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Kahoolawe July trolling dates set

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Trolling in the waters of the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve will be allowed July 11-12 and 25-26, according to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission. Access to reserve waters is restricted because of the presence of unexploded ordnance and for the protection of marine resources. Two ...

Corrections

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• Hana access checkpoints: The last time the Maui Police Department set up the Hana-bound checkpoints on Hana Highway for vehicles traveling to East Maui was May 31, according to Assistant Chief Victor Ramos, who was in charge of coordinating the checkpoints using personnel from his ...

Oahu holding to vacation rental limits

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HONOLULU (AP) — As other Hawaii counties prepare to loosen restrictions on vacation rentals in anticipation of the reopening of trans-Pacific tourism, Oahu rentals remain under health restrictions imposed at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s ...

Local Briefs

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Reservations required for summer day camp Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui’s reservation-only summer day camp begins today and will continue thru July 29 at the Central, Haiku, Lahaina, and Makawao Clubhouses. “This is going to be a very different summer at the Boys & Girls Clubs: ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

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Public Facilities ** The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, although the County Council chamber and council member offices will remain closed. Public access is through the second-floor lobby during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ...

Two new cases in Maui County, nine total statewide

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Nine new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state as of noon today, including two in Maui County and seven on Oahu. The state count is now 926. Maui County has 125 cases; Oahu, 659; Hawaii island, 87; and Kauai, 38. There have been 17 Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state. There remain 18 ...

Possible detonation of ordnance off Molokini is raising concerns

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Environmentalists, community members and lawmakers have expressed concern over the handling of unexploded WWII ordnance off Molokini and are opposed to detonating the devices in place for fear of possible irreversible damage to coral reefs, ocean life and the island itself. The state ...

Mayor seeks to maintain limited access to Hana

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Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino on Monday sent a letter to Gov. David Ige requesting Hana Highway be kept blocked to the general public while allowing East Maui residents through until July 15 to provide time to establish a plan to protect the remote community from COVID-19. The state ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

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• The state reports two new cases Monday, which were on Oahu. The state count is now 900 cases. • The state Department of Health also removed one case from Maui County, bringing the county’s total to 122 (including two on Molokai and none on Lanai). • There are now 638 on Oahu, 87 ...

Bringing the ‘hammer’

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WAILUKU — With a new position for a Maui County deputy prosecutor dedicated to traffic crimes, prosecutors and police say they will work together to have traffic criminal cases proceed more quickly. “We will be integrated,” said Maui County Prosecuting Attorney Don Guzman. “Now ...

Mayor encourages everyone to remain vigilant on holiday

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More than 10,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Maui County with nearly 99 percent returning negative, said Maui County Managing Director Sandy Baz on Monday afternoon. He added that less than half of the county’s ICU beds are in use and none are for COVID-19 patients. Also, just 11 ...

Woman sentenced to 18 months in jail for selling drugs

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WAILUKU — A woman who admitted selling drugs when police arrested her was sentenced to an 18-month jail term and four years’ probation. Catherine Gonzales, 31, of Wailuku, who has already spent about seven months in jail, could be released early if she enters a long-term residential drug ...

About 1,000 visitors arrived on Maui in May

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The Maui News A total of 1,054 visitors came to Maui in May, which was way down from the 249,208 tourists a year ago with the island’s main industry shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Molokai logged 68 visitors and Lanai, 23, for the month, the Hawaii Tourism Authority report ...

Utility won’t disconnect power through Sept. 1

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The Maui News Hawaiian Electric has extended its moratorium on disconnections for nonpayment through Sept. 1, the utility announced Monday. Customers who are having difficulty paying their bill are urged to contact the company before Sept. 1. Hawaiian Electric suspended collections in March ...

Brush fire burns 40 acres on Molokai

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About 40 acres of brush and fallow fields burned in a fire Sunday near Molokai Airport, according to the Maui Fire Department. The fire was reported at 11:30 a.m., with Hoolehua, Kaunakakai and Pukoo engine companies and a Kaunakakai tanker responding initially. Shortly after the units ...

94-degree day another record

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The 94 degree high temperature Monday at Kahului Airport broke the record for the day set in 1980 by one degree, the National Weather Service said. That was the ninth record tied or broken in June. The normal temperature this time of year is 87 degrees, the weather service said. A high-surf ...

Hunting season starts Wednesday

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The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has been issuing hunting licenses and stamps since June 15 for the new hunting season set to begin Wednesday and running through June 30, 2021. A valid hunting license is required for hunting on public and private land. Hunters may purchase ...

Monthly siren test Wednesday

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The monthly siren warning system and live test of the audio broadcasting system will be conducted at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency announced. The Attention Alert Signal is a steady 1-minute tone on all sirens. The steady tone is used to alert the public to any ...

No swimming pool reservations Friday

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The county pool reservation phone line will not be taking calls Friday due to the Fourth of July holiday. Pools will be closed on the holiday Saturday and reopen Sunday. To book reservations for Friday or Sunday to July 7, swimmers need to call the reservations phone line at 270-6116 on ...

Star-Advertiser workers, management agree

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The Maui News A threat to lay off more than half of its reporting staff did not materialize at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser as workers and management announced Monday the forging of an agreement that includes voluntary departures and furloughs. The voluntary staff departures and furloughs ...