MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Colorado Woman Who Broke Quarantine Order Arrested

On May 16 at about 2:31 a.m., Tara Trunfio, 23, of Colorado, was arrested for two counts of Rules and Orders.                                                     Investigation reveals that Trunfio arrived on Maui, acknowledged the Emergency Proclamations set forth …

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Maui Fair canceled due to COVID-19 health concerns

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the 98th Maui Fair has been canceled. The beloved tradition was scheduled to take place over four days in October. The event’s organizers Maui Fair Alliance says it was asked by the County of Maui not to hold the fair and will respectfully comply with that request. Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino called it a very difficult decision to make. “I’m very …

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First phase of Division of Motor Vehicles reopening announced

The County of Maui Department of Finance announced today the first phase of reopening of its Division of Motor Vehicle and Licensing offices for limited walk-in services beginning Monday, May 18, 2020. All DMVL locations will be open for limited services from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. “This is a step forward in offering in-person customer services to residents,” Mayor …

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DOH reports first rat lungworm disease case in 2020 on Maui

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a case of rat lungworm disease (angiostrongyliasis) contracted on Maui. The individual is a resident of Maui and is the first person this year to test positive for angiostrongyliasis in Hawai‘i. In 2019, there were a total of 9 reported cases. The individual sought treatment and was hospitalized at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The investigation …

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MPD: Woman wanted for violating quarantine order

Police are requesting your assistance in locating Tara Trufino. Trufino is wanted for violating the Rules and Orders for failure to quarantine. Trufino is described as a 24 year old, Caucasian female, height 5’11”, weight 155 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen in Haiku, and may now be in the Kihei area. Anyone with information …

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Lt. Gov. Green Proposes “Travel with Aloha” Program

As the state looks toward the eventual reopening of air travel to and around the state, Lt. Governor Josh Green proposed a program, he’s calling, “Travel with Aloha,” at this afternoon’s media briefing. He believes such a program will help the state mitigate the possible importation of coronavirus from traveling visitors and residents. A key component of Green’s proposal is …

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Haiku Man Arrested After being Removed from Utility Pole

On May 12, 2020 at about 6:46 a.m., Upcountry Sector Officers were sent to the area 1100 Makawao Avenue, Makawao regarding an adult male, later identified as Tyler Stout (33) of Haiku, standing on top of a utility pole. Upon police arrival Stout was on the very top of the utility pole, appeared upset, yelling and rambling about various topics …

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Kahului Fire Displaces Six

The Maui Fire Department responded to a structure fire along Kaulana Street in Kahului on Monday. Firefighters arrived on the scene at about 2:40 p.m. to find a working fire involving the rear portion of a single-story residence. The blaze was deemed under control by 3:30 p.m. MFD reports that six people were displaced. The Red Cross was notified to …

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DHHL Launches Rental Relief Program

A new program to provide rental relief for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Applicant Waiting List beneficiaries launches today, in partnership with Aloha United Way. The program’s implementation was approved by the Hawaiian Homes Commission at its April meeting. DHHL’s COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide eligible beneficiaries with rental assistance using $7 million in Native Hawaiian Housing Block …

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DOH Advises Public to Check for Green ‘Passed’ Placards

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is reminding the public to check for the official Green “Passed” Placard before purchasing food especially from online or roadside vendors that have never been inspected or licensed by the state health officials. Individuals selling prepared foods without a food safety permit put the public at risk of food-related illness and foodborne disease outbreaks. It is …

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