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California man found unresponsive in Maui waters identified

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man who died in an apparent drowning in waters off Maui last week has been identified as a California resident. Emergency crews responded last week Friday to the beach along Kai Malina Parkway in Kaanapali. It was reported an unresponsive male snorkeler was found in the water.
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St. Anthony School Begins In-Person Learning with New Leadership

St. Anthony School Maui began the 2021-2022 school year in-person on Monday with its highest enrollment in over a decade, a new Head of School, new church leadership, and is looking forward to unveiling their own Athletic Center on campus. New Head of School, David Kenney most recently served as...
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Maui residents rail against spike in tourism during water shortage: ‘Stop coming’ to Hawaii

For summer travelers, the weather in Maui was close to perfect last month, with highs in the mid-80s, lows in the mid-70s and not a rain cloud in sight. For locals, that has actually been a huge problem: Recent drought conditions have led officials to declare a water shortage in parts of the Maui County archipelago. Residents in those areas can be hit with a $500 fine if they use water for nonessential activities, such as washing a car or watering a lawn.
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Police ID Snorkeler who was Pulled Unresponsive from West Maui Waters

Police responded Friday to the beach area of 130 Kai Malina Parkway in Kāʻanapali regarding an unresponsive male snorkeler found in the water at around 11:10 a.m. Upon arrival, life-saving measures were being performed by bystanders until fire and medic personnel took over; however, those measures proved futile, according to a Maui Police Department spokesperson.
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Mayor’s Request for Delay of In-Classroom Learning Fails to Gain Governor’s Support

The mayor’s request to postpone the start of in-classroom learning has failed to gain the support of Governor David Ige. “I did have the opportunity to speak briefly with Mayor Victorino this morning. I did inform him that we were ready and prepared to start in-person learning at all of the Maui schools, just as we are across the state,” said Gov. Ige, who provided an update on back to school safety during a press briefing today at Kawananakoa Middle School Auditorium.
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Councilmember Tasha Kama on Extended Medical Leave

Maui County Councilmember Tasha Kama is on extended medical leave, according to an announcement issued on Monday evening. Kama is in her second term holding the council seat for the Kahului residency area. As presiding officer pro tempore, Kama has been part of the council’s leadership in both of her terms.
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Upcoming Career Fairs for Hawaiʻi Workers

There is a big push this week to get workers back on the job or onto new professional paths. A career expo featuring more than 50 employers is taking place Wednesday at the Blaisdell Center Exhibit Hall and there’s also one planned for Maui. Maui County is looking to streamline...
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Crowded Maui restaurant asks customers for Aloha after staff treated poorly

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Restaurants in the islands have been hit hard by the pandemic, but now restaurant owners are asking customers to stop yelling at their staff. Coconut’s Fish Café has two locations in Kihei with about 100 employees. Owner Mike Phillips says that number is 10-15 short of what he needs to staff both restaurants.
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MEO Names Housing Specialist Shayna Manlapao as Employee of the Month

Housing specialist Shayna Manlapao was named Maui Economic Opportunity’s June Employee of the Month. “Not only does she provide personal excellence with all of her clients, as a co-worker Shay has helped me learn the ropes and tips of our duties in RAP (Rental Assistance Program),” said Lance Winston, who nominated Shay for the honor. “She has been patient, extremely kind, and makes work fun with her local flair.”
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Maui Mayor Requests Postponement of Return to School Amid Delta Variant Surge

“In light of new CDC data showing the Delta variant can spread as easily as Chickenpox,” Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is asking the Hawaiʻi Department of Education, Department of Health and the Ige Administration to postpone the return of classroom learning until the impacts of the current COVID-19 surge on Maui County’s healthcare facilities can be assessed.
Maui County, HIMaui News

Some facilities to mandate staff vaccinations

Four major hospital systems in Hawaii — along with Maui’s nursing home agency — announced that they will require employees to be vaccinated, but Maui County’s hospital system stopped short of declaring such a mandate on Monday. Maui Health System, a Kaiser affiliate that runs Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula...
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California visitor’s body pulled from waters in Kaanapali on Maui

KAANAPALI, Hawaii (KHON2) — Police were called to Kai Malina Parkway in Kaanapali for an unresponsive snorkeler found in the water. It happened around 11:10 a.m. Friday, July 30. We’re Hawaii’s weather station, get the latest forecast and radar information here. Bystanders were doing CPR until fire and paramedic crews...
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Court Limits A&B East Maui Stream Diversion

A Hawaii judge has ordered Alexander & Baldwin to significantly reduce the amount of water it diverts from East Maui streams for agricultural, domestic and industrial purposes. Judge Jeffrey Crabtree of Hawaii’s Environmental Courts said in a written order Friday that A&B — a major real estate company in Hawaii...
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Maui residents rail against spike in tourism during water shortage

For summer travelers, the weather in Maui was close to perfect last month, with highs in the mid-80s, lows in the mid-70s and not a rain cloud in sight. For locals, that has actually been a huge problem: Recent drought conditions have led officials to declare a water shortage in parts of the Maui County archipelago. Residents in those areas can be hit with a $500 fine if they use water for nonessential activities, such as washing a car or watering a lawn.
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Maui County trio put up top performances at NHSFR

Maui County is on a roll at the National High School Finals Rodeo the past couple years. One year after the best individual finish ever for a competitor from Maui County, a trio of local competitors put together perhaps the best combined performance from the county. The Maui County threesome...
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Kolohe Kai performs at MACC

FIRST PHOTO: Emcee Marty Dread speaks to the crowd Saturday night at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center during the Best of Kolohe Kai Acoustic 10th Anniversary event. SECOND PHOTO: Roman De Peralta aka Kolohe Kai performs at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Saturday night.
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