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Mayor Victorino Announces Re-Opening of Retail Stores

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls will be allowed to re-open as long as they follow physical distancing requirements, starting Monday, May 11. The reopening date differs from the Governor’s proclamation, which would have allowed businesses to open tomorrow. Businesses should use this time to safely prepare their staff and facilities. “Retail stores …

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Low-Risk Safety Checks Can Resume May 15

In consideration of Governor Ige allowing the reopening of low-risk businesses that take necessary precautions, DOT is coordinating the reopening of stations for Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections (PMVI or Safety Checks) starting Friday. The safety check waiver announced on April 30 will not be changed to allow PMVI stations, Counties, and the public enough time to conduct and process safety …

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Gov. Ige gives first round of businesses greenlight to re-open

Gov. Ige today signed a 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents to leave their homes to patronize certain businesses and activities under the new “Safer-at-Home” order. Under Phase 1 of …

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MFD Rescued Pair of Kayakers Off Olowalu

The Maui Fire Department responded to two missing kayakers in the area of Olowalu on Sunday. Shortly after 4 p.m., crews met with the 9-1-1 caller who reported that two members of her family went out fishing on two kayaks and had not been seen from the shoreline for about two hours. The two kayaks were spotted empty by MFD’s …

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Wailea Luxury Duplex Fire Causes $1.75M in Damages

A fire caused $1.75 million in structural damages to a Wailea luxury duplex on Friday. Maui Fire Department officials report that units arrived on the scene shortly before midnight to find the single-story, 4,300 square foot condo unit in flames. The fire was under control by 12:50 a.m. and was deemed fully extinguished by 1:35 p.m. A vehicle on fire …

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Maui Woman is State’s 17th Coronavirus-Associated Death

Hawai‘i is mourning the passing of another kupuna that may be associated with COVID-19 infection. “Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of another valued member of our community,” said Hawai`i Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson. “COVID-19 is still a critical issue for everyone in Hawai‘i. Please follow social distancing guidelines and current emergency rules to help …

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Hawaiian Airlines to Require Guests to Wear Face Coverings

Hawaiian Airlines is enhancing health measures throughout its system by requiring travelers to wear face coverings starting May 8 and creating more personal space at check-in, boarding and during the flight. The airline, whose airport employees and flight attendants already wear face masks, last month also began electrostatic spraying of cabins – a safe disinfecting technology that provides additional and …

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Pūlama Lānaʻi, Hawaiian Electric End Talks on Possible Purchase of Lānaʻi Utility

Hawaiian Electric and Pūlama Lānaʻi have ended discussions about a potential sale of the electric system on Lānaʻi, which will continue to be owned and operated by the utility. Hawaiian Electric was approached by Pūlama Lānaʻi in 2019 about acquiring the assets of the utility after Hawaiian Electric issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy projects on Lānaʻi. …

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