Used to bucking establishment, Gabbard eyes White House run

Politics 12/18/18, 14:32

One of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's duties when she deployed to Iraq with the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2005 was to scan a list of U.S. combat casualties for names of her unit's soldiers. Her job as a brigade surgeon operations specialist was to make sure these soldiers got the care ...

Pilot survives after small plane crash off coast of Hawaii

U.S. 12/12/18, 21:17

A civilian contractor for the Hawaii Air National Guard who was participating in a military exercise survived after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu, authorities said Wednesday, Dec. 12. U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Sara Muir said the pilot is in stable condition after being rescued about 3 ...

Update: Ige: Primary fight won’t harm second term

Tech 12/03/18, 18:51

The Latest on Hawaii Gov. David Ige's inauguration (all times local):1:45 p.m.Hawaii Gov. David Ige doesn't believe he will have a harder time during his second term because so many legislative leaders sided with his opponent during the Democratic Party's primary election.Ige told reporters on Monday after taking the oath ...

Clues sought for decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings

U.S. 11/26/18, 15:18

Researchers are gathering to compare clues on the reasons behind a significant decline in the number of sightings of North Pacific humpback whales in their traditional breeding grounds in waters around Hawaii.The trend doesn't necessarily mean the iconic giants are dying off, or that they're not still migrating to the ...

Hawaii retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules

Health 11/13/18, 21:56

A Hawaii retirement home said Tuesday residents in its independent living wing may take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish.But Kahala Nui told residents in a memorandum this week that those in its assisted living and nursing center may not do so.Kahala Nui CEO ...

Bruno Mars to provide Thanksgiving meals for 24K in Hawaii

Entertainment 11/11/18, 13:18

Bruno Mars will mark the end of his massive "24K Magic World Tour" by providing meals to 24,000 Hawaii residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.The Hawaiian-born singer announced Sunday he has donated money for the food to the Salvation Army's Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division, which hosts an annual ...

ACLU challenges Hawaii home’s medically assisted death ban

U.S. 11/01/18, 23:47

The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish.The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to the executive director of the Kahala Nui home after ...

‘Super coral’ scientist dies in Hawaii at age 56

Science 10/30/18, 19:23

Pioneering coral reef scientist Ruth Gates, who dedicated much of her career to saving the world's fragile and deteriorating underwater reef ecosystems, has died. She was 56.The University of Hawaii said Tuesday that Gates died in Honolulu on Thursday. The researcher, also the president of the International Society for Reef ...

Trial delayed against ex-police chief, ex-prosecutor wife

U.S. 10/23/18, 23:27

A U.S. judge said the medical records of a former Honolulu prosecutor convinced him that a trial against her and her retired police chief husband must be delayed.U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Puglisi said he reviewed Katherine Kealoha's confidential medical records filed under seal and determined she wouldn't be able to ...

Health officials declare end of mumps outbreak in Hawaii

Treatment 10/17/18, 03:45

Hawaii health officials say the statewide outbreak of mumps has ended. The state Department of Health says more than 1000 people were identified with mumps since the outbreak began in March 2017, stemming from two clusters of cases involving nine people on Oahu. State epidemiologist Sarah Park says no new cases have ...

New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

Tech 10/12/18, 10:40

New technology threatening to make some hotel jobs obsolete is among the concerns prompting thousands of Marriott workers to walk off their jobs across the U.S. in recent weeks.D. Taylor, international president of the labor union representing the workers, says Unite Here simply wants a say in how potentially game-changing ...

Wildlife refuge workers evacuated from Pacific storm’s path

U.S. 10/02/18, 20:24

The U.S. Coast Guard has evacuated four workers from a remote wildlife refuge in the path of a powerful hurricane in the Pacific.A Coast Guard plane from Hawaii picked up the Fish and Wildlife Service workers on Monday from Johnston Atoll, which is about 825 miles (1,300 kilometers) southwest of ...

Honolulu may evacuate 10,000 as water levels rise in dam

U.S. 09/13/18, 17:45

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials on Thursday prepared for the possible evacuation of 10,000 people from a residential neighborhood after rains from a tropical storm dangerously elevated water levels in a reservoir. Olivia crossed the state Wednesday, dumping heavy rains on Maui and Oahu. Meteorologists say the tropical storm is now ...

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