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Maui News

Beamer Selected as Inaugural Endowed Chair at Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge selected Kamanamaikalani Brenton Beamer as its inaugural Endowed Chair in Hawaiian Studies, Literature and the Environment.

American Heart Association Helping Hawaiʻi Clinics To Address Hypertension in Patients

With financial support from Hawaiʻi businesses, the American Heart Association is “adopting” the Hawaiʻi Federally Qualified Health Centers to support their efforts to better control hypertension, also known as high blood pressure and the “silent killer,” in their patients.

EPA Awards Kauaʻi $300,000 in Brownfields Funding To Clean Up Old Sugar Mill Site

Kauai County will receive $300,000 in Brownsfields funding through the US Environmental Protection Agency to clean up an old sugar mill property in Kekaha.

May 11, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 64 Cases (50 O‘ahu, 6 Maui, 3 Hawai‘i Island, 1 Kaua‘i, 4 Out-of-State)

The state Department of Health reports that there were 64 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Tuesday, including 50 on O‘ahu, six on Maui, three on Hawai‘i Island, one on Kauaʻi and four in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state.

State Senator Acasio Sponsors Virtual Hawaiʻi Zero Waste Summit on May 28

In partnership with the conservation group Zero Waste Hawaiʻi Island, Hawaiʻi Island Sen. Laura Acasio (District 1) is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Hawaiʻi Zero Waste Summit on Friday, May 28 from 8 am to 3:30 pm.

Arson Suspected as Police Investigate Dozen Brush Fires on Lānaʻi

Maui Police are investigating a series of brush fires on Lānaʻi reported over a six month period between Sept. 5, 2020, and May 8, 2021.

Medical Cannabis Dispensary License Revoked for Pono Life Sciences on Maui

The order revokes the company’s and individual’s medical cannabis dispensary license, requiring the immediate closure of Pono Life Sciences’ medical cannabis production and retail operations.

New Species of “Water Bear” Found at Haleakalā, Maui, Named After Samuel ‘Ohu Gon

“Tardigrades are famous as one of the most resistant life forms in existence,” says Gon. “They can enter suspended animation in cyst form when their environment dries—and in that form survive incredible conditions such as hard vacuum, radiation, and extremes of temperature—then ‘come back to life’ when placed in water.”

Maui Business

Blangiardi Appoints Hanabusa to Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Board

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi today announced he is appointing former congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board.

Ryan Morita and Monica Toguchi Ryan Reelected to Hawaiʻi State FCU Board of Directors

Ryan Morita and Monica Toguchi Ryan have been reelected to the volunteer Board of Directors for Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union, Hawaiʻi’s largest credit union lender.

AAA Hawaiʻi: Significant Rebound In Travel Projected For Memorial Day

AAA Hawaiʻi is projecting a robust return to travel this Memorial Day weekend as a result of increased vaccinations, declining COVID-19 statistics and pent-up demand.

Maui Renters Behind on Utility Bills Urged to Seek Help through New County Program

Millions of dollars in federal assistance to households behind on rent and electric bills are now available through the County of Maui.

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
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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

2021 Outstanding Older Americans Recognized at Drive-Thru Ceremony

The Agency on Elderly Affairs held a drive-thru ceremony on May 6 at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, recognizing this year’s Outstanding Older Americans.

Daily Kaua‘i COVID Case Counts Appear to be Leveling Off

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 64 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

Colt Brennan, Former Hawai´i Football Standout, Dead at 37

Brennan passed in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 11, at a hospital in Newport Beach California.

KCSW Announces Winners of 2021 Women’s History Essay Contest

The Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women (KCSW) has awarded Julia Kailani Barzilai, Jeslieann Pavao, and Chloe Inouye as the winners of the 2021 Women’s History Essay Contest.

HATCH Business Innovation Studio Seeks Applicants

Together with the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii (NELHA), this is an opportunity to validate your technology against a global network of aquaculture industry experts and scale.

Big Island News

Runaway Teen Found in Good Health

Runaway Hilo teen found in good health, authorities report.

Section of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway Closed Following Fatal Car Crash

One person is dead following a two-car crash on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway this morning.

Volcanoes National Park to Reopen Two Trails Thursday

The Kahuku Visitor Contact Station (VSC) will also reopen Thursday to visitors who recreate responsibly and follow COVID safety guidelines.

Big Island Identifies 3 New Cases of COVID Tuesday

The Hawai‘i Department of Health reported 64 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

Colt Brennan, Former Hawai´i Football Standout, Dead at 37

Brennan passed in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 11, at a hospital in Newport Beach California.