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Unemployment down on Maui, up on Molokai and Lanai

The Maui News Unemployment on Maui dipped slightly from August to September but rose on Molokai and Lanai, state labor data released Thursday showed. The jobless rate fell from 8.5 to 8.1 percent in Maui County, with Maui seeing a decline from 8.7 to 8.1 percent, according to the state ...

Haiku Community Center burglarized

A man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly burglarizing the Haiku Community Center. Scott Bender, 29, of Haiku is charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft. He was seen walking out of the building as employees were entering it, according to police. A water bottle was ...

Campaign launched to recall mayor

A group of residents has launched a campaign to recall Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino over concerns with COVID-19 vaccine mandates, the administration’s transparency during the pandemic and other grievances that include water needs and housing issues. Organizers are seeking to collect ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Sunday reported 163 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 93 cases on Oahu, 40 on Hawaii island, eight on Maui, 12 on Kauai, and 10 residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 83,351 confirmed and probable ...

Hookipa regulars shoot the breeze!

Longtime Hookipa Beach Park regulars Joe Moepono (right) of Makawao and Uncle Doug Sigler of Haiku talk story Tuesday morning while a soft rain falls outside the pavilion. Moepono said he has been coming to Ho‘okipa for “about 35 years,” dating back to when he and his brother used to ride ...

Molokai residents benefit from Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative grant

The Maui News Three Molokai families will benefit from a $75,000 grant awarded to Molokai Baptist Church by the Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative last week, the largest grant ever awarded for the church’s Aloha in Action Program to support home refurbishment and building projects ...