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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.

Guardians of the Galaxy hero came from zero

Los Angeles - Years from now, Hollywood actor Chris Pratt may look back on his life and decide the weekend of August 1st, 2014 was the very best 48 hour period of his life.

'Here we come, Mars' NASA testing its own UFO

Mars is still a realistic dream, not only for Mars One, but the European Space Agency and NASA. NASA has taken a giant leap forward in developing what they are hoping will be a viable flying-saucer shaped vehicle capable of withstanding Mars atmosphere.

Track whales in the Hawaiian Islands online

Every year whale watchers from all over the world visit Hawaii to see the endangered humpback whales. However, there are other endangered species that need just as much attention, hence the introduction of a new online whale tracking map.

California stowaway survives Hawaii flight in wheel well of plane

Kahului - An extremely lucky 16-year-old boy survived after deciding to run away from home this weekend, stowing away in the wheel well of a plane, in sub-zero temperatures, on a flight from California to sunny Hawaii.

Undercover cop 'sex exemption' under fire in Hawaii

Cops working secretively on investigations involving encounters with prostitutes are fighting new legislation that plans to outlaw having sex with prostitutes while working these cases.

Hawaii cops urge lawmakers to let them have sex with prostitutes

Honolulu - Under existing Hawaiian law, it is legal for undercover police officers to have sex with prostitutes during criminal investigations, and police in the Aloha State's largest city are lobbying lawmakers to keep it that way.

Hawaii braces for massive waves triggered by 'super swell'

Forecasters are predicting waves of up to 50 feet in height to lash the shores of the Hawaiian islands this week, due to a "giant northwest swell."

Hawaii time-lapse night sky video goes viral (video)

A graduate student in astronomy at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, has made a stunning time-lapse video depicting the Milky Way over Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Facebook comments by Hertz employees prompts lawsuit

Kahului - Allegedly racist and derogatory remarks made on Facebook by a number of Hertz Rent-A-Car employees about an African-American customer are described as a "violent and dehumanizing, racist attack" and have brought about lawsuit.

Hawaii legalizes gay marriage

Honolulu - Hawaii became the 15th US state to achieve LGBT marriage equality as Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Wednesday.

Hawaii's surf season begins

November marks the beginning of Hawaii's surfing season. If you're a surfer at heart, now is the time of the year to go to Hawaii and live your passions.

Lonesome sunless planet spotted by astronomers

Humankind may have taken small steps to explore the heavens but our knowledge remains limited. As for planets, discoveries are being made all the time. Wednesday astronomers discovered a new planet. One with no Sun.
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A Pearl Harbor survivor recounts his story in Vancouver, Washington
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Te Va Lowy is among the artists who create the Polynesian motifs for Na Koa wallets and leather craf...
Te'Va Lowy is among the artists who create the Polynesian motifs for Na Koa wallets and leather craft designs.
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Mountains Koolau and Waianae on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii
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Snow on Mauna Kea
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Green sea turtles and people share Hawaii beaches.
Green sea turtles and people share Hawaii beaches.
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Photo by Candace Calloway Whiting
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Anti-GMO protest in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii on February 13, 2013
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A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
A camera traveled from Maui to Taiwan where it was found - the photos survived.
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Sean Goebel put together a time-lapse video of the night sky over Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
Sean Goebel put together a time-lapse video of the night sky over Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
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Pamphleteers solicit both Japanese and American tourists, wearing tee shirts with signs on the back advertising shooting guns for gun in Waikiki, Hawaii's fabled tourist destination.
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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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An Hawaiian Airlines A330-200 at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii
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March against Monsanto on Maui, Hawaii - May 25, 2013
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Giant coconut crabs climbing trees
Giant coconut crabs climbing trees
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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.
Kayak In crystal clear waters.
Kayak In crystal clear waters.
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Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching.
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching.
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