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Hairstylists, barbers, nail techs happy to be back

WAILUKU — Hair and nail salons and barber shops are being “more cautious and careful” about how they operate amid COVID-19 as they adjust to the new Maui County health and safety rules required for reopening Monday. And the community seemed thrilled to finally get their overdue haircuts, ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• No new cases reported statewide Monday for sixth time this month. • The state total remains at 643 cases, with 414 in Honolulu County, 118 in Maui County (two on Molokai, none on Lanai); 81 in Hawaii County and 20 in Kauai County. Ten residents have been diagnosed out of state. There ...

Newspaper subscription scam reported

The Maui News The Maui News is warning subscribers about a scam where callers offer discounted subscriptions and ask for a credit card. The caller numbers are (808) 793-5965 and (808) 666-9323. The voicemail message also seems authentic. It is not; it is a scam. Do not provide any personal ...

Where’s the wagyu?

Animal scientist Kyle Caires and a research team have found a way to nearly double pregnancy rates in wagyu, a Japanese breed of cattle that typically has low rates of reproduction but is prized for its meat. By using technologies, such as artificial insemination, and pairing them with ...

Kahana man dies in crash in Maalaea

The Maui News A 66-year-old motorcyclist was killed Monday afternoon when he collided with a truck while making a left-hand turn on Honoapiilani Highway in Maalaea, according to police. The motorcycle operator, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified as Patrick Chin, 66, of ...

Two from Maui County confirmed to Hawaiian Homes Commission

The Maui News The state Senate confirmed two Maui County residents Thursday to seats on the Hawaiian Homes Commission. One is Randy Awo, the Maui commissioner, who most recently served as the administrator for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and ...

Judge urges woman to end ‘same song and dance’

The Maui News WAILUKU — A woman who was on probation for drug possession when drugs were found in her vehicle was placed on probation and warned she would face more serious penalties if she offends again. Kawaiho‘onani Pascual, 40, of Kapalua was ordered to perform 200 hours of ...

Man with long list of crimes sentenced to 10 years in prison

WAILUKU — A 10-year prison term was ordered Friday for a man who had been given another chance at drug treatment when he stole a gold chain from a man and drove a stolen car toward two women. Kaleo Kubo, 25, of Waiehu admitted he had violated his probation in five criminal cases, in ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

Public Facilities • County fields, community centers, pools and gyms closed until further notice. More than 119 inland and beach parks are open for exercise, sunbathing. • Most county offices still closed until further notice. DMVL open for limited service. • Hana Highway to Hana and ...

Veterans to be honored in spite of pandemic

When 14-year-old John Ribillia came home from school one afternoon in 1969, a Marine captain and a priest were waiting at the family’s Puunene plantation home. Ribillia was confused, and then he heard the news — his older brother Mariano had been killed in Vietnam. “I kind of like ran ...

MMMC: Another employee tests positive for virus

A Maui Memorial Medical Center employee has tested positive for COVID-19, sparking concerns about a resurgence of cases at the hospital, though both Maui Health and state officials maintained that the cluster has been shut down. Maui Health spokeswoman Tracy Dallarda said Sunday that the ...

In Memory of Maui’s Veterans

EDITORS’ NOTE: Every year at Maui’s annual Memorial Day service, it’s a tradition to read the names of veterans who have died in Maui County over the past year. But because the community cannot gather for the service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Maui News is publishing the names of ...

Subscription scam reported

The Maui News The Maui News is warning subscribers about a scam where callers offer discounted subscriptions and ask for a credit card. The caller numbers are (808) 793-5965 and (808) 666-9323. The voicemail message also seems authentic. It is not; it is a scam. Do not provide any personal ...

$532.9M destined for state CIP projects in Maui County

The Maui News Maui County’s state senators have announced that $532.9 million in capital improvement projects for Maui County have been funded for the current and 2020-21 fiscal years, and general obligation bonds have been set aside for various projects. This includes $110 million for the ...

Cancer survivors juggle recovery, risk of infection amid pandemic

With an underlying health condition and a 3-year-old child to care for, Kihei resident Katherine “Kat” Barthels already had a lot on her plate when COVID-19 hit the state. As a two-time melanoma cancer survivor and with no access to her regular in-person dermatology appointments amid the ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• No new cases reported statewide on Sunday for fifth time this month. • The state total remains at 643 cases, with 414 in Honolulu County, 118 in Maui County, 81 in Hawaii County and 20 in Kauai County. Ten residents have been diagnosed out of state. • Maui Memorial employee who ...

Crime Watch

THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from May 10 to 16. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Dui Sentences

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred on May 22. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse evaluation and a one-year license ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

Public Facilities • County fields, community centers, pools and gyms closed until further notice. More than 119 inland and beach parks are open for exercise, sunbathing. • Most county offices still closed until further notice. DMVL open for limited service. • Hana Highway to Hana and ...

No new cases reported statewide

No new cases were reported statewide as of noon for the sixth time this month. According to the state Department of Health, the total remains at 643 cases, with 414 cases in Honolulu County, 116 cases in Maui County, 81 cases in Hawaii County and 20 cases in Kauai County. Ten residents have ...