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Sunday, May 31, 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.
Saturday, May 30, 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.
Thursday, May 21, 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.
Wednesday, May 06, 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.
Monday, April 27, 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.
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Letter: Mayor Victorino Urges Governor to Reconsider Rules Related to Exercise on the Beach

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino today sent a letter to Governor Ige urging him to reconsider or clarify rules “to expressly allow exercise activities to occur on the beaches.”  The letter comes on the heels of Governor Ige’s latest proclamation that includes an order that closes all state beaches.
Saturday, April 11, 2020

Op-Ed: Councilmember Tamara Paltin Calls for More Transparency Amid Covid-19

Op-Ed: Maui Councilmember Tamara Paltin Calls for More Transparency Amid Covid-19: “Transparency is key!  People need to be able to trust leadership on all levels and in every arena, and leadership needs to be held accountable for the decisions they make.”
Friday, April 10, 2020

Op-Ed: Yuki Lei Sugimura Wants County Manager Proposal “Properly Vetted” by Charter Commission

“In the interest of open government and to allow meaningful community deliberation, dealing with a proposal that makes wide-ranging changes to our County Charter (which is unrelated to the public health crisis) is not prudent or fair to the community when safety and well-being is a primary focus.”
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

LETTER: Maui Mom-and-Pop Store Extends Act of Aloha Amid Visitor Uncertainty

LETTER: “This man’s action, generosity and aloha made our month.  He didn’t know me. He knew I was a visitor.  But gave it to us regardless.”
Thursday, March 19, 2020

A Message from Hawaiian Electric President and CEO Scott Seu

Hawaiian Electric President and CEO Scott Seu issued an open letter to customers today in light of the rapidly changing environment surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  On Tuesday, the company announced it would suspend service disconnections for 30 days “so customers who are financially challenged by the coronavirus pandemic don’t have to worry about losing electric service.” 
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Senator English Thankful For Closure of Hāna Highway to Non-Residents

Senator J. Kalani English (D-Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka‘i, Lānaʻi and Kaho‘olawe) thanked Governor David Ige for implementing his recommendation to close the Hāna Highway to non-residents to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and Mayor Mike Victorino for closing the back side county road through Kaupō to non-residents.
Monday, March 16, 2020

Rep. DeCoite: Open Letter to Visitors, Tourist and Tour Operators In Rural Maui

Rep. Lynn DeCoite issued an open letter on Monday evening to visitors, tourists and tour operators in the East Maui community of Hāna, and the outer islands of Moloka‘i and Lana‘i. The letter asks visitors and tours to do their part to help keep communities healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Ask the Mayor: ‘Why Are Cruise Ships Still Allowed to Come to Hawai’i During the Coronavirus Pandemic?’

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Ask the Mayor: Matson Operations

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions. 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Ask the Mayor: School Still Open Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions. 
Friday, March 13, 2020

BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE: Rising Sun Solar Makes Commitment to Public Health Guidelines

Maui-based Rising Sun Solar issued an open letter assuring customers and the community at large of the company’s commitment to follow public health emergency guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Sunday, March 08, 2020

Ask The Mayor: Packages Shipped From China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions. 
Sunday, March 08, 2020

Ask The Mayor: Pets Contracting Coronavirus

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions.
Sunday, March 08, 2020

Ask The Mayor: Can the Coronavirus Spread Through Food?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions.
Sunday, March 01, 2020

Ask the Mayor: Preventing Spread of Coronavirus

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions. 
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