Maui Discussion

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Maui Now Survey: Respondents divided on easing regulations to create more housing; majority think county can do more to address over-tourism

On Friday, April 22, Maui Now released a survey asking its readers to share their opinions and attitudes toward current issues affecting Maui County. Survey questions included state and local topics.
Saturday, April 23, 2022

Take the Maui Now Reader Survey: Hawaii Safe Travel Program Ending, Fast Food Chains, Over-Tourism, Housing, “Historic” Drought

Maui Now is conducting a survey focused on understanding the opinions and attitudes of its readers about Hawaii’s Safe Travels program ending, recent reports of “historic” drought conditions in Maui County, creating more housing units, the increase of national fast-food chains opening this summer, and over-tourism and its impact on Maui’s resources and infrastructure. 
Monday, April 04, 2022

Maui Now Survey: 70% very concerned with the increase of out-of-state Maui homebuyers, 83% think Maui County should cap transient accommodations

Maui Now received 544 verified responses with 90% identifying as Maui County residents and 10% identifying as non-residents. A total of 86% of respondents identified as registered voters and 14% as non-registered voters.
Saturday, April 02, 2022

Op-Ed: Grassroot Institute of Hawaiʻi on Maui’s Jones Act waiver resolution

The Maui County Council unanimously approved Friday, a resolution urging the federal government to grant Hawaiʻi a temporary waiver from the Jones Act for oil imports.
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Maui Now Seeks Reader Input for Survey: Rising Out-of-state Maui Home Buyers, Electric Bills, Gas Prices, Cap on Transient Accommodations

Maui Now is conducting a survey focused on understanding the opinions and attitudes of its readers about the projected rise of electric bills, gas prices, cap on transient accommodations, out-of-state Maui home buyers, and property taxes on second homes.
Tuesday, March 08, 2022

BREAKING: Hawaiʻi’s indoor mask mandate to expire March 25

Governor David Ige announced that the state’s indoor mask mandate will end at 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2022, when the current emergency proclamation on COVID-19 ends.
Friday, February 25, 2022

BREAKING: Mayor repealing Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules, effective March 1, 2022

All of Maui County’s Public Health Emergency Rules are being repealed, effective March 1, 2022, according to an announcement by Maui Mayor Michael Victorino this afternoon.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Maui Now Survey: Majority unhappy with return of cruise ships, don’t want commercial downhill bicycling tours, families feel priced out of Maui County

On Thursday, Feb. 3, Maui Now released a survey asking its readers to share their opinions and attitudes toward current issues affecting Maui County. The survey questions included topics from booster shot requirements, the return of cruise ships to Maui, staff shortages, and commercial downhill bicycling tours on the roadways of Haleakalā.
Friday, February 18, 2022

BREAKING: Vaccines no longer required to dine-in on Maui, starting Monday Feb. 21

Come Monday, Maui’s longstanding rule regarding proof of vaccination status to dine-in at restaurants or to visit other “high risk” businesses like bars and gyms, will be lifted as of Monday, Feb. 21, 2022.
Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Maui Now Seeks Reader Input for Survey: Booster Shot Requirements, Cruise Ships, Staff Shortages, Rising Costs

Maui Now is conducting a survey focused on understanding the opinions and attitudes of its readers about booster shot requirements, cruise ships, staff shortages, and rising costs.
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