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Kalani Peʻa releases new album, ‘Kuini’

Three-time Grammy Award-winner Kalani Peʻa has released a new album, “Kuini,” according to an announcement by Peʻa Records & Entertainment. The album includes 11 tracks Peʻa wrote or co-wrote and features guest artists Jake Shimabukuro, Tiana Nonosina Liufau, Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble, Wailau Ryder, Michael Casil, Ron “Ruff” Boyce and more.

Volcano Watch: Measuring volcanic gases — the answer is blowin’ in the wind

Measurement of volcanic gases is critical for both public safety and understanding volcanic activity—and everything we measure relies on the wind.

Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association Mayor’s ʻUmeke Maui County Championship Regatta Results

The Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association released results of the Mayor’s ʻUmeke Championship Regatta, held on Saturday, July 20, 2024.

Kids’ Day at Women’s Community Correctional Center supports children of incarcerated mothers

Inmate Shyrae Naihe greeted her 14-year-old daughter with a long embrace as soon as the teenager and other children and youth entered the courtyard of the Maunawili Cottage at the Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) to spend quality time with their mothers. 

Hawaiʻi government leaders weigh in as Biden stands down for reelection, endorses Harris as party nominee

Hawaiʻi Gov. Josh Green, M.D. responded to the news saying: “On behalf of the state of Hawaiʻi, especially the residents of Maui, I express our forever-gratitude to President Biden for granting wildfire disaster relief within an unprecedented six hours of our making the request in a time of our people’s deepest need.”

Coast Guard rescues yacht crew 200 nautical miles west of Palau

The 11-person yacht crew, who reported a locked rudder and flooding in the bilge, is being assisted by the Oliver Henry’s crew with dewatering and damage control as they head for Palau. Their estimated time of arrival is 33 hours.

Elly’s Formal Wear Hosts Hawaiʻi’s First Stella York Bridal Trunk Show, July 27-28

Elly’s Formal Wear on Maui hosts an exclusive Stella York Bridal Trunk Show, July 27-28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the store located at the Sugar Beach Resort (145 North Kīhei Road) in Kīhei. This special event is designed as a bridal experience for brides-to-be in Maui.

Maui police launch second degree murder investigation following death of Lahaina man

Maui police have launched a second degree murder investigation into the death of a 53-year-old Lahaina man on Saturday in Kāʻanapali.

MACC’s ‘Local Voices’ series presents Justin Kawika Young in concert, Aug. 23

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents singer/songwriter Justin Kawika Young in a MACC “Local Voices” concert in the McCoy Studio Theater Friday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale online only at 10 a.m. to MACC members Tuesday, July 23 and to the general public Friday, July 26.

Maui June unemployment rate rises to 4.5%

The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Maui Island was 4.5% in June 2024, compared to 3.6% the previous month, and 3.0% at the same time in 2023. The data was included in a new report released from the Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. 

Hawaiian Electric releases updated Electrification of Transportation ‘Roadmap’ to support growing local EV market

Hawaiian Electric has released an updated version of its Electrification of Transportation (EoT) Strategic Roadmap that includes specific actions the company plans to undertake through 2030 to support the rapidly expanding electric vehicle market. 

Maui sewer user fees now in effect; increase average of 2% in FY 2025

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management Wastewater Reclamation Division is reminding customers that sewer user fees have increased by an average of 2% for Fiscal Year 2025, which started on July 1. The rate increase was approved by the County Council to ensure that the County of Maui’s wastewater system is financially self-supporting.

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Revived water polo league aims to grow talent pool on Maui
Drones have been crucial in the Crater Road fire — and MFD’s reliance on them is growing
‘It’s triggering’: Kula residents keep a wary eye on Crater Road fire amid memories of last year’s blaze
Maui nonprofit feeds local families, puts displaced residents back to work
Stream restoration, water supply needs prompt a closer look at Ha‘ikū streams

Maui Business Chevron Forward

Maui June unemployment rate rises to 4.5%

The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Maui Island was 4.5% in June 2024, compared to 3.6% the previous month, and 3.0% at the same time in 2023. The data was included in a new report released from the Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. 

Hawaiian Electric releases updated Electrification of Transportation ‘Roadmap’ to support growing local EV market

Hawaiian Electric has released an updated version of its Electrification of Transportation (EoT) Strategic Roadmap that includes specific actions the company plans to undertake through 2030 to support the rapidly expanding electric vehicle market. 

Koholā Brewery poised for another comeback after Lahaina wildfire

Koholā Brewery is set for a grand opening July 21 as a taproom and restaurant at the Wailea Village shopping center. This marks the second comeback for the independent craft beer brewery founded in Lahaina in 2014.

MEO’s chief administrative officer Maggie Batangan earns certified professional credential

Maui Economic Opportunity Chief Administrative Officer Maggie Batangan has earned a certified professional credential from the Society for Human Resource Management, joining the ranks of a worldwide organization dedicated to creating better workplaces.

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The Sewing Hui collaborates with Maui OnStage for the production of Seussical

Most recently, The Sewing Hui collaborated with Maui OnStage for their production of the musical Seussical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss. This production runs from July 12 to Aug. 4, 2024 at the Historical ‘Īao Theater in Wailuku. Costume Director Jennifer Oberg led the passionate team of volunteers in creating a unique costume wardrobe for this whimsical production.

Kalani Peʻa releases new album, ‘Kuini’

Three-time Grammy Award-winner Kalani Peʻa has released a new album, “Kuini,” according to an announcement by Peʻa Records & Entertainment. The album includes 11 tracks Peʻa wrote or co-wrote and features guest artists Jake Shimabukuro, Tiana Nonosina Liufau, Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble, Wailau Ryder, Michael Casil, Ron “Ruff” Boyce and more.

MACC announces ‘ACTIVATIONS: After Hours at the Gallery’

Maui Arts & Cultural Center has announced the second iteration of its new program series, ACTIVATIONS: After Hours at the Gallery, from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1.

MACC’s ‘Local Voices’ series presents Justin Kawika Young in concert, Aug. 23

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents singer/songwriter Justin Kawika Young in a MACC “Local Voices” concert in the McCoy Studio Theater Friday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale online only at 10 a.m. to MACC members Tuesday, July 23 and to the general public Friday, July 26.

2024 Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival, Aug. 17

The 2024 Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival takes place on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. The event features free keiki activities, workshops, Hawaiʻi made artisans and hula accompanied by Hawaiian music.

‘Spring Awakening’ kicks off ProArts Playhouse’s 2024-25 theatrical season

ProArts Playhouse will stage “Spring Awakening,” a Tony Award-winning musical 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from July 27 through Aug. 17 at the Azeka Shopping Center (makai side), 1280 South Kīhei Road.

Maui Food & Dining Chevron Forward

Koholā Brewery poised for another comeback after Lahaina wildfire
Fairmont Kea Lani announces Taste of Kō[racha], Aug. 10
Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival announces ‘Meet Us in Maui’ Sweepstakes
Jamba Hawaiʻi and Kemper ‘Ohana launch #FillYourCup Campaign
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Dreams of homeownership comes true in Maui Lani through Na Hale O Maui
Maui single-family home prices rise to $1.35 million in June while condos remain at $980,000
Barcelona reins in vacation rentals to protect housing for residents
Maui Planning Commission lacks quorum, TVR phase-out hearing postponed

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‘Marine Science Night’ debuts July 27 
Create your own Hawaiian beauty products in DIY workshops hosted by Maui Farm Events, Leiʻohu Cosmetics
Epic Swim Maui honors legacy of Duke Kahanamoku
Queen Kaʻahumanu Center seeks cultural organizations and vendors to join ‘808 Bash’

Kauai News Chevron Forward

Biden drops out of 2024 presidential race, endorses VP Kamala Harris

Biden plans to serve out the remainder of his term in office, which ends at noon ET on Jan. 20, 2025.

Kauai Weather Forecast for July 21, 2024

Trade winds will gradually strengthen over the next couple of days as a stable pattern of mainly windward showers prevails. A batch of moisture moving in the...

Kauai Surf Forecast for July 21, 2024

Background south swell energy pulses are forecast to continue, with surf remaining below average through much of this week. Small, choppy surf will...

Molokaʻi kumu sets sail on deep sea exploration of Central Pacific Ocean aboard Nautilus vessel

A Hawaiian immersion program teacher from Molokaʻi set sail last week as a Science Communication Fellow in a deep ocean exploration expedition with the Ocean Exploration Trust.

Kaua‘i police warn of counterfeit money circulating on the Garden Island

Counterfeit bills can be difficult to detect without knowledge of security features found in genuine currency.

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Final draft of Hawai’i County General Plan 2045 to be released by end of July

The general plan will serve as a 25-year blueprint for the long-term growth and sustainable development of Hawaiʻi Island.

Seismic activity increases beneath Kīlauea summit

Over the past 24 hours, there were approximately 67 earthquakes detected beneath Kīlauea’s summit and approximately 172 earthquakes detected beneath the upper East Rift Zone, mostly at depths of 0.0–1.2 miles beneath the ground surface.

Fire hydrant flow test scheduled in downtown Kona

A fire hydrant flow test is scheduled in Kona for areas along Ali‘i Drive between Palani and Wālua Roads and along Hualālai Road between Ali‘i Drive and Kuakini Highway. The flow test will take place from midnight to 1 a.m. on July 23. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several […]

Biden drops out of 2024 presidential race, endorses VP Kamala Harris

Biden plans to serve out the remainder of his term in office, which ends at noon ET on Jan. 20, 2025.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for July 21, 2024

Trade winds will gradually strengthen over the next couple of days as a stable pattern of mainly windward showers prevails. A batch of moisture moving in the...