With the return of the wintering whales to Maui, officials from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary are reminding the public to keep a safe distance from the protected and endangered animals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.