WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Young Brothers will once again accept all its usual cargo items for shipping from Maui to Oahu after a staffing shortage triggered by a COVID-19 outbreak disrupted some operations.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii is expanding its flagship Manoa campus to build a learning center and dorm for students who want to be entrepreneurs.
The complex, called the Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs, or RISE, will be a six-story building set to open in 2023, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — Contracted health care workers will arrive in Hawaii this weekend to help hospitals that are short-staffed and nearing capacity.
About 250 workers — mostly nurses — from the mainland will come to the state this weekend, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — Three former Honolulu officials were arrested Wednesday for allegedly conspiring to hide the source of public funds used to get a police chief to retire amid a corruption investigation that ultimately put him and his former prosecutor wife in federal prison.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii recorded an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations Wednesday as the omicron variant continued to spread throughout the islands.
State data initially showed was a 35% increase in hospitalizations from the previous day, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor said Tuesday a judge was wrong to grant an acquittal to a Hawaii lawmaker charged with driving under the influence after police saw her driving the wrong way down a major thoroughfare.
HONOLULU (AP) — After initially resisting, the U.S. Navy will comply with Hawaii's order to remove fuel from a massive underground storage tank facility near Pearl Harbor blamed for contaminating drinking water, officials said Tuesday.
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Monday acquitted a Hawaii lawmaker charged with driving under the influence after police saw her driving the wrong way down a major Honolulu thoroughfare.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii Board of Regents plans to address the issue of morale on the university's football team following a legislative hearing that featured testimony from former players and that the university system president criticized as one-sided.
HONOLULU (AP) — The median sale price for a single-family home on Oahu was over $1 million during the second half of 2021, a record high for Hawaii's most populous island.
In December, the median price was $1,060,000, a 22% increase compared to 2020, Hawaii Public Radio reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Council on Revenues on Thursday predicted that the Hawaii's general fund tax receipts will surge 15% during the current fiscal year through June as tourism recovers from the COVID-19 downturn.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Monsanto Company pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally using and storing agricultural chemicals in Hawaii, and will pay $12 million in fines.
HONOLULU (AP) — At least 800 Hawaii public school teachers were out sick this week, officials said.
Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi said the schools are seeing disruptions because of the COVID-19 omicron variant, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — Organizers of large indoor events on Hawaii's most populous island must once again abide by crowd size restrictions as the omicron variant spreads throughout the state.
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said at a news conference Wednesday that any indoor gathering with more than 1,000 people will be subject to a 50% capacity rule.
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. public health officials on Tuesday began investigating how civilians have been affected by the leakage of petroleum into Pearl Harbor's tap water from a Navy fuel storage facility.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Department of Health on Monday upheld the governor's order requiring the Navy to drain massive World War II-era fuel tanks after oil leaking from the aging facility contaminated Pearl Harbor's tap water.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has reported another day of near-record coronavirus cases, ending the year with a surging infection rate and hospitals on edge.
Health officials said there were 3,290 new cases on Friday.
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service warned Friday of flash floods and the possibility of landslides on Kauai as the Big Island's summits were issued a winter weather advisory.
On Kauai, Hanalei River flooding has closed the only bridge connecting a remote part of the island to more populated towns on the north shore.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii set an all-time record for new coronavirus cases on Thursday as the state of about 1.5 million people reported nearly 3,500 new infections.
The daily total of new cases reported by health officials was 3,484, topping the record of 2,205 cases set the day after Christmas.
HONOLULU (AP) — Military officials say they need more time to flush jet fuel from their Pearl Harbor water system, but some of the 4,000 military families who were displaced because of contaminated drinking water could begin returning by the end of next week.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy on Wednesday filed objections to the conclusion by a Hawaii state official that it should be required to remove fuel from tanks it owns near Pearl Harbor.
State Department of Health Deputy Director Marian Tsuji now has 30 days to consider the Navy's complaints before making a final decision on the matter.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii agriculture officials are concerned after a live mongoose was caught on Kauai, an island that doesn't have an established population of the invasive pest that threatens native birds.
HONOLULU (AP) — The head of Honolulu's water utility said Tuesday he prays the Navy doesn't continue fighting an order to remove fuel from massive tanks that a hearings officer concluded pose “a metaphorical ticking time bomb” threatening drinking water.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's public lands agency is warning people that they face arrest if found burning Christmas trees at an oceanic sandbar.
The sandbar that rests between the open Pacific Ocean and Kaneohe Bay on Oahu's windward side is a popular gathering place for local boaters and tourists.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii state official on Monday agreed that the Navy should be required to remove fuel from massive fuel tanks it owns near Pearl Harbor, saying they pose “a metaphorical ticking time bomb” threatening the water supply of the state's most populous island.
HONOLULU (AP) — Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has purchased more property in Hawaii, including most of a reservoir that unleashed a deadly flood 15 years ago.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police have arrested an off-duty police officer for alleged assault as part of an investigation into an accidental shooting that injured a man.
Police responded to a report of “an accidental discharge of a firearm” in Niu Valley at about 12:55 a.m.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii reported 1,511 new coronavirus cases Thursday as state officials say the omicron variant is likely spreading widely throughout the islands.
Hawaii's single-day record of 1,678 cases was recorded at the height of the delta surge at the end of August.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hospitals in Hawaii are bracing for an influx of COVID-19 patients as the state grapples with a sharp rise in infections.
According to the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, many hospital beds are already taken by patients that do not have the coronavirus, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — A hearings officer expects to issue a recommendation early next week on whether the Navy has to comply with Hawaii’s order to empty fuel from a massive storage tank facility blamed for contaminating Pearl Harbor drinking water.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health officials reported another 707 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases Tuesday, the fifth straight day of elevated infection numbers.
Hawaii had a seven-day average of about 100 daily cases in early December.
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials with Hawaii’s Health Department testified Monday about past problems with a Navy fuel storage facility blamed for contaminating Pearl Harbor drinking water, including corroding steel tanks, behind-schedule maintenance and tanks that haven’t been inspected in more than 20 years.
HONOLULU (AP) — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Honolulu has surged nearly fivefold in the past two weeks, according to data from the Hawaii state Department of Health.
Oahu recorded a seven-day average of 251 cases on Friday, compared to 53 cases on Dec.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s congressional delegation on Thursday asked House and Senate leaders to make sure the military spends whatever money it has available to address the contamination of Pearl Harbor drinking water by a Navy fuel storage facility that has leaked petroleum.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Navy to immediately close a fuel storage facility blamed for contaminating tap water at military housing and threatening an aquifer used by both the military and Honolulu civilians.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu has become the latest Hawaii county to adopt its own hotel tax after Mayor Rick Blangiardi signed legislation adding a 3% surcharge to the state’s levy on short-term rentals.
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said he is monitoring the Navy's handling of jet fuel contamination in its Pearl Harbor drinking water system.
In a statement Monday, Austin said he is “personally monitoring” the situation at a fuel storage facility in Hawaii, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Navy divers are trying to remove jet fuel from a water shaft near Hawaii's Pearl Harbor after people using the water in their homes reported becoming sick.
Divers are making progress and are now “skimming” contaminants that floated to the surface, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Monsanto agrochemical company said Thursday in court documents that it has agreed to plead guilty to illegally using and storing pesticides in Hawaii and will pay $12 million in fines.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy will stop operations at fuel storage tanks above a Hawaii aquifer until the completion of its own investigation into how petroleum got into tap water.
In a memo dated Tuesday, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro said “corrective actions shall be performed as expeditiously as possible.”
HONOLULU (AP) — A slow-moving storm that knocked out power, swamped dozens of homes and sent creeks and streams surging had mostly passed over Hawaii on Tuesday, though the threat of flooding lingered in some already-drenched areas.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it is suspending use of a massive World War II-era fuel storage complex above a Hawaii aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water — following days of complaints that tap water smells like fuel and has sickened some people.
HONOLULU (AP) — A strong storm packing high winds and extremely heavy rain flooded roads and knocked out power across Hawaii, with officials warning Monday of potentially worse conditions ahead.
The National Weather Service said the storm brings the threat of “catastrophic flooding” in the coming days as a low pressure system slowly moves from east to west and lingered on the edge of the archipelago.
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HONOLULU (AP) — Amid a continuing crisis over fuel contaminating the Navy’s tap water at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu’s water utility said Friday it shut off one of its wells so it doesn’t taint its own supply with petroleum from an underground aquifer it shares with the military.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council has approved a measure to levy an additional 3% tax on hotel and other transient accommodations.
The bill passed Wednesday still needs to be signed by Mayor Rick Blangiardi.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii State Department of Health said Wednesday a laboratory has detected petroleum product in a water sample from an elementary school near Pearl Harbor amid heightened concerns that fuel from a massive Navy storage facility could contaminate Oahu's water supply.
HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Health said Tuesday tests of water samples from the Navy's water system at Pearl Harbor have so far been inconclusive after it received more than 100 complaints about fuel-like odor coming from tap water in the area.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health officials had to revise the state's coronavirus vaccination rate after providers counted booster shots as first doses.
The percentage of residents who received at least one dose was lower than previously reported and the number booster shots given is higher, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.