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Connors confirmed as attorney general, raises for firefighters in new contract, Maui's first industrial hemp farm, Raybuck new Kauai police chief, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors, courtesy photo Clare Connors confirmed as Hawaii's 16th Attorney General. Clare Connors was confirmed as Hawaii's 16th attorney general by the state senate Monday. KITV.Hawaii hotels report lackluster first quarter. State occupancy in March fell nearly 3 percentage points to 79.6%, while the average daily room rate fell 1.1% to $285, according to a report released by hotel analytic company STR. Star-Advertiser.Firefighters’ pay to increase with new c...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Company, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, Legislature, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Board of Ethics, Garden Island, Aloha State


Tax Day still on the horizon in 5 states

How accommodating is your state's tax system? Kiplinger lists the top 10 most tax-friendly states. Most U.S. taxpayers are breathing a sigh of relief as this week winds down. They made it through Tax Day 2019, getting their annual federal return to Uncle Sam. Millions also filed their state returns at the same time. They live in the 43 states and District of Columbia that collect some sort of personal income tax. The majority of those state tax departments follow the Internal Revenue Servic...
Tags: Taxes, Virginia, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, District Of Columbia, Irs, Don, Internal Revenue Service, Dakota, Kiplinger, Aloha State, Sam Millions, Hawaii Department of Taxation, First Hawkeye Old Dominion


Santa Anita Park to host Japan Family Day with food, drinks, demonstrations and the Tokyo City Cup race

It’s spring, and for Santa Anita Park that means it’s time for its annual Japan Family Day event. As part of the racetrack’s celebration of sisterhood with TCK Oi Racetrack in Japan, the infield will be filled with exhibits, entertainment, children’s activities and food on April 14. You can see demonstrations of sumo wrestling, karate, swordsmanship and a tea ceremony, learn about calligraphy, origami and anime and enjoy traditional dance, folk songs and taiko drumming. There will be children’s ...
Tags: Japan, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Tokyo, Disneyland, Arcadia, House of Blues Anaheim, Maren Morris, Aloha State, Santa Anita Park, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


Where you live in America determines when you’ll die

These maps show strong links between location and life expectancy.Hawaiians live longest, Mississippians die earliest.County-level ranking shows short-life hotspots in Kentucky, long-life ones in Colorado. High in Hawaii... Tell me where you live, and I'll tell you how long you've got left. Fortunately, it's not quite that simple; but as these maps suggest, there is a strong link between location and average life expectancy. Americans born in 2015 can expect to live to the age of 78.8 years. ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Minnesota, Mississippi, Colorado, California, Cdc, Kentucky, Virginia, Massachusetts, Aging, Race, Women, US, Alabama, America


Where you live determines when you’ll die

These maps show strong links between location and life expectancyHawaiians live longest, Mississippians die earliestCounty-level ranking shows short-life hotspots in Kentucky, long-life ones in Colorado High in Hawaii... Tell me where you live, and I'll tell you how long you've got left. Fortunately, it's not quite that simple; but as these maps show, there is a strong link between location and average life expectancy. Americans born in 2015 can expect to live to the age of 78.8 years. That's...
Tags: Florida, UK, New York, Minnesota, Mississippi, Colorado, California, Cdc, Kentucky, Virginia, Massachusetts, Aging, Race, Women, US, Alabama


What’s the weather like in Hawaii?

On our latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura answer the seemingly silly but very relevant question, What’s the weather like in Hawaii? Of course, the weather in the Aloha State is almost always perfect. We enjoy mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. This is a big part of what makes Hawaii […] The post What’s the weather like in Hawaii? appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Bruce, Lanai Tabura, Aloha State


Washington, join Hawaii and set a 100 percent clean-energy goal

The Aloha State and the Evergreen State may be different in many ways, but we both face the brutal reality of a rapidly changing climate.
Tags: News, Opinion, Washington, Hawaii, Aloha State, Evergreen State


Hawaii infrastructure gets low marks, Kaneshiro takes paid leave amid federal probe, House passes pot decriminalization, entangled whale freed off Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Walking along Diamond Head Road ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s infrastructure gets D+ in yearly report from engineers society. Most of the Aloha State’s infrastructure systems are in poor to fair condition. The report card recommends the state Legislature increase the state gas tax and support “innovative funding mechanisms” to pay for a backlog of repairs. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii's infrastructure received its first report card today and more than half of grades were below passing. The 201...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, House Of Representatives, Noaa, Humane Society, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Tj Maxx, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu


Hawaii Honeymoon Tips

On the latest Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast, Aloha Bruce and Lanai Tabura will talk about honeymooning in Hawaii. Of course, the Aloha State is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations the world over. They’ll also muse over the fact that it’s been “cold” in Hawaii over the past few weeks. It’s been 65 degrees […] The post Hawaii Honeymoon Tips appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Bruce, Lanai Tabura, Aloha State


Visitors up, spending down in the nation's happiest state, education tax advances, FBI says Kealoha used drugs with suspects, whistle-blower alleges rail authority misused change orders, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hula dancers in Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News January sees more visitors and less spending. Hawaii’s tourism industry started 2019 with its deepest monthly drop in visitor spending in more than three years. Star-Advertiser.As Tourism Begins To Stall, So Does Hawaii’s Economy. Hawaii’s economic growth is beginning to stall, reflecting softening visitor arrivals and spending as the U.S. economy loses steam. Civil Beat.Visitor spending in Hawaii down for January compared to 2018. KITV.Hawaii ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Fbi, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Associated Press, Kilauea, Hawaii Island, Maui, Gallup, University Of Georgia, Honolulu, Hart, West Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai Hawaii


Hiker rescue reimbursement bill advancing through Legislature, Ige not worried about federal rail funds, 'lava bomb' tour boat victim sues, Maui development fight, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hiker on Kilauea volcano ©2019 All Hawaii News A bill that would require public safety agencies to seek reimbursement from hikers who are rescued while trespassing on public trails is making its way through the state Legislature. Star-Advertiser.More security could be coming to the state Capitol, but how will that affect access? Hawaii News Now.Legislators are considering a bill to require licensing or accreditation of all private schools in Hawaii because of fears unlicensed operations m...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Volcano, Illinois, Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Capitol, Legislature


There's 'no place on the planet' – not even Hawaii – to escape climate change, experts say

Climate experts in the Aloha State told USA TODAY on Monday that tourists cannot escape climate change — not even on the islands, where 60-foot waves and wind gusts up to 191 mph were part of a fierce weekend storm that downed power lines and felled trees.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Hawaii, Usa Today, Aloha State


There's 'no place on the planet' — not even Hawaii — to escape climate change, experts say

Climate experts in the Aloha State told USA TODAY on Monday that tourists cannot escape climate change — not even on the islands, where 60-foot waves and wind gusts up to 191 mph were part of a fierce weekend storm that downed power lines and felled trees.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Hawaii, Usa Today, Aloha State


Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory

Opinion Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Fake News Factory Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Following California’s lead, Hawaiian lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts. HB 1541 would establish the Hawaii Gun Violence Prevention Center, a public and privately funded “interdisciplinary” effort to analyze “gun-related violence and its prevention.” Research into violence perpetrated with firearms isn’t in itse...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, Cdc, Hawaii, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, Rosenberg, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Gun Policy and Research, Rand Corporation, Aloha State, Mark Rosenberg, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA


Are you going to Hawaii in 2019? (+ Hawaii Calendar Giveaway)

As we say aloha to the new year and wonder what the year has in store, we hope that visits to the Aloha State are in your 2019! At the new year, we love hearing your Hawaii plans. What island(s) will you visit? When will you go? Will you be celebrating a special occasion? Let’s continue a little tradition that we started several years ago by giving away lovely Hawaii desk calendars illustrated by Hawaii artist Mike Carroll. We have three to giveaway. Photo of the front and back of the calendar...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Aloha State, Mike Carroll, General Hawaii


Tips for Planning Your Hawaii Vacation

We’ll be talking about important details for planning a Hawaii vacation on this edition of the Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast. There is so much to do in the Aloha State that it can be challenging for first-time visitors to get the most out of a trip to paradise. It’s easy to wind up in a […] The post Tips for Planning Your Hawaii Vacation appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Aloha State


Sea level rise worse than expected, education tax fight garners big bucks, Arizona Memorial closed this week, councilwoman refuses to legislate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Paddle boarder at Hilo beach park ©2018 All Hawaii News New study doubles estimates of land vulnerable to sea level rise. A team of researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources found that island land affected by sea level rise may be double previous projections. Star-Advertiser.Sunscreen May Be Killing Hawaii’s Ecosystems. Chemicals in sunscreen put the Aloha State’s popular yet fragile coral reefs at risk, so the state passed a...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Hawaii, Federal Communications Commission, General Election, City Council, Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial, Kauai, Maui, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Hart, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Manoa


Little League world champs hailed in Honolulu, lawsuit filed against property tax ballot initiative, the rain from Lane continues to flood state, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige greets Little League world champs at Honolulu airport, courtesy photo The Little League World Series champs from Honolulu landed Monday at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to a hero’s welcome and were praised by Gov. David Ige and Mayor Kirk Caldwell for representing their state with humility and sportsmanship during their undefeated run in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Star-Advertiser.Crowds, cheers welcome Hawaii's Little League World Series champions at airport...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Little League, Costco, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, U S Geological Survey, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu, Lane, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands


Hawaii's hurricane, California's wildfires get added FEMA & tax attention

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) view of Hurricane Lane near Hawaii via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click image to watch the radar loop. Hawaii, it's Big Island already soaked by Hurricane Lane's rains, is bracing for a very near miss from the biggest weather threat to the Aloha State in decades. The storm, which hit category 5 strength earlier this week before settling in at a still very dangerous category 4, could come close to...
Tags: National Weather Service, Taxes, California, White House, America, Atlantic, Hawaii, Fema, Houston, Gulf of Mexico, Irs, Big Island, Maui, Carr, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Golden State


Hawaii's hurricane, California's wildfires get added FEMA & tax attention

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) view of Hurricane Lane near Hawaii via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click image to watch the radar loop. Hawaii, it's Big Island already soaked by Hurricane Lane's rains, is bracing for a very near miss from the biggest weather threat to the Aloha State in decades. The storm, which hit category 5 strength earlier this week before settling in at a still very dangerous category 4, could come close to...
Tags: National Weather Service, California, White House, Marketing, America, Atlantic, Hawaii, Fema, Houston, Gulf of Mexico, Irs, Big Island, Maui, Carr, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Golden State


Why Hurricane Lane Poses a Major Threat to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane continues to bear down on Hawaii, posing a catastrophic threat to residents and tourists alike. The storm could bring hurricane force winds to the Aloha State for the first time in 26 years, along with pounding surf and torrential rain. Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Hawaii, Hurricane Season, Aloha State, Weather Is Happening


Hawaii residents brace for impact as Hurricane Lane weakens to Category 4

Unlike Hurricane Hector, which skirted the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month, Lane is projected to veer north-northwest and drench the Aloha State’s most populated areas.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Hawaii, Usa Today, Lane, Hawaiian Islands, Aloha State


Hurricane Lane grows to Category 5; Hawaii braces for impact

Unlike Hurricane Hector, which skirted the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month, Lane is projected to veer north-northwest and drench the Aloha State’s most populated areas.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Hawaii, Usa Today, Lane, Hawaiian Islands, Aloha State


Hawaii residents brace for impact as Hurricane Lane grows to Category 5

Unlike Hurricane Hector, which skirted the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month, Lane is projected to veer north-northwest and drench the Aloha State’s most populated areas.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Hawaii, Usa Today, Lane, Hawaiian Islands, Aloha State


A good year for flowers, Honolulu police sport body cams, Big Island lava recovery now has $670M price tag, politics continue after primary election, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Orchids on display at Hilo show ©2018 All Hawaii News Last year was the best year in a decade for Hawaii flower and landscape plant farmers, according to a recent report. The industry generated $77.6 million in sales, which was up 4 percent from $74.5 million in 2016 and was the highest take since $94.7 million in 2008. Star-Advertiser.Early-voting trends weigh on future of all-mail ballots. KHON2.Has Carpenters Union Lost Some Of Its Political Muscle? Its super PACs have spent big money ...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, San Francisco, Chicago, Afghanistan, Hawaii, Chinatown, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Helmand, Trump, Pali, Honolulu, Hawaii County


Can a Word Which Means a Lot (Aloha) Mean Almost Nothing in Trademark?

Hawaii seems to be on the mind here at DuetsBlog lately. Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting three Hawaiian islands for the first time. While there, I quickly became acquainted with Hawaiian life and language. It’s a beautiful place; I recommend everyone visit. When I first landed on Kauai, the “garden island,” I was quickly greeted with “Aloha,” in sound, sight, and mind. Although most understand “Aloha” to be a friendly greeting, the word has much greater meaning. It also means love, aff...
Tags: Marketing, Articles, Hawaii, Uspto, Spirit, Fair Use, Sound, Trademark, Branding, Meaning, Kauai, Trademarks, Aloha, Aloha State, Mixed Bag of Nuts, Squirrelly Thoughts


With Hawaii's Kilauea volcano declared major disaster, IRS grants residents tax relief

Kilauea lava flow from U.S. Geological Survey via Giphy.com Hawaiians got some relatively good news this week in connection with the continuing lava flow from Mount Kilauea. The volcano is continuing to spew potentially deadly gases and pour flaming lava across a growing southeastern section of the 50th state's Big Island. The eruption, which started May 3, also is still producing explosions and earthquakes. Now, however, the catastrophe has been declared a major disaster by the White House. T...
Tags: Taxes, White House, Hawaii, Kilauea, Irs, Estate, Giphy, Big Island, Hawaii County, U S Geological Survey, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Internal Revenue Service, Aloha State, Mount Kilauea The volcano, Kilauea Volcanic Eruption, IRS Regular IRS


With Hawaii's Kilauea volcano declared major disaster, IRS grants residents tax relief

Kilauea lava flow from U.S. Geological Survey via Giphy.com Hawaiians got some relatively good news this week in connection with the continuing lava flow from Mount Kilauea. The volcano is continuing to spew potentially deadly gases and pour flaming lava across a growing southeastern section of the 50th state's Big Island. The eruption, which started May 3, also is still producing explosions and earthquakes. Now, however, the catastrophe has been declared a major disaster by the White House. T...
Tags: White House, Marketing, Hawaii, Kilauea, Irs, Estate, Giphy, Big Island, Hawaii County, U S Geological Survey, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Internal Revenue Service, Aloha State, Mount Kilauea The volcano, Kilauea Volcanic Eruption, IRS Regular IRS


Federal budget one of the best for Hawaii, unemployment hits 28-year low, driver's license document loss no privacy threat, Honolulu prosecutor takes over Big Island cop case, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

WWII vet with Pohakuloa Marines. Military spending is big part of new budget. ©2018 All Hawaii News Federal budget bill is ‘best by far for Hawaii’ in years. A $1.3 trillion government spending bill will add millions in funding for Hawaii in an appropriations package approved by Congress that is a rebuke to spending cuts sought by President Donald Trump. Star-Advertiser.New Federal Budget Deal Has Lots Of Goodies For Hawaii. While President Trump’s proposed cuts would have hurt the Aloha ...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Hawaii, Ocean, Social Security, Donald Trump, Big Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Maui, Trump, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, U S Coast Guard


Pop Culture Imports: A Cult Japanese Reality Show Returns, a Samurai Bloodbath, and One of the Best New Netflix Animes

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.) It’s nearly the end of March and spring is in full bloom. Or at least, it’s supposed to be. Four days into spring, and the northeast has already been ravaged by a massive snowstorm, cancelling flights and closing down governments. So when you have an unexpected March snow day, what are you to do? Watch some foreign-language movies of course! Because...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, London, Movies, India, Features, Netflix, Hawaii, Takashi Miike, Hulu, Wagyu, Nagano, French Alps, Thomas, Aloha State, Miike