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Hawaii could take $452M hit in Trump cuts, plastic ban advances, UH jobs on the line in budget cuts, Honolulu grapples with vacation rentals, how to pay for education, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Quonset huts at Pohakuloa Training Area ©2019 All Hawaii News Isle projects in Trump’s cross-hairs. The Pentagon on Monday identified $12.9 billion in military construction funding — including $452 million for projects in Hawaii — that could be tapped to help build President Donald Trump’s southern border wall. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants. Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that ai...
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Hawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean.
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Supreme Court won't hear B&B appeal denying gay couple, city council wants to evacuate Honolulu Hale, Southwest Airlines lands inaugural flight, taxpayers lose in failed Kauai dairy farm, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Hale ©2019 All Hawaii News Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B owner who denied room to gay couple. The justices on Monday are leaving in place Hawaiian state court rulings that found the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu violated Hawaii’s anti-discrimination law by turning the couple away. Associated Press.Buyer Beware: Oceanfront Homes Keep Going Up Despite Rising Seas. Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coast...
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Justices reject B&B owner who denied room to gay couple

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Hawaii bed and breakfast that wouldn’t rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices on Monday are leaving in place Hawaiian state court rulings that found the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu violated Hawaii’s anti-discrimination law by turning the couple away. […]
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Take a ride on Southwest Airline's first flight to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines held a celebration for their inaugural Hawaiian flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu. The airline will add daily flights between Oakland and Maui and will soon begin inter-island flights.
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Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii service from Oakland to Honolulu with new snacks, in-flight hula dancing

Southwest's first Hawaii flight was Flight 6808 from Oakland to Honolulu. The airline initially is offering daily service from Oakland and San Jose, California.
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Go on Southwest's first flight to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines held a celebration for their inaugural Hawaiian flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu. The airline will add daily flights between Oakland and Maui and will soon begin inter-island flights.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Travel News: March 18, 2019

Exodus Travels Launches Luxury Adventure Collection Travel Pulse Leading small-group tour operator Exodus Travels has launched a new Luxury Adventure Collection that will take travelers to the farthest reaches of the planet in high style. Whether it’s soaking in a hot tub on a Galapagos Island Voyage or sipping on a glass of bubbly after a Big Five safari in East Africa, each trip in the collection combines the intrepid nature of adventure abroad with the extravagance of a five-star getaway.   ...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, Hawaii, Smithsonian, National Mall, Oakland, Southwest Airlines, Sharm, Southwest, News And Deals, North Africa, East Africa, Honolulu, Oakland California, David Ige, Galapagos Island


Apps for Seniors

Friend and news anchor Diane Ako produces a series called “Aging Well” on KITV4, covering stories of interest to seniors. A few weeks ago, she asked if I knew anyone who could talk about apps for people over 55. I asked my dad who, in turn, provided a couple of likely subject matter experts at Honolulu senior living complexes. “Would you be able to come on KITV and talk about apps?” Diane asked. “What’s an app?” came the reply. And that’s how I ended up the primary source on a story abo...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, Technology, Pew Research Center, Honolulu, Diane, KITV, Diane Ako


Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii flights

Southwest Airlines launched service to Hawaii with its inaugural flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu on March 17.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii service from Oakland to Honolulu with new snacks, in-flight hula dancing

Southwest's first Hawaii flight was Flight 6808 from Oakland to Honolulu. The airline initially is offering daily service from Oakland and San Jose, California.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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St. Patrick’s Day on Oahu

On Sunday, March 17, Honolulu’s “Irish Corner” in Chinatown will again be the scene of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Pacific. It follows the annual parade through Waikiki, which is itself a great way for Oahu visitors to mingle with residents at one of the most anticipated events of the year. But […] The post St. Patrick’s Day on Oahu appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Pacific, Chinatown, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, St Patrick, Murphy's Bar & Grill, Saint Patrick's Day Block Party


Disasters, breakdowns bring national park visitors down, 10 tiny home homeless villages proposed, plastic ban advances, money in Honolulu City Council race, Maui jail riot highlights overcrowding, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

After the eruption, visitors at Kilauea volcano ©2019 All Hawaii News Parks losing traction with visitors. The latest visitation statistics released by the National Park Service show that 2018 was a particularly challenging year for some of the state’s busiest tourist attractions, with associated park economies taking a hit. Star-Advertiser.Bottles, utensils and bags: Lawmakers are coming for your single-use plastics. An ambitious measure that would institute a broad ban on single-use pla...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kilauea, EMS, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Josh Green, State, Honolulu, Legislature, U S Geological Survey, West Hawaii, Wailuku


Big raises for state officials, cost of living a concern in poll, Big Island hikes general excise tax, many months before lava victims get to go home, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2019 All Hawaii News Big Pay Raises Coming For Lawmakers And Top State Execs. The commission proposed that the governor’s salary would increase from $158,700 to $189,480 by 2024. Top agency executives, such as the attorney general, would see their wages increase from $154,812 to $188,400 during the same time period. The salaries of  state representatives and senators would rise from $62,604 to $83,052. Civil Beat.Advocates urge larger minimum wage hike. The Senate Co...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hawaii, House, Kilauea, Council, Boeing, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Department Of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature


MMA fighter pleads no contest to assaulting fighter wife

HONOLULU (AP) — A mixed martial arts fighter has pleaded no contest in Hawaii to assaulting his wife, a fellow fighter. Arnold Berdon entered his plea Thursday to second-degree assault. He says he wanted to spare his family from a legal battle. He says he and his wife, Rachael Ostrovich Berdon, are divorcing. They have […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Hawaii, MMA, Honolulu, Arnold Berdon, Rachael Ostrovich Berdon


Hawaii mulls road usage charge, sanctuary bill dies in Legislature, economic growth slowdown predicted, Maui jail riot likely caused by overcrowding, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii road ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii transportation officials consider swapping gas tax for road-use charge. The state Department of Transportation wants the public to weigh in on the concept of a road usage charge to fund the upkeep of state roads and bridges, and is holding 14 community meetings about the possibilities in the next few months. Star-Advertiser.Public Meetings Scheduled For Potential Road Usage Charge. The state Department of Transportation will be holding community me...
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Fly Nonstop In Delta Business Class Between Detroit And Honolulu For Just 37.5K Virgin Atlantic Miles Each Way

Virgin Atlantic has some great saver business award availability to fly on Delta nonstop between Detroit and Honolulu. They charge a mere 37.5K miles+$5.60 each way. The flight is operated by a 767-400 with lie-flat direct aisle access seats in business class! You can transfer miles from AMEX, Chase, Citibank, or Marriott to Virgin Atlantic. […]
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Interisland fares drop as price wars continue, state Senate bill bans plastics, red light cameras catch on, Public Safety director faces confirmation battle, Maui jail in lockdown following riot, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Airlines main cabin ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaiian Airlines matching Southwest fares means lower prices for interisland flights. Hawaiian Airlines dropped airfares Monday to as low as $98 for round-trip flights between Oahu and Maui starting in April as competition from Southwest disrupts the interisland market — at least temporarily. Star-Advertiser.Boeing 737 Max 8 used for Hawaii flights. A number of countries have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes following Sunday's dead...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Air Canada, Park, Hawaii, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, Ethiopian Airlines, Honolulu, Oahu


USC fires associate AD Donna Heinel, legendary water polo coach Jovan Vavic

USC fired senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and legendary water polo coach Jovan Vavic after they were indicted in federal court earlier Tuesday as part of a nationwide college admissions bribery case. Vavic, a 15-time national coach of the year, had led the women’s water polo team to a 19-0 start this season, and the Trojans were to face Hawaii in Honolulu on Saturday. Related Articles New green deal: Tuesday’s college admission indictments show collateral dama...
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Hawaii could become sanctuary state, corruption charges rampant in Honolulu, state cuts Canada and Europe tourism budgets, Maui corporation counsel on leave following arrest, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ala Moana Park ©2019 All Hawaii News Organizers of Ala Moana park forum call for more transparency. Officials with Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration have agreed to attend a meeting tonight hosted by groups that have raised concerns about planned improvements at popular Ala Moana Regional Park. Star-Advertiser.Here’s your chance to sound off on the future of Ala Moana Beach Park. Several community groups are teaming up to discuss the future of Ala Moana Beach Park. On Monday, a public m...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Ge, Canada, Hawaii, House, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wong, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Garden Island


Hawaii for Lovers

Hawaii is calling. For many Americans this is their one big, lifetime, bucket-listed dream destination.   Being a US state- the language, transportation, currency and in large part- the culture is similar to the mainland. Plus, its relatively close: Hawaii is a mere 190 million inches away for Los Angeles.  That math translates to a simple 6 hour flight to paradise.  Recently Southwest airlines announced that they will begin service to Honolulu.  The starting price you ask?  $49 (one way,...
Tags: Travel, US, Los Angeles, Alaska, Hawaii, Island, Pearl Harbor, Islands, Destinations, Lanai, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, Honolulu, Oahu


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


Young humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A number of private boats helped a team of federal responders free a young humpback whale from heavy gauge fishing gear off Hawaii, officials said Thursday.
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Young humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a number of private boats helped a team of federal responders free a young humpback whale from heavy gauge fishing gear off Hawaii. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a joint statement Thursday that the “subadult” humpback was first spotted Wednesday morning by a dive boat off Maui. […]
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Home affordability by time zone: Priciest (San Jose), cheapest (Kennewick-Richland)

By Holden Lewis, NerdWallet Cities in the Pacific time zone have the least-affordable housing in the country, and the Central time zone has the most-affordable housing. Each quarter, NerdWallet calculates the home affordability for 178 metropolitan areas, matching the list of metros for which the National Association of Realtors publishes median home prices. This quarter, NerdWallet sorted the metro areas by time zone, highlighting differences in affordability. NerdWallet compared median househo...
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Fraud in HI-5 recycling program, visitors can now get medical marijuana, Chinese hackers breach UH, lawmakers want to stop rail audits, excise tax hike advances, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Worker sweeps up cans at Hawaii recycling plant ©2019 All Hawaii News State audit alleges cheating in redemption payments in Hawaii recycling program. The state still has not made changes in its HI-5 redemption and recycling program to protect against fraud, and spot checks of recycling companies turned up two cases where records were allegedly altered so the state would reimburse substantially more to a recycler than was paid out to the public, according to a new report by the Hawaii Sta...
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Alaska Airlines has huge Hawaii sale

Southwest Airlines is now flying to Hawaii, but Alaska Airlines isn’t letting it have all the fun. It’s doing its best to keep up by offering its own low fares to Hawaii. The Further Faster Sale includes incredibly cheap one-way fares between various major US cities and a range of destinations in Hawaii, including Honolulu, Kauai, Kona, and Maui. Here are some of the best fares available right now: Oakland to Kona for $169 Sacramento to Kona for $179 San Francisco to Honolulu for $179 San Di...
Tags: Travel, US, Sacramento, San Francisco, Hawaii, San Diego, Oakland, Seattle, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Maui, All, Honolulu, Kona, Flight Deals, Honolulu Kauai Kona


Low fares, fast ticket sellouts mark Southwest's entry into Hawaii, Legislature nears halfway point, trash pickup fees mulled in Honolulu, medical marijuana mainly used for pain, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Southwest Airlines in Honolulu Feb 5, 2019 courtesy photo Southwest’s low fares ramp up interisland competition. Star-Advertiser.Southwest Selling Tickets For Hawaii Routes. Hawaii Public Radio.“Hawaii, here we come!” declared Monday’s news release, announcing that tickets for Southwest Airlines service for the Hawaiian Islands are now on sale. Big Island Video News. Southwest Airlines began ticket sales for Hawaii destinations on March 4, 2019. The newly-released flight schedule include...
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Hawaii opens medical marijuana registration to visitors

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is allowing visitors who are qualified to receive medical marijuana elsewhere in the U.S. to register and buy it from dispensaries in the state. The state Department of Health announced Tuesday that it is also rolling out an online registration system for medical marijuana, allowing qualified patients to quickly obtain an […]
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