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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris Focuses on Unity

Joe Biden was sworn in today as the 46th President of the United States, alongside Vice President Kamala Harris.
Monday, January 18, 2021

Entry and Parking Fees at Waiʻānapanapa State Park Expected to Begin in February

A reservation system is expected to begin at East Maui’s Waiʻānapanapa State Park in the second or third week of February according to state leaders who provided an update during a weekend Zoom meeting.
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hawai‘i US Reps Vote in Favor of Trump Impeachment

US Congressmen Ed Case and Kai Kahele, both of Hawaiʻi, were among those who voted to impeach the president for “inciting violence against the United States government.”
Thursday, January 07, 2021

Schatz and Kahele Call for Impeachment and Removal of President Trump

Two of Hawaiʻi’s congressional leaders have released statements calling for the removal of President Trump through impeachment.
Friday, January 01, 2021

Frustrations Surface Over Maui Restaurant and Bar Rules, and Interpretation for Enforcement

Frustrations Surface Over Maui Restaurant and Bar Rules, and Interpretation for EnforcementFrustrations Surface Over Maui Restaurant and Bar Rules, and Interpretation for Enforcement
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Letters: What’s on the minds of Maui Residents This Week?

This week letters include an opinion that closing down would be devastating to workers and a big thank you to the 17th Christmas Tri-Star Restaurants has provided a holiday lunch.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Op-Ed: Maui Health Advice “Avoid a Superspreader Gathering this Thanksgiving”

“Remember that COVID doesn’t discriminate, and it’s possible for someone to have COVID without feeling sick or having symptoms at all. Even if you love someone and trust them, you don’t know who else they might have been spending time with.”
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Letters: What do Maui residents have on their minds this week? Read to find out.

This week’s letters include opinions about the slower speed limit of Pi’ilani Highway, the need for a pedestrian bridge for the new Kihei High School, mask mandate viewed as too draconian, night closure of Kala Road and beautification of Maui.
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Letters: Mask-Wearing Views, Open the Track & Bring Back Cardiothoracic Surgeons to Maui

Maui residents express their views in this weekʻs Letters to the Editors. Views on mask mandate — has it gone too far? Why is track still closed? Need help for rent, but federal funds not processed fast enough. And resident concerned all the life-saving cardiothoracic surgeons are leaving Maui.
Friday, October 02, 2020

Maui Now Wants to Hear From You; Send Us Your Letter to the Editor

Maui Now has launched a new Letter to the Editor form on its website. The purpose is to help facilitate a public platform for diverse views and opinions about issues, events and anything else related to our islands. Submissions can be completed by filling out an online Letter to the Editor form or emailing a letter to [email protected]
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Maui Councilmember Urges Those Impacted by COVID-19 to Apply for Assistance

Maui County Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura is urging residents and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for assistance.
Monday, September 14, 2020

Mayor Interview: Team to Meet with Poi By The Pound

Mayor Victorino notes that some local businesses are not qualifying for small business grant programs because they exceed revenue thresholds currently in place. “We had to set thresholds because I wanted this money to go to our small local businesses, not to some big conglomerate someplace else… we’re committed to help our local businesses, our small mom and pops wherever possible.”
Friday, September 11, 2020

Mayor Interview: Maui Cases Leveling Off, but Weekend Gatherings Concerning

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino expressed frustration with parties that were held over the holiday weekend despite continued warnings to refrain from gatherings.
Friday, August 28, 2020

Haleakalā National Park Launches New Webpage “Nā Wāhine o Haleakalā: Women of Haleakalā”

The National Park Service and Haleakalā National Park launched a new webpage “Nā Wāhine o Haleakalā: Women of Haleakalā,” honoring the stories of women with impactful contributions and connections to Haleakalā. The launch of the webpage took place amid a nationwide centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment, which has given American women the right to […]
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Maui Health Interview: Hospital COVID-19 Count Rises

The number of COVID-19 cases at the Maui Memorial Medical Center has risen to 36 as of noon today.  Maui Health confirmed that there are 19 health care workers and 17 patients at Maui Memorial Medical Center who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

MauiNow’s Wendy Osher interviews Governor David Ige on Hawai’i ‘s Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Topics covered include: thresholds for interisland travel safety, realistic time frames for the return of tourism, timing to the state’s return to school and education plans, returning to normalcy, unemployment, job loss, COVID-19 vs flu, and balancing a return of tourism with efforts to diversity the economy. 
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Hawai’i Tourism Now: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President and CEO Keli’i Akina Discusses the Current State of Hawai’i’s Economy

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA) Trustee-at-Large and Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s President and CEO, Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. sits down with Pacific Media Group COO and MauiNow director, Jack Dugan to answer questions about the current state of Hawai’i’s economy. Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is an independent public policy think tank focusing on educating the […]
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Images: March for Justice in South Maui

A string of peaceful demonstrations and paddle out events have been held over last two weeks throughout the islands.
Friday, June 12, 2020

VIDEO: Real Talk with Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s Executive Director, Rod Antone

Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s executive director, Rod Antone sits down with Pacific Media Group COO and MauiNow director, Jack Dugan to answer questions about the current state of Maui’s hotel and lodging industry during the coronavirus pandemic. The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA) represents Maui County’s visitor industry on policymaking and industry-related issues […]
Thursday, June 04, 2020

George Floyd Vigil on Maui Sends Message: “Come Let The Healing Begin”

Organizers said, “It is time to move toward healing.  It is time to move toward forgiveness.  It is time to move toward love.  It is time to love ourselves.”
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