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Maui Police Arrest 14 for Flouting Hawai`i Quarantine

Between June 20, 2020 and August 19, 2020, there have been fourteen arrested in Maui County for violating Hawaii revised Statute 127A-25 and 127A-29 the Rules and Orders, pertaining to the 14 Day Quarantine, set forth in the Emergency Proclamations (Covid-19) by Governor David Ige and Mayor Michael Victorino.  June 20, 2020 Patricia Arenas (43) of Kihei was arrested for …

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Health Director Discusses Absence and Current State of COVID-19 in Hawai`i

State Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson discussed media reports about his absence at today’s news briefing. He said, “I know many of you have been asking about the brief rest break I took last week for a few days. Let me explain that I needed some time to rest and rejuvenate, and I appreciate the Governor granting me that brief …

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Kahului Man Arrested for Alleged Property Damage and Assault Against a Police Officer

On August 18, 2020 at about 7:16 p.m., Daniel Opupele (35) of Kahului, was arrested for Assault Against a Police Officer in the First Degree, Criminal Property Damage in the Third Degree, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. Investigation revealed that Opupele was observed allegedly damaging the property located at 7 E. Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului.  Upon police contact, Opupele picked up …

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Young Brothers’ emergency request to increase rates 46% granted

Monday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved Young Brothers’ emergency request to increase rates by 46% over the next year. As part of the agreement, the shipping company must restore its pre-COVID sailing schedule between Hilo, Kahului, and Honolulu by September 1. The company must also undergo an independent audit, and give the state at least six months notice if …

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Chicago women arrested at Maui Airport for quarantine violation

On August 17, 2020 at about 7:17 p.m., Michelle Cardenas (28) and Charlet Dupar (36), both from Chicago, were arrested for two counts of Rules and Orders, related to violating the mandatory 14-day quarantine set forth by the Emergency Proclamations by Governor David Ige and Mayor Michael Victorino. Several messages were received at [email protected] reporting Cadenas and Dupar violating the mandatory quarantine. …

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Hale Makua reports 2 positive COVID-19 cases

Hale Makua Health Services received word from the State of Hawaii, Department of Health (DOH) that one resident has tested positive for COVID-19 at Hale Makua Kahului and one Hale Makua Home Health patient has tested positive as well. The nursing home patient had received two negative test results prior to admittance to Hale Makua from Maui Memorial Medical Center …

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Two Additional Deaths Reported, COVID-19 Case Count Reaches Record Number

Two O‘ahu men, both over 60-years-old are the latest victims of COVID-19. DOH also reported Thursday that there are dozens of newly diagnosed cases of coronavirus, which is part of an existing cluster, at the O‘ahu Community Correctional Facility (OCCC). The total count at the facility now stands at 105. DOH is also continuing its epidemiological investigation into a cluster …

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