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Lanai Stay-At-Home Order Expected Starting On Tuesday

Oct 24, 2020
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Maui Mayor Michael Victorino expects Lanai residents and visitors will be under a mandatory stay-at-home order beginning Tuesday. The order is subject to approval by Gov. David Ige, who Victorino said should be signing off on it this weekend.

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Updated: 10/23/2020. 7:30 p.m.

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino has asked the governor to lock down Lanai to travel and order residents to stay at home beginning Tuesday after the number of COVID-19 cases on the island spiked to 65 today. Lanai has a population of about 3,000.

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Updated: 10/21/2020, 1:05 p.m.

 

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported 14 deaths and 78 new COVID-19 cases. The state said 10 of the deaths were reported as a result of updated information from Hawaii Island nursing homes. They occurred from mid-September to early October. Four more recent deaths occurred on Oahu.

 

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The first day of Hawaii's Safe Travels program allowing visitors and returning residents to skip the travel quarantine if they pre-tested negative for COVID-19 saw over 10,000 arrivals, up from the approximately 2,000 daily passengers in previous days.

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WAILUKU — A proposed housing project criticized for setting prices too high has been rejected by the Maui County Council Affordable Housing Committee.

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Updated: 10/10/2020, 12:05 p.m. Gov. David Ige has tentatively agreed to let Hawaii Island impose a second test on arriving tourists following a pre-flight test for COVID-19, but he has not yet signed off completely, his office said today. This comes as the state health department reports two more deaths and 73 new cases of the virus.

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Updated: 10/8/2020, 12:10 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported one new death from COVID-19 and 101 new cases. The latest statewide case count brought the total number of infections to 13,146 since the pandemic began. Deaths total 164. 

There have now been 11,788 cases on Oahu (86 new cases), 866 on Hawaii Island (14 new cases), 397 for Maui County (1 new case), and 59 on Kauai County (no new cases). Those diagnosed out of state stood at 36. 

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Maui County residents will be casting ballots for state representatives, county councilmembers, Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees and seven county charter amendments.

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Hawaii officials are making final updates to an online application for collecting traveler information to enforce public safety measures related to the coronavirus.

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Hawaii is experiencing drought in many parts of the state after an unusually dry August, which is normally the peak month of hurricane season.

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While the entire state of Hawaii has suffered from the shutdown of tourism, one area has been hit the hardest.  

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Short-term vacation rentals in Hawaiʻi may be reopening to more regulation under COVID-19.

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WAILUKU — The Maui County mayor has announced he will allow the $822.6 million budget for the upcoming year to go into effect without his signature.

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Maui County’s unemployment rose to 35% in April, the highest rate in the state due largely to the massive impact of the coronavirus on the tourism industry.

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WAILUKU — The Maui County Council has approved an $822.6 million budget for the next fiscal year that includes $66.6 million in federal coronavirus relief funds.

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Last updated: 5/27/2020

Information -- it's inoculation against the anxiety that can take hold as COVID-19 spreads, jobs are lost and lives are frayed. Hawai‘i Public Radio is compiling resources and information to help the community deal with the hurdles ahead as we navigate life during a pandemic.

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WAILUKU — The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed the state's first case of rat lungworm disease this year was detected in Maui.

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Updated: 5/7/2020, 12:06 p.m.

Hawaii legislative leaders announced today that lawmakers will convene on Monday to deal with a projected $1 billion budget shortfall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Updated: 5/5/20, 12:12 p.m.

Retailers including shopping malls that can maintain social distancing for employees and customers can reopen beginning after midnight on Thursday, Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced today. The governor said, however, that officials expect cases of the coronavirus  will increase as more people leave their homes to visit the newly opened businesses.

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Maui Mayor Michael Victorino says the county plans to work with state regulators to deal with groundwater discharges in the wake of a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling yesterday.

 

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sewage plants and other industries cannot avoid environmental requirements under landmark clean-water protections when they send dirty water on an indirect route to rivers, oceans and other navigable waterways.

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WAILUKU — Nearly all the sales and use of plastic disposable food ware in Maui will be banned under a bill that was given final approval by county officials.

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WAILUKU — Hawaii has experienced a significant reduction in the use of electricity because of the coronavirus, with Maui's use dropping the most among the three largest islands.

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Updated: 4/6/2020, 11:56 a.m.

The state's confirmed and presumed positive coronavirus cases today number 387, up by 16 from yesterday, with one new death, according to the state's latest daily update. The death count is now at five.

 

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Updated: 4/5/2020, 9:18 p.m.

The state's confirmed and presumed positive coronavirus cases now number 371, up by 20 from the previous day, according to the state's latest daily update. The death count stands at four.

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WAILUKU — Hawaiian Electric has proposed the construction of a battery storage system on Maui that will lead to the closure of a power plant there.

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Molokaʻi currently has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, and local residents and businesses are taking precautions to keep it that way.

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WAILUKU — Maui residents have been using signs and checkpoints to help enforce a government order to keep visitors off Hana Highway during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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As people learn new habits in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus, where and how people get good food is high on the list of new challenges.

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