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Editorial

Community loses Irene Hueu Kalawaia

She will be remembered for her bright smile and kindly, gentle demeanor. She will remain a fond memory of the closeness and congeniality of the Kuhua Mill Camp neighborhood where she spent the last years of her 86 years on this Earth in one of the few remaining Pioneer Mill cottages of the ...

Donate wreaths for fallen veterans

Maui’s Civil Air Patrol Squadron is participating in National Wreaths Across America Day, this year set for Saturday, Dec. 19. Wreaths Across America’s mission “… to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National ...

211 Resource line now has staff focusing on Maui County

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many unforeseen challenges for local families. Many people turn to the statewide 211 Resource line for help. Since the start of the pandemic in March, call volume has increased more than 500 percent. 211 is a free, confidential referral ...

State clears up confusion about when to wear a mask

Gov. David Ige last week ended any ambiguity about when residents and visitors are required to wear masks in Hawaii to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “All persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public,” the 15th COVID-19 ...

Lindsay Ball’s contributions helped generations of Maui families

A sterling, 40-year career in education will come to an end next June, as Lindsay Ball will retire as superintendent of the canoe district Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai Complex Area. Ball has spent his entire adult life thus far in education as well as a dedicated wrestling coach ...

West Maui community loses Eileen MacDonald

Her life spanned the West Maui Mountains like a vivid, springtime rainbow. It is said that she brought the unique pink torch ginger to flourish on the Valley Isle from her birthplace of Papeete, Tahiti, when she came to live in her oceanfront home in Lahaina. And it all fits so ...

Get tested and help keep Maui County safe

It’s great to see that Maui COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations have been very low on Maui in October, even with the launch of the State Pre-Travel Testing Program three weeks ago. Regardless of daily test results, the outbreak on Lanai shows that we need to keep our guard ...

Our Kupuna needs volunteers

Recognizing a need in West Maui and across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Our Kupuna program connects sponsors with seniors. Our Kupuna is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that links Hawaii residents ages 60 and up with sponsors who are able to deliver groceries, ...

Help battle plastic pollution via Small Acts for Clean Shores

Love Beauty and Planet and the Surfrider Foundation invite Maui residents to participate in Small Acts for Clean Shores, a series of seemingly small actions that collectively add up to major impacts for our ocean, coasts, waterways and our island community. Throughout October, ...

Educating travelers will be important as Maui reopens

We are glad to see the County of Maui moving forward with the pre-travel testing program that starts on Thursday, Oct. 15. Although recovery will be slow, limited tourism and the return of Maui timeshare and condominium owners will have a positive impact on West Side businesses. ...