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New school tax floated, feds subpoena Honolulu rail documents, Kaneshiro impeachment postponed, Kauai seeks curbside recycling, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige with schoolchildren, courtesy photo The state Education Department and teachers are now backing another controversial idea to raise money for public schools. A new proposal being considered by lawmakers would raise the statewide general excise tax (the tax consumers pay on just about everything in the islands) half a percent — from 4 percent to 4.5 percent. Hawaii News Now.=====Federal grand jury subpoenas rail authority documents as part of criminal investigation. Hawaii N...
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Feds: Kealoha sent secret supportive texts to suspect she was prosecuting, Legislature advances vacation rental tax, deadly force bill dies, environmental group sues Maui over street lights, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Katherine Kealoha Feds release Katherine Kealoha’s secret texts. Former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha sent secret messages of support to a defendant in a drug-dealing case Kealoha was prosecuting, according to documents released Wednesday by federal prosecutors. Star-Advertiser.In court filings Wednesday, federal prosecutors offered new details into the investigation into Katherine Kealoha’s alleged misconduct as a deputy city prosecutor ― along with the role that city Prosecutor Ke...
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Just in: New El Nino forms--what's the impact for Hawaiian weather?

El Nino is back. What does this mean? A new El Nino formed in January, "based on the presence of above-average sea surface temperatures across most of the equatorial Pacific Ocean and corresponding changes in the overlying atmospheric circulation," according to the Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service. In Hawaiian waters, the temperatures are still a little cooler than normal, but in the equatorial Pacific, a giant pool of warm water has developed, and it's a sign of...
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'Pineapple Express' storm douses California with rain, snow

"The (Pineapple) Express is no joke," said Bob Oravec, meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland of the strongest weather system of the season. The weather system, also known as an atmospheric river, gets its name from the flow of moisture that periodically heads east from waters adjacent to the Hawaiian Islands to soak the U.S. West Coast.
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Aquarium fishing ban still afloat, employees allege retaliation in Honolulu prosecutor probe, 4-year council terms mulled on Big Island, Haleakala still closed after record snowfall, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Moorish idols off Kona coast ©2019 All Hawaii News Bill to Ban Aquarium Fishing Heard by Senate Committee. Senate Bill 931 would prohibit the collection of aquarium or ornamental reef fish because their capture is incompatible with Kanaka Maoli values. Hawaii Public Radio.A Senate panel Friday deferred a decision on whether to advance a controversial bill that would shut down the commercial collection of aquarium fish in Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.State lawmakers are considering allowing Ale...
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Oxford English Dictionary all hemajang

"Chee, you seen Kaipo? He had karang da reef on his face. Ho, all hemajang. Was uji ." I was reminded of the wonderful Hawaiian pidgin word hemajang when the Oxford English Dictionary announced it was putting the word hammajang on its extensive list of "real" words. There is, of course, no standard spelling for most pidgin words. And I was concerned the English dictionary OED would create a standard where none existed. I was concerned, because if you were to find a standard, it might ...
Tags: Travel, Book Review, Editorial, Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Molokai, Makawao, Chee, Kalaheo, KAIPO, Kunia, Pidgin, Hemajang

1 dead as powerful Kona low slams Hawaii with high winds, rain and life-threatening surf

A major storm sweeping through the Hawaiian Islands has left one person dead and tens of thousands without power.
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Hawaii mops up after winter storm, Senate rejects marijuana edibles, Honolulu public-private rail partnership 4 months behind schedule, Big Island gets half the recovery money, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Strong winds are expected to ease on Monday after a potent winter storm pummeled the state just a day prior, toppling trees onto cars, sending waves washing onto roadways and triggering widespread power outages throughout the day. Although a statewide high wind warning has been canceled, a high surf warning is in effect for all islands along with scattered weather warnings and advisories as the low-pressure system passes north of Hawaii Island this morning. Star-Advertiser.The bulk of the windy...
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Recreational marijuana legalization bill advances; 100-year-old smoking age, anti-abortion bills die, court protects Airbnb records from government, heiress Kawananakoa releases video claiming competency, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Marijuana PC:Pixabay Commons Bill to legalize pot in Hawaii passes state Senate committee. A bill to legalize marijuana passed a significant legislative hurdle with a surprisingly quick approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Star-Advertiser.Marijuana legalization bill clears committee hurdle. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday became the first legislative committee in Hawaii to pass a bill that would legalize recreational adult use of marijuana. Tribune-Herald.A bill th...
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The best hiking trails in Hawaii

Pack more than just your flip flops for your next trip to Hawaii. The volcanic archipelago of the Pacific is home to some of the wettest, densest, and most beautiful trails that the US offers. From the big city life of Oahu to the laid-back garden isle of Kauai, there’s a trail for everyone. Here are the eight best trails throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and everything you need to see along the way. 1. Olomana Trail, Oahu Round-trip: 5 miles Photo: Pavel Tvrdy/Shutterstock Oahu is the mo...
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Tourism in Hawaii

Can you believe that we are four of about 8.5 million annual visitors to the Hawaiian Islands each year And we spent 15.2 billion or what amounts to 197 per day per PERSON Such is the cost of paradise. When we first started visiting Hawaii
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Styrofoam ban advances, sports gambling considered, judge rules against non-solar water heaters, shipping costs rise, Mauna Kea ski video rankles, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Polystyrene 'styrofoam' takeout ©2019 All Hawaii News Statewide styrofoam ban advances. A bill to ban styrofoam containers for take-out food -- statewide. KHON2.The House Judiciary Committee today will consider a bill to legalize and regulate sports betting in Hawaii, which is now one of only two states in the nation that has no form of legalized gambling. Star-Advertiser.Bail-reform legislation, seven years in the making, is moving rapidly through the Legislature. The bills would require...
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Legislature mulls tourism tax revamp, Airbnb under fire, Senate may subpoena prison chief, interim Honolulu councilman approved, online porn fee considered, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Produce at Hilo Farmers Market ©2019 All Hawaii News Growing Our Own: Hawaii Still Lacks Enough Local Food Production. Gov. David Ige has a vision for sustainability but progress has been slow. Civil Beat.State Lawmakers are considering legislation to revamp how tourism taxes are distributed to the counties. House Bill 983 would provide 23.1 percent of the Transient Accommodations Tax or TAT to the counties.  House Bill 631 would allow each County to establish its own surcharge on the TAT...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Southwest Airlines, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Army Corps, National Transportation Safety Board, Oakland California, State Capitol, District Court, Maui County Council

Interim Honolulu councilman chosen, LoPresti challenges state Senate election results, Southwest Airlines closer to Hawaii route, Big Island council advances tax hike, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Surfing Waikiki PC: Tor Johnson Hawaii Tourism Authority State lawmakers consider commission to tie surfing back to its Hawaiian roots. Has the sport of surfing strayed from its roots? A State Surfing Commission would help connect the culture. KITV.Former state Rep. Matt LoPresti is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider his challenge of election results in his close contest for a state Senate seat, saying he recently learned the Honolulu City Clerk included 126 invalid ballots in ...
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Tulsi Gabbard jumps into crowded pack of presidential contenders, public hearing today on temporary Honolulu City Council member, Maui council confirms Victorino administrators, $5k rebates for EV charging stations, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tulsi Gabbard campaign photo Tulsi Gabbard offers progressive platform at campaign kickoff. Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard officially kicked off her presidential campaign Saturday with an ominous message about an increasingly dangerous world in which the United States sits on the “precipice of nuclear war” amid worsening international tensions. Star-Advertiser.Tulsi Gabbard On Running For President: ‘We Must Fight For The Soul Of Our Country’. The U.S. representative from Hawaii held ...
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Best hotels for whale watching

Whale watching is never a guarantee. Sometimes you step off the lido deck of a luxurious cruise ship and are greeted by a pod of frolicking orcas. Sometimes you take a janky boat through choppy waters freezing your ass off for an entire morning and don’t even get a lousy tail flip. Whales are fickle creatures. Of course, there are places with better odds of seeing these big boys than others, and certain hotels in those places have packages, amenities, and tours tailored towards whale watching...
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Hawaii tourism nears 10M mark, Kauai dairy plan dropped, lawmaker seeks to ban cigarettes, $15 minimum wage and recreational marijuana bills advance, county mayors present wish lists, lots more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Luau in Kailua-Kona ©2019 All Hawaii News Isle tourism hit nearly 10M arrivals in 2018. Hawaii welcomed a record 9.9 million tourists in 2018, just 45,452 visitors shy of a 10 million benchmark that had been anticipated before head winds emerged in the back half of last year. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii saw nearly 10M visitors last year. That’s half a million more than in 2017. Hawaii News Now.The total number of visitors to Hawaii increased to nearly 10 million — and the amount they spent whi...
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Ozawa-Waters rematch election set, Hawaiian Airlines reports $233M profit, telescope opponents take fight to California, DHHL bribery scandal hits Kauai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Trevor Ozawa, Tommy Waters campaign photos A rematch between Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters to represent Honolulu City Council District 4 is set for Saturday, April 13. Hawaii News Now.Ozawa-Waters rematch scheduled for April. The “all mail” election for the District 4 City Council seat will be mailed out March 21, city Clerk Glen Takahashi said Tuesday. Star-Advertiser.Ozawa-Waters Rematch Coming Up April 13 In City Council District 4. Gov. David Ige and election officials announce plans ...
Tags: Travel, California, Senate, Hawaii, City Council, Kilauea, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Safeway, Princeville, West Hawaii

Senate president's son now a lobbyist, vacation rentals eat into hotel profits, BLT Steak restaurant in Trump Tower cited by Health Department, dead baby humpback washes up off Kauai, national parks reopen, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Trump International Hotel Waikiki ©2019 All Hawaii News Hotel units drop as vacation rental units fuel growth. Hawaii’s visitor accommodation units grew just a smidge in 2018 with growth in vacation rentals and timeshares offsetting a dip in the state’s larger supply of traditional lodging. Star-Advertiser.The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii has hired the son of Senate President Ron Kouchi as its new assistant vice president for government affairs and alliances, which some at the state Capitol...
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UH tuition cuts proposed, more on Gabbard's past, Ozawa-Waters battle heats up, Maui newspaper editor moves to mayor's office, Kauai seeks $130k fine for illegal vacation rental, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

University of Hawaii at Manoa ©2019 All Hawaii News UH proposes tuition cuts and freezes for students at all campuses. KITV.University of Hawaii proposes holding off on tuition hikes for all students. Hawaii News Now.UH proposes tuition decrease, then freeze. The UH administration is seeking to increase affordability, improve price competitiveness and reverse enrollment declines by instituting a tuition decrease that would apply to nearly all students at the 10-campus system for this acad...
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Officials plan for Mauna Kea telescope protests, Native Hawaiians decry OHA violence, judge rejects gut-and-replace lawsuit, $250M rail bonds floated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

2015 Thirty Meter Telescope protest PC:Occupy Hilo State and county law enforcement officials have started planning for how they aim to allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea without protester interference. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii County is taking the lead on responding to anticipated protests of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea, lawmakers were told Thursday. Tribune-Herald.Lawmakers questioned state and University of Hawaii officials Thursday about plans to di...
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Ige proposes hikes in gas, vehicle taxes; state GOP wants tax exemptions for food and medicine; Honolulu City Council advances bus fare hikes; Hawaii open-carry law in federal court, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

2011 file photo pumping gas in Hilo ©2019 All Hawaii News Gov. David Ige’s administration is proposing increases in the state gasoline tax, weight tax and vehicle registration fees to collect an extra $40 million a year for road maintenance and other highway projects. Governor Makes Lt. Gov Green Point Man On Homeless. Governor David Ige is officially giving Lieutenant Governor Josh Green a greater role in dealing with the difficult issue of homelessness in Hawaii, as Green had hoped he ...
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Ige seeks statewide pre-K, higher minimum wage, larger county TAT share, condos on state land in State of the State address, vacation rental crackdown on two islands, homeless count begins, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige 2019 State of the State address PC:Governor's Office Gov. David Ige announced two of the boldest initiatives of his administration Tuesday by proposing to restructure as much as half of the state’s public elementary schools to accommodate state-funded preschools, and to lease out state lands for condominium developments. Star-Advertiser.Governor's State of the State: Pre-K, Condos on State Land and TAT Back to Counties. Hawaii Public Radio.Ige: ‘The Future Is Personal.' Haw...
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Kahele challenges Gabbard for congressional seat, Ige's State of the State address today, Caldwell mulls banning right turn on red, Oahu's property tax exemption could rise, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tusli Gabbard, Kai Kahele photo illustration ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii state Sen. Kai Kahele officially announced Monday that he plans to run for the congressional seat occupied by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, setting up a potential 2020 Democratic primary challenge for Gabbard early on as she embarks on her bid for president. Star-Advertiser.Sen. Kai Kahele Gets A Jump On 2020 In Announcing Congressional Bid. The Hilo legislator said he’ll campaign for the seat currently held by Tulsi Gab...
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Paying for climate change, state sells affordable housing cheaply, delays and cost overruns plague Oahu jail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Full blood wolf moon eclipse over Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News Fighting Climate Change Will Cost The State Millions. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says money is urgently needed to protect beaches, watersheds, native species and more. Civil Beat.Experts in climate change say Hawaii needs to plan now for rising sea levels. Star-Advertiser.The shortfall in Hawaii’s largest public pension fund climbed to an all-time high of $13.41 billion last year and is expected to keep...
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Best things to do on Kauai

With so much that’s alluring about the Hawaiian Islands, it can be hard to choose which one island to visit. If it were up to us to decide your trip, though, we’d pick Kauai — the most underrated island in Hawaii and one of our favorite places to travel for 2019. It has a cool, low-key vibe and is an incredible places to surf. But maybe not everyone in your group surfs, or you aren’t sure what else there is to do. There’s in fact a lot to do in Kauai, and we’ve listed the 12 best options here...
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10 Beautiful Cruise Destinations That Should Be At The Top of Your Bucket List

There is no better way to see a variety of exciting destinations than to take a cruise. In one trip, you can experience several different destinations while having all the travel arrangements, among other essential needs, taken care of. Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or looking to make your first cruise a memorable and unique experience, check out this list to see the top ten best cruise destinations. After combing through the many cruise ports, this list has selected some of the favouri...
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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...
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With few GOP lawmakers, Hawaii Democrats create legislative factions, bills would require automatic recounts, looking back on false missile alert, lawsuit filed over Shark's Cove development, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Capitol interior ©2019 All Hawaii News Members of the progressive wing of the Hawaii Democratic Party will make a case this year for dramatic initiatives such as a $17 hourly minimum wage, legalization of recreational marijuana and single-payer health care, but it’s unclear whether their stodgier colleagues in the state Legislature will embrace those causes. Star-Advertiser.At least three state senators are drafting bills that would require automatic recounts in close election race...
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5 Adventure Sports You Must Try In Hawaii

Hawaii is filled with gorgeous beaches with a unique culture and fantastic weather conditions. It is the perfect vacation destination in summers; although, the weather here remains warm throughout the year. Most of the people who go on a vacation to Hawaii do so because of the many sports they can indulge themselves in. If that is not your intention to visit Hawaii, you still cannot leave without trying out the many sports that this place is famous for. From skydiving to scuba diving, you can go...
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