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COURTESY OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                                State Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officers question Kalalau campers in Napali Coast Wilderness State Park during an August 2016 sweep.

Napali Coast park needs better oversight, state officials say

COURTESY OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                                State Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officers question Kalalau campers in Napali Coast Wilderness State Park during an August 2016 sweep.
Eleven people were arrested in Napali Coast State Wilderness Park this week, bringing the number of people busted on the Kalalau Trail for illegally entering the park to 28 this month and more than 200 over the past two years. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A large wave washed over a 3-4 foot tall berm on the beach in front of the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Hotel on Thursday as tourists tried to avoid getting wet and a hotel employee paused in his cleaning sand from the area. The berm was constructed in the hope of keeping the high waves from the king tide from washing into the hotel.

King tide, south swell promise a wet wallop

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A large wave washed over a 3-4 foot tall berm on the beach in front of the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Hotel on Thursday as tourists tried to avoid getting wet and a hotel employee paused in his cleaning sand from the area. The berm was constructed in the hope of keeping the high waves from the king tide from washing into the hotel.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm
Honolulu is bracing for some of its highest tides in more than a century in a rare event scientists describe as a test-run for a future of rising sea levels. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA/ CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pedestrians on King St. make their way through the rain.

Forecasters see chance of a busy Central Pacific hurricane season

CRAIG T. KOJIMA/ CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pedestrians on King St. make their way through the rain.

Updated on  May 25, 2017 at 6:32 am
On the 25th anniversary of the season that brought devastating Hurricane Iniki to the islands, National Weather Service forecasters are warning of another possible busy hurricane season. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A couple took in a rainbow Tuesday above Ala Moana Regional Park.

Honolulu’s parks score in top third among 100 largest U.S. cities

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A couple took in a rainbow Tuesday above Ala Moana Regional Park.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 10:38 pm
Despite relatively low spending on parks, Honolulu scored in the top third in an annual ranking of urban park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities. Read More
COURTESY SEA GRANT HAWAII AND PACIFIC ISLANDS KING TIDES PROJECT
                                Flooding driven by coming “king tides” could offer coastal communities a snapshot of what the future might look like in a world of escalating climate change and rising sea levels, said Mark Merrifield, director of the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center.

‘King tides,’ summer swells and high sea levels could imperil coastal areas

COURTESY SEA GRANT HAWAII AND PACIFIC ISLANDS KING TIDES PROJECT
                                Flooding driven by coming “king tides” could offer coastal communities a snapshot of what the future might look like in a world of escalating climate change and rising sea levels, said Mark Merrifield, director of the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center.

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 8:03 pm
A rare convergence of rising sea levels with some of the highest tides of the year could cause episodes of serious coastal flooding in Hawaii over the next few months, scientists are warning. Read More

Mumps outbreak grows to 47 cases

With the spread of mumps often linked to schools and other places where people congregate, state health officials are hoping the fast-approaching end of the school year will put a dent in the current outbreak, which has reached a 16-year high with no signs of slowing down. Read More
Updated on  May 18, 2017 at 10:21 pm
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii was home to more than 3,000 prisoners of war following one of the bloodiest clashes of World War II, the Battle of Okinawa. Next month a delegation from Okinawa will formally remember them in a visit here. The Hawaii United Okinawa Association made the announcement Monday at a former prison camp site on Sand Island. Attending were the association’s president, Vince Watabu, left, and executive director, Jane Serikaku. Watabu held a “kankara sanshin,” a type of string instrument, made from a food can and wood scraps. It’s a replica of one made by a prisoner. The photo at left is of two prisoners in Waipahu.

Okinawa delegation seeks closure for POWs

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii was home to more than 3,000 prisoners of war following one of the bloodiest clashes of World War II, the Battle of Okinawa. Next month a delegation from Okinawa will formally remember them in a visit here. The Hawaii United Okinawa Association made the announcement Monday at a former prison camp site on Sand Island. Attending were the association’s president, Vince Watabu, left, and executive director, Jane Serikaku. Watabu held a “kankara sanshin,” a type of string instrument, made from a food can and wood scraps. It’s a replica of one made by a prisoner. The photo at left is of two prisoners in Waipahu.

Updated on  May 16, 2017 at 12:37 am
Following the bloodiest World War II battle of the Pacific at Okinawa, the United States brought some 3,000 prisoners of war to Hawaii, where they were held in detention camps between July 1945 and December 1946. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2016
                                Hepatitis A vaccine and accompanying literature were available last year at Straub Medical Center.

Possible hepatitis A cases awaited

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2016
                                Hepatitis A vaccine and accompanying literature were available last year at Straub Medical Center.
State health officials are bracing for the first potential cases of hepatitis A two weeks after a shipment of tainted ahi cubes was delivered to about a dozen Oahu grocery stores and food outlets. Read More
HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD
                                Pictured is a single dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. The mumps total for 2017 has now reached 27, all on Oahu, while the rat lungworm disease is up to 15 cases, with nine on Hawaii island and six linked to Maui, state Department of Health officials said.

Mumps, lungworm cases reach new annual peaks

HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD
                                Pictured is a single dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. The mumps total for 2017 has now reached 27, all on Oahu, while the rat lungworm disease is up to 15 cases, with nine on Hawaii island and six linked to Maui, state Department of Health officials said.
Four new mumps infections and another case of rat lungworm were confirmed in Hawaii on Thursday, bringing the totals of those disease outbreaks to new annual highs in the state. Read More
COURTESY PHOTOS
                                Like the growing outrage on social media this week, Hawaii State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson is troubled by the fact that a non-Hawaiian, actor Zach McGowan has been cast in the role as Benehakaka “Ben” Kanahele.

Casting of non-Hawaiian in ‘Ni‘ihau’ movie upsets some

COURTESY PHOTOS
                                Like the growing outrage on social media this week, Hawaii State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson is troubled by the fact that a non-Hawaiian, actor Zach McGowan has been cast in the role as Benehakaka “Ben” Kanahele.

Updated on  May 11, 2017 at 4:08 pm
The latest Hollywood flap over a controversial motion picture casting decision hits close to home for Hawaii State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson. Read More
NOAA.GOV
                                Tropical Storm Adrian has formed in the eastern Pacific earlier than ever recorded.

Active hurricane season likely in store for isles

NOAA.GOV
                                Tropical Storm Adrian has formed in the eastern Pacific earlier than ever recorded.

Updated on  May 9, 2017 at 10:40 pm
With a tropical storm forming Tuesday in the eastern Pacific earlier than ever recorded, can the first hurricane threat of the season be far behind? Read More
NEW YORK TIMES
                                Sea turtles lie in the sun on Turtle Beach at Midway Atoll, part of Papahanaumo- kuakea Marine National Monument.

Marine monument is up for review

NEW YORK TIMES
                                Sea turtles lie in the sun on Turtle Beach at Midway Atoll, part of Papahanaumo- kuakea Marine National Monument.

Updated on  May 6, 2017 at 12:37 am
The Interior Department on Friday targeted the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument as one of the first monuments to be reviewed by the Trump administration in an effort to reduce government overreach. Read More
HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD
                                A single-dose measles, mumps and rebella virus vaccine at the Hawaii Island Family Medicine Clinic in Hilo.

Four more mumps cases, one more rat lungworm in Hawaii

HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD
                                A single-dose measles, mumps and rebella virus vaccine at the Hawaii Island Family Medicine Clinic in Hilo.

Updated on  May 4, 2017 at 5:55 pm
The state Department of Health confirmed four more cases of mumps in the islands today, bringing the year’s total to 20, as well as one additional case of rat lungworm, which brings that disease total to 14 cases. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pharmacist Keri Oyadomari administered a hepatitis A vaccine to state Department of Health employee Kevin Siu on Wednesday at the state Capitol.

Fish tainted with hepatitis boosts demand for vaccine

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pharmacist Keri Oyadomari administered a hepatitis A vaccine to state Department of Health employee Kevin Siu on Wednesday at the state Capitol.

Updated on  May 3, 2017 at 10:20 pm
Health care providers are seeing a surge in demand for the hepatitis A vaccination following news of tainted fish sold at a number of Oahu restaurants and grocery stores. Read More
COURTESY PHOTO
                                In a news release issued this afternoon, ABC Stores says the the ahi poke prepared and offered for sale at its Lewers Street location on Sunday may have been tainted.

Aloha Sushi did not sell tainted ahi, but ABC Stores says it may have

COURTESY PHOTO
                                In a news release issued this afternoon, ABC Stores says the the ahi poke prepared and offered for sale at its Lewers Street location on Sunday may have been tainted.

Updated on  May 4, 2017 at 10:57 am
The state Department of Health said today that Aloha Sushi at 3131 N. Nimitz Highway did not sell the frozen raw ahi that was contaminated with hepatitis A. Read More

Hepatitis A discovered in imported frozen ahi

Imported frozen cubes of raw tuna distributed to about a dozen stores and restaurants on Oahu were recalled and embargoed after they tested positive for hepatitis A, the state Department of Health said Tuesday. Read More
Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 10:20 pm
STAR-ADVERTISER STAFF
                                Sarah Park, state epidemiologist, said that because it generally takes two weeks for those infected to develop symptoms of hepatitis A, vaccination or immune globulin can still offer protection against the disease for those who may have eaten the fish.

Frozen ahi sold on Oahu tests positive for hepatitis A

STAR-ADVERTISER STAFF
                                Sarah Park, state epidemiologist, said that because it generally takes two weeks for those infected to develop symptoms of hepatitis A, vaccination or immune globulin can still offer protection against the disease for those who may have eaten the fish.

Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm
Imported frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii LLC is being recalled after it tested positive for hepatitis A, the state Department of Health said today. Read More

State’s federal funds survive budget deal

The East-West Center — its federal funding on the chopping block — was spared over the weekend in a bipartisan spending deal that also included additional funding for Native Hawaiian health and housing programs. Read More
Updated on  May 1, 2017 at 10:39 pm
COURTESY NAOJ
                                The TMT board is aiming to begin construction by April 2018, either on Mauna Kea or its backup site in the Canary Islands.

Deadline too short, TMT foes contend

COURTESY NAOJ
                                The TMT board is aiming to begin construction by April 2018, either on Mauna Kea or its backup site in the Canary Islands.
A May 30 deadline has been set for submitting final arguments in the Thirty Meter Telescope contested case hearing, but project foes contend it’s not enough time considering the volume of documents, exhibits and transcripts generated by the proceeding. Read More