Maui News

Maui arts teacher awarded $8,000 for Hale Mahaolu kupuna arts program

Maui jewelry artist and arts teacher Julie Matheis, in partnership with Hale Mahaolu, has been awarded $8,000 from the the Hawai‘i Community Foundation as part of its new Museum Without Walls Arts Education Initiative.

Biden-Harris administration announces additional $7.7B in approved student debt relief

Another $7.7 billion in student loan debt forgiveness for 160,500 people was announced by the Biden-Harris administration Wednesday, offering relief for millions of borrowers living with student debt.

County webinar meeting for Lahaina homeowners impacted by wildfire to be held May 30

Lahaina homeowners impacted by the August 2023 wildfire are encouraged to attend the County of Maui Office of Recovery’s Homeowners Webinar Meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2024.

Graduation marks end of emotional four-year journey for Lahainaluna’s Class of 2024

Lahainaluna High School’s Class of 2024 celebrated the end of an emotional four-year journey, with 216 seniors receiving their diplomas Sunday night at the Sue D. Cooley Stadium.

Maui students recognized as top finalists for prestigious Duke Award

Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation gifted 32 scholarships to students from across the state who are making waves in ocean and water sports.

Nighttime single-lane closure on Keawe Street for concrete patch

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation advises highway users of nighttime lane closures along the state-owned portion of Keawe Street adjacent to the Lahaina Bypass (Route 3000) beginning on Tuesday, May 28.  

No Lahaina Disaster Recovery Community Update Meeting on Wednesday, May 29

Due to mulitple public events and meetings occurring this week, the weekly Wednesday evening County of Maui Disaster Recovery Community Update meeting in Lahaina will not be held on Wednesday, May 29. 

AMR continues ground ambulance service on Maui and Kauaʻi following protest

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Injury Prevention Systems Branch has issued two Notices of Award to International Life Support, Inc., doing business as American Medical Response (AMR).

Interest form open to help Lahaina homeowners rebuild

Hawaiʻi Community Lending (HCL) has announced it will open applications for the Lahaina Homeowner Recovery Program on July 1, 2024. To secure a space and to be placed on an interest list, complete an interest form online.

AARP Hawaiʻi seeks 2024 Andrus Award nominees

AARP is accepting nominations for its 2024 Hawai`i Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Hawai`i volunteers, 50 and older, who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

Survey says isle residents support expanding renewable energy in Hawaiʻi

More than 90% of island residents support more alternative energy in the Hawaiian Islands, according to a survey commissioned by the Ulupono Initiative and released during the 11th Annual Hawaiʻi Energy Conference on Maui.

MEO employees recognized for work with Head Start and Maui Relief TANF programs

Head Start Family Case Manager Abegael Hernandez and Maui Relief TANF Program Manager Monni Nash and were named Maui Economic Opportunity Employees of the Month for February and March, respectively, for their care and empathy with the families and individuals they help.

Multi-Grammy award winning band and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago return to Maui in September

Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, performs at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater & Yokouchi Pavilion with special guest, Henry Kapono, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2024. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Lahaina Restoration Foundation awards $10,000 in scholarships

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to Lahainaluna High School seniors and alumni for the 2024-2025 academic year. The scholarships for $1000 each were awarded based on eligibility criteria such as acceptance into accredited two- or four-year colleges and universities, as well as essay submissions.

Sumptuous dining on the menu at 43rd annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is getting ready to serve up a menu of “magical moments” with culinary, wine and music events during next month’s 43rd annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

Maui Bicycling League successfully hosts Memorial Ride of Silence

The Maui Bicycling League held its annual Ride of Silence on Saturday, joining over 400 locations worldwide in honoring cyclists who have been injured or lost their lives while riding. The event drew more than 30 bike riders and advocates who came together to ride in silence, dressed in white, to commemorate those who have tragically died while cycling.

Battling invasive species topic of County sustainability series, May 30

The County of Maui Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division has announced the third installment of its Sustainability Together: Community-led Regenerative Action speaker series from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, at the Maui Ocean Center Sphere. This session, titled “Grassroots Guardians: Battling Invasives in Maui County,” is being held during Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month.

MEO begins accepting energy credit applications June 1

Applications for the annual federally funded energy credit assistance program for low-income residents, who require help to pay their heating and cooling bills, will be accepted beginning June 1 via mail or in-person drop-offs through the month.

Ocean Exploration Trust launches 2024 expedition to map unknown areas of the Pacific Ocean 

An eight month-long exploration of unsurveyed seafloors across the Eastern, Central and Western Pacific, from Hawaiʻi to Canada, will bring views of never-before-seen seafloor to the world this year.

Council supports closures of Holomua Road for public safety in Pāʻia

Maui County members voted 9-0 on Tuesday to approve a bill on first reading to close the mauka portion Holomua Road above the entrance to old Maui High School to address concerns about brush fires and other public safety issues.
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