This sign greeted people at the Unemployment Office Friday. Walter Moses and his uncle walked laps around the State Office Building on Friday, March 20, looking for ways to file an unemployment claim. Moses, who spoke softly as his uncle translated, was laid off from his job at Mama’s Fish House just two days prior, and with upcoming rent to pay, the pair was visibly … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Crazy’: Maui residents wait for hours and days to file claims for unemployment insurance
At an emergency meeting held Friday, March 20, the Maui County Council approved $6 million in budget amendments [Follow our live COVID-19 coverage at Mauitime.com/covid19] At an emergency meeting held Friday, March 20, the Maui County Council approved $6 million in budget amendments to allow the use of money from the county's Emergency Fund to assist with response the … [Read more...] about Maui County Council Approves $6M in Emergency Funds for COVID-19
[This story went to press on the morning of Wednesday, March 18. For the latest, visit Health.hawaii.gov and MauiTime.com/covid19. Maui Mayor Michael Victorino announced new rules on March 18, to go into effect on March 20. Read more here: … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Impacts State and County: Sixteen confirmed cases in Hawaiʻi as Gov. Ige asks tourists not to come
[Story updated at 7:18pm on 3/18 to add a comment from county spokesperson Chris Sugidono about penalties for rule violations.] Maui Mayor Michael Victorino announced new "Public Health Emergency Rules" to combat the spread of COVID-19. The rules will go into effect at 7:45am on Friday, March 20, 2020 and will limit "gatherings of groups of people and [curtail] vehicle … [Read more...] about Maui County to Enact Emergency Rules: Dine-in restaurant service closed, public venues closed, travel restrictions enacted
Mahi Pono community relations director Tiare Lawrence Last week, Mahi Pono community relations director Tiare Lawrence took to Facebook to attack MauiTime’s reporting and more specifically, our reporter Deborah Caulfield Rybak. In her public post, Lawrence called Rybak “corrupt and dishonest,” and identified a source who had asked not to be named in print in Rybak’s February … [Read more...] about On MauiTime’s Mahi Pono Coverage: Mahi Pono’s community relations director has called our reporter “corrupt and dishonest.” That’s false… and it’s wrong.