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Lawmakers: Apply for state support programs

Maui legislators encourage residents to make use of state support programs during the COVID-19 crisis.?Eligible residents can apply for unemployment insurance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), medical insurance and child care ...

Donations sought to help people in need

The Salvation Army of Maui County, working in conjunction with Maui Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, is collecting donations to be distributed to partner agencies for COVID-19 response to communities across Maui County.Information on how to donate is available online at ...

Maui small businesses should seek help

It is inspiring to see Maui's response to this awful COVID-19 pandemic.We truly are a great community of caring people.There are countless stories of resorts, businesses, churches and non-profits stepping up to help people in this unprecedented global health and economic crisis.The County of ...

Take health guidelines seriously

Maui may have an advantage in minimizing the spread of the highly infectious COVID-19 virus.Our island is rural and not densely populated.Alan Katz?, an epidemiology professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, said that because a majority of Hawaii's communities are rural, it could help ...

Let’s be vigilant and smart

Some of us old people are self-isolating. Some of us are more Corona-vulnerable than others.Here are some Corona-suggestions to make us more Corona-safe and happy.Place disinfectant wipes at your door; ask your ohana to use them! Let us know we are not alone in these Corona-closed zones. Learn ...

Lahaina community loses Doug Shue

Beloved Lahaina community personality Doug Shue passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 8 at the age of 83.He is survived by his wife, Carrie Irwin; children Robin, Steve and Greg; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as his first wife and mother of the children, Lynn Shue. Doug was ...

Be prepared for a new threat

We hope and pray that the Coronavirus won't become a major problem on the island.If it does, what are the implications for remote West Maui?The West Maui Taxpayers Association (WMTA) is continuing to advocate for emergency planning for our isolated community. Now, there are new concerns ...

What can be done to better protect West Maui from fires?

It's sad that House Bill 2518 promptly died at the Hawaii Legislature, because it would have initiated steps to help address two major issues in West Maui.Introduced by Maui representatives, the doomed bill would have facilitated the reuse of treated wastewater and established a network of ...

Be counted during the 2020 Census

The County of Maui is emphasizing the importance of the 2020 Decennial Census and wants residents to say, "COUNT ME IN!"With an official kickoff date of April 1, the goal of the 2020 Census is to count every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.For the ...

Program to guide Native Hawaiians running for office this year

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is launching a program aimed at empowering Native Hawaiians seeking election to a state or county seat in 2020.Maui County residents are encouraged to apply for the Ho'opono Candidate Training Program, a four-day bootcamp, at ...