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These photos illustrate DLNR’s concern with people getting too close to green sea turtles (honu) at Ali‘i Beach.
Public Reminded of Laws Protecting Hawaiʻi Sea Turtles
June 9th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The public is advised not to touch or feed sea turtles and to keep a 6- to 10-foot buffer as a best practice for sea turtle viewing.

Mike White. File image by Wendy Osher.
Maui Council Passes $603.6 Million Budget for FY 2015
June 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The budget reflects a 3.1% reduction for all real property tax rates. There’s also a $10 million appropriation for countywide mainline and water infrastructure improvements.

2014 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition, photo courtesy AAA Hawaiʻi.
Maui Students in Michigan for National Auto Skills Finals
June 9th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

This is at least the 18th time Maui High has sent a team to the national event. Teams from Maui High have also placed in the top 10 for the past decade and won national titles in 1995 and 2000.

HC&S Puʻunēnē Mill in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Car Accident Knocks out Power in Puʻunēnē Power Overnight
June 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The outage was reported shortly before 9:30 p.m. when a car struck a pole near the old Puʻunēnē School building.

Ulua Beach in Wailea, 7/31/13. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Snorkeler Dies After Being Pulled from Wailea Waters
June 8th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

A visitor died after he was found floating approximately 100 yards from shore at Wailea Point in South Maui on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Molokaʻi earthquake, June 6, 2014. Image courtesy USGS.
No Tsunami Threat After 3.8 Quake off Molokaʻi
June 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 3.8 earthquake reported at 4:42 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, off the north coast of Molokaʻi.

More than 1,000 marchers participated in the Anti-GMO event.  Pictured at center is Dustin Barca in the camouflage pants and bullhorn.  Photo by Rodney S. Yap.
Anti-GMO Group Gets Required Number of Signatures
June 6th, 2014 · 46 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

A petition calling for a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms in Maui County has received the required number of signatures to advance for potential placement on the upcoming election ballot, county officials announced today.

Cultural demonstration, photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.
Residents Featured in New Kīpahulu Cultural Demonstration Series
June 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Cultural practitioner Bolly Helekahi will be on hand to teach participants coconut leaf weaving, and fellow practitioner Patricia Gomez will teach participants the art of making a feather lei.

Maui Crime Log: Images by Wendy Osher/Maui Now.
Maui Crime Log: 21 Burglaries, 16 Vehicle Break-Ins
June 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Crime Statistics, Maui News

Maui police say they responded to 21 burglaries, 9 vehicle thefts, and 16 vehicle break-ins in Maui County over a seven day period, between May 25 and 31, 2014. The complete list of locations affected and times in which the incidents occurred are as follows:

File photo by Wendy Osher.
$87 Million Released for Public School Improvements
June 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The funding includes nearly $11 million to meet the needs of schools nearing enrollment capacity, including an allocation to fund a classroom building at Nāhiʻenaʻena Elementary School on Maui.

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