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Thursday, May 06, 2021

PVS Specialty License Plate Featuring Hōkūle‘a to be Available in Late Summer

Governor David Ige signed into law legislation allowing the Polynesian Voyaging Society to create and sell commemorative license plates to support its continuing mission to promote Mālama Honua, or care for Island Earth.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

“Conserving Hawai‘i’s Reefs Through Sea Urchin Aquaculture” Free Presentation, May 12

As natural “algae-munchers,” Hawaiian collector sea urchins can help protect local coral reefs. Learn how Hawaiʻi’s Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources is raising and utilizing sea urchins to control invasive microalgae, at a free Zoom presentation on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. The presenter will be David L. Cohen, DAR’s sea urchin hatchery manager.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Missing Paddle Boarder Found Unresponsive in South Maui

A 56 year old California man was pulled unresponsive from South Maui waters today.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

May 6, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 128 Cases (99 O‘ahu, 10 Maui, 10 Hawai‘i Island, 4 Kaua‘i, 5 Out-of-State); 1 Death

The state Department of Health reports that there were 128 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Thursday, including 99 on O‘ahu, 10 on Maui, 10 on Hawai‘i Island, four on Kaua‘i, and five in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state. There were a total of 1,218 cases logged over the past two weeks, 174 of them in Maui County.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Finalists Announced for 2021 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards

The finalists for this year’s 44th Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards include names from among Hawaiʻi’s most talented musicians, songwriters and producers.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Maui’s Anthony Pfluke Earns his First Nā Hōkū Hanohano Nomination

Maui singer-songwriter Anthony Pfluke has earned his firs Nā Hoku Hanohano nomination for his latest album, featuring all original songs, “We Will Rise,” in the category for Acoustic Contemporary Album of the Year.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

UPDATE/LOCATED: Lāna‘i Man Last Seen Two Weeks Ago

UPDATE: (3:16 p.m. 5.6.21) Davis was located and found to be in good health.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Maui Water Mainline Break Affects 150 Homes and Businesses in Kīhei

The break occurred on Auhana Road and involves a 30-inch transmission pipeline. The water service outage affects over 150 homes and businesses and 200 fire hydrants.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Regal Resumes Operations at Maui Mall Village Megaplex Movie Theater

Regal Cinemas is reopening its Megaplex at Maui Mall Village this Friday, May 7, 2021.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Waiehu Crash Claims Life of Wailuku Woman; Driver Arrested

A Wailuku woman suffered fatal injuries in a single vehicle crash on Waiehu Beach Road early this morning. Police have since identified the woman as Jamescy Akahi, 37, and say she was a passenger in the vehicle.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Moloka‘i Man Arrested for Alleged Violation of Rules and Orders Related to Quarantine

A Molokaʻi man was arrested on Wednesday for alleged violation of rules and orders related to the state’s travel quarantine.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Maui Man was Among Those who Went Missing on 1962 Flight Toward Vietnam

Two Hawaiʻi men were aboard the flight, including SP5 James Wong of Lahaina, Maui and SP5 Guy Kinnison of Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Water Main Break Forces Temporary Closure of Kīhei Police Station

A water main break in South Maui has forced the temporary closure of the Kīhei Police Station.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Maui Police Make 224 Impaired Driving Arrests to Date; Up 27% From Last Year

One of those arrests was made on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, during the Maui Police Department’s Cinco De Mayo impaired driving enforcement campaign. Under the authority of the Maui County Tow Ordinance MPD Traffic officers towed the vehicle following the impaired driving arrest.
Thursday, May 06, 2021

Pacific Whale Foundation’s Popular Ocean Camp Returns with Summer Sessions

Pacific Whale Foundation’s popular Ocean Camp returns for Summer 2021. The camp teaches elementary schoolchildren about marine wildlife and conservation with engaging daily hands-on science lessons, expressive crafts, team-building games and activities, and nature-based inquiry.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Senate Announces Appointment of New Majority Leader and Committee Changes

Following the retirement of former Senator Leader J. Kalani English on May 1, 2021, the Hawaiʻi State Senate today announced the appointment of Senator Dru Kanuha (District 3 – Kona and Kaʻū) as the new Senate Majority Leader.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Former Maui Police Officer Pleads Guilty to 7-Count Indictment Alleging Public Corruption

Brandon Charles Saffeels, 36, a resident of Maui and former Maui Police Department officer, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi to a seven-count indictment charging him with public corruption in the form of honest services wire fraud.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Recalled: 15 oz. cans of S&W Organic Black Beans; and O Organic Brand Black Beans and Chili Beans

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores, including Hawaiʻi stores and may have been purchased from February 2021 to present.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

New Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to Help with Internet Access to Low-Income

Under the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program established by the Federal Communications Commission, eligible households can receive up to $50 a month to pay for broadband service. Qualifying lessees on Hawaiian Home Lands may apply for an enhanced benefit of up to $75 per month.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

May 5, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 64 Cases (40 O‘ahu, 8 Maui, 2 Hawai‘i Island, 6 Kaua‘i, 8 Out-of-State); 1 Death

The state Department of Health reports that there were 64 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Wednesday, including 40 on O‘ahu, eight on Maui, two on Hawai‘i Island, one on Kaua‘i, and six in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state. There were a total of 1,191 cases logged over the past two weeks, 172 of them in Maui County.
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