MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Da Kitchen to close it’s last Maui location in Kahului

Popular Maui restaurant Da Kitchen will close its Kahului location on Wednesday, July 22nd after more than 20 years in business. The company announced via social media today that it will be “will be suspending food service in our Kahului location.” Earlier this month, the restaurant took similar steps and also shuttered its Kihei location. The post read: It has …

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Sept. 1 is New Date for Resumption of Trans-Pacific Travel

Calling the delay in re-opening trans-Pacific travel to Hawai‘i a very tough decision, Governor Ige outlined the reasons for changing the date during an afternoon news briefing. Record numbers of new cases in Hawai‘iLarge, uncontrolled outbreaks in mainland statesSupply chain for testing supplies interrupted because of outbreaksAnticipated uptick in cases when schools reopen The governor said his decision, discussed during …

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Three Covid-19 Deaths And 86 New Cases Since Friday Renew Calls For Safe Practices In Hawai‘I

A tragic reminder of the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and their families are the deaths of three more Hawai‘i residents from coronavirus. The Department of Health’s (DOH) Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) reports an elderly Kaua‘i resident is the 22nd recorded COVID-19 death. This person died out of state, in Arizona, where he had been receiving treatment for several months …

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Man hit & killed by pickup truck while crossing street in Kahului

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, at approximately 8:23 PM, a motor vehicle collision occurred on Kahului Beach Road, .2 miles Northwest of Kaahumanu Avenue (Fronting Harbor Lights Condominiums) in Kahului.  Investigation reveals a 2014 Toyota 4-Runner traveling southeast on Kahului Beach Road collided into a pedestrian. The pedestrian was traveling southbound across Kahului Beach Road, illegally crossing the roadway outside …

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Gyms And Patrons Encouraged To Practice Safety After Recent Covid Clusters

Contact tracing by the Dept. of Health has uncovered a total of 17 cases to-date involving two O‘ahu commercial gym facilities. DOH says cases in both gyms are linked to one person who participated in exercise classes at both. State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park said, “By their very nature, gyms that operate in closed spaces with poor ventilation and without …

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DOH to begin issuing red placards to restaurants and bars that violate mandates to prevent COVID-19

There are now severe consequences for food establishments that do not take physical distancing and other guidance seriously. The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Food Safety Branch will begin to temporarily suspend the operations of restaurants, bars, and other food establishments that do not comply with physical distancing, wearing cloth face masks and other required guidance. “The department is taking these …

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Firefighters Cut Large Firebreak to Protect Skill Village Residents

Maui Fire Department crews have cut a large firebreak to protect residents in the area of Skill Village in Paia due to the Haliimaile fire. The approximately 3,000-acre fire remains about a half mile away and does not pose any immediate threat. Fire crews continue to work on-scene and police are ready to respond, if needed. Photo Credit: Lt. Ryan …

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Skill Village Residents in Paia to Prepare for Possible Evacuation

Residents in the area of Skill Village in Paia are to prepare for possible evacuation due to the Haliimaile fire. The fire is about 2,500 to 3,000 acres in size and around a half a mile away. Winds are currently blowing away from the area,but Skill Village residents should be prepared to evacuate immediately if wind conditions change. Haleakala Highway …

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Maui Firefighters Tackle Large Brush Fire Near Haliimaile

4:30 PM UPDATE: Maui Firefighters continue to battle a large brush fire that started on the makai side of Haliimaile road near the gun range and Haleakala Highway. About 40 MFD personnel are on the scene along with Air 1, 2, & 3 along with MFD tankers, and several dozers and water tankers from private companies. Heavy equipment is on …

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Brush Fire Burns Along Haliimaile Road

A brush fire burning on the makai side of Haliimaile Road, near the gun range and Haleakala Highway, is 30 percent contained according to Maui Fire Department officials. Maui Police Department reports that Haliimaile Road from Haleakala Highway to Haliimaile General store was closed as of 6 a.m., as a result of the fire. Crews arrived on the scene following …

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