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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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...

"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Modeled after California's law, House Bill 2739, entitled 'Our Care, Our Choice' would institute a process where adult residents in Hawaii with a medically confirmed terminal illness, and less than six months to live, could request a prescription for medication that would end their life. A nearly identical 'death ...
The lei, which represents Hawaii standing strong with the Parkland community, was draped over a fence alongside other memorials for the victims. Some 26 schools and hundreds of volunteers from Hawaii contributed to the act of aloha by donating ti leaves and twisting them into lei. On Monday, the other ...
A major earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early this morning, however, no tsunami threat was issued for Hawaii. The magnitude 7.5 quake struck at about 6:44 a.m. Hawaii time about 96 miles east-northeast of Lake Murray at a depth of 21 miles, according to a preliminary report by the U.S. Geological ...
Of the $394,700 outstanding overpayment balance across state departments at the end of last year, more than $204,000 was from the Department of Education, followed by the Department of Health ($60,023); Department of Land and Natural Resources ($57,108); and the University of Hawaii ($28,195).
I have recently become an American citizen and now live in Hawaii. I want to get some seeds so I can grow peppers and avocados here. Can you recommend a source? Tropical Gardener Advice: So glad you are bringing some of your horticultural heritage to Hawaii. You may not find all the pepper ...
In order to provide Hawaiian schools with air conditioning, the Hawaiian State Department of Education has commissioned Tesla to help address the island's energy needs. Hawaii may be beautiful and rich in culture, but the island's isolation distance from the mainland means that it often has trouble ...
Hawaii County firefighters and other rescue personnel set up a temporary command post at Carvalho Park. Officials were still on scene as of 6 p.m. Saturday working to recover the body. Officials have yet to release an official statement on the incident. Late January, the river presumably took the life of Kelly ...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are working to reclaim balances on nearly $1.4 million in salary overpayments mistakenly made to public employees as far back as the 1990s. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the outstanding balance across state departments was about $394,700 as of Dec. 31 after ...
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) is steadily working through the regulatory process so that it can start flying to Hawaii near the end of 2018 or in early 2019. When its Hawaii service finally arrives, the biggest casualty probably won't be either of the current market leaders -- Hawaiian Holdings and United ...
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii tour helicopter was not properly maintained when it crashed into waters near Pearl Harbor two years ago, according to a federal report. The final report from the National Transportation Safety Board indicated that increased inspections by the Federal Aviation Administration ...
Modeled after California's law, House Bill 2739, entitled 'Our Care, Our Choice' would institute a process where adult residents in Hawaii with a medically confirmed terminal illness, and less than six months to live, could request a prescription for medication that would end their life. A nearly identical 'death ...
Hawaii Kids Can, a local non-profit, says Hawaii students should focus more on computer science courses in school to keep up with the changing economy. A recent McKinsey case study found that by 2030, a third of all jobs will be automated. 800 million current jobs could be threatened. A report by Hawaii ...
On Friday, Hawaii's Intermediate Court of Appeals upheld a previous ruling that found a Hawaii Kai bed and breakfast was discriminatory for refusing the lesbian couple a room because of their sexual orientation. The women were represented by Lambda Legal, a nonprofit LGBTQ rights organization.
MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The National Weather Service extended the warning until 3 a.m. Sunday. Areas included in the warning are, but not limited to, Ahuimanu, Hauula, Waimanalo, Kailua, Maunawili, Kaneohe, Waikane, Marine Corps Base Hawaii-Kaneohe, Laie, Waiahole, Kahaluu and Punaluu.


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