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Hawaii fires warning officer who sent missile alert

Washington - The administrator of Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency has resigned and an officer with a track record of "poor performance" has been fired after triggering mass panic with a false alert of a ballistic missile headed for the Pacific islands, officia...

US official defends early-warning systems after Hawaii 'failure'

Honolulu - A top US official on Sunday defended government early-warning systems after a false missile alert terrified Hawaii, in what a congresswoman called an epic failure that emphasized the need for talks with North Korea.

Hawaii lawmaker Kaniela Ing to introduce pro-net neutrality bill

Honolulu - A Hawaii state lawmaker has announced he will introduce a bill encouraging publicly-owned local broadband networks days after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal Obama-era regulations protecting net neutrality.

Hawaiian canoe comes home after epic round-the-world odyssey

Los Angeles - A traditional double-hulled canoe has returned to Hawaii after concluding a three-year epic journey around the globe, the first trip of its kind by such a boat.

Worrying spread of parasitic worm in Hawaii

A parasitic roundworm that causes rat lungworm disease appears to be spreading on the Hawaiian island of Maui. During the past three months six people have become infected.

Hawaii wants to ban chemical sunscreens to save its coral reefs

Last month, a Hawaiian state senator proposed a bill that would ban the sale of chemical sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate across the Islands, although presscriptions would be allowed.

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.
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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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An Hawaiian Airlines A330-200 at Honolulu International Airport, Oahu, Hawaii
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Solar Impulse 2 took off at 6:39 p.m. UTC on the 7th leg of its trip around the world.
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A beach near Oahu, Hawaii
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Kissing in front of a Kilauea lava flow in Hawaii
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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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Garden of the Gods, Lanai, Hawaii
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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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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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Hawaii: APEC 2011
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A Honu Guardian (volunteer turtle observer) educates visitors about not disturbing the resting turtles.
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Tattoo artist Xavier Saint Amand's tribal design includes tiki hands and eyes, which are often considered to give special protection
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Protesters of Occupy Monsanto Maui
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Obama wrote in Kelli Allman's yearbook in 1979
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Protesters of Occupy Monsanto Maui
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March against Monsanto on Maui, Hawaii - May 25, 2013
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Mountains Koolau and Waianae on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii
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March against Monsanto on Maui, Hawaii - May 25, 2013
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Anti-GMO protest in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii on February 13, 2013
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