Hawaii News

Bristol Myers, Sanofi Liability in Hawaii Plavix Case Grows to $916 Million

A judge in Hawaii on Tuesday ordered Bristol Myers Squibb and Sanofi to pay more than $916 million to the state for failing to warn non-white patients of health risks from its blood thinner Plavix, up from an earlier judgment …

Hawaii State And County Officials Seeking $1B From Legislature for Maui Recovery

Hawaii state and county officials have requested about $1 billion from the Legislature to help cover Maui wildfire recovery expenses in the near term. Gov. Josh Green’s administration had budgeted $199 million for such expenses but are now expecting they …

Report: Hawaii, Florida Deadliest States for Two-Wheeled Vehicles

Hawaii followed by Florida are the most dangerous states for two-wheelers, with either a pedal or motor-bike involved in nearly one third of fatal crashes in Hawaii, a new report shows. The study, commissioned by Florida-based personal injury law firm …

Helping Maui Recover from Flames and Wildfire Prevention Top Hawaii Lawmaker Agenda

Hawaii lawmakers are due to convene this week for the first time since the burning of historic Lahaina awakened the state to the deadly and costly threat posed by wildfires in an age of climate change. The tragedy refocused the …

Navy Issues Written Reprimands for Fuel Spill that Sickened 6,000 People

HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy on Thursday issued written reprimands to three now-retired military officers for their roles in the spill of jet fuel into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water in 2021 but did not fire, suspend, dock the pay or …

Fires and Other Disasters are Increasing in Hawaii, According to AP Data Analysis

KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) — Hurricane-fueled flash floods and mudslides. Lava that creeps into neighborhoods. Fierce drought that materializes in a flash and lingers. Earthquakes. And now, deadly fires that burn block after historic block. Hawaii is increasingly under siege from …

Hawaii Could See a Big Hurricane Season, but Most Homes Aren’t Ready

HONOLULU (AP) — Jan Pappas and Ronald Yasuda hired a contractor to fasten the roof of their 1960s-era home to their walls with metal plates and nails so high winds of a potential hurricane wouldn`t blow it away. Their motivation? …

Tropical Storm Calvin Passes over Hawaii and Leaves Minor Flooding in its Wake

HONOLULU (AP) — Tropical Storm Calvin brought high surf, heavy rain and gusts to parts of Hawaii`s Big Island on Wednesday, inflicting only minor damage. By late morning, the storm had passed to the west and the National Weather Service …

Hawaiian Volcano Erupting Again After 3-Month Pause

HONOLULU (AP) — Kilauea, the second largest volcano in Hawaii, began erupting on Wednesday after a three-month pause, U.S. Geological Survey officials said. The survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said in a statement that a glow was detected in webcam images …

Military: Contractor Error Caused Hawaii Toxic Foam Spill

HONOLULU (AP) — An investigation found that a spill of about 1,300 gallons of fire suppressant at a fuel facility in Hawaii was caused by a maintenance contractor improperly installing an air vacuum valve, U.S. military officials said Friday. Aqueous …