Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists on Wednesday downgraded the alert level for Kilauea volcano from warning to watch for the first time since warning levels were reached in September.
Twenty-two years after he beseeched the University of Hawaii athletic department for an opportunity to get his foot in the door, David A.K. Matlin was handed the keys to the place as its new director on Wednesday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday proposed to expand the focus of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to include all the marine species within its boundaries.
An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday, charging a 25-year-old woman with causing the death of a pedestrian in 2013. The indictment charged Stacey Selzer with negligent homicide in last year's death of 90-year-old Takashi Kunihiro. Selzer's bail is $11,000.
It looks like 2015 tourism is off to a slow start, with arrivals and spending below targets. Although visitor arrivals came back in February, the Hawaii Tourism Authority reported Wednesday that total visitor spending continued trending down, dropping by 4.3 percent from a year ago to $1.2 billion. Average daily spending also dropped by 6.4 percent to $194 per person.
You might or might not see Maria Glanz au naturel during her one-woman show, "See Me Naked." As writer, director and star of the production, it's her prerogative to keep her clothes on if she wants, and if she feels the audience can't handle nudity, she'll skip it.
Heather Morales' initial exposure to Hawaii softball came about by introducing the Rainbow Wahine. A middle schooler in Indio, Calif., Morales frequented the nearby Cathedral City Classic — an annual early season college softball showcase — and took a turn behind the mic as the public address announcer for a matchup between Hawaii and UCLA in 2008.