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. 
July 22, 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... Read more »
June 18, 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.
June 13, 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... Read more »
June 12, 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."
June 04, 2020

Maui Peaceful Paddle Out for George Floyd

A peaceful Paddle Out for George Floyd was held just before sunset on the West shores of Maui on Sunday in a show of unity amid tensions nationally over the man’s death at the hands of a police officer.
May 31, 2020

VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Maui Rally Seeks Unity and Peace

The peaceful demonstration, which began at 10 a.m., included a line of individuals holding signs and chanting "I can't breathe," as passing motorists honked horns.   The rally comes on the heels of the May 25th death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the ongoing protests that have followed.
May 30, 2020

Maui Now COVID-19 Audience Survey: The Results

Last week, we put out a "call-to-action" to our readers asking how they feel about the COVID-19 pandemic. There was strong participation with more than 2,000 verified responses. This was an over 400% increase in participation from our April survey.
May 21, 2020

The Results are In! How Maui feels about the COVID-19 Pandemic

To gain a better understanding of how the Maui community feels about the COVID-19 pandemic, we recently put out a survey. Here are the results.
May 06, 2020

UPDATE: Flower Deliveries Approved for Mother’s Day

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino today sent a letter to Governor David Ige saying he hopes residents will be able to call or go online to place flower deliver orders for Mother's Day on May 10, 2020. Under the Governor's Sixth Supplementary Proclamation, county mayors must now seek approval before issuing any emergency rules, orders or proclamations.
April 27, 2020

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