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Ex-Punahou baseball player dies in California car crash


Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 10:20 pm
A former baseball player at Punahou School has been identified as the victim of a single-car crash near Stockton, Calif. Read More

Kauai seeks to access emergency fund as disaster spending continues rising


Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 10:25 pm
Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. signed a supplementary emergency proclamation Tuesday that allows the county to continue responding in the aftermath of the torrential rainfall and flooding that occurred a week and a half ago. Read More

Kilauea lava lake produces biggest overflow in 10 years


Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 3:51 pm
Lava from Kilauea’s summit lava lake spilled out of its Overlook crater onto the floor of Halemaumau Crater on Monday, resulting in the largest overflow since the summit vent opened up 10 years ago. Read More

Kilauea’s lava lake overflows onto crater floor


Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm
The magma system beneath Puu Oo cone on Kilauea’s East Rift Zone has become increasingly pressurized, leading scientists to believe a new vent and lava flow may be imminent. Read More

State House blocks bills against Thirty Meter Telescope


Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 7:46 am
A bill that would impose a construction freeze atop Mauna Kea and potentially thwart development of the Thirty Meter Telescope appears to have been dealt a fatal blow. Read More

Shark bites male visitor on Kauai

A 20-year-old visitor from Colorado was bitten on the leg by a shark while body- boarding near Shipwreck beach Thursday morning. Read More
Updated on  April 19, 2018 at 10:21 pm

Pressure growing beneath Kilauea’s Puu Oo cone could lead to new vent, lava flow


Updated on  April 19, 2018 at 10:38 am
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is reporting that the magma system beneath Kilauea’s Puu Oo cone has become increasingly pressurized, leading scientists to believe a new vent and lava flow may be imminent. Read More

Recreational aquarium fishing is blocked


Updated on  April 16, 2018 at 11:28 pm
First, the courts invalidated the state’s commercial aquarium fishing permit, which led to a virtual shutdown of the industry in Hawaii. Read More

TMT holding out for Mauna Kea but could still fly to the Canary Islands


Updated on  April 13, 2018 at 11:32 pm
With no permission to build anywhere as of yet, the developer of the planned Thirty Meter Telescope announced Friday it will delay its decision about where to construct its $1.4 billion next-generation observatory. Read More

Thirty Meter Telescope deadline not set


Updated on  April 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm
The TMT International Observatory board, which for months has been saying it would decide by April whether to build the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii, is meeting at its Pasadena headquarters this week with an announcement expected Friday. Read More

Wet conditions, illegal off-roading lead to Kaena shutdown


Updated on  April 11, 2018 at 12:24 am
The road at Kaena Point State Park has been closed for nearly eight weeks due to rainy weather and the muddy damage caused by off-road vehicles. Read More

Akaka link endures in baby’s name

The legacy of former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka didn’t end with his public service and body of legislative work amassed over more than 3-1/2 decades in Washington. Read More

Mauna Kea, TMT need closer monitoring, report finds


Updated on  April 7, 2018 at 10:14 pm
A project started two years ago in hopes of “changing the conversation” about the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope has issued a final report that indicates the community favors improved management of Mauna Kea with controls on the amount of traffic and visitors to the summit. Read More

Longliners codify ethics in push-back against human rights allegations


Updated on  April 8, 2018 at 12:10 pm
Stung by lingering allegations of human trafficking and forced labor, the Hawaii fishing industry has developed a formal code of conduct, crew handbook and model employee contract aimed at protecting the workers aboard its fleet of more than 140 vessels. Read More

Akaka leaves behind a legacy of quiet, dedicated service


Updated on  April 7, 2018 at 12:23 am
Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, the humble and gracious statesman who served in Washington with aloha for more than 3-1/2 decades, died early Friday morning at the age of 93. He had been hospitalized for months and died at The Villas, a St. Francis care facility. Read More

Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka dies at age 93


Updated on  April 6, 2018 at 4:59 pm
Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, the humble and gracious statesman who served in Washington with aloha for more than 3-1/2 decades, died Thursday night at age 93. He had been hospitalized for months. Read More

Judge orders state to ‘malama’ Army training area


Updated on  April 4, 2018 at 12:23 am
A Circuit Court judge ruled Tuesday that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources failed to “malama ‘aina,” or care for the land, under a lease it has with the U.S. Army at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island. Read More