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Art of Trash goes to virtual format

Community News

Due to state and county public health COVID-19 emergency proclamations, Malama Maui Nui’s 18th annual Art of Trash exhibition is transitioning to a virtual format. Photographs of entries may be submitted at malamamauinui.org. The deadline for both gallery and Trashion Show submissions has ...

Molokai deals with first COVID-19

Local News

Friendly Market Center, where Molokai’s first confirmed COVID-19 individual works, closed Friday to be sanitized and cleaned as residents coped with the reality that the potentially fatal virus had reached their isolated and close-knit community. “I basically said a short prayer,” said ...

Mauians are stepping up to help their neighbors in need

Local News

Amid the dark cloud of the coronavirus on health and the economy, Maui residents are offering positive rays of help and goodwill. The good comes in the form of large donations of food, cash and gift certificates and flowers to the elderly. The Maui News has been receiving reports of these ...

Donations pour in after postponement

Community News

Donations and auction prizes continued to pour in after the March 13 “Go for the Green” fundraiser sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset was postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. An online auction resulted in $10,741.60 in donations to fund projects for the coming Rotary ...

Grant to aid college-bound seniors

Community News

College-bound seniors graduating this year from Maui High School and King Kekaulike High School who have completed their respective school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination program will each receive a one-time $2,500 grant to help with college expenses. Called the “AVID 2020 ...

Maui County sees highest single-day COVID-19 spike

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Despite county and state efforts to close off East Maui from outsiders, the rural community of Hana reported its first coronavirus case Friday morning, a female resident with travel history. Meanwhile, Maui County saw its highest single-day spike of new confirmed coronavirus cases — nine on ...

MHS alumnus part of rescue dog show

Community News

Boogie, an alumnus of Maui Humane Society, competed in the “2020 American Rescue Dog Show” on Feb. 17 on the Hallmark Channel. The show, now in its third year, focuses the spotlight on dogs adopted from shelters and rescue organizations. Boogie competed in the Best in Underbite category ...

High-schoolers keep busy, miss friends

Local News

EDITOR’S NOTE. Personal Stories Behind The Pandemic is a feature The Maui News will run periodically about how people, groups and organizations are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. This installment deals with high schoolers, who are out of school. If you would like to share a personal ...

Local Briefs

Community News

WMTA reschedules planning meeting In observance of COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, West Maui Taxpayers Association, Inc. has rescheduled its April 6 pre-pandemic planning and preparations meeting to 5 p.m. May 14 at the West Maui Kaunoa Senior Center. Dennis Terpin, an expert in ...

Maui News informing readers amid COVID-19

Local News

The last few weeks have been full of stress, struggle and heartbreak for many of us in Maui County due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted today to provide our readers with an update on how we’ve been covering the crisis here at The Maui News, and the resources we have made ...

No Channel Surfer

Local News

The Maui News has discontinued the publication of Channel Surfer, its weeklong TV guide, that ran in The Weekender. The TV evening grids will continue to appear daily. In The Weekender, both Saturday and Sunday evening grids will be published in the Comics section.

Mayor: Tougher measures may come if rules ignored

Local News

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said Friday that this weekend is the “final warning” for social distancing measures, and if people do not adhere, he will tighten the public health emergency rules next week. Meanwhile, Gov. David Ige activated 250 members of the Hawaii National Guard. ...

Current times more difficult for people with disabilities

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Makawao resident Mahealani Bettencourt said that shopping, basic traveling and doing other essential activities have become a little more “stressful and overwhelming” for people with disabilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a paraplegic, Bettencourt hopes to spread awareness to the ...

Bridge ventilator prototype design being refined locally

Local News

A Maui-made emergency bridge ventilator prototype is being refined, with production to ramp up soon to help those suffering from COVID-19 on Maui, the president and CEO of Maui Economic Development Board said Thursday. Leslie Wilkins said five doctors gave a thumbs-up to the prototype made ...

Maui Medical Group has new hours

Local News

Maui Medical Group has temporarily changed hours for its five clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new hours are: • Wailuku Clinic, 2180 Main St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. • Lahaina Clinic, 130 Prison St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. ...

Work continues at the War Memorial lot

Local News

Masons from Hawaiian Cement work on a newly poured sidewalk Tuesday morning at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot project in Wailuku. Maui County officials have said the project will continue in spite of COVID-19 restrictions. “We’re glad we can work,” said foreman Albert Kaawa Jr. ...

Wailuku woman sentenced to jail in dirt bike death

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WAILUKU — A judge told a woman she should remember the 73-year-old pedestrian who was killed when she lost control of a dirt bike, as she was sentenced Friday to an 18-month jail term for the death. Paula Miranda, 23, of Wailuku also was placed on five years’ probation. “We have a ...

Man in ‘alcohol blackout’ put on four year’s probation

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WAILUKU — A man who said he was in an “alcohol blackout” and didn’t remember cutting a man on the throat and making threats outside a Kihei bar was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service as part of four years’ probation. Daniel Cretton, 69, had a one-year jail term ...