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State population continues downward trend, Aila confirmed to DHHL, Honolulu cracks down on monster houses, Maui mayor names Honolulu rail engineer as Public Works deputy, new Honolulu-Princeville air route, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Population estimates as of July 1, data from U.S. Census Bureau Big Island leads the state in population gains. While people continue to leave Oahu, dragging the entire state’s growth rate into the negative zone, people are still moving to Hawaii Island, according to estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. =====Senate OKs deputy director of DHHL. The full Senate voted 19 to 5 Wednesday to reconfirm William Aila as deputy director of the state Department of Hawaiian Home ...
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Governor tours Maui jail, signs Kilauea lava relief bill; homeless shelters don't meet specs; pay raises for Honolulu officials, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Elderly hula dancer n Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News Lawmakers boost funding for senior services. State lawmakers Tuesday approved a package of bills that earmark about $10 million during the next two years for services and staff to support seniors. Star-Advertiser.Legislature Approves Spending Millions For Elderly Care. Funding for kupuna care programs were some of the outstanding big ticket items that weren’t included in the state’s operating budget in March. Civil Beat.8 homeless shelter...
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Hawaii cultural festivals and special events: May – August 2019

There’s much to celebrate in Hawaii — food, music, dance, culture and history — and there are plenty of festivals to do so in the coming months. We’re listing the top cultural events that you may want to make a part of your Hawaii vacation. ( = || []).push({}); Most of these cultural events are very established and have been celebrated for decades. For examples, the King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade in June is 103 years old and Oahu’s Lei Da...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Kailua Kona, Lili, Hilo, Hamakua, Punchbowl, Hanalei, Duke Kahanamoku, Oahu Events, Hawaii Big Island

DLNR chief faces easy confirmation, Honolulu condo sprinkler bill watered down, Kona homeless rousted, cutoff Kauai residents prepare for visitors, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

DLNR Chairwoman Suzanne Case PC:DLNR Senate panel recommends reappointment of Suzanne Case to lead Hawaii land department. The committee also voted unanimously to approve Robert Masuda as DLNR’s deputy director. Star-Advertiser.Senate Committee Recommends Confirming Case As DLNR Chair. The vote was unanimous in favor of the governor’s nomination to head the state land department. Civil Beat.The State Senate voted to confirm Scott T. Murakami and Leonard Hoshijo as the director and deputy ...
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Honolulu council to cooperate with mayor after special election, businesses resist new taxes, Big Island rethinks polystyrene ban, Maui officials' raises unlikely, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Col. Brendan Raymond, 25th Infantry Division Artillery Commander ©2019 All Hawaii News Pohakuloa Training Area showcases live-fire exercises with Schofield Barracks. The bass booms of heavy artillery echoed through the region Sunday morning as plumes of smoke spiraled into the blue skies along the slope of Mauna Loa. West Hawaii Today.Business leaders resist tax proposals. Lawmakers are considering a package of tax increases and other tax changes in the final weeks of the legislative sess...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Fbi, Hawaii, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Oahu, Ozawa, Schofield, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands

Senate panel votes against Public Safety director's confirmation, more details emerge on federal rail fund withholding, AC Hotel Wailea by Marriott breaks ground on Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Senate panel votes against reappointing public safety director. A state Senate committee voted Thursday against reappointing Nolan Espinda director of the Department of Public Safety, citing last month’s riot at the Maui jail, recent shootings of an Oahu jail inmate and a homeless man, detention of prisoners beyond their release dates and an alleged culture of retaliation and intimidation within the department. Star-Advertiser.Ige Stands By His Public Safety Chief After Senate Panel Calls For Es...
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Climate change bills falter, Carlisle wants to be Honolulu prosecutor again, Hawaii County suing Big Pharma, Maui commissioners resign over vacation rental, Gabbard makes presidential debates, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Sunrise over Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii Lawmakers Have Largely Dropped The Ball On Slowing Climate Change. Efforts to address the effects of a warming planet on a vulnerable island state have mostly fallen short this session. Civil Beat.Ranked voting, a new way to elect candidates for political office, could be coming to Hawaii if a bill making its way through the state Legislature becomes law. Star-Advertiser.Inside The Legislature’s Backroom Brawl Over A Water Rights Bill. As o...
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A Refined Tropical Wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

An elegant, green and white tropical wedding in paradise?! Umm, yes please! We couldn't be more in love with these stunning Hawaiian nuptials. From the palm leaf covered arbor dripping in hundreds of flowers by TOAST Santa Barbara to the al fresco reception under a canopy of string lights - the entire wedding day was designed to perfection thanks to Callista & Company! Check out every beautiful detail at the full gallery of images captured by O'Malley Photographers.Continue reading on Style Me P...
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Hawaii telescopes help with first black hole image; Legislature mulls vacation rental tax, minimum wage, tax credits; Maui corporation counsel resigns after arrest, homeless count mixed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

First black hole PC: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration Hawaii telescopes help create first image of black hole. “It’s a historic moment,” declared Jessica Dempsey, deputy director of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, one of two Mauna Kea observatories that joined six others from across the globe to collect the imaging data two years ago. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii telescopes play key role in creating first image of black hole. Two of the world’s most powerful telescopes atop Mauna Kea pl...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Airbnb, Bill, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands

Water concerns linger at Legislature, Maui mayor reveals past sex assault, DOE accelerates school repairs, tobacco tax hike snuffed out, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pipe brings water down from the mountain ©2019 All Hawaii News State Senate leaders say they don’t intend to revive water bill. Leaders in the Senate say they have no plans to revive a controversial bill that would extend the deadline for Alexander & Baldwin and other water users to convert their water permits into long-term leases, contrary to a flurry of concerns from the bill’s opponents that the Senate might attempt a last-ditch maneuver to ram the measure through the Legislature. Sta...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, DOE, Waikiki, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, Legislature, West Hawaii, State Capitol, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Circuit Court

Legislature kills water permit plan, flavored vape bill dies, Public Safety director confirmation delayed, Maui jail riot evidence missing, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Flume brings water from the mountain to valley farmland ©2019 All Hawaii News Senate panel shelves bill on access to public water. A Senate committee Thursday killed a bill that would have allowed an assortment of utilities, landowners, ranchers and farmers to continue accessing public water under revocable permits while they worked to satisfy stringent state requirements for obtaining long-term leases. Star-Advertiser.Water Rights Bill Goes Down The Drain In ‘Historic Vote’. The land com...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Sma, Public Safety, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu, Kihei

Hawaii population decline spells trouble, Tiger Woods golf course planned, confirmation hearings draw controversy, electric rate hikes looming, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Eating at the food court Ala Moana Center ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s Population Decline Signals Future Economic Challenges. Hawaii is one of just nine states that lost population in 2018, reflecting a level of out-migration far deeper than the brain drain of past years. Civil Beat.Senate Committee Confirms DHHL Deputy William Aila. Hawaii Public Radio.Supporters of Public Safety director engage in questionable tactics ahead of confirmation hearing. As embattled Public Safety Director ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Tiger Woods, Kilauea, Public Safety, Hawaii Island, Maui, State, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Tommy, Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu Police Department, Hana, Public Utilities Commission

Novel Hawaiian communities operate similarly to native ecosystems

On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it is possible to stand in a lush tropical forest that doesn't contain a single native plant. The birds that once dispersed native seeds are almost entirely gone too, leaving a brand-new ecological community composed of introduced plants and birds. In a first-of-its-kind study published today in Science, researchers demonstrate that these novel communities are organized in much the same way as native communities worldwide.
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High bacteria closes Hanauma Bay, 'gender X' could appear on state IDs, licenses, attorney general drops charges against Maui corporation counsel, Oahu pedestrian plan hearings set, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Elevated bacteria level closes beach at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. The beach at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will be closed Wednesday following reports of an elevated bacteria level by the State Department of Health Clean Water Branch. Star-Advertiser.Hanauma Bay To Close Wednesday Following Elevated Bacterial Reading. City parks officials are planning to close Hanauma Bay Wednesday after the state health department found bacterial levels exceeded its established threshold. Hawaii Public Radio...
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Inside The Trader Joe's Black Market — Where Everything Bagel Seasoning Costs $22

You may associate Trader Joe’s with Hawaiian shirts but, paradoxically, the beloved grocery chain doesn’t have any locations in Hawaii. The closest store is a few thousand miles away in California. Thus, Marli Arneson, a 25-year-old from Oahu craving Trader Joe’s ginger turmeric tea, did what many of us might: She went on Amazon and bought a box for $9.74, assuming the two retailers had a partnership. But no. It was only later that Arneson learned her sought-after tea hadn’t come directly from ...
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Direction You Look is the Direction You Go

A friend from a long time ago, who I hadn’t heard from in a while, sent me an email with a wonderful nugget in it. I just got back from Oahu and had an interesting experience on Waikiki Beach.   My son and I were boogie boarding and there were several people taking surfing lessons out in the waves with instructors. As the intrepid beginners got up on their boards and surfed one of their first waves, the instructors would invariably be shouting directives to them. One of them was, “Direction ...
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Audit blasts state handling of rail money, Aloha Stadium to stay in Halawa, UH president under fire, Health Department reaches settlement with dairy, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Train car assembly PC: Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation State Auditor Blasts DAGS For Failure to Verify Rail Invoices. The Office of the Auditor has issued a blistering report on the failure of state accounting officials to adequately verify invoices from the transit agency developing the Honolulu rail system. Hawaii Public Radio.Latest Audit: Agency ‘Arbitrary,’ ‘Inconsistent’ In Reviewing Rail Costs. The Hawaii agency that oversees rail spending lacks the proper rules, traini...
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Hawaii airports authority advances, PUC approves solar farms, paramedics administer expired medications, rental car companies can't charge tourists extra, residents take Puna Geothermal Venture to court, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu airport  ©2019 All Hawaii News A Hawaii airports corporation might finally be approaching takeoff as a bill that aims to improve the efficiency of the state’s airports passes through the Legislature. Tribune-Herald.Lawmakers Approve $16B Budget For Fiscal 2020, 2021. State House and Senate legislators approved a two-year operating budget today calling for hundreds of millions of dollars for state employee retirement and health benefits and other monies to address major disasters,...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Kim, EMS, Lanai, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, State House, Maui Maui, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now

The best things to do on Oahu beyond Honolulu

If you limit your Hawaiian vacation to Honolulu, you’re missing out. There are plenty of other things to do in Oahu, from surfing to dining to golfing.            [Author:]
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Hawaii wins 3 of 10 TripAdvisor top spots, ballot issues plague Honolulu election, pay raises for state, Kauai, volcano alert lowered, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii luau dancers 2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii makes TripAdvisor top 10 Travelers' Choice Destinations in the U.S. Three Hawaii islands were named among the top destinations in the country to travel to. According to TripAdvisor, Maui was the second top choice, followed by Oahu at third, and the Big Island as 10. KHON2.HDOT audit finds discrepancies. The Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Highways Division in fiscal year 2018 did not review capital improvement projects in a timely mann...
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Senate mulls dairy decline, Coco Palms defaults, state budget advances, two ballots sent to Honolulu voter, hotel occupancy falls, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii grocery out of fresh milk on March 22 ©2019 All Hawaii News Senate Committee Votes To Examine Hawaii Dairy Decline. The State Senate is looking to counter the “demise of Hawaii’s dairies”. Big Island Video News.Weak start for Hawaii hotels casts uncertainty for 2019. Statewide occupancy fell nearly 3 percentage points to 83.4 percent from February 2018, while the average daily room rate dipped just over 1 percent to $290 and revenue per available room declined more than 4 percent t...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Council, Big Island, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Maui Maui, Hawaiian Islands, Maui News, Kakaako, Courtyard Marriott, David Ige

The Greatest Story Never Told: Hawaii's Kamehameha the King

Waipio Valley, on the north end of the Big Island, is where Kamehameha grew upLast summer, movie star-king Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson announced plans to team with director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) and screenwriter Randall Wallace (Braveheart) to make a blockbuster called The King, depicting the life of Hawaii's first monarch of all the islands—Kamehameha the Great.A good match for the trio at first glance: Johnson is of Polynesian decent and he's a large man, though, at 6'5", he's ab...
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Solar farms could take over prime ag land, $4.3M more to house inmates on mainland, boat people of the Ala Wai, pieces of Zuckerberg Kauai estate sold at auction, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Taro fields on Kauai ©2019 All Hawaii News Bill to put solar farms on prime ag land elicits stiff opposition. Developers would be allowed to put solar farms on prime agricultural land under a measure that has passed key legislative committees but is eliciting strong protest from Gov. David Ige’s cabinet while dividing farmers and environmental groups. Star-Advertiser.=====Hawaii officials request $4.3 million for mainland prisoners. Hawaii's government has requested additional funds to ho...
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King Kamehameha never had it so good: Have a Royal Hawaiian celebration without breaking the bank.

No doubt being the king of all the Islands had its perks—but not near the luxury and creature comforts available these days to us common folk.  And—here's the kicker—if you are planning an event for a group (say six to twelve people) you will be surprised at how affordable a luxury villa  or beachside enclave can be. For the per-person price that a couple pays for a pretty-nice condo or resort room, a group of ten or so can chill at a pad that could be a movie set.Of course, you can also spe...
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Public slams Ala Wai flood plan, Senate shoots down prison purchase, marijuana decriminalization advances, another federal agency probing rail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Along the Ala Wai ©2019 All Hawaii News Flood control plan for Ala Wai strongly opposed at meeting. Controversy over a $345 million project to lessen flood risks at the Ala Wai Canal by building a wall around the canal and huge flood control structures in the upper reaches of the watershed drew hundreds to a Tuesday town hall meeting in Manoa. Star-Advertiser.Hundreds attended a community meeting in Manoa Tuesday to hear from various city, state and federal agencies about a controversial ...
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Review: Taste of Kualoa Farm Trolley Tour

Kualao Ranch, the private nature reserve on Oahu’s east side, offers many tours for adventure and cultural learning. We had been wanting to take the Taste of Kualoa Farm Tour for many years because we wanted to view the picturesque fish pond that’s part of the tour. Of course, everything else about the tour sounded fine, but seeing the pond was our main motivation. The farm tour starts from the main visitor center at Kualoa Ranch where we hopped aboard an open-air trolley bus. From there, we tr...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Oahu, Kualoa Ranch, Oahu See & Do, Kamehameha Highway, Kualoa Farm Tour

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.
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Oahu on the cheap? Put these travel hacks to use for a surprisingly affordable island getaway

Need a sunny escape but don't want to break the bank? If you're willing to get creative, Oahu can be a wallet-friendly destination with plenty of beach-walking, good eating and handy public transit.
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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

Aloha Friday Photo: East Oahu Coastline

Mahalo to Stephanie Irish for sharing this pretty east Oahu coastline shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. A scenic drive along Oahu’s Kamehameha Highway (Highway 83) along the eastern shoreline is one of our favorites on the island. The road gently twists and turns with beauty around every corner. The pointy island, in the center of the shot, is Mokoli’i Island, but it is more commonly called Chinaman’s Hat for obvious reasons. It’s one of Oahu’s most iconic scenes and definitely worth seeing...
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