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Part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park now open 5 days a week


Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 4:01 pm
The National Park Service said that its Kahuku Unit, about an hour’s drive south of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s main entrance, will now remain open five days a week, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Read More

5 House candidates share their views in forum


Updated on  May 23, 2018 at 10:25 pm
While they may have different points of view, the five candidates vying for the U.S. House seat in Congress agreed on most issues during a candidate forum luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii in downtown Honolulu Wednesday. Read More

Kmart holding liquidation for closing Kona store

The Kmart store in Kailua-Kona will close in early August, according to its parent company, Sears Holdings Corp., and began liquidation sales last week. Read More

Memorial Day ceremony at Punchbowl set; public is welcome to sew and donate lei


Updated on  May 23, 2018 at 2:57 pm
The city presents the 69th Annual Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Monday in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Read More

Kmart closing Big Isle store


Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 11:52 am
The Kmart store in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii island is closing in early August, according to its parent company, Sears Holdings Corp., and began liquidation sales five days ago. Read More

Lab results could determine cause of death for 3 seals


Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm
Scientists are waiting for lab results to help determine what caused the recent death of three Hawaiian monk seals on Oahu. Read More

Hawaii has shortfall of 30,000 licensed child care slots, study finds


Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 9:14 pm
Nearly half of Hawaii’s children under the age of six lack access to quality, affordable child care, according to a detailed story map released today by Child Care Aware of America of Arlington, Va. Read More

Japan’s Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko to visit Oahu


Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 11:01 pm
The Japanese government has announced that Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko will visit Hawaii for the first time next month. Read More

Dwayne Johnson posts fundraiser pitch for Malama Kauai


Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 10:32 am
Actor Dwayne Johnson has posted a pitch for victims of recent Kauai flooding while on the island filming his upcoming Disney film, “Jungle Cruise.” Read More

Aiea’s Hale Motuapuaka crowned 2018 World Fireknife Champion


Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 12:46 am
Hale Motuapuaka of Aiea was crowned the 2018 World Fireknife Champion this past weekend, edging out competitors Matsushima Yuya of Japan, who placed second, and former champion Joseph Cadousteau of Papeete, Tahiti, who came in third. Read More

Many accept their fate at the hands of Pele


Updated on  May 13, 2018 at 10:32 am
As threats from the latest Kilauea eruptions continue in Puna, many speak of the dramatic lava flows as the work of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Read More

Safeway Kapahulu fire was intentionally set


Updated on  May 11, 2018 at 3:44 pm
Honolulu Fire Department investigators determined that the fire at Kapahulu Safeway in April was intentionally set, and have handed it over to police for further investigation. Read More

University of Hawaii gets $6 million in funding


Updated on  May 11, 2018 at 2:51 pm
The Department of Health and Human Services will award nearly $6 million to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, including $1.8 million for the Hawaii Tumor Registry, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced today. Read More