ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world’s first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic’s spaceship broke up over the California desert during a test flight.
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University of Hawaii researchers use tracking devices to gain new insights into tiger shark movements in coastal waters around Maui and Oahu. The ongoing study reveals their coastal habitat preferences.
Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn’t bring herself to do it.
Thanksgiving is a mere four days away, the official start of the holiday season and the time of year when folks celebrate with family and friends, reflecting upon the people and things they’re truly grateful for in their lives.
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.
It was a long was to drive for a free turkey, but for Ka‘u resident Mary Lou Otero, the trip was well worth it.
Home sales have not ceased in lower Puna since residents began bracing for the June 27 lava flow.
The slow-moving lava flow from Kilauea volcano is costing more than frayed nerves.
A breakout from the June 27 lava flow is currently entering a crack system located about 3.6 miles upslope of Apaa Street in Pahoa, Hawaii County Civil Defense and U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory officials said Friday.
Officials hope to reopen the remainder of Pahoa Village Road in time for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Friday.
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.
A Kona man has been charged with 16 offenses stemming from the break-in of a car on Oct. 28, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
Two Big Island men have been charged with felonies after an illegal weapon was offered for sale online.
A Kailua-Kona man has reported to police he received a call on his cellphone from a man claiming to work for the Internal Revenue Service. The caller told the victim he owed back taxes and instructed him to go to a specific drug store and purchase four Western Union vouchers for $500 each and then provide the caller with the voucher numbers. He told the victim to stay on the line with him until he bought the vouchers.
The Big Island’s unemployment rate held steady while the statewide unemployment rate dropped slightly in October, the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reported Thursday.