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Heavy rains snarl traffic, close highways

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:07:20 GMT

Ed Teixeira is asking people in East Hawaii to stay home this weekend unless they have a critical need to drive. That, the Hawaii County Civil Defense director said, will give first responders and road crews better access for response and cleanup efforts.

Lahaina, Maui: A place where kings were born

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:24:21 GMT

This undated photo provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority shows a waterfront view of Front Street in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Front Street is Lahaina's main downtown street, home to small businesses and opportunities for sightseeing and people-watching.

Your Ultimate Hawaiian Honeymoon Guide

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:36:03 GMT

To get the best of both worlds on your Hawaii honeymoon, pair two islands with vastly different landscapes, like urban Oahu and nature-filled Hawaii or arid Lanai and tropical Kauai. Another tip: consider traveling during , fall and spring, when flights to Hawaii from the West Coast can be as low as $400 .

Flood advisories issued for Oahu, Hawaii island

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:19:39 GMT

Wintry weather that may drop nearly 3 feet of snow on Big Island summits likely means a wet weekend and, perhaps, a humid and wet Dec. 7. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for Oahu until 10:15 a.m. as rain, falling at rates of as much as 3 to 4 inches per hour, fell over the Koolaus from Kailua to Kahuku. A flood advisory for Hawaii island was extended to 10:15 a.m. as rain, falling at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, fell in Puna and Kau.

Kauai, Big Isle under flash flood warning; advisory covers Oahu

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:19:38 GMT

This radar image shows heavy rains over the Puna and Kau districts on Hawaii Island and the Koolau mountains on Oahu this morning. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for Hawaii island and Kauai and a flood advisory for Oahu as heavy rain, falling at a rates of 3 to 4 inches in some spots, fell over the islands this morning.

Food for Thought: Ninth Circuit Rejects GMO and Pesticide Bans in...

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:05:57 GMT

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Made in North Hawaii

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:57:15 GMT

With the holiday season upon us, so too is the shopping dilemma. It's difficult sometimes to find just the right gift - that's affordable too - for that auntie or uncle who has everything.

Mom of missing Hawaii boy pleads guilty to manslaughter

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:15:48 GMT

Jaylin Kema appears in Hilo Circuit Court, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Hilo, Hawaii. Kema, the mother of a boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years, pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday.

Historic contents can lurk inside ordinary covers

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:15:47 GMT

This otherwise unassuming cover contains a four-page letter sent in 1850 by Maria Chamberlain, one of the earliest missionaries in Hawaii, to her sister in Pennsylvania. The postmark indicates that the cover entered the U.S. mail in San Francisco.

About Town: 12-1-16

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:07:16 GMT

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will offer several Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs in December. The programs are free, but park entrance fees apply.

'Ai noa!' Imagine a Thanksgiving back then

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:22:59 GMT

Thanksgiving Dinner warms your heart, the glowing family sitting around the table with mom and dad, grandma and all the kids. Dad carving the turkey, Mom passing the gravy.

2016 Central Pacific hurricane season ends today

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:40:39 GMT

Hawaii residents got some reprieve this hurricane season following a record-breaking 2015 season that saw 15 storms impact the Central Pacific. "It was a very nice break from last year," said Chevy Chevalier, a meteorologist with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Tuesday.

Pearl-Harbor 32 mins ago 5:36 p.m.5 things you didn't know about the Coast Guard on December 7th

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:41:49 GMT

While most know that Coast Guard Cutter Taney took part in the battle of Dec. 7, 1941, with the attacks on Pearl Harbor, many don't realize that the Coast Guard had quite a number of units and personnel who took part in the U.S. defense of Hawaii on that Sunday. Light Keeper John M. Sweeney, in charge of the Barbers Point Light Station, filed a report of what he witnessed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941.

A giant banyan tree in a beach town where kings were born

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:49:48 GMT

This undated photo provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority shows banyan tree branches in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. A banyan was planted here in 1873 in Lahaina, to mark 50 years since the arrival of the first American Protestant mission.

Read the full articlea

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:31:33 GMT

Hawaii Business is thankful to be strengthening the local economy and helping our communities thrive by offering insightful and engaging content for the past 61 years. This attitude of gratitude has us looking back on all of the editorial features from this past year, and we compiled a list of the top 10 stories of 2016 according to web traffic with behind-the-scenes manao from our staff.

DOH reviewing application for marijuana testing

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:05:09 GMT

The state Department of Health is reviewing an application from PharmLabs Hawaii LLC, an expansion of a San Diego-based marijuana laboratory testing company called PharmLabs LLC. Hawaii law requires dispensaries to have a "statistically representative sample" of any marijuana or manufactured marijuana product tested by a state-certified lab prior to sale. The department hadn't received any applications for labs seeking state certification until this month, spurring some to question whether any would be available by the time dispensaries were ready to open.

Goodwill Hawaii transforms lives through employment services

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:38:31 GMT

The closet has been cleared out and the boxes of donated clothes dropped off at Goodwill Hawaii will be sorted and sold at one of the organization's two stores on the island. The impact of the donated boxes is considerable: 90 percent of revenue from sales funds multiple job training programs offered across the Big Island.