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Opponents of giant Hawaii telescope launch protest march

Jul. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hundreds of opponents of a planned telescope on Hawaii's highest peak have launched a protest march. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that activists opposed to the Thirty Meter Telescope started marching Sunday morning in Waikiki. Last week, hundreds of protesters blocked a road on the...

Hawaii officials want a peaceful end to telescope protests

Jul. 19, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National Guard troops or use force on peaceful telescope protesters blocking access to the state's highest peak. Gov. David Ige said that his priority is to keep everyone in the community safe, including the activists at...

Protesters seek Hawaii mountain access during road closure

Jul. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Protesters against building a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred said they tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to negotiate access up Mauna Kea while the road to the summit is closed in preparation for construction equipment to be taken up....

High surf warning issued for shores on all Hawaii islands

Jul. 14, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials have issued a high-surf warning for south-facing shores on all of Hawaii's islands. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the National Weather Service in Honolulu issued the warning Sunday and says it will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Monday. Officials say large surf and dangerous...

Record Transpac fleet heads from Los Angeles to Hawaii

Jul. 12, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — From the deep blue color of the Pacific Ocean to the brilliance of the stars at night, the biennial Transpacific Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu leaves an impression with anyone who sails it. There's also the dash for trophies and records as sailors compete in one of the world's great...

Sudden turbulence that injured dozens is hard to predict

Jul. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Passengers on a flight from Canada to Australia said they had no warning about turbulence that suddenly slammed people into the ceiling of the plane and injured more than three dozen — a phenomenon that experts say can be nearly impossible for pilots to see coming. The Air Canada...

Turbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight to Australia

Jul. 11, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Intense turbulence struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the...

Company behind Oahu plane crash did not have proper permits

Jul. 11, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii skydiving company that was operating a plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month did not have the proper permits, according to documents released by the state Wednesday. The documents show Oahu Parachute Center was "not in good standing" with the Department of Commerce...

The Latest: Air Canada cabin bloody after turbulence

Jul. 11, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on turbulence on an Air Canada flight that left passengers injured (all times local): 3:30 p.m. More passengers are describing the harrowing incident with violent turbulence that diverted an Air Canada flight to Honolulu Thursday. The flight to Sydney encountered the turbulence...

Pearl Harbor survivor dies at age 103 in Florida

Jul. 10, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One of the oldest survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack has died at age 103. Doug Iscovitz says his father, Joseph Iscovitz, died Tuesday at a South Florida nursing home. The younger Iscovitz says his father could see the faces of the Japanese pilots as they dropped bombs around...