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Hazmat truck, file image by Wendy Osher.
21,527 Gallons of Sewage Overflows in Kīhei
November 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Featured, Maui News
 

A total of 21,527 gallons of wastewater spilled along South Kīhei Road and Halama Street on Monday morning, with a portion entering storm drains at the Welakahao and Auhana Street intersections.


Oneloa or Big Beach in Mākena, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Injured Visitor Airlifted from Puʻuōlaʻi
November 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Featured, Maui News
 

A 56-year-old woman was airlifted from Puʻuōlaʻi in South Maui on Sunday after reports that she was unable to make her way down from the hill, officials said.


Makana. Courtesy image
Makana Talks About Life, Love and His Latest Album
November 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

Referred to as “one of the greatest living slack key guitar players” by Esquire, we talk to Makana about his new album and the influences that led to it.


Scenic Lookout, Maui. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Hiker Rescued in Fall Along Pali at Scenic Lookout
November 17th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (8) · Featured, Maui News
 

A 63-year-old man was rescued from the pali lookout on Maui after falling approximately 20- to 30-feet on Saturday evening, fire officials said.


Shoreline at Launiupoko, Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.
New Appraisal Sought Before Vote on Launiupoko Acquisition
November 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (8) · Featured, Maui News
 

The appraisal is for the 2.5 mile stretch of shoreline from Olowalu to Puamana that the county is considering for purchase, to use as future park space.


Odd Future. Courtesy image
Weekend Highlights Include Innovative Acts
November 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

It’s the weekend and these particular 48 hours offer fundraisers galore and three funky – two perhaps even avant garde – shows at the MACC.


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.


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