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From Maui Now:
“Big Beach” at Mākena State Park was closed for about two hours on Sunday, Aug. 25, due to a shark sighting.
Officials with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources say the closure began at 2:10 p.m., when lifeguards spotted a 12-15 foot shark in the area.
The area was reopened about two hours later. Read more.
And here’s the latest in other neighbor isle gov’t and politics:
Helping Angels: Nonprofit aims to service residents with disabilities
Kauai YMCA needs to raise $100K by year’s end to keep pool open
Residences may double near Kahaluu
Schatz talks climate change at Maui refuge
Desalination project could be ready in 2 years
Mosaic depicts importance of Nawiliwili
Maui Ocean Center to release six green sea turtles in Kaanapali
Wailua dog park to break ground
Doctor training program prepares for its first class
AARP: Almost 20 percent of Hawaii seniors live in poverty
Thirty years for Kihei Youth Center
Safeguarding Kalaupapa’s past
Photo: Makena. (bradmcs)
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A Pearl Harbor casualty from the USS Oklahoma identified through his DNA is finally returned home to Kansas.
Hawaiian Airlines pilots plan to picket again at Honolulu International Airport on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to protest the pace of contract talks with the airline.
Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere in the country.
Many of the costs the state pays aren’t detailed in budget documents. And the expense is not the only issue.