Who owns aloha? Hawaii eyes protections for native culture

U.S. 04/18/19, 00:29

Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant ...

Traditional Hawaiian creation chant used to name black hole

Science 04/12/19, 08:19

A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment.University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday.The world's first image of a black hole revealed Wednesday was created ...

Black hole named ‘Powehi’ by Hawaii university professor

Space 04/11/19, 21:10

A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment. University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. The world's first image of a black hole revealed Wednesday was created ...

Pearl Harbor memorial to remain closed through the summer

U.S. 03/28/19, 23:15

Repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor are expected to keep the dock closed through the summer.The National Park Service has awarded a $2.1 million contract for repairs that are expected to be completed in time for the next Dec. 7, 1941, remembrance service, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser ...

Utah ‘extreme stalking’ case hones in on Hawaii man

Tech 03/27/19, 14:03

A Utah family that has had hundreds of unwanted service providers unwittingly sent to their home over the past seven months in a case of extreme stalking has a court-ordered protective injunction against a man in Hawaii, but police have yet to arrest him and won't say if he's a ...

Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

Business 03/19/19, 00:11

Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean.Dozens of cities across the country have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii's measure would make it the first to do so statewide. ...

Study: More sharks bite people in Hawaii, but risk minuscule

Science 03/02/19, 20:38

The rate of shark bites in Hawaii has been increasing slightly in recent years, but the risk remains extremely low — roughly 5-in-1 million — according to new research.Recently published research that looked at 55 years of global data showed shark bites around the world are highly variable from year ...

Landslide on Oahu covers highway, seriously injuring a woman

U.S. 02/19/19, 21:09

Hawaii transportation officials were assessing an unstable slope above a busy highway on Oahu Tuesday after a landslide on the roadway sent three people to the hospital.The Pali Highway, which connects Honolulu and the east side of the island over a steep mountain range, was completely closed Tuesday. Portions of ...

Not guilty plea in crash that killed 3 Honolulu pedestrians

U.S. 02/19/19, 16:17

A suspected drunken driver police say plowed into a crowded Honolulu intersection and killed three pedestrians is pleading not guilty to manslaughter. Alins Sumang was arraigned in court Tuesday via video from jail, where he's being held on $1 million bail. Trial is scheduled for April. He's charged with three counts of manslaughter ...

Ex-prosecutor, brother hit with drug charges in Hawaii

U.S. 02/12/19, 20:44

A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses a former Honolulu city prosecutor of dealing opioids with her physician brother and using her position to cover up their crimes. Katherine Kealoha, the wife of now-retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, steered law enforcement away from investigating her brother, Dr. Rudolph Puana, ...

World’s oldest known wild bird hatches chick on Midway Atoll

U.S. 02/12/19, 16:40

The oldest known wild bird in the world has become a mother again at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. wildlife officials said.The Laysan albatross named Wisdom hatched a chick earlier this month at the remote atoll northwest of Hawaii, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.Wisdom is at least 68 ...

Judge denies Hawaii’s move to get Airbnb host records

U.S. 02/07/19, 16:03

A judge on Thursday denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes.Hawaii First Circuit Court Judge James Ashford said the state did not sufficiently show that Airbnb ...

Airbnb criticizes Hawaii attempt to subpoena host records

U.S. 01/31/19, 16:00

Airbnb is pushing back against Hawaii's attempt to find tax delinquents by subpoenaing 10 years' worth of invoices, receipts and other records from the home-sharing platform's island hosts, calling it an unprecedented, "massive intrusion" that violates state and federal law.The company said in a court filing Wednesday that the request ...

Update: Names released of 2 killed in Honolulu crash

U.S. 01/29/19, 18:56

The Latest on a Honolulu crash that left three people dead (all times local):1:45 p.m.The Honolulu medical examiner's office has identified two of the three people killed when a suspected drunken driver in a pickup truck veered into a crowded intersection.Authorities say four others were injured in Monday evening's crash.Two ...

Hawaii’s Gabbard formally launches campaign for president

Politics 01/24/19, 17:03

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat known for bucking the party establishment and for criticizing U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, formally launched her campaign for president with a video posted online Thursday. Gabbard joins a growing field of Democrats seeking their party's nomination. U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro recently ...

Update: VanZant wins first UFC fight in 2½ years

Sports 01/19/19, 23:00

The Latest on the UFC card in New York with T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo fighting for the 125-pound title (all times local):10:55 p.m.Paige VanZant won her first UFC fight in 2½ years with a second-round submission victory over Rachael Ostovich at Barclays Center.VanZant fought for the first time since ...

Honolulu city attorney targeted in federal corruption probe

U.S. 01/14/19, 22:35

The city of Honolulu's chief legal officer received a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation sparked by allegations a now-retired police chief and his former prosecutor wife framed a relative for stealing their home mailbox.The target letter sent to Corporation Counsel Donna Leong is the latest development ...

Update: Investigation targets $250K Honolulu paid chief

U.S. 01/14/19, 21:55

The Latest on a target letter linked to an ongoing Honolulu corruption investigation (all times local):4:50 p.m.A lawyer representing Honolulu's chief legal officer against a target letter linked to an ongoing federal corruption investigation says her client did nothing wrong.Mayor Kirk Caldwell says Corporation Counsel Donna Leong is taking a ...

Son sentenced for killing, dismembering mom in Hawaii

U.S. 01/14/19, 21:05

A man who admitted to killing and dismembering his mother during an argument in their Honolulu apartment has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.Yu Wei Gong was charged with murder after he called police in 2017 to turn himself in after a suicide attempt. He admitted killing his mother ...

Top of golf now belongs to youth

Sports 01/12/19, 02:32

Leave it to the oldest rookie to best illustrate how the PGA Tour has become such a young man's game.Chris Thompson tried for 19 years to reach the highest level of golf, and he finally earned a PGA Tour card when he was 42. With every year he spent on ...

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