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Pandemic tech to shape education in years to come

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final segment of a limited series looking back on the year since COVID-19 arrived in Maui County. Each story explores an industry directly impacted and reshaped by the pandemic. Today’s feature focuses on education. No junior prom. No sports competitions. No ...

Celebrating Native Hawaiian Plant Month

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Hawaii is the most isolated landmass on the planet. Because of this, plants and animals that arrived here millions of years ago have made extraordinary evolutionary adaptations, resulting in unique native species found nowhere else in the world. One example is the relationship between Hawaiian ...

Health centers look to fill gaps in vaccination efforts

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Health centers across Maui County are expanding COVID-19 vaccination efforts to overcome any access-to-care obstacles that residents may face in rural communities. “I think the health centers are doing an incredible job given the limited resources we had up until now,” said Cheryl ...

Donation centers opened for two nonprofits

Community News

Two donation PODS were opened Thursday in Kihei and Pukalani to benefit Goodwill Hawaii and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii. The PODS are at the Kihei Recycling and Redemption Center on East Welakahao Road and in the Pukalani Longs Drugs parking lot. The two nonprofit organizations recently ...

COVID-19 at a glance

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Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Friday reported 87 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, including 67 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, four on Hawaii island and five Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,571cases statewide, including 23,603 on ...

Eighth grader pens winning essay

Community News

Ashlee Guerrero, an eighth grader at Lokelani Intermediate School, won first place in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution American History essay contest on both the local and state levels. The local Haleakala Chapter promotes the annual contest. Guerrero ...

Maui County has highest California variant cases in state

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Maui County has the largest amount of the highly transmissible California variant among specimens analyzed by the state Department of Health’s Laboratories Division. The COVID-19 variant discovered in California, also known as the B.1.429 variant, has been found in 165 specimens from Maui ...

Local Briefs

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Meeting focuses on climate, energy Climate change and renewable energy production and use will be discussed at the Pukalani Community Association’s virtual meeting on Zoom at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will feature guest speaker Barry Solomon, professor emeritus of geography and ...

A splash of color

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Blooms from Grevillea robusta trees, or more often called silk oak, silver oak or Australian silky oak, add splashes of bright orange along Haleakala Highway near King Kekaulike High School Wednesday afternoon. SECOND PHOTO: The introduced ornamental and forestry tree is native to New South ...

Pet of the Week

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My name is Speckles and I’m a sweet 8-year-old with my eye on the prize! They recently downsized mine as the other one had some issues that needed fixing. Now that I’m on the mend I’m looking for a family I can cuddle up to and make laugh with my silly expressions and affectionate ...

Eviction moratorium extended to June 8

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Gov. David Ige has extended the moratorium on evictions until June 8, allowing tenants to stay in their homes even if they are unable to pay all or a portion of the rent, maintenance fees, utility charges, taxes or other required fees for the rental unit. Ige made the announcement in his 19th ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

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HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Red Book” by Patterson/Ellis (Little, Brown) 2. “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press) 3. “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig (Viking) 4. “Win” by Harlan Coben (Grand Central Publishing) 5. “Eternal” by Lisa ...

Underwater data sensor monitors water quality at Maalaea Harbor

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A new underwater data sensor is being used at Maalaea Harbor to collect more information every five minutes on water temperature, salinity, turbidity, chlorophyll and ocean depth. Nonprofit Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is borrowing the device through the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing ...

Ahead of the Class

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To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to aheadoftheclass@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start ...

Woman arrested over travel rules

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A Chicago woman was arrested Thursday for violating travel quarantine rules when she arrived on Maui without an approved negative COVID-19 pre-travel test and without approved lodging for the mandatory 10-day quarantine, police said. Esther Manning, 49, was released when she volunteered to ...

Thrift Stores

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The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings, call 242-6335. • Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Sakamoto Pool to close for training

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Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool in Wailuku will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on April 30 and May 1 for Department of Parks and Recreation and Maui Fire Department training. Reservations for public lap swimming will be available for the 1, 2 and 3 p.m. time slots on both dates. For questions, ...

Datebook/COVID-19 Schedule Changes

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The Maui News has compiled a list of countywide cancellations, closures and postponements due to coronavirus. This story is updated daily as information is released. Datebook Listings Today 10 • Lahaina Arts Society, art festival; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends, Lahaina Cannery Mall, outside ...

Judicial application deadline extended

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The deadline has been extended to May 10 to apply for an anticipated vacancy for a 10-year term as a 2nd Circuit Court judge. The person selected must be a Hawaii resident and U.S. citizen and be licensed to practice law in the state. A circuit judge must have been licensed to practice law for ...

Workshop to discuss bills, legislature

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With many bills at the state Legislature now headed for conference committee, the Hawaii Public Access Room will hold a workshop at 5 p.m. Wednesday to help citizens understand the next steps. The conference committee process brings together members of both the House and the Senate to discuss ...