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Cadaver Dog Joins Search for Missing Woman

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

The search continues for Gianina Reid, a 25-year-old woman who disappeared at Pala’au State Park on June 24 – now with police again taking the lead and community volunteer searchers “standing down.” Last Friday, police brought in a cadaver dog from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to search the Kalaupapa lookout area. Though the area had been extensively scoured by police and volunteers in the past, this was the first time a trained dog had been brought on the case.  

“There have been eye witness reports and other evidence leading away from this area but recent findings have brought us back here,” said Molokai police detective Kyle “Ikaika” Bishaw-Juario.…

9 New Cases, New County Rules

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Molokai had nine new COVID-19 cases last week, according to the Dept. of Health as of Sunday’s data – two each last Wednesday and Thursday, and five new cases last Friday. Statewide, the average daily case count over the last week has been 604. 

A Molokai High School employee was among those to test positive last week. 

“Our school is taking the recommended precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and community, including notifying potential close contacts, closing and disinfecting impacted areas, sharing case information with the DOH and coordinating next steps with the Department’s COVID-19 Core Response Team,” wrote MHS Principal Katina Soares in a letter to the school community.…

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Irene Kimie Iwane

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

With great sadness and love, the family of Irene Kimie Iwane announces her passing on Sept. 6, 2021. 

Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure forever in our hearts.…

Elmer Kaihehau Chu

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Elmer Kaihehau Chu was born Nov. 1, 1930 on the Kaai Homestead in Kalamaula, Molokai. He passed peacefully in Los Angeles on July 21, 2021. Elmer was the oldest of five children of Lihue Kaai Chu and Arthur K. Chu, DDS.  After attending Holomua School he attended Kamehameha School for Boys and graduated in 1948. He and his friends enjoyed caring for their horses and spending free time roaming Kalamaula Homesteads, Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove and the shoreline of Kalamaula. He spoke of exciting and enjoyable days working in the pineapple fields as part of the teen “hoe Hana” gang under Grandpa David Kaai’s supervision each summer.…

The Cost of Water

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

It will cost you $15,000 for a glass of water on Molokai. Believe it or not, it’s true and it’s a shame. Anyone in our community that is unaware of this cost, if you want to get a water meter put in, then the cost to you is $15,000. 

Why is that? What’s the reason for the excessive cost? Who decided this amount?

Call and ask the County of Maui Water Department or maybe our county elected delegates, even the state delegates for Molokai. Somebody should explain to all of us in our community the reason for this cost. 

One very important thing to remember is after all is said and done, the County Water Department owns the water meter, you don’t own anything!…

Open Letter to Congressman Kahele

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

As one of many Molokai residents who voted for you to represent us in Congress, I’m sad to hear that you not only voted for the nearly three quarters of a trillion-dollar FY 2022 U.S. military budget but also to increase it by an additional $24 billion. With so many issues facing Molokai and every island, I’m sure your voters could think of far better ways to use those funds. Don’t let the good work you’re doing for Hawaii be overshadowed by indebtedness to weapons manufacturers. You can win elections without them. Please learn from Afghanistan, Iraq, etc., a lesson we should have learned from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia: no amount of money spent on instruments of death can translate into victory of any sort beyond Wall Street.…

Lā Hoʻohanohano

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Lā Hoʻohanohano

Na Alaonalani Puailihau

Editor’s note: This article, written by a Hawaiian language immersion student at Molokai High School, honors Queen Lili’uokalani. 

Ma ka lā 2 o Kepakemapa makahiki 1838 ua hānau ʻia ʻo Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻeha ma Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. Ke keiki a Analea “Annie” Keohokālole lāua o Caesar Kaluaiku Kamakaʻehukai Kahana Keola Kapaʻakea, a ke keiki hānai a Abner Kuhoʻoheiheipahu Pākī lāua o Laura Kanaholo Kōnia. I ka makahiki 1842, i kona makahiki he ʻehā, ua hoʻomaka ʻoia i kona aʻo ʻana ma ke Kula Kamāliʻi o nā Aliʻi. I kona wā i aʻo ai ma ia kula ua aʻo ʻia ʻoia pehea e ʻōlelo paheʻe i ka ʻōlelo Pelakānia a loaʻa mai i nā papa mele.…

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