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Maui News

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).

Hawaiʻi’s Rural Health Clinics Received $297,000 for COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

The Biden-Harris Administration provided $297,174 to support six rural health clinics in Hawaiʻi with COVID-19 vaccination efforts during a time when many communities are facing increased challenges caused by the highly contagious Delta variant.

Skunk Captured at Honolulu Harbor

A live skunk was captured at Pier 1 in Honolulu Harbor on Wednesday after traps were set overnight following reported sightings the day before.

Dog Hit By Car And Shot Is Inspiration at Maui Humane Society

A dog who was reportedly hit by a car and shot in the head with a .22 caliber bullet managed to survive the harrowing incidents thanks to Good Samaritan and six weeks of care at the Maui Humane Society.

California Visitor Dies After Falling into Ocean at Waiʻānapanapa

A 33-year-old California man was pulled from the ocean unresponsive after falling about 20 feet down a cliff into the water at Waiʻānapanapa in East Maui on Thursday afternoon.

July 22, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 243 Cases, 3 Deaths

The confirmed cases included: 135 on O‘ahu (+11 probable); 52 on Hawai‘i Island (-2 probable); 10 on Maui (+4 probable); eight on Kaua‘i; and 25 in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state.

Study Finds Lead in Water from 37 Fixtures at 12 Maui County Public Schools

The highest level was found at a single faucet located at Kilohana Elementary School on Molokaʻi, where tests showed elevated lead levels at 559 ppb, well above the 15 ppb threshold for action to be taken to block off and restrict use of the fixture until the issue is corrected. The findings were compiled in a report released today by the state Department of Health.

Maui Business

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.

Canada to Ease Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Americans on Aug. 9

Starting Aug. 9, 2021, Canada plans to begin allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the US, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel.

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

Federal Funds to Help COVID Mitigation Efforts Among Homeless, Incarcerated Populations

Hawai‘i is set to receive more than $3 million in federal funding to help detect and prevent potential COVID-19 outbreaks among the state’s most vulnerable and high-risk communities – including people experiencing homelessness and prison populations.

7 New COVID Cases Confirmed on Thursday, July 22

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, July 22.

Live Skunk Caught at Honolulu Harbor

A live skunk was captured at Pier 1 in Honolulu Harbor Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

Health Officials Say Viral Explosion Shows ‘No Signs of Diminishing’

Coronavirus numbers are surging throughout Hawai´i at levels not seen since January.

Real Property Taxes Due by Sept. 20, 2021

The County of Kaua‘i has extended the deadline to pay for property taxes by 30 days.

Big Island News

Federal Funds to Help COVID Mitigation Efforts Among Homeless, Incarcerated Populations

Hawai‘i is set to receive more than $3 million in federal funding to help detect and prevent potential COVID-19 outbreaks among the state’s most vulnerable and high-risk communities – including people experiencing homelessness and prison populations.

Recently Found Hilo Teen Runs Away Again

Authorities seek the public's help locating a 17-year-old girl who has run away twice within the past couple of weeks.

HPD Releases Weekly Outstanding Warrants List

Hawai‘i Police Department released its weekly outstanding warrants list.

Police Seek Help Finding 16-Year-Old Runaway

Authorities seek the public's help locating a 16-year-old runaway.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for July 23, 2021

Hilo Today: Showers likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Tonight: Frequent showers. Low around 70. Northeast wind around 6 […]