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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

First jury trial in state since COVID completed

WAILUKU — Before 12 jurors and an alternate were seated last week for the first jury trial in the state since the COVID-19 pandemic, 2nd Circuit Court judges, staff and attorneys spent months of planning, reconfigured a courtroom and precisely measured spaces so jurors were positioned at ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health reported 78 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, including 63 on Oahu, four on Maui, one on Hawaii island and one on Kauai. Nine residents were diagnosed out of state. • There now have been 18,044 cases statewide, including 15,424 on ...

Jury finds man not guilty of assault

WAILUKU — A man who testified he wanted to get a cellphone back to its owner when he pocketed it from a Kahului store counter was found not guilty of assaulting the owner when she grabbed the phone from him. A 2nd Circuit Court jury, which returned the not-guilty verdict Tuesday, couldn’t ...

Inauguration ceremony for Maui County Council scheduled to go virtual

The Maui News The Maui County Council will hold a virtual inauguration ceremony Jan. 2, Chairwoman Alice Lee announced Wednesday. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. via the BlueJeans online platform to comply with social distancing guidelines and allow equal access to the live event for ...

Hawaii group asks for transparency after virus outbreak

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii seniors advocacy group has called on the state Department of Health to release more information about nursing home inspections after a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans home caused at least 27 deaths earlier this year. Kokua Council asked the state to put all its ...

Datebook/Covid-19 Schedule Changes

Datebook Listings Friday 4 • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA), 12-step recovery program for people who want to develop healthy and loving relationships. 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Newcomers welcome. For information, email FridayNightCoda@gmail.com. Monday 7 • Rotary Club of Kahului, noon to ...

Chun hopeful for some prep sports beginning next month

A meeting scheduled for Wednesday with the state Department of Health was postponed, but Hawaii High School Athletic Association Executive Director Chris Chun is hopeful sports are on track to return soon. “We submitted our HHSAA guidelines, the draft of our (COVID-19) guidelines to the ...

Citizens’ Patrol back on road after COVID delays

KIHEI — After a break of several months during the COVID-19 pandemic, police Citizens’ Patrol volunteers are back on the road in South Maui, patrolling beaches and parking lots in a new vehicle. “It was a long time coming,” police Lt. Audra Sellers said at a blessing for the vehicle ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health reported 44 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, including 32 on Oahu, six on Hawaii island and five on Maui. One resident was diagnosed out of state. • There now have been 17,968 cases statewide, including 15,362 on Oahu, 1,605 in Hawaii ...

Octopus has a mind of its own in the ocean

At the Maui Ocean Center, head aquarist Nadine Nagata has a front-row seat to the fascinating mind of an octopus. Considered one of the most intelligent invertebrates, the octopus’ major strengths include memory and problem-solving skills, Nagata said. Although difficult to measure, its ...

Mall hosts keiki Christmas crafts

The Lahaina Cannery Mall will be hosting Christmas crafts for keiki every Saturday in December leading up to Christmas Day, the mall announced Tuesday. Parents can bring their keiki aged 10 years old and under to the mall for in-person and socially distanced crafts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

Local Briefs

‘Talk Story’ about Maui’s shoreline The public is invited to a free online “Talk Story” presentation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today. The Maui Nui Marine Resource Council will share information about its ongoing conservation programs. New ocean water quality monitoring data about sites ...

Datebook/Covid-19 Schedule Changes

Datebook Listings Friday 4 • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA), 12-step recovery program for people who want to develop healthy and loving relationships. 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Newcomers welcome. For information, email FridayNightCoda@gmail.com. Monday 7 • Rotary Club of Kahului, noon to ...

UH-SJSU moved to Aloha Stadium

The Maui News The football game between the University of Hawaii and San Jose State on Saturday has been moved to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, UH announced Tuesday. Kickoff is TBD, and the game will be broadcast on Spectrum Sports pay-per-view. The game needed to be moved from SJSU due to ...

Panels suggest easing pre-travel restrictions

A special committee on COVID-19 is proposing a change to the pre-travel testing program that would allow some leeway for trans-Pacific travelers who may have taken a COVID-19 test prior to departure but haven’t received their results. Under an emergency proclamation signed by Gov. David Ige ...

Kealohas headed to prison for corruption

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A U.S. judge sentenced a former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor to 13 years in prison Monday and her retired police chief husband to seven years, saying she stole money from her own grandmother and then used his law enforcement power to frame her uncle for a ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health reported 85 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, including 66 on Oahu, nine on Maui, four on Hawaii island, one on Molokai and one on Kauai. Four residents were diagnosed out of state. • There now have been 17,925 cases statewide, ...

‘Safer at Home’ rule lifted for Lanai as COVID-19 wanes

Lanai will move from “Safer at Home” to the less restrictive “Act with Care” phase starting today after about two weeks of reporting no new COVID-19 cases, county officials said Monday. The county put Lanai under a “Stay at Home” order Oct. 27 after cases ballooned from zero to ...

Datebook/Covid-19 Schedule Changes

Datebook Listings Friday 4 • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA), 12-step recovery program for people who want to develop healthy and loving relationships. 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Newcomers welcome. For information, email FridayNightCoda@gmail.com. Monday 7 • Rotary Club of Kahului, ...

Blood Bank back in business

First photo: Blood Bank of Hawaii Young Street Donor Center Supervisor Amber Kozaki talks with Kahului’s Nolan Tan as he donates blood Tuesday afternoon during the blood drive at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Tan said he has given more than a gallon of blood since he started ...