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Crowds, south swell expected at Makena

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources cautioned beachgoers that Makena State Park will be impacted by a south swell over the holiday weekend, creating dangerous shore break. Park users should use caution and proper judgment before entering the water if conditions are too rough ...

Maui police report COVID-19 case

Police reported receiving confirmation Thursday that a Maui Police Department employee working out of the Lahaina District tested positive for COVID-19. The employee last worked a shift Thursday and is isolating at home, police said. All common areas in the police station were ...

Visitor pulled from ocean dies

A 42-year-old New Mexico man died Friday, a day after he was pulled from the ocean at Makena State Park, officials said. He was identified as Craig Gonzales. Firefighters were dispatched at 1:58 p.m. Thursday after the man was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water, where the ...

Maui County down to five clusters

Maui County was down to five COVID-19 clusters as of Thursday, mirroring a statewide decline in cases amid rising vaccination rates. According to the state Department of Health’s weekly cluster report, the travel, lodging and tourism industry had one cluster of 33 cases, while the ...

Offices closed for Memorial Day

All federal, state and county offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Residential refuse collection will not be affected. However, Hana, Lanai and Molokai landfills will be closed. Central Maui Landfill and EKO Compost Greenwaste will be open from 6 ...

Overdue bills won’t lead to disconnection

Hawaiian Electric will not immediately disconnect customers with past due accounts after Monday, when the moratorium on disconnections set by the Public Utilities Commission ends. However, the company said that customers should act now to set up a payment plan to avoid disconnection in the ...