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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Honolulu may evacuate 10,000 as water levels rise in dam

Honolulu officials said a dam holding 21 million gallons of water was not in danger of collapsing Thursday, but still warned nearly 10,000 residents downstream that they might need to …


Beautiful Maui deserves an active outdoor adventure

For me, relaxing on the beach in Hawaii is fun … for about 20 minutes. Then I start to feel antsy. I see Maui’s soaring mountains and I want to …


Pepper spray discharges during flight to Hawaii, 15 treated

A can of pepper spray went off inside a plane headed from Oakland, California, to Maui on Friday, requiring emergency help for several people aboard, Hawaiian Airlines said.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Lane brought record rain to Hawaii, but lost its wallop

Hurricane Lane secured its place in the history books before it quickly dissipated into a tropical storm and moved off from Hawaii. The storm caused damage, mostly on the Big …


Wind-whipped wildfire burns in Maui ahead of hurricane

A wildfire on Maui has likely incinerated homes near the tourist town of Lahaina while forcing people from an evacuation center opened as Hurricane Lane nears the island, officials said …


Hurricane Lane lumbers toward Hawaii with 120 mph winds

Hurricane Lane spun in a dangerously unpredictable path Friday as it lumbered toward Hawaii, dumping rain on the mostly rural Big Island and forcing more than 1,000 people to flee …


Science Says: Hawaii hurricanes rare, but getting less so

Hurricanes seldom get close to Hawaii and it’s even rarer for one of the islands to take a direct hit.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

5 rescued from flooding as hurricane pelts Hawaii with rain

Hurricane Lane unleashed torrents of rain and landslides that blocked roads on Hawaii’s mostly rural Big Island on Thursday as residents and tourists in the state’s biggest city braced for …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Hurricane Lane weakens but still packing wallop

Hurricane Lane has weakened as it approaches Hawaii but was still expected to pack a wallop, forecasters said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Hurricane Lane, packing 150 mph winds, presents rare direct threat to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm, is expected to make a dangerously close encounter with the Hawaiian Islands over the next several days.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

Despite a challenging first term marked by both natural and man-made disasters, Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, …


Winners of Hawaii’s Democratic primaries favored in November

The winners of most of the Democratic Party’s primary races in Hawaii this weekend will be the favorites to win the general election in November. The most hotly contested matches …


Man suspected of shooting Hawaii officer found, killed by police

A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said.


Hawaii businesses seek lava viewing site to reignite tourism

Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava – …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Police return from days off, vacation to hunt for cop killer

Hawaii’s entire Big Island police force was on alert Wednesday for a suspect wanted in the killing of an officer during a traffic stop, including off-duty officers and some who …


Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries

Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard’s revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock …


Hawaii bans sale of sunscreens with coral-harming chemicals

Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed legislation that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Hawaii emergency agency staff seen watching movies, asleep

An employee of the Hawaii agency that mistakenly sent cellphone and broadcast alerts warning of a missile attack in January says he saw staff members watching movies or TV on …


Hawaii volcano unleashes more small blasts, snaking lava

Small explosions at the summit of an erupting Hawaii volcano could send ash into communities.


Scientists: No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end

Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is …


Entire Hawaii neighborhood vanishes as lava gushes in

A neighborhood called Vacationland on Hawaii’s Big Island had disappeared by Wednesday as lava poured into two oceanfront subdivisions, smothering hundreds of homes and filling an ocean bay, turning it …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities that were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Residents riding out Hawaii lava told to escape torrents

Rivers of lava flowed toward the ocean on Hawaii’s Big Island over the weekend, forcing officials to knock on doors and urge residents holding out in two evacuated neighborhoods to …


Shortage of key Hawaii crop expected after rains swamp farms

Farmers on the Hawaiian island of Kauai say their state should brace for a shortage of its taro crop, a staple of the traditional Hawaiian diet, after record-breaking rains flooded …


Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray

Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii’s Big …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 6:12 p.m.

Hawaiian workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th …


Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard …


Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous, sending rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and launching lava skyward …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Latest Kilauea lava flow destroys 4 homes, sparks evacuation prep

Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as fresher magma mixed with decades-old magma, sending a flow toward the ocean Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

A volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky that …