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How Hawaii’s high electricity prices may be helping the environment
Hawaii pays the most for electricity by far, with a report in February saying Hawaii pays twice the national average.
Published August 2, 2018 at 9:28 PM
Recovering sea turtle population to face challenges with climate change
While Hawaiian green sea turtles are a recovering, threatened species, scientists are still worried about the effects of climate change and sea level rise.
Published August 2, 2018 at 10:56 AM
Measure would open commissaries to more military veterans
A measure that would expand commissary access to more military veterans is heading to the President's desk.
Published August 1, 2018 at 3:41 PM
'The Deaf Artist,' a fixture at Valley of the Temples, uses his artwork to speak to visitors
Despite being know for its zen-like state, the Byodo-In Temple is filled with sounds.
Published August 1, 2018 at 12:40 PM
Unicorn floatie found adrift off Maui heading back to owner
The owner of a unicorn floatie found adrift off Maui has come forward.
Published July 22, 2018 at 10:18 AM
Plaque marking area where Captain Cook died is back (for now)
The plaque marking the area near to where Captain John Cook, English explorer, cartographer and navigator died was installed once more.
Published July 21, 2018 at 10:17 PM
Hair stylists volunteer to give back-to-school cuts
Waianae hair stylists volunteered helping elementary students get ready for back-to-school Saturday.
Published July 21, 2018 at 10:14 PM
Jason Momoa sees action in new 'Aquaman' trailer
Fans now have access to a bigger glimpse of Aquaman than ever before in the new trailer released Saturday.
Published July 21, 2018 at 11:13 AM
Along with entire towns, ongoing eruptions have decimated key offshore habitats
The eruption of Kilauea has proven to affect the ecosystems it touches.
Published July 20, 2018 at 7:11 PM
110 Hawaii-based soldiers to be deployed to Egypt
A Hawaii Army National Guard unit from Hilo and Kauai will be deployed for a year to support groups in Egypt.
Published July 20, 2018 at 4:27 PM
Forget solar or wind. Water droplets could soon power your home
A team of researchers at UH Manoa have found a new way to harvest energy from water drops.
Published July 20, 2018 at 2:56 PM
Jason Momoa is home — and making a splash over Aquaman trailer
Jason Momoa is back home and excited for fans to dive into an Aquaman announcement.
Published July 20, 2018 at 12:37 PM
Hawaii is No. 2 on list of states with the most shark bites
Hawaii sees a fair number of shark bites, but nowhere near as many as Florida.
Published July 20, 2018 at 12:08 PM
2018 monk seal pup season is record-breaking — but hold the applause
Scientists say that the 2018 pup season has been a record-breaking one on the main Hawaiian islands, with 27 pups born since Rocky gave birth. "
Published July 20, 2018 at 9:11 AM
Surrounded by well-wishers, vet turns 101 years young at Tripler
You might think that turning 101 is a big feat, but that's just a line on the list of achievements for World War II veteran Richard Barcheski.
Published July 19, 2018 at 2:33 PM
Man sentenced to life behind bars for murder of Kekaha father
The Waimea man found guilty in the
execution-style murder of a young father
has been sentenced life in prison.
Published July 19, 2018 at 12:59 PM
Pohoiki boat ramp, Issac Hale Park may be next in lava's path
Isaac Hale Park and the Pohoiki boat ramp may be the next Big Island landmarks to be claimed by lava in just a few days, Department of Land and Natural resource officials announced on Tuesday.
Published July 17, 2018 at 7:13 PM
Video reveals moment-by-moment tour boat passenger reactions to explosion that sent lava chunks flying
More than 23 people were injured after an explosion sent "basketball-sized" lava rocks pummeling into a tour boat Monday, and a video taken by Lava Ocean Tours passenger Laci Mayton paints a narrative of the explosion's events.
Published July 17, 2018 at 6:59 PM
For nearly 5 decades, a little thrift shop at UH has quietly been fulfilling wishes
Tucked away in a corner of UH Manoa is one of Hawaii's "best kept secrets," or otherwise known as the Women's Campus Club Thrift Store.
Published July 14, 2018 at 4:56 PM
Late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai to be inducted into Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame
Late U.S. Rep. Mark Takai was known for his time in Hawaii's state Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives, but in September he will be inducted to the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame.
Published July 14, 2018 at 3:54 PM
HDOT announces H-1 Freeway closures starting Sunday night
HDOT announced a partial closure of the H-1 Freeway westbound starting Sunday night, and lane closures lasting throughout the week.
Published July 14, 2018 at 11:48 AM
How Japan's record-breaking storms affected the largest out-of-state Hawaii fair
Over 70 Hawaii companies got a taste of the deadly storms that hit Japan in the largest Hawaii-themed event outside the state last week.
Published July 11, 2018 at 6:05 PM
All University of Hawaii campuses are now smoke-free
On Tuesday, a new law made all University of Hawaii campuses and facilities became tobacco and smoke-free.
Published July 11, 2018 at 5:23 PM
A year after 'Monk Seal Whisperer's' death, his legacy is still felt
Nearly everyday since 2003, DB Dunlap would sit on Makai Pier, looking toward Rabbit Island and documenting the activity of Hawaiian monk seals.
Published July 11, 2018 at 4:31 PM
A UH researcher's bubbly breakthrough could be a boon for businesses
Yi Zuo is in the science of bubbles.
Published July 11, 2018 at 2:21 PM
Police seek men accused of robbing Puna home while couple slept inside
Police on Hawaii Island are on the lookout for two men accused of invading a home in Puna and stealing firearms, ammunition and money.
Published July 6, 2018 at 11:21 AM
Study: One third of Hawaii’s coasts are moderately or highly vulnerable to rising seas
A study conducted by UH researchers have found that rising sea levels have left Hawaii islands vulnerable to intensified, high-energy wave environments.
Published July 5, 2018 at 5:28 PM
New law makes revenge porn threat a Class C felony
A new law makes threats to disclose nude or sexually explicit images or videos of another person without their consent a class C felony.
Published July 5, 2018 at 2:30 PM
Schofield Barracks opens its gates to the public to celebrate July Fourth
It's not every year that the public is allowed on the Schofield Barracks for July Fourth, but this year there's an extra special celebration for anyone willing to come out.
Published July 5, 2018 at 6:54 AM
Report: Hawaii still a long way off from 100 percent renewable energy
Hawaii law mandates that by 2045, 100 percent of energy in the state's electricity sector must be renewable.
Published July 4, 2018 at 3:16 PM
Judge backs Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine but legal challenges will continue
Revelers head to the beach to celebrate a very different July 4th
As more parents return to the office, some face an impossible choice
In spike of cases, Oahu sees worrisome evidence of broader community spread
Hawaii reports 19th coronavirus death and biggest single-day surge in cases since early April