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County responds to growing number of COVID-19 cases

WAILUKU — The Hawaii State Department of Health on Jan. 7 reported 56 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Maui County. Because the vast majority of cases are in households throughout all regions of Maui island, officials in the Maui District Health Office believe the spike stemmed from holiday gatherings. All cases have been assigned to investigators with results pending. “Today’s number is certainly concerning, but not unexpected,” said Mayor Michael Victorino. “Our medical advisers anticipated a dramatic surge in cases after the holidays. We are watching the numbers very carefully, but we do hope to see a downward trend toward later this month. In the meantime, we are enforcing existing public health rules and working with Governor Ige to institute some new restrictions.” In other action, Mayor Victorino has approved additional funding for Maui ...

Public hearings set for State Water Projects Plan

WAILUKU — In response to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Maui County community, Maui County Councilmember Kelly Takaya King of South Maui will host a virtual town hall ...

Local sports

Great Marlin Race expands knowledge of billfish behavior

The original Great Marlin Race was initiated in 2009 by Dr. Barbara Block with Stanford University and International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) Representative Robert Kurz, with the guidance of Peter Fithian, IGFA trustee and chairman of the Hawaii International Billfish Tournament, to ...

Community News

Public invited to webinar on COVID-19 in Maui County

WAILUKU — In response to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Maui County community, Maui County Councilmember Kelly Takaya King of South Maui will host a virtual town hall webinar on Monday, Jan. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. All members of the Maui County community are invited and ...

Business

Columns

Neck pain causing headaches? Here’s what you need to know

If you often suffer from headaches, you’re probably tired of their debilitating effects. But did you know that a neck injury might cause your headaches? It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between headaches caused by neck pain, as they have the same symptoms as other types of ...

Entertainment

Kingwell to sign official Lahaina Posters

LAHAINA — Village Gallery will host Lahaina artist Jim Kingwell on Friday, Jan. 8, for the release and signing of the official 2021 Lahaina Poster. The signing will be held on the large front lanai of the 120 Dickenson St. gallery between 5 and 8 p.m. during Friday Night is Art ...

Editorial

DHHL polling beneficiaries about Kapolei casino proposal

The Hawaiian Homes Commission last month made a controversial decision to help address the Department of Hawaiian Homes Lands’ “dire financial state.” Commissioners approved a draft legislative proposal to authorize limited gaming in the form of a single integrated resort ...