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Lahaina woman found dead in waters off Baby Beach

Maui fire rescue personnel recovered the body of a 70-year-old Lahaina woman from waters off Baby Beach hours after her two young grandchildren who accompanied her to the beach returned to her nearby home without her. Read More
Updated on  May 28, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Mumps cases on Oahu rise by 4, to 51

Four more cases of mumps were reported Monday on Oahu by the state Department of Health, bringing the total this year to 51. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2017 at 10:40 pm
COURTESY TRAVIS OKIMOTO / 2016
                                More than 6,000 walkers turned out for the 39th annual Charity Walk in Waikiki this year.

Charity Walk in Waikiki raises $440,000

COURTESY TRAVIS OKIMOTO / 2016
                                More than 6,000 walkers turned out for the 39th annual Charity Walk in Waikiki this year.

Updated on  May 20, 2017 at 11:46 pm
About $440,000 was raised Saturday for Oahu nonprofits during the 39th annual Charity Walk in Waikiki. Read More
 
COURTESY BRITTNEE YEE
                                The 3,922-step trail, created by the Navy in the early 1940s, was open to the public but was shut down in 1987 due to vandalism and liability concerns. Hikers still visit Haiku Stairs despite the risk of being cited for trespassing.

Comments sought on fate of Haiku Stairs

COURTESY BRITTNEE YEE
                                The 3,922-step trail, created by the Navy in the early 1940s, was open to the public but was shut down in 1987 due to vandalism and liability concerns. Hikers still visit Haiku Stairs despite the risk of being cited for trespassing.

Updated on  May 20, 2017 at 9:33 pm
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply is asking the public for comments on options for the Haiku Stairs, including a proposal to demolish the popular hiking trail. Read More

Coco Palms trespassing motion denied

A Fifth Circuit judge Wednesday denied a motion that would have prevented two Hawaiians from continuing to occupy the Coco Palms Resort property, The Garden Island reported. Read More
 

Firefighters monitor blaze overnight

Two fire companies remained overnight Wednesday standing watch in Hawaii Kai where a brush fire continued to burn after sunset. Read More
Updated on  May 17, 2017 at 11:02 pm

Mumps outbreak grows by 3 Oahu cases

Three more cases of mumps were confirmed Tuesday by the state Department of Health, bringing the 2017 outbreak total in Hawaii to 42, the highest number in 16 years. Read More
Updated on  May 16, 2017 at 11:18 pm
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                                Ohia trees with rapid ohia death on the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii island.

Ohia disease spreads

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                                Ohia trees with rapid ohia death on the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii island.

Updated on  May 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm
The area of mortality of ohia trees from a fast-spreading fungus has grown by half over the last year on Hawaii island, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Monday. Read More

Suspect in Makiki stabbing is due in court

A 36-year-old man is scheduled to appear in court today to answer to an attempted-murder charge after police said he stabbed another man in the back in Makiki. Read More
Updated on  May 14, 2017 at 9:58 pm
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Low rates of obesity and falls and premature deaths were factors for ranking Hawaii as the third healthiest state in the country for senior citizens, according to the 2017 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report.

Isles are third healthiest state for seniors

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016
                                Low rates of obesity and falls and premature deaths were factors for ranking Hawaii as the third healthiest state in the country for senior citizens, according to the 2017 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report.

Updated on  May 13, 2017 at 10:58 pm
Hawaii is the third healthiest state in the country for senior citizens, according to the 2017 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report released by United Health Foundation. Read More

Gun registration up 12% in Maui County last year

More than 5,000 firearms were registered in Maui County last year for a 12 percent increase over 2015, the Maui News reported, citing data from the state Attorney General’s Office. Read More
Updated on  May 8, 2017 at 10:01 pm
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                                Graffiti was found at Mauna Kea Ice Age Area Reserve.

DLNR investigating graffiti in reserve

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                                Graffiti was found at Mauna Kea Ice Age Area Reserve.

Updated on  May 8, 2017 at 12:19 am
A criminal investigation is underway after graffiti was found painted on rocks within the Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve last month. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                This year’s Partners in Community Service Awards raised approximately $275,000 for TSA’s Pathway of Hope initiative that provides a foundation of housing, jobs and more.

Awards honor community service

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                This year’s Partners in Community Service Awards raised approximately $275,000 for TSA’s Pathway of Hope initiative that provides a foundation of housing, jobs and more.

Updated on  May 6, 2017 at 10:41 pm
The 2017 Partners in Community Service Awards were presented by The Salvation Army — Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division on Friday at TSA’s Family Treatment Services facility in Honolulu. Read More
HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                The Roosevelt Bridge will be closed this weekend due to deck work.

Deck work closes section of bridge

HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                The Roosevelt Bridge will be closed this weekend due to deck work.

Updated on  May 6, 2017 at 12:30 am
The Kipapa Stream Bridge, also known as the Roosevelt Bridge, on Kamehameha Highway was scheduled to close in both directions between Ka Uka Boulevard and Lanikuhana Avenue this weekend, from 9 p.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Monday. Read More

UH climate study projects the end of Big Isle snowfall

Climate change is leading researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to predict the end of snowfalls on Big Island summits by 2100, the Hawaii Tribune-­Herald reported. Read More
Updated on  May 3, 2017 at 10:35 pm

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