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‘A perfect storm’: Hawaii firefighters confront Big Island’s largest wildfire in history

As immediate danger recedes, blaze serves as a warning of what’s to come amid worsening climate crisisFirefighters on Hawaii’s Big Island in recent days battled the biggest brush fire that has ever burned on the island, wrangling a blaze that has torched more than 62 sq miles (160 sq km) and destroyed two homes.The dangers posed by the fire receded on Tuesday, allowing for evacuation orders that had forced thousands to empty their homes to be lifted. Continue reading...
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Strong winds threaten to whip up 'biggest ever' wildfire on Hawaii's Big Island; California blaze grows as temperatures rise

Predicted strong winds could fan the flames of the largest wildfire ever recorded on Hawaii's Big Island, officials warned Tuesday.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Strong winds threaten to whip up 'biggest ever' wildfire on Hawaii's Big Island

Predicted strong winds could fan the flames of the largest wildfire ever recorded on Hawaii's Big Island, officials warned Tuesday.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Record wildfire burns amid drought on Hawaii’s Big Island

By CALEB JONES | The Associated Press HONOLULU  — Firefighters gained more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but officials warned that strong winds will return on Tuesday, raising the danger again. Authorities have lifted evacuation orders but warned they could be reinstated at any time and that people should be ready to go. “It’s the biggest (fire) we’ve ever had on this island,” Big...
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Travelers clog airports as COVID cases spike, Maui cracks down on illegal vacation rentals, no love for Love Island, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

HNL on July 31, 2021 PC: My Kailua Facebook community page Traveler complaints increase as Hawaii tourism rebounds. When the pandemic hit, the number of people flying in the U.S. plunged below 100,000 on some days, a level not seen in decades. This year it has climbed from less than 700,000 a day in early February to 2 million a day in July. Star-Advertiser.Army, community are at a pivot point at training range lease renewals in Hawaii. It’s in this pressure-cooker atmosphere — and with f...
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Record Wildfire Burns Amid Drought on Hawaii's Big Island

Firefighters have gotten more control over a Hawaii wildfire that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island.
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20 of the best farm stays, from rustic vacation rentals to luxe countryside hotels

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor As travelers prioritize outdoor vacations, farm stays are gaining popularity. Working farms offer nature, solitude, and immersive activities like collecting eggs or fruit. We found the best vacation rental and hotel farm stays, ranging from $95 to $795 per night. With abundant fresh air and bucolic scenery, a farm stay vacation offers remote, secluded accommodations alongside a first-hand ...
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Hawaii's 20k federal civilian workers face Biden's vaccination mandate, COVID delays barge shipment, creates food shortages on Kauai, Jill Biden cuts foot on Oahu beach, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Federal building in Honolulu ©2021 All Hawaii News President’s tough new vaccination rules impact 20K federal civilian workers in Hawaii. Some 20,000 federal civilian workers in Hawaii along with on-site contractors are impacted by President Biden’s sweeping new vaccine order. Under the new rules, they’ll be required to verify they’re vaccinated or face regular testing. Unvaccinated workers will also face travel restrictions and be required to mask up. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii hits 60% vacc...
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16 stunning hotel bathrooms that are the best part of the room - all under $500

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Soak in the views and more at the Standard High Line. Tripadvisor A great bathroom is the hallmark of a true luxury hotel. The best hotel bathrooms have rainfall showers, soaking tubs, spa features, and gorgeous marble. We picked the best hotel bathrooms under $500 across the U.S. for a luxe stay, but on a budget. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky You can tell a lot about a hotel room by its bathroom....
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Hawaii travel news: July 27, 2021

– If you’re looking for some spacious digs for your next Hawaii vacation, there’s a half-off sale on suites at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotal – Alana (Waikiki) and Hilton Waikoloa Village (Hawaii’s Big Island.) The deal is available on stays of four nights or more between August 8, 2021 and April 30, 2022. The deal must be booked August 3, 2021. See this link for more information. – Kauai has launched a new website with resources to help visitors get ar...
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Aloha Friday Photos: Waipio Valley on Hawaii (Big) Island

Mahalo to Kay Landry for sharing this nice shot of Waipio Valley with is for Aloha Friday Photos. This valley and surrounding coastline sure is stunning to see. If you’re headed to the Hawaii, the Big Island, don’t miss it. Check out our article about Waipio Valley with suggestions for how to safely explore the valley. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photos: Waipio Valley on Hawaii (Big) Island appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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First Lady Jill Biden to arrive Saturday, distance learning to remain an option at some public schools, unemployment office sets September in-person opening, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Jill BidenFirst Lady Jill Biden to arrive in Honolulu Saturday, will visit vaccination clinic. First Lady Jill Biden will lead the U.S. delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo on Friday and on Saturday dedicate a room in the Chief of Mission Residence to the late Irene Hirano Inouye and Sen. Daniel K. Inouye before traveling to Honolulu Saturday and Sunday to visit a vaccination clinic at an unidentified high school, the White House said today. Star-Advertiser.Department of Educa...
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Case not dismissed against 3 police officers charged with killing teen, Feds: prosecutor Kealoha spread cocaine on husband Honolulu police chief's desk, COVID cases continue climb, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Police Officer Zackary Ah Nee, front, followed by Officers Christopher Fredeluces and Geoffrey Thom enter Judge Domingo's courtroom after a short recess, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Honolulu. Pool photo by Cory Lum/Honolulu Civil Beat. Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against 3 Honolulu Police Department officers in fatal shooting of teen. An Oahu District Court judge Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss murder and attempted murder charges against three Honolulu police off...
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Eviction moratorium to expire, free meals for all public school students, military reviewing exercises after whale deaths, highest COVID case count since January, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Apartment buildings seen from the Ala Wai ©2021 All Hawaii NewsEviction moratorium in Hawaii to end Aug. 6. A moratorium on evictions that Gov. David Ige imposed in April 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began strangling Hawaii’s tourism-based economy will be lifted Aug. 6, paving the way for renters and landlords to tap into federal rental assistance and free mediation serv­ices on all islands intended to make landlords whole and keep families in their homes. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Heral...
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Maunakea Visitor Information Station reopens

The Maunakea Visitor Information Station (VIS) will reopen to the public on Thursday, July 15. The announcement comes more than a year after it was closed for safety concerns due to the global COVID pandemic. It is a weighty decision, one that arrives as terrific news for many residents and visitors, and as a crushing […] The post Maunakea Visitor Information Station reopens appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Ige to extend COVID precautions through summer, real estate booms, tax collections soar, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige Gov. David Ige to maintain COVID guidelines as isle businesses grow frustrated. Gov. David Ige is holding strong to his target of fully vaccinating 70% of Hawaii residents before dropping the majority of the state’s COVID-related safety restrictions, including indoor mask mandates. Ige plans to extend his emergency proclamation suspending various laws and mandating safety protocols, which is set to expire Aug. 6. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Hawaii News Now. State Tax C...
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Hawaii travel news: US vaccine exception starts today + Win a trip to Hawaii Food & Wine Festival + More!

* Starting today, July 8th, travelers who have been fully vaccinated in the U.S. may bypass both Hawaii’s COVID quarantine and pre-travel testing requirements. Per, “Beginning July 8, any traveler who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States or U.S. Territories will be eligible for the quarantine exception. This means two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of Johnson and Johnson plus 15 days after the last dose.” Additionally, traveler...
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Boogie Board turns 50: Do you remember your first ride?

Tom Morey was looking for a way to seal a piece of foam to create a mini wave-riding board, an idea to use scraps of old surfboards that would allow him to ride waves on his belly, maneuvering across waves with the swiftness of a snake. The Laguna Beach native, living in Hawaii at the time, found a newspaper dated July 7, 1971 in the trash from a few days earlier. He ran a hot iron across the paper to waterproof the board – putting a final stamp on and marking the moment the Boogie Board was bor...
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Magnitude-5.2 Earthquake Hits off Hawaii’s Big Island

A magnitude-5.2 earthquake has hit off Hawaii’s Big Island.
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RMF Expands Reverse Mortgage Originations to Hawaii, Opens Office in Honolulu

Reverse Mortgage Funding (RMF) has expanded its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and proprietary reverse mortgage offerings into the state of Hawaii, a move which gives RMF the ability to serve customers in all 50 states across the country. On the wholesale and correspondent sides, RMF’s associated lending businesses are also now able to purchase loans within the state. While the lender has been buying and servicing reverse mortgages in Hawaii for some time, this move gives RMF the abil...
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Hawaii businesses struggle to accommodate tourism wave, Tui to head teachers' union, 3 vie for Maui House seat, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki at night ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii businesses, tourists struggle with pandemic-induced changes. Overall visitor satisfaction during the pandemic is trending downward as more arrive in the islands, according to the Visitor COVID-19 study, an online survey conducted in June for the Hawaii Tourism Authority by Anthology Group. Star-Advertiser.Osa Tui Jr., the new head of Hawaii teachers’ union, has different approach. Corey Rosenlee, the outgoing president of the teachers’ union, ...
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Hawaii travel restrictions still up in the air, Delta variant spreads, special session mulled to consider vetoes, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki sunset with airplane © 2021 All Hawaii NewsIge: Hawaii Unlikely To Ease Travel Restrictions Ahead Of July 4 As Vaccinations Slow. Lt. Gov. Josh Green had publicly urged the governor to end the pre-travel testing requirement on July 1. Civil Beat.$144 million in new federal funding from the American Rescue Plan is coming to the state for various airports. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) said the new funding, signed into law in March, will help support airports that have expe...
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Ige rethinking COVID restrictions again, parents don't want to send their children back to school, Honolulu councilman's blackface video surfaces, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hanauma Bay, pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii News The Race Is On To Book A Reservation At Hanauma Bay. As county parks implement online reservation websites, Hawaii is talking about creating a statewide system. Civil Beat.Hawaiian Airlines to Resume Tahiti Service as State Opens Pre-Travel Testing to French Polynesia. Starting June 21, travelers from French Polynesia may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they present a negative COVID-19 test from an approved testing partner. Ha...
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Fire Chief Responded to Fatal Shooting on His Hilo Street

A shooting last week where Hawaii police say they killed a man who fired at officers was close to home for the Big Island’s new fire chief.
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Hawaii's Remote Workers Discover Challenges and Rewards

For many professionals, Hawaii seems a dream spot for remote work. But pulling off remote work in the Aloha state takes more than a plane ticket and a laptop. From a report: The pandemic devastated the state's economy. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, visitor arrivals fell 97.6% between August 2019 and August the following year. Employment in the state's leisure and hospitality sector, which accounts for nearly one in five jobs, fell 53% between February and August 2020, according to t...
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2 Fatal Shootings in 1 Week for Hawaii Police Department

Police on Hawaii's Big Island say officers shot and killed a man who cut an officer with a knife.
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WeRunFar Profile: Andrew Todd

The post WeRunFar Profile: Andrew Todd appeared first on iRunFar. You might have heard of Flyathlon, an annual trail running series organized by the nonprofit Running Rivers that combines fly fishing, camaraderie, fundraising, and microbrews. Based in Colorado and Iowa, Flyathlon race routes follow a waterway where participants stop at any point in the run to fish. At the race’s end, they submit a photo of their catch for an opportunity to win an award like Biggest and Smallest Fish. Or, if you’...
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Hawaii loses convention business, man dies in Big Island police shooting, bankruptcies drop, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Convention Center ©2021 All Hawaii NewsConventions pull out of Hawaii due to COVID restrictions. The Hawai‘i Convention Center had been on track to have its best year ever in 2020, and then COVID hit, instantly decimating the market. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Museums Struggle With Low Ticket Sales, Social Distancing Requirements. According to Lisa Solomine, president of the Hawaii Museums Association, the museums doing best right now are those that have concentrated on grants, activa...
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18 of the best Hilton Hotels in the US to earn or use points at, from family suites to luxury beach resorts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Hilton Hotel brands range from boutique properties to spacious suites to beach resorts. We found the best US Hilton hotels based on amenities, location, and value for point redemptions. It's free to sign up for Hilton Honors and perks from free internet to waived fees start right away. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Hilton Hotels currently offers 16 distinct brands for every typ...
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Hawaii Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Fired at Officers

Police on the Big Island say an officer shot and killed a man who came out of a house and opened fire on officers responding to a domestic violence call.
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