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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reported 47 new cases on Tuesday, one on Maui and the rest on Oahu. • There now have been 1,757 cases statewide, including 1,419 on Oahu, 154 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on Lanai), 116 on Hawaii island (one case was removed due to ...

Local Briefs

Drive-thru event for families Saturday Child and Family Service will be holding a Festival of Hope for Families, a drive-thru event in Kahului from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday that offers family support resources, family-friendly activities and chef-prepared meals. Those interested must RSVP 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 ...

Trip to Finals Rodeo worth it for Coflin

Laura Coflin admitted that before going on a trip to Guthrie, Okla., for the National High School Finals Rodeo, she had some doubts about the journey because of the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday back at home in Pukalani on her first day of a 14-day quarantine upon returning, she had no ...

109 new cases reported, including nine on Maui

A record number of 109 COVID-19 cases, including nine on Maui, were reported Wednesday by the state, who attributed the spike to lab closures on Sunday and Monday after Hurricane Douglas. Of the 109 new cases, 98 were on Oahu, nine on Maui and two on Kauai. A total of 5,160 tests were ...

Fresh-picked fruit at Yee’s Orchard

Justin Arcano arranges fresh-picked fruit and specialty items like mango bread while helping open the Yee’s Orchard stand in Kihei on Saturday morning. The farm and stand were founded by his great-grandfather, Maui optometrist, Dr. Wilbert Yee. Arcano said he helps his grandparents, Pat and ...

Shipper asks for ruling on rates by Aug. 17

Young Brothers says it may be forced to discontinue interisland services and furlough employees if the state Public Utilities Commission does not approve its emergency request for a 47 percent rate hike by Aug. 17. Company President Jay Ana said in a letter to the PUC, state lawmakers and ...

Mayor is asking residents to limit interisland travel

As COVID-19 cases set daily records on Oahu along with an uptick on Maui, Mayor Michael Victorino is advising Maui County residents to postpone interisland leisure travel at this time and only fly between islands for essential business. “We’re asking residents to consider postponing ...

Hawaii considered by Japan for resumption of travel

The Maui News The Japanese government is looking at Hawaii as a possible destination for travel — the only U.S. destination being considered so far for safe flights, Gov. David Ige announced Monday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi listed 12 ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reported 28 new cases Monday, all on Oahu. • There now have been 1,711 cases statewide, including 1,373 on Oahu (one case was removed due to updated information), 153 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on Lanai), 117 on Hawaii island and 45 on ...

Haleakala, ports reopen as Douglas passes by

The Maui News Haleakala National Park and all commercial Hawaii ports reopened Monday as Hurricane Douglas swirled away from the Hawaiian Islands. Haleakala National Park’s Kipahulu District reopened at 9 a.m. Monday and the Summit District at noon, said park spokeswoman Jin ...

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 ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reported 64 new cases Sunday, including 55 on Oahu, seven on Maui and two on Kauai. • There now have been 1,683 cases statewide (one case was removed from Oahu’s total after information updating), including 1,345 on Oahu, 153 in Maui County (including two on ...

Humane society over capacity with cats

The Maui News Kitten season and the COVID-19 pandemic have put the cat population at Maui Humane Society at a “critically high level beyond shelter capacity,” the organization said Wednesday evening. The shelter has 87 cats waiting to be adopted and 155 more in foster care, and is ...

Seven new COVID-19 cases for Maui on Sunday

The Maui News Maui County recorded seven new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, on the heels of five new cases Saturday, following a warning by a state Department of Health official Friday about people holding gatherings and not practicing social distancing and wearing face masks. “I’m here to ...

Local Business / In Brief

Roy’s offers new brunch menu Roy’s Ka‘anapali is now offering a new Sunday Brunch experience that will include three courses with a choice of entree for the price of $39, the restaurant announced. Entree options on the new brunch menu, which kicked off July 19, include a “Kaanapali ...

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 ...

Little League teams prepare for informal season

KAHULUI — Tuesday will mark nearly a year since Davin Lewis played in the Senior League World Series championship game that his Central East Maui team won in Easley, S.C. Tuesday will also be, weather permitting, a return to game action for Lewis and his Braves team in an informal season ...

Program helps homeless people get rides, do their laundry

A new program is offering rides to a local laundromat for homeless individuals at Kanaha who have no access to transportation and no way to wash their clothes. Once a week, the Kuleana Clean program comes to Pu‘uhonua O Kanaha, a homeless encampment, on Amala Road to take people from the ...

Mayor seeks renewed interisland travel quarantine

Calling recent Oahu COVID-19 numbers “extremely dangerous,” Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said Friday that he asked the governor to reinstate the 14-day interisland travel quarantine. Victorino submitted his request to Gov. David Ige on Friday in the wake of a new record of 60 ...