Maui County drought conditions worst in state

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Despite the start of the rainy season this month, Maui County is again stuck in the worst drought conditions in the state and Upcountry farmers and ranchers are suffering significant losses as a result. This year’s drought on Maui is worse than last year’s dry conditions, said Kevin ...

Long-term solutions for homeless encampments hard to come by

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Every so often, a homeless encampment at a public beach or road grows to the point that it catches the county’s attention. In 2017, the county pushed an estimated 100 people out of an encampment at Baldwin Beach Park in Paia. Last month, officials cleared out dozens of people and ...

County relaxed rules start today

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that relaxed Maui County mandates on social gatherings and entry to high-risk businesses will go into effect today but indicated that this latest version may stay in place for some time. Victorino on Friday said that the updated rules will likely remain for ...

La Niña forecast again for wet season

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Similar to last year’s wet season, La Niña has again been forecast for October through April in Hawaii, which may not bode well for parched leeward areas of Maui County and Big Island. “We could see drought ease in Maui County and the Big Island but still make it through the end of the ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

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Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Friday reported 156 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 92 cases on Oahu, 34 on Hawaii island, 14 on Maui, 11 on Kauai and five residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 82,110 confirmed and probable ...

Mick Fleetwood to launch Paia store and gallery

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Having made a major impact in Lahaina with his popular Fleetwood’s on Front St. restaurant, Mick Fleetwood is getting ready to launch a North Shore establishment which he envisions as a unique store and gallery that will reflect the legendary musician’s journey over the last 50 ...