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 2020-04-02 00:36 

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Missing plumber's wife asks court to declare him dead...

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The wife of a Hawaii man who vanished more than five years ago has filed a civil court petition requesting that her husband be declared dead.An attorney filed the petition in Hilo Circuit Court on March 13 on behalf of Marylou Me...

 2020-04-01 22:46 

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Maui Health treating first COVID-19 patient...

Maui Health is treating its first confirmed COVID-19 patient, the hospital operator said Wednesday morning. The patient is currently in isolation and appropriate isolation precautions are in place, Maui Health said. Spokeswoman Lisa Paulson confirmed that...

 2020-04-01 17:16 

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At least 40 citations issued for violations of new rules...

Police have issued at least 40 citations for violating emergency stay-at-home rules, with many of the violations occurring at beaches in the Kihei area, police said Tuesday."You cannot sit on the beach. You cannot hang out on the beach. You can't ...

 2020-04-01 17:16 

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Idled rental cars fill landscape...

KAHULUI — The sudden drop in visitors to Maui due to the global COVID-19 pandemic has sent rental car companies scrambling to find places to park their idled fleets.A helicopter flight over Kahului Airport on Tuesday provided by Windward Aviation pi...

 2020-04-01 17:15 

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Interisland travel quarantine takes effect today...

Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation Tuesday requiring a 14-day quarantine for all interisland travelers, who are being told to travel only for essential reasons like work or health care.The measure goes into effect today through April 30 and i...

 2020-04-01 17:15 

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First COVID-19 death, Oahu man, reported...

The Maui NewsGov. David Ige said Hawaii's first coronavirus death is an older Oahu male, who was hospitalized with multiple medical issues.He died Monday night, Ige said.Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, state Health Director Bruce Anderson and Hawaii Emergen...

 2020-03-31 22:55 

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State DOH reports 1st death; total COVID-19 cases at 224...

State health officials today in its daily tally reported Hawaii's first death from coronavirus, however additional details were not immediately available. Meanwhile the state also reported an increase of 20 new cases, mostly on Oahu, which brings the ...

 2020-03-31 16:28 

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Ige to require quarantine for interisland flyers...

All interisland travelers will need to self-quarantine for 14 days under new rules that will start Wednesday through April 30, Gov. David Ige announced Monday afternoon.The governor said that he planned to sign an emergency proclamation mandating the 14-d...

 2020-03-31 16:28 

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Economist: Hawaii is already in recession...

The Associated PressHONOLULU — The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the state's economy into a recession that's unprecedented for people alive in Hawaii today, a University of Hawaii economist told lawmakers Monday."We know Hawaii is alr...

 2020-03-31 16:27 

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Cupies goes back to the future...

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, residents still want their Cupies Maui fix.While many in Maui's food service industry have shut down operations following Mayor Michael Victorino's order that took effect Wednesday, the local Kahului eatery transitioned...

 2020-03-31 16:27 

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'If you can give, give'...

First photo: Shirley Blackburn (left) from Mayor Michael Victorino's budget office and Tyson Miyake, Victorino's chief of staff, hand out bags of produce Monday at the Upcountry Pool parking lot in Pukalani. Hundreds of cars snaked up and down Old...

 2020-03-30 21:06 

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State tourism grinds to halt as virus restrictions tighten...

By CALEB JONESThe Associated PressHONOLULU — Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as officials implemented measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the islands.Hawaii official...

 2020-03-30 17:25 

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County clarifies what businesses, activities allowed under rules...

The County of Maui has released an extensive list of activities and businesses allowed to operate under the emergency rules that went into effect Wednesday.The rules, which mandated that people stay at home and work from home and shuttered many nonessenti...

 2020-03-30 17:25 

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Mokulele reduces schedule starting Wednesday...

The Maui NewsMokulele Airlines will reduce the number of flights it offers but will not eliminate service to any of its airports, the company announced Sunday. The new schedule, which will include 54 daily departures, starts Wednesday and is expected to l...

 2020-03-29 18:24 

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Maui beach, outdoor activities clarified in 'stay at home, work from home' order...

The County of Maui released Saturday afternoon supplemental guidance to the Public Health Emergency Rules that went into effect last Wednesday, mandating that people stay at home and work from home and shuttering nonessential businesses and activities to ...

 2020-03-29 18:24 

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State spikes to 151 COVID-19 cases Saturday; no new in Maui County...

Hawaii spiked nearly 30 coronavirus cases — the largest single-day jump — to reach a total of 151 confirmed or presumptive individuals as of Saturday at noon.Health officials said 29 new cases in Hawaii comprise 19 in Honolulu County, six in K...

 2020-03-29 17:29 

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Maui seamstress threads masks for first responders...

KULA — In a tight-knit Maui community, sewing is coming in handy right now. Kula resident Taryn Gillespie, owner of clothing line Bitty Bambu, started last weekend making 100-percent cotton masks to donate to local medical professionals and other fi...

 2020-03-29 17:29 

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High-surf advisory in effect for East Maui...

The National Weather Service extended a high-surf advisory for east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai through 6 tonight.Surf of five to eight feet, with trade winds over and upstream of the islands will keep surf elevated along east-facing shores. Beachgo...

 2020-03-29 17:29 

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Hawaiian Electric proposes 'self build' battery storage in Pulehu...

Hawaiian Electric is proposing to "self-build" a 40 megawatt/160 megawatt hour battery storage system at its Waena power station near the Central Maui Landfill in Pulehu that will lead to the closure of the Kahului Power Plant at Kahului Harbor.Gi...

 2020-03-28 17:32 

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Personal Stories: Behind the Pandemic...

EDITOR'S NOTE. Personal Stories Behind The Pandemic is a feature The Maui News will run periodically about how people, groups and organizations are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. This installment deals with Mauians who have lost their jobs. If yo...

 2020-03-28 17:32 

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$1M fund to help Maui's local businesses...

Maui County businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Maui News, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full str...

 2020-03-28 17:32 

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Island arrivals down to 136 Thursday...

Just 136 people arrived at Kahului Airport on Thursday, the first day of the state's mandatory 14-day quarantine of visitors and returning residents from out of state, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority on Friday.Of the 136, just 11 were visito...

 2020-03-28 17:32 

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County help on the way for 6,000 out-of-work Mauians...

Maui County is developing programs to assist the almost 6,000 workers who have been laid off in the county due to the coronavirus pandemic, said Mayor Michael Victorino on Friday.And he expects "more to come" as more hotels shut down, Victorino sa...

 2020-03-28 17:29 

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Hawaii telescope protesters leave camp due to virus concerns...

HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on the Big Island have pulled out of their camp due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.The move came after more than eight months of nonviolent protests at the base of the M...

 2020-03-28 17:29 

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Elections officials seek current voter signature...

The Maui NewsHawaii election officials have mailed a form to voters to get their signature for the state's first all-mail elections this year.The signature will be attached to the voter's registration record."A voter's signature sometimes ...

 2020-03-27 16:40 

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To Our Valued Readers of The Maui News...

The Maui News is taking precautions to ensure that the newspaper you receive has had minimal human contact. We have told our employees and carriers to wash their hands with soap and/or use hand sanitizer on a regular basis.We are doing our best to do our ...

 2020-03-27 16:40 

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Mandatory quarantine for arrivals begins...

KAHULUI — Travelers were minimal at state airports Thursday, including Kahului Airport, during the first day of the state ordered 14-day quarantine for incoming out-of-state travelers, including returning residents."The process is actually going...

 2020-03-27 16:39 

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Army Corps to scout hotels for 'alternate care' sites on Maui...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking into three hotels on Maui that could serve as backup health care facilities should local hospitals be overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.A team is scheduled to conduct an assessment on Maui today "at sites c...

 2020-03-27 16:39 

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Drive-thru testing to resume...

Health officials will be taking appointments today for another round of drive-thru testing that starts Monday in the War Memorial Gym parking lot, according to the county.The drive-thru testing center opened earlier this week and collected 162 samples ove...

 2020-03-26 16:39 

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Isle heeds order to stay home, for the most part...

With beach parks and most stores closed and some people working from home, traffic was lighter throughout Maui as residents appeared to heed orders that took effect Wednesday to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19.Except for essential businesses...

 2020-03-26 16:39 

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MPD: 'The ocean is not closed'...

KIHEI — Social distancing is possible — even when there's surf, county officials said Wednesday."The ocean is a big place," said Maui police spokeswoman Lt. Audra Sellers, who added that surfers can find room to stay 6 feet apart.S...

 2020-03-26 16:39 

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COVID-19 funding, tax cuts in mayor's budget...

A new county budget forged in the middle of a public health and financial crisis calls for funding to fight the coronavirus and trims homeowner taxes to help struggling residents.Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino unveiled an $869.8 million budget on Wed...

 2020-03-26 16:39 

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Companies respond to hand sanitizer shortage...

Two Maui-based companies that normally produce alcoholic beverages are now also making hand sanitizer, a product that's been in high demand and hard to get in Maui stores due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Neither company is selling the hand sanitizers com...

 2020-03-25 22:14 

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Cruise ship passengers bused to flights out of HNL...

HONOLULU (AP) — Passengers from a cruise ship that was turned away by other ports began disembarking at a Honolulu harbor Monday to catch chartered flights home. The development came after Hawaii officials changed their minds several times about whe...

 2020-03-25 16:43 

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Hotels closing down, furloughing workers...

Grand Wailea, the largest private employer in Maui County, will temporarily close to guests for 30 days starting Thursday, adding to the lineup of major hotels closing or laying off or furloughing workers.Both Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort and Hyatt Regency...

 2020-03-25 16:43 

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Closed? Tourists stuck on road to Hana...

An electronic sign is posted in front of the Haiku Community Center flashing the phrase, "restricted access to residents only," but East Maui locals were concerned that the sign is not enough to keep visitors off Hana Highway.On March 18, Gov. Dav...

 2020-03-25 16:43 

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MHS worker tests positive for COVID-19...

A Maui Health System employee has tested positive for COVID-19 but was in "good condition" and in isolation as of Tuesday, according to the Maui County hospitals operator.Maui Health System, which oversees Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospit...

 2020-03-25 16:43 

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'Stay-at-home' order takes effect today...

Maui County's "stay home, work from home" order goes into effect today, forcing many businesses to close their doors and families to hunker down inside as the county tries to clamp down on the spread of COVID-19.Water, trash collection and eme...

 2020-03-24 21:08 

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Maui Health System employee contracts COVID-19...

Kaiser-affiliated Maui Health System — which includes Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, Lanai Community Hospital and associated clinics — disclosed today that it has an employee confirmed by state health officials as having COVID-19...

 2020-03-24 17:24 

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Drive-thru testing center up and running at War Memorial...

WAILUKU — Maui County's first drive-thru testing center tested 75 people on its first day of operation Monday, focusing solely on residents with milder symptoms to help take the strain off hospitals and clinics.The 75 were chosen from among 150 ...

 2020-03-24 17:24 

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Students, teachers adapt to online classes...

It may take some getting used to, but University of Hawaii-Maui College students and faculty seem to be adapting to the new online delivery of courses, which began Monday as classes resumed after spring break.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UH syste...

 2020-03-24 17:24 

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Maui News closing lobby Wednesday to business...

The Maui NewsThe Maui News will be closing its lobby to in-person traffic beginning Wednesday and conducting business through phone, email, mail and fax until further notice.The newspaper is considered an essential community service and can operate amid t...

 2020-03-24 17:24 

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Ige takes 'stay at home' mandate statewide...

Gov. David Ige announced a monthlong stay-at-home order across the state starting Wednesday, following similar orders issued by Maui and Honolulu counties to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus.The announcement is the latest in a series of escalat...

 2020-03-24 02:13 

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Governor announces statewide 'stay at home' order...

Gov. David Ige announced a statewide stay-at-home order starting Wednesday through April 30, following similar orders issued by Maui and Honolulu counties to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus.Ige said during a news conference Monday afternoon th...

 2020-03-23 21:33 

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Troubled cruise ship with 3,000 aboard docks in Honolulu...

No confirmed cases of the coronavirus among passengersThe Associated PressHONOLULU — A cruise ship that had to cut short its trip because of the coronavirus and mechanical problems docked Sunday in Honolulu's harbor.The Norwegian Jewel, which ca...

 2020-03-23 16:56 

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MPD preps for COVID-19 impact; officer quarantined...

WAILUKU — As the Maui Police Department prepares for an impact on personnel due to coronavirus exposure, one officer is currently in a 14-day self-quarantine after being exposed on the job to a person under investigation for COVID-19.Maui County Pol...

 2020-03-23 16:56 

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Hawaiian Airlines to suspend most flights in wake of arrival rule...

Hawaiian Airlines is suspending most flights to and from Hawaii and reducing Neighbor Island service later this week, starting with the Honolulu to Kapalua route, following Gov. David Ige's mandate for all arriving residents and visitors to be quarant...

 2020-03-23 16:55 

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Church holds drive-in service...

KAHULUI — The Sunday morning service wasn't much different from any other — the praise band played, the offering was collected and the preacher stood on a platform to deliver the message.Only this time, parishioners spent the entirety of t...

 2020-03-23 16:55 

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Mayor: 'Stay at home, work from home'...

Two more cases of COVID-19 were reported in Maui County on Sunday as Mayor Michael Victorino urged residents to "stay at home and work from home" under emergency rules that go into effect Wednesday. "The health and safety of our community has ...

 2020-03-23 02:53 

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Maui 'stay at home and work from home' order starts Wednesday...

Mayor Michael Victorino issued Sunday afternoon a "stay home and work from home" emergency order for all residents and visitors in Maui County — effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday until April 30 — amid efforts to flatten the coronavirus cu...

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