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Maui News

Amala Place Gate to Kanahā Beach Park to be Locked, Sept. 19-24 for Area Clean-up

County officials say the temporary closure is needed to safeguard public safety during the area’s planned clean-up that will require heavy equipment to remove derelict vehicles and solid waste from the area.  

No Proposals Adopted at Maui Charter Commission Thursday Meeting

Over the next several months the Maui County Charter Commission will discuss 130 charter amendment proposals that will be considered for placement on the November 2022 ballot.  At its meeting on Thursday, the Commission chose not to adopt seven of the proposals placed before it, deferred action on another, and transferred two to the County Council.  

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers to Open on Maui in 2022

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers restaurant is planning to open its first Maui location in early 2022 in Kahului.

Rosanna Pansino Hosting Halloween Virtual Cup Cake Decorating for Kids

Rosanna Pansino, host of HBO’s “Baketopia” and a “Nerdy Nummies” YouTube star, will lead an online cupcake decorating tutorial event for children on Halloween, Oct. 31, from 1 to 2 pm.

Sept. 17, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 581 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 15 Deaths

There were 581 additional COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i on Friday, including 69 on Maui and one on Molokaʻi. There were also 15 new deaths reported today.

100K Uploads to Hawai‘i SMART Health Card App

There were 101,199 successful uploads to the Hawai‘i SMART Health Card application, since it launched last week Friday.

Maui Hospital Administrators Encouraged by Test Positivity Rate, but Urge Vigilance

Hospital administrators said test positivity is “moving in the right direction,” but urged vigilance saying the surge is not over.

2,000 Pounds of Food Distributed on Moloka‘i

More than 2,000 pounds of food was distributed on Molokaʻi on Thursday, Sept. 16, outside Maui Economic Opportunity offices in Kaunakakai.

Maui Business

Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare & Medicaid Plans Highest Performing in Hawaiʻi

The National Committee for Quality Assurance’s 2021 ratings gave Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare, Medicaid and commercial (private) plans each 4.5 stars out of 5, with its Medicare and Medicaid plans receiving the highest scores in Hawaiʻi, according to a Kaiser Permanente press release.

American Savings Bank Makes PEOPLE’s Top 100 “Companies That Care” List

American Savings Bank (ASB) is the only Hawaiʻi company recognized on PEOPLE’s “100 Companies That Care 2021” list, which partners with Fortune Magazine’s “Great Place to Work” program to identify the top US companies supporting their employees and their surrounding communities.

Outdoor Dining at Lahaina Gateway Tailors to “Safer Outside” Initiative

Lahaina Gateway announced that restaurant and eateries at the center offer outdoor dining and takeout options so guests can continue to enjoy dishes from some of their favorite restaurants.

Maui Restaurants: List of Maui Restaurants Offering Outdoor Dining For All

Maui County’s “Safer Outside” program takes effect today, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Under the new rules, restaurants are required to ask patrons 12 years and older proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Unvaccinated patrons must be served only in outdoor dining areas, takeout or drive-thru service.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

OHA’s “Mana i Mauli Ola” Film Wins Three Accolade Awards
MACC Streaming Free Concert Sept. 18 Featuring Hawaiian Style Band
Bruno Mars’ SelvaRey Rum Donates Profits to Hawaiʻi Music Education
Maui Arts & Cultural Center Streaming Free Kanekoa Concert Sept. 11

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Trash, Five Graves & Ongoing Debate about Vaccinations & Tourism
Letters: Help Henry the Pig & Vaccination Debate – Public Safety vs. Personal Freedom
Letters: Road Safety, Vaccine Verification, Water Usage, VFW Luas, Makena Landing & Roadside Greenery ʻButcheredʻ
Letters: Save Tobacco Control Fund, Beach Parking, Mandate Hana Road Tours & Let Me See My Wife

Maui Real Estate

Realtors Association of Maui Hosting Online Event for Prospective Homebuyers, Sept. 15
Maui County Real Estate Remains a Seller’s Market
The Agency Launches Its First Hawai‘i Franchise Office on Maui
Applications Available for Kahului Lani Phase 2, Low-Income Rentals for Seniors

Maui Activities

MOC Launches School Field Trip Ticket Prices
Maui Ocean Center Offering Marine Science Program to High School Students
PacWhale Eco-Adventures Offering New 3-Hour Cruise To See Dolphins
First Hawaiian Bank Launches Statewide Slippah Drive for Child & Family Service

Kauai News

NWS Extends Wildfire Warning Into Weekend

Outdoor burning is not recommended.

CDC to Send Hawai‘i Millions to Protect Nursing Homes Amid Pandemic

The CDC announced the allocation on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

Fatality Figures Remain Grim as Double-Digit Deaths Reported Again Friday

The state’s two-week average is now 563 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 6.5%.

Kaua´i School Site of COVID Cluster, DOH Says

According to the DOH, a total of 27 teachers and students tested positive as a result, which led to 18 close contacts coming down with coronavirus.

DHHL Offers Millions in Assistance to Hawaiian Homelands Lessees

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has launched a new Homeowner Assistance Program for lessees who reside on Hawaiian Home Lands.

Big Island News

Missing Big Island Teenager, Urgent Alert

Police classified the situation as "extreme" in the official report, meaning there is an "extraordinary threat to life or property."

3-Car Collision Involving Propane Tanker Sends 4 to Hospital on Big Island

The incident closed Highway 11 in Puna for several hours Friday.

NWS Extends Wildfire Warning Into Weekend

Outdoor burning is not recommended.

CDC to Send Hawai‘i Millions to Protect Nursing Homes Amid Pandemic

The CDC announced the allocation on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

Underwater Cleanup Set For Keauhou Bay Saturday

The area has never had marine debris removed on this large of a scale before.