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Honolulu Corporation Counsel Leong targeted in federal corruption probe, Legislature to probe Ige Cabinet appointees, Hawaii County to consider GET increase, fishing reopens off Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Corruption scandal spills over into city hall as top attorney gets federal target letter. The U.S. Department of Justice has notified Honolulu’s top civil attorney that she’s a target in the federal corruption investigation that has already zeroed in on the city’s highest-ranking law enforcement officials. Hawaii News Now. City Corporation Counsel Donna Leong, the city’s top civil attorney, went on paid leave effective today after receiving a target letter from the U.S. Department of Justice ea...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Justice Department, Hawaii Island, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, U S Department of Justice, Legislature, U S Coast Guard, West Hawaii, Monterey Bay, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, University of Hawaii, Honolulu Police Department

TSA is the Final Arbiter of What You Can — and Cannot — Feed Your Baby

A Hawaiian family traveling on Sunday night with their one and a half year old baby was stopped at the security checkpoint at Honolulu airport when a TSA screener refused to allow them to pass with their baby food. Passengers are permitted to bring any amount of baby food, breast milk or formula necessary for the flight through checkpoints in spite of standard rules limiting the amount of checkpoints that can go through security. However it seems the TSA takes it upon itself to decide what is an...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Tsa, Honolulu

Review: Thrilling, doors-off Oahu helicopter tour with Magnum (P.I.) Helicopters

Oahu is beautiful to see from ground level, but viewing it from the air adds a whole new level of fascination. We gained a new appreciation for the island as we soared above with Magnum Helicopters. On our way to our helicopter tour, we were absolutely giddy with excitement. Of course a helicopter tour is exciting enough, but we were about to ride in the same helicopter that’s used in the new Magnum P.I. television series! We kept humming the show’s opening theme song throughout the day. After...
Tags: Travel, Pearl Harbor, Andy, Honolulu, Oahu, Evan, Oahu See & Do, Melissa Chang

Trading Divorce for Travel

Reflecting on it now, it seems appropriate that my husband and I took a weekend trip to sign our divorce papers.  At the time, I was living in New York City and he in San Diego.  In an attempt to be amicable, we decided to meet in Palm Springs for the “official” signing.  It was a typical Palm Springs weekend that we’d experienced dozens of times before: the air hot and dry, with oily and glistening leathery women sprawled out on chaise lounges around the pool.  The difference this time was that...
Tags: Travel, England, New York, London, Featured, Australia, California, Relationships, China, India, New York City, Africa, Taiwan, Harvard, Hawaii, Italy

State audit blasts Honolulu rail authority, Board of Education to re-vote on superintendent's contract, homeless coordinator defends progress, Hawaii's space defense plan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Blistering audit blames political rush to construction for ballooning rail costs. The auditor documented $354 million in change orders related to Honolulu’s rail project. Hawaii News Now.Audit: Honolulu Rail Agency Hid True Costs From Public View. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not even level with its own board of directors about ballooning expenses, a new report says. Civil Beat.Premature contracts increased rail cost by $354M. Star-Advertiser.State Auditor: HART Increased ...
Tags: Travel, United States, Hawaii, City Council, Hawaii Island, Honolulu, Legislature, Board of Education, Hart, Wildlife Service, West Hawaii, Oahu, U S Postal Service, Hawaiian Islands, Department of Public Safety, Hilo

Hawaii feeling the shutdown strain, sole GOP state senator affirmed by Supreme Court, Gabbard criticizing Democratic colleagues, bacteria closes Oahu beaches, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu International Airport ©2019 All Hawaii News Shutdown strain could lead to longer airport lines. Working without pay for weeks. While the battle over the partial government shutdown takes place in Washington D-C, it's putting a strain on people here in Hawaii. KITV.Impact in Hawaii likely to worsen as shutdown continue. The number of federal civilian employees in Hawaii that are either furloughed or working without pay 20 days after the government partially shut down has been tall...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Gop, Hawaii, Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Democratic, State, Honolulu

Sun Country Grows Every Which Way

In recent history, Sun Country has been an afterthought. It was a small airline that during the best of times was marginally profitable. It focused almost entirely on flying people from Minneapolis to… everywhere. Things have been slowly changing under new leader Jude Bricker. We’ve heard Jude talk about what he wants to do, but now we’re seeing the network strategy really ramp up. “Strategy” may be a loose word. The airline’s strategy appears to be looking for any random opportunity that ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Minnesota, Minneapolis, La, Chicago, Portland, Nashville, Seattle, San Antonio, Frontier, Providence, Honolulu, Anchorage, Allegiant, Jude

Supreme Court mulls Honolulu election results, Kauai reaches 50% renewable power, Hawaii lawmaker joins drilling fight as tarballs surface on Big Island beach, whale count scheduled despite federal shutdown, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback whale breach  in Hawaii PC: Kohala Sail & Sea Michael Faughn An annual effort to monitor humpback whale migration numbers in Hawaii will proceed as scheduled despite the shutdown of the federal government, a spokesperson for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation said Tuesday. Hawaii News Now.The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's annual Ocean Count will take place January 26 despite the federal government shutdown. KHON2.Mike Gabbard joins other lawmak...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Washington, Department Of Defense, Hawaii, House, Pacific, Griffin, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Dod, Honolulu, Hawaii County, U S District Court, Legislature

The Most Popular Movies and TV Shows In the Air

I don’t remember this being a thing in the past, but airlines now seem to be releasing details on the most-watched entertainment options onboard from the previous year. Initially I was going to compare between airlines, but then I realized that was silly. After all, the airlines offer different movies/TV shows, so you can’t really compare. Instead, I’m just going to focus in on one airline. United rolled out its list of most watched movies and TV shows as viewed on its international widebo...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, Matt Damon, Afghanistan, Silicon Valley, Marley, Tom Cruise, Jumanji, United, Inflight Entertainment, Zach Galifianakis, Honolulu, Orient Express, United Throw, TV Airlines

Ige appoints Connors as attorney general, Honolulu officer cooperating with feds in police corruption case, Maui's new mayor takes office, Big Island water bottling plant unpopular, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Attorney General appointee Clare Connors with Gov. David Ige PC:Governor's Office Gov. David Ige has appointed Clare Connors, a prominent local attorney and experienced litigator, to serve as Hawaii’s next attorney general, replacing Russell Suzuki. Star-Advertiser.Governor’s pick for attorney general is longtime litigator — who sometimes targeted state. Hawaii News Now.Former assistant U.S. attorney picked to be Hawaii's new attorney general. KHON2.Hawaii Gov. David Ige Thursday appointe...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Hawaii, El Nino, Seattle, DOE, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Katherine, state Department of Education, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands

Last Hawaiian yellow-tipped tree snail dies.

 Achatinella apexfulva. Credit: DLNR The tree snails of O`ahu were both common and famous. So common that kids would walk into the hills above Honolulu and collect them to make leis. So famous that songs and legends referred to them. Today, habitat change, predatory snails, rats, chameleons and other threats have made all of the many species rare. And now, another one, Achatinella apexfulva, has become extinct. The last of his species, this guy was in captivity, ...
Tags: Travel, Government, Conservation, Evolution, Zoology, Botany, Genetic Engineering, Lonesome George, George, Honolulu, KFVE, Achatinella, Galapagos Island of Pinta Tortoise George, Snail Extinction Prevention Program Researchers

Nude photos link Big Island firefighter to Honolulu deputy prosecutor's phone, lobbyist first to get medical aid in dying prescription, Honolulu Council in disarray, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Jesse Ebersole, Katherine Kealoha Feds recover nude photos on Kealoha’s phone. When Hawaii County firefighter Jesse Ebersole pleaded guilty last July to lying about his relationship with former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, the federal prosecutor said investigators found Ebersole’s name on some of Kealoha’s credit card charges and had records of phone conversations between the two. Star-Advertiser.Evidence of affair between Katherine Kealoha and firefighter included sexually explic...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, United States, Hawaii, Associated Press, City Council, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, Department, North Kona, Kaupulehu

Hawaii tourism depends on vacation rentals, Honolulu council leadership questioned in election dispute, new laws in effect, Molokai mule trail closed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii beach scene ©2019 All Hawaii News all rights reserved Addicted To Airbnb: Hawaii’s Tourism Economy Depends On Illegal Vacation Rentals. While calls for a crackdown on short-term rentals grow louder, their rapid expansion accounts for a big chunk of the recent growth in the state’s largest industry. Civil Beat.When the final numbers roll in for 2018, it's likely to be another record year for visitor arrivals to Hawaii. But as people consider what that sector may look like in 2019 an...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Hawaii, Associated Press, City Council, Council, Kalaupapa, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Honolulu, The Supreme Court, Oahu, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now

Hawaii Supreme Court weighs in on Honolulu council race, complaint filed over GOP campaign finance, media weigh in on top 2018 stories, new laws for 2019, more top state and local government news from all the Hawaiian islands

Diamond Head aerial view ©2018 All Hawaii News No fishing at Waikiki to Diamond Head shoreline in 2019. Environmental advocates like the idea of a closure, but think the time frame needs to be longer for it to be effective. KITV.More than two years after Gov. David Ige’s administration unveiled a 10-year, $378 million plan to escalate the state’s fight against invasive species, much of it remains unfunded and the governor plans to ask the Legislature to provide only a fraction of what was...
Tags: Travel, Gop, Hawaii, House, Volcano, Republican Party, City Council, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii News Now, Maui News

State keeps Pearl Harbor open in federal shutdown, FEMA sending $61M to Big Island, Ozawa to be Honolulu council chairman, Kalapana band founder Bilyeu dies, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

USS Arizona Memorial, courtesy NPS The Hawaii Tourism Authority on Thursday agreed to provide $126,000 in emergency funding to keep the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center staffed and open during the partial government shutdown — which could extend into the new year. Star-Advertiser.Emergency funds approved to keep Pearl Harbor monument open as shutdown drags on. Hawaii News Now.How Pearl Harbor Historic Sites stay open during government shutdown. KHON2.=====Hawaii won’t top earlier proje...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hawaii, Fema, Kilauea, Council, Pearl Harbor, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Nps, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature

Navy issues EIS for sonar testing, training; Ige reappoints three department heads; Pearl Harbor stays open amid federal shutdown; more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback whale feeding, breeding zones. NOAA The U.S. Navy is moving forward with training and testing in Hawaii-Southern California waters after re-evaluating potential environmental impacts of their activities. “These military readiness activities include the use of active sonar and explosives at sea off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California,” according to the final EIS. Garden Island.Read the Navy's Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Environmental Impact Statement/O...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Kentucky, Usda, Arkansas, Hawaii, Noaa, Nevada, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Island, Southern California, Maui, Eis, Honolulu, Chapman, U S District Court

Cities working toward sustainability

As deep concerns over climate change continue to grow, it’s more important than ever to take action to curb the effects of global warming for our planet and the lives it sustains. A United Nations climate change report issued in October warned that if we don’t take drastic measures against global warming, our planet could see some devastating effects as early as 2030, including more intense heat waves, rising sea levels, and extreme droughts. To prevent this from happening, carbon dioxide em...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Boston, Environment, US, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Hawaii, United Nations, Denmark, Copenhagen, Seattle, Boston Public Library, Oslo

Foreign investment soars, owners to face fines for fake service animals, homeless qualify for Medicaid housing, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu ©2018 All Hawaii News Amid already hot housing market, foreign investment in Hawaii properties soars. Decades after the collapse of the Japanese investment bubble, foreign investment in Hawaii is making a big comeback. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii to roll out database to track school repair backlog. The Hawaii Department of Education is rolling out an online database to track the estimated $868 million backlog of repair and maintenance projects in the public school system. Associated P...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Big Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Wailuku, Oahu, Margaret, Jan, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands, U S House of Representatives, Garden Island, David Ige

Hawaii Supreme Court overturns public records exemption, feral cat feeding at harbors banned, Honolulu rail meets federal deadline, Maui Styrofoam ban to begin, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Feral cat feeding in Hawaii ©2018 All Hawaii News  Gov. David Ige has approved new rules for the state’s small boat harbors that prohibit camping and the feeding of feral cats at the harbors. Star-Advertiser.The backlog of repair and maintenance projects at Hawaii’s public schools is an estimated $868 million, roughly three times worse than what legislators were told in January. Star-Advertiser.For the first time since statehood in 1959, Hawaii’s population declined for two consecutive ye...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Supreme Court, Barack Obama, United States, Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now

Surfrider grades beaches, Oahu getting major military projects, Alexander & Baldwin sells 41k acres of Maui sugar land, Big Island residents oppose vaccinations, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Girl playing on Waikiki beach ©2018 All Hawaii News Hawaii received a C-plus in the Surfrider Foundation’s annual State of the Beach Report Card, which grades 30 U.S. states and the territory of Puerto Rico on policies that address climate change, shoreline erosion and extreme weather. Star-Advertiser.The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources has joined forces with various marine and animal protection organizations to make it easier for people to report illegal aquarium collecti...
Tags: Travel, California, US, Canada, Hawaii, Noaa, Lockheed Martin, Puerto Rico, Big Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Alexander, Honolulu, Coast Guard

Federal recognition for Native Hawaiians advances, Senate panel quizzes University of Hawaii, Oahu hotel occupancy falls following strike, bioenergy plant fined for discharge, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Native Hawaiians guarding the Hokulea ©2018 All Hawaii News Civil Rights Panel Backs Federal Recognition For Native Hawaiians. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reversed its 12-year-old opposition, and now supports providing Native Hawaiians similar status to Native American tribes. Civil Beat.Senators Put UH Finances Under A Microscope. A proposal backed by Gov. David Ige to expand a community college scholarship program to four-year schools is met with skepticism. Civil Beat.An intern...
Tags: Travel, Senate, United States, Hawaii, Marriott, Noaa, Lockheed Martin, DOE, Pahoa, Puerto Rico, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu

Cesspool mandate looms, Kauai DOBOR manager fined, resigns after no-bid contracts, Honolulu prosecutor impeachment filed in court, grumbling about state Senate assignments, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Oahu aerial view ©2018 All Hawaii News Hawaii homes with cesspools must be upgraded by 2050. But, a State Environmental Council Committee is calling for more scientific evidence to drive this mandate. Hawaii Public Radio.Some Grumbling Over Senate Committee Posts. A few senators are upset about their assignments and say traditions are not being followed, but President Ron Kouchi says any complaints are baseless. Civil Beat.State Education Board Plans To Lobby Legislature Directly. The BOE...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Senate, White House, Hawaii, Boe, Michigan, Seattle, DOE, Kauai, Pali, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Coast Guard, West Hawaii, Oahu

Ige proposes 7.2% budget increase, Honolulu prosecutor refuses to step down, Hawaii homelessness drops in new report, Lingle speaks to Maui vets, Kauai water diversion approved, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige presents budget, courtesy Governor's Office Gov. David Ige is taking a cautious approach to the state’s biannual budget, holding back on about $100 million in proposed spending next year in case general fund growth is lower than expected. Star-Advertiser.Governor Ige Submits "Conservative" Budget Request to Legislature. The Governor submitted his executive budget request to the state legislature today as required by law. Hawaii Public Radio.Governor David Ige released his s...
Tags: Travel, America, Hawaii, Pga, Pacific, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Morgan, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Oahu, Department of Finance, Hawaiian Islands

Assisted dying law kicks in Jan. 1, Honolulu rail costs climb, legislators pan Ige homeless plan, audit clears Mauna Kea management, Hanabusa, Gabbard look to future, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii dawn ©2018 All Hawaii News Preparing For Hawaii’s New Medical Aid In Dying Law. The state estimates around 40 people will use the new law to seek medical assistance to end their lives next year. Civil Beat.Health care industry prepares for ‘Our Care, Our Choice Act’ New law that takes effect Jan. 1 will allow terminal patients to end their lives. Maui News.University of Hawaii economists are forecasting that the state’s expansion has more room to run, but their outlook for the Asia...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Washington, Nasa, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Hawaii, Sears, Kaká, Hawaii Island, Mauna Loa, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Mauna Kea

Hawaii's coral reefs in fair condition, time capsule found at state Capitol, Honolulu chief deputy prosecutor takes leave in federal probe, Southwest Airlines coming to Hawaii, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cauliflower coral ©2018 All Hawaii News Report: Hawaii’s coral reefs in ‘fair’ condition, face serious threats. Looking at coral reefs near the Main Hawaiian Islands as well as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the report found that climate conditions — temperature stress and ocean acidification — are some of the biggest factors contributing to the health of the coral reef. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii’s commercial fishing industry is fetching high values for its catches even though the overa...
Tags: Travel, California, Washington, America, Tesla, United States, Hawaii, Va, Kilauea, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, State Capitol, Hawaii Legislature

ANA new sea turtle plane livery

Japan’s All Nippon Airlines (ANA) just secured itself a spot in the list of the world’s coolest airplane liveries. The airline’s brand new Airbus A380s just rolled out of the paint shop in Hamburg featuring beautiful blue sea turtles on their bodies. Photo: Airbus Since the aircraft’s only route will be Tokyo to Honolulu, its paint job was curated to pay homage to the Hawaiian blue sky. This livery is the result of the hard and talented work of 120 painters using 3,300 liters of paint ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Planes, Hawaii, Tokyo, Airbus, Hamburg, Ana, All, Honolulu, Narita Airport, All Nippon Airways, Lani, Liveries, Plane Livery, All Nippon Airlines

Psychiatric hospital employees cleared in killer's escape, state shorted in federal rail funds, CIO stepping down, pilot rescued in military 'Sentry Aloha' crash, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii road construction ©2018 All Hawaii News Hawaii only state shut out of federal DOT grants. The federal Department of Transportation will disburse some $1.5 billion to fund 91 infrastructure projects around the country — none in Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.State information chief Todd Nacapuy resigning at year’s end.  Star-Advertiser.Hawaii’s Chief Information Officer Is Stepping Down. The state’s top technology official, Todd Nacapuy, was appointed by Gov. David Ige in 2014. Civil Beat....
Tags: Travel, California, Washington, Hawaii, Pahoa, Department Of Transportation, Justice Department, Dot, Hawaii Island, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu, Kihei, Maui County Council

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue tours Kilauea lava flow, campaign started to impeach Honolulu prosecutor, dairy industry suffering, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Twitter U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in Puna Tuesday, where he toured the damage from Kilauea Volcano alongside Hawaii Department of Agriculture Chairman Scott Enright and several local ag producers. Big Island Video News.Once-Thriving Hawaii Dairy Industry Is On The ‘Brink Of Extinction’. There used to be 160 dairies in Hawaii. Only two remain, and one plans to close, meaning Hawaii could end up importing all of its milk. Civil B...
Tags: Travel, Congress, California, Hawaii, House, Nancy Pelosi, Anna, Kilauea, Council, Perdue, Chinatown, Big Island, Kauai, Honolulu, U S Missile Defense Agency, Regan

FBI closing in on Honolulu prosecutors, Ige outlines biosecurity plans, man swims from Japan to Hawaii, Maui mayor-elect names top staff, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kaneshiro Honolulu prosecutor meeting, from city website Honolulu City prosecutor shows no signs of stepping aside after getting formal notice that he’s a target of federal probe.  City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro has received a Justice Department target letter informing him that he’s under investigation in the federal public corruption probe that has already led to two indictments against his former top deputy, Katherine Kealoha. Hawaii News Now. Kaneshiro Federal Investigators ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Navy, California, San Francisco, Fbi, Hawaii, City Council, Justice Department, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu, Western Governors ' Association

Hawaii vacation news: December 11, 2018

* The strike that affected service at the Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Sheraton Maui is over. * The cascading pools of Oheo in the Kipahulu district of Haleakala National Park have reopened, though park officials caution people about swimming there. * Hawaiian Airlines announced an expanded Boston codeshare agreement with JetBlue. This codeshare can make booking and connections easier when Hawaiian begins their new non-stop flight from...
Tags: Travel, Boston, Hawaii, Volcano, Kilauea, Jetblue, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu, Kona, Hilo, Haleakala National Park, Sheraton Maui, Flight Deals & Airline News, Hawaii Big Island, Kipahulu

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