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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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Former Uber driver Luke Wadahara, 24, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of sexual assaulting a passenger, 16.
A 19-year-old Kauai man has been arrested in connection with the recent beating of a 17-year old pregnant monk seal.
The murder charges are in connection with the disappearance of their son, Peter Kema Jr., 19 years ago on the Big Island.
State officials reluctantly reveal the bid for a three-year contract to house up to 1,800 Hawaii prisoners on the mainland.