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The future of the Na Hoa Holomoku of Hawaii Yacht Club might be scuttled after the county Department of Parks and Recreation ordered the club to move its boats off of Hilo Bayfront shores. Approximately 35 vessels of the sailing club will have to move from their resting places on the Bayfront beach near ...
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it intends to offer flights to four Hawaii airports. West Hawaii Today reports the Dallas-based carrier announced this week that it plans to offer service to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport on the Big Island, Lihue Airport on Kauai, Kahului Airport ...

Hawaii health officials warn that if beaches and other areas on Kauai smell like sewage, the locations might be contaminated. ... The Hawaii Department of Health hasn't received any indications of disease outbreaks following the recent flooding, but people have reported rashes and irritated skin after ...
"Par Hawaii has been proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of Hot Pursuit since its inception back in 2010," said Lance Tanaka, Par Hawaii's director of government and public affairs. "Year after year, we enjoy bringing the community together as we join in on a friendly competition, all while supporting ...
Neuman said the memorial had been transferred to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where it will remain under the safekeeping of the Naval Support ... Navy Region Hawaii never consulted the community on the memorial's planned removal, Bond said, adding that the Navy said it didn't have to do any ...
Just how it does that, while preventing overloads and brownouts, is being closely watched by other states. Hawaii provides a “preview” of what states might do as the United States moves faster toward renewable energy than many experts anticipated, according to a study released this week by the National ...

I won't belabor the high cost of living in Hawaii but I spend $35/month on gas (premium), large eggs are 99 cents a dozen on sale ($1.99 regular), Trader Joe's is less than 20 minutes from where we live, and you can get great wines. Desire “local” food? There's a Hawaiian restaurant five minutes away and ...
We will elect a governor this year, and chances are heavily in favor of the winner being a Democrat — likely either the incumbent, or a member of the U.S. Congress. The Democratic Party of Hawaii has a virtual monopoly in our state government, but that is not at all apparent when taking a look at our ...
Related Article: Surfing legend Laird Hamilton has been rescuing people from floods in Hawaii. "It was raining the entire hike and a majority of the trail was basically mud and waterfalls," she said. The toughest spot came when they had to cross a river. Normally the group could hop across the rocks, but the ...
Hawaii has set the most aggressive environmental target of any state in the nation, 100% renewable energy by 2045. The goal is that much more ambitious because, as an island state, Hawaii does not have the luxury of relying on its neighbors for power supplies. The PUC's performance-based rate ...
A parole board has set the minimum sentence to 18 years for the father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy who disappeared more than two decades ago. ... The Hawaii Paroling Authority announced the decision Thursday for Peter Kema Sr. who was sentenced last year to 20 years in prison for manslaughter.
Certain sunscreens may soon be banned in Hawaii because of the harmful effects they have on the islands' reefs. ... Lisa Bishop, president of Friends of Hanauma Bay, told KHON2 that stopping the sale of sunscreens with the harmful ingredients will help restore Hawaii's beautiful reefs. "If we can stop ...
Hamilton said it's the Hawaiian residents' resilience and unity that helps them persevere in difficult times. "In Hawaii we have a word called 'ohana.' It means family," Hamilton said. "Family and friends banding together. It's a pretty wonderful thing. This would have been much worse had we not all banded ...
Sen. Mike Gabbard, equipped with a guitar and harmonica, was on hand to sing a brief song about banning oxybenzone. Gabbard introduced SB 2571. Despite pushback from the cosmetic industry and dermatologists, Sen. Will Espero said Hawaii is poised to make history as the first state to ban sunscreen ...
Southwest has been eyeing flights into Hawaii long before it officially announced in October 2017 that it intended begin servicing American's 50th state. ... can fly to Hawaii, which I doubt we'll be able to keep a secret," said Gary Kelly, chief executive officer of the Dallas-based airline, nearly four years ago.
HONOLULU — Hawaii hoteliers experienced growth across all key property performance measures in February, according to a report. The Hawaii Tourism Authority released its Hawaii Hotel Performance Report on Wednesday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported . The report utilized data from STR, ...
The Hawaii State Senate confirmed Russell Suzuki as Hawaii attorney general on Thursday via unanimous vote. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Suzuki was acting attorney general since former AG Doug Chin resigned on Feb. 2 to become lieutenant governor. Prior to his current post, Suzuki worked at the Department of the ...

Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie has sold his Honolulu, Hawaii, home for $5.4 million, according to listing records and a representative for the brokerage. Mr. McVie, 72, bought the home under a limited liability company in 2006 for $5 million, property records show. He decided to sell so he could spend ...
Visitors to Hawaii spent a total of $1.52 billion in February 2018, a gain of 12.7% compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Total arrivals to Hawaii increased 10.3% to 778,571 visitors in February. "February was an outstanding month for Hawaii's ...
“February was an outstanding month for Hawaii's tourism industry that reflected the combined impact of strong travel demand and increased air access from our primary and secondary markets,” George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), said in a statement. “The $1.52 ...
"If you're poor or live in rural areas you're not going to be able to see a provider as quickly," said the executive director of Mental Health America of Hawaii, Trisha Kajimura. "That's the situation we are in with a lot of mentally ill people who are homeless. They are really past the point of a quick intervention.".
Dozens of students at a number of high schools across Hawaii walked out of class in a show of protest against their school flying the state flag ... Students walked out Thursday morning, advocating that campuses be equipped with two poles so the American flag flies side by side with the Hawaii flag, ...
Hawaii lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that would make it the latest liberal-leaning state to legalize medically assisted suicide. The all-Democratic state Senate voted 23-2 to pass the measure that has already cleared the House. It allows doctors to fulfill requests from terminally ill patients for ...
As airlines continue to compete over routes to Hawaii, travelers can take advantage of the latest airfare sale — flights to a number of islands for $356 round-trip. A number of major airlines are engaged in the massive airfare war, including Hawaiian Airlines, United, American, and Alaska — all of which are ...
Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz called it "the best appropriations bill that we've seen for Hawaii since I got here." The bill got some pushback from conservative Republicans in the Senate, who didn't like big money outlays from Democratic lawmakers. President Trump's budget plan would have zeroed out funding ...
Hawaii's state Capitol, Honolulu, affectionately referred to as “town” by locals, draws in visitors and residents with its city-vibe, culturally diverse culinary scene and endless nightlife opportunities. Of course, with beaches such as Ala Moana Beach Park and Cromwell's, you can still expect to get your fair ...
Victor Geminiani, the center's co-executive director, said that means 1 in 24 homes in Hawaii is a vacation rental. "That rate of expansion of vacation rentals, taking that critical affordable housing away from our residents, really shocked me, to be frank," said Geminiani. Geminiani added that the proliferation ...
Meanwhile, more businesses are moving to accept virtual currencies as payment for goods and services. The Kauai Shores Hotel announced last month that it would take Bitcoin for online room bookings. Currently, companies that broker purchases or sales of virtual currencies for Hawaii consumers must ...
HONOLULU (KHON2) - Hawaii is home to more than 154,000 family caregivers and that number will rise in the next decade. Are you prepared for retirement or long-term care? It's a topic that's the focus of a proposed bill that has many talking this legislative session and one of those interested in the bill has ...
1, 2017 file photo, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency officials work at the department's command center in Honolulu. The Honolulu Police Department is releasing a sampling of 911 calls made after a cellphone and broadcast alert mistakenly warned of a ballistic missile headed to Hawaii.
Since last June, we've been closely following an airfare war that's entangled almost every major domestic carrier, including United, Hawaiian, and Alaska Airlines. Related: Those Cheap Flights to Hawaii Are Finally Here. And last week, Southwest took the next step toward realizing its Hawaiian ambitions ...
30 and bring millions of more dollars to Hawaii, despite earlier threats of budget cuts from the Trump administration. On Thursday, the House passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that received significant bipartisan support, including from Hawaii's two representatives, Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A bill that would have provided a buffer zone between rooster farms and their neighbors failed to pass through the Hawaii County Council committee. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that Puna Councilwoman Eileen O'Hara's motion failed to get a second from another council member ...
The Cowgirls finished in second place at the Donnis Thompson Invitational in Hawaii, good for their best finish on the season. Chih-Min Chen had her best finish as a cowgirl at 7-over par. Texas distanced themselves from the pack, winning by a full 24 strokes. Next, the Cowgirls head to Tempe for the ...
A bill that would have provided a buffer zone between rooster farms and their neighbors failed to pass through the Hawaii County Council committee. March 15 ... Puna Councilwoman Eileen O'Hara's motion failed to get a second from another council member, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported . The bill ...
In this March 1, 2018 file photo, Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin poses for a photo in Honolulu. Chin, a well-known Democratic candidate for Congress who gained notoriety opposing President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting mostly-Muslim countries is being forced to explain a decades-old rant perceived ...
It's a decision that could determine whether or not the telescope will be built in Hawaii. In 2014, the state Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the University of Hawaii's sublease of six acres atop Mauna Kea for TMT. Big Island resident and Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner E. Kalani Flores ...
1, 2017 file photo, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency officials work at the department's command center in Honolulu. The state of Hawaii is releasing an audio recording of the drill it was running in Jan. 2018 when an employee mistakenly sent cellphone and broadcast alerts warning of a ballistic ...
HONOLULU (KHON2) - Japanese-based clothing store UNIQLO will be opening its first store in Hawaii this fall. It will be located at Ala Moana Center and offer clothing for men, women and children. A pop-up version of the store will open in June. An official store will open in the fall and will cover two floors ...
We've been watching fares to the Aloha State drop nationwide since last week — and there may be no better time to book your summer vacation to Hawaii than right now. Flights from Denver are at a record low, according to Thrifty Traveler, who announced $273 round-trip fares between April and May.
Iolani School senior Davey Huang is a strong contender for a national science and math prize that could garner him bragging rights and a fair chunk of change. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Huang is one of 40 national finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious competition that dates ...
Fresh off a Golden Globe win for her stunning rendition of "This is Me," Hawaii's own Keala Settle will perform at the Oscars on Sunday. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The "Greatest Showman" song, written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, earned an Academy Award nomination for best Original Song.
Hawaii Island police have confirmed the identity of a man, whose body was found in the Wailuku River on Sunday. According to the Hawaii Police Department, 28-year-old Kelly Mrowinski of Chicago, drowned after he and a male co-worker were swept into the Wailuku River by an apparent flash flood on ...
Hawaii is drought free according to the National Weather Service, and it's thanks to all the rain we've been seeing. But is all the wet weather a good or bad thing for the islands? “Overall its a good thing,” National Weather Service lead forecaster Derek Wroe said. “We like to see rainfall. There's time when ...
The coral reef is shown in Kaneohe Bay in Aug. 2015. Abnormally warm water caused by a powerful El Nino pattern is heating up the Pacific Ocean to the point that coral reefs in the waters off Hawaii have already begun to show signs of coral bleaching. The University of Hawaii at Manoa announced today ...
Ranchers are constantly managing that forage availability for their animals," said Dale Sandlin of the Hawaii Cattlemen's Council. "Since we've had wet conditions for the ag sector, they're heading into the dry season in good shape," Kodama said. A weak La Nina weather pattern led to the wetter wet ...
“All 12 jurors just said, 'This is not Hawaii,'” said Carl Varady, Harris' attorney. “'We're the Aloha State. We're not going down the pathway of hate.'” Jurors were told that Harris, the only black nurse at the time in the medical intensive care unit, reported concerns to management that a co-worker was stealing ...
Gordon Takaki, president-elect of the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, said the bill would allow for much greater efficiency in how airports change. “Right now, making any improvement to an airport takes a lot of time,” Takaki said. Inouye agreed, saying nearly any airport-related decision must go ...
Sunday afternoon brought an increase in showers to parts of Oahu, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for the entire island. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Oahu's flash flood warning has been extended until 12:15 a.m. Monday morning. It may be extended again if rainy ...
The newly formed Hawaii Helicopter Association (HHA) will make its debut at this year's Heli-Expo. Officially formed in June 2017, HHA is an offshoot of an operators' group working to update the Hawaii air tour common procedures manual, according to Nicole Vandelaar-Battjes, HHA chairman and ...


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