SBA Wildfire Loan Assistance Application Deadline Nears for Maui Homeowners and Businesses
The deadline for applying for SBA wildfire loan assistance is fast approaching. Homeowners, renters, and businesses affected by the Maui wildfires can apply for substantial financial aid, with deferred payments and low interest rates. Over $260 million has already been distributed to victims.
Rising Concerns Over Potential Increase in Suicide Rates Among Maui Wildfire Survivors
Explore the rising concerns over increased suicide rates in the aftermath of the Maui wildfires. Hear from survivors grappling with trauma and loss, and learn about the mental health resources available to them. Discover the community's efforts to support each other during these challenging times.
Hawaiian Electric Requests Federal Jurisdiction for Maui Wildfire Lawsuits
Hawaiian Electric is seeking a federal trial in Honolulu for the numerous Maui wildfire lawsuits it faces. The company is being blamed for causing fires due to downed power lines and inadequate prevention measures. Critics argue this move could hinder justice for victims.
Hawaiʻi high school seniors can apply now for HMSA Kaimana Scholarships
The Hawaiʻi Medical Service Association is celebrating the 19th year of its Kaimana Awards and Scholarship Program, which honors Hawaiʻi high school seniors and their schools for excellence in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities, and sportsmanship. Scholarship applications are now available online and are open to graduating...
Federal Disaster Assistance Application Deadline Approaching for Maui Fire Survivors
Catch up on the latest Hawaii headlines, including the looming deadline for Maui fire survivors to apply for federal disaster assistance. Also, learn about Senator Tommy Tuberville ending his blockade of military promotions, the cause of a recent condominium fire, and the opening of a new casino in Las Vegas.
Construction continues for temporary housing on a school in Lahaina
The US Army Corps of Engineers says it's progressing with the construction of the temporary elementary school campus in Lahaina.
Governor Calls for Transformation of Short-Term Rentals to Long-Term Housing for Maui Fire Victims
Explore the pressing housing crisis in West Maui, as the governor discusses the urgent need to transform short-term rentals into long-term homes for fire victims. Learn about the proposed solutions, potential challenges, and the role of FEMA and philanthropy in this critical situation.
Maui council to consider bill to establish criteria for ʻOhana Assistance Pilot Program
The Maui council will consider a bill Dec. 15 to establish criteria for the ʻOhana Assistance Pilot Program, which offers grants of up to $100,000 to build an accessory dwelling or second farm dwelling for residents’ long-term occupancy. Maui County Council Chair Alice L. Lee said the legislation,...
300 volunteers needed this Saturday to bring joy to Maui wildfire survivors
The Salvation Army is calling for the community’s support as they prepare for a heartwarming event, “Magical Maui Christmas,” set to take place on Dec. 9, 2023, at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center. The event aims to uplift and bring holiday joy to over 2,000 wildfire survivors by providing them with a memorable Christmas experience.
Maui Pharmacy Tech Honored with Dept. of Labor Apprentice Trailblazer Recognition
Meet the Maui Pharmacy Tech who's been recognized as the US Department of Labor Apprentice Trailblazer. From being a recent apprentice at CVS to inspiring others in the healthcare field, discover the journey that led to this prestigious honor.
Culinary Tour of Italy: Discover Wailea's 3 Must-Visit Italian Eateries
This article presents three exquisite Italian restaurants located in Wailea. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comment section below:
Maui Master Gardeners creates 130 holiday arrangements for displaced wildfire survivors
Members of Maui Master Gardeners created holiday arrangements for residents displaced by Maui fires who are staying at the Royal Lahaina Resort. Member Lizzie Moule is credited with the inspiration for Operation Holiday Decor, in which members gathered for wreath making and delivered 130 individual arrangements on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023.
3 Incredible Properties Sold This Week Around Kihei
Kihei, Hawaii is known for its stunning beaches and breathtaking ocean views. Recently, three of the most expensive real estate properties in the area were sold, each offering unique features and luxurious living spaces. Let's take a closer look at these properties and their interesting details.
Rick Quan visits Paradise, California to see what Lahaina can learn from the deadly fires
Rick Quan recently went to Paradise and spoke to the town's mayor about their road to recovery. Paradise, Calif. mayor shares lessons in recovery with Lahaina. Before the disaster in Lahaina, the wildfire that destroyed Paradise, Calif. in 2018 was the deadliest and most destructive in modern U.S. history. Rick Quan recently went to Paradise and spoke to the town's mayor about their road to recovery.
Local Liquor License Holders: Deadline and Penalties for Percentage Fee Assessment Payments
The article informs about the deadline for percentage fee assessment payments, which is 31 days after receiving the assessment. It also notes that a late fee of 5% per month will be added to the outstanding balance until the fees are paid in full.
American Red Cross gives Maui update on Harney County Live
Harney County-Morgan Schmidt with the American Red Cross gave an update on the Maui wildfires that started on August 8, 2023. Morgan was on Harney County Live August 11, 2023 and since then she went to Maui to volunteer for 3 weeks. Morgan spoke about her experience and what she did while being down there.
Final Environmental Assessment Clears Way for New Housing Project in Leali’i, Village 1-B Subdivision
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has completed its final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Villages of Leali’i, Village 1-B Subdivision project in Lahaina, Maui Island. The report concludes that the project will not significantly impact the environment. This project, funded and located on state lands, has undergone a comprehensive environmental review as per Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes.
Today the gas price is close to $4.84 in Paia as of 2023-12-07. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Maui Fire Survivors to Return Home, New Rental Assistance Program Launched, and Research on Rapid Ohia Death Continues
Catch up on the latest news from Hawaii with HNN News Brief. Learn about the lifting of restrictions in burn zones, a new rental assistance program for fire victims, the awarding of agricultural lots, and a study on the spread of rapid oia death.
Access to Zones 8A and 8B for Local Residents: Vehicle Passes, Support Services, and Safety Information
Maui County has stated that Zones 8A and 8B will be accessible to residents and owners with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 8 and 9, weather permitting. However, some properties in these zones will remain closed due to health and safety risks identified by the EPA. Residents can sign up for updates on the Maui County website.