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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Maui County Hotel Occupancy Continues to Increase, At 62.1% for April 2021
For April 2021, Maui County hotels led Hawaiʻi counties in revenue per available room at $300, with the average daily rate at $483 and the occupancy rate at 62.1%, according to the latest Hawaiʻi Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Mortgage Help Available for Residents Impacted by COVID-19
Mortgage help is available for Maui County residents impacted by COVID-19 through the Community Development Block Grant Mortgage Assistance Program, administered by Maui Economic Opportunity.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Genomic Virus Data from State Lab to Help Shape Future Pandemic Response
The data is used to prepare for the next stage of the pandemic response by helping to better understand the molecular epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 and how the virus evolves. This influences diagnostic protocols and provides insights on future vaccine development.
Monday, May 10, 2021
Maui County Now Accepting Applications for Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance
Maui County is now accepting applications for its new federally funded Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which also includes assistance for utility bills (electricity, water, sewer and gas).
Monday, May 10, 2021
FDA Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer-BioN Tech Vaccine for Children 12-15
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved emergency authorization use of the Pfizer-BioN Tech vaccine for children aged 12-15.
Monday, May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 61 Cases (36 O‘ahu, 11 Maui, 0 Hawai‘i Island, 6 Kaua‘i, 8 Out-of-State)
The state Department of Health reports that there were 61 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Monday, including 36 on O‘ahu, 11 on Maui, 6 on Kauaʻi and 8 in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state.
Friday, May 07, 2021
May 7, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 115 Cases (82 O‘ahu, 14 Maui, 4 Hawai‘i Island, 8 Kaua‘i, 1 Lānaʻi, 6 Out-of-State)
The state Department of Health reports that there were 115 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Friday, including 82 on O‘ahu, 14 on Maui, 4 on Hawai‘i Island, 8 on Kaua‘i and 6 in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed while out of state.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Letters: Topics Include 2nd COVID-19 Test, Maui Mozzarella, Debris on Protected County Land, Masks, Bullying & Tourists
Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents and visitors? Maui Nowʻs letters to the editors discuss the Mayor’s plan for a second COVID-19 test for travelers, bullying and hostile work environment at County offices, Maui mozzarella to solve dam issue, treatment of tourists, debris and abandoned cars on County land that is supposed to be protected, poor treatment in nursing home, the need to “cool it with the Clorox” and more.
Thursday, April 08, 2021
O‘ahu Businesses and Activities To Continue Operations for 4 Weeks in Tier 3
For the next four weeks, the City and County of Honolulu will continue to operate in Tier 3 of the reopening strategy — and not revert back to the more restrictive Tier 2,
Monday, April 05, 2021
Hawaiʻi Banks Secure $1.2 Billion in Federal Funds To Help 12,887 Local Businesses
Seven SBA-approved lenders have secured more than $1.2 billion in the second round of the federal Paycheck Protection Program to fund 12,887 local companies and support payrolls for an estimated 140,000 jobs statewide. The deadline to apply for PPP has been extended to May 31.
Monday, April 05, 2021
UH Offering Free Classes, Summer Advising & Scholarships to Hawaiʻi’s Class of 2021
The University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges and Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education are once again offering the “Next Steps to Your Future” program to support Hawaiʻi’s Class of 2021 public high school seniors.
Friday, April 02, 2021
$335 Billion in Stimulus Payments Disbursed Under American Rescue Plan, With Third Batch To Come
Several million more payments in the third batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan are being disbursed beginning today, bringing the total disbursed so far to more than 130 million payments worth approximately $335 billion, according to a US government news release.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Maui’s Vacation Rental Occupancy Climbed to 52.4% in February; Highest during Pandemic
In February 2021, Maui County’s vacation rental occupancy climbed to 52.5 percent, which is down 35.1 percentage points from a year ago but the highest rate since the start of the pandemic last March.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Hawaiʻi’s Class of 2020 Graduated High School at All-Time Best of 86%, But Ensuing College Enrollment Fell 5%
Hawai‘i’s public high school Class of 2020 achieved the highest on-time graduation rate ever recorded in the state at 86%. But only 50% of the Class of 2020 enrolled immediately in college, down 5% from the Class of 2019 — the steepest decline in college enrollment over one year.
Monday, March 22, 2021
IRS Issued Second Batch of Economic Impact Payments to Taxpayers
The second batch of Economic Impact Payments stemming from the American Rescue Plan Act will be issued to taxpayers this week, with many payments arriving in the coming weeks in the form of paper check or prepaid debit card.
Monday, March 22, 2021
Kaiser Permanente Committing $5.4 Million To Combat Violence Against Asian Americans
Kaiser Permanente health system has committed $5.4 million in grants to combat the surge in violence against people of Asian descent and to support the rights, health and wellness of Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
Monday, March 22, 2021
AARP Analysis Found 4 Hawaiʻi Nursing Home Deaths for 4-Week Period, Below National Average
AARP’s latest COVID-19 analysis of nursing homes in Hawaiʻi, covering the four weeks ending February 14, shows there were four deaths, which again is below the national per capita average. There were no new COVID-19 infections reported among residents.
Monday, March 22, 2021
Hawaiʻi Hotel Occupancy Climbs to 30.5% for February, Up 8.6% from January
In February 2021, Hawaiʻi hotels statewide reported occupancy rate at 30.5 percent, which is up 8.6 percent from January 2021 but still well below the pre-pandemic occupancy rates of February 2020, according to the Hawaiʻi Hotel Performance Report.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Native Hawaiian Advancement Council Seeks Vendors for Virtual Marketplace Now Partnering with Amazon & Shopify
Pop-Up Mākeke, the online marketplace established to support Hawaiʻi’s small businesses struggling during the pandemic, has partnered with Amazon and Shopify — and is now accepting vendor applications for its third season.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
AARP Hawai’i Webinar March 23 To Answer COVID-19 Travel & Vaccine Questions
Kupuna planning to travel or who have questions about the state’s Safe Travels or COVID-19 vaccination program can register for a free AARP Hawai’i webinar Tuesday, March 23 at noon.
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