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Maui median home price below $1M as homebuyers hit pause

Oct. 11, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The median sales price of a single-family home in Maui County dropped below $1 million last month as people priced out of the market have chosen to pause their home buying. The Maui News reported Monday the median sales...

Las Vegas captain selected as chief of Maui police force

Oct. 06, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A police captain from Nevada has been selected to be chief of a police force in Hawaii. The Maui Police Commission voted unanimously on Las Vegas police Capt. John Pelletier over four other candidates from within the Maui department, The Maui...

Demand slows for Maui rental cars after earlier shortage

Oct. 04, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Demand for rental cars on Maui is slowing down after a shortage of vehicles sent prices soaring when more tourists returned amid the pandemic. Parked vehicles have been filling fields near the airport as the number of tourists declined in...

Latest: SKorea reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

Sep. 16, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus, nearing a one-day record set last month, continuing an alarming surge as the nation enters its biggest holiday of the year. The 2,008 cases reported Friday was the 73rd...

Vaccine cards required for some indoor businesses on Maui

Sep. 16, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Proof of vaccination is now required to patrons who want to sit inside Maui bars and restaurants. Vaccination cards must be shown for indoor dining and drinking as well as for communal areas in businesses like gyms under Maui's “Safer Outside"...

Lanai rental housing project gets green light

Aug. 27, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A county affordable housing committee voted to recommend approval of a rental project on Lanai, where no new affordable homes have been built in 30 years. The Hokuao 201H Housing Project, which was proposed by billionaire Larry Ellison’s company...

Lanai residents say rental housing needed on the island

Aug. 04, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A rental housing project proposed by Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison’s company for the Hawaiian island of Lanai has the support of residents who say it will help ease a shortage that leads to crowded living conditions. Ellison's Pulama Lanai...

Maui mayor vetoes hotel construction moratorium bill

Jul. 21, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui's mayor has vetoed a bill that would have imposed a moratorium on hotel construction in parts of the Valley Isle, saying the measure wouldn't be effective and was legally flawed. Mayor Michael Victorino said the bill won’t relieve crowds...

Dozens of Maui residents rally for affordable housing

Jul. 20, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Dozens of Maui residents held a rally for affordable housing as the county's median home price tops $1 million and the county council considers a new affordable housing plan. Stand Up Maui organized the affordable housing rally, which gathered...