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)

—Chad Blair

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