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Environmental study for water leases complete

Alexander & Baldwin and its subsidiary East Maui Irrigation Co. have wrapped up a long-awaited environmental study that the companies need in order to seek a long-term lease to divert water from East Maui streams. Filed last week, the final environmental impact statement is for a proposed ...

Chick-fil-A hatching Maui location

KAHULUI — With its groundbreaking blessing ceremony Wednesday in Central Maui, Chick-fil-A officially began to hatch its first Hawaii restaurant slated to open by late spring. The roughly $3 million Kahului restaurant — the first of five Chick-fil-A Hawaii locations planned for the next ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 85 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 50 were on Oahu, 18 on Hawaii island, 17 on Maui and three on Kauai. Three cases of residents diagnosed out of state were removed from the counts. • ...

Man serving year in jail for attack of then-girlfriend

WAILUKU — A Napili man is serving a one-year jail term for what a deputy prosecutor described as a “brutal and callous” attack that included strangling his then-girlfriend with a seat belt. John Kauvaka, 37, also was placed on five years’ probation when he was sentenced Friday. He ...

Maui County employees collect $100,000 in school supplies

The Maui News Maui County employees helped collect more than $100,000 worth of materials during a school supply drive throughout the month of July. “After a year of blended and distance learning, our keiki will finally be returning to the classroom,” said Melissa Agtunong, co-chair of ...

TSA seeks to hire screening officers

The Maui News The Transportation Security Administration is looking to hire additional security officers at the Kahului Airport, with new workers eligible for a $1,000 recruitment incentive. TSA is seeking 25 full- and part-time employees at Kahului, with a starting hourly rate of $22.17. ...