Gov. Ige News Release
Gov. David Ige has appointed Linda Ann Ha‘i Clark to fill the state House District 13 seat, which includes Maui (Haiku, Hana, Kaupo, Kipahulu, Nahiku, Paia), Kaho‘olawe, Lanai, Molokai and Molokini.
Clark replaces Sen. Lynn DeCoite, who was appointed last month to the state Senate (District 7) seat formerly held by Kalani English.
Clark currently serves as an independent process server for the Child Support Enforcement Agency, State of Hawaii. She has previously worked as an administrator, office manager and clerical worker for Alternatives to Violence, First Hawaiian Bank, and Maui Windows and Doors. She was also the owner/operator of Kupono and Friends Day Care Center from 1996-2003.…
Poacher Strike Force News Release
A $10,000 reward is offered in exchange for information on the person or persons responsible for the deaths of endangered Hawaiian monk seals on the island of Molokai.
Anyone who has information is urged to call the Poacher Strike Force tip line at 877-773-8477.
Most recently, two monk seals were found dead on the west end of Molokai on April 27, and post-mortem exam results indicated that both seals died as a result of human-inflicted trauma. There have been at least seven suspicious monk seal deaths on Molokai since 2009.
Hawaii’s native seals, numbering around 1,400 left in the wild, are protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act, as well as under state law.…
MAC News Release
The 10th annual Molokai Arts Center (MAC) Member Show will be virtual again this year! It’s time to put the final touches on artwork created within the last three years (2019, 2020, 2021) for submission.
Artwork must be dropped off with an Entry Form at the MAC studio between Aug. 8-15. The Entry Form with drop-off instructions will be available on the website (or email email@example.com) beginning Aug. 1. A maximum of three works may be submitted by current MAC members. Keiki Affiliates and MAC program school-age participants may also submit work for prizes.
Deadline for submission is Sunday, Aug.…
William (Bill) Scotland Harris passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, June 28, 2021. Bill was born Aug. 1, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland where he grew up with his sister, the late Gloria D. (Harris) Moore and brother, the late Clarence J. (Sonny) Harris.
After graduating from high school, Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1952. Bill later made California his home where he moved through the management ranks at the Department of Corrections, Kaiser Steel and California Steel.
In 1967, the late Irene Harris and Bill welcomed their son Scott Landon Harris. In 1976 Bill and the late Dorothy (Dottie) Harris and Chris Harris became a family.…
Nene O Molokai News Release
The kolea, Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva), is revered in Hawaiian mythology as Koleamoku, a messenger of high chiefs, and was considered to be the embodiment of the god of healing. On their northern migration kolea may have aided ancient navigators with the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. Within a few weeks the kolea will make a southbound transoceanic migration between breeding grounds in Alaska to wintering locales as far away as
Madagascar. Research using light level dataloggers have tracked kolea at speeds from 36 to118 miles per hour, and with an average flight between Hawaii and Alaska taking 40 hours.…