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Google COS to share career story Luke Leonhard, chief of staff to Google’s Speech team, will share his career story during a virtual Maui TechOhana meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. on April 29. Leonhard will give a presentation titled “Applied Tech to Big Tech: My Path to Google.” “I ...

Corrections

• Huli the Hawaiian Chicken. The last name of Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice owners Ululani and David Yamashiro was misspelled in a photo caption that was published Tuesday on Page A3. • Coffee leaf rust. Farmers using the fungicide Priaxor Xemium must notify the state Department of ...

Maui-born master navigator dies at 64

Chad Kalepa Baybayan, Lahaina’s own master navigator and a lead captain of Hokule‘a, has died, after decades of inspiring and educating others about the sea and stars, including his own daughter, who sailed with him aboard the legendary voyaging canoe. The 64-year-old, who now lives in ...

March rain erases remaining drought for Maui County

The wettest March on record since 2006 for many areas of the state helped eliminate remaining severe drought areas for Maui County, according to the National Weather Service. Last month, the county received a federal disaster declaration for the worst drought in the state that over months ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Monday reported 70 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, including 48 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, five on Hawaii island and two Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,846 cases statewide, including 23,797 on Oahu, ...

Fungicide not ‘silver bullet,’ could help against coffee leaf rust

Coffee farmers may have a new tool to use in the near future to combat coffee leaf rust, a threatening pathogen that has been found on Maui, Lanai, Hawaii island and Oahu. With Hawaii’s $56 million coffee industry at risk, the state Department of Agriculture has filed a draft request for ...

Huli the Hawaiian Chicken

First photo: “Huli the Hawaiian Chicken Searches for Snow” author Jenny Coon (clockwise from front left) and illustrator Nicki Barsamian show their new book to Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice owners Ululani and David Yamashiro during a book signing event at the Kihei store Saturday ...

Institute for Astronomy selects Doug Simons as its next director

The Maui News Veteran Hawaii island astronomer Doug Simons has been selected as the next director of the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, which oversees observatories on Haleakala and Maunakea. Simons will assume the post on Sept. 1, subject to the formal posting on the agenda ...

St. Anthony searches for new head of school

The Maui News St. Anthony School has launched an executive transition search committee to find a new head of school for the 2021-22 academic year. Current Head of School Tim Cullen recently informed the St. Anthony School Board of Directors that he will be moving after this year, “due to ...

Pedestrian struck by vehicle, taken to ER

A 33-year-old pedestrian was injured when he was struck by a vehicle that also hit a utility pole Sunday morning on South Kihei Road, police reported. The collision occurred at 6:47 a.m. between Kulanihakoi and Kauhaa streets. The man, a Maunaloa resident, was treated at the scene by ...

Inmates recover, no active cases at jail

The Maui Community Correctional Center reported no active COVID-19 cases Monday, with the recovery of the last two inmates who had the virus. “The facility is completely clear of all active COVID-19 cases,” the state Department of Public Safety reported in the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint ...

Haleakala reopens after ‘winter weather’

Haleakala National Park’s Summit District reopened early Monday morning after closing Sunday afternoon due to winter weather conditions. Park officials warned shortly before 6 a.m. Monday that drivers should be prepared for slippery conditions and periodic ice on roadways. The Kipahulu ...

Residents ‘take back the beach’ over frustrations with tourism

WAILEA — Demonstrators gathered peacefully on Wailea Beach on Saturday to send a message to government and tourism officials that tourism management is sorely needed. “Hotels and activity companies have been profiting from selling space on our beaches with no compensation to the county ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Sunday reported 92 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, including 72 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, six on Hawaii island and three Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,776 cases statewide, including 23,749 on Oahu, ...

Huliau Apartments in Kahului blessed

The Maui News With first tenants expected to move in by the end of this month, a $5 million county housing project called Huliau Apartments was blessed Friday. Hawaiian cultural practitioner Kimokeo Kapahulehua blessed the Huliau project, which turned former University of Hawaii Maui ...

Holy Marlin!

Kahului fisherman Ray Fernandez uses a forklift to load a 180-pound blue marlin into his truck recently. Fernandez said he caught the marlin while fishing from his boat April 2 in waters off Maui’s north shore. He said the marlin put up a “good fight” that lasted about 15 minutes.

Woman sentenced to 1 year in jail for attempted assault

The Maui News WAILUKU — Although a woman said her time in the Maui Community Correctional Center had “corrected me so much,” a judge found that didn’t appear to be the case and sentenced the defendant to a one-year jail term for trying to assault a man. Kathy Koebberling, 57, also ...

Moratorium on rental evictions extended by Ige

HONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii has issued another emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic that extends the statewide eviction moratorium for another two months and details plans for vaccinated travelers. Democratic Gov. David Ige signed the proclamation Friday ...

Haleakala closes due to weather

Haleakala National Park’s summit district was temporarily closed at 3 p.m. Sunday and will reopen once conditions improve, according to a news release. All sunrise reservation holders for today should check the status of the park at www.nps.gov/hale prior to traveling to the district for ...

Four displaced by Molokai house fire

Four Molokai residents were displaced by a fire that consumed their single-story home Saturday, causing about $200,000 in damages. Maui County Fire Department received the alarm around noon and arrived on scene to find the home “fully engulfed,” a news release said. The fire was under ...