HONOLULU (AP) — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren't allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive following an in-person session.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii said Tuesday it will require masks indoors across its 10-campus system amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in the islands.
HONOLULU (AP) — The former head of the Hawaii National Guard was chosen Monday to be Honolulu's new police chief.
The Honolulu Police Commission chose retired Army Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe" Logan from among four finalists.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Monday signed legislation providing freedom of speech and press protections to students publishing school-sponsored media at Hawaii public schools and the University of Hawaii.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Board of Education has selected the former principal of Waipahu High School to be the next superintendent of the state's public schools.
The board voted 8-1 Thursday to select Keith Hayashi, who has been interim superintendent since August.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers this year passed legislation creating a working group to develop ways to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions on transportation between the islands.
Sen. Chris Lee said at a news conference on Thursday that Hawaii has some of the highest transportation costs in the nation because of its dependence on imported fossil fuels.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii and the Central Pacific basin should expect two to four hurricanes, tropical depressions or tropical storms this year, federal forecasters said Wednesday.
The annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration outlook predicts there is a 60% chance of a below-average season.
Federal safety regulators have approved a path for United Airlines to resume using dozens of Boeing 777 jets that have been grounded since the engine on one plane blew apart over Denver last year.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday that it has approved steps necessary for flights to resume using the planes, which have engines made by Pratt & Whitney.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is on course to receive $14 million in federal funding to help protect endangered forest birds and other species, officials said Monday.
U.S. Rep. Ed Case, a Democrat from Hawaii, said the funding will help the state fight mosquitoes that threaten birds found nowhere else in the world.
HONOLULU (AP) — Native Hawaiian composer and violinist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti will premiere a new work this month inspired by Lahaina noon, the Honolulu mayor's office said Friday.
The Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts commissioned the composition together with Chamber Music Hawaii.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Commission on Thursday announced the names of four finalists who could be the department's next chief.
Seven people vying for the job spent earlier this week going through an assessment process that included a mock press conference.
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge found a Hawaii man guilty Thursday of murder in a fatal road rage shooting.
After a trial that lasted about a week and two days of deliberation, Judge Fa’auuga To’oto’o convicted Eddieson Reyes, 38, of murder, terroristic threatening and other charges.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines is exploring electric aircraft technology with a company based in Boston.
The airline is interested in using the vehicles for travel between Hawaii's islands, Hawaii News Now reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — Public school students in Hawaii will be required to wear masks while indoors for summer classes and related activities.
State officials said at a news conference Wednesday that the measure is meant to keep students and families safe.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo pushed back forcefully Wednesday against critics — including some within the Biden administration — who say a government investigation of solar imports from Southeast Asia is hindering President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate goals.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu has spent $7,000 catching 67 feral chickens in recent months.
Feral chickens rampant across the island of Oahu is also a statewide problem. A state proposal to address the issue didn't advance in the Legislature this year, but the City and County of Honolulu initiated its own pilot program, Hawaii News Now reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal investigators blamed a deadly 2019 helicopter crash in Hawaii on the pilot’s decision to keep flying into worsening weather, and in a report Tuesday they accused regulators of lax oversight of air tours that are popular among tourists to the islands.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) _ Maui Land & Pineapple Co. (MLP) on Tuesday reported a loss of $618,000 in its first quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Lahaina, Hawaii-based company said it had a loss of 3 cents.
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kaiali’i Kahele announced over the weekend that he will run for Hawaii governor in the upcoming Democratic Primary.
Kahele, who currently represents Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, told supporters on Saturday in his Big Island hometown of Hilo that he would run for governor, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) _ Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HE) on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $69.6 million.
The Honolulu-based company said it had net income of 63 cents per share.
The the parent of Hawaii's largest electricity generator posted revenue of $785.1 million in the period.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spyros Chakas had 14 kills and 16 1/2 points and Hawaii swept Long Beach State 25-22, 25-21, 25-20 on Saturday night to win its second straight NCAA men's volleyball title.
Hawaii (27-5), which also swept BYU last year in the final, hit at least .400 in each set.
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge ordered a Hawaii man into house arrest Friday after a prosecutor argued his wealth makes him a flight risk and he poses a danger to his wife after allegedly killing her lover.
HONOLULU (AP) — There are currently 71 people statewide hospitalized with COVID-19, including five in intensive care units. Less than a month ago, there were no coronavirus cases in intensive care, Hawaii News Now reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — The former mayor of Honolulu has pulled out of the race for Hawaii governor.
Kirk Caldwell announced in a statement Wednesday that he is ending his campaign for governor in the upcoming Democratic primary election.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers passed legislation Tuesday that would hike the state's minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2028, potentially the highest in the nation.
Advocates say the raise is badly needed in a state that routinely tops lists for most expensive housing and cost of living.
HONOLULU (AP) — Starbucks workers in a Honolulu suburb narrowly rejected an effort to be the first of the coffee shop chain's Hawaii locations to unionize.
Employees at a Starbucks in Mililani voted 8-7 Monday against joining the roughly 50 locations nationwide that have unionized, Hawaii Public Radio reported Tuesday.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are on course to commit $600 million to a long-underfunded program providing housing and land leases to Native Hawaiians as they wrap up the current legislative session this week.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is now erupting a steady stream of lava after a period of intermittent pulsing.
The latest eruption began in September but until recently had been stopping and starting every few days, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.
HONOLULU (AP) — A committee of Hawaii senators and representatives on Friday agreed on legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2028.
The bill goes to the full House and Senate for votes next week.
HONOLULU (AP) — A committee of Hawaii senators and representatives on Friday agreed on legislation creating new management for Mauna Kea, the site of some of the world's most advanced telescopes and demonstrations against the construction of a new observatory.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii public schools are enforcing pandemic restrictions that go beyond recommendations from state and federal health officials.
Hawaii is the only state in the nation that still requires universal indoor masks for all public school students and staff.
HONOLULU (AP) — Some workers in the Honolulu suburb of Mililani are aiming to create the first unionized Starbucks in Hawaii.
Organizer Nate Jaramillo is cautiously optimistic, Hawaii Public Radio reported Thursday.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's top public health officials said Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic is still active but is moving into a new phase of the disease, in which people can test themselves at home and ideally avoid serious illness thanks to vaccination and the use of therapeutic treatments.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife’s lover should be locked up because of his wealth and the danger he poses to his family, a prosecutor said.
Honolulu prosecutors filed a motion this week asking a judge to revoke Eric Thompson’s $1 million bail.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday that the state has agreed to pay $328 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by 2,700 Native Hawaiians who languished on a waitlist to receive homestead leases and suffered other harms from the mismanagement of the Hawaiian homes program.
HONOLULU (AP) — Police charged a man with murder after finding a “badly burned” body in a car in a remote part of Hawaii's Big Island over the weekend.
Ammon Kaipo Spencer Stanley, 35, was being held on $1.01 million bail.
HONOLULU (AP) _ Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (HA) on Tuesday reported a loss of $122.8 million in its first quarter.
The Honolulu-based company said it had a loss of $2.39 per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2.54 per share.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hotel statistics show that people are returning to Hawaii and paying more for their stays as pandemic concerns ease and travel restrictions end.
Hawaii hotels fetched the highest average daily rates among top tourism markets in the U.S.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines says its canceling nonstop flights between Anchorage and Honolulu during the summer months, primarily because of limited staffing.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii doctors, like physicians elsewhere in the U.S., have been prescribing antiviral pills to COVID-19 patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms of the disease. But only those at high risk of developing severe illness are eligible to receive the drugs.
HONOLULU (AP) — Out-of-state visitors will soon need reservations to visit one of Hawaii's most recognizable natural sites.
State land officials announced Monday the new policy for Diamond Head State Monument will take effect on May 12.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines said Monday that it will offer free wireless internet service from SpaceX's Starlink satellite network on flights between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, Asia and Oceania.
HONOLULU (AP) _ Bank of Hawaii Corp. (BOH) on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $54.8 million.
The Honolulu-based bank said it had earnings of $1.32 per share.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nasa Hataoka ran away with DIO Implant LA Open on Sunday at Wilshire Country Club to open the LPGA Tour's two-week run in the Los Angeles area.
Four strokes ahead entering the round after Jin Young Ko's late meltdown Saturday, Hataoka closed with a 4-under 67 for a five-stroke victory over Hannah Green.
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday dropped its appeals of a Hawaii order requiring it to remove fuel from a massive military fuel storage facility that leaked petroleum into the Navy's water system at Pearl Harbor last year.
HONOLULU (AP) — A 23-year-old man man accused of killing his 73-year-old lover and pouring cement over his body in a bathtub in one of Hawaii's most exclusive gated communities has pleaded not guilty to murder.
WAHIAWA, Hawaii (AP) — The only skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in central Oahu expects to close this summer.
Wahiawa General Hospital said it plans to close its long-term nursing center on July 22, citing insufficient insurance reimbursements and continued financial challenges, Hawaii News Now reported.
HONOLULU (AP) _ First Hawaiian Inc. (FHB) on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $57.7 million.
The Honolulu-based bank said it had earnings of 45 cents per share.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's coronavirus positivity rate has more than doubled in the last month as mask mandates ended and demand for tests dropped.
Despite the rise, the state Department of Health Health stopped its free testing program Wednesday as federal funding ended.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii said Thursday it's received a $2.2 million grant to train 88 students to become substance abuse counselors.
The grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will provide students with scholarships to attend a program at Leeward Community College.