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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Sailor who killed 2 and himself at Pearl Harbor identified

A Navy sailor shot three civilians, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor just days before thousands were scheduled to gather at the storied military …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Sailor kills 2, himself in attack at Pearl Harbor shipyard

A shooting at a Pearl Harbor naval shipyard in Hawaii kills two civilians before the gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot wound


Supreme Court leans toward expanding Clean Water Act to protect oceans from wastewater

Supreme Court justices, both conservative and liberal, appeared skeptical Wednesday of a Trump administration argument that the federal Clean Water Act should not apply to sewage plant wastewater that flows …


Much more than tropical paradise: New travel guide will ‘decolonize’ the way you look at Hawaii

Few tourists are aware of the history and cultural turmoil Hawaii has undergone over the centuries to become what it is today – a rich and complicated multicultural society contending …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Whitworth’s Hawaiian pipeline continues to pay off for Pirates, players

Jaylen Gonzales was sure he wanted to play football at Whitworth, but he wasn’t sure how he would pay for it.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

‘I think he’s the guy that can (throw) 10 touchdowns.’ Why Hawaii’s renowned QB guru is bullish on Washington State commit Jayden de Laura

Vinny Passas will never resort to posting “Help Wanted” fliers on the bulletin boards at Saint Louis School in order to find his next varsity quarterback. Generating interest for one …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Better Business Bureau shutters Spokane office, lays off sales staff

The Better Business Bureau of Spokane closed its doors Monday and laid off most of its sales staff, a company spokesman said.


Lingering Pacific heat wave threatens Hawaii coral

Just four years after a major marine heat wave killed huge swaths of Hawaii’s fragile reefs, scientists are warning that a return of record-setting hot water in the Pacific will …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Spanish man paddles his way from California to Hawaii

Antonio de la Rosa doesn’t take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.


Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said.


Hawaii telescope backers seek permit for alternative site

The director of a Spanish research center said Monday that the international consortium that wants to build a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest peak despite protests from Native Hawaiians has …


Hawaii activists protesting over start of work on telescope

Hundreds of demonstrators are gathered at the base of Hawaii’s tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Alert level increased at world’s largest volcano in Hawaii

Federal officials raised the alert level Tuesday for the world’s largest active volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984.


California man returns Hawaii library book after 47 years

A California man who borrowed a cookbook from a Honolulu library has returned it after nearly five decades.


Postal service returning decade-old stolen Hawaii mail

The U.S. Postal Service says it has found mail stolen in Hawaii more than a decade ago.


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Snake stows away in bag for trip to Hawaii from Florida

Snake stows away in man’s backpack in Florida and remains undetected until trip ends in Hawaii


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019

Rescuers describe relief at spotting missing Hawaii hiker

Three volunteer rescuers who found a hiker more than two weeks after she disappeared in a Hawaii forest described their elation and relief after spotting her near a waterfall in …


Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago.


The white sands of Oahu’s Kailua beach named best in America

In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Hardships from Hawaii volcano stretch on 1 year later

A year after a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island rained lava and gases in one of its largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Spokane doctor dies in Hawaii

A Spokane doctor who was vacationing in Hawaii was reported to have died on Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.


Hawaii bills would make it 1st state to ban plastics in restaurants

Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 …