Tag: Hawaii news

  • Recycling numbers are down but costs are up

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    Recycling rates have been dropping on Oahu. While the cost of the program has been rising…thanks in part to contaminated recyclables in those blue bins. Recycling rates have been dropping on Oahu. While the cost of the program has been rising…thanks in part to contaminated recyclables in those blue bins. Everyone has a reason for […]

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  • No tsunami threat after 5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Big Island

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    A 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook parts of the Big Island early Wednesday, but officials said there’s no tsunami threat to the state. The quake struck the southern flank of the island near the Kilauea volcano just before 1 a.m. The tremor was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. […]

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  • Hawaii expects tourism boost from Japan’s expanded ‘Golden Week’

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    The tourism industry in Hawaii is anticipating a boost from a stretch of Japanese holidays known as “Golden Week” that has been extended this year. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the four national holidays typically held over seven days are a popular time for Japanese tourists to visit Hawaii. This year the holiday period has been […]

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  • Heavy snow on Maui. Historic floods on Kauai. Hawaii weather is getting weird

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    In early February, more than a foot of snow blanketed Polipoli Spring State Recreation Park on Maui — elevation 6,200 feet. Though records are spotty, it’s believed to be the lowest elevation snowfall in modern Hawaii. In other words, it was a pretty weird weather event. And that makes it part of a trend. From […]

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  • Bruno Mars played another concert in Hawaii last night (and you probably missed it)

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    Three sold-out shows at Aloha Stadium apparently weren’t enough for Hawaii’s biggest pop music sensation. Bruno Mars and members of his band, the Hooligans, performed at a privately-funded event Wednesday night at the Grand Wailea on Maui — like, right on the beach at the Grand Wailea. Video from the concert that was posted to […]

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  • Fishermen encounter a great white shark off Oahu (and it could happen more often)

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    Kayak fishermen Isaac Brumaghim and Bobby Fernandez were out in the waters off Kaena Point last week Friday, spending the day getting seafood to stock a wedding and a baby showers for the upcoming weekend. And that’s when they encountered what turned out to be a great white shark. “I just paddled over to Bobby, […]

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  • We Can Save On Electricity And Help The Environment

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    Bills moving through the Hawaii Legislature call for the state to adopt California’s appliance efficiency standards. It’s a no-brainer, folks. Is there anyone in the state of Hawaii who does not want to see their utility costs go down? We all know the answer to that. Now, consider this possible solution: Two bills moving steadily […]

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  • Drier conditions taking over, still soggy for the Big Island

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    The wet pattern will likely continue into the second half of the week for the Big Island as a surface trough remains in the area. For the smaller islands, a gradual drying trend is anticipated from west to east through midweek, which should hold into the weekend. The gusty winds over parts of the Big […]

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  • Stormy weather ahead for the east end of the state

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    A deep tropical moisture plume drifts into Hawaii and Maui Counties from the southeast. Expect frequent showers, heavy at times, and scattered thunderstorms for the eastern islands from Monday night through Tuesday. Decreasing shower trends are forecast for most of the eastern island from Thursday through Sunday. Drier conditions are forecast to start the week […]

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  • Hawaii has passed some bold progressive legislation over the past few years

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    In recent years, bills that might seem too bold to gain traction in other state houses have become law in Hawaii, gaining worldwide attention. Policymakers in the overwhelmingly Democratic state House — with 1 Republican state senator and 5 Republicans in the state House — have pushed forward a wave of ambitious progressive legislation. The […]

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