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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

US Senator Hirono Reintroduces Bill to Double Pell Grant, Make College More Affordable

US Sen. Mazie K. Hirono was part of a group of legislators who reintroduced the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act, legislation that would double the Pell award for college expenses, index the award to inflation, and make other changes to expand the award for working students and families.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Ige to Sign Landmark Payday Lending Reform Bill into Law

“For too long, payday loans have trapped so many of our most financially vulnerable people in a cycle of debt that they cannot escape. This legislation not only corrects this serious injustice, but also and more importantly enables access to needed capital while providing a path to greater financial self-sufficiency and opportunity,” said Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Three Maui Student Golfers Awarded 1st Ann Seki Academic Scholarship

This years recipients are Anson Cabello, a student at Kamehameha Maui High School; Lana Calibuso-Kwee, Baldwin High School graduate; and Joy Callinan, Seabury High School graduate.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

World’s Deepest Cabled Ocean Observatory at UH Celebrates 10 Years of Seafloor Data

The world’s deepest cabled observatory — the University of Hawaiʻi’s ALOHA Cabled Observatory — celebrated 10 years of continuously providing data directly from the seafloor to shore-based scientists on June 6.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Speed Limit Reduced to 35 mph on Pi‘ilani Highway Between Uwapo and Līpoa

Maui motorists are advised that the posted speed limit on Piʻilani Highway between Uwapo Road/Kaiwahine Street and Līpoa Street/Līpoa Parkway will be reduced from 40 mph to 35 mph in both directions. The new speed limit signs were installed June 15, 2021 and are effective immediately.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Paddlers Rescued from Capsized Outrigger Canoe in Maui Waters

Crews arrived on scene and confirmed that one paddler, a 70-year-old Haʻikū man was missing, and the other paddler, a 57-year-old Haʻikū woman was aboard the vessel, which was drifting downwind, approximately a quarter mile from shore.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Hale Kaiola Sustainable Housing Community in South Maui to Break Ground This Summer

“The Hale Kaiola development represents a major step forward for kamaʻāina-first housing on Maui, helping to ensure that the island’s citizens have an equitable chance to become homeowners amidst the ongoing challenges of escalating prices and a lack of inventory,” according to a builder announcement.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Public Hearing For County Facility Concessions, June 23

The public is invited to provide input on proposed rules for concession operations during an online public hearing set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 37 Cases (31 Confirmed, 6 Probable)

The confirmed cases included: 13 on O‘ahu (+7 probable); eight on Hawai‘i Island; five on Maui (-3 probable); two on Kaua‘i (+1 probable); and three in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state (+1 probable).
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

10-Year Review of Maui County Charter Underway, Public Input Sought

An 11-person citizens commissions is seeking public input for its year-long review of Maui County’s governing document, the Maui County Charter. The review is conducted once a decade.
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