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More than 20 rescued from high surf

As surf continued to rise Wednesday, Oahu lifeguards rescued more than 20 people on the north and east sides of the island. Read More
Updated on  November 23, 2017 at 12:10 am

Sweeps show improvement in Kauai’s Kalalau Valley

During their latest sweep of Kauai’s Kalalau Valley, state conservation officers cited three campers without permits, dismantled a squatter camp and spotted a handful of illegal camps hidden in the forest. Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 10:19 pm

First observed interstellar object to pass by Earth is given Hawaiian name


Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 6:04 pm
University of Hawaii astronomers Monday unveiled a description of their discovery last month of the first interstellar object seen passing through our solar system. Read More

SHOPO settlement could cost city $96M


Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 9:46 pm
Police officers in Hawaii will receive annual pay raises over the next four years in an arbitration award expected to cost the city of Honolulu $96 million. Read More

SHOPO is awarded 2% to 2.25% annual pay raises over 4 years


Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm
The union representing the state’s police officers today announced an arbitration award that will give its members annual pay raises over the next four years. Read More

Plan set to remove vessel from reef


Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 10:05 am
The Coast Guard announced a new plan Monday that aims to remove the 79-foot fishing boat stranded off Waikiki within 2-1/2 weeks, weather permitting. Read More

Immigrants add billions to Hawaii’s economy, report says


Updated on  November 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm
As Hawaii continues to be a thorn in the side for President Donald Trump and his immigration policies, a new report underscores how much immigrants mean to the islands. Read More

UH report cites 27 ways that heat waves can kill


Updated on  November 11, 2017 at 10:37 pm
Kidney failure, blood clots, cardiac arrest, inflammation of the pancreas, leaking intestines. These are just a few of the potentially fatal maladies that can overwhelm a person exposed to heat waves. Read More

OHA sues to end UH’s stewardship of Mauna Kea summit


Updated on  November 9, 2017 at 9:43 am
After threatening to go to court for months, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs finally pulled the trigger, accusing the University of Hawaii of aggressively developing the Mauna Kea summit for astronomy at the expense of its environment and cultural significance. Read More

Events to mark 100th anniversary of Lili‘uokalani’s death


Updated on  November 6, 2017 at 10:30 pm
When Hawaii’s last monarch, Queen Lili‘uokalani, died in 1917, church bells rang out across the islands she once ruled. On Saturday — the 100th anniversary of the monarch’s death — the sound of church bells will be heard again. Read More

Study links treated sewage to reef degradation

A new study by federal scientists has found that discharge from a sewage treatment facility in West Maui for years has been drastically undermining the coral reefs off Kahekili Beach Park. Read More
Updated on  November 5, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Bishop Museum hires new leader from New York

The Bishop Museum is hiring a top museum planning consultant with close ties to Hawaii as its next president and chief executive officer. Read More

H-1 to be closed for Trump’s motorcade route to Waikiki and Pearl Harbor


Updated on  November 2, 2017 at 2:26 pm
President Donald Trump’s Asia trip stopover in Honolulu on Friday and Saturday may cause massive rush-hour traffic delays, city and state officials warned Wednesday. How bad could it be? Read More

Big Isle telescope helps find possible planet

An international team of researchers using a Mauna Kea telescope has found what it believes is a hidden planet orbiting a new star in a discovery that helps underpin an existing theory about the formation of stars and planets. Read More
Updated on  November 2, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Massive rush-hour traffic delays expected with Trump in Waikiki


Updated on  November 1, 2017 at 4:53 pm
City and state officials warned residents and visitors to expect massive rush-hour traffic delays Friday and possibly Saturday during President Donald Trump’s visit to Oahu. Read More

Native Hawaiian remains arrive home after 100 years


Updated on  October 28, 2017 at 10:22 pm
After more than a century away from the islands, human remains stolen from burial caves in Hawaii and sold to a museum in Germany have finally returned home. Read More

After 5 months adrift, 2 women are saved by Navy


Updated on  October 27, 2017 at 2:09 pm
Two Honolulu women and their dogs survived powerful storms, shark attacks and bouts of hopelessness while drifting at sea for five months. Read More

Hawaii astronomer discovers ‘odd’ space object


Updated on  October 26, 2017 at 8:59 am
A visiting space ship from another galaxy? Little green men? Read More

Hanauma Bay supporters mark 50 years of protection


Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 10:24 pm
Queen Kaahumanu was said to visit Hanauma Bay during the early 1800s, while King Kamehameha V later described it as a favorite place to fish. Read More

Grounded fishing vessel still won’t budge

Two weeks after a fishing boat ran aground off Waikiki, authorities are still trying to figure out how to dislodge it from the reef. Read More