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House fire in Hāna guts Keanini Drive home, six people displaced

An elderly resident who was home at the time of the fire, was extricated by neighbors and family members prior to the arrival of Maui Fire Department personnel. Fire officials say one person was injured, suffering burns to their face and arm, while extricating an elderly female resident from the fire.

Hawaiʻi residents to start receiving tax refunds next week

Taxpayers who earn less than $100,000/year, or couples earning less than $200,000/year will receive $300 each (including dependents, so a family of four would receive $1,200).

Maui fashion brand Pulelehua Maui headed to New York Fashion Week

A team of 10 with Maui-based fashion brand Pulelehua Maui is headed to New York Fashion Week on Thursday. This is the first time a Maui brand has been invited, and the first time a Hawaiʻi brand is doing the Brooklyn event.

Deer strike along busy Kaʻahumanu Ave.

The incident sheds light on the axis deer problem on Maui, as the animals push into populated areas in search of food and water.

Woman suffers “serious bite” in apparent shark incident at Pāʻia Bay

A woman was transported to the hospital for a “serious bite,” from an apparent shark incident at Pāʻia Bay on Maui’s north shore Saturday afternoon, Sept. 3.

Gathering of Voyagers honors Lea, goddess of canoe building

Fairmont Kea Lani, in partnership with the Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Voyaging Society, will host Gathering of the Voyagers, a two-day celebration of Polynesian culture honoring Lea, goddess of canoe building on Sept. 9-10, 2022.

Critically endangered bird transported from Kauaʻi to Maui’s Bird Conservation Center

A critically endangered ‘akikiki was transported from a deep valley in the Alaka‘i Plateau on Kauaʻi to the Maui Bird Conservation Center this morning.

$30K grant to expand Bayanihan free meals program for elderly residents on Maui

Nareit Hawaiʻi awarded a $30,000 grant to the Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center to support the expansion of its Bayanihan Feeding Program, the beneficiaries of which are seniors on fixed incomes who have free meals prepared and delivered to them at home. 

Maui and Hawaiʻi film offices nominated for LMGI Outstanding Film Commission Award

The State and County nomination came from HBO’s “The White Lotus” series. Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it was shot under the most difficult conditions in Hawai‘i’s film industry history. The White Lotus, filmed on location within the Four Seasons Maui in Wailea, has since received 20 Emmy Nominations.

New music highlights importance of Hawaiian language song composition

Award-winning artists and composers, Kealiʻi Reichel, Kainani Kahaunaele, Cody Pueo Pata, and Zachary Lum present new music that highlights haku mele: Hawaiian language song composition.

Hawaiʻi’s first Chick-fil-A opens in Kahului with blessing, hula and local donations

For new owner and operator of Hawaiʻi’s first Chick-fil-A, the freshly constructed restaurant opening today in Kahului represents more than just chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. “That’s part of my vision: It was to come and to pour back into the community,” said Sean Whaley, independent franchised owner/operator and Maui resident.

Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Sept. 1-7

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment from Aug. 25-31, find our comprehensive listing here.

Former lifeguard, now Hale Makua resident, Jojo Apo, returns to the Wailuku Pool

“To see her come full circle and her now at Hale Makua and to be able to go swimming again, it’s just so heartwarming,” said Teresa Lopes, Kahului Activities Director at Hale Makua.

Emergency loans available to assist with axis deer impacts in Maui County

Axis deer have decimated agricultural crops and pastural lands as they migrate to seek water and forage. The estimated population of axis deer in Maui county is at least 60,000.

Raising Cane’s opens on Maui with fanfare

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers officially opened in Kahului on Tuesday to a crowd of about 150 individuals. The first person in line, Frank Barbosa, arrived before noon on Monday, and was joined in line shortly after by several more people who kept each other company for the next 11 hours until the restaurant officially opened on Tuesday morning.

Hirono announces release of Edith Kanakaʻole commemorative quarter design

The new commemorative quarter design honoring Edith Kanakaʻole is one of five released today by the US Mint honoring prominent women in American history as part of the Mint’s American Women Quarters Program.

Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning singer Amy Hānaiali’i performs in Wailea

About 500 guests were in attendance at a special performance by Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning singer Amy Hānaiali’i at The Shops at Wailea on Friday.

Hula winners from US, Japan converge for 15th annual Kū Mai Ka Hula competition

Tickets for the annual Kū Mai Ka Hula competition, featuring award-winning hālau from around Hawai‘i, the continental US, and Japan, are now on sale at

Maui police issue first license to carry a concealed weapon permit

As of Aug. 24, 2022, the MPD Records Division had distributed 187 Concealed Carry Weapon license applications in 2022.  Department spokesperson Alana Pico said 13 of those 187 have been submitted to MPD for processing.  A single application was approved.  

BREAKING: Bernard Brown is found guilty in death of Moreira “Mo” Monsalve

After a day of deliberations, a guilty verdict has been reached in the second degree murder trial of Bernard Brown. The verdict was reached at 2:01 p.m. and was unanimous.
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