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Governor Ige issues 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, reducing the state’s mandatory self-quarantine period for travelers entering the state and traveling between counties from 14 to ten days. The new policy takes effect today, Thursday, Dec. 17 at 12:01 a.m. ...

Lahaina community helps celebrate Carolyn Kam’s 80th birthday

LAHAINA — At this time in the world, when COVID-19 weighs heavy over us all daily, who doesn’t need a warm fuzzy? This story guarantees a quiet smile, a recall of memories of Lahaina in the day it was a sleepy plantation town by the seaside. Specifically, it is about Hop Wo Store, ...

‘Gifting Trees for Maui’ project expanding

LAHAINA — After the successful launch of the “La‘au Ha‘awi Maui — Gifting Trees for Maui” initiative at the Ka Hale a Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center on Saturday, Nov. 28, two “Tree Gifting” events will be held for the Maui community. On Saturday, Dec. 12, the first ...

Maui County seeks bar closures to stem rising numbers of COVID-19 cases

WAILUKU — With recent double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases, Maui County is seeking approval from Gov. David Ige to temporarily close bars and bar areas within restaurants for two weeks, or until Dec. 26, 2020. “The Maui District Health Office reported that numerous positive cases ...

Bogar’s pitch recognized during Mana Up Hawaii

NAPILI — For the second time in 2020, Monica Bogar has been spotlighted in the winner’s circle. The diminutive powerhouse, Lahainaluna High School Class of ’96 graduate, is walking the talk of a successful entrepreneur. The year started well for the co-founder of Napili ...

Estrella wins gold medal at United World Wrestling Junior Nationals

LAHAINA — The true grit of Maui grown youth is manifested in the club and high school wrestling programs across the county. In particular, that powerful spirit has emerged at Lahainaluna High School through the sterling accomplishments of the Luna wrestling team. Lahainaluna has ...

Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

KIHEI — The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill five primary and 11 alternate seats on its advisory council. The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following seats: Business/Commerce (primary and alternate); Commercial Shipping ...

‘Gifting Trees for Maui’ Project starts Nov. 28

WEST MAUI — A strong partnership of like-minded island stewards have joined forces to launch the “La‘au Ha‘awi Maui” project — “Gifting Trees for Maui” — commencing on Saturday, Nov. 28, to help heal our planet and restore the well-being of our Mother Earth. Aloha ‘Aina. ...

KBRA shares aloha with the reopening of Kaanapali Beach Resort

KAANAPALI — Kaanapali Beach Resort Association (KBRA) opens its arms with warm aloha as the resort’s refreshed properties welcome visitors once more. Following the COVID-19 shutdowns in the spring, KBRA’s member properties were closed for more than seven months. Now, ...