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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, 50% 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

Hawaiian Telcom and Its Employees Donated $1.4 Million in 2020

Hawaiian Telcom and its employees donated $1.4 million — in corporate and in-kind contributions, sponsorships and employee donations — to local non-profit organizations in 2020.
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.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Deadline to Sign Up for Maui’s Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is Feb. 26

The Maui County Department of Environmental Management announced that the sign-up deadline to schedule a drop-off time for its annual residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is Friday, Feb. 26. The drive-through waste collection event will be held on Sunday, March 7.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

January Occupancy Rate at Nearly 40% for Maui County Vacation Rentals

In January 2021, the occupancy rate for Maui County vacation rentals was 39.6 percent, a decrease of 46.1 less percentage points from January 2020, according to the latest monthly report from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Feb. 24, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 50 New Cases (16 O‘ahu, 24 Maui, 2 Hawai‘i, 1 Kaua‘i, 7 Out-of-State); 4 Deaths

There were 50 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Wednesday, including 16 on O‘ahu, 24 on Maui, two on Hawai‘i Island, one on Kaua‘i, and seven in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed out-of-state.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Structural Concerns Prompt Temporary Closure of Maunaloa Post Office on Moloka‘i

Structural and vector control concerns have prompted the temporary closure of the Maunaloa Post Office on Molokaʻi.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lessons Learned from Hawai‘i Fitness Cluster Highlighted in Scientific Paper

Lessons learned from last year’s cluster traced to three fitness centers in Hawai‘i, are highlighted in a scientific paper published today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Suspect from Traffic Stop Arrested, Police Open Fire During Run-In

A 25-year-old man was arrested on first degree attempted murder, assault of an officer and resisting an order to stop his vehicle following a run-in with police that led to officers opening fire.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Maui Health Expected to Re-Open Registry for First Dose Priority Group Appointments Soon

Maui Health reports it is nearing completion of rescheduled first-dose vaccinations for nearly 5,000 individuals whose appointments were canceled in January due to a vaccine shortage.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Hawaiʻi’s Connors Joins 30 Attorneys General Urging FCC to Fund Connectivity for K-12 Remote Learning

Hawaiʻi Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined 30 attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission to fund internet connectivity and internet-enabled devices to K-12 students whose schools are closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and who are learning remotely.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Maui Virtual Town Hall Features Road Safety Lessons from Oregon and Big Island

At the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization’s virtual town hall Feb. 25th about its Vision Zero Action Plan, featured speakers from Oregon and the Big Island will discuss lessons learned from their agencies’ road safety efforts.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Feb. 23, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 47 New Cases (27 O‘ahu, 17 Maui, 3 Out-of-State)

There were 47 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Tuesday, including 27 on O‘ahu, 17 on Maui, and three in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed out-of-state.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Maui United Way Announces New Board Chair

The Board of Directors for Maui United Way has elected Simon Poole of Goodfellow Brothers Inc. as their new Board Chair. Poole has been on the MUW board since 2019.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Kōkua Pool to Reopen for Lap Swimming on March 1

The Kōkua Pool, located at the Kahului Community Center in Kahului, will reopen for lap swimming beginning March 1, 2021.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Maui Crime Feb. 7 – 13, 2021: Burglaries, Break-ins, Thefts

Maui police responded to seven burglaries, 14 vehicle thefts and eight vehicle break-ins in Maui County over a seven day period from Feb. 7 – 13, 2021.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Governor, First Lady, Cabinet and Staff Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations

The governor, first lady, cabinet and staff received the Moderna vaccine and are scheduled for their second dose in late March.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Letters: Maui Residents Discuss Outsourcing Prisoners, Alcohol Tax, Tourism & Post Office Rats

What do Maui residents think about sending prisoners to mainland jails, derelict cars, tourists arriving with proof of vaccination but not a negative COVID-19 test, rats at the Maunaloa Post Office, the proposed statewide alcohol tax and more? Read on to find out.
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