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Maui Obituaries: Week Ending Oct. 2, 2022

Maui Obituaries for the week ending Oct. 2, 2022. May they rest in peace.

Volcano Watch: Where’s that lava headed and when will it get there?

Although there is a great deal we do not know about what a volcano is about to do, we can make some short-term forecasts based on what is currently happening. These forecasts, even over short periods of time, give people in the path of lava flows the ability to plan, providing critical answers to the questions: “Where’s that lava headed and when will it get there?”

More than 100 vendors and candidates host tables at Senior Fair, Oct. 29

About 100 vendors and candidates for office have signed up for the 49th Maui County Senior Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the War Memorial Gym.

Applications for Agricultural Micro Grant Program available, Oct. 17

The $3 million Maui County-funded program, administered by Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center, is open to operating farms on less than 12 acres and livestock ranches up to 40 acres possessing a county business or state general excise license as of July 1, 2022. Preference will be given to women and Native Hawaiians.

Water outages scheduled Oct. 4 for work on Molokaʻi’s Hoʻolehua Water System

Due to work on the main water line of Molokaʻi’s Hoʻolehua Water System, there will be scheduled water outages.

Gov. Ige traveling to San Francisco for bond rating meetings

Gov. David Ige travels to San Francisco today for a series of meetings with credit rating agencies. The governor and members of his team are working to secure favorable bond ratings in an effort to allow the state to borrow money at the lowest interest rates possible.

Celebration of Life for Maui Tomorrow founding board member, Mark Sheehan

A Celebration of Life will be held today, Sunday, Oct. 2, for Mark Sheehan, founding board member of Maui Tomorrow.

Mexican Consulate visit draws 170 applicants on Saturday, more expected on Day 2

The Mexican Consulate was expected to process more than 170 applications and documents Saturday on the first day of its two-day Maui visit, setting up shop at Maui Economic Opportunity in Wailuku.

Astronomers on Maui work every night to protect Earth from asteroids big and small

The University of Hawaiʻi is a major contributor to protecting Earth from asteroids big and small with several telescopes and programs on Maui.

West Virginia teen donates classic books to Moloka‘i Head Start children

A West Virginia high school senior donated the classic book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” to 20 children at the Molokaʻi Head Start in Kaunakakai.

Permanent resident cards’ validity automatically extended to 24 months

Maui County has been informed that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services is automatically extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) to 24 months. Previously, the federal agency provided a 12-month extension for Green Card validity.

Deadly motorcycle crash claims life of man on Maui’s Kula Highway

A 63-year-old Kula man suffered fatal injuries when a pickup truck collided head-on into the motorcycle he was operating on Kula Highway Friday night.

Five people displaced by cottage fire in Haʻikū

Five people were displaced following a structure fire in Haʻikū on Friday afternoon.

Maui residents turn out for National Drive Electric event

The 11th annual National Drive Electric Week, a coast-to-coast celebration of electric vehicles (EVs), was held Sept. 24 at UH Maui College as part of the national week of celebrations taking place in every state through Oct. 3.  

Hawthorne CAT donates $3,000 to UHMC Automotive Technology Department

Hawthorne CAT, the company that provides Caterpillar® sales, service, rental, and repair in Hawai‘i, has donated $3,000 to the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Department of Automotive Technology.

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%.
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