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Kahului caps off week of record heat

Temperatures in Kahului reached 92 degrees Sunday, tying the record set on the same day in 1984, according to the National Weather Service. It was the third day in a row that Central Maui logged record-setting heat, after temperatures soared to 94 degrees Saturday, breaking the old record of ...

KCA virtual meeting scheduled Tuesday

Kihei Community Association will hold a virtual general membership meeting and its final candidate forum beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The candidate forum will feature Maui County Council candidates for the East Maui and Molokai residency seats. KCA will also be recruiting new ...

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 Oct. 4 to 10. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Board votes against problematic online learning program

The Associated Press HONOLULU — The state Board of Education has approved phasing out distance learning curriculum that parents and teachers complained contained racist and sexist content and will send parents a letter acknowledging the Acellus program was selected hastily during the ...

Report: Only 2 percent of funds paid in state for housing relief program

HONOLULU (AP) — The state allotted $100 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to help families struggling with their rent and mortgage payments, but so far only 2 percent of the money has been distributed, the state Housing Finance and Development Corporation said. The corporation ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

Public Facilities ** The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, although the County Council chamber and council member offices will remain closed. Public access is through the second-floor lobby during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ...

Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa

Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa looks to pass in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets on Sunday. Tagovailoa, the Saint Louis School graduate who is the Dolphins’ potential franchise quarterback, made his NFL debut in mop-up duty with 2:27 left in Miami’s 24-0 win.

DOH reports 39 new cases, none in Maui County

The State Department of Health reports 39 new cases as of noon today, including 29 on Oahu, seven on Hawaii island and two diagnosed outside of Hawaii. There now have been 14,068 cases statewide, including 12,494 on Oahu, 1,059 in Hawaii County, 411 in Maui County (including 19 on Molokai and ...

DOH reports 83 new cases, none on Maui

The state Department of Health reported one new COVID-19 death on Oahu and 83 positive cases Sunday, including 68 on Oahu, 14 on Hawaii island and one on Kauai. There have now been 14,031 cases statewide, including 12,465 on Oahu, 1,052 in Hawaii County, 411 in Maui County, 61 in Kauai County ...

Rising seas impacting shores – and it will only get worse

Try picturing Maui if sea levels rise 3.2 feet. Which roads, hotels, neighborhoods and critical infrastructure will be wiped from the map? How much worse will it be if king tides become a nearly everyday occurrence and major storms are not only more common, but more fierce? According to ...

Flyers with nontrusted COVID-19 tests accepted through Sunday

Some trans-Pacific flyers arriving to Hawaii may get an exemption from quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test from a nontrusted partner — but just through the weekend, state officials said Friday. Residents and visitors flying to Maui this week have voiced concerns about the state’s ...

Minford named Maui News publisher

Chris Minford, The Maui News’ circulation manager for the past 20 years, has been named publisher of the newspaper and its other publications and websites. Minford, who will continue in his role as circulation manager, takes over for interim publisher Bart Leath. “I am very honored and ...

Different styles, passions for South Maui candidates

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Maui News will be featuring the profiles and platforms of candidates in the lead-up to the Nov. 3 general election. Today’s story focuses on the race for the Maui County Council South Maui residency seat. Stories on other races will be published in the coming weeks, with ...

Doctor: Maui could ‘aim higher’ for mask usage

Maui island’s latest mask usage rate stands at 72 percent, still behind the target rate of more than 80 percent, according to a study that is using volunteers to observe people wearing masks throughout the state. “The aim of the project is to track face mask wearing behaviors in public ...

COVID-19 at a glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health reports 89 new cases Friday, including 68 on Oahu and 21 on Hawaii island. • There now have been 13,853 cases statewide, including 12,317 on Oahu, 1,026 in Hawaii County, 411 in Maui County (including 19 on Molokai and none on Lanai) ...

Halloween on Maui will be a little bit different this year

Halloween day and night in Maui County will be without the typical neighborhood trick or treats, themed street parties and haunted house events this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But families, businesses and organizations from every corner of the Valley Isle are adjusting how they will ...

Ka Lima reverses positions at job fair

While most job fairs have business owners and managers welcoming potential employees to their booth or table, Ka Lima O Maui’s inaugural Reverse Job Fair on Friday flipped the script at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. It was the job seekers behind the tables as they greeted ...

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

Kaunoa Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels Program needs volunteers immediately to help deliver fresh meals directly to the homes of qualified seniors. Volunteers are needed on various days, between 9 a.m. and noon weekdays. Volunteers must be able to safely lift at least 25 pounds, have a ...

Immigrants visas topic of meeting

The county Immigrant Services Division will hold a virtual information session at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 to discuss a U.S. Department of State program to make 50,000 immigrant visas available. Participants need to RSVP by Thursday.  The State Department makes the visas available for a limited time ...

Bail maintained for suspect in stabbing in Haliimaile

Bail was maintained at $500,000 Friday for the suspect in a Tuesday stabbing in Haliimaile who was apprehended a day later in South Maui. Wailuku District Court Judge Blaine Kobayashi continued bail for Kaikala Young, 26, who is charged with second-degree attempted murder in the stabbing of a ...