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Homeless encampment on Amala nearly cleared

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Advocates for homeless residents are denouncing the sweep of a large encampment along Amala Place in Kahului, saying people have few places to go and limited time to clear out before officials wrap up efforts today. “The biggest issue that I see is that this timeline, although the county ...

Maui teachers rally for staffing help, free COVID testing

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Public schoolteachers rallied Tuesday at Central Maui schools, decrying what they say is a lack of safety for students and a refusal by the state Department of Education to come to the table to find contingency plans for severe staff shortages. A few dozen members of the Hawaii State Teachers ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

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Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 280 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 197 new cases on Oahu, 39 on Hawaii island, 21 on Maui, 16 on Kauai, one case on Molokai and six Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been ...

Man gets 5 years in prison for three incidents of abuse

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WAILUKU — For acts a judge described as “sheer violence,” a 30-year-old Kahului man was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for stabbing a woman, threatening her and abusing her in front of children. Second Circuit Judge Peter Cahill handed down the sentence to Richard Nakoa and ...

Early bird

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An early bird pigeon walks along the top of a Lahaina breakwall Saturday morning before sunrise. The bird was patrolling the area near the start line of the Front Street Mile races.

Maui nonprofit receives funds to help with vaccine efforts

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The Maui News Hui No Ke Ola Pono has received $50,000 to help remove barriers to vaccination among communities most impacted by COVID-19, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced Monday. The Native Hawaiian health care nonprofit on Maui was among five organizations in Hawaii to receive grants ...