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 2021-01-23 16:22 

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Health director: Intended second doses went to 1st doses instead...

Maui's COVID-19 vaccination sites may have been giving intended second doses of the vaccine to people seeking their first shot, though Hawaii's health director said this was "completely appropriate."4;We've been sending both second ...

 2021-01-23 16:22 

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COVID-19 at a Glance...

Latest developments: State Department of Health on Friday reported 132 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, including 98 on Oahu, 19 on Maui, five on Hawaii island and one on Kauai. Nine residents were diagnosed out of state. There have now been 24,870 c...

 2021-01-23 16:22 

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Netflix film stars Kamehameha Maui grad...

Valley Isle actress Lindsay Watson still can't believe that her breakthrough role in Netflix's "Finding 'Ohana" will soon air worldwide.Starting Friday, audiences can watch the Kamehameha Schools Maui graduate star as Hana Okumura, a l...

 2021-01-23 16:22 

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Researchers probe for answers to snorkel-related fatalities...

WAILUKU — Health officials and researchers behind a recent study that could link a pulmonary condition to snorkel-related deaths are trying to learn more about the causes behind the fatalities, especially in Maui, which has seen more drownings than ...

 2021-01-23 07:08 

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Virus prompts subsistence, recreational fishing boom...

HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in the number of anglers plying Hawaii's shores has provided much needed food and recreation while helping keep supply shops afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.Fishing supply store personnel said noncommercial fis...

 2021-01-23 07:08 

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Kauai struggles with virus travel policies...

HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai ended a tourism shutdown earlier this month by allowing interisland travelers to return to the island, but the impact of the coronavirus on the economy is having devastating consequences.The head of Hawaii's lodging and tou...

 2021-01-22 17:18 

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Taco Bell goes back to the drawing board in Kahului...

KAHULUI — Central Maui residents craving late-night Crunchwraps will have to drive to Kihei or Lahaina for now, as Taco Bell demolishes and rebuilds its Kahului location. Taco Bell's owners said they hope to have the restaurant along Kamehameha ...

 2021-01-22 17:18 

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COVID-19 at a Glance...

Latest developments: State Department of Health on Thursday reported 119 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, including 66 on Oahu, 30 on Maui, 16 on Hawaii island and seven residents diagnosed out of state. There have now been 24,739 cases statewide, incl...

 2021-01-22 17:18 

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Kolea spend their winters in Hawaii...

A kolea, or Pacific golden plover, walks across a Kapalua Plantation Course green before taking off when a pair of golfers competing in the Sentry Tournament of Champions pro golf event approached earlier this month. The migratory birds breed each summer ...

 2021-01-22 17:18 

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Officials: Mokulele filling void on Molokai and Lanai...

State and county lawmakers say Mokulele Airlines is currently meeting the needs of Molokai and Lanai since the departure of larger carrier 'Ohana by Hawaiian, though they still have concerns over weight and accessibility issues with the smaller aircra...

 2021-01-21 17:21 

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Maui residents take in inauguration from afar...

Instead of joining a crowd of onlookers for the presidential inauguration in Washington D.C., Helen Nielsen "drank champagne and wore pearls" in her living room in Kaupo on Wednesday morning."This would have been the year we could have gone,&#...

 2021-01-21 17:21 

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COVID-19 at a Glance...

Latest developments: State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 75 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, including 50 on Oahu, 14 on Maui, four on Hawaii island and one on Kauai. Six residents were diagnosed out of state. There have now been 24,620 cas...

 2021-01-21 17:21 

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Longtime deputy tapped to be next top prosecutor...

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Andrew Martin has been tapped to lead Maui County's Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, which has been rocked by months of hearings and probes over a hostile working environment tied to its former leader.Announced Wedne...

 2021-01-21 17:21 

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How much is that doggie in the window?...

First photo: Decked out in a jean jacket and lying in a store window soaking up the Makawao sun, Aiko the "Morkie" watches the world go by at the Tribe Maui on Wednesday afternoon. "She loves being in the window, it's like her TV screen,&#...

 2021-01-20 17:23 

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Gym members mask up for new rules...

First photo: Wailuku's Fanueli Fifita does an incline press with a pair of 60-pound dumbbells at the Maui Family YMCA Tuesday afternoon in Kahului. "Just trying to keep in shape during COVID," Fifita said. New rules that went into effect on Tu...

 2021-01-20 17:23 

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COVID-19 at a Glance...

Latest developments: State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 65 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, including 45 on Oahu, nine on Maui and six on Hawaii island. Five residents were diagnosed out of state. There have now been 25,546 cases statewide, ...

 2021-01-20 17:23 

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Vaccinations stall on Maui...

As Hawaii leaders discussed ramping up vaccination efforts across the state Tuesday, Maui residents continued to wonder why their only community vaccination sites have been closing down to first doses. "A lot of us want to know, if we are having our v...

 2021-01-20 17:23 

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Eric Gillion scores Kula filmmaker's documentary on climate change cost...

As the COVID-19 pandemic began impeding Maui musicians' ability to perform live for audiences, Eric Gilliom was offered an alternative creative opportunity — scoring award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Kucera's latest film, "Hot Mo...

 2021-01-20 02:37 

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Arizona man who died at Pearl Harbor buried near family...

PHOENIX (AP) — An 18-year-old U.S. Navy sailor from Arizona who died at Pearl Harbor was buried with full military honors Friday after his remains were identified last year, about 80 years after the Japanese attack.Carl Johnson, a U.S. Navy seaman 1...

 2021-01-20 02:37 

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Nareit Hawaii awards $300K in housing grants...

HONOLULU (AP) — A national organization for real estate investment trusts has awarded $300,000 in grants to two Hawaii organizations: Honolulu Habitat for Humanity and Hale O Hawaii.Nareit, which administers the Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initia...

 2021-01-19 17:25 

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COVID-19 at a Glance...

Latest developments: State Department of Health officials on Monday reported 129 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, including 83 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, nine on Hawaii island, two on Kauai and 14 residents diagnosed outside of Hawaii. There have now been 2...

 2021-01-19 17:25 

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Maui groups honor MLK...

Maui County groups shared speeches, prayers, songs and poems in honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential leaders of the civil rights movement who dreamt of equality and peace throughout the United States. Hundreds usually gath...

 2021-01-19 17:25 

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Principals sad to see students miss out on 'milestone' events...

Maui school officials expressed disappointment for their students as proms, banquets, May Day celebrations and other school-sanctioned social events were canceled through June 1 following a decision by the state Department of Education. "I know this w...

 2021-01-19 17:25 

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Heavy rains flood roads, loosen rocks, landslides...

KAHULUI — Intersections became lakes, traffic lights glitched and flooded roads were covered in rocks and debris as Maui County was drenched by a "heavy rain event" Monday that county officials expect to last into today.Frontal moisture stal...

 2021-01-19 01:45 

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Hospital to update policies after 2 virus clusters...

Queen's Medical Center outbreak last week included 27 caregivers and 12 patientsHONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu hospital plans to update its policies after being struck by coronavirus clusters in two areas of the facility.The Queen's Medical Cent...

 2021-01-18 16:32 

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Entrance, parking fees coming soon for Wai'anapanapa State Park...

In an effort to manage high traffic flow to Maui's remote East Maui, a reservation system for commercial vehicles and individual tourists seeking to visit Wai'anapanapa State Park is anticipated to launch next month.The site, mauiwayfinding.com, i...

 2021-01-18 16:32 

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Big surf puts on a show for beachgoers...

A massive set of waves pounds the shore at Ho'okipa Beach Park as surf watchers stand on the point for a closer look. Ho'okipa and Baldwin beach parks were closed by the county over the weekend due to monster waves. However, another northwest swel...

 2021-01-18 16:32 

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Kupuna turned away at hospital vaccine clinic...

WAILUKU — About 20 Maui kupuna showed up Sunday to receive their COVID-19 vaccines only to learn the island's only open vaccination clinic was forced to close due to lack of supply."It was hard to break the news to the older people," sai...

 2021-01-18 16:32 

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COVID-19 at a Glance...

Latest developments: State Department of Health reported two new coronavirus-related deaths Sunday on Oahu. The state's official coronavirus-related death toll remains at 322, including 253 fatalities on Oahu, 45 on Hawaii island, 20 on Maui, one on K...

 2021-01-16 23:57 

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BREAKING: Delayed shipment closes Maui vaccination clinic to first doses...

Maui's only vaccination clinic taking new registrations announced Saturday it will have to close for a week due to a shortage of Pfizer-BioNTech doses that were slated to come from the state. Maui Health, which oversees Maui Memorial Medical Center...

 2021-01-16 16:32 

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Public can testify remotely this legislative session...

Members of the public will have a new way to submit testimony during this year's legislative session, since the State Capitol building in Honolulu is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The 2021 regular session for Hawaii's Legislatu...

 2021-01-16 16:32 

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Retailers, gyms face tighter restrictions...

Large and small retail establishments will be restricted to 30 percent capacity starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, the latest in a series of rule changes aimed at slowing a spike in COVID-19 cases on Maui, county officials announced Friday The original propo...

 2021-01-16 16:32 

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Hospital's vaccine clinic may close briefly over shortage...

WAILUKU — Maui's only community vaccination clinic may have to temporarily close Sunday afternoon if more Pfizer-BioNTech doses are not received today.Maui Health System CEO Mike Rembis said he spent Friday morning placing urgent calls, seeking ...

 2021-01-16 16:32 

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Maui county's state lawmakers say proposed state budget is 'fluid'...

From state worker furloughs to program cuts, Maui County's legislators said it's too early to tell what will happen to the state budget as they wait to see what happens when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on the same day the Legislature op...

 2021-01-15 23:39 

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Hawaii island mayor remains in hospital after heart attack...

KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Hawaii island's mayor is still hospitalized after suffering a heart attack and undergoing a procedure to implant a stent.Mayor Mitch Roth was being treated in Hilo Medical Center after experiencing chest pain Saturday evening,...

 2021-01-15 17:12 

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Green asks for patience as doses try to meet demand...

WAILUKU — Lt. Gov. Josh Green toured Maui vaccination sites Thursday, vowing to keep Neighbor Islands top of mind when doses arrive and asking for patience as the state works to roll out enough doses to meet the demand.Since opening a week ago, Maui...

 2021-01-15 17:12 

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Roundabout could be ready by school opening...

A state Department of Transportation official said the roundabout project proposed for Kihei high school can be completed by June 2022, just in time for the school's target opening for the 2022-23 school year. Design for the roundabout is currently on...

 2021-01-15 17:12 

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Advocates celebrate aquarium fishing ban...

Environmental groups and marine wildlife advocates rejoiced after a court ruling this week made it clear that all commercial aquarium fishing is now banned in Hawaii without environmental review."There has been much relief and celebration amongst thos...

 2021-01-15 17:12 

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COVID-19 at a Glance...

Latest developments: State Department of Health reported 179 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, including 122 on Oahu, 32 on Maui, 13 on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and 11 residents diagnosed out of state, officials said. There have now been 23,908 cases...

 2021-01-14 19:52 

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State plans mass COVID vaccination centers on Oahu...

HONOLULU (AP) — Thousands of Oahu residents are expected to have access to COVID-19 vaccines when the state opens mass vaccination centers there, officials said.The state plans to begin providing vaccinations beginning Monday at Honolulu's Pier ...

 2021-01-14 19:52 

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Kauai resort to lay off over 450 employees...

LIHUE (AP) — The Marriott Beach Club on Kauai laid off more than 450 employees across departments within the hotel, which is undergoing a change in ownership.The layoffs include housekeepers, banquet servers, laundry attendants and pool servers, The...

 2021-01-14 17:02 

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Cool drinks complement trade winds on course...

Patrick Cantlay (left) and Richy Werenski hydrate on the Kapalua Plantation Course's first tee before starting their Sentry Tournament of Champions opening rounds last week....

 2021-01-14 17:02 

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Maui boy injured by fireworks hopes to play sports again...

An Upcountry family is hoping to raise $10,000 to cover medical expenses and prosthetic fingers for their 12-year-old son whose hand was severely damaged during a firework accident earlier this month.On New Year's Eve, Kden Pu Kahoalii accidentally li...

 2021-01-14 17:01 

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Shot clinic closes early as lines build up again...

KAHULUI — The state Department of Health's Maui District Office closed its COVID-19 vaccination site down early Wednesday to "maintain safety and order" due to the volume and fragility of those seeking the shots, health officials said We...

 2021-01-14 17:01 

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COVID-19 at a Glance...

Latest developments: State Department of Health reported 106 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, including 73 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, seven on Hawaii island and two on Kauai. Thirteen residents were diagnosed outside of the state. There now have been 23,733 c...

 2021-01-13 17:03 

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Maui Ocean Center to reopen after 10 months...

The Maui Ocean Center is reopening Friday after a 10-month closure, bringing back in-person ocean education, family-friendly experiences with marine life and a joyful but COVID-19-safe environment, the ocean center said Tuesday.The park's doors closed...

 2021-01-13 17:03 

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Panel debates tourism's role in COVID-19 surge at town hall...

Government officials and community members disagree over whether or not tourism is to blame for the spike in COVID-19 cases in Maui County, though both feel that a second post-arrival test for travelers is needed. Steve O'Neal, a former U.N. Disaster ...

 2021-01-13 17:03 

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Contractor and condo appeal $75K fine over shoreline work...

Hololani Resort Condominiums and Goodfellow Bros. are appealing a $75,000 county violation alleging their shoreline restoration work temporarily put the environment at risk.The Maui Planning Commission must decide on the appeal, which began Tuesday during...

 2021-01-13 17:03 

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COVID-19 at a Glance...

Latest developments: State Department of Health reported 114 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, including 83 on Oahu, 21 on Maui and four on Hawaii island. Six residents were diagnosed outside of the state. There now have been 23,627 cases statewide, incl...

 2021-01-12 19:51 

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Nurses at Oahu medical center vote to strike...

HONOLULU (AP) — Nurses in Hawaii have voted to authorize a strike over concerns that management practices have endangered staff and patients at an Oahu hospital.Many of the nurses said the hospital's protocols put staff and patients at unnecessa...

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