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Take precautions to prevent wildfires

Just hours after firefighters put out a fast-moving 1,500-acre brushfire in Central Maui, the National Weather Service kicked off its annual Wildfire & Drought Awareness Campaign on Aug. 31. Fires can happen at any time, but the fall months of September and October are typically the ...

Give the public better COVID-19 data

A friend of mine is concerned about COVID-19. She is in her 70s and in the high-risk group with a history of respiratory problems.Similar to points made by John Bond in this week's letters, she questioned why the state and the County of Maui don't provide more details on COVID-19 cases.The ...

Programs support veteran small business owners

Are you a veteran small business owner? The U.S. Small Business Administration wants to offer support and access to resources.Get started by participating in SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committee virtual public meetings next week via Microsoft Teams. The U.S. Small Business ...

Lunas asked to rise up this year

It's great to see the 2020-21 school year underway at Lahainaluna High School - the focal point of our West Side community.Under the current plans, after a period of Virtual/Distance Learning from Aug. 17 to Sept. 21, students will have the option to go to school on campus from Sept. 22 until ...

Program can help businesses thrive during the COVID-19 crisis

There are many loan and funding programs available to help businesses try to survive the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.Training and resources on how to reopen and build business may be even more valuable in these crazy times.The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a national not-for-profit ...

Foundation and businesses working to promote historic Lahaina Town

With any meaningful level of tourism delayed until September at the earliest, what can be done to draw locals to Lahaina and improve business?Under the leadership of Lahaina Restoration Foundation, a group of businesses is creating ways to promote historic Lahaina Town.First on the list was a ...

Help equip students for the new school year

We are just days away from the scheduled opening of the 2020-21 school year in the Lahaina Complex on Aug. 4.While many facets of the upcoming year are up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two things are certain: students need school supplies, and many West Maui families are struggling ...

What will happen with fall sports?

As an integral part of the high rate of success of Lahainaluna High School sports for over two decades, Athletic Trainer and Assistant Athletic Director Jon Conrad has had an inside perspective of the complex mechanics of the programs at the historic West Side campus. So today, with educational ...

Help explain the impact of COVID-19

Chambers of Commerce across the state and the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) are partnering to conduct a survey to study the business impact of COVID-19. Businesses can go to www.surveyshare.com/s/AYA9K9C to take the survey.This is a follow-up survey that measures ...

Register and vote from home

Are you registered to vote? If you want to vote from home, the deadline to register for the Aug. 8 Primary Election is Thursday, July 9, at 4:30 p.m.Simply visit elections.hawaii.gov and click "Register to Vote." You must have a current Hawaii Driver's License or State ID to enter the online ...