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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Feb. 28, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 60 New Cases (39 O‘ahu, 15 Maui, 4 Hawai‘i, 2 Out-of-State)

There were 60 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Sunday, including 39 on O‘ahu, 15 on Maui, four on Hawai‘i Island, and two in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed out-of-state.
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Search Underway for Two Visitors Missing Near Waikamoi in East Maui

The search continues Sunday morning for two visitors who went missing during a hike makai of the Waikamoi Trail in East Maui on Saturday evening.
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Humpbacks Abundance Trends Documented During Second Coordinated Whale Count of 2021

On Maui, Great Whale Count site leaders collected data from 12 sites during 15-minute intervals between 8:30 and 11:50 a.m. A total of 34 whale sightings were seen during the 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. time period, the most of any time period throughout the day’s count.
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Two Pilots Rescued from Downed Aircraft Off Lāna‘i; Witness From Another Plane Describes Seeing the Distressed Craft Hitting the Water

Two pilots of a downed airplane off Lānaʻi were rescued by the Coast Guard on Saturday evening. “We saw the plane hit the water. We were about 1,200 feet at the time while following them,” a witness tells Maui Now.
Saturday, February 27, 2021

106 Additional COVID-19 Cases in Hawai‘i: Higher Case Count Partially Due to Lab Reporting Issue on Maui

There were 106 COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Saturday, including 23 on O‘ahu, three on Hawai‘i Island, and five in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed out-of-state. There were also 75 cases attributed to Maui, including 31 which are from the past and predate Feb. 18.
Saturday, February 27, 2021

FEMA Grants Hawai‘i $87M for COVID-19 Vaccines

The Federal Emergency Management Agency granted the state of Hawaiʻi $87.4 million to open multiple, state-led community vaccination sites.
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Pair of Aquarium Fishers Fined Record $272,000 for Illegal Harvest in Kona

The Board of Land and Natural Resources voted unanimously on Friday to fine two Hawai‘i island aquarium fishers $272,000 in civil fines for multiple violations of Hawai‘i Administrative Rules related to an illegal aquarium fishing incident in Kona in 2020.
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Nurses and Health Care Workers at Maui Health System Reach Tentative Agreement for New Contract

The registered nurses and other health care workers of Maui Health System have reached a tentative contract agreement with MHS management early Friday morning after a marathon meeting.
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Pohoiki Boat Ramp Restoration After 2018 Kīlauea Eruption to Cost Millions

Restoration of a widely-used boat ramp at Pohoiki Bay, in the Puna District of Hawai‘i island, blocked by new sand during the 2018 Puna lava eruption is estimated to take between nine months and six or more years, and cost between $2.5 and $28 million.
Friday, February 26, 2021

DOE Explores Viability of Reopening Elementary Schools for In-Person Learning in Fourth Quarter

The state Department of Education is looking into the possibility of reopening elementary schools for in-person instruction for the final quarter of this school year.
Friday, February 26, 2021

Feb. 26, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 44 New Cases (25 O‘ahu, 15 Maui, 1 Hawai‘i, 1 Kaua‘i, 2 Out-of-State); 2 Deaths

There were 44 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Friday, including 25 on O‘ahu, 15 on Maui, one on Hawai‘i Island, one on Kaua‘i, and two in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed out-of-state.
Friday, February 26, 2021

Goodfellow Bros. Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

Goodfellow Bros. Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary with $50,000 Grant to Local Charities
Friday, February 26, 2021

New P.2 Variant Found on O‘ahu; B.1.429 Variant Associated with Increased COVID-19 Cases on Maui

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s State Laboratories Division has confirmed a variant of concern, associated with an increase of COVID-19 cases on Maui.
Friday, February 26, 2021

Campaign Encourages Chemical-Free Landscaping to Protect Coral Reefs

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council has launched an educational campaign to encourage private and public landowners, golf courses and landscapers to switch to organic land management.
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Feb. 25, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 45 New Cases (24 O‘ahu, 18 Maui, 1 Hawai‘i, 2 Out-of-State)

There were 45 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Thursday, including 24 on O‘ahu, 18 on Maui, one on Hawai‘i Island, and two in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed out-of-state.
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hawaiian Airlines Keeps On-Time Record for 17th Straight Year

In March and April, Hawaiian will launch four new North America routes, including nonstop service between Honolulu and Austin, Ontario and Orlando, as well as daily nonstop service between Long Beach and Maui.
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Lt. Gov.: 10,000-12,000 Administered Doses Unaccounted for in Maui’s Vaccine Rates

There are 10,000 to 12,000 vaccine doses that were administered and are unaccounted for in Maui’s vaccine rates being reported by the Department of Health, according to Lieutenant Governor Josh Green who was a guest during a talk story webinar hosted by Councilmember Kelly King on Tuesday evening.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Maui Health Aims to Administer 3,000 First Dose Vaccinations Next Week

According to Maui Health, the goal is to increase vaccine administration to 3,000 first doses (600 appointments per day) next week and 4,000 (800 appointments per day) the following week.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Updates: Waihe‘e Brush Fire Burns 7 Acres, 100% Contained

A brush fire in Waiheʻe burned 7 acres by nightfall and was 50 percent contained as of 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

OHA Board Chair, Lindsey of Maui Testifies Before US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey of Maui testified this morning at the first hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs chaired by US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), urging senators to help address the needs of Native Hawaiians.
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