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HONOLULU — Figures from a realtor organization show Maui's housing market set price records in 2020 despite an economic downturn and reduced sale volume.

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HONOLULU — More than 6,000 appointments for Maui residents waiting to receive doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been postponed by state delivery delays that will cause a temporary service disruption at the island's sole community vaccine clinic.

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WAILUKU — Some local shops and restaurants in a small town on Maui's north shore say they have experienced a boost in tourism since the state launched a pre-travel coronavirus testing program in October.

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WAILUKU — A man who was bitten by a shark in the water off Maui has died from injuries he suffered in the attack, a hospital official said.

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The state Department of Health reported 123 new cases and two additional fatalities today.

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WAILUKU — The Maui County Council voted to remove the county's prosecuting attorney over claims of violence and threats in the workplace.

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Updated: 11/25/2020, 12:15 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported two deaths and 108 new COVID-19 cases today. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Monday.

Some counties are reporting more timely numbers that may differ from the state's counts.

Oahu had 93 new cases, Hawaii County 2, Kauai 1, Maui 4, and Lanai and Molokai none. There were 8 new cases diagnosed out of state.

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Updated: 11/24/2020, 12:40 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 61 new COVID-19 cases today. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Sunday.

Some counties are reporting more timely numbers that may differ from the state's counts.

Oahu had 45 new cases, Hawaii County 7, Kauai 1, Maui 4, and Lanai and Molokai none. There were 4 new cases diagnosed out of state.

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Updated: 11/23/2020, 12:45 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 114 new COVID-19 cases today. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Saturday.

Oahu had 80 new cases, Hawaii County 10, Kauai 3, Maui 11, and Lanai and Molokai none. There were 10 new cases diagnosed out of state.

The latest counts bring the Oahu total to 14,873, Hawaii County, 1,551, Kauai 100, Maui 495, Lanai 106 and Molokai 17. The number of out-of-state cases total 191.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu has acknowledged leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a parked motorcycle without stopping in the parking lot of a shopping center.

Faaumu acknowledged the transgression on Wednesday. He said in a written statement to police that he did not realize he had hit the parked motorcycle on Nov. 7.

“I said, ‘No, I didn’t know I damaged the motorcycle or hit anything,’" Faaumu said. “I said, ‘I’m sorry that that happened.’ If I knew I did back up into the motorcycle and caused damage, I would stop. But I didn’t.”

Hana Reports What May Be Its First COVID-19 Case

Nov 20, 2020
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Hana has reported one case of COVID-19, Maui Mayor Michael Victorino announced yesterday. The case is believed to be the first in the rural East Maui community but the individual is being tested again to rule out the possibility of a false positive.

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Updated: 11/12/2020, 5:16 p.m.

The new COVID-19 cases totaled 97 statewide today, less than the triple digit counts seen frequently in recent days but still a threat to further easing of restrictions, particularly on Oahu. There were no additional deaths, with the state toll standing at 222.

With today's counts, the state Department of Health reported Hawaii cases reached 16,302 since the pandemic began.

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Kauai and Maui are encouraging trans-Pacific travelers to take a free, second COVID-19 test a few days after they arrive on the islands. It’s as an extra precaution to stem the spread of the virus -- but few are taking up the offer.

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Maui police said they have arrested and charged a New York couple for violating coronavirus quarantine rules.

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Updated: 10/29/2020, 1:15 p.m. The Hawaii Department of Health reported 2 deaths and 77 new COVID-19 cases today. The latest count brings the total number of COVID cases during the pandemic to 14,911. The death toll now stands at 215.

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Lanai High and Elementary School has switched to distance learning as the COVID-19 outbreak on the island grows and Maui County officials await approval to impose a stay-at-home order on the island starting Tuesday. 

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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