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Maui Police Warn of Fentanyl Packaged in Pill Form

Throughout the month of September 2020, information was obtained that several individuals overdosed on a blue pill believed to be oxycodone.  During an investigation, on October 2, 2020, over (400) blue pills stamped “M30” were recovered from an adult male.   The blue pills were suspected to be laced with fentanyl.    A presumptive laboratory test revealed that the blue …

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MFD Responds to Kula Structure Fire

The Maui Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Kula on Thursday. Crews arrived on the scene following a 1:20 p.m. alarm, to find a two-story structure with the second story fully engulfed in flames. MFD officials say the fire was knocked down quickly. The structure was believed to be used as an office space and no occupants were …

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Movie Theaters and Additional Business Types Allowed to Reopen as Maui Moves into Next Phase

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the reopening of additional businesses in Maui County, effective Tuesday, Oct. 6. The County of Maui has updated its Public Health Emergency Rules, which have been reviewed and approved by the Governor, to include the business reopenings. The reopenings include: Movie Theaters – Allowed to reopen after receiving written authorization from the Office of the …

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Hawaiian Airlines Expands Pre-Travel COVID-19 Testing Options with Convenient At-home Service

Hawaiian Airlines today began offering travelers visiting or returning to the Hawaiian Islands from the U.S. mainland a pre-travel COVID-19 test they can take from the comfort of their home to qualify to be exempt from the state of Hawai‘i quarantine. Hawaiian’s guests can order the $150 mail-in saliva test online through Vault Health. The test kit, which is available for …

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MFD Responds to Kapalua Brush Fire

The Maui Fire Department responded to a brush fire mauka of Kapalua Airport just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The blaze continues to burn. As of 8 p.m., the fire was 30 percent contained and had burned 450 acres. Employees of a nearby water treatment plant were evacuated from the area, according to MFD officials. Six engine companies, three MFD …

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Governor Introduces New DLIR Head Who Details New Call Center

At today’s news briefing Gov. Ige introduced Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio as the new director of DLIR. She said, “I’m glad to be in this new role, to talk about how CARES Act funding is being put to good use, and to highlight some of our progress.” 96% of initial unemployment claims have been successfully filed online New 200-person call center has …

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Restaurant Card Program Announced to Help Workers and Business

At the governor’s news briefing Sherry Menor McNamara, President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in Hawai‘i and Denise Hayashi Yamaguchi, the Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation provided details on yet another CARES Act supported initiative.  The new Restaurant Card Program is a private-public partnership that will provide pre-paid $500 cards to qualified Hawaiʻi unemployment insurance negatively …

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Alaska Airlines to offer rapid COVID-19 testing for Hawaii-bound guests

To help guests prepare for Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program, Alaska Airlines will partner with Carbon Health to offer rapid COVID-19 testing at its pop-up clinics across the West Coast, starting Oct. 12 in Seattle. Hawaii will begin to welcome back visitors on Oct. 15 by allowing out-of-state travelers to enjoy the islands without a 14-day quarantine when they test negative …

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Hawaiian Electric donates electric vehicles to University of Hawai‘i Maui College Native Hawaiian program

Hawaiian Electric recently presented a donation of two 2012 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles (EV) to the University of Hawai‘i Maui College’s (UHMC) Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Educational Program to provide mechanics hands-on experience in maintaining and repairing EVs. The Public Utilities Commission approved Hawaiian Electric’s proposed donation to the UHMC Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Educational Program in July …

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Hawaiian Airlines Increasing Flights in Preparation for Pre-Travel Testing Program

Hawaiian Airlines, Hawai‘i’s hometown carrier, is bringing back more flights and routes between the U.S. mainland and Hawai‘i to welcome guests who will have the option to bypass the state of Hawai‘i quarantine with a pre-travel negative COVID-19 test starting Oct. 15. Hawaiian will resume nonstop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in …

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