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Marty Dread: Hawaii’s Reggae Ambassador from Lahaina to the world

LAHAINA — Marty Dread, Hawaii’s Reggae Ambassador, singer, songwriter, guitar player and humanitarian, has produced numerous CDs and has performed at a variety of venues throughout the Hawaiian Islands and around the world. This year, 2021, marks 26 years since the release of Dread’s ...

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 ...

New native flower discovered above Lahaina

LAHAINA — Hawaii’s rich collection of unique native plant species has added a new member to its ranks, and a new species has been described for the first time. Only one individual of the new species, named Cyanea heluensis, is currently known from a remote location in West Maui. ...

Public hearings set for State Water Projects Plan

HONOLULU — The Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) will hold public hearings online for an update to the State Water Projects Plan (SWPP) this month. The SWPP is one of five component plans that together constitute the Hawaii Water Plan. The major objective of the SWPP is ...

Teams enjoy competing in footgolf tourney

KAANAPALI — At first glance, soccer and golf are a curious pairing; but add sweet saltwater breezes, fresh fairway greens, a full dash of camaraderie and a cooler full of ice, and the spicy blend is what makes the Kaanapali Golf Courses footgolf experience much like a kanikapila jam session. ...

Humpback whale songs provide insight into population changes

Approximately 8,000-12,000 of the North Pacific humpback whale stock visits the shallow waters of the Hawaiian Islands seasonally to breed. During this time, mature males produce an elaborate acoustic display known as “song,” which becomes the dominant source of ambient underwater ...

Angel Tree gifts (and MORE!) delivered to Lahaina shelter

LAHAINA — On Thursday, Dec. 17, members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset delivered 35 gifts for the keiki at Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center in Lahaina. Angel Tree tags were made available at American Savings Bank in Old Lahaina Center by President Vanessa Moreno. ...

Minit Med Urgent Care to open all offices Dec. 30 for COVID-19 testing

WAILUKU — In partnership with the County of Maui, Minit Med Urgent Care will open its site offices in Kahului, Kihei and Lahaina on Wednesday, Dec. 30, for free COVID-19 testing. The Lahaina and Kihei sites will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, and the Kahului site will be open from 8 a.m. ...