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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

Vaccine incentive program launched for inmates

The Maui News State inmates who become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are eligible to receive a one-time incentive award of $50, under a vaccine incentive program implemented by the state Department of Public Safety. The program applies to inmates in department custody who were ...

Jail has no active COVID-19 cases

Maui Community Correctional Center had no active COVID-19 cases Thursday after one previously positive inmate was released from isolation, the state Department of Public Safety reported. The department also reported receiving one negative inmate test result Thursday. Since the pandemic, 199 ...

Warriors relying on athleticism, skill

PUKALANI — When asked about returning starters from the 2019 season, Kamehameha Schools Maui football coach Ulima Afoa didn’t have to think very long. “Kale Spencer … right now, that would be the only guy,” Afoa said. Indeed, things have changed quite a bit for the Warriors, who ...

Case: Rental car cap, hotel room freeze may mitigate overtourism

Prior to the pandemic, a certain kind of tourism was already sickening Aloha State residents, according to Hawaii’s U.S. Rep. Ed Case. “Even before COVID-19, public support for tourism, at least a brand of tourism that has been practiced as of late, was plummeting,” he said last week at ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 127 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 68 cases on Oahu, 29 on Hawaii island, 11 on Maui, five on Kauai and 14 residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 81,790 confirmed and probable ...

Tree planting efforts aim to combat climate change

The Maui News Organizations and residents will be planting trees and other plants in November as part of a statewide initiative aimed at making the state more resilient to climate change. Rob Weltman, chief organizer of ReTree Hawaii, said “planting trees is one of the most effective ...