×

Maui Coronavirus Impacts

Off and running: Switch to wing T pays off for Na Alii

PUKALANI — It was a decision that was thwarted by COVID and didn’t come to full fruition until this season, but my oh my, has it paid huge dividends. The King Kekaulike High School football team has won five games for the first time since 2009 this season — Na Alii were 4-55 since the ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

KAUAI: New cases: 56 • Total cases: 18,368 • Average cases: 8 • Positivity rate: 8.7% OAHU: New cases: 870 • Total cases: 254,313 • Average cases: 110 • Positivity rate: 6.4% MAUI: New cases: 103 (100 on Maui, 2 on Molokai, 1 on Lanai) • Total cases: 43,861 (41,768 on Maui, ...

Maui hotels continue to have highest rates, lowest occupancy

Maui County in October again led the way with the highest average daily hotel room rates and revenue per available room, but had the lowest occupancy of all counties, according to the recent Hawaii Hotel Performance Report. The average daily hotel room rate in Maui County last month was $528, ...

Aid agencies still see effects of ‘pandemic poverty’

KAHULUI — A 58-year-old Wailuku man who was homeless for 17 years said he now finally has a home thanks to the persistence of Family Life Center workers who constantly asked him if he was ready to get into housing. Curtis, who did not want to give his last name, said he would “rather have ...

Fire chief given highest marks in evaluation

First-year Maui County Fire Chief Bradford Ventura excelled in his evaluation by the Fire and Public Safety Commission on Thursday, with the panel giving him the highest marks in each of six performance categories. This is his first evaluation as chief since he was selected by the commission ...

SNAP emergency benefits extended

Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency proclamation Thursday extending the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program emergency allotment benefits through Jan. 16. The program is backed by federal COVID relief funding. The SNAP program provides crucial food and nutritional support to ...