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Developer unveils 81-unit housing project for Kihei

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A longtime affordable housing developer is proposing an 81-unit project of single-family homes and townhouses in Kihei that’s expected to open up to the first residents early next year. Kihei Wailani Village will be built on a roughly 12-acre vacant lot off Hoonani Street, featuring ...

Maui, other counties to see more rental aid

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Tenants, landlords and even property owners will see rental assistance coming down the federal pipeline to each county in the state. The key is preparing eligible people in advance, according to Dan O’Meara, Legal Aid Society’s Consumer & Housing Managing attorney who helps tenants ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

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Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Thursday reported 122 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, including 69 on Oahu, 40 on Maui, 11 on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and one resident diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,485 cases statewide, including 23,537 on ...

Jail cluster reaches 100 cases, King’s Cathedral cluster at 77

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The Maui News A cluster at the Maui Community Correctional Center had reached 100 cases, while a cluster connected to King’s Cathedral and Chapels had grown to 77, according to the state Department of Health. Maui County continued to have the most active clusters under investigation ...

Firehouse-approved flavors to feature in cooking show

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KULA — Sissy Lake-Farm had an ace up her sleeve while making Maui-style fried saimin during Wednesday’s taping of “Cooking Hawaiian Style.” During production breaks, the executive director of the Maui Historical Society received helpful coaching from her husband, retired Maui ...

FEMA offers assistance for COVID-related funeral expenses

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The Maui News Residents who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 can apply for federal assistance to help with funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin taking applications on Monday for the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Policy, which could provide up to $9,000 for ...

Deadline for apply for SNAP extended

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The deadline to apply for food stamp replacement benefits has been extended to Wednesday, the Department of Human Services and Hawaii Emergency Management Agency announced. Residents who lost food purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits due to recent flooding and ...

Brown water advisory canceled

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A brown water advisory for the north shore from Waihee to Hookipa as well as for Honolua Bay and Fleming Beach Park has been canceled, the state Department of Health announced Thursday. The advisory was first issued Monday following heavy rains and stormwater runoff.

16 negative inmate tests reported at jail

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The number of active COVID-19 cases among Maui Community Correctional Center inmates remained at two, with reports of 16 negative inmate test results Thursday. Two inmates were in isolation and 170 were in quarantine at the Wailuku jail, according to the state Department of Public Safety. ...

Woman knocked off rocks by wave

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Firefighters rescued a 37-year-old California woman who was knocked off the rocks by a wave Wednesday in the area known as “Dragon’s Teeth” in Kapalua, the Maui Fire Department reported. Napili firefighters responded to the 5:30 p.m. call and located the Laguna Niguel woman, who was ...

Man injures back in jump from waterfall

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An injured swimmer was airlifted to medics after he suffered a possible back injury after reportedly jumping off a 40-foot waterfall into a pond Wednesday at Twin Falls in Haiku, the Maui Fire Department reported. Paia firefighters and Kahului rescue firefighters aboard the Fire ...

Man fined for illegal sports betting

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WAILUKU — A Wailuku man was ordered to pay a fine of nearly $2,000 for participating in an illegal sports betting operation. Neal Kajihara, 45, was given a chance to keep a felony gambling conviction off his record if he follows court requirements for the next four years. He had pleaded ...

Tourist charged with manslaughter in pal’s Hawaii death

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The Associated Press HONOLULU — There is probable cause to charge a Pittsburgh tourist with manslaughter in the strangulation death of the college buddy he was vacationing with in Hawaii, a judge ruled Thursday. Benjamin Fleming was arrested last month after his first night out on the ...

Maui County to require second, post-arrival COVID-19 test

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Maui County will soon require a second COVID-19 test upon arrival in hopes of learning how many traveling residents and visitors are contributing to cases on Maui. Trans-Pacific travelers participating in the Safe Travels program — which allows travelers to bypass quarantine with a negative ...

Court upholds state approval of water permits

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A court has sided with the state and other defendants in a case in which the Sierra Club sought to invalidate two state-approved revocable water permits that allowed Alexander & Baldwin to divert from East Maui streams for Mahi Pono farming needs. In a ruling filed Tuesday, First Circuit ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

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Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 76 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, including 51 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, five on Hawaii island, two on Kauai and three residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,363 cases statewide, including 23,468 ...

Hotly debated housing bill passes council

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A hotly debated bill to increase affordable housing requirements was approved by Maui County Council on Tuesday evening. The 6-3 vote, with Council Members Alice Lee, Tasha Kama and Yuki Lei Sugimura dissenting, gave the green light to Bill 10, which would require that 201H fast-tracked ...

Sweet stop

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Minneapolis residents Sarah Peterson and daughter Isa Stensrud survey the selection at the Cloud Nine Fruit Stand on Haleakala Highway Wednesday while taking a break on their downhill biking adventure. “It’s gorgeous,” Peterson said. She said it was her third visit to Maui and third time ...

Officers say they were struck with weapon while detaining suspect

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WAILUKU — Two police officers testified they were injured when they were both hit on the head with a weapon while struggling to detain a man who fled after smashing the window of a security vehicle last week. It was only after Cesar Miro-Quesada was handcuffed that police realized the ...