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Premier Medical Group Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines help bring 25 medical professionals to assist Maui County COVID-19 efforts

Twenty-five physicians, including doctors, medical assistants, nurse practitioners and volunteers with Premier Medical Group in Honolulu traveled on Hawaiian Airlines to Kahului this afternoon to deliver medical care associated with COVID-19 response efforts in Maui County. Premier Medical Group physicians, who have conducted COVID-19 screenings throughout O‘ahu and were on Moloka‘i yesterday, arrived on Maui this afternoon in response to …

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Surveillance Images Released in Lahaina Substation Burglary

Hawaiian Electric’s Maui County operations released surveillance images of a man who broke into its Lahaina Substation along Lahainaluna Road on Friday, March 27 around 7:20 p.m. The man can be seen on the video stealing a 2013 dark green and black 6-seater Polaris Ranger (diesel fuel) and black custom 2-wheel trailer. Anyone who can identify the individual depicted in …

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Funds Granted to MEDB for Local Manufacturing of Ventilators

Mayor Michael Victorino has announced $100,000 in grant funds to Maui Economic Development Board Inc. for local production of emergency ventilators to treat COVID-19. Two locally-owned technology companies are immediately redeploying their engineering and machining capabilities to manufacture ventilators on Maui. The companies are Maui Innovation Group, led by Dr. Ned Davis at the Maui Research and Technology Park, and …

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Minit Medical Urgent Care Works to Relieve Pressure on Maui’s Healthcare Community

Minit Medical Urgent Care is committed to serving the community and relieving stress on the hospital in all three of our Maui locations throughout the pandemic.  They are offering a mix of video visits, drive-up services, and in-clinic visits for all Maui urgent care needs.  Minit Medical continues to test for COVID-19, via video visit and drive-up testing, which keeps …

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Maui Humane Society Temporarily Closes

Effective Thursday, March 19, Maui Humane Society officials say they will be temporarily closing its doors to the public and suspending low priority functions until further notice. Limited services will be offered to the public by appointment only. This includes: Animal surrenders, adoptions and lost/found services. Appointments can be made by calling (808) 877-3680 ext. 3 between the hours of …

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Foodland Devotes Special Kupuna Shopping Hours

In efforts to create a safe environment for our kupuna to grocery shop, Foodland has announced that it will set aside the first hour of business on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to serve only seniors (age 60 yrs. and above) and an accompanying caregiver or assisting family member at all stores statewide.  In addition, seniors will be offered Foodland’s “Senior …

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Residents Can Now Dispose of Two Free ‘Junk’ Vehicles Per Year

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management’s Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Section has expanded its successful Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program, effective today. The program helps residents dispose of unwanted vehicles legally and properly. “I want to recognize and mahalo our Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Section for working hard to expand this program for our residents,” Mayor Michael Victorino …

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MACC Announces a Pause in Programming

In support of current County, State, and Federal government and health agency recommendations, and in light of the worldwide efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (the MACC) has postponed all public programming until further notice.  This decision is guided by the MACC’s commitment to help ensure the health and safety of the …

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MAYORWatch: Why are Cruise Ships Still Allowed to Come to Hawai`i During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Why are cruise ships still allowed to come to Hawaii during the coronavirus pandemic? Answer: Mahalo for your question and I also share your concerns. I have urged the federal government to implement a temporary ban on all cruise ships from docking in Hawaii. Thankfully, many of the …

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