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Mayor Victorino announces farmer assistance and food distribution program

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new farmer assistance and food distribution program to help farmers and community members impacted by COVID-19. The County of Maui is committing $30,000 per week to Maui County Farm Bureau and Hawaii Farmers Union United, for the next four to five weeks, to purchase food from local farmers and facilitate community distribution. “This program …

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First COVID-19 Case Confirmed on Molokai

Mayor Michael Victorino confirmed via a press statement that the island of Molokai has its first confirmed COVID-19 case. “The County of Maui has been notified that a test result for a Molokai resident has returned positive,” Mayor Victorino said. “The adult male had possible travel history and is currently hospitalized on Oahu. The Hawaii Department of Health is currently …

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COVID-19 Cases Increase to 285 Statewide, Maui up to 27

The Hawai`i Department of Health reported an additional 27 total cases of COVID-19 statewide on Thursday. Hawai`i’s total number of cases is now 285. One new case was reportedly confirmed on Maui rising the island’s total to 27 COVID-19 cases. DOH has also announced an additional death to COVID-19 bringing the state’s total to two. Novel Coronavirus in HawaiiCOVID-19 Positive* …

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Trump Declares Major Disaster for Hawai`i as a Result of COVID-19

The President of the United States has declared a major disaster for the State of Hawai’i as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This declaration, numbered FEMA-4510-DR, makes the State of Hawai’i eligible for reimbursement through the Public Assistance Program at a 75% Federal Cost Share. The Individual Assistance (IA) Program for disaster-related emergency facilities and the Hazard Mitigation Grant …

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Lahaina Man Dies After Car Plunges Off Cliff in West Maui

On Wednesday, April 1, at approximately 9:41 a.m., a single motor vehicle collision occurred on Honoapiilani Highway (30), North of Plantation Estates Drive.   Preliminary investigation reveals a 2006 Volkswagen 4dsd bearing Hawaii license plates MNW-795 was traveling North on Honoapiilani Highway at high rate of speed.  The operator lost control of the vehicle as it rounded a curve in …

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Dean Foods Reaches Agreement in Principle for Sale of Meadow Gold Hawai`i

Dean Foods Company on Wednesday announced that it has reached an agreement in principle under which Industrial Realty Group, LLC will buy Dean Foods’ Meadow Gold Hawaii operations as an ongoing business. Pursuant to the agreement, which is subject to final approval by the Bankruptcy Court, Industrial Realty Group will acquire the assets, rights, interests, and properties relating to Dean …

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COVID-19 Cases Rise to 258 Statewide, Maui Ticks to 26

The Hawai`i Department of Health reported an additional 34 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases statewide to 258 cases. One new case was confirmed on Maui bringing the island’s total to 26 confirmed cases. Cases were also reported on Hawai`i Island and Oahu. Novel Coronavirus in HawaiiCOVID-19 Positive* CasesCumulative totals as of 12:00 noon on …

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Maui Health Treats First COVID-19 Case

Per the CDC infection control protocol, Maui Health said in a press release that it can now acknowledge that they are treating its first patient confirmed by the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) as having COVID-19. The patient is currently in isolation and appropriate isolation precautions are in place. Maui Health says that it is handling this case with the utmost …

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Wailuku Man Faces Heightened Charges in Burglary Case

At about 12:24 p.m. on March 31, William Heintz was arrested and charged for three counts of Burglary of a Dwelling in a Civil Emergency, and Habitual Property Crimes.  Investigation reveals on March 25, the 37-year-old Wailuku man unlawfully entered two separate residences in Wailuku and stole items valued at about $700. On March 26, Heintz unlawfully entered another Wailuku …

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Costco to Limits People in Stores with Entry Adjustments

Costco announced that it is making temporary adjustments to its operations. Effective Friday, April 3, Costco will allow no more than two people to enter the warehouse with each membership card. “This temporary change is for the safety of our members and employees, and to further assist with our social distancing efforts. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.,” the …

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