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Honolulu, HAWAII — Maui County is now under a hurricane warning as Douglas closes in on the islands early Sunday. Meanwhile, Kauai and Oahu are also under a hurricane warning. With it, its bringing the threat of damaging winds, flooding rains, and large surf at a time when the islands are...
Harry Calistro Jr, ties down his 27' fishing boat
Hawaii Kai resident, Harry Calistro Jr, ties down his 27' fishing boat in advance of the expected wind impact from Hurricane Douglas, 7/24/20, 8:45pm.  [Photo by Barry Markowitz]
Honolulu, HAWAII — A tropical storm watch has been issued for Kauai County on Saturday morning as Hurricane Douglas continued to barrel towards the state, bringing the threat of strong winds, drenching rain and big surf to the islands this weekend. A tropical storm warning was also issued late...
Track of Hurricane Douglas as of Thurs morning
Honlulu, HAWAII — Hurricane Douglas is continuing to strengthen as it barrels toward the Central Pacific and could move over or near portions of the state over the weekend. While the forecast track is still subject to change, forecasters say that Hawaii residents should prepare now for the threat...
American Samoa Election Office
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa “active voters” stranded off-island due to border closure after the local COVID-19 restrictions, will be able to vote absentee in the November general election under procedures put in place by the Election Office. And local active voters stranded off-...
Judge Faauuga Toʻotoʻo
Washington, D.C. — Judge Faauuga Toʻotoʻo has been retained for another ten-year term as Judge on the Circuit Court of the First Circuit in Hawai’i. Sunday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed the news saying, “Congratulations to Judge Faauuga Toʻotoʻo on this prestigious position and important...
Auntie Shirley Ann Pualani Kauhaihao picking ulu with a long pole
Honolulu, HAWAII — The ‘Ama’ (outrigger) Initiative has been launched by the Pacific Business Center Program (PBCP) via its Multi-Purpose Business Incubator (MPBI) project. As a metaphor, the Ama is used as an economic outrigger to support and prevent the capsizing of Hawaii’s primary economic ship...
Man walking on Waikiki beach with hotel in the background.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Thursday it’s not safe to follow through with a plan to allow out-of-state travelers to use a negative COVID-19 test to bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement beginning Aug. 1. The mayor cited a surge in coronavirus cases in California and other U.S...
new Manapua
Honolulu, HAWAII — Next time you’re craving a 7-Eleven manapua, you’ll have an extra option to choose from. 7-Eleven Hawaii unveiled their latest creation on Wednesday: A pizza flavored manapua. It’s stuffed with pepperoni, onions, bell pepper, pizza sauce, olives, and mozzarella. It’s...
Honolulu police officer telling a couple the beach is closed.
Honolulu, HAWAII — Starting Aug. 1, travelers who test negative for coronavirus no more than 72 hours before arriving in Hawaii will be able to avoid the state’s mandatory quarantine. Gov. David Ige said the pre-testing plan will allow the tourism industry to reopen without a significant spike in...

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