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Cause of Marco Polo fire eludes investigators


Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm
One week after the deadly Marco Polo fire, investigators still have not determined a cause and have no timeline for when they might figure it out even though they’ve already pinpointed the apartment where the blaze started. Read More

Advocate for homeless was ‘woman in search of justice’


Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm
There was a time when Alice Greenwood looked down and scoffed at the homeless. Then she became homeless herself. Read More

Supreme Court allows more exemptions to ban

Hawaii scored another travel ban victory Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court indicated that grandparents, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins are close family. Read More
Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm

King tide rolling in this weekend with east swell


Updated on  July 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm
The last of the super-sized king tides of the summer will hit Hawaii’s shores starting Friday — and they come as an east swell is building from distant Hurricane Fernanda. Read More

New care home law is called ‘a facade’


Updated on  July 17, 2017 at 12:35 am
When Gov. David Ige held a bill-signing ceremony last week for a new law that aims to cut through the red tape that blocked certain elderly couples from living together in the same licensed care home, the one couple it was specifically designed to help was conspicuously absent. Read More

Judge’s travel ban ruling is appealed to high court


Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 10:36 pm
Following the latest victory in its court battle over immigration, Hawaii is now preparing to lock horns again with the Trump administration over its partial travel ban. Read More

Scientist led the fight against invasive species in Hawaii

Lloyd Loope, who became Haleakala National Park’s first research scientist in 1980 and went on to become one of the state’s leading advisers in the war against invasive species, has died at the age of 74. Read More

Volunteers return sparkle to Kanewai Spring

Seven years ago one of Honolulu’s last freshwater springs was in dire straits, an ancient natural gem buried and deteriorating under two stories of thick jungle behind a dilapidated house on coastal property in Kuliouou. Read More
Updated on  July 12, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Application of travel ban too narrow, state argues

Saying the intervention by the U.S. District Court is urgently needed, the state of Hawaii on Wednesday filed its reply in response to the Trump administration’s arguments regarding the scope of its partial travel and refugee bans allowed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More
Updated on  July 12, 2017 at 11:05 pm

Hawaii responds to Trump administration in travel ban case


Updated on  July 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm
Hawaii’s reply argues that the government is too narrowly interpreting the high court’s directive that any alien with a “bona fide relationship” should be allowed into the country. Read More

Ige joins 5,000 to support national marine monument


Updated on  July 10, 2017 at 11:07 pm
Gov. David Ige was one of more than 5,000 Hawaii residents who submitted letters and petitions in support of the Papahanau­mokuakea National Marine Monument during the 60-day comment period for the Trump administration’s review of 27 national monuments created by previous presidents. Read More

Honolulu’s predictable weather leads U.S.


Updated on  July 8, 2017 at 10:52 pm
With little variation in year-round daily temperature, Honolulu has been ranked No. 1 in the U.S. when it comes to the most predictable weather. Read More

Judge rebuffs state on travel ban

State Attorney General Doug Chin on Thursday vowed to appeal to a higher court after a federal judge in Honolulu denied the state’s emergency motion on President Donald Trump’s partial travel ban. Read More

Judge rejects Hawaii’s motion to clarify Trump’s travel ban rules


Updated on  July 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm
A federal judge in Honolulu today denied an emergency motion by the state of Hawaii to broaden the scope of President Trump’s partial travel ban. Read More

State girds for mosquito-borne outbreaks


Updated on  July 2, 2017 at 9:58 pm
With mosquito-­borne diseases such as dengue fever and Zika virus continuing to be a threat to Hawaii, the state is ramping up its vector control capacity in an effort to help prevent an outbreak — or at least meet one with greater force. Read More

OHA urges stop to Maui sand mining, citing bones


Updated on  July 1, 2017 at 10:52 pm
With news of possible further mining of the sand dunes of Central Maui, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees has formally called for a halt to the practice. Read More

Idea for Mauna Kea ‘peace park’ is slammed

Hawaii island Mayor Harry Kim and his idea of turning Mauna Kea into an international peace park were thrashed during nearly two hours of testimony Thursday before the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees. Read More
Updated on  June 29, 2017 at 10:35 pm

Developer was crucial in first Kohala resort

John Williams McGrath, a pioneer in resort development and golf course design who worked with Laurance Rockefeller to develop the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Kohala, died in Honolulu on Tuesday at the age of 87. Read More

State officials now recommend your disaster supply kit last for at least 14 days


Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 4:42 pm
With hurricane season underway, state emergency managers are urging residents to gather up 14 days’ worth of survival supplies rather than the previously recommended seven days. Read More

Tsunami’s effect on seabirds forecasts toll of sea level rise


Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 10:43 pm
The 2011 Japanese tsunami was a disaster not only for humans, but also for hundreds of thousands of seabirds that were swept from the low-lying islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Read More

Another round of king tides will hit Friday and Saturday


Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 5:17 am
Hawaii will experience another round of exceptional king tides Friday and Saturday as some of the highest tides of the year will again be enhanced by higher-­than-normal sea levels. Read More