Wednesday's high temperature a record
The high temperature at Kahului Airport on Wednesday was 89 degrees, a record for the day, according to the National Weather Service.
The old record of 88 degrees was set in 2011.
The highs for today are expected to be cooler than Wednesday, ranging from 82 to 87 degrees under partly cloudy and hazy skies with scattered showers.
Winds will be variable at 15 mph.
Permitted trolling schedule set for May
The Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission announced the trolling schedules for permitted vessels this month with the first trolling dates set for Saturday and Sunday.
The other dates for the month are May 18 and 19.
All vessels must be registered annually with the commission before entering the reserve. Any fish caught must be filed in a catch report.
The permitting fee is $25.
Reserve waters are defined as within two nautical miles of Kahoolawe and all other fishing - commercial or recreational - is prohibited.
Each month, the reserve allows two scheduled weekends of limited trolling by registered vessels in waters deeper than 30 fathoms.
Registration packets are available at kahoolawe.hawaii.gov and the state Division of Boating and Recreation at 101 Ma'alaea Boat Harbor Road in Wailuku.
For more information, call Dean Tokishi, ocean program manager, at 243-5889 or email email@example.com.
Visitor dead, found floating off Molokai
A 66-year-old Oregon man was pronounced dead after he was found floating in the ocean off Molokai on Wednesday morning, police said.
He was identified as Alan Evans of Lake Oswego.
Molokai police officers were dispatched at 8:54 a.m. after a caller reported that the man had been found floating facedown and was unresponsive, said Capt. John Jakubczak, commander of the Molokai Patrol District.
He said that the man had been on a tour boat outing. Tour boat personnel began efforts to revive the man while the boat headed back to Kaunakakai Harbor, where efforts to revive him continued, Jakubczak said.
The man was transported to Molokai General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m.
An autopsy is pending.
Governor, senators convention speakers
Gov. Neil Abercrombie, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and Maui state Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran will speak at the Democratic Party of Maui convention, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.
Early registration is $20 until 3 p.m. today, and $25 thereafter. Financial assistance is available for those traveling from Molokai and Lanai.
Maui state Sen. Rosalyn Baker will chair the event, which includes a continental breakfast.
Party membership cards are $10.
All members of the Democratic Party, and those interested in joining, are welcome to attend and will have an opportunity to meet Dante Carpenter, Hawaii Democratic Party chairman, among others.
To register and to find information on discussion topics, visit www.mauidemocrats.org.
For more information, call Stephanie Ohigashi or Troy Hashimoto at 359-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.