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State outlines plan for safe return to school

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige, together with Department of Health Director Libby Char and Interim Schools Superintendent Keith Hayashi – on Monday outlined the state’s plan for getting students back into the classroom safely next week. “One thing we’ve learned is that in-person ...

Westin workers hold community service project at Lahaina Intermediate

LAHAINA — The Lahaina Complex of public schools — Kindergarten to Grade 12 — will open their doors to almost 3,000 students the first week of August. It’s truly a joyous occasion. The haumana of King Kamehameha III Elementary School, Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary ...

Councilmember King: County should end Clean Water Act case

WAILUKU — One day after federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway issued an order requiring Maui County to get discharge permits for Lahaina injection wells under the Clean Water Act, County Councilwoman Kelly Takaya King urged Mayor Michael Victorino to not appeal the decision. ...

Charity Walk returns to help Maui Nui non-profits

WAILUKU — The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA) is pleased to announce that after having to cancel the 2020 Visitor Industry Charity Walk due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event is back this year and completely online. Instead of a physical event as has been held in the ...

Lahaina surfer Summer Macedo competing to qualify for the WCT

LAHAINA — The nurturing nature of island culture is manifested here on the West Side in the sparkling surfing career of Summer Macedo. The 20-year-old daughter of Jennifer and Ronaldo Macedo grew up in the warmth and care of her parents and the Lahaina community to rise up to the ...

County Council launches civic engagement video series

WAILUKU — The Maui County Council has launched Maui County Kakou, a civic engagement video series featuring local talent providing information and resources to encourage and facilitate civic education and participation, Councilmember Kelly Takaya King announced. “The civic ...

Draft EA published for 1,128- lot Honokowai Master Plan

HONOKOWAI — With potentially over 1,000 residences added to the Hawaiian Homes inventory above Honokowai, housing opportunities for Native Hawaiians have improved on the West Side. The Honokowai Master Plan, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) Draft Environmental Assessment ...

Olowalu petroglyphs damaged in paintball attack

OLOWALU — From a distance, it appears a flock of birds left their collective droppings all over a cliff face that holds some of the finest examples of Hawaiian petroglyphs. Also known as Pu‘u Kilea, there are about 100 petroglyphs spread across the face of the basalt cliff in the ...

Community input sought for Draft Honolua to Honokohau Management Plan

WEST MAUI — “Overtourism” may well be one of the most unlikely side-effects of COVID-19. Or not? It’s an inflammatory condition stemming from chronic, deep-seeded pockets of greed, gnawing away at the culture. Cries of overuse and abuse can be heard across ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset recognizes Vocational Service Award recipients

LAHAINA — At a recent “Celebrations Meeting,” the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset presented the fifth annual Vocational Service Awards to an individual and a local non-profit organization. These award recipients were selected for demonstrating integrity through high ethical behavior ...