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Maui Now Survey: 71% affected by residential rental prices spiking, 93% concerned with increase in violent and property crimes

In June 2022, 46% of Maui Now survey respondents reported that residential rental prices spiking 41% on Maui strongly affected them, 25% said they were somewhat affected, and 29% said that they were not at all affected.

Maui Now Seeks Reader Input for Survey: Increase in Violent and Property Crimes, Residential Rental Prices, Persisting Drought Conditions, Maui County Elections

Maui Now is conducting a survey focused on understanding the opinions and attitudes of its readers about Maui’s residential rental prices spiking 41%, county government actions to create more affordable housing, persisting drought conditions, increase of violent and property crimes, and the upcoming mayoral and council races.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Land trust asks security guard to go in Hāwea Point Cliff House controversy

After jurisdiction at popular swimming spot Hāwea Point got a bit murky, Hawaiʻi Land Trust weighed in today, clarifying that a rule protects public use over a private homeowner’s attempts to encroach on the area. Further, the land trust said it requested that the homeowner’s private security guard no longer be situated at Cliff House, the rocky shoreline where people sunbathe, swim and jump.

Maui Mayor relaxing pandemic rule on COVID-19 boosters due to dropping cases

Come Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, the “updated” vaccination records reflecting proof of having a booster, will no longer be required for these activities. County officials provided clarification, saying the booster will be recommended, not required; but a CDC card showing proof of vaccination is still required for these activities.

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.

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. 

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.

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.”

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.

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. 
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