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Mainland owners of Maui County’s only daily paper facing unfair labor practice charge

In the wake of Mainland owners of Maui County’s only daily newspaper attempting to cut pay and outsource work, the company has been hit with a federal unfair labor practice charge. One of Ogden’s leaders, Bob Nutting, also owns the Pittsburg Pirates. An online petition with more than 60,000 signatures is pressuring MLB to force Nutting to sell the Pirates, alleging the team’s losing streak is tied to its greedy ownership.

14th Annual Paddle for Life, Oct. 8-9

Dedicated paddlers and supporters will be making a 22-mile, round-trip open ocean journey from North Kīhei around Molokini and back to benefit the Pacific Cancer Foundation, Oct. 8-9, 2022.

Hawaiʻi transportation department to implement electric vehicle infrastructure plan

Under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program, the Hawai’i Department of Transportation will install 11 electric charging stations on six islands with federal funding.

Made in Hawaiʻi festival presented by Mahi Pono

Ticket sales for the 28th Annual Made in Hawaii Festival presented by Mahi Pono will launch on Saturday, Oct. 1. The state’s longest-running showcase of made-in-Hawai‘i products returns to Ala Moana Center over the Veteran’s Day Holiday Weekend, Nov. 11 – 13, 2022. Two-hour, timed entry passes are $13 and all-day passes for in and out access are $35 and will be available online. Attendees can receive $1 off timed entry tickets or all-day passes with code MIHF22, available until Oct. 15.

Koa Waena affordable housing project proposed in North Kīhei

Koa Waena will be available to current Maui Residents only, with no outside investors allowed. Savio is selling at cost with a limit of developers profit of no more than 5%.

Keiki Halloween Festival returns to the Will Smith Imua Discovery Garden, Oct. 29

Costumed keiki and their families are invited to the second annual Keiki Halloween Festival to be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at the Will Smith Imua Discovery Garden in Wailuku.

Maui kumu hula and musician authors new book on West Maui place names

Launch events are planned for a new book about West Maui Place Names. The book ʻOhuʻohu nā Mauna o ʻEʻeka, Place Names of Maui Komohana, is authored by Kumu Hula and award winning recording artist Cody Kapueolaʻākeanui Pata. 

Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions

Applicants are being sought from residents willing to provide public service on various Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees. 

Minimum wage workers prepare for Oct. 1 wage increase to $12 an hour

Minimum wage workers prepare for Oct 1. Increase to wage. Plus information on the upcoming increase and how the “tip penalty” works in practice.

Honoapiʻilani Highway intermittent closures for boulder removal on Sunday, Oct. 16

Motorists are advised of a single lane closure, and intermittent closures of both lanes of Honoapiʻilani Highway near Mile 9, in the vicinity of Papawai Point, on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Visitors to Maui in August 2022 spent $68 million more than pre-pandemic August 2019

In August 2022, there were 265,410 visitors to Maui, which is just 3% less than the pre-pandemic numbers in August 2019, but they spent $68 million more.

Maui Food Technology Center offers two webinars for Hawaiʻi food entrepreneurs

Small food entrepreneurs looking to grow their business will receive helpful information during two webinars in October on food safety and labeling, presented by Maui Food Technology Center.

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Mainland owners of Maui County’s only daily paper facing unfair labor practice charge

In the wake of Mainland owners of Maui County’s only daily newspaper attempting to cut pay and outsource work, the company has been hit with a federal unfair labor practice charge. One of Ogden’s leaders, Bob Nutting, also owns the Pittsburg Pirates. An online petition with more than 60,000 signatures is pressuring MLB to force Nutting to sell the Pirates, alleging the team’s losing streak is tied to its greedy ownership.

Made in Hawaiʻi festival presented by Mahi Pono

Ticket sales for the 28th Annual Made in Hawaii Festival presented by Mahi Pono will launch on Saturday, Oct. 1. The state’s longest-running showcase of made-in-Hawai‘i products returns to Ala Moana Center over the Veteran’s Day Holiday Weekend, Nov. 11 – 13, 2022. Two-hour, timed entry passes are $13 and all-day passes for in and out access are $35 and will be available online. Attendees can receive $1 off timed entry tickets or all-day passes with code MIHF22, available until Oct. 15.

Minimum wage workers prepare for Oct. 1 wage increase to $12 an hour

Minimum wage workers prepare for Oct 1. Increase to wage. Plus information on the upcoming increase and how the “tip penalty” works in practice.

Visitors to Maui in August 2022 spent $68 million more than pre-pandemic August 2019

In August 2022, there were 265,410 visitors to Maui, which is just 3% less than the pre-pandemic numbers in August 2019, but they spent $68 million more.

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Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Sept. 29-Oct. 5

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, find our comprehensive listing here.

Keiki Halloween Festival returns to the Will Smith Imua Discovery Garden, Oct. 29

Costumed keiki and their families are invited to the second annual Keiki Halloween Festival to be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 at the Will Smith Imua Discovery Garden in Wailuku.

Dover Quartet returns to Maui, Nov. 17

Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents a return to Maui for the acclaimed Dover Quartet, Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCoy Studio Theater.

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Sept. 29-Oct. 5

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, find our comprehensive listing here.

Pandemic-postponed film screening “Proof of Loyalty” rescheduled to Nov. 13 at the MACC

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents a screening of the acclaimed documentary film “Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai‘i” in the McCoy Studio Theater Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.

Lānaʻi photos sought for oral history project

Organizers of the project on Lānaʻi are currently inviting residents and former residents to contribute Lānaʻi photographs that will help to “ignite” further brainstorming by the artists and community about oral stories told by several residents.

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Maui Hotel & Lodging Association PAC endorses candidates in 2022 General Election
Grassroots people’s movement, ʻOnipaʻa 2022 public tour launches
Maui logs 34.8% voter turnout
UPDATE: Maui council races to see U’u-Hodgins v. Boone and Kama v. Nobriga
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Letters to the Editor Chevron Forward

Letters: Upcountry water woes, tourism, housing plan, loud motorcycles and more
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Letters: Church steeple, bike lanes, beach access, drink tax, underage drinking, Russian vodka & more

Maui Real Estate Chevron Forward

Koa Waena affordable housing project proposed in North Kīhei
Hotly debated Maui County affordable housing sales price guidelines approved
Maui council a step closer to buying Lahaina apartments in bid to save workforce housing
Next phase of major Honuaʻula development with 1,000-plus homes gets green light

Maui Activities Chevron Forward

Registration open for Maui 5K to support local schools
After Maui woman dies from asthma, ‘Lungs for Life’ event aims to boost awareness
South Maui marks grand reopening of Kalama Skate Park in Kīhei
Cabin in Haleakalā Crater gets upgrades after 85 years

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County building illuminates with pink lights for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women, or KCCSW, will illuminate the Historic County Building and the Mo‘ikeha Building Rotunda in pink lights for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

State Schedules single-lane closure for route improvement study near Līhu‘e

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound lane of Rice Street starting Oct. 12 to assess how its closure would impact the area.

Grand Jury indicts Kōloa man for terroristic threatening, harassment

A Grand Jury on Thursday indicted Lopaka Santos-Dasalia, 20, of Kōloa, with two counts of terroristic threatening in the first degree and one count of harassment for an incident involving a bomb threat made against Kōloa Elementary School on Sept. 26.

Kauaʻi Mayor Signs Bill To Increase Benefits to Farmers

Kauaʻi County Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami signed a bill on Monday that updates the county's Agricultural Dedication program to provide increased benefits to farmers and lessen the burdensome red tape.

Lane Closures Scheduled For Portions of Kōloa Roadways

Parts of two Kōloa roadways will be closed in October because of road resurfacing work, weather permitting.

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Million-dollar bail maintained for Mountain View attempted murder suspect

A bail reduction request for a man charged with attempted murder was denied on Thursday.

Kaiser therapists take to the picket line in Hilo as open-ended strike continues

Dr. Darah Wallsten, a psychologist at the Kaiser Permanente clinic in Hilo, said research shows an intersection between mental and physical health. If left untreated, according to Dr. Rachel Kaya, a psychologist at the Kaier Maui Lani clinic, mental health issues can also wreak havoc in other areas.

O‘okala Brush Fire Scorches 46 Acres

The brush fire burning in the Hāmākua District has scorched 46.6 acres and is now 60% contained.

Hawaii County Weather Forecast for September 30, 2022

A cold front approaching the Hawaiian Islands from the far north will weaken the high pressure ridge over the region and decrease trade winds over the state...

Volcano Watch: How Kīlauea volcano fills its craters

Crater filling at Kīlauea is sometimes like pouring liquid into a mug, but more often it is like injecting haupia crème into a crispy malasada.