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Maui fire causes thousands to evacuate

An enormous wildfire swept across 3,000 acres of mostly fallow former sugar cane fields Thursday, forcing thousands to evacuate, closing down highways, trapping some residents for hours and diverting flights from Kahului Airport to Honolulu. Read more

Hilo park to use herd of weed munchers

Hawaii County’s Parks and Recreation director has given the green light to a herd of hungry goats to clear a half-acre of brush in an area next to the Hilo Soccer Fields, the county announced Friday. Read more

Travelers mistook toppled stanchions for gunfire at Honolulu airport, state officials say

The “pop, pop, pop” that some people mistook for gunfire at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Tuesday was Plexiglas barriers and plastic posts being knocked to the floor by panicked passengers after a smoking carry-on bag was found at a security checkpoint, a Transportation Security Administration official said at a news conference Wednesday. Read more

Kaneohe crash leaves man with spinal, brain injuries

Of the 10 vehicles that a large, apparently out-of-control tow truck, with another truck in tow, plowed into on Wednesday, a blue 2015 Ford Fiesta fared the worst — the balled-up wreckage of twisted metal unrecognizable as a subcompact. Read more

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