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Friday, January 21, 2022

Booster required on Maui to be considered fully vaccinated, effective Monday, Jan. 24

Come Monday, a booster shot will be required for eligible individuals in order to be considered fully vaccinated in Maui County.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Submarine, ship, jet and balloon-type object off Maui, part of Naval exercise

In addition to the ship and balloon-type object hovering above, there was a “large jet flying low in big circles” and a submarine nearby, according to witness reports. 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Cruise ship arrives at Kahului Harbor, first with passengers to disembark in 22 months

The Grand Princess is the first with passengers to disembark from a cruise ship in 22 months, since the industry halt in March of 2020 amid pandemic concerns, according to Department of Transportation spokesperson Jai Cunningham.
Thursday, January 06, 2022

Hirono reflects on anniversary of Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol

Sen: Hirono: “…just because we don’t have armed militia members hanging from the rafters of the Senate chamber does not mean that our democracy is no longer under attack.”
Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Transition from Pandemic to Endemic explained as Hawaiʻi’s COVID surge continues

“It’s 2022. This is the third calendar year that we’re dealing with COVID. And that might sound terrible and kind of depressing, but it actually can be viewed in an optimistic, positive way. And the reason for that is if you look across the history of mankind and respiratory pandemics, typically respiratory pandemics become endemic, meaning that we learn to live with them or coexist with these infections, about the third year. And this is now the third year,” said Dr. Mark Mugiishi, president and CEO of HMSA.
Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Schatz warns against ongoing threats to democracy, a year after Capitol attack

US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) spoke on the Senate floor today, reflecting upon the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol and “continued threats” to American democracy. 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Maui Now Reader Survey Results: Inflation and Cost of Living Top Concerns

57% of Maui Now survey respondents are very concerned about inflation, 36% are somewhat concerned, 5% are not very concerned and 2% are not at all concerned.
Friday, December 17, 2021

Maui Now Seeks Reader Input for Survey on Employment, Inflation, Real Estate and COVID

Maui Now is conducting a survey focused on understanding the opinions and attitudes of its readers about inflation, employment, real estate, and coronavirus.
Friday, December 17, 2021

Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 Surge Explained: Highest Cases in More Than Three Months

“Omicron appears to be more easily transmitted, and it appears right now that it is less virulent. But don’t be fooled into thinking it won’t affect our hospitals and our families,” said Dr. Char.
Monday, December 13, 2021

OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey Releases Statement On Red Hill Shut Down

“This is a long-standing issue. The tanks were built in the 1940s and were not made to last forever. Over the years, more than 180,000 gallons of fuel have leaked from the tanks and tests show they are corroding underground. A mere 100 feet below the leaking fuel tanks is the Southern Oʻahu Basal Aquifer – the primary source of drinking water for Oʻahu. This aquifer alone provides drinking water for over 400,000 Hawaiʻi residents and visitors from Hālawa to Hawaiʻi Kai.”
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