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Report: Hawaii’s Economy Is the 3rd Most Hit by Coronavirus

With vaccination efforts allowing states to reopen more and more but the unemployment rate still high at 6.2%, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the State Economies Hit the Most by Coronavirus.To identify which states are most vulnerable economically, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 13 key metrics. The data set ranges from the share …

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Motorcyclist loses control, dies in Upcountry crash

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, at approximately 05:14 p.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred on Haleakala Highway .8 miles North of Lower Kimo Drive in Kula. Preliminary investigation reveals a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle was traveling North on Haleakala Highway. The operator crossed left of center into the southbound lanes, where he then lost control of his motorcycle. The motorcycle …

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Coast Guard, MFD Search for Missing Swimmer off Maui

The United States Coast Guard crews and partners are searching for a 45 year-old male last seen offshore Hamoa beach area of Hana on Thursday. Officials describe the man as white with red hair. He was last seen wearing blue shorts. Multiple air and surface Coast Guard crews are searching with assistance from Maui Fire Department and Maui Police Department. …

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New York Man Arrested for Travel Quarantine Violation

A 27-year-old New York man was arrested on Tuesday, March 9 for Violation of the Rules and Orders of the Travel Quarantine. Maui Police Department officials say that Jordan Buell arrived on Maui without a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test from an approved facility and did not have approved lodging in which to complete the mandatory ten-day travel quarantine. Buell was …

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UPDATE: Kaupakalua Dam breaches, evacs in Haiku ongoing

Haiku evacuations remain in effect; residents advised to stay away from the vicinity of Kaupakalua Dam The Maui Fire Department reports responding to more than a dozen calls for help from residents who have been trapped by rising waters. Officials advise people to stay away from low-lying areas, near streams, and from the vicinity of and downstream of Kaupakalua Dam …

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UPDATE: County orders evacuations for Haiku residents

3:36 PM Update: Evacuations ongoing in Haiku for everyone in the vicinity of Kaupakalua Dam and makai of Kaupakalua Road. Maui County officials have been informed that Kaupakalua Dam has been breached. Evacuations have been ordered and ongoing. Everyone in the vicinity of Kaupakalua Dam and makai of Kaupakalua Road need to leave the area immediately. People near heavily flowing …

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Highly Transmissible Variant Detected in Hawai‘i

The Department of Health State Laboratories Division has detected a new variant of concern. This new strain has the technical name B.1.351 and is sometimes referred to as the South African variant. It was found in an O‘ahu resident with no travel history.  “This is concerning because B.1.351 has a mutation that makes it more transmissible from one person to …

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