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Hawaii visitors spending less, lawmakers consider taxing REITs, Pearl Harbor survivor Stratton dies, coronavirus worries intensify, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki shoppers ©2020 All Hawaii News Visitors to Hawaii are spending less. Adventuresome tourists, especially those who are booking accommodations outside the main tourist centers, are contributing to tourism growth, which saw arrivals top 10.4 million in 2019. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii pension fund surpasses gains benchmarks. Hawaii’s largest public pension fund rode the U.S. bull market to a strong finish during the final three months of 2019. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Lawmakers Again Consi...
Tags: Travel, Delta Airlines, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Chinatown, Big Island, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Stratton, Nagoya Japan, West Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, University of Hawaii, County Council, Garden Island


Ride the Waves at These Popular Surfing Spots Around the World

Surfing has been on the rising tide for the last few years as its popularity has been growing each year. It’s become so popular in fact that it will make its first Olympic debut in Tokyo, Japan’s summer Olympic games. Many people have become so addicted to the euphoria of the sport that they are constantly traveling, searching for the perfect place to surf the waves. Here are a few places from around the world that belong to a travel list of a surf maniac.  Before we jump into our locations f...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Australia, South Africa, Hawaii, Coast, Costa Rica, Family Travel, Gold Coast, Bay, JEFFREY, Tokyo Japan, Tahiti, Uluwatu, Jefferey, These Popular Surfing Spots Around the World


Flawed coronavirus test kits sent to Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric earnings jump 33.7%, Hawaiian group sues over Mauna Kea access road, Florence Puana dies at 100, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Legal observers on Mauna Kea access road on July 20, 2019 ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaiians sue over use of Mauna Kea Access Road. Three Native Hawaiian beneficiaries sued the state today claiming that it has violated the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act by using Mauna Kea Access Road without any compensation. Star-Advertiser.Lawsuit questions state’s authority over Maunakea Access Road. A Native Hawaiian advocacy group has sued the state for its management of the land around the Maunakea Acce...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Obama, Barack Obama, Hawaii, Tokyo, Associated Press, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Josh Green, State


$1.9B radar dropped from budget, Hawaii woman on cruise ship contracts coronavirus, Blangiardi running for Honolulu mayor, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Wind turbines in Hawaii ©2020 All Hawaii News Renewable energy rises 28% in 2019, Hawaiian Electric says. Hawaiian Electric said its use of renewable energy in 2019 increased over 2018 despite the unavailability of geothermal on the Big Island, and significantly lower wind energy production. Star-Advertiser.Hawaiian Electric Puts Activist Fund Manager On Board. The once-critical investor changed his tone on Wednesday. Civil Beat.=====Budget drops $1.9B radar. Funding for the $1.9 billion ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Defense, Hawaii, Catholic, Bill, Lockheed Martin, Hyundai, Medicaid, Lanai, Big Island, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, U S Environmental Protection Agency


Facial recognition tech, new smartphones from Samsung, Motorola

Today on KITV’s “Good Morning Hawaii,” anchor Maleko McDonnell and I discuss the latest tech headlines, including the controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI, and new smartphones from Samsung (including the Galaxy S20 flagship and Galaxy Z Flip folding phone) and Motorola’s Razr reboot and mid-priced Moto G Power. Q: Let’s start with privacy, which affects everyone. Civil liberties groups are sounding the alarm about facial recognition technology. What do we need to know? ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Motorola, Facebook, Video, Technology, Washington, Samsung, Linkedin, Smartphones, Hawaii, Ai, Artificialintelligence, ClearView, KITV, Samsung Motorola


Fairmont Kea Lani Review: Maui beach resort for the active boomer

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Tags: Travel, United States, Luxury, Hawaii, North America, Beach, Destinations, Maui, Active Travel, Fairmont Kea Lani Review


Hawaii toxic emissions drop, bill hamstrings AG's investigations of nonprofits, Honolulu seeks manager for Haiku Stairs, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Chinatown in Honolulu ©2020 All Hawaii News Chinatown merchants blame fears over coronavirus for drastic decline in business. Businesses in Honolulu’s Chinatown are reporting a drastic drop in sales ― as Chinatowns across the U.S. have turned into virtual ghost towns because of irrational fears of infection. Hawaii News Now.35 in Hawaii under ‘self-quarantine’ for coronavirus, 1 under mandatory quarantine. The number of individuals in Hawaii under quarantine for the coronavirus jumped ove...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Senate, Walmart, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Cctv, Bill, Chinatown, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Wailuku


Aila confirmed to head DHHL, first person in Hawaii is quarantined in coronavirus prevention, bill would prohibit Red Hill fuel tanks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Coffee beans on drying floor in Ka'u ©2020 All Hawaii News all rights reserved Hawaii Lawmakers Are Showing A Little Love For Kona Coffee. A bill that would require coffee labeled with a Hawaiian name contain at least 50% Hawaii-grown beans has so far faced no opposition. Civil Beat.Aila confirmed as head of DHHL. William Aila won confirmation as chairman of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on Monday by a 21-3 vote of the state Senate. He will serve through Dec. 21, 2022. Star-Advert...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Senate, China, Singapore, Fbi, Hawaii, House, Associated Press, Pearl Harbor, North Shore, Waikiki, James Comey, Kauai, Maui, Hubei


Touring the road to Hana with Valley Isle Excursions

The road to Hana is a very twisty journey through a lush rainforest with beautiful waterfalls, valleys, black sand beaches and much more to explore. It’s a picturesque day of adventure that’s one of the must-do activities of Maui. As we were planning our excursions for the NCL Pride of America cruise around Hawaii, we thought it would be fun to tour the road to Hana again. We’ve toured the road several times on our own and also took a small, independent tour, but not taken a tour with one of th...
Tags: Travel, America, Hawaii, Tripadvisor, Ncl, Cruising Hawaii, Maui, Charles Lindbergh, Hana, Haleakala National Park, Valley Isle, Maui See & Do, Kipahulu, Waianapanapa, Wailua Falls, Oheo Gulch


Rat lungworm now in coqui frogs, bufos, even centipedes and crabs.

Coqui frog. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service This may read like something out of a Godzilla movie, but it has now become clear that rat lungworm disease has now teamed up with coqui frogs. Researchers last year identified rat lungworm in the invasive, incredibly noisy frogs, and last month published a scientific paper on their findings. Lungworm is spreading throughout the environment. Itʻs not only in rats, and of course humans and now coqui, but the scientists ...
Tags: Travel, Government, Birds, Hawaii, Agriculture, Evolution, Invasive Species, Zoology, Islands, Hawaii USA, state Department of Health, Health/Medical, Lungworm, Hawai`i Department of Health, Chris N Niebuhr, Shane R Siers


Bill would allow exemptions from child vaccinations, Airbnb sends campaign cash, Honolulu prosecutor could be term-limited, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii corrections officer ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Prison Reformers Call For New Approach To Guard Training. An overhaul of the training program is competing with many other priorities. Civil Beat.Lawmakers consider bill that would allow for ‘conscientious’ exemption for child vaccines. New state child vaccinations requirements are about to kick in. But some parents are calling on lawmakers to delay the new rules — or make it easier to exempt children. Hawaii News Now.State Health ...
Tags: Travel, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Iowa, Airbnb, Epa, Lgbtq, Bill, Pahoa, Delaware, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature


Where to Stay on Maui

Where to Stay on Maui is the topic Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura get into on our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. After some joking about caller ID and Super Bowl phone calls, our Hawaii vacation planning experts discuss the particulars of selecting the part of the Valley Isle that will best suit your Maui […] The post Where to Stay on Maui appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Maui, Lanai Tabura, Valley Isle, Aloha Bruce


Ige tied for nation's least popular governor, Honolulu rail delayed again, Obama memorabilia sought, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Gov. David Ige tied for least popular governor in the nation, poll finds. Hawaii voters have been disillusioned with Gov. David Ige’s job performance for some time, but a new national survey suggests Ige’s public approval ratings have hit rock bottom. Star-Advertiser.=====State to step away from Dillingham Airfield, transfer property back to U.S. Army. The state Department of Transportation plans to stop operating the Dillingham Airfield and will transfer control of ...
Tags: Travel, Obama, Barack Obama, Maine, Hawaii, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Dot, Bishop Museum, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, U S Army, Maui Maui


Aloha Friday Photo: Sunshiny Yellow Hibiscus

Mahalo to Sharlene Townsend for sharing this beautiful hibiscus with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Sharlene took this photo while visiting Oahu. She tells that she enjoyed seeing the different plants and animals in Hawaii that she doesn’t normally get to see at home. That reminds us that there are many plant, fish, birds and other animals that are unique to Hawaii. So there’s more than just pretty beaches to enjoy about Hawaii. Wondering what kind of wildlife you might see on your trip to the Alo...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Oahu, Aloha State, Mahalo, Sharlene, Aloha Friday Photo, Sharlene Townsend


Coronavirus could hamper Hawaii tourism, teacher pay hikes clear first hurdle, concerns over planned Dillingham closure, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tour group visits Hawaii shoreline ©2020 All Hawaii News Virus could hamper Hawaii tourism growth. Hawaii economists Wednesday forecast slower growth in the tourism market over the next few years, but cautioned that the outlook doesn’t factor in the impact of the coronavirus — even if no one here gets it. Star-Advertiser.Coronavirus travel warnings, cancellations begin to take toll on Hawaii tour companies. With no end in sight to the coronavirus outbreak, the travel warnings and flight c...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Kaiser, Epa, Bill, United Healthcare, Environmental Protection Agency, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kihei, Senate Education Committee


Most endangered plants in the US

A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but what about a blackspore spillwort? Or cabbage on a stick? Do you even know what cabbage on a stick is supposed to smell like? A lot better than you think, most likely, but the problem is you’ll likely never get to smell either of those because they are gravely endangered. In pursuing NetCredit’s research on the most endangered plants in every state, you’ll not only notice the plant names are absolutely fantastic, you’ll also see how human ...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Florida, New York, Minnesota, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts


Legislative leaders introduce Native Hawaiian reconciliation measures, Chinese seek asylum from coronavirus, lawmakers want to tighten gun laws, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Native Hawaiian oli at Mauna Kea ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Lawmakers Want State To Reconcile With Native Hawaiians. Resolution would create a “blue ribbon commission” to establish a new relationship based on trust. Civil Beat.Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here? The protests are seen as part of a long push toward more self-determination for Native Hawaiians, but there is little consensus on how best to achieve that. Civil Beat.=====Pearl Harbor co...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Navy, Senate, China, US, United States, Hawaii, House, Iowa, Bill, Kilauea, Pearl Harbor, Medicaid, County, Federal Aviation Administration


As Low As $278 Round Trip to Hawaii Spring 2020 — But…

You can fly nonstop as a passenger between the 48 contiguous United States and Hawaii from as low as $278.00 round trip — including all taxes and fees — with no blackout dates between Monday, February 24, 2020 and Thursday, May 14, 2020... ...but you must... The post As Low As $278 Round Trip to Hawaii Spring 2020 — But… appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, United States, Hawaii, Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Promotions, Discounts And Coupons


Hawaii unprepared to be coronavirus hub, Caldwell shelves $772M Blaisdell reno amid rising rail costs, Tupola running for City Council, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Photo by Ani Kolleshi on Unsplash Coronavirus likely to appear in Hawaii ‘sooner or later,’ state official says. The state has identified a quarantine site at a military base at Pearl Harbor for any travelers who have been to Hubei province within 14 days or are considered high-risk, whether or not they show symptoms of the deadly coronavirus. Star-Advertiser.Any Future Coronavirus Patients Will Be Quarantined At Pearl Harbor. Hawaii officials believe the likelihood of using the facility ...
Tags: Travel, China, City, Hawaii, Bill, City Council, Usgs, Pearl Harbor, Medicaid, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, State, Honolulu


How to say ‘I love you’ in 68 countries

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if there is one thing you need to be prepared for on February 14, it is to say “I love you.” Whether your special someone does not speak the same language as you do, and you want to make sure you get your point across, or you simply want to impress your beloved on this romantic day by giving them a world tour of this beautiful sentiment, here is how to say “I love you” in 70 languages. Africa Ethiopia: In Ethiopia, you would say, ewedihale lehu (...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Greece, Wales, Indonesia, Montana, Mexico, France, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Israel, Spain, Catalonia


Hiking through the captivating Kona Cloud Forest

On the slopes of the Haulalai Volcano, you can find an amazing forest that almost seems to appear out of nowhere. On your way there, you may pass by fields of lava or pasture land or scrubland. As you approach it, more vegetation and trees start to appear. Continuing further, you suddenly find you’re in a what seems like a magical forest — the Kona Cloud Forest. To get an idea of this wonderful forest, please enjoy our Kona Cloud Forest video: Are you wondering what’s a cloud forest? I had t...
Tags: Travel, America, Hawaii, Ncl, University of Hawaii, Big Island See & Do, Kona Cloud Forest, Norman Bezona, Kona Cloud Forest The Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary, Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary


The Resort Fee At This Sheraton Includes Telling Your Kids You’re Getting Divorced

At the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Waikiki the $33 per night resort fee includes a keiki (child) gift upon request. It turns out the gift is a book“Dinosaurs Divorce, a Guide for Changing Families.” That’s right, the resort fee includes a ‘surprise’ gift intended to let children know their parents are breaking up. Hawaii used to be a romantic destination, but resort fees at the Princess Kaiulani turn it into something far darker. Continue reading The Resort Fee At This Sheraton Includes Tellin...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Hawaii, Marriott, Waikiki, Sheraton, Kaiulani, Resort Fees, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani


Whistle blower allegations spark calls for investigation of Hawaii FAA officeWhistle blower allegations spark calls for investigation of Hawaii FAA office

Whistle blower reported concerns over fatal helicopter crashes
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House Health Committee calls briefing today on coronavirus as airport clamps down on travelers, Caldwell outpaces others in fundraising for 2022 gubernatorial race, Amemiya raises most for Honolulu mayor, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Capitol ©2020 All Hawaii News Health Committee to Hold Briefing on Coronavirus. Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair of the House Health Committee, will hold an informational briefing on the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak in China and the measures being taken by the State of Hawaiʻi at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3. Maui Now.New entry restrictions begin at 11 US airports, including Honolulu, amid growing coronavirus fears. New entry restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus be...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, US, Alaska, Hawaii, John, Micronesia, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, Honolulu, Capitol, Legislature, West Hawaii, American Lung Association


Breaking down Hawaii vacation rental numbers

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has released its statistics for December 2019 Oahu vacation rental units. The numbers suggest that Oahu’s crackdown on illegal vacation rentals is having a significant market impact in The Gathering Place. The numbers include the supply and occupancy rates, as well as average daily price. The numbers do not distinguish between […] The post Breaking down Hawaii vacation rental numbers appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii Vacation Rental, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii hotels, Oahu bed and breakfasts, Hawaii bed and breakfasts


All Clear! No reported cases of coronavirus in Hawaii

Incoming Hawaii visitors may find themselves concerned about the spread of the coronavirus in Hawaii, as news of new cases around the world are is making headlines around the world. The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has held a press conference to address those concerns and update the public about efforts to prevent cases […] The post All Clear! No reported cases of coronavirus in Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, coronavirus Hawaii, Hawaii State Department of Health DOH


Getting Married in Hawaii – Tips for Tying the Knot

Aloha Bruce welcomes beloved Hawaii television personality and Hawaii expert, Angela Keen, as a guest host on our newest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. They discuss getting married in Hawaii, as Angela has been a wedding officiant for many years and offers insight that only a true professional can give. Angela says that Bruce and Yaling […] The post Getting Married in Hawaii – Tips for Tying the Knot appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Bruce, Angela, Aloha Bruce, Angela Keen


ETW #48 Taking a Cruise in 2020

What people think about cruise travel varies dramatically and hinges on their own travel experiences. Past cruisers are usually head over heels in love with the travel style, while newbies have a certain level of skepticism that has always baffled me. I’ve had many opportunities to try a variety of cruise styles over the years, and while it’s not how I always choose to travel it is a way of seeing the world that I truly do enjoy. We’re delving a little deeper into the world of cruise travel...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Alaska, Hawaii, Antarctica, Panama Canal, Caribbean, ETW, Colleen McDaniel, Explore the World Travel Podcast, Colleen McDaniel Colleen McDaniel, Skift Colleen


How to Pick Budget Accommodations That Are Still Swanky

When it comes to traveling, there are a lot of things to take care of before taking off on holiday. From budgeting to destinations and itineraries, planning can be a bit overwhelming. When it comes to finding the right accommodation, price isn’t always a determining factor in the quality. In fact, it isn’t unusual to find an amazing lodging that is clean, in an excellent location, and that is actually affordable.   So, how do you pick budget accommodation that is still swanky? Read on below! ...
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Legislature seeks to ban more sunscreen ingredients, Aila confirmation moves forward, Honolulu backs off rail plan, Willie K says cancer is terminal, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii beachgoers ©2020 All Hawaii News Proposal tightens rules on sunscreen ingredients. Stricter rules are being proposed for what goes into sunscreen. On January 30, Hawaii lawmakers announced plans to ban more than a dozen additional chemicals that the FDA deems unsafe to humans. KHON2.Bill would ban harmful sunscreens. Hawaii legislators Thursday announced the introduction of bills that restrict the sale of sunscreens with anything other than those deemed safe for coral reefs as well...
Tags: Travel, Washington, China, Philippines, Hawaii, Cbs, Fda, Baker, Big Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Manila, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Legislature



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