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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii

A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being …


Researchers come face-to-face with huge great white shark

Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Hawaii avocado industry expects growth as exports begin

Shipments of Sharwil avocados from Hawaii and their resulting profits could expand exponentially in coming years, industry officials said.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Pilot seriously injured after military jet crash off Hawaii

A Hawaii Air National Guard civilian contractor was in serious condition Wednesday after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu during a military exercise, authorities said.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Clues sought for decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings

Researchers are convening this week to compare clues about a significant decline in the number of sightings of North Pacific humpback whales in their traditional breeding grounds off Hawaii.


Burger joint closes after video appears to show rat being grilled

A Hawaii-based burger chain has closed a Honolulu restaurant for cleaning after a video posted to social media appeared to show a rat being cooked on the grill.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Hawaii Supreme Court upholds permit for giant telescope

After years of delay, including lengthy court battles and passionate protests from those willing to be arrested for blocking construction crews, builders of a giant telescope plan to move forward …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Super Typhoon Yutu crumbles homes, kills 1 in Northern Mariana Islands

The strongest storm to hit any part of the United States this year crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and killed at least one person in the Northern Mariana Islands, shocking …


Hawaii bonsai tree stolen after owner raised it for decades

Hawaii police are trying to find a rare bonsai tree that was stolen from a nursery owner who says he spent 56 years caring for it.


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 …