Some of the 13 West Hawaii beach parks that were closed for the past several days because of warning-level surf reopened on Monday.
Shane Dorian hosted the 20th annual Keiki Classic at Banyans on Saturday. More than 50 young surfers competed in 11 heats to see who has what it takes to ride where the local pro honed his skills in the early years.
The 15th annual Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Science Day was held Saturday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The day also marked the 30th anniversary of Ellison Onizuka’s first space flight while on the space shuttle Discovery, STS 51-C, which launched Jan. 24, 1985.
CHICAGO — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.
WAILUKU, Maui — An asteroid warning system that includes a telescope atop Haleakala is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
HONOLULU — Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived, authorities said.
Big Island police Saturday charged one person and released three others in connection with a fatal stabbing Tuesday in Hilo.
The Hawaii County Fire Department used a helicopter Saturday morning to rescue a surfer from high waves on Hapuna Beach.
HONOLULU — There’s a lot on the agenda for the first full week of Hawaii’s 2015 legislative session. Lawmakers introduced more than 650 bills in the span of two days. The proposals range from allowing dogs in restaurants to encouraging public participation in government. The first committee hearings on bills will be held this week.
Waimea Middle School Principal Matt Horne feels his students are too important to just leave their futures to chance. Of the 285 students attending his public conversion charter school, nearly 70 percent are considered at risk or in need.
A program that allows neighbors of Puna Geothermal Venture to sell their homes to Hawaii County is on hold, a move that leaves 30 applications in limbo.