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Omicron case detected on Oahu, first in the islands

The first known case of the omicron variant in Hawaii was confirmed on Oahu on Thursday, and state officials say they are actively looking for the variant on “all islands.” “This isn’t reason for panic, but it is a reason for concern,” state Department of Health Director Dr. ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Thursday reported 126 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 52 cases on Oahu, 34 cases on Kauai, 18 cases on Maui, 17 cases on Hawaii island and six residents diagnosed out of state. One case was removed from Molokai’s ...

Application period for conservation officers opens at 12 a.m. Saturday

The Maui News Online applications for 46 state conservation officer openings will open at 12 a.m. Saturday along with official, island-specific job announcements, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced. Hundreds of prospective applicants for the Division of ...

Narrowly avoiding the nene

FIRST PHOTO: A pair of nene walking along Amala Place in Kahului Thursday afternoon force drivers to swing wide around them. State biologists urged drivers to watch out for the endangered birds after a pair were reportedly struck and killed by cars on A‘alele Street near the Kahului Airport ...

Outstanding Maui educators to be honored

The Maui News Two Maui educators have been named 2022 Complex Area Teachers of the Year and will be honored in a virtual ceremony today, the state Department of Education announced. William Tatro of Lahainaluna High School was selected from the Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai Complex. ...

Men fined $250 each for taking turtle

Two Wailuku men were fined $250 each after they pleaded no contest Thursday to taking a green sea turtle that was found dead and entangled in fishing net. Randall Del Castillo Sr., 57, and his son Randall Del Castillo Jr., 33, were cited for the prohibited activity Oct. 3. A state ...