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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9th Bayanihan Food Distribution Set for Jan. 23 in Kahului

The 9th Bayanihan Food Distribution will be held Saturday, Jan. 23 at 9 am at the Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center in Kahului.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers Receives $95,000 Donation

“The families in our shelters have already been hit hard financially but the COVID-19 pandemic has made living life even more challenging. This donation will be help our families to keep the safety net’s they have begun to build since being in the homeless shelter program,” said Monique Ibarra, executive director of KHAKO.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Maui Crime Jan. 3 – 9 2021: Burglaries, Break-ins, Thefts

Maui police responded to five burglaries, 14 vehicle thefts and 11 vehicle break-ins in Maui County over a seven day period from Jan. 3 – 9, 2021.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Gov. Ige Provides Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

State leaders agree that demand continues to outpace supply for the COVID-19 vaccine. Hawaiʻi is expected to receive another 33,400 doses by Thursday according to state Department of Health Director Dr. Libby Char–that’s down from the 58,000 received last week.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Community Invited to Virtual Town Halls on West Maui Community Plan Update, Jan. 20 and 30

Councilmember Tamara Paltin will hold a virtual town hall on the final phase of the West Maui Community Plan update on Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 30 at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Kupu Now Accepting Applications for Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps Summer Program

The HYCC summer program is a seven-week opportunity that runs from June 7 – July 23, 2021, providing young adults typically between the ages of 17-22 with meaningful field service experience into the world of conservation while giving back to the community.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris Focuses on Unity

Joe Biden was sworn in today as the 46th President of the United States, alongside Vice President Kamala Harris.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Board of Education To Discuss Massive Teacher Layoffs and Budget Cuts at Virtual Meeting Jan. 21

The Hawaiʻi Board of Education will hold a virtual public meeting Thursday, Jan. 21, to hear testimony regarding the proposed teacher layoffs and budget cuts to the Department of Education due to the statewide economic woes caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Jan. 19, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 65 New Cases (45 O‘ahu, 9 Maui, 6 Hawai‘i Island, 5 Out-of-State); 2 Deaths

There were 65 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Tuesday, including 45 on O‘ahu, nine on Maui, six on Hawaiʻi Island, and five in Hawaiʻi residents diagnosed outside of the state.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Gov. Ige Appoints Laura Acasio to Fill Kahele’s District 1 Vacancy

Governor David Ige announced today the appointment of Laura Acasio to fill the vacant Senate District 1 seat left by Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele. State Senate District 1 includes the greater Hilo area.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hawai‘i Island Couple to Pay $76,400 Fine for Illegal Harvest

Kealakekua couple, Tyron and Kacie Terazono have agreed to pay a $76,400 fine for the illegal harvest of aquarium fish, offshore of Kawaihae in Hawai‘i County on Feb. 20, 2020.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

PPP Reopens, Hawai‘i Businesses Encouraged to Act Now To Access Federal Money

“The new round of funding will help Hawai‘i small businesses meet their payroll and provide people with paychecks,” said US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i).
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Maui Economic Development Board Awarded $300K to Scale-Up STEMworks Program

MEDB will be awarded $300,000 to scale-up its successful STEMworks program to provide hands-on training for Maui residents in focus areas considered vital to the future of Hawaiʻi’s economy, including renewable energy and artificial intelligence.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Paniolo Cattle Company Working to Increase Access in Hawaiʻi to Locally Raised Beef

Paniolo Cattle Company, one of the largest local grass-fed beef programs in the state of Hawaiʻi, will explore diversifying its supply to include cattle from ranchers on each island.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hula Grill Kaʻanapali Awards Teachers at King Kamehameha III Elementary School

Hula Grill Kaʻanapali held an appreciation luncheon for the 2020 Educator of the Month recipients at King Kamehameha III Elementary School, presenting each with an engraved box and $100 gift certificate to the restaurant.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Maui Weekly Lane Closures for Jan. 16-22

The state Department of Transportation is working on several road projects that will result in lane closures from Jan. 16 to 22.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Maui Brown Water Advisory

The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff “due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris.”
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hawaiian Electric Speeds Up Rooftop Solar Interconnections

For the next 12 months, customers on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i islands installing new systems on circuits where the new program is available will not need the standard approvals before activating their systems.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hawaiʻi State FCU Awards Nearly $40,000 in Grants to Teachers

A total of 84 grants were distributed to public school teachers across Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi and Molokaʻi to help purchase classroom supplies and enhance student curriculums.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Chief Justice Appoints District and District Family Court Judges

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald appointed two individuals to fill judicial positions in the District and District Family Courts of the Second Circuit.
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