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Maui Waena Intermediate takes home 12 awards at national media contest

Maui Waena Intermediate students returned with a dozen awards from the Student Television Network’s annual convention, held last week in Long Beach, Calif. Statewide, Hawaiʻi public schools brought home a total of 46 awards.

Registration now open for summer 2023 at Seabury

Registration for Seabury Hall’s summer program is now available online for students entering grades 1-8 in Fall 2023.

West Maui to hold first evening budget meeting Thursday, March 30

The Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee will receive testimony on the fiscal year 2024 budget on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Lahaina Civic Center’s Social Hall.

Honolulu City Council member introduces bill to cut down on opioid-related deaths

Following the Federal Drug Administration’s approval of the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal medication “naloxone” as an over-the-counter medication this morning, Honolulu City Councilmember Tyler Dos Santos-Tam introduced Bill 28, which requires certain bars, nightclubs, and other high-risk venues to maintain doses of naloxone spray on site in case of an overdose.

Surveillance: Alleged theft of Onewheel valued at $2,200 from Hi-Tech in Pāʻia

Store owners released surveillance video of an alleged theft incident in which a Onewheel GT portable electric rideable board, valued at $2,200 was stolen from Hi-Tech Surf Sports in Pāʻia over the weekend.

Two Spring College Fairs planned on Maui, April 4

The Hawaiʻi Association of College Admissions Counselors hosts two spring college fairs on Maui on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

Maui Department of Liquor Control to accept License renewal applications April 1

The County of Maui Department of Liquor Control will begin accepting liquor license renewal applications starting April 1. Applications can be submitted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the department’s office at 110 Alaʻihi St., Room 212, in Kahului.

2023 ʻĀnuenue Spring Break Classic at Kāʻanapali 2nd Round results

The Pepperdine Waves were led by Lion Higo (T4), Yingzhi Zhu (T6) and Maui’s own Reese Guzman (T8) (pictured here) who tied for the second-best score Tuesday, 66 (-5) at the 2023 ʻĀnuenue Spring Break Classic at Kāʻanapali.

33 swimmers accused of “aggressively pursuing” a dolphin pod on Hawaiʻi Island

A group of 33 swimmers were met by uniformed officers after they were caught on drone video and in photographs allegedly harassing a pod of dolphins at Hōnaunau Bay Sunday morning off Hawaiʻi Island.

130 students meet up with hospitality industry professionals on Maui

Hawaiʻi workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI partnered with dozens of Maui businesses and organizations to host its Leadership, Exploration, Inspiration (LEI) program on Maui today. The free daylong program was held at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, with participation from all major hotels in the Wailea-Mākena area, providing exposure to a variety of careers.

Registration open for PALS Program Summer 2023 session

Online registration for the County of Maui PALS Program Summer 2023 session will begin on April 1 and continue until April 15.

$400,000 in USDA Forest Service grants for wildfire impact on Hawaiʻi Island and Kauaʻi

Four Hawai‘i Island communities and and the Fire Department in Kaua‘i County are receiving more than $400,000 from the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program. It helps communities, tribes, nonprofit organizations, state forestry agencies and Alaska Native corporations plan for and mitigate wildfire risks as the country faces an ongoing […]

Schatz urges Navy Secretary to stay on track with Red Hill defeuling timeline

US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) pressed Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro during a Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing today, calling on the Navy to stay on track with the defueling timeline for Red Hill.

Phase 1 excavation complete at Haleakalā following 700 gallon fuel spill

Workers removed approximately 43 sacks of soil estimated at 84,000 pounds, replacing it with soil gathered at a nearby site. The soil removed is being safely stored at the summit of Haleakalā until a remediation plan is approved in Phase 3.

Governor lowers flags to honor Nashville victims

“We lower our flags as a sign of respect and love for the innocent victims of the school shooting in Nashville, Tenn.,” said Gov. Green. “In doing so, we unite with President Biden and others across our nation in mourning the deeply felt losses.”

5 planets party in the western sky this week

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus can be seen together now in the night sky, but the best date to view the celestial alignment is March 28, when the planets stretch from the western horizon to about halfway up the sky.

Online auction held in place of Haʻikū Hoʻolauleʻa and Flower Festival this year

The Haʻikū School PTA hosts a Silent Auction online this year in place of the annual Haʻikū Hoʻolauleʻa and Flower Festival. The online auction opens on Thursday, April 6 at 6 a.m., and closes at 8 p.m. on April 12, 2023.

Falsetto and lūʻau feast featured events at the 31st annual Celebration of the Arts

An impressive feast of friendship, food, music, dance, and vocals will be on display at the much-anticipated Celebration of Island Tastes and Carmen Hulu Lindsey Leo Ha‘iha‘i Falsetto Contest.

Congressman Case welcomes increased Coast Guard presence in Hawaiʻi

Congressman Ed Case welcomed an announcement by the United States Coast Guard that it will deploy the Harriet Lane, a 270-foot Cutter with a 100-person crew, to Hawai‘i.

Rep. Tokuda to host first community town hall on Maui, April 6

Representative Jill Tokuda (HI-02) announced her first community town hall on Maui, Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, Pāʻina building.
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