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Hawaii Posts Record Low Temperatures for Second Day

Hawaii Posts Record Low Temperatures for Second Day

The usually balmy and pleasant weather of Hawaii is seeing records broken, not for how warm it is, but for cold temperatures. Hawaii has posted record low temperatures for the second day in a row, breaking at least four different area records. Pictures of a ice and snow have been run by local news outlets, […]

Ants Threatening Hawaiian Agriculture

Ants Threatening Hawaiian Agriculture

Agriculture in Hawaii is facing a huge threat from the little fire ant, an invasive stinging ant that bites more than just people. Infestations have spread across Kauai, Maui, Hawaii and Oahu, and despite previous advances toward eradication, the tiny invaders have shown no sign that they intend to leave paradise. The ants, native to […]

Hawaii Homelessness Highest in Nation

Hawaii Homelessness Highest in Nation

Hawaii now has the highest rate of homelessness per capita in the U.S., according to the 2014 State of Homelessness in America report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Despite Hawaii’s sizable homeless population, the state reports only a 5 percent unemployment rate, pointing to increasing housing costs as a reason for the increase. […]

Hawaii Woos Obama With Offer for Presidential Library

Hawaii Woos Obama With Offer for Presidential Library

Hawaii put in a bid on Thursday, Dec. 11, in an attempt to woo President Obama with an offer for his presidential library, the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu. The state hopes to lure the president back to where he was born and graduated high school. Obama’s life post high school was largely spent […]

Hawaii Moped Rider in Serious Condition After Crashing Into Parked Car

Hawaii Moped Rider in Serious Condition After Crashing Into Parked Car

In the residential neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii of Palolo, a man who was riding his moped crashed it into a parked car. He is in serious condition, according to Hawaii News Now. The man, 24, has not yet had the extent of his injuries or his identity released pending completion of an investigation into the […]

Hawaii County Sued by Monsanto

Hawaii County Sued by Monsanto

  On Thursday, the Maui Farm Bureau, Monsanto Co. and a unit of Dow Chemical Co. filed a joint lawsuit against the Hawaiian County of Maui over a voter-backed ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  According to the Associated Press, the companies asserted that both state and federal laws preempt the ban, which was in […]

Hawaii Authorities Issue Evacuation Notice

Hawaii Authorities Issue Evacuation Notice

Hawaii County authorities have issued an evacuation notice to 4,000 residents in the path of the Kilauea lava flow. The lava has increased speed, now moving at about 20 yards per hour and by Monday night had come within about 70 yards of the nearest homes. At that rate, the flow was expected to reach […]

Lava Evacuation Possible for Hawaii Residents

Lava Evacuation Possible for Hawaii Residents

An active lava flow, measuring 35 yards in width, is threatening homes and residents in the region of Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii. At this time, the lava flow is slow moving at a rate of approximately 10 yards an hour and is headed toward the region’s largest town, Pahoa. Geologist, Matt Patrick […]

NASA Mission to Mars Starts in Hawaii

NASA Mission to Mars Starts in Hawaii

NASA is beginning a mission in Hawaii that plans to study how astronauts can survive on Mars for a long period of time. The mission is to stick a few people inside a dome on a Hawaiian volcano to see how they interact with each other. The mission will last eight months, with the people […]

Same-Sex Marriage Scheduled for Review

Same-Sex Marriage Scheduled for Review

On Monday, September 29, 2014 Federal court Judges in the U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals in San Francisco will see the proposal on the bans on same-sex marriage in Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii. There is much speculation about how they will rule. In the hearings this past Monday, the U.S. Appeals Judges seem inclined to […]

Hawaii: Lava Flow Concerns

Hawaii: Lava Flow Concerns

Hawaii’s Big Island is dealing with serious concerns as lava from an active volcano is reported to be flowing toward nearby homes. As residents of the island deal with the aftermath of a tropical storm that has already done damage, they must now turn their attention to lava flowing towards residential neighborhoods. The Hawaiian Volcano […]

Hawaii Between the Storms

Hawaii Between the Storms

Hurricane Iselle was the first hurricane in more than 20 years to make landfall in Hawaii, and now Hawaiians are finding themselves between storms as hurricane Julio approaches. Julio, expected to hit sometime Sunday, is not expected to do much damage. Of course, that could change. Though it is rare for a tropical weather system to make landfall […]

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