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Iwa bird. The Hawaiian saying, "Kīkaha ka ʻiwa, he lā makani," is translated as, "poises the frigate bird," and is said of a windy day. (Source: Pukui/Elbert - Hawaiian Dictionary) File photo by Wendy Osher.
45 mph Wind Gusts Forecast for Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe
April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News, Weather

A wind advisory is in effect for the Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe in Maui County until 6 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014.

HC&S Puʻunēnē Mill in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
HC&S Hosts Community Open House
April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Maui Business, Maui News

The Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar company on Maui will host a community open house from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria.

Mākena, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Kayakers Capsized in Windy Conditions Rescued
April 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (12) · Featured, Maui News

Rescue personnel were dispatched to assist a two females who were aboard a kayak that capsized and became separated from others in their group by windy conditions in South Maui on Sunday afternoon.

Bicycle fatality. Graphic by Wendy Osher/ Maui Now.
Bicyclist Fatally Injured in Piʻilani Crash
April 12th, 2014 · 77 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (46) · Maui News

A Maui bicyclist suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a pickup truck along the Piʻilani Highway in South Maui Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Solomon Islands earthquake, April 12, 2014, image courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
UPDATE: 7.6 Solomon Islands Quake; No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi
April 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Maui News

There is a possibility that Hawaiʻi could be elevated to a watch, advisory or warning. If tsunami waves impact Hawaiʻi, their estimated earliest arrival time is at 5:22 p.m. HST, on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Governor Neil Abercrombie, photo by Wendy Osher.
TAT Bill Gains Senate Backing, Governor Weighs In
April 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News

“Be careful what you wish for. You may find an advantage on one hand, and a disadvantage on the other; but for purposes of meeting community needs, service needs, the division of the revenues from travel and tourism really should be discussed,” said Governor Neil Abercrombie.

Maui Police Crisis Intervention team graduation.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: 20 Members Added to Maui Crisis Intervention Team
April 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Maui’s Crisis Intervention Team was the first-of-its-kind in the state when it launched with an inaugural class last year, providing specialized training in mental health. For the first time, the training also included outer island participants.

Palace gate.
Woman Indicted for Criminal Property Damage at ʻIolani Palace
April 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Maui News

The criminal indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by the Honolulu Police Department into damage caused to the front glass door of ʻIolani Palace on the morning of Feb. 8, 2014, state officials said.

Image of Solomon Islands/Papua New Guinea earthquake, April 10, 2014. Courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 7.3 Papua New Guinea Quake
April 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Maui News

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following two large earthquakes reported in the Solomon Islands/Papua New Guinea region on Thursday night, April 10, 2014, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Maui Police crime graphic by Wendy Osher.
UPDATE: Police Clear Individuals in Photos, Kīhei Robbery
April 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Crime Statistics, Maui News

Maui police say the individuals pictured in photos they had released yesterday have since been cleared as suspects. According to police, the male individual in the photos had borrowed the phone from a friend, and was not aware that the phone was stolen.

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