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Datebook/COVID-19 Schedule Changes

Datebook Listings Friday 22 • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA), 12-step recovery program for people who want to develop healthy and loving relationships. 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Newcomers welcome. For information, email FridayNightCoda@gmail.com. Saturday 23 American Association of ...

Gym members mask up for new rules

First photo: Wailuku’s Fanueli Fifita does an incline press with a pair of 60-pound dumbbells at the Maui Family YMCA Tuesday afternoon in Kahului. “Just trying to keep in shape during COVID,” Fifita said. New rules that went into effect on Tuesday limit business capacity to 30 percent ...

Vaccinations stall on Maui

As Hawaii leaders discussed ramping up vaccination efforts across the state Tuesday, Maui residents continued to wonder why their only community vaccination sites have been closing down to first doses. “A lot of us want to know, if we are having our vaccine appointments canceled due to the ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 65 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, including 45 on Oahu, nine on Maui and six on Hawaii island. Five residents were diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 25,546 cases statewide, including 20,018 on Oahu, ...

Eric Gilliom scores Kula filmmaker’s documentary on climate change cost

As the COVID-19 pandemic began impeding Maui musicians’ ability to perform live for audiences, Eric Gilliom was offered an alternative creative opportunity — scoring award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Kucera’s latest film, “Hot Money.” It was both a dream gig and one of the ...

Man accused of trying to steal grill, resisting arrest

The Maui News WAILUKU — Bail was increased to $10,000 for a man who allegedly pushed a barbecue grill into a store manager, then pushed a police officer to the ground before being arrested Friday in Kihei. Maverick Lau, 29, of Kahului was charged with second-degree robbery, first-degree ...

Haiku man accused of threatening a woman with sickle

The Maui News WAILUKU — A man was arrested Saturday for allegedly burglarizing a Kahului residence and later threatening a woman with a sickle. Tyree Robinson, 37, of Haiku was charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree terroristic threatening. He refused to be transported to ...

Police say man found with drugs and other contraband in his car

The Maui News WAILUKU — A Hana man was arrested last week after police reported finding drugs and other contraband in his vehicle. Patrick Clark, 50, was charged with second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, prohibited possession of firearm ammunition, third-degree promotion of a ...

Rough surf expected to die down today

Maui and Molokai are under a high-surf advisory until 6 a.m. today, with the large waves that pounded north shores over the weekend expected to slowly diminish through today. Surf of 16 to 20 feet was forecast for north-facing shores of Maui and Molokai, while waves of 12 to 16 feet were ...

Pukalani man charged with habitual DUI

WAILUKU — A Pukalani man was ordered to submit to continuous alcohol monitoring after he was charged with habitually driving under the influence of alcohol. Darrin Lenett, 52, was arrested Dec. 20 on the felony charge based on at least two prior DUI convictions within the past 10 years, ...

MCCC inmates test negative for virus

All 275 COVID-19 tests of Maui Community Correctional Center inmates have been negative, according to a Department of Public Safety COVID-19 inmate testing report updated Monday. In an email last week, Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz said all inmates who present with COVID-19 symptoms ...

Drone will be used for aerial survey

Hawaiian Electric will use a drone to conduct an aerial survey in the Hoohana Street area in Kahului from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Monday. The company said in a news release that the program is in compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration rules and has developed safety, ...

Town halls to discuss West Maui plan

The Maui News Maui County Council Member Tamara Paltin will host a virtual town hall on the final phase of the West Maui Community Plan update at 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Jan. 30. Representatives from the county Planning Department and other officials also will participate in the town halls, ...

Local Briefs

Car wash to benefit nonprofits Maui United Way will hold a car wash from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Ohana Fuels in Kahului. Proceeds will help support Maui United Way’s 39 partner agency programs. Presale tickets are available for $9 and $10 on the day of the event. Ohana Fuels is ...

Corrections

• Da Playground Maui. Justin Morris and Matt Del Omo will perform at da Playground Maui on Thursday, while Jason Arcilla and The Rhythm Sons will perform Friday. Tickets are $15 per person for each show. The wrong dates for the performances and wrong prices for comedy shows were provided in a ...

Datebook/COVID-19 Schedule Changes

Datebook Listings Today 20 Pukalani Community Association, 6 p.m. meeting via Zoom. Discussions will include upcoming roadwork, an update from Mahi Pono and fireworks. Email donnajclayton@hawaii.rr.com. Friday 22 • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA), 12-step recovery program for people who ...

Heavy rains flood roads, loosen rocks, landslides

KAHULUI — Intersections became lakes, traffic lights glitched and flooded roads were covered in rocks and debris as Maui County was drenched by a “heavy rain event” Monday that county officials expect to last into today. Frontal moisture stalling over Maui County on Monday produced the ...

Maui groups honor MLK

Maui County groups shared speeches, prayers, songs and poems in honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential leaders of the civil rights movement who dreamt of equality and peace throughout the United States. Hundreds usually gather in Wailuku for the annual MLK ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health officials on Monday reported 129 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, including 83 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, nine on Hawaii island, two on Kauai and 14 residents diagnosed outside of Hawaii. • There have now been 24,482 cases statewide, ...

Principals sad to see students miss out on ‘milestone’ events

Maui school officials expressed disappointment for their students as proms, banquets, May Day celebrations and other school-sanctioned social events were canceled through June 1 following a decision by the state Department of Education. “I know this was devastating news for our Kekaulike ...