Hawaii’s longline fishermen are on course to hit their annual bigeye tuna catch limit next week, which means they will have to stop catching bigeye in their most productive fishing grounds west of Hawaii on Aug. 5.
A recent case involving a man accused of shooting a woman and a police officer on Hawaii island highlights a growing challenge in Hawaii: finding people who can translate court hearings in other languages.
ANNAPOLIS, MD. >> The main contractor in Maryland’s initially flawed health care exchange website has agreed to repay $45 million to avoid legal action over its performance, officials announced Tuesday.
HILO » A record-breaking heat wave that began in late June is keeping things sweltering in East Hawaii.
The National Weather Service says rainfall could briefly cool down the region this weekend, but temperatures are still above what is typical for Hilo, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last week.
The head of the Pentagon’s new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead said he will push for more cooperation with private groups that have resources and interest to help reinvigorate a troubled POW-MIA accounting mission.
As the sun rises over Honolulu, commercial fishermen have already unloaded their catches and docked their boats for the day. The fish are lined up on pallets, packed in ice and displayed for buyers to inspect.
After logging some 14,000 miles across the Pacific during the first year of the Malama Honua ("Care for the Earth") worldwide sail, modern voyaging canoe Hikianalia arrived home safely on Oahu on Tuesday.
Many small-town residents would get a kick out of their communities being recognized, as Waimanalo recently was when one of its beaches was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. But here, pride was mixed with apprehension about visitors.
LAS VEGAS >> Authorities identified a swimmer whose body was recovered from a Colorado River reservoir as an 18-year-old who grew up in Hawaii and played football for Radford High School before moving to Las Vegas.
Hawaii County’s top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.
Nainoa Thompson, the first Hawaiian in modern times to successfully navigate a voyaging canoe over vast ocean distances using ancient Polynesian techniques, was honored in Washington, D.C., last week for his work in marine conservation and exploration.
While federal agents with a warrant were knocking on a door to a luxury Honolulu apartment on a December morning in 2012, agents watching from the ground saw men tossing bags of crystal meth over the 15th-floor balcony.
SAN FRANCISCO >> A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese-Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests.
President Barack Obama has chosen Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the decision said Thursday, placing the permanent monument to his legacy in the city that launched his improbable ascent to the White House.
Evan Dobelle, the former president of the University of Hawaii and Westfield State University, has agreed to pay $185,000 to settle a state investigation into his spending of the Massachusetts school's funds.
The Hawaii Innocence Project is calling for a review of a man convicted in a notorious 1991 rape, kidnapping and murder case.
Attorneys with the project want prosecutors to review the case of Albert "Ian" Schweitzer, one of three men convicted in the death of Dana Ireland, 23, on Hawaii island, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
KATHMANDU, Nepal » Planeloads of supplies, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving Sunday in Nepal, a poor Himalayan nation reeling from a powerful earthquake that killed more than 1,900 people and destroyed infrastructure, homes and historical buildings.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. » The Illinois Legislature quickly approved a bill Thursday to ensure that Chicago has legal authority to use public parkland as potential sites for Barack Obama's presidential library and film producer George Lucas' proposed museum.
A group of East Maui taro farmers, fishermen and gatherers recently filed suit against the state, Alexander & Baldwin and others after learning the state granted revocable permits to allow the company to continue to lease land in East Maui for its stream diversions.
A mother and daughter who had recently moved to Las Vegas from Hawaii were among four people killed after a speeding car veered into oncoming lanes and crashed head-on into another vehicle on a shortcut between two Las Vegas-area freeways.
Nearly two dozen Kauai residents operating bed-and-breakfasts and other visitor accommodations are asking county planning commissioners to come up with clear permit rules and procedures for their businesses.
Hikianalia, the support canoe that accompanied Hokule‘a during its first 11 months of the Malama Honua ("Care for the Earth") voyage, is on its way home to Hawaii, where voyage leaders hope to involve more of the community in the worldwide sail.
Hawaii County is being sued by 14 current and former battalion chiefs who argue their pay and benefits packages are not keeping pace with counterparts and subordinates covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.
Offering a lei of gratitude and aloha, kumu Mapuana de Silva and Halau Mohala ‘Ilima paid a visit to Mauna Kea early Thursday afternoon. The halau offered a chant and placed a gift of a lei on a stone altar along Daniel K. Inouye Highway, just across from Mauna Kea Access Road.
The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday. In Hawaii it is $135,050.
After flying in to Hilo Airport on Wednesday morning, kumu hula Keola Dalire took her halau straight to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Her older sister, Kapua Dalire-Moe, also planned the same journey Thursday morning.
Stacey Moniz already picked her bed out Tuesday evening at Women Helping Women Maui's newly renovated women's shelter.
"The room with the nice windows is mine," joked the organization's executive director.
Fourteen attorneys general asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplement industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.
A new government study finds about 3 out of 4 older teens are driving, but rates vary widely by state and city. Hawaii had the lowest percentage of teen drivers, at 53 percent. North Dakota and South Dakota had the largest proportions, at about 90 percent.
Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi charged $892 on his county credit card at a Honolulu hostess bar in December 2013, he acknowledged last week, violating county policy that prohibits using county cards for personal expenses or for alcohol.
The two people killed after a hang glider crashed to the ground near Las Vegas have been identified. The Clark County coroner's office said 11-year-old Arys Moorhead of Farmington, N.M., and 55-year-old John Harrison of Waimea, Hawaii, died in the Friday crash.
When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor. With just less than two months to live, Joseph Hooker realized his longtime dream on Wednesday.
Hawaii lawmakers plan to tackle the state's troubled health exchange, public-housing issues and a slew of resolutions this week at the Legislature. Most of the action will be in committee rooms as lawmakers take up bills passed by the other chamber.
Mark Miles Jr., 36, also known as "Meezilini," admitted to U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones in Portland that he transported Ivanice "Ivy" Harris across state lines to engage in prostitution. Harris was murdered by a Marine in Hawaii two years ago.
After nearly two months of intense scrutiny and vocal opposition to his nomination, Carleton Ching — and the general public — will learn Wednesday whether he's to lead the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
A state House panel passed a bill to provide more affordable housing for working families and Hawaii's most vulnerable, calling for general obligation bonds that would be used to develop homes including micro-housing units.
The Hawaii House of Representatives is poised to pass a state budget that includes slightly less spending than what was requested by the governor, who had warned that there was no extra money for increases to programs in the upcoming two years.
It was always about more than saving dogs.
When Kailua-Kona resident Tasi Autele sat down with his daughter Finnley at the Hawaii Island Humane Society on a recent day and reluctantly told her that some pets never find homes, the girl took the news with a child's faith.
Lava breakouts near the stalled fronts of the flow above Pahoa on the Big Island "have waned considerably and might no longer be active," Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists said in an update Friday morning.
Crucial decisions on medical marijuana dispensaries, the future of Hawaii's public hospitals and a tax to fund Honolulu's financially struggling rail project hang in the balance as the Hawaii Legislature approaches a major deadline.
Crews past and present Sunday will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the inaugural launch of the voyaging canoe Hokule‘a, which represents a dream realized for crew members such as Jenna Ishii, who fell in love with the double-hulled canoe as a third-grader.