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Public Help Sought in Protection of Spinner Dolphins
February 13th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Fisheries officials say close interactions with the dolphins are not only potentially harmful to them, but can lead to harassment, which is illegal. The public is advised to keep a distance of 150-feet when observing dolphins in the wild.


Safeway Hawaii Pharmacies on Maui are now offering in-store flu shots on a “walk-in” basis until May 2013. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Health Department Investigates Measles Case on Oʻahu
February 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Department officials released information this afternoon saying the child is hospitalized and recovering, but was infectious while traveling back to Honolulu and during visits to healthcare providers.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Two Visitors Die in Separate West Maui Water Incidents
February 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Two visitors died yesterday following separate ocean rescue efforts off of West Maui on Wednesday afternoon.


IUCN delegates contemplate the stillness and vastness of Halemaumau vent. Photo courtesy state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Hawai‘i Bidding for Major Conservation Gathering
February 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Hawaii is one of two locations in the running to host the event–the other is Istanbul, Turkey–with a decision on venue to be announced in May of 2014. State officials project that as many as 8,000 delegates are expected to attend the 2016 meeting.


A search party for Carly "Charli" J. Scott gathered at the Haʻikū Community Center this morning. Photo by Wendy Osher.
UPDATE: Car of Missing Maui Woman Found at Peʻahi, “JAWS”
February 12th, 2014 · 24 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A search party of about 25 people departed from Haʻikū this morning bound for the Nāhiku area of East Maui as family members and friends look for 27-year-old Carly “Charli” Joann Scott who was last seen on Sunday night.


Sanding Masts for Mo'okiha. Photo courtesy Hui o Waʻa Kaulua.
Rain Delays Launch of Maui’s Voyaging Canoe to May
February 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The long-awaited launch of Maui’s voyaging canoe, the Moʻokiha o Piʻilani will be delayed to mid-May, according to an announcement this week from Hui o Waʻa Kaulua, Maui’s Voyaging Society.


QKC Fast Charge Station. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Bill to Enforce Electric Vehicle Parking Minimums Advances
February 11th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

The bill would fine businesses who fail to provide a minimum of one electric vehicle charging station for parking lots with 100 or more spaces.


ʻOhana Aircraft. Courtesy photo.
Hawaiian to Begin New Interisland Turboprop Service
February 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

The service aboard a fleet of 42-passenger turboprop aircrafts, begins with three daily fights from Honolulu International Airport to Moloka’i on March 11, and twice daily service from Honolulu to Lāna’i on March 18, 2014.


Home birth supporters on Maui carry signs in opposition to a bill before the Senate that seeks to establish licensing requirements and other restrictions on the practice.  The demonstration was held on the lawn fronting the state building in Wailuku. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Home Birth Bill in Senate Prompts Demonstration on Maui
February 10th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A group of midwives on Maui will join in a demonstration supporting their profession in solidarity against the bill during at a gathering from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 10, at the state building in Wailuku.


Haleakalā silversword landscape. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Visitor Airlifted from Crater in Weekend Rescue
February 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Firefighters airlifted a 51-year old woman from Haleakalā National Park over the weekend following a reported case of altitude sickness.


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