Hawaii News

Hawaii Beach Erosion Bills Would Regulate Property Defenses

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that could force oceanfront property owners to remove sandbags and heavy tarps that can significantly contribute to coastal erosion. Dozens of owners along Hawaii beaches have used loopholes in environmental laws to …

Mauna Kea Protests Police Presence Backed by Appeals Court

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii appellate court has ruled that Hawaii County’s police chief was within his authority when he requested help from police in other counties during the 2019 protests over the Thirty Meter Telescope. The state Intermediate …

Volcano Erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, Produces Steam Cloud

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted and shot a steam cloud into the atmosphere that lasted about an hour, an official with the National Weather Service said early Monday. The eruption began late Sunday within …

Texas, Hawaii Spared From Potential Widespread Hurricane Damage

Hurricane Hanna spared insurers potential massive losses by making a landfall Saturday on a rural area of the Texas coast, in a state where residential properties receive relatively little protection from modern building codes. Hurricane Douglas similarly averted disaster in …

Hurricane Douglas Nears Hawaii, Bringing High Winds and Rain

HONOLULU — Hawaii prepared for the onslaught of Hurricane Douglas on Sunday, with predictions of high winds, rain and storm surge. “It’s definitely going to be a triple threat,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Vanessa Almanza said. Rainfall from the …

Pacific Hurricane Forecast Complicated by Coronavirus

HONOLULU — The Central Pacific basin including Hawaii should expect to see between two and six tropical storms or hurricanes this year, federal forecasters said Wednesday. The annual National Weather Service prediction came as wary Hawaii residents begin to emerge …

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Crash Kills 6, Leaves 1 Missing

HONOLULU — The search for the final person missing after a Hawaii tour helicopter crash killed six is expected to resume Saturday depending on weather, officials said. There are no indications that anybody survived the crash, authorities said Friday night …

Honolulu Authorities Investigate Arsons at 3 Waikiki Hotels

HONOLULU — Honolulu police said Wednesday surveillance video recorded images of the same man at three different high-rise hotels near Waikiki Beach where fires were intentionally set in recent days. Two rooms were burglarized while guests were evacuated from one …

Corruption Claims, Mailbox Send Hawaii Power Couple to Trial

He was Honolulu’s Rolex-wearing police chief, an avid surfer who chatted with beat cops in Pidgin, Hawaii’s creole language. She was his deputy city prosecutor wife, who drove a Maserati and led an elite unit targeting career criminals while showering …

No Safety Harness in Fatal Maui Zip Line Accident

Police say the woman who died in last week’s zip line accident in Makawao, Hawaii, wasn’t secured to the landing platform with any type of safety harness. Police said in a statement Tuesday 29-year-old Patricia Rabellizsa of Kihei was working …