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First wave-produced power in U.S. goes online in Hawaii

Hawaii has become the first state in the United States to make use of wave-produced electricity, thanks to the up-and-down and side-to-side motion of a large buoy swaying and bobbing in the waters off the coast of Oahu.

Meet the world's loneliest tree snail — Achatinella apexfulva

The one and only member of a species of land snail that called the Hawaiian island of Oahu home now lives quietly in the conservation lab of the University of Hawaii. Nine years old, the snail has not reproduced and scientists don't know if it ever will.

Madeline weakens to tropical storm as it passes Hawaii

Washington - Tropical Storm Madeline weakened from hurricane status as it passed south of Hawaii's Big Island overnight on Wednesday, but still threatens flash floods and mudslides, US weather officials said.

Hurricane Madeline weakening as it heads toward Hawaii

Miami - Hurricane Madeline flexed its muscles as it churned towards Hawaii Tuesday, peaking at a dangerous Category Four strength before slackening, US weather officials said.

Hawaii health officials identify cause of Hepatitis A outbreak

Hawaii health officials have identified imported scallops that were served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants as being the probable source of a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened at least 168 people.

With 168 cases of Hepatitis A, Hawaii no closer to finding source

In one week's time, the number of cases of Hepatitis A in Hawaii has jumped from 135 to 168 confirmed cases, and the source of the disease still remains elusive.

Hawaii has 135 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A — 39 hospitalized

The Hawaii State Department of Health issued an update Wednesday on the current Hepatitis A outbreak that seems to be centered on the island of Oahu. There are now 135 confirmed cases of the disease, and 39 people have been hospitalized.

Sanders trounces Clinton in Hawaii presidential caucus vote: Media

Los Angeles - Bernie Sanders trounced Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in Hawaii's presidential caucus to secure a clean sweep of all three election contests on Saturday, US media reported.

Feds: Dolphins in Hawaii need protection from swimmers, tourists

For many people, swimming with dolphins is an exhilarating experience, but for the dolphins, it can be very stressful, interrupting valuable time that they use for resting. This is why federal officials are considering banning the practice in Hawaii.

Salmonella contamination hurting Hawaii's macadamia nut industry

Hawaii's Big Island not only features black sand beaches and five volcanoes, but it is the home of world-famous Kona coffee and macadamia nuts.

Former Playboy Playmate and 'Baywatch' lifeguard Brande Roderick Special

The Californian actress, model and businesswoman (41) has a pivotal role in an upcoming John Schneider movie entitled 'Anderson Bench.' She tells Digital Journal all about it.

Hawaii declares state of emergency over fears of Dengue and Zika

Honolulu - Hawaii Governor David Ige has declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito-borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus.

US searching for 2 military copters after reported collision

Washington - The US Coast Guard was searching for two military helicopters that reportedly crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu while carrying a total of 12 people, officials said Friday.

Hawaii becomes 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

Honolulu - Effective Friday, January 1, 2016, Hawaii became the first state in the United States to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.

Where are the humpbacks? — Hawaii still waiting for winter return

Hawaii have been anticipating the return of the Humpback whales since December, the usual start of the season, but some experts are wondering why the world's largest whales are taking so long to reach their winter breeding grounds.

Op-Ed: New product echoes the history of Polynesian art and tattoos Special

Mililani - Riding on the wave of success of her "Maui By Design" hand painted Hawaiian 'Nei Hua' ornaments, owner Andrea Butter this year has launched an entirely new product line of Polynesian inspired leather wallets, called NĀ KOA, meaning "the courageous."

Experience Honolulu through Flighthub Commissioned

Honolulu is situated inside the island of Oahu which is famous for its majestic beaches. Flighthub is one of the leading online travel sites in Canada.

American Airlines accidentally flew the wrong plane to Hawaii

Los Angeles - Last month, American Airlines violated Federal Aviation Administration regulations when it accidentally flew the wrong plane from Los Angeles to Hawaii.

It snowed in Hawaii on Friday

On Friday morning, a thunderstorm touched down in Hawaii, and along with it came some snow. However, the only place it accumulated was at Mauna Kea's summit.

Hawaii plastic bag ban goes into effect

Honolulu - As of Wednesday, grocery stores across the entire state of Hawaii are banned from distributing plastic bags to customers.

Hawaii: Hundreds of protesters block controversial telescope

Honolulu - On Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano, construction on what would be one of the world's largest telescopes was blocked once again by protesters who say that the $1.4 billion dollar project would desecrate sacred land.

Solar Impulse 2 starts its epic five-day journey to Hawaii

Solar Impulse 2 took off from Nanjing, China at 2:39 p.m. ET, on a grueling, 5,079-mile, five-day flight to Hawaii. This is the seventh-leg of its around the world journey.

Ni’ihau — The island paradise that's 'off limits' to visitors

Ni'ihau is the smallest of Hawaii's inhabited islands, and one of the most mysterious. This is because it is called "The forbidden Island." No, there are no ghosts or dangerous volcanoes there. It is just privately owned.

Hawaii tourism authority reveals record numbers

When you think about Hawaii your mind shifts to warm beaches, beautiful weather, ancient volcanoes, and unique culture. It’s the combination of these things that keeps tourists returning each year.

How to make the most of visiting Hawaii Special

Visiting Hawaii or planning to tour the islands one day? Then you need to know the dos and don'ts of this very special place.

Huge crab caught walking down road in Hawaii

Cars braked when a giant "coconut crab" sauntered down a main road in Hawaii. According to local resident Holly Cantere, surprised drivers stopped in their tracks upon seeing the over-sized creature.

Obama's golf game disrupts soldier's wedding

President Barack Obama reportedly issued a personal apology over the weekend after his golf game forced a pair of Army captains to relocate their wedding on a military base in Hawaii.

Canadian woman gets $950,000 medical bill after Hawaiian vacation

Regina - A Saskatchewan woman, Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel, went on a holiday to Hawaii in October 2013 while she was pregnant. She ended up giving birth nine weeks prematurely in Hawaii.

Hawaii braces as twin storms blow in

Kihei - Tropical Storm Iselle lost steam as it lashed Hawaii with strong winds and heavy rain early Friday, as a second, more powerful weather system headed for the holiday paradise.

Hawaii braces for double storm hit

Honolulu - Hawaii on Wednesday braced for a walloping by a rare duo of storms headed for the holiday paradise, with local residents rushing to stock up on water and flashlights.
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Patrick Doyle  president of the turtle monitoring group  Malama na Honu  reports the condition of a ...
Patrick Doyle, president of the turtle monitoring group "Malama na Honu" reports the condition of a turtle to researchers at NOAA.
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Hawaii: APEC 2011
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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Signs went up about noon on Monday, warning beach goers about the possible contamination of sewage spilling right into the ocean.
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Hawaii is one of the 50 states and no matter what you see local people doing  like this hatmaker on ...
Hawaii is one of the 50 states and no matter what you see local people doing, like this hatmaker on the beach, remember they are citizens like you of the United States.
Individual green sea turtles come to the same beaches every year. They are known by their markings  ...
Individual green sea turtles come to the same beaches every year. They are known by their markings, and some are tagged.
The imported frozen scallops served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants in Oahu and Kauai have been linke...
The imported frozen scallops served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants in Oahu and Kauai have been linked to the Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii.
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President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia enter the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Haw...
President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia enter the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawaii to watch the Diamond Head basketball game between Oregon State Beavers and Akron Zips during their Christmas vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 22, 2013
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This picture of Honolulu at the water's edge shows the beauty of the city, against the clear sky and water, one of the first glimpses people have of the capitol city of Hawaii, Honolulu
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A bottlenose dolphin is rescued by a diver in Hawaii
A bottlenose dolphin is rescued by a diver in Hawaii
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The Solar Impulse landed in Nanjing on April 21. On May 13  it was rolled out onto the runway for a ...
The Solar Impulse landed in Nanjing on April 21. On May 13, it was rolled out onto the runway for a sunbath.
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Niʻihau's dimensions are 6.2 miles by 18.6 miles, and its highest elevation is only 1,280 feet. The island has one extinct volcano that had a rather large landslide to the East.
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March against Monsanto on Maui  Hawaii - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto on Maui, Hawaii - May 25, 2013
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Pohakuloa Training Area is in the heart of Hawai'i, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Hualalai volcanic mountains.
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A photo of Honolulu
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A Pearl Harbor survivor recounts his story in Vancouver, Washington
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