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October 28, 2020

Hawaiʻi Department of Health Reports Rise in Syphilis Cases Among Women and Newborns

The rate of syphilis cases in women and newborns in Hawai‘i has been increasing annually over the past four years, according to the Department of Health.
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October 15, 2020

Maui Public Schools Continue With Mostly Distance Learning as Island Opens To More Tourism

If Hawaiʻi government thinks it is safe enough for transpacific travelers to vacation in Maui now – and for residents to drink in bars and eat in restaurants – many parents want to know why it is not safe enough for children to learn in person at public schools in Maui, where the low number of COVID-19 cases meet the DOH guidelines for reopening.
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August 07, 2020

UPDATE: First COVID-19 Positive Inmate in Hawai‘i, Four Staff at Other Facilities Test Positive

A new inmate housed at the Oʻahu Community Correctional Center tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first confirmed inmate case within the Hawaiʻi Department of Public Safety. In unrelated cases, one adult correctional officer at the Hālawa Correctional Facility and two ACOs at the Waiawa Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19. 
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April 08, 2020

Water Quality Monitoring Suspended, Public Urged to Use Common Sense

Due to the shelter-in-place order from Governor David Ige, the state Department of Health has suspended all routine coastal beach monitoring and will not resume monitoring until the order is lifted. No updated water quality testing information will be available to the public to inform them of personal risk in recreating in the water, "so please use common sense and stay safe," the Department advises.
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March 16, 2020

Chief Justice Issues Order Limiting In-Court Proceedings

Hawaiʻi Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today issued an order that beginning Tuesday, March 17, and continuing through April 30, with the exception of emergency and time-sensitive matters, in-person appearances for civil, family, and to the extent possible, criminal matters will be limited.
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December 25, 2019

Volunteers Working For Cleaner Water Following Widespread Coral Bleaching

The volunteer-based "Hui O Ka Wai Ola" (Association of Living Waters) is organizing efforts to achieve cleaner water in nearshore areas where Mauiʻs fringing coral reefs are found.
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December 24, 2019

High Bacteria Count Advisory at Hanaka‘ō‘ō, Maui

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Hanakaʻōʻō, Maui. Levels of 238 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring.  That exceeds the threshold level of 130 enterococci per 100 mL.
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December 20, 2019

Pūlama Lāna‘i and Maui Electric Company Cited for Air Permit Violations

Maui Electric Company, Ltd. in Kahului on Maui was cited for exceeding the visible emission limits on their combustion turbine generator, units M14 and M17, diesel engine generator unit M14 at the Māʻalaea generating station.
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November 27, 2019

Update, Advisory Lifted: High Bacteria Count Advisory at Wailea Beach

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Wailea Beach, Maui. Levels of 384 per 100 mL were detected during routine beach monitoring by the Department of Health Clean Water Branch.  That's above the threshold of 130 enterococci per 100 mL.
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October 26, 2019

High Bacteria Count at Teen Challenge in Olowalu, Maui

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Teen Challange (Mile 14 of the Honoapiilaniʻilani Highway) in Olowalu, Maui.
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October 13, 2019

Ask the Mayor: Digital Records of Maui Vendors With Red Health Inspection Ratings

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.
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September 15, 2019

Ask the Mayor: “Pop-Up” Tent Food Vendor Operating on State Land

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.
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September 10, 2019

Red “Closed” Placard Issued to Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar on Maui

An inspection of the restaurant was conducted on Sept. 9, 2019 in response to an anonymous customer complaint. A red placard has been posted at the establishment to protect public health.
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September 07, 2019

Committee Votes to Settle Lahaina Injection Well Case

On Friday night, a Maui County Council committee agreed to settle the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility injection well case.
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August 31, 2019

New Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness on Opioid Dependence

"Although dependence does not necessarily constitute addiction, it can often accompany addiction.”
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