Wendy Osher, Maui Now

Wendy Osher, Maui Now

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Wendy Osher

Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and holds a BA in Print Journalism. As a multi-media contributor, her writing and photographs have been published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and her video work has appeared on various network television stations. In her free time, Wendy loves hula, art and culture.


Articles by Wendy Osher

August 01, 2020

No Tsunami Expected After 4.0 Hawai‘i Earthquake in SW Rift Zone of Kīlauea

There is no tsunami expected following a 4.2 (preliminary magnitude 4.0) earthquake reported in the SW rift zone of the Kīlauea Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island.
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July 31, 2020

UPDATE: Hāli‘imaile Fire 50% Contained, 20 Acres Burned

Maui fire crews are battling a brush fire in gulch below Hāliʻimaile Road on Maui.   At around 5 p.m. precautionary evacuations were being conducted for homes along Aoiki Street and the makai side of Leie Street.  
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July 31, 2020

BREAKING: Federal Agent Dies at Kīhei Police Station on Maui, Incident Ruled Accidental Line of Duty Death

Officials have ruled the death of a federal law enforcement agent on Maui as an accidental line of duty death.  Special Agent John Bost III died July 28 at the Kīhei Police station, where he was employed with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
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July 30, 2020

Hawaiʻi School Board Votes to Approve Delayed Start of School by Two Weeks

The Hawaiʻi Board of Education today voted to postpone the start of school year by two weeks to Aug. 17, 2020.  
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July 30, 2020

BREAKING: Another Triple-Digit Record for Hawai‘i: 124 New COVID-19 Cases

Hawaiʻi recorded another triple-digit record breaking day for new COVID-19 infections with a total of 124 new cases in the state on Thursday.  Today's cases include: 121 new cases on Oʻahu and four new cases in Maui County. This marks the second consecutive day that new cases have risen into the triple-digits.  It's also the state's highest case count for a single-day since the pandemic began.
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July 29, 2020

Maui Mayor Recommending Reduction in Gatherings and No Tents or Umbrellas at Beaches

Mayor Victorino said structures like tents and umbrellas lead to congregating and gathering. More than 200 COVID-19 tests were administered today during a drive-through event at Keōpūolani Park in Central Maui.  Mayor Victorino said, "Many of them, according to the staff that was there, many of them were the same faces they saw on Facebook at that drum ring celebration."  
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July 29, 2020

Hawai‘i’s Triple Digit Case Count Has Officials Considering Reinstatement of Measures

Governor David Ige this afternoon discussed the state's triple-digit case count today, calling for limits on social gatherings, a look at the potential closure of bars (which has already been requested by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell), and considering limitations on gatherings at beaches and parks. 
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July 28, 2020

47 New COVID-19 Cases in Hawai‘i: 46 on O‘ahu, 1 on Maui

There are currently 526 active cases in the state, including 23 on Maui. This comes after record high daily totals reported on Thursday (55), Friday (60) and Saturday (73). There were also 64 cases reported on Sunday and 28 cases on Monday.
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July 28, 2020

Hawai‘i Board of Education Meets Thursday to Consider Proposal to Delay Students’ Return to Aug. 17

The Hawaiʻi Board of Education will review a proposal on Thursday afternoon that seeks to move the start date for students from the previously announced Aug. 4 date to Aug. 17 instead.
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July 27, 2020

No Tsunami After 4.7 Hawai‘i Island Earthquake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 4.7 (revised by scientists from 4.4; preliminary magnitude was 4.8) earthquake reported at 6:06 a.m. on Hawaiʻi Island, about 75 miles SW of Hilo, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
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