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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Maui Powerhouse Gym to open at Lahaina Gateway in the fall of 2023

The Lahaina Gateway shopping center in West Maui announced the addition of Maui Powerhouse Gym, which is expected to open in the fall of 2023.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, August 11-17

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment from Aug. 11-17, find our comprehensive listing here.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Murder trial: Police find multiple airline and banking searches on missing woman’s phone

Law enforcement and FBI personnel testified Tuesday in the trial for Bernard Brown, who is accused of second degree murder in the disappearance and presumed death of his ex-girlfriend, Moreira “Mo” Monsalve. 
Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Blessing held for 324 unit Kaulana Mahina workforce apartments in Wailuku, Maui

“This will be the first workforce apartment project developed on Maui in more than 20 years,” said Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino.
Tuesday, August 09, 2022

2022 Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival, Aug. 27 at Lahaina Banyan Tree

The 2022 Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival returns to an “in person” event under the shade of the Lahaina Banyan Tree on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Daughter of Missing Maui woman testifies in murder trial against Bernard Brown

Alexis Felicilda, Monsalve’s daughter, described the process she went through in reporting her mom missing. Monsalve’s close friends Heather James and Matthew Wilkins discussed how they traveled from the mainland to conduct exhaustive searches, which they say Brown did not attend. And coworker, Stacie Williams, offered to help Monsalve when she broke up with Brown by giving her a place to stay.
Sunday, August 07, 2022

Finalists named for 2023 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year

Waiheʻe Elementaryʻs curriculum coordinator, Malia Draper, and Lahainaluna math teacher Cornelio “CJ” Ancheta, are among the list of 15 educators across the state selected as finalists for the 2023 Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year.
Sunday, August 07, 2022

Maui paddling kūpuna crews to compete in new 75-and-older division in British Isles

Three dozen Maui kūpuna depart this weekend to compete in the first 75-and-older division at the 2022 World Sprints.
Sunday, August 07, 2022

Cat Cafe Maui, where guests can make feline friends, or adopt a cat for home

A first-of-its-kind space, the Cat Cafe Maui, opens at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Described as “a fun and inviting space for cats and humans,” Cat Cafe Maui patrons can relax, play, sip, and shop with rescue cats–and adopt one if they find a special connection.
Saturday, August 06, 2022

Mayor proposes to buy former ʻIao Valley Lodge from Hawaiʻi Nature Center for $1.5M

Mayor Michael Victorino transmitted a proposal to the Maui County Council to purchase the acreage and the structure that was the former ʻĪao Valley Lodge in ʻĪao Valley for $1.5 million from the Hawaiʻi Nature Center.
Saturday, August 06, 2022

Bill to allow people to sleep in their vehicles in Maui County parking lots advances

Maui resident Laura Reidell said she knows what it’s like to sleep in her vehicle after not being able to pay for high rent costs during the pandemic. If the council approves a measure called Bill 108 that allows county parking lots to be used for human habitation, Reidell and others said they will have a safe place to sleep. Maui County Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve the bill on first reading. Bill 108 now advances to the second and final reading at full council.
Friday, August 05, 2022

Maui ban on disposable bodyboards takes effect on Tuesday

A new law banning the sale, rental, and distribution of disposable polystyrene bodyboards goes into effect on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
Friday, August 05, 2022

Maui ban on non-mineral sunscreen goes into effect on Oct. 1

Under the new ordinance that goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2022, only mineral sunscreens based on active ingredients zinc oxide and titanium dioxide will be allowed for sale, distribution or use without a prescription.
Friday, August 05, 2022

Maui managed retreat fund would come to rescue when infrastructure falls into ocean

West Maui has nine condo complexes at risk of falling into the ocean. The road fronting Kaʻopala Bay, along with water and sewer lines, may soon be under water. And many West Maui county parks are threatened by coastal erosion. That’s why Council Member Tamara Paltin, whose residency seat covers West Maui, recently introduced a proposal to create a managed retreat revolving fund that would help mitigate impacts of shoreline erosion.
Thursday, August 04, 2022

Officer testifies in Bernard Brown murder trial: “He had scratch marks from his inner biceps to forearms.”

An officer with the Maui Police Department said Bernard Brown had “scratch marks from his inner biceps to his forearms.” It was an observation that Detective Michael Vaituulala made when he responded to a harassment complaint made by Brown in the days following Moreira “Mo” Monsalve’s disappearance in January of 2014.
Thursday, August 04, 2022

DOH reports monkeypox case in Maui County

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health has identified one additional case of monkeypox. This brings the total number of cases in Hawaiʻi since June 3 to twelve. The individual is a Maui resident whose case is associated with travel outside of Hawaiʻi.
Thursday, August 04, 2022

Maui County home sales cool in June; single-family home median sales price at $1.1 million

Maui County home sales fell by more than 50% for condos and 20% for single-family houses last month, as rising mortgage rates and record-high sales prices pushed out buyers. Still, Julyʻs median sales price for single-family homes rose 5% year over year to $1.1 million, according to the Realtors Association of Maui report released Wednesday. Condos were up 11% to $789,500 compared with the same month last year.
Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Paula Fuga sings “Tribute to Aretha Franklin,” plans a tour with award-winning album

Hawaiian singer-songwriter Paula Fuga said she’s always been drawn to “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin’s personality and music and looks forward to her “Tribute to Aretha Franklin” concert at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Aug. 13.
Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Mana Wahine mural unveiling, Aug. 11

The mural will serve as the temporary construction wall surrounding the future site of The Parlay, a new retro-style tavern at the northeast corner of Main Street and North Church Street in Wailuku. 
Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Bernard Brown said “I swear she was fine,” in police interview played for jury in murder trial

On Tuesday, the jury listened to an interview a Maui police detective conducted with Brown following Monsalve’s disappearance in which Brown denied any involvement. In the interview he was recorded saying, “I swear she was fine… I did not hurt her.” He also said, “I hope you find her,” and suggested that perhaps she was out “partying.”
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