Human Remains Discovered in Kahikinui, Namauu Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

Unidentified human remains were discovered in the Kahikinui area of Maui. Justin Namauu was charged with the offense(s) of Murder in the Second Degree, Kidnapping, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and...
May 25, 2018 · 9 Comments

Rep. Hashimoto to Host Lawmakers Listen, May 29

State Representative Troy Hashimoto will host a Lawmakers Listen town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at ʻĪao Intermediate School
May 25, 2018 · 0 Comments

Resort Guests Participate in Thoughtfully-Designed Ocean Adventures

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa has launched a new program that shares respect for the water and passion for the environment with travelers, while giving back to the local community.
May 25, 2018 · 0 Comments

Governor: “Air Quality is Safe in the Hawaiian Islands”

"Fortunately, when trade winds are blowing, the vog and ash routinely move in a southwesterly direction and out to sea away from the Hawaiian Islands.” - State Department of Health Director Dr. Virginia Pressler
May 25, 2018 · 7 Comments

Molten Lava Plus Vegetation Create “Methane Explosions”

As a lava flow enters grassland or forest, all the biomass in the flow's path becomes available for one or both of two processes: combustion and/or pyrolysis.
May 25, 2018 · 0 Comments

Kapalua Earns Top Spot on Dr Beach 2018 List

Kapalua Bay is located on Maui's West shoreline and is characterized by a crescent-shaped bay bounded by rocky anchors.
May 25, 2018 · 8 Comments

High Bacteria Count at Cove Park, Maui

The state Department of Health Clean Water Branch recorded an elevated level of enterococci at Maui's Cove Park of 2005 per 100 mL, exceeding the threshold of 130 enterococci per 100 mL.
May 25, 2018 · 9 Comments

Methane Rises From Volcano Cracks Creating Blue Flames

Authorities say methane gas can seep into subsurface voids and explode when heated, or as shown in this video, emerge from cracks in the ground several feet away from the lava.
May 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Ho‘okipa Snorkeling Death is Maui’s 20th Water Fatality in 2018

A 67-year-old Michigan woman was pulled unresponsive from waters off of Hoʻokipa Beach Park on Wednesday afternoon.
May 24, 2018 · 15 Comments

3-6 Tropical Cyclones Predicted in Central Pacific in 2018 Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Central Pacific Hurricane Center is predicting a near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season.
May 23, 2018 · 4 Comments