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United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy Travels to Thailand, Indonesia, and Hawaii

United States – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy travels to Thailand, Indonesia, and Hawaii March 18-22. PDAS Murphy will visit Bangkok, Thailand March 18-19 to meet with Royal Thai government interlocutors and other stakeholders to discuss Thailand’s 2019 ASEAN Chairmanship and the U.S.-Thailand alliance. He will … Continue reading United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy Travels to Thailand, Indonesia, and Hawaii

Business News: Aegis Combat System Demonstrates Success During On-Land Test Against Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile

Upgraded Aegis Baseline 9.B2.0 (BMD 5.1) includes an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) capability to protect NATO Europe KAUAI, Hawaii – PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY — The latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System, Baseline 9.B2.0 (BMD 5.1), further advanced engage on remote technologies following a successful U.S. Navy- and Missile Defense Agency-led on-land … Continue reading Business News: Aegis Combat System Demonstrates Success During On-Land Test Against Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile

Business News: Standard Missile-3 Block IIA Destroys Target in First Intercept From Land

Raytheon missile and radar key to success PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii – The Missile Defense Agency completed the third successful intercept of a ballistic missile target by a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) SM-3® Block IIA missile, the next-gen variant that defeats missile threats outside the earth’s atmosphere.  The test evaluated the system’s overall performance … Continue reading Business News: Standard Missile-3 Block IIA Destroys Target in First Intercept From Land

Hawai’i Life Presents Cultiv8 (Worthshop 8) At Mauna Kea December 14 – 15, 2018

  HONOLULU/ Nov. 27, 2018 (STL.News) Hawaii Life, a statewide real estate brokerage firm, is pleased to announce Worthshop 8, the company’s annual conference. Worthshop 8 is Hawai’i Life’s eighth successful iteration of their annual real estate conference, which will be held in Waimea, Hawaii on December 14 and 15, 2018. Hawaii Life invites the … Continue reading Hawai’i Life Presents Cultiv8 (Worthshop 8) At Mauna Kea December 14 – 15, 2018

HONOLULU | Clues sought for decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings

HONOLULU— 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 islands. But the … Continue reading HONOLULU | Clues sought for decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings

LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: No. 1 Duke routs San Diego State 90-64 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii — The Latest on the Maui Invitational college basketball tournament (all times local): 2:30 p.m. R.J. Barrett scored 20 points, Cam Reddish added 16 and top-ranked Duke remained undefeated at the Maui Invitational with a 90-64 rout over San Diego State. The Blue Devils (4-0) shot 52 percent, made 10 of 25 from … Continue reading LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: No. 1 Duke routs San Diego State 90-64 in Maui

Hawaii News: UH study shows farmers lost nearly $28 million from Kīlauea’s eruption

HONOLULU, HI – A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa survey of farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers on Hawaiʻi Island by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) shows that recent eruptions of Kīlauea’s east rift zone have caused almost $28 million in damage. CTAHR agricultural economist Matthew Loke surveyed the damage. He … Continue reading Hawaii News: UH study shows farmers lost nearly $28 million from Kīlauea’s eruption

HONOLULU | 2,700 workers at major Hawaii hotels join national strike

HONOLULU  — Workers at some of Hawaii’s most iconic hotels are joining a national strike. About 2,700 Marriott employees on Oahu and Maui on Monday joined the strike that began last week in Boston, San Francisco and other cities. They work at four Waikiki properties operated by Marriott, including The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, an historic … Continue reading HONOLULU | 2,700 workers at major Hawaii hotels join national strike

Hawaii News: Hawaii Attorney General Joins Coalition Supporting Amicus Brief to Maintain Women’s Health Coverage

17 States Join to Stop Trump Administration’s Effort to Roll Back Contraceptive Coverage HAWAII — Attorney General Russell Suzuki joined a coalition of 17 Attorneys General led by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro in filing an amicus brief to support a lawsuit by Massachusetts challenging the Trump administration’s decision to roll back a requirement under the Affordable Care … Continue reading Hawaii News: Hawaii Attorney General Joins Coalition Supporting Amicus Brief to Maintain Women’s Health Coverage

HILO, Hawaii | Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be respectful

HILO, Hawaii— The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch and county Managing Director Will Okabe presented the new “Pono Pledge” at a Thursday event, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald … Continue reading HILO, Hawaii | Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be respectful

HONOLULU | Olivia reduced to tropical depression, more rain for Hawaii

HONOLULU  — Tropical Storm Olivia was downgraded Thursday to a tropical depression after it crossed Hawaii Wednesday, making landfall on Maui and Lanai islands. Weather forecasters warned downpours would continue, producing additional rainfall of 3 to 5 inches (8 to 13 centimeters) and isolated amounts of 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) on … Continue reading HONOLULU | Olivia reduced to tropical depression, more rain for Hawaii

HONOLULU | Olivia is now a tropical depression, more rain for Hawaii

HONOLULU  — Heavy rain and winds from a tropical storm downed trees, knocked out power and prompted evacuations of several homes on Hawaii’s Maui island but spared the state widespread damage before it headed to sea and away from the state. Tropical Storm Olivia was downgraded Thursday to a tropical depression after it crossed the … Continue reading HONOLULU | Olivia is now a tropical depression, more rain for Hawaii

HONOLULU | Pepper spray discharges during flight to Hawaii, 15 treated

HONOLULU — A can of pepper spray went off inside a plane headed from Oakland, California, to Maui on Friday, requiring emergency help for several people aboard, Hawaiian Airlines said. Twelve passengers and three flight attendants were treated for respiratory issues and released by emergency responders at the airport in Kahului, Hawaii, airline spokesman Alex … Continue reading HONOLULU | Pepper spray discharges during flight to Hawaii, 15 treated

HONOLULU | Once-powerful Hawaii hurricane downgraded to tropical storm

HONOLULU — A powerful hurricane that threatened Hawaii for a week rapidly disintegrated to become a tropical storm south of Honolulu. But meteorologists warned heavy rains could still wallop the islands with flash flooding and punishing winds. Lane dumped nearly 3 feet of rain on parts of the Big Island of Hawaii over the past … Continue reading HONOLULU | Once-powerful Hawaii hurricane downgraded to tropical storm

HONOLULU | Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii with torrential rains

HONOLULU — Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that caused flooding on the Big Island as people stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf. The Category 2 storm was expected to turn west on Saturday before reaching the islands and skirting Oahu … Continue reading HONOLULU | Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii with torrential rains

HONOLULU | How the US military will identify remains from North Korea

HONOLULU — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Hawaii on Wednesday to receive 55 boxes of bones recently handed over by North Korea. The remains are believed to belong to servicemen from the U.S. and other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the U.S. during the Korean War. Here’s a look at … Continue reading HONOLULU | How the US military will identify remains from North Korea

LOS ANGELES | Appeals court rules 2nd Amendment allows open carry of guns

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Hawaiian officials had violated George Young’s rights when he was denied a permit to openly carry a loaded gun in … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Appeals court rules 2nd Amendment allows open carry of guns

PORTLAND, Maine  | Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

PORTLAND, Maine  — Last Friday, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn’t ready to consider himself a formal member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization’s values and endorsement in his bid to become a United States senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press that was ready to become the … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine  | Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Hawaii | Police return from days off, vacation to hunt for cop killer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Hawaii — Hawaii’s entire Big Island police force was on alert Wednesday for a suspect wanted in the killing of an officer during a traffic stop, including off-duty officers and some who returned to work from vacation and days off to join in the search. Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa, a 10-year veteran of … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Hawaii | Police return from days off, vacation to hunt for cop killer

HONOLULU | Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

HONOLULU  — An explosion sent lava crashing through the roof of a tour boat off Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. A woman in her 20s was in serious condition with a broken thigh bone, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. Three others were in stable condition at a hospital with unspecified … Continue reading HONOLULU | Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

HAWAII | STUDY SHOWS BEST MANAGEMENT OPTIONS TO ENHANCE NATIVE BIRD SURVIVAL IN KAUAI’S FORESTS

(LIHUE, KAUAI) – A new study from Kauai’s Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve has demonstrated how different types of management may enable the long-term survival of the Puaiohi, a critically endangered native thrush that is central to maintaining healthy native forests.  With fewer than 500 Puaiohi left in the wild, maintaining this small population of the last … Continue reading HAWAII | STUDY SHOWS BEST MANAGEMENT OPTIONS TO ENHANCE NATIVE BIRD SURVIVAL IN KAUAI’S FORESTS

HAWAII | Volcanic Ecological Impact Update- Dramatic Changes to State Lands; Priceless Marine Life Conservation District Covered

Honolulu, HI – The current eruption of Kīlauea has forever destroyed the Waiopae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD).  Less than 1% of the marine environment in Hawaii is fully protected by these districts, so the loss of Waiopae is extremely significant. The East Rift Zone Eruption event is keeping two State parks closed and … Continue reading HAWAII | Volcanic Ecological Impact Update- Dramatic Changes to State Lands; Priceless Marine Life Conservation District Covered

HAWAII- PEOPLE CAUGHT IN CLOSED EAST RIFT ZONE AREAS NOW FACE HIGHER PENALTIES

Officers Issue Another Dozen Citations Over the Past Ten Days Hilo, HI – The urge to get up close and personal to lava during the current Kilauea eruption is not only unsafe but people who get caught now potentially face steep fines and jail time. Earlier this month Governor David Ige issued a supplemental proclamation … Continue reading HAWAII- PEOPLE CAUGHT IN CLOSED EAST RIFT ZONE AREAS NOW FACE HIGHER PENALTIES

HAWAII | AS MUCH AS ONE HALF OF MALAMA KĪ FOREST RESERVE IMPACTED BY ERUPTION

‘Alala Project Restoration Area Not Currently Impacted   HILO, HI – Forestry managers on Hawai‘i island report one-third to one-half of the total acreage of the Malama Kī Forest Reserve has been impacted by the month-long East Rift Zone volcanic eruption. Malama Kī is a relatively small reserve, at 1514 acres, and is home to … Continue reading HAWAII | AS MUCH AS ONE HALF OF MALAMA KĪ FOREST RESERVE IMPACTED BY ERUPTION

HAWAII | FORMER KAUAI POLICE OFFICER CONVICTED OF CYBERSTALKING

HONOLULU, HAWAII – A Kauai jury returned a guilty verdict last week for Lihue resident Damian Loo of Harassment by Stalking and Use of a Computer in the Commission of a Separate Crime. While employed at the Kauai Police Department, Loo, 49, used the Department’s computer surveillance system to watch a civilian female co-worker as … Continue reading HAWAII | FORMER KAUAI POLICE OFFICER CONVICTED OF CYBERSTALKING

Evacuations impact Big Island’s rental, homeless housing

HILO, Hawaii/June 1, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Hawaii officials have reached a crossroad between providing shelter for volcano eruption evacuees and holding steady on a push to regulate rental and homeless housing. Democrat State Rep. Joy San Buenaventura of Puna wrote Gov. David Ige on Tuesday asking him to issue executive orders to alleviate the housing … Continue reading Evacuations impact Big Island’s rental, homeless housing

HONOLULU | Lava covers plugged well at Hawaii geothermal plant property

HONOLULU  — Lava from the Kilauea volcano covered at least one well Sunday at a geothermal power plant on the Big Island, according to a Hawaii County Civil Defense report. The well was successfully plugged in anticipation of the lava flow, and a second well 100 feet (30.5 meters) away has also been secured, according … Continue reading HONOLULU | Lava covers plugged well at Hawaii geothermal plant property

Hawaii News: Fly Flags at Half-Staff on Memorial Day

HONOLULU, HI – At the direction of the President of the United States, Hawaii Governor David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State … Continue reading Hawaii News: Fly Flags at Half-Staff on Memorial Day

PAHOA, Hawaii | What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii’s latest volcanic hazard

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and setting off a chemical reaction that creates giant clouds of acid and fine glass. The lava haze, or “laze,” is created when molten rock hits the ocean and marks just the latest hazard from a volcano that has been generating … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii | What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii’s latest volcanic hazard