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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

Front Street Apartments case could be decided soon

The ongoing legal dispute over whether Front Street Apartments rents will remain affordable or be allowed to increase to market rates may be decided soon. On Wednesday, a hearing on motions for summary judgment was held remotely before U.S. District Court Judge Jill Otake, who said she would ...

Mayor pushes to reinstate interisland quarantine

In the wake of an incident where Oahu construction workers may have exposed Lanai residents to COVID-19, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino pushed again Wednesday to reinstate the 14-day interisland travel quarantine, adding that he is confident the state will respond soon. Victorino ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reports 173 new cases Wednesday, all on Oahu. Of the cases, 162 involved adults and 11 were pediatric (18 years or younger) cases. • There have now been 2,763 cases statewide, including 2,394 on Oahu, 177 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on ...

Virtual Job Fair website is launched

The Maui News Maui County has launched a Virtual Job Fair website to assist Maui County residents seeking employment opportunities, job training or new career paths. The website — www.mauicountyvirtualjobfair.com — also gives employers an online resource to find workers. The website was ...

St. Anthony is back to school

First photo: St. Anthony School 7th-grade students listen as teacher Greg Harris goes over safety protocols during the first day of school Tuesday morning in Wailuku. Students said they were happy to be back in class. “It feels good,” said 8th-grader Cali Davenport. “Even with all the ...

Jury trials pushed back

The resumption of jury trials in state courts has been delayed until Oct. 5, with Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald citing “a concerning spike in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations statewide.” In an order issued Wednesday, Recktenwald said circuit courts may resume trials then ...

DHHL facility permits still on hold

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will not issue camping permits and facility reservations through Oct. 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extending a previous order. The facilities in Maui County affected include Ka Hale Pomaika‘i (Paukukalo Community Center) on Maui and Mo‘omomi Beach ...

School supply drive planned at Walmart

The Salvation Army, with the help of Walmart, is sponsoring “Stuff the Bus” back-to-school drives Friday through Sunday at stores statewide, including the Kahului store. With the opening of public schools pushed back to Aug. 17, this effort provides a last-minute opportunity to help ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

Public Facilities ** The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, although the County Council chamber and council member offices will remain closed. Public access is through the second-floor lobby during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ...

HHSAA postponing football, several other fall sports to January

Bobby Grossman was caught by surprise, while Tyson Valle was expecting the announcement on Wednesday that most fall high school sports in the state have been postponed to January 2021. The Hawaii High School Athletic Association executive board approved by majority vote on Monday to postpone ...

Oahu workers who went to Lanai positive for virus

Two construction workers from Oahu who were on Lanai last week have tested positive for COVID-19, state and Pulama Lana‘i officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Pulama Lana‘i, the company that manages and oversees landowner Larry Ellison’s operations on the island, told The Maui News ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reports 144 new cases Tuesday, including 139 on Oahu and five on Hawaii island. • There have now been 2,591 cases statewide, including 2,221 on Oahu (one case was removed due to updated information), 178 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on ...

DOE launches help desk for students and parents

The Maui News The state Department of Education said Tuesday that it has launched the nation’s first statewide, comprehensive help desk providing technology support to public school students and their parents as schools offer more opportunities for online and blended learning. The ‘Ohana ...

County seeks public input on hazard plan

The Maui News Maui County officials are seeking public input on an updated plan to address threats such as wildfires, beach erosion and highway rockslides. The Hazard Mitigation Plan aims to protect people, the environment, the local economy and infrastructure from natural hazards and climate ...

Local Briefs

AIDS Foundation resuming services Maui AIDS Foundation is resuming some services suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They include: • Office hours are now 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays by appointment. The agency requests no entry without an appointment. • Client in-person service ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

Public Facilities ** The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, although the County Council chamber and council member offices will remain closed. Public access is through the second-floor lobby during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ...

Ten of the 23 shelters at Waiale park are occupied

WAILUKU — Ten of the 23 temporary housing units in the Waiale Park field currently are occupied and sheltering 14 people, Maui County officials said Monday. The units, built in May in the park between Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center and Hale Makana O Waiale apartments, are meant ...

Visitor officials looking at ‘resort bubbles’

The visitor industry on Maui is looking at creating “resort bubbles” or “geo-fencing” with visitor arrivals down 99 percent in June and the Sept. 1 lifting of the quarantine requirement for trans-Pacific travelers looking dimmer as new COVID-19 cases statewide hit triple digits ...

Gov. Ige warns of travel plan delay

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii continued to experience a sharp spike in the number of COVID-19 cases on Monday, prompting Gov. David Ige to warn that the state may have to once again delay the start of a pretravel testing program for travelers if the trend doesn’t change. “If there are too ...