HONOLULU — The federal government and the state of Hawaii have reached an agreement for damages from the owner of a cargo ship that harmed more than 100,000 coral colonies several years ago when it ran aground off Oahu.
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The U.S. Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department’s Ocean Safety crews rescued two kayakers trapped on Molokini Crater on Monday.
Crewmembers of the Matson ship Manukai received the U.S. Coast Guard’s Meritorious Public Service award on Monday for the rescue of three men from a sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio 414 miles northeast of Oahu on Aug. 10.
President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — to a diverse and distinguished group of activists, artists, scientists and public servants Monday afternoon, including actress Meryl Streep, Congressman John D. Dingell, physicist Mildred Dresselhaus and musician Stevie Wonder.
LIHUE — Kauai’s mayor is nominating the county attorney’s replacement to be a man who’s currently serving as a deputy county attorney.
HONOLULU — A man injured while surfing and another who became a quadriplegic after diving from a so-called “booze cruise” filed lawsuits against the state on Monday, blaming their injuries on a project to widen an eroding section of Waikiki beach.
HONOLULU — A group that includes moms and environmentalists wants to help defend a new Maui County law that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
HONOLULU — Storeowners in Honolulu’s Chinatown say they’re seeing an influx of vagrants and that it may be connected to the ban on sitting and lying on sidewalks that took effect in Waikiki in September.
HONOLULU — A Japanese man has been reunited with a small boat that got swept away in the deadly 2011 tsunami and found three years later on a small atoll about 800 miles southwest of Hawaii.
HAGATNA, Guam — Bogged down by construction delays, Guam’s first private hospital is unable to open next month as previously planned.
HONOLULU — Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 bonus — that is, until the airline wanted the money back.
HONOLULU — Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus — that is, until the airline wanted the money back.
SEATTLE — A new research tool launched this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is allowing scientists to better track changes in ocean chemistry along the U.S. West Coast.
HONOLULU — The new head of Hawaii’s troubled health exchange said he wants more oversight for the institution, and that he wants to expand the scope of some of the contractors that verify how well the Connector website is functioning.
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine order stopping the movement of pigs on Oahu after an outbreak of a serious swine disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, was confirmed on a farm in Waianae Valley. PEDv causes significant sickness in swine and causes high mortality in piglets. The virus only affects pigs and does not pose a risk to humans or pets. It is not a food safety concern.