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Maui News

List: Maui lane closures, May 28-June 3

The state Department of Transportation will be conducting road work this week that will result in lane closures at various locations. 

Kahele joins House colleagues in call to take action on gun violence prevention legislation

US Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele joined 130 of his colleagues in the US House of Representatives to call on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip James Clyburn to take action now and deliver on gun safety legislation.

Film highlights how Japanese obtained justice for Illegal arrests

Film producer Lane Nishikawa is having a film premiere on Maui about the illegal incarceration of some 120,000 Japanese in the United States during World War II — two thirds of them American citizens — and their successful 10-year fight to seek Congressional reparations and an apology.

Celebrate dad with free drive thru event June 4 by Maui Family Support Services

Maui Family Support Service will host its 15th Annual Celebration of Fathers on June 4 with a free drive through event from 9 a.m. to noon at the Baldwin High School Parking lot, 1650 Ka’ahumanu Ave. in Wailuku.

Hundreds return to Maui’s Barrio Fiesta to celebrate Filipino culture

At one of Maui’s first public festivals since pandemic mandates lifted, the 53rd Barrio Fiesta drew hundreds of people from all ethnic groups to the Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center in Kahului during its opening night Friday.

Maui’s fifth medical cannabis retail dispensary set to open

The new dispensary is located at 115 N. Market Street in Wailuku. Sales are expected to begin on May 28.

83 public schools offer summer meals to children 18 years and younger

83 public schools will serve meals free of charge over the summer to children ages 18 years and younger, regardless of public school enrollment status, through its summer food service program.

What’s been accomplished in phase 1 of Moloka’i tourism action plan?

The year one progress report for the Moloka‘i Destination Management Action Plan was recently published by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

MEO Head Start program in compliance with federal standards

A recent onsite federal review shows that Maui Economic Opportunity’s Head Start preschool program meets al standards for educational programming and teaching practices, health and safety and family strengthening.

Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign continues through June 5

In 2021, 63% (20 of the 32) vehicle occupants that died in Hawaiʻi, were not wearing seat belts. Preliminary data from Jan. 1 to May 25, 2022, shows 8 of the 22 motor vehicle occupants who died in a crash were reported as not wearing their seat belt.

Mālama Hamakua Maui hosts first planting day on Saturday

MHM is a community based nonprofit formed in 2016 and tasked with management of more than 300 acres of Maui’s coastal north shore open space for present and future generations.

Pedestrian suffers critical life-threatening injuries, struck by vehicle on Hāna Highway

A 51-year-old man sustained critical life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the Hāna Highway on foot on Thursday morning.

Maui Business

Maui Ocean Center hosts Summer Aquari-OM yoga classes for a cause

The Maui Ocean Center hosts twice weekly Aquari-OM yoga classes, with a portion of proceeds from ticket sales to support coral reservation and sea turtle rescue efforts on Maui.

Maui County visitor arrivals last month exceed pre-pandemic highs

For the first time since the pandemic struck Hawai’i, monthly visitor arrivals to Maui County exceeded historic highs set in 2019. 

Teen financial literacy workshop available in June

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.

Nominations sought for 2022 Mayor’s Small Business Awards

The Maui Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Annual Mayor’s Small Business Awards in 2022. All nominees and winners will be honored during an event to be held in October.

Arts & Entertainment

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, May 26-June 1

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment from May 26-June 1, find our comprehensive listing here.
May 28, 2022

Film highlights how Japanese obtained justice for Illegal arrests

May 28, 2022

Hundreds return to Maui’s Barrio Fiesta to celebrate Filipino culture

May 25, 2022

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, May 26-June 1

May 25, 2022

Public invited to comment on proposed Hālau of ʻŌiwi Art in Wailuku

May 25, 2022

At 18, he’s on his sixth album, has played at Carnegie Hall, White House

Election

Election, campaign line-up: Candidates invited to kupuna luncheon; Democratic Party Convention; Vicky Cayetano to file nomination papers; Maui meet & greet
Maui Charter Commission to review final report and voter guide
Election, campaign line-up: KCA mayoral forum; Tokuda launches campaign; SHOPO endorses Anderson
Election, campaign line-up: Bingo with Victorino; Bissen meet-and-greets; Union endorsements for Kahele
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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Speed bumps, roundabout, TSA, Jones Act, beach parking fees & more
Letters: Healthcare, drought, second-home taxes, dirty restrooms, Jones Act, Smirnoff & more
Letters: Church steeple, bike lanes, beach access, drink tax, underage drinking, Russian vodka & more
Letters: Vaccines, Tax Relief, Taxes, Pickleball, Black Rock Trash, Kanaha Pond Stench & More

Maui Real Estate

Maui council may adjust metrics to make affordable housing actually affordable
Large Nāpili house should not have gotten green light, Maui council member says
Kuʻikahi Village’s plans for 202 workforce homes in Wailuku moves ahead
Maui council, state set aside money to buy 257 acres in Māʻalaea but developer beats them to it

Maui Activities

Maui Ocean Center hosts Summer Aquari-OM yoga classes for a cause
Visitor education efforts ramp up at Kahului Airport ahead of summer travel season
Teens only: Dancing, games, educational info and Jordan T live at 2022 Expo in Kahului
Resort expands cultural programming for a behind the scenes look into the world of hula

Kauai News

Delia Tumbaga, Recreation Attendant at Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club in Kōloa, has been named a Way to Go! Diamond Honoree, the top honor in Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s global associate recognition program.

Farm to School Celebrates Legislative Wins

Last Saturday, May 20, the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui convened a multigenerational group of community leaders, public health workers, educators, youth, and legislators at Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha to celebrate recent key legislative wins for Hawai‘i’s farm to school movement.

Weekly Road Closures: May 28 to June 3

The state Department of Transportation issued its weekly road and lane closure list for May 28 to June 3. Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.

Public Schools to Offer Free Meals During Summer Break

Eighty-three public schools throughout the state will serve meals free of charge over the summer break to children ages 18 years and younger through its summer food service program.

Lane Closures For Waha Road in Kālaheo Rescheduled to June 2-3

Due to shipping delays with equipment, road resurfacing work on Waha Road was rescheduled to June from this weekend.

Big Island News

Keiki Summer Tennis Camp Serves up June 1

Keiki ages 6 to 10 years old are invited to swing away this summer and learn tennis from a trio of coaching professionals at the Beginner's Keiki Tennis Program.

Farm to School Celebrates Legislative Wins

Last Saturday, May 20, the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui convened a multigenerational group of community leaders, public health workers, educators, youth, and legislators at Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha to celebrate recent key legislative wins for Hawai‘i’s farm to school movement.

Unoccupied Structure Destroyed in Kea‘au Fire

An unoccupied, likely unpermitted structure burned to the ground Friday evening in Kea‘au.

Water Shutoff in South Hilo Next Week

Water will be temporarily turned off along both sides of Kea‘ā Street and all connecting private roads, including Orchid Manor Condominium Assocation in South Hilo on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., the county announced.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for May 28, 2022

Hilo Today: Cloudy. Showers likely in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs around 82 near the shore to 64 to 69 at 4000 feet. East winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows 62 to 67 […]