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DOH Issues Guidance to Restaurants, Retail food Markets, and Food Manufacturers

After being prohibited from offering dine-in service for the past two months, Hawai‘i restaurants will now gradually begin to reopen their doors to customers, aligning with the state’s Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience. To further guide the food service industry, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has developed detailed guidance on safe practices for reopening. The DOH issued recommendations for …

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Maui County Set to Re-Open In-Person Table Service June 5

In accordance with Gov. David Ige’s eighth supplemental emergency proclamation, the counties of O‘ahu, Maui and Kaua‘i are allowing medium-risk businesses and operations to re-open. Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami today issued Emergency Rule #10 which allows the immediate re-opening, with restrictions, of public and private pools, places of worship, outdoor tour activities, salons and barbershops, all cleaning and construction work, …

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No New Cases of COVID-19 Reported and Count Drops by Five

Another day with no new coronavirus cases reported, and five cases (2-O‘ahu, 1-Hawai‘i, 1-Maui, 1-Kaua‘i) were dropped from the count after a review of test results showed these cases to be indeterminate. That leaves the total cumulative count of COVID-19 cases since Feb. 28, 2020 at 642. Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, May 22, 2020 Island of Diagnosis …

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Report: Hawaii is the State with the 2nd Biggest Increase in Unemployment Rate

With the unemployment rate now at 14.7% due in large part to the coronavirus, WalletHub today released its report on the States with the Biggest Increases in Unemployment Rates, to illustrate which areas of the country have been most and least impacted by COVID-19’s assault on jobs. This report examines unemployment rates on a monthly basis, complementing the weekly analysis …

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Murder investigation launched after police respond to found body in Lahaina

On May 21, 2020 at about 6:54 am., Lahaina Patrol Officer were dispatched to the area of 535 Wainee Street, Lahaina regarding an unresponsive male, on the shoulder side of the roadway.  It was reported the male appeared to have been assaulted and was bleeding. Upon Police arrival, the male was located and no signs of life were observed.  Medic …

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MPD to Conduct Memorial Day Impaired Driving Enforcement

Beginning on Friday, May 22, and continuing through Memorial Day, the Maui Police Department Traffic Division will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols at various locations to address impaired driving over the Memorial Day and high school graduation weekend. MPD officials say that as always, motorists can expect the department to take a zero-tolerance approach to impaired driving. Our goal …

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Man Dies from Injuries Suffered in April Crash

A 72-year-old Kihei man died on Tuesday after succumbing to injuries sustained in an April vehicle collision. Maui Police Department officials say the man died on Oahu. At about 8:08 p.m. on April 17, a collision occurred on Maui Veterans Highway, south of Kealia NWR entrance. Preliminary investigation reveals a 2011 Kia Optima was traveling south on Maui Veterans Highway …

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Authorities Seek Man Wanted on Warrants

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Keahi K. Acasia who is wanted for several outstanding arrest warrants. Acasia is described as about 5-feet-9-inches tall and 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the Moomomi, Hoolehua, and Maunaloa areas. If anyone has information about his whereabouts, please call Maui …

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Maui Police Seek Man Wanted on Outstanding Felony Warrants

The Maui Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old John Kahalehoe III.  He is wanted for several outstanding felony arrest warrants.  Authorities describe Kahalehoe as 5-feet-6-inches and 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. If anyone has information about his whereabouts, please call Maui Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966. Callers to Maui Crime Stoppers remain …

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No New Cases of COVID-19 Reported, Few Over the Weekend

There were three (3) additional cases of COVID-19 reported by the DOH over the weekend, with two (2) on Saturday and one (1) on Sunday. No new cases are reported today. Additionally, one Hawai‘i island resident, with a suspected false-positive test, was re-tested by the State Laboratory, which confirmed the coronavirus diagnosis as negative. This case was removed from the …

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