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Humpback whale with entanglement and shark bites on fluke. Fixed knife on pole used to cut line.

(Courtesy of E. Lyman - NOAA HIHWNMS MMHSRP
permit # 932-1905)
PHOTOS: Yearling Whale off Maui Disentangled from Fishing Line
December 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Officials say the yearling whale had multiple wraps of heavy gauge, red monofilament longline wrapped around its tail, with bundles of gear trailing behind.


Molokaʻi Landfill staffing shortage. Maui Now image. Maui Now image.
Molokaʻi Landfill Partial Closure, Dec. 13
December 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Insufficient staffing at the Molokaʻi landfill will result in the earlier than usual closure of the facility on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, county officials announced.


Brush Fire, Maui Now graphic.
Backhoe Strikes Underground Powerline Sparking Molokaʻi Brush Fire
December 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

An afternoon brush fire in Kalewa on Molokaʻi was sparked when a backhoe struck an underground powerline while digging in the area, according to fire officials.


Hawai‘i officials have formally submitted a written response advocating Honolulu as the host location for the Barack Obama Presidential Center. The effort is being led by the University of Hawai‘i with full support from the State of Hawai‘i and the City and County of Honolulu, and in cooperation with institutional and community partners across the state. Courtesy photo, Barack Obama Presidential Center.
Hawaiʻi Proposes an Action-Oriented Obama Presidential Center
December 11th, 2014 · 31 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

The University of Hawaiʻi today submitted a final written proposal to host the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu.


Wailuku gas prices. Graphic by Wendy Osher.
Hawaiʻi Gas Prices Continue To Fall, Wailuku at $4.05
December 11th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

The agency’s metro area report for Wailuku showed the price of a gallon of regular gas at $4.05 today, down six cents from last week, 20 cents from last month, 12 cents from last year, and down 93 cents from the high of $4.98 reported on May 9, 2011.


Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu signage. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Limited Restrooms, No Drinking Water in Kīpahulu District of Park
December 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Officials at Haleakalā National Park on Maui say a water main lead has resulted in no drinking water in the Kīpahulu District of the park, and limited restroom facilities until further notice.


Water Repairs. File image.
Repair of Hydrant Lateral on South Kīhei Road
December 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The hydrant repair project will take place along South Kīhei Road fronting the Maui Sunset from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.


Hawaii Prosecutor’s Office and Courthouse Dog Faith - Faith is a two year-old black Labrador who works full time assisting Mitch Roth and the Hawaii Prosecutor’s Office. She provides courage and comfort to children who are victims of crime and helps them to find their voice through the difficult legal process.  Next year, Hawaii will become the first state in the country to have a Courthouse Dog in every jurisdiction.  Photo credit: Ron Dahlquist.
Maui Service Dog Graduates Paired With with Residents
December 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The service dogs are currently attending a team training camp and were recently matched with their new partners.


Tynell (right) presenting baby blankets with new parents Jafra Depontes and Andrew Pualoa of Kula with their second daughter Anahakeaakamahina.
Maui Senior Student Sews Blankets for Newborns
December 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

A senior student at Kamehameha Schools Maui presented 58 handmade baby blankets to the Obstetrics department at Maui Memorial Medical Center as part of her senior project.


DLNR enforcement patrol, courtesy file photo. Maui Now graphics.
Four Fishermen Charged for Alleged Confrontation in Molokaʻi Waters
December 10th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

All were indicted by a grand jury and were charged in connection with the May 2014 incident in which they are accused of illegally boarding a vessel in state waters.


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