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It’s official: Maui Invitational moves to North Carolina for 2020

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The Maui Jim Maui Invitational website this morning reported that the event will be held in Asheville, the first time in the 37-year history of the event that it will not be held on Maui. The 2020 event had been slated for Nov. 23-25 at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Maui Invitational ...

With testing on horizon, tour companies eye reopening

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Visitor industry businesses are cautiously preparing for the return of customers and staff come Oct. 15, but some still have doubts over whether people will be willing to fly once the state rolls out its pre-travel testing program. “We’re really unsure what the demand will be with the ...

Schools to blend learning under new guidance

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The Associated Press HONOLULU — State Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said Thursday that the state’s public schools would start combining in-person and remote learning instruction during the second quarter that starts next month, but the teachers union vowed to ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

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Latest developments: • State Department of Health reports 160 new cases Thursday, including 137 on Oahu, 20 on Hawaii island and three on Maui. Kauai had no new cases. • There now have been 11,105 cases statewide, including 10,015 on Oahu, 623 in Hawaii County, 381 in Maui County ...

Census deadline nears; county better than a decade ago

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More than half of Maui County residents have responded to the 2020 Census so far — a 5 percentage point increase from the previous high — but county officials advise that there is still time to self-report before the end-of-the-month deadline. “We ask for everyone’s kokua in ...

MEO CEO to discuss census with Sen. Hirono

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The Maui News Maui Economic Opportunity CEO Debbie Cabebe will be a panelist on a Facebook Live event by Sen. Mazie Hirono on the 2020 Census at 9 a.m. today. Hirono will lead the discussion on the importance of the 2020 Census for Hawaii with Cabebe; Sharlette Poe, Hawaii partnership ...

Charges upheld for man with 4 pounds of crystal meth

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WAILUKU — Drug charges against a 55-year-old Kahului man found with about 4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine during a search were upheld Thursday afternoon following a preliminary hearing in Wailuku District Court. Second Circuit District Judge Douglas Sameshima found sufficient evidence ...

Waiting for the wind to take flight

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Wailuku wing foil enthusiast Dave Weiss nears shore while warming up Saturday afternoon at Kahului Harbor. “I’ll start here and when it gets windy, go to Kanaha,” Weiss said. “That’s the COVID-19 retirement plan.” The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Program targets aspiring police officers

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The Maui News Looking to fill the need for officers and help boost household incomes during the pandemic, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is launching a program to help people get into the Maui Police Department. The 10-week course will help students navigate the Maui County ...

Maui’s jobless rate at 21 percent, highest in state, in August

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The Maui News Maui island’s unemployment rate of 21.4 percent for August was the highest among the major Hawaiian Islands, though down slightly from the previous month, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Thursday. Maui island’s rate was down from 22.6 percent in ...

Nonprofit workshop deadline is today

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The registration deadline for a virtual conference on support, training and information on available resources to local nonprofit groups facing difficulties due to COVID-19, set for Tuesday to Thursday, has been extended to today. The three-day virtual conference, which is free, is being ...

Immigrant Services opens appointments

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Maui County will begin accepting in-person appointments for immigrant services starting Oct. 5, Managing Director Sandy Baz said Wednesday. Appointments for the Department of Housing Human Services’ Immigrant Services Division will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

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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 ...

State: Pre-travel testing to take off Oct. 15

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Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday that the state will launch its long-delayed pre-travel testing program on Oct. 15, allowing trans-Pacific flyers who test negative for COVID-19 to bypass the state’s 14-day quarantine. “This pre-travel testing will allow us to add a greater element of ...

Community clinic pharmacy to close for lack of patients

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Malama I Ke Ola Health Center, which services the poor and those without health insurance, will be closing its pharmacy Wednesday, the community clinic announced Tuesday. “With the significant decrease in patient visits, prescription volume and revenues, pharmacy operations were no longer ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

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Latest developments: • State Department of Health reports 102 new cases Wednesday, including 97 on Oahu, four on Hawaii island and one resident out of state. • There now have been 10,946 cases statewide, including 9,879 on Oahu, 603 in Hawaii County, 378 in Maui County (including 15 on ...

In the end, only 3 positive cases at police station

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COVID-19 testing at the Wailuku Police Station closed down last week with no new cases beyond the three initial ones, said Deputy Chief Dean Rickard on Wednesday afternoon.  “We kind of came out unscathed at this point in time,” Rickard said during the online Maui Police Commission ...

Two solar power, battery storage projects are submitted to PUC

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Two Maui solar and battery storage projects, which are slated to charge among the lowest rates for renewable energy on Maui, have been submitted to the state Public Utilities Commission for review and approval, Hawaiian Electric announced Wednesday. The projects are part of the second phase ...

Drive-thru testing slated for Lahaina

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The Maui News Maui County will hold drive-thru testing for COVID-19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Lahaina Aquatic Center, Mayor Michael Victorino announced. The aquatic center will be closed all day for the testing, while the Lahaina Recreation Center will be closed Monday morning and ...