Kaua‘i Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison in Monk Seal Harassment Case

Shylo Kaena Akuna was sentenced to four-years in prison for harassing a Hawaiian monk seal at Salt Pond Beach Park in Hanapēpē back on April 26, 2016.
July 26, 2017 · 38 Comments

Surveillance Video of Maui Hands Burglary Released

Authorities released video surveillance today from a recent burglary of valuable Niihau shell lei from the Maui Hands Art Gallery in Makawao....
July 26, 2017 · 19 Comments

Predator Control Aims to Improve Endangered Seabird Population

Crews are working to protect seabird colonies on Kauaʻi that have suffered massive declines of up to 94% over 10 years for the Newell's Shearwater and...
July 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

One-Lane Road Closures in Kaupō Through Sept. 1

Traffic closures on the Piʻilani Highway in Kaupō for pavement preservation work have switched to one-lane, rather than full closures.
July 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Kīlauea’s Kamokuna Ocean Entry Reaches One-Year Anniversary

When the 61g flow first spilled over the sea cliff, it had been almost three years since lava entered the ocean.
July 26, 2017 · 0 Comments

Trump’s Transgender Tweets Set off Armed Services Debate

In a series of three tweets this morning, President Donald Trump set off an armed services debate over the acceptance of transgender individuals.
July 26, 2017 · 33 Comments

Convoy to Close Summit Road During Wide Load Transport

Similar convoys were met with protests in 2015 due to issues surrounding development atop the summit areas of some of Hawaiʻi’s highest mountains.
July 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Maui Hospital Transition Complete, Cost Hike for Postpartum Rooms Questioned

The cost for a postpartum private room at the Maui Memorial Medical Center increased 350% during the transition, from $150 to $672. It's one of the questions...
July 25, 2017 · 59 Comments

“SMiShing” Text Message Scams on the Rise in Hawai‘i

Scammers appear to be turning to text messages because people are ignoring emails and people tend read and respond to text messages quickly.
July 25, 2017 · 6 Comments

Maui Firefighters Women’s Auxiliary Awards 2 Scholarships

The Maui Firefighters Women's Auxiliary awarded two scholarships to Maui students attending college in the Fall.
July 25, 2017 · 0 Comments