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A Maui couple sent in this photo of a shark sighted between 8:50 and 9 am. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 off of Halama Street in Kīhei.  DLNR was notified  and crews were sent out to patrol the area.  Photo courtesy John and Courtney Swanson.
Website Tracks Tiger Sharks Tagged Near Maui
November 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (13) · Featured, Maui News
 

So far, the website features tracking of seven sharks–one male and six female–ranging in size from 9.3 feet to 14.2 feet. The tracking dates back to the period starting between Oct. 17 and 20, 2013, when the sharks were first tagged with the satellite devices.


Lower lying areas of Baldwin Park in Pāʻia became flooded by high surf overnight. Photo, Nov. 13, 2013, courtesy County of Maui.
BRIEF: High Surf Keeps Baldwin Park Closed
November 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

County crews kept Baldwin Park in Pāʻia closed for a second day on Thursday, because of flooding conditions overnight caused by high surf.


Photo/image by Wendy Osher.
Hawaiʻi Judge Upholds Marriage Equality Law
November 14th, 2013 · 50 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Featured, Maui News
 

Judge Karl Sakamoto today issued a ruling in support of a newly passed law that legalizes same sex marriage in Hawaiʻi, in response to a challenge that was filed by opponents seeking court intervention to prevent its implementation.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Wailuku Man Arrested on Allegations of Kidnapping, Beating
November 13th, 2013 · 19 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Featured, Maui News
 

A Wailuku man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend, tying her up at his residence, and holding her against her will for two days before she was able to escape.


Upcountry Maui, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Drought-Related Water Restrictions Lifted in Upcountry, Maui
November 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Recent heavy rains and forecasts calling for more wet weather, prompted a cancellation today of the 20% voluntary water restriction that was in place for Upcountry water customers.


A group of supporters celebrated the Senate passage of SB1 HD1 on Maui during a sign waving demonstration along Kaʻahumanu Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawaiʻi Becomes 15th State to Legalize Same Sex Marriage
November 13th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

At 10:51 a.m. HST, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, Hawaiʻi became the 15th state to legally recognize same-sex marriage, as Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the bill into law before an invited crowd at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.


Nene sign at Haleakala National Park.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Drive With Caution: Nēnē Nesting Season at Haleakalā
November 13th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

Nēnē breeding and nesting season has started at Haleakalā National Park, prompting an advisory to visitors to obey posted speed limits and exercise caution while driving in the park. Last year, park officials said that on average, there has been one nēnē road fatality per year during the nesting season.


Final reading of same-sex marriage bill during a special session of the State Senate. File photo courtesy Mileka Lincoln.
Same-Sex Marriage a Signature Away From Law: Passes Senate 19-4
November 12th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News
 

Same-sex marriage in Hawaiʻi is one signature away from becoming law after passing in a final 19-4 vote by the Hawaiʻi Senate today.


PHOTOS: Search on for Entangled Whale by Lahaina
PHOTOS: Search on for Entangled Whale by Lahaina
November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News
 

Marine experts are asking the public to be on the lookout for the entangled humpback, and warned the public to never attempt to disentangle a whale themselves.


Hearing on same sex marriage, 11/6/13. The vote was one of several as the same sex marriage bill made its journey through the special legislative session.  Photo courtesy State House of Representatives.
Final Vote Expected on Same-Sex Marriage Bill
November 12th, 2013 · 32 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Today’s vote comes following consistent advancement of the measure in both chambers and 57 hours of testimony from thousands of individuals during committee review in the state House.


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