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Hawaii

Parakeet eating a mango
Kauai, HAWAII — Thousands of wild rose-ringed parakeets with bright green feathers and brilliant red beaks obliterate hotel parking lots and vehicles daily with their poop. And they are a bane to farmers and backyard growers, decimating corn crops and fruit trees to satisfy a taste for citrus,...
Rep. Ed Case
Washington, D.C. — Hawaii Rep. Ed Case called on the U.S. government Tuesday to prioritize relations with Pacific Island nations and help them battle illegal fishing, climate change and other problems.  The Boosting Long-term U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Act, or BLUE Pacific Act, would increase...
Armed robbery suspect, Mark Sykap
Honolulu, HAWAII — Samoans, Vietnamese, Tongans... and before them Japanese, Filipino and Chinese former plantation workers have battled in Hawaii from discrimination and low economic status to opportunity and increasing ownership of the "American Dream."   My grandparents were immigrants from...
Members of the COVID-19 Task force
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The COVID-19 Task Force convened on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 at the Department of Homeland Security (EOC) in Tafuna to finalize preparations for the next scheduled repatriation flight on March 10, which as of this past Monday had 195 returning residents in quarantine in...
James Moniz
Honolulu, HAWAII — About 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, a car was stolen from the Aloha Gas station in Waianae. Witnesses say it was parked at the pump when a man jumped in the driver’s seat and took off. And in the passenger’s seat: A baby in her car seat. When the thief realized the baby was there,...
Proud Boys Nick Ochs, left, and Nicholas DeCarlo pose
WASHINGTON — Hawaii Proud Boy Nicholas Ochs faces a series of new criminal charges related to storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 with a pro-Trump mob intent on stopping Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed an...
Healthcare worker with COVID-19 test kit
Honolulu, HAWAII — A highly contagious COVID-19 variant first detected in southeast England may be present in Hawaii, state health officials said Tuesday. Test specimens from four people in Hawaii contained a molecular signal associated with the U.K. variant. Now, the state’s public health...
Hawaii vaccine timeline graphic
Honolulu, HAWAII — As Hawaii continues its mass vaccination effort, advocates worry that Pacific Islander communities don’t have adequate access to vaccines. Non-Hawaiian Pacific Islanders – particularly Chuukese, Marshallese and Samoan communities — make up 23% of Hawaii’s coronavirus cases, even...
Office of Hawaiian Affairs entrance
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs wants the state to improve its data collection for Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. A resolution backed by OHA calls for several public agencies, including county police departments, to release disaggregated data on Native Hawaiian and...
This cultural group from Hawaii shared an 'oli
Honolulu, HAWAII — There was a spectacular fireworks show over the National Mall Wednesday capping off an inaugural celebration unlike any before. A concert to honor President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris replaced the traditional inaugural ball. It was an event that featured big name...

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