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Airport to open new screening lane amid mounting travel lines

Officials hope that a new security screening lane and a 200-foot tent will help give some relief to travelers in Kahului Airport’s long, snaking security checkpoint lines. Throughout the summer, travelers have been spilling out of the terminal and into the sun waiting to be screened by TSA, ...

First known monkeypox case reported on Maui

The Maui News The state Department of Health has reported the first known case of monkeypox in a Maui resident, bringing the total number of cases in Hawaii since June 3 to 12. The Maui case is associated with travel outside of the state, the department said Thursday, emphasizing that the ...

Second mural in ‘Mana Wahine’ collection to be unveiled in Wailuku

The Maui News A new 72-foot mural that’s part of the Small Town Big Art initiative will be unveiled on Thursday as the temporary construction wall surrounding the future site of The Parlay, a new retro-style tavern by the team behind Esters Fair Prospect. Maui artists Bailey Onaga and ...

Stop-and-go in Olowalu

Traffic on Honoapiilani Highway is backed up in Olowalu late Tuesday afternoon. The stop-and-go traffic is an indicator of the island’s rebound in tourism. In June, 288,333 visitors arrived to Maui by air, not far behind the 295,926 visitors the island saw in June 2019 before the COVID-19 ...

Maui jail reports 56 active COVID cases

Another 31 Maui Community Correctional Center inmates tested positive for COVID-19 during the week that ended Tuesday, bringing the total to 56 active cases at the Wailuku jail, the Department of Public Safety reported. The total was the highest reported for the week at prison facilities in ...

Tree-trimming work slated for Hoolehua

State and county crews will conduct tree-trimming work on Kolea Avenue in Hoolehua starting Monday, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands announced. Crews will be on-site and working within the roadway from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Traffic will temporarily be redirected, and elevated noise levels ...