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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.
Hawaiʻi Shark Finning Case Nets $100 Fine
December 6th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A fishing boat captain who pleaded guilty in federal court today to a charge relating to an attempt to sell shark fins to a Honolulu restaurant, was sentenced to a $100 fine, according to a US Department of Justice announcement.


MFD logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui High Fires Under Investigation, Incendiary Devices Found
December 6th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

Two structure fires at Maui High School this morning appear to have been intentionally set. In the first fire, officials say the perpetrators tried to ignite a barrel of used motor oil with a piece of cardboard.


Cultural brochure. Photo courtesy Haleakalā NPS.
Haleakalā National Park Unveils New Cultural Brochure
December 6th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Park representatives say the contributing kūpuna donated more than 150 hours each of time to write, edit, and design the brochure. The NPS expected to hand out more than 1 million copies to visitors each year.


File photo, American flag, by Wendy Osher.
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Remembrance of Nelson Mandela
December 6th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Flags have been lowered to half-staff at all state offices and agencies in Hawaiʻi to honor the memory of South African humanitarian and anti-apartheid advocate, Nelson Mandela.


Nā Mele O Maui 2013 Song Competition. Courtesy photo.
Kamehameha Maui ʻŌpio students Win Nā Mele O Maui 2013 Title
December 6th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The students were among a list of 23 classes from 16 schools in Maui County that competed in the event, which is dedicated to the cultural preservation and perpetuation of Hawaiian mele, language and the arts.


Joined at the Kīpahulu dedication by renowned kumu hula Gordean Lee Bailey a  living treasure of Hawaiʻi. Photo courtesy US Sen. Mazie Hirono.
Hirono Makes Maui Rounds: Visits Kīpahulu and Molokaʻi
December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

US Senator Mazie Hirono made several stops on Maui and Molokaʻi this week as part of a statewide visit to meet with constituents and participate in cultural, commemorative, and educational events.


Kīhei Police Station. Photo by Wendy Osher.
PHOTOS: New Two-Level Police Station Opens in Kīhei
December 5th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (8) · Featured, Maui News
 

A blessing was held on Thursday morning for the new Kīhei Police Station, which houses a detective bureau, a criminal investigation division, a training division, uniform services and executive offices.


MFD logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Trailer Home Destroyed by Fire in Launiupoko
December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A fire on Wednesday afternoon caused extensive damage to a trailer home on Kai Hele Kū Street in the Launiupoko area of West Maui.


Vehicle plunges 100 feet off Kahekili Cliff.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
Vehicle Lands 30-Feet Down Kahekili Cliff
December 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News
 

A 73-year-old woman was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving went off a cliff on the Kahekili Highway.


Shark attack response, Makena Landing. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Spear Fishermen Chased Out of Water by “Hungry Shark”
December 4th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (45) · Maui News
 

State officials say the initial report made by the divers to lifeguards at the beach park, was that an 8- to 10-foot Galapagos shark made several passes at them while they were spearfishing close to shore off Oneuli or Black Sand beach at Mākena.


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