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Maui News

Hawaiian Electric Develops Plan To Ramp Up Rooftop Solar for 100% Clean Energy Goals

Hawaiian Electric is seeking public input on its strategy to increase rooftop solar and similar customer energy resources to the scale needed to reach the state’s clean energy benchmarks.

Hawaiʻi Attorney General Joins Coalition Urging Passage of Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021

Hawaiʻi Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general urging Congress to pass the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 that combats the high Black maternal mortality rate and increases access to maternal and perinatal care.

Water Shutdown for Some Wailuku Homes and Businesses Set for May 13-14

MIRA Image Construction will be performing work on Maui County’s water system, causing a portion of homes and businesses in the Wailuku area to have their water shut off from approximately 9 pm on Thursday, May 13 until 5:30 am on Friday, May 14.

Hawaiʻi Police Department Launches Unsolved Homicides Website

The Hawai‘i Police Department has launched an Unsolved Homicides website, which currently features five cases dating to the 1980s.

‘One-Stop Shop’ Behavioral Health Dashboard Launched by State and UH

In time for Mental Health Awareness Month, a new data dashboard tracking behavioral health has been launched to provide key information and statistics on substance use, homelessness and mental health in Hawai‘i.

Students Receive Scholarships for Promoting Japanese Language and Culture

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui awarded the Asa Ellison Memorial Scholarship worth $1,750 to Leilah V. Eusebio of King Kekaulike High School for her efforts in perpetuating the Japanese culture and language.

Small Craft Advisory in Effect Until 6 am Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a small craft advisory until 6 am Tuesday, May 11, for Māʻalaea Bay, Pailolo Channel, ʻAle-nui-hāhā Channel, Big Island Leeward Waters and Big Island Southeast Waters.

9 Hikers Cited for Trespassing on 22nd Anniversary of Motherʻs Day Tragedy at Sacred Falls

On Sunday, the 22nd anniversary of a Motherʻs Day tragedy at Sacred Falls State Park on Oahʻu, officers from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) cited nine hikers for trespassing.

Maui Business

From Applied Tech to Big Tech – Maui TechOhana Speaker Shares His journey to Google

The Chief of Staff to Google’s Speech team, Luke Leonhard led an engaging presentation at last week’s Maui TechOhana, presented by Maui Economic Development Board Over 25 tech-minded entrepreneurs logged in to the online meeting to listen how Leonhard’s career path unfolded from applied tech to big tech.

KTA Super Stores President and COO Toby Taniguchi Appointed to Hawaiian Electric Board of Directors

Toby Taniguchi, president and chief operating officer of KTA Super Stores and a longtime business and community leader on Hawaiʻi Island has been appointed to the board of directors of Hawaiian Electric. Taniguchi’s term on the Hawaiian Electric board begins on Friday, May 7, 2021.

IRS Reminds Tax-Exempt Organizations to File Information and Tax Returns by May 17

The Internal Revenue Service issued a reminder that May 17 is the due date for tax-exempt organizations operating on a calendar-year basis to provide certain annual information and tax returns.

A&B Sells 5 Land Parcels at Maui Business Park and Expands Development’s Offerings

Commercial real estate Company A&B sold five land parcels totaling 6.3 acres for $10.9 million in the North Project area of Maui Business Park. The company also announced the expansion of its land offerings in the South Project area of the 125-acre development.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

Maui’s Island Rock Musician Hananoʻeau Nominated for Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards
Cast Announced for ABC’s “The Ultimate Surfer” Competition Summer Series
Finalists Announced for 2021 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards
Maui’s Anthony Pfluke Earns his First Nā Hōkū Hanohano Nomination
Maui Now Special Section

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Topics Include 2nd COVID-19 Test, Maui Mozzarella, Debris on Protected County Land, Masks, Bullying & Tourists
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

Maui Real Estate

Median Sales Price for Single Family Home on Maui Increased to $983,500 in April
Tips For a Smoother Real Estate Transaction: Escrow Number and Types of Funds
Mayor Michael Victorino Vetoes Bill 10, Says it Will “Intensify Scarcity of Housing”
New Kīhei Wailani Village Affordable Workforce Housing Project Planned in South Maui

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

Roadwork Scheduled in ‘Ele‘ele Nani Subdivision

Be on the lookout for Road Work signs as this is a good indication that work is in the area and for the safety of the road workers.

VIDEO: Nine Hikers Cited For Trespassing on Anniversary of Mother’s Day Tragedy

On Mother’s Day, May 9, 1999, eight people were killed and nearly three dozen were hurt when rocks tumbled down the waterfall’s steep cliffs.

Hawaii to Receive $14 Million to Help Families with Rent

New Funding From the American Rescue Plan Follows The $352 Million In Rental Assistance Allocated to Hawai‘i.

84 New Cases in Hawaii

No new cases of the virus were identified on Kaua‘i Sunday, per DOH statistics.

Look Before you Lock your Car

The children that died from vehicular heatstroke ranged in age from five days to 14 years with more than half of the deaths, 54 percent, under two years of age.

Big Island News

QNHCH to Offer Weekly Walk-Up Vaccination Clinic

Queen's North Hawaii Community Hospital plans to offer weekly walk-in vaccination opportunities for all state residents aged 16 years and older.

VIDEO: Nine Hikers Cited For Trespassing on Anniversary of Mother’s Day Tragedy

On Mother’s Day, May 9, 1999, eight people were killed and nearly three dozen were hurt when rocks tumbled down the waterfall’s steep cliffs.

HPD Launches Unsolved Homicides Web Section

People with information pertaining to unsolved homicides may submit tips anonymously on the website.

Big Island Coronavirus Testing Schedule

Vaccines are available to all adults.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for May 10, 2021

Hilo Today: Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 5 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. […]