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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.
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.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Bill Seeks Reimbursement for Rescue of Hikers who Enter Prohibited Areas

On Maui, hikers have been rescued from places like the “Bamboo Forest” in Kailua, the upper reaches of ʻĪao Valley, and East Maui’s Kaihalulu Beach. A swift water rescue at Waioka in Hāna earlier this month ended tragically when a visitor died in a flash flood event at the location.
Monday, February 22, 2021

Tourism Report: Maui County Hotel Occupancy at 21.9% for January 2021

For January 2021, Maui County hotels led the state at 21.9 percent occupancy, down 55.1 percentage points from January 2020 (before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown) and less than the 26 percent occupancy for December 2020, according to the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority report.
Friday, February 19, 2021

Feb. 19, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 50 New Cases (22 O‘ahu, 22 Maui, 2 Hawai‘i Island, 4 Out-of-State); 2 Deaths

There were 50 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Friday, including 22 on O‘ahu, 22 on Maui, two on Hawaiʻi Island, and four in Hawaiʻi residents diagnosed outside of the state.
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Survey: Hawai‘i is the 2nd Safest State During COVID-19

Hawaiʻi was ranked number two on a list of the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic, second only to Alaska.
Saturday, February 13, 2021

Waiʻānapanapa Online Reservations Start March 1

All visitors and commercial operators will need to make reservations to enter Waiʻānapanapa State Park in East Maui, beginning on March 1, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced.
Saturday, February 13, 2021

Gov. Ige Signs 18th Emergency Proclamation for COVID-19

Governor David Ige has issued an 18th emergency proclamation for COVID-19. It acknowledges vaccinated travelers/quarantine as a future exception, but the state will wait for specific guidance from the CDC before implementing a quarantine exception for vaccinated travelers.
Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Maui Shark Encounter Detailed, Experts Say Bite Mark is Consistent with a White Shark

It started as a father-son kayak off the west coast of Maui in Ukumehame to view and photograph Humpback whales.   45-year-old Daniel Sullivan and his 15-year-old son Tristan, of Kula, paddled out on their two-man, 12-foot hard-shell kayak from the west side of the “pali” at around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. There was a slight […]
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Gov. Ige Declares Maui County a Disaster Area Due to Drought Since March 2019

Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation today declaring the County of Maui, which has suffered under drought conditions since March 2019, a disaster area.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris Focuses on Unity

Joe Biden was sworn in today as the 46th President of the United States, alongside Vice President Kamala Harris.
Monday, January 18, 2021

Entry and Parking Fees at Waiʻānapanapa State Park Expected to Begin in February

A reservation system is expected to begin at East Maui’s Waiʻānapanapa State Park in the second or third week of February according to state leaders who provided an update during a weekend Zoom meeting.
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hawai‘i US Reps Vote in Favor of Trump Impeachment

US Congressmen Ed Case and Kai Kahele, both of Hawaiʻi, were among those who voted to impeach the president for “inciting violence against the United States government.”
Thursday, January 07, 2021

Schatz and Kahele Call for Impeachment and Removal of President Trump

Two of Hawaiʻi’s congressional leaders have released statements calling for the removal of President Trump through impeachment.
Friday, January 01, 2021

Frustrations Surface Over Maui Restaurant and Bar Rules, and Interpretation for Enforcement

Frustrations Surface Over Maui Restaurant and Bar Rules, and Interpretation for EnforcementFrustrations Surface Over Maui Restaurant and Bar Rules, and Interpretation for Enforcement
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Letters: What’s on the minds of Maui Residents This Week?

This week letters include an opinion that closing down would be devastating to workers and a big thank you to the 17th Christmas Tri-Star Restaurants has provided a holiday lunch.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Op-Ed: Maui Health Advice “Avoid a Superspreader Gathering this Thanksgiving”

“Remember that COVID doesn’t discriminate, and it’s possible for someone to have COVID without feeling sick or having symptoms at all. Even if you love someone and trust them, you don’t know who else they might have been spending time with.”
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Letters: What do Maui residents have on their minds this week? Read to find out.

This week’s letters include opinions about the slower speed limit of Pi’ilani Highway, the need for a pedestrian bridge for the new Kihei High School, mask mandate viewed as too draconian, night closure of Kala Road and beautification of Maui.
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Letters: Mask-Wearing Views, Open the Track & Bring Back Cardiothoracic Surgeons to Maui

Maui residents express their views in this weekʻs Letters to the Editors. Views on mask mandate — has it gone too far? Why is track still closed? Need help for rent, but federal funds not processed fast enough. And resident concerned all the life-saving cardiothoracic surgeons are leaving Maui.
Friday, October 02, 2020

Maui Now Wants to Hear From You; Send Us Your Letter to the Editor

Maui Now has launched a new Letter to the Editor form on its website. The purpose is to help facilitate a public platform for diverse views and opinions about issues, events and anything else related to our islands. Submissions can be completed by filling out an online Letter to the Editor form or emailing a letter to [email protected]
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