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Malama Maui Nui to launch ‘Get the Drift and Bag It!’

Get the Drift and Bag It! is an annual cleanup campaign hosted by Malama Maui Nui in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy that seeks to empower Maui Nui residents in their environmental stewardship of our island community. This year, “Get the Drift and Bag It!” will take ...

Dr. Norman Estin: Vaccines are key to battling COVID-19

HONOKOWAI — The COVID-19 Delta Variant is formally tagged B.1.617.2. It was first detected in India in December 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) christened it the Delta Variant on May 31 of this year. The American Society for Microbiology has tracked its global course since ...

Olowalu Elua Associates LLC to pay $96,221 penalty for cesspool violations

OLOWALU — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced a significant enforcement action against Olowalu Elua Associates LLC over large-capacity cesspool violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act at the Olowalu Plantation House. Located makai of Honoapiilani Highway at ...

LHS football team gets back to basics to prepare for 2021 season

LAHAINA — In these unprecedented times of pandemic restrictions, the Lahainaluna High School football team faces a monumental challenge of preparing for the 2021 Maui Interscholastic League kick-off in two weeks. The Lunas will host the Maui High Sabers on Friday, Aug. 20, at Sue D. ...

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 ...