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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Chick-fil-A Maui Groundbreaking Welcomes Way for its First Restaurant in Hawai’i

Chick-fil-A broke ground today on it’s first Hawai’i restaurant, to be located at the Puʻunēnē Shopping Center in Kahului, Maui.
Monday, July 26, 2021

Maui Memorial Medical Center Vaccine Requirement for Visitors, Effective July 26

The Maui Memorial Medical Center today announced it is implementing a vaccine requirement for visitors to the hospital, effective today, July 26, 2021.
Monday, July 26, 2021

First Lady Jill Biden Visits Vaccine Clinic at Waipahu High School During Hawai‘i Stop

First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden visited a mobile vaccination clinic at Waipahu High School over the weekend during a stop in Hawaiʻi on her return from the Japan Olympics, where she led the US Delegation during the opening ceremony.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

BREAKING: Mayor Victorino Vetoes Bill 60 on Hotel Construction Moratorium

Managing Director Baz said the mayor does not believe Bill 60 will relieve crowds at Kahului Airport, reduce traffic on Maui’s roadways, or solve the problem of transient vacation rentals operating in neighborhoods. “Bill 60 will simply limit the choice of visitor accommodations in West and South Maui for the next 5-10 years,” said Baz.
Friday, July 16, 2021

Testifiers Suggest Delayed Implementation of Plastic Disposable Foodware Ban

“The law was passed before the global pandemic and the unforeseen impacts of COVID-19 must be considered. We must at the same time consider the intent of County Council, which unanimously passed this legislation, and the devastating impact single-use plastics have on the environment,” said Tamara Farnsworth, Division Manager with the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management, Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Olowalu Petroglyphs Vandalized, Paintball Markings Left Across Cliff Face

“White and yellow splotches of paint are spread across nearly the entire cliff face from the top to the base and from one side to the other. A great battle happened in this Ahupuaʻa and it’s hurtful to see this kind of disrespect for our culture,” said DOCARE Lt. John Yamamoto.
Thursday, July 01, 2021

Breaking: Pilot Program Offers Shuttle Service from Airport to Resort Areas on Maui

The Maui ALOHA Shuttle service will start on Saturday, July 3, and run through July 17 as a pilot program subsidized by MVCB. It could be extended through the end of this summer.
Monday, June 28, 2021

County Joins Police in Removing 41 Vehicles Abandoned Near Kanahā in Kahului, Maui

The Maui Police Department and Maui County’s Department of Environmental Management’s Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division have joined forces to remove 41 abandoned vehicles from Amala Place roadsides near Kanahā Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary and the County’s Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Reclamation Facility in Kahului.
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Hawai‘i DOH: “Delta” Variant Expected to Become Dominant Strain in a Month

The Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is expected to double every two weeks, and will likely become the dominant variant in the islands in about a month or so, according to Hawai‘i Department of Health State Laboratories Division Administrator Dr. Edward Desmond.
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Ongoing Complaints Along Maui’s Scenic Hāna Highway Lead to 387 Parking Citations

The Maui Police Department issued 387 parking citations and 83 warnings to violators on Hāna Highway between Haʻikū and Hāna town over a three week period from June 1 and June 23.
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