Interview: Mayor Asks for Earlier Re-Opening Date for Dine-In Service on Maui

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino this morning said he's asking that the resumption of dine-in restaurant services on Maui be moved from the previously announced June 5th date to an earlier June 1st date instead; but he's awaiting approval from the governor's office.
May 26, 2020

Hawaiʻi Tourism Now: Kauaʻi Mayor Derek Kawakami Answers Questions About the Future of Kauaʻi’s Tourism Industry

Kauaʻi Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami sits down with Pacific Media Group COO and MauiNow director, Jack Dugan to answer questions regarding tourism’s role in Kauaʻi’s economic future and its residents. Kawakami said that the island of Kauaʻi is currently in a good place in terms of its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He cautioned,... Read more »
May 26, 2020

Maui Police Make 12 DUI Arrests, Tow 10 Vehicles Over Memorial Day Weekend

Maui police made 12 arrests for impaired driving and towed 10 vehicles during heightened enforcement over the Memorial Day weekend from Friday night, May 22 through Monday, May 25, 2020.  
May 26, 2020

SAT, ACT Test Optional for 2021-2022 at UH Mānoa

UH administrators say the exemption will help to attract an applicant pool of students amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
May 26, 2020

Deadly Motorcycle Accident in Mā‘alaea Claims Life of Maui Man

A 66-year-old motorcyclist from Kahana, Maui died as the result of a motor vehicle collision on the Honoapiʻilani Highway in Māʻalaea on Memorial Day. A police investigation reveals that the motorcyclist was operating a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle and was traveling south bound on the Honoapiʻilani Highway when he attempted to execute a left turn from the highway onto Kapoli Street.
May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Hawai‘i Total Remains 643 with No New Cases Today; 94.5% Recovered

As of noon on Monday, May 25, 2020, there are 643 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi with no  new cases reported today.  *As a result of updated information provided by the state Department of Health, one case was removed from the list for individuals who required hospitalization.   To date, 592 people (94.5%) have recovered including 105 in Maui County. There are currently 34 active cases in the state.
May 25, 2020

Large Beach Party Broken Up by Law Enforcement at Ka‘ena Point State Park, North Shore O‘ahu

DOCARE Chief Jason Redulla said, “This is exactly the kind of bad and selfish behavior we’ve all been asked repeatedly not to engage in during this emergency. It’s unfortunate, that at least in the case of the Sunday night party, from our officer’s contact and observations of those involved, many were off duty military personnel. This is a day when we remember the sacrifices of the men and women who’ve given their lives in defense of our country and its disappointing that the urge to socialize and party, at this particular time, overrides any obligation to duty and common sense.”
May 25, 2020

966 Air Arrivals to Hawai‘i on Sunday, Including 253 Visitors

Here on Maui, 58 people arrived on a single trans-Pacific flight from out-of-state, including 33 returning residents, 17 visitors, 7 crew members and one individuals seeking to relocate to Maui. 
May 25, 2020

Candidate Filing Deadline Approaches on June 2

The deadline for candidates to file their nomination paper to appear on the 2020 Election ballot is Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. 
May 25, 2020

Flags Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Coronavirus Victims

At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, immediately -- until sunset on Sunday, May 24, 2020. This action is a mark of respect for the victims­­­­ of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
May 24, 2020