART Unveiled Public Paintings by Maui-Based Avi Molinas

Letters to the Editor

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
Letters: Some Concerned About Crime; Aloha of Maui Inspires Young Activist from Cyprus

Maui Real Estate

One Area of Maui’s Pandemic Economy Is Surprisingly Booming: Real Estate
Proposed Resolution Urges Mayor to Grant Water and Sewer Credits to DHHL Lots in Lahaina
Affordable Housing Survey Seeks Input From West Maui Community
Information Needed for Cultural Impact Assessment of Wailuku Affordable Housing Project

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

53 Cases Reported State-wide

The state’s two-week average is 47 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 1%.

Hawaii State Public Library to Host Virtual Genealogy Resources

The workshops will take place Saturdays at 10 a.m. beginning on Mar. 6th until April 3rd.

Two New Cases of COVID Identified on Kaua‘i

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

Flash Flood Watch For Kaua´i Until Sunday Morning

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for the entire island of Kaua´i through 6 am Sunday morning.

US Senate Passes Massive Coronavirus Relief Bill

The US Senate voted to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that includes at least $6.1 billion in estimated funding for Hawai‘i.

Big Island News

High Surf Advisory

Large breaking waves of 8 to 10 feet are forecast.

Library to Host Free Virtual Genealogy Workshops

Registration is required for these hour-long online presentations.

Water Notice For Mar. 10–11

Water will be temporarily shut off in different areas of the island from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11.

Winter Weather Advisory

Anyone planning travel to the summits should monitor the latest forecasts and consider postponing their trip until the threat of unsettled weather diminishes.

Eight New Cases on the Big Island

No new COVID-related deaths were reported.