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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

Young Bros. pared schedule extended

Young Brothers has been granted permission to extend its reduced sailing schedule through Aug. 17, one of several cost-cutting measures that the company has taken in the wake of mounting losses. The Public Utilities Commission approved Young Brothers’ request Friday, the same day the state ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reported 22 new cases Tuesday, including 19 on Oahu and three on Hawaii island. • There now have been 1,264 cases statewide, including 960 on Oahu, 135 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on Lanai), 105 on Hawaii island and 43 on Kauai. ...

Panel: More study needed on short-term rental caps

After multiple meetings to discuss a Maui County Council bill that would lower the number of short-term rentals on Maui and Lanai, the Maui Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended that the council conduct more studies and set caps based on the demand for short-term rentals in each community. ...

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 ...

Dudley living the life at LSU

Luke Dudley is living a dream even in the midst of the current coronavirus pandemic nightmare that is gripping the nation. The 2011 Seabury Hall graduate is an equipment manager for Louisiana State University and owns three shiny rings from the Tigers’ 2019 national championship football ...

Pretravel testing program pushed to Sept. 1

Gov. David Ige said Monday that the pretravel testing program will be pushed back to Sept. 1, pointing to a record amount of cases in Hawaii over the weekend, surges in key Mainland states and a break in the supply chain of COVID-19 testing kits. The program originally set for Aug. 1 provides ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reported 23 new cases Monday, including 19 on Oahu, one on Maui, one on Hawaii island and two residents diagnosed out of state. • There now have been 1,243 cases statewide, including 942 on Oahu, 135 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on ...

Gabbard to hold virtual town hall

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will be hosting a Facebook Live virtual town hall to update Hawaii residents about the federal response to COVID-19 as infections rise across the country. The town hall will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday and can be watched on the Congresswoman’s Facebook page at ...

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 ...

Swim teams OK’d to use county pools

Maui County Managing Director Sandy Baz confirmed during Mayor Michael Victorino’s Monday press conference that age-group swim teams received approved permits on Friday, allowing them to be back in county pools this week. “If you might remember, all the swim teams had to file new permit ...

Hawaii adds Robert Morris to football schedule

The Maui News HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii announced Monday that it has filled its open football window on Sept. 26 with Robert Morris in a game slated for Aloha Stadium. Hawaii was left with four open spots in the 2020 football schedule after recent announcements from Fordham that ...

22 new cases reported, none in Maui County

The state Department of Health reported 22 new cases on Tuesday, including 19 on Oahu and three on Hawaii island. There have now been 1,264 cases statewide, including 960 on Oahu, 135 in Maui County, 105 on Hawaii island and 43 on Kauai. Twenty-one residents have been diagnosed out of ...

Spectators relegated to parking lot

First photo: Yankees players sit in the stands instead of the dugout during Thursday’s 11-4 win over the Dodgers in the Kihei Little League Majors Division league opener at Dorvin Leis Field at Kalama Park. Due to physical distancing guidelines because of COVID-19, parents were not permitted ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reported 21 new cases Sunday, including 19 on Oahu, one on Maui and one on Hawaii island. There were also 42 new cases on Saturday – a new one-day record – including 38 on Oahu, two on Maui and two on Hawaii island. • There now have been 1,220 cases ...

Ballots to be mailed starting Tuesday

Ballot packages for the primary election are set to be mailed out beginning Tuesday, County Clerk Kathy Kaohu announced. Kaohu reminded voters that this year’s election will be conducted completely by mail. “And while Primary Election Day is on Aug. 8, voters do not need to wait to ...

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 ...

21 new cases reported, including one on Maui

The state Department of Health reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, following a record-breaking Saturday of 42 new cases. The latest cases brought the statewide total to 1,220, including 923 on Oahu, 134 in Maui County, 101 on Hawaii island and 43 on Kauai. There have been 19 ...

Mayor: ‘We are looking at a later date’

Despite the state’s recent announcement that it will relax requirements to enter Hawaii come Aug. 1, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said Friday that the reopening may be delayed due to rising COVID-19 cases on Oahu and the U.S. Mainland. “For most of us (mayors), we are looking at a ...

Grand Wailea food giveaway

Grand Wailea Maui staffers, most of them on furlough from their jobs, hand out 1,589 food boxes Friday morning in front of the hotel. Lines of cars and trucks of people waiting to get food stretched for at least a mile, with one extending all the way to Piilani Highway. “The strength of a ...

COVID-19 at a glance

• State Department of Health reported 28 new cases Friday, including one on Maui. There were 25 cases on Oahu and one on Hawaii island. One resident was diagnosed out of state. • There now have been 1,158 cases statewide, including 867 on Oahu, 131 in Maui County (including two on Molokai ...