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KAILUA-KONA — More than $9 million in fruit and nut exports from Hawaii could be affected by tariffs announced by China earlier this month. The Chinese government in early April announced tariffs on a slate of products including pork, fruit, nuts and others, according to the Associated Press.
A recent report on the best states for business growth and equal pay ranked Hawaii among the best states for pay equity among women and men. ... On average 2,504 new businesses are created in Hawaii each year, around the same number as other small states like Delaware and West Virginia.

The TMT International Observatory (TIO) Board of Governors at its meeting this week deferred a decision on whether to continue towards building the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii, or to consider the alternative in the Canary Islands. A decision will be made on the planned location of the Thirty Meter ...
If you haven't taken advantage of the great Hawaiian airfare war yet, it's not too late. Just this week, Thrifty Traveler Premium spotted another round of steeply discounted flights to Hawaii, this time with ticket prices starting at $312 round-trip. The most inexpensive route is on flights from western Canada ...
Leeward Community College student Dez Munar, 20, jumped at the opportunity to become an intern at MA'O Organic Farm in Waianae county of Honolulu, Hawaii, after it offered to pay for his college tuition. MA'O, which stands for mala (garden) ʻai (food) ʻopio (youth), or youth food garden, was founded ...
The board of governors for the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory is still considering whether to allow construction to go forward on the targeted site, Mauna Kea, a mountain in Hawaii. An alternative location in Spain's Canary Islands remains under consideration, the board said in a statement ...

Aquarium fishers were barred from plying their trade in Hawaii waters Oct. 27 after the state Supreme Court sided with a coalition of environmental groups who said the impact of the aquarium trade has not been properly documented. At the time, there were 233 valid commercial aquarium permits. The draft ...
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, put it like this in describing the recent federal spending bill and what it means for Hawaii: “This is the best appropriations bill that we've seen for our state since I got here. This appropriations bill will give our state funding to create jobs, help our veterans, protect our ...
Gee was joined by another Hawaii student — Sean Callahan, a senior at Iolani School in Honolulu — during the program. And as she listened to the experiences of her peers, she said, it was also an opportunity for her to offer them insight into Hawaii's history and her experience in the state. “It was really ...
A new Wallethub study says Hawaii is the fourth worst state for doctors. The study looked at all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and analyzed several factors like doctors' wages and number of hospitals per capita. Hawaii scored last in the nation for average monthly starting salary and second to the last 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 ...
Sea level rise of 3 feet by mid-century and beyond, according to a comprehensive report the commission submitted to the state Legislature, will mean widespread destruction to Hawaii's critical infrastructure, with more than 6,500 structures near the shoreline being compromised or lost, 25,800 acres of land ...
An all woman-crew will be rowing from Hawaii to California this summer in the name of climate change. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Eliza Dawson, a recent graduate of the University of Washington, plans to embark on the 2,400 mile journey with three crew mates from the United Kingdom in June. To make the trip, the four ...
For the fourth year in a row, Joint Team Hawaii was named Culinary Team of the Year after taking top honors at the 43rd annual Joint Culinary Training Exercise. The local group competed against 17 other teams, composed of the military's best culinary professionals, in Fort Lee, Virginia. Joint Team Hawaii ...
HONOLULU (AP) — 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, ...
(HONOLULU) — A state Senate committee in Hawaii on Tuesday called for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts ...
Now, in a paper published today in Nature Communications, researchers from MIT, Imperial College, Rice University, and the Institute of Earth Sciences in France report direct evidence for lateral variations in mantle composition below Hawaii. The results provide scientists with important new insights into ...

$36.4 million to Native Hawaiian education — specifically for the “construction, renovation, and modernization of any elementary school, secondary school, or structure related to an elementary school or secondary school, run by the Department of Education of the State of Hawaii, that serves a ...
U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Hawaii show the Big Island reached a milestone with its population rising above 200,000 last year. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the Big Island's population has increase by an average of 1.1 percent since 2010, the highest annual growth for the state. While the Big ...
Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko will be visiting the Aloha State to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Hawaii. The couple is expected to be here for a week in June to celebrate. During the trip, the prince and princess will be speaking with Gov. David Ige and descendants of ...
A report by an advocacy group found that about 1 in 24 homes in Hawaii is a vacation rental, contributing to the state's shortage of affordable housing. ... Hawaii News Now reports the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice has found that the number of short-term vacation rental units has ...
The state had already been on edge on the day of confusion, having undergone various missile drills after learning North Korea possessed a long-range missile that could reach Hawaii. After the alert went out at 8:07 a.m. local time, police dispatchers -- who were not responsible for the mistake -- were just ...
30 and bring millions 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.
Global trends in travel have shown an increased emphasis on experiencing local culture, and when it comes to voyaging in particular, there have been two recent moments to push the topic to the forefront, according to Kainoa Daines, cultural advisor for the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau and director ...
A Hawaii state lawmaker is calling on the state's governor to release all recordings related to a false missile alert that was sent to thousands of residents in January. Hawaii News Now reports that state Rep. Gene Ward (R) is accusing Gov. David Ige's (D) administration of "stonewalling" an investigation into ...
Folks in New Zealand are a lot like us in Hawaii. High food costs are a headache these days no matter where you live. As a result, yards and lanais are prime opportunity to help cut food costs. You can do it by planting vegetables and flowers. If you're going to a have a topnotch garden, it's time to plan the ...
Hawaii News Now met the honorees in the days leading up to the event. Read their stories here: 2018 Red Cross Heroes. Recognition was earned by those who have given back in the time of need to others with courage, kindness and unselfish character. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, city leaders and ...
That limelight was bright and ultimately scorching during the nine years Rewald lived in Hawaii in the 1970s and 1980s, a time during which he hobnobbed with celebrities, collected fancy cars, hosted royalty at polo matches and ran a purportedly venerable investment firm called Bishop Baldwin Rewald ...
Ernest Lafaris Golden, a jazz and blues singer, portrait painter and entrepreneur who helped found the African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii, died Wednesday of a massive stroke at the age of 94. “Ernest was a living treasure,” said Golden's friend, Ed Young, who replaced him on the cultural ...
This year, 14 pedestrians have been killed on roadways in Hawaii. In all of 2017, 15 pedestrians died. Oahu accounts for nine of the pedestrian fatalities in 2018. And officials said most of the victims were killed in marked crosswalks. Meanwhile, as of March 15, there have been 20 automobile deaths in the ...
Travis has some personal experience with disasters in Hawaii: he spoke of living through Tropical Storm Iselle, which toppled trees and knocked out power in the Big Island's Puna district in 2014. Travis was living in Kapoho at the time. He shared memories of using a chain saw to cut trees and clear roads.
"We've found many nets at Waimanalo Beach, Kailua, Black Point, Diamond Head, and also in Ewa Beach and Waikiki," said Sarah-Jeanne Royer, a marine debris researcher with the International Pacific Research Center at the University of Hawaii. It's not just one net. It's a tangled mess, a sign that it's ...
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Doug Chin said he won't “quibble” about what's on a recording posted on YouTube last year, or its context, and has apologized. But he hasn't been able to put the issue entirely behind him. Chin, 51, the former state attorney general, won fans among Trump opponents in deeply Democratic ...
"Many in Hawaii, including myself, consider our island home to have the potential to be the 'Geneva of the Pacific,' a place where disputes can be settled. Please seriously consider coming to Hawaii to hold these historic talks," the letter continued. In August, Ward sent a similar letter to Trump encouraging ...
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii provided over 150 free cancer screenings Saturday at its annual Cancer screening and Prevention fair in Waipio. More than 300 people participated in the event held at Kaiser Permanente's Waipio Medical Office. According to the American Cancer Society, Hawaii is estimated to ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. >> A large Kansas City law firm is offering free legal help to a Kansas chemist facing deportation. The Polsinelli law firm said this week it will work with immigration lawyer Rekha Sharma-Crawford to secure the release of Syed Ahmed Jamal, who was arrested in January and nearly ...
HONOLULU (AP) — A woman who recruited international students for study programs in Hawaii has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Japanese exchange student, authorities said. An Oahu grand jury on Thursday indicted 36-year-old Rika Shimizu on five counts of second-degree ...
Walmart associates earn quarterly bonuses as an incentive plan. Hourly associates in Hawaii earned more than $480,000. The total amount of bonuses that Walmart employees received in the United States was $560 million. This is a day of celebrations for Walmart's associates receiving bonuses in Hawaii ...
Arigo is also the founder and the 2014-15 Chairperson of Women in Lodging & Tourism (WIL) – Hawaii Chapter and was the 2016-17 President of the Organization of Women Leaders (OWL). She currently still serves on the board for the two chapters along with the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, ...
Utica Police Chief Rodney Damron said his department learned during its investigation Glass was planning to move to Hawaii, and passed this information to the La Salle County State's Attorney's Office on Feb. 9. However, when it came time to charge Glass and Longest on Feb. 15, the arrest warrant the ...
Shimizu was arrested Tuesday at a small apartment complex near the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Authorities say she recruits international students for study abroad programs in Hawaii, and runs a boarding home where exchange students from Japan live. Micky Yamatani, one of the victim's attorneys, ...
"Through the course of the past 10 years, the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan was disregarded," the auditor's updated report said. "Hawaii continues to struggle with these same issues." The report also found that recommendations and next steps provided to help move Hawaii in the right direction "were ...
People in Hawaii sure like their booze. At least that's what a new report claims. According to the study by financial website 24/7 Wall St., Hawaii is the eighth drunkest state in the nation. Specifically, the Kahului, Wailuku and Lahaina areas of Maui seem to drink the most. The study finds that some 20.5 ...
Hawaii's public schools should be serving the best food out of anywhere in the country. We have the farms with the best soil, local farmers with the best knowledge of the land, and a community that understands the importance of supporting local workers. You hear about it every day on the TV commercials, ...
Hawaii has "significant wind resources" both onshore and offshore, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). "Because of the islands' small grids, some larger projects using variable wind and solar technologies are incorporating energy storage batteries and other new technologies to ...
It's too warm in Hawaii for cattle to wear clothes, apparently. Naked Cow Dairy's signage is limited, making it easy to miss, but it's a worthwhile stop. (Jackie Smith). We visited several recommended farmers markets that have sprouted up on the island but the Saturday morning Makeke Waianae, a farmers ...
Spiders have so repeatedly radiated on Hawaii that scientists often discover entirely new groups of species at once, allowing them to have some taxonomic fun. One genus was named Orsonwelles and each species is named after one of the director's films; another group is named after all the characters ...
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Members of the FDNY gathered Saturday to remember a little boy from Hawaii who died after a brave battle with cancer. It was a final radio call for honorary firefighter Trucker Dukes. The 3-year-old died one year ago at his home, but he left a lasting impression in New York ...
It's the American Dream, thousands try to achieve the opportunity to become an American citizen. Some Hawaii residents extended their aloha to those in the “Pursuit of Happiness”. The sound of loud cheers poured through Blaisdell Center for each person who finished their application. A process that took ...
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.


 

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