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Maui News

42nd Annual Charity Walk Returns to Help 100 Maui Nonprofits With Online Event

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announced that after having to cancel the 2020 Charity Walk event due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event is back this year and completely online.

July 23, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 233 Cases

The state Department of Health reports that there were 233 additional COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i on Friday. There were 228 cases identified as confirmed, six probable cases were added to the count, and one probable case was removed. The confirmed cases included: 149 on O‘ahu (+2 probable); 40 on Hawai‘i Island (-1 probable); nine on […]

Gov. Ige Appoints Linda Ann Ha‘i Clark to Fill District 13 House Seat for Maui County

Clark replaces Sen. Lynn DeCoite, who was appointed last month to the state Senate (District 7) seat formerly held by J. Kalani English who retired from his longtime post.

#HIGotVaccinated Announces 15 Additional Grand Prize Winners

Two Maui women are the recipients of one roundtrip ticket each on Southwest Airlines, as part of the latest round of Grand Prize Winners for the state’s #HIGotVaccinated campaign.

DOH: Nationally Recognized Program Helps Hawai‘i Residents Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Two out of every five Hawai‘i adults have prediabetes, according to officials with the state Department of Health.

Rare Bird Believed to be Dead, Found Alive in Maui Natural Area Reserve After 605 Days

The discovery Wednesday of a single rare Kiwikiu bird on Maui, found alive and well after perviously presumed dead for 605 days, is cause for hope among experts working to save the species from extinction.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Awards $100,000 Grant to Maui Family Support Services

Maui Family Support Services received a $100,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to support the Ho‘owaiwai Kaiāulu Project.

Maui Federal Credit Union Announces 2021 College Scholarship Recipients

Maui Federal Credit Union CEO and president Clayton Fuchigami announced $1,000 higher-education scholarships were awarded to three credit union members who were chosen during a random drawing. The recipients are: Jerome Butac (Pacific University), Mary Jicel Butac (UH Maui College) and Kainalu Yoshida (Seattle University).

Maui Business

First Hawaiian Bank Announces Three New Promotions, One New Hire

First Hawaiian Bank Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Harrison announced the advancement of three individuals and one new hire today.

American Heart Association Hawaiʻi Division Names Jason Fujita as Board Chair

The American Heart Association has named Jason Fujita, vice president-Sales of Hawaiian Telcom, as its Hawaiʻi Division Board chair. The association also named Zia R. Khan, M.D., as its Board president-elect.

Business Spotlight: Allens Plumbing

Steve Allen, founder of Allens Plumbing reflects more than a year after our first interview during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MEO Holds First Session of Teen Financial Literacy Workshop, July 20

The four-session program offered through MEO’s Business Development Center covers budgeting and savings, basic banking, applying for jobs, credit – and its importance – and more.

Maui Arts & Entertainment

AlohaSafe Alert Partners with HiSessions for Concert with Jake Shimabukuro & Jon Yamasato
Meet and Greet Robert Lyn Nelson at Beatles Tribute Art Show
“Hawaiian Soul” Short Film Honoring George Helm, Jr., Screening in Mākena, July 19
Kolohe Kai In-Person MACC Concert Features Pod Seating
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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Save Tobacco Control Fund, Beach Parking, Mandate Hana Road Tours & Let Me See My Wife
Letters: Too Many Tourists, Bad Visitor Experiences, Global Vaccination Effort & Spreading Happiness Program
Letters: Topics Cover Restaurant Reservations, Visitor Eco Fees and COVID-19 Testing for Vaccinated Travelers
Letters: Topics Include Solar Farm, Vaccines, Masks, Naked Men, Tourist Wrath & Maui Skulduggery

Maui Real Estate

Rally Touts Affordable Housing Plan Amid “Housing Crisis”
FONSI Filed for Proposed Hale Pilina Family Affordable Rental Housing Project in Kahului
HCA Plan for Maui Calls for 5,000 Affordable Homes in Five Years
Mayor: Additional Water Allocation to be Reserved for Development of Affordable Rentals, Attainable Workforce Housing

Maui Activities

First Hawaiian Bank Launches Statewide Slippah Drive for Child & Family Service
New Reservation System at Haleakalā Cabins “Booked Solid” Within Minutes
Maui Ocean Center Launches Nā Hoa Kai Membership for Kamaʻāina
Trout Fishing at Kōkeʻe, Kauaʻi is a Father’s Day Weekend Tradition

Kauai News

Kaua‘i Weekly Lane Closures: July 24-30

Hawai‘i Department of Transportation announced weekly road and lane closures for July 24-30 on Kaua‘i.

Nationally Recognized Program Helps Hawai‘i Residents Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Two out of every five Hawai‘i adults have pre-diabetes, according to officials with the State Department of Health.

2 Records Section Employees Recognized During Police Commission Meeting

The Kauaʿi Police Department (KPD) recognized two Records Section employees during the police commission meeting Friday, July 23.

Virus Cases Top 200 For Second Straight Day

The state’s two-week average is now 144 new cases daily, with a test positivity rate of 4.1%.

Coast Guard, Navy Rescue 2 Overdue Mariners Off Kīlauea Shores

Two mariners were rescued off the shores of Kīlauea early Friday morning after they were reported missing the previous evening.

Big Island News

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for July 24, 2021

Hilo Today: Showers likely, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. East northeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight: Occasional showers. Low around 71. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation […]

Big Island Weekly Lane Closures: July 24-30

Hawai‘i Department of Transportation announced weekly lane closures for July 24-30.

Hawaii County Surf Forecast for July 24, 2021

Forecast for Big Island Leeward Shores Today Sunday Surf Surf AM PM AM PM West Facing 1-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 South Facing 2-4 2-4 1-3 1-3 TODAY Weather Sunny until 12 PM, then partly sunny. Scattered showers. High Temperature In the mid 80s. Winds West winds around 10 mph. Tides Kona Low -0.3 feet 09:28 […]

4 Different Control Substances Found During HPD Search of Pāhoa Home

A Pāhoa man already facing a myriad of drug offenses, was arrested Wednesday, July 21, on 12 additional drug charges after four different control substances were found in a Puna residence.

Nationally Recognized Program Helps Hawai‘i Residents Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Two out of every five Hawai‘i adults have pre-diabetes, according to officials with the State Department of Health.