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Maui News

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.

Sen. English Statement on Passing of Kalaupapa Resident Clarence “Boogie” Kahilihiwa

Family, friends and community members are mourning the loss of Kalaupapa resident, Clarence “Boogie” Kahilihiwa who reportedly died at the age of 79.

Hawai‘i DOE Releases Guidelines for Athletic Workouts and Practices

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education this week released guidelines for safely restarting student athletic programming for high schools that meet certain criteria beginning Monday.

Hanakaʻōʻō Beach Parking Improvements Phase 2 to Start March 22

The second phase of the Hanakaʻōʻō Beach Park parking improvements project will begin March 22. The park will be open to pedestrians, but will be closed to vehicles from March 22 through June 30.

Hirono: American Rescue Plan Will Deliver Urgently-Needed Relief to Struggling Hawai‘i Families

Senator Mazie Hirono today voted in favor of the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive COVID relief legislation that she said will provide billions of dollars in aid and support to Hawaiʻi families and communities.

Small Protest Demands Protections for Maui Inmates from COVID-19

A small protest was held outside of the Maui Community Correctional Center in Wailuku on Friday, seeking protections for inmates from COVID-19 where an outbreak of the virus was first reported four weeks ago.

New COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes $6.1 Billion for Hawai‘i

Today, US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) voted to pass a new $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that includes at least $6.1 billion in estimated funding for Hawai‘i.

First J&J Vaccines Administered to DOE Employees on Oʻahu

The Hawai‘i Department of Health administered hundreds of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccines to Department of Education employees at clinic in Kaneʻohe on Oʻahu today.

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

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
REALTORS® Association of Maui’s January 2021 Report Shows Strong Housing Market

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

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.

Kaua´i Flood Advisory Extended

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a flood advisory for Kaua´i County until 11:30 am Saturday.

Longs Drugs in Kapa‘a Now Scheduling Appointments for COVID Vaccine

Longs Drugs in Kapa‘a is now accepting vaccine appointments.

Kaua‘i Will Return to Safe Travels Program

Kaua‘i will again be a part of the Hawai‘i's Safe Travels cohort beginning next month.

Big Island News

Senate Passes Massive COVID Relief Measure

The American Rescue Plan Act is the second largest emergency relief package in American history.

Big Island Road Closures, March 6 to March 12

All projects are weather permitting.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for March 06, 2021

Hilo Today: Frequent showers. High near 76. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight: Frequent showers. Low around 61. Light north northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts […]

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for March 06, 2021

Forecast for South Big Island and Big Island North and East Shores Today Sunday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM North Facing 10-14 10-14 6-8 5-7 East Facing 5-7 4-6 4-6 4-6 South Facing 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 TODAY Weather Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers. High Temperature In the upper 70s. Winds East winds around 10 […]

$1.8 Mil Dedicated to Address Sewage Pollution in Puakō Waters

More than $1 million in state and county monies have been dedicated to addressing sewage pollution in Puakō waters.