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COVID-19 at a Glance

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Latest developments: • State Department of Health reported 108 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, including 93 on Oahu, five on Maui, one on Hawaii island and one on Kauai. Eight residents were diagnosed out of state. • There now have been 17,501 cases statewide, including 15,011 on ...

Event honors teen killed in alleged drunken driving case

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WAILUKU — The family of a 19-year-old Wailuku woman killed in a suspected drunken-driving crash joined officers at a DUI checkpoint in her name Wednesday night, as police kicked off its holiday impaired driving campaign. The second annual Hannah Brown Memorial Intoxication Checkpoint, set up ...

Giving thanks and tons of positive reinforcement

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Volunteer Kaitlyn Bartkovich provides a positive message while helping direct cars at Saturday morning’s Festival of Hope prepared Thanksgiving meal giveaway hosted by Child and Family Service and the General Contractors Association of Hawaii at King’s Cathedral in Kahului. The event was ...

County to lift water limits for West Maui, Upcountry

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The Maui News Monthslong water restrictions for Upcountry and West Maui will be lifted Friday thanks to recent bouts of rainfall, the county Department of Water Supply announced Wednesday. Upcountry and West Maui have been facing water shortage warnings since July, when the department asked ...

California man drowns off Lahaina

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A California man who had been swimming died after he was found unresponsive in the ocean off Lahaina on Wednesday morning, police said. He was identified as Adam Golem, 43. Police were called at about 10:11 a.m. to the beach fronting 180 Nohea Kai Drive. After being found unresponsive, ...

Iao Valley reopens after eight months

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Iao Valley State Monument has reopened after months of closure due to the pandemic, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Wednesday. One of the most visited parks on Maui, Iao has remained closed since March due to crowding concerns and budgetary constraints, DLNR said. ...

Lanai trash pickup reset for Friday

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Trash collection could not be completed on Lanai on Wednesday due to mechanical problems, the county Department of Environmental Management announced. Uncollected refuse will instead be taken away Friday. The department’s Solid Waste Division apologizes for any inconvenience.

Datebook/Covid-19 Schedule Changes

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Datebook Listings Friday 27 • 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. Monday 30 • Rotary Club of Kahului, noon ...

Ride, ride, ride the wild surf

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Maui Fire Department ocean rescue training instructors and recruits ride a wave on a SUPsquatch oversized surfboard at Hookipa on Friday afternoon. The ride was part of training in challenging surf conditions at Hookipa that culminated a week of ocean rescue training for the 36th recruit class. ...

Na Wai ‘Eha nominated for a Grammy award

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Maui’s Na Wai ‘Eha has been nominated for a Grammy Award, a year after being crowned “Most Promising Artist” in Hawaii’s annual music honors. Since news of the nomination broke Tuesday morning, the four musicians have been showered with congratulations. “I’m excited to say ...

Maui dogs could be trained to ‘paws’ spread of COVID-19

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Four dogs on Maui may soon be training to detect COVID-19 in a person’s sweat as part of a study that’s tapping into emerging science and canines’ keen sense of smell to fight the pandemic. Maui-based Assistance Dogs of Hawaii is partnering with The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu in ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

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Latest developments: • State Department of Health reported 61 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, including 45 on Oahu, seven on Hawaii island, four on Maui and one on Kauai. Four residents were diagnosed out of state. • There now have been 17,393 cases statewide, including 14,918 on ...

Maui visitors up since pre-travel testing launch

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With the reopening of Hawaii to tourism last month, Maui visitor arrivals moved from about 2,000 in September to about 23,000 in October, according to data released Tuesday by Hawaii Tourism Authority. The visitor industry — largely shut down after a mandatory 14-day trans-Pacific travel ...

Power walking Nordic style in Paia

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Paia resident Kathleen Mason walks along Baldwin Avenue on Friday afternoon with her newly purchased Nordic walking sticks. “It’s good, better than a cane,” Mason said. “I can go faster and it is better exercise.” She said she walks about a mile every day. “What I like even more is ...

Speed suspected in near-fatal crash

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The Maui News Police said speed is suspected as a factor in a collision on Hansen Road early Tuesday that critically injured a 59-year-old man. The near-fatal crash occurred at 5:41 a.m. about 0.2 mile northeast of Pulehu Road in Kahului. Police said a white Ford pickup truck, driven by a ...

Brown-water advisory issued

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The state Department of Health issued a brown-water advisory for Maui’s north shore from Hookipa to Waihee after heavy rain caused stormwater runoff in coastal waters. The department advised the public to stay out of floodwaters and stormwater runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, ...

Two COVID testing events set for Kihei

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Free drive-thru COVID-19 surge testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday in Kihei after county officials cited “an uptick in cases in South Maui.” The testing will take place at the South Maui Community Park at 1501 Liloa Drive, the county announced Tuesday. ...

County to give out produce on Molokai

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A drive-thru food distribution will be held today for Molokai residents in need, the county announced. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Kaunakakai. Volunteers will pass out 150 boxes of produce on a first-come, first-served basis. Recipients are ...