2.2% Hawai‘i Unemployment Rate, Lowest on Record

Here on Maui, the unemployment rate was even lower with Maui Island reporting a 1.9% unemployment rate for October, down from the 2.4% rate in September and the 2.9% reported at the same time last year.
November 16, 2017 · 17 Comments

Dive Float Found Off Launiupoko, Maui

The US Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift dive float found approximately three miles off Launiupoko, Maui, Thursday.
November 16, 2017 · 3 Comments

Windy Conditions Continue Today

Windy conditions expected through Thursday with winds weakening Friday and Saturday. Windward and mauka spots will get some scattered...
November 16, 2017 · 0 Comments

Atty Gen: Saito’s Escape was “Premeditated, Intentional and Planned”

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health is placing a total of seven Hawaiʻi State Hospital employees on off-duty status without pay pending the investigation.
November 15, 2017 · 49 Comments

Maui Film, “Kuleana” Kicks Off Hawai‘i International Film Festival

Next up for KULEANA will be a one-night-only screening on Maui during the holidays - stay tuned for an exclusive announcement
November 15, 2017 · 0 Comments

Black Friday Deals Start Early on Maui

Black Friday sales are starting earlier, weeks ahead of the actual shopping holiday at some Maui stores
November 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

BREAKING: Hawai‘i Mental Health Escapee Arrested in California

Maui Now has learned that an arrest has been made for a mental health patient who escaped from the Hawaiʻi State Hospital in Kaneʻohe over the weekend.  
November 15, 2017 · 48 Comments

Winds Gusting to 30 mph Today

Windy trade winds are forecast through about Thursday before dropping off a bit Friday into Saturday. Wet weather continues for parts of the state...
November 15, 2017 · 0 Comments

$500K Bench Warrant Issued for Escapee Saito

Law enforcement authorities in all 50 states may enforce an arrest warrant issued by the state of Hawaiʻi.
November 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

UPDATE BREAKING: Saito Landed in California 2 Hours Before Being Reported Missing

Sources tell Maui Now that a man who escaped from the Hawaiʻi State Hospital was only on Maui for a short while before boarding another flight for the mainland
November 14, 2017 · 117 Comments