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Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Sep. 23, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first...

Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

Sep. 13, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials said a dam holding 21 million gallons (80 million liters) of water was not in danger of collapsing Thursday, but still warned nearly 10,000 residents downstream that they might need to evacuate after a tropical storm caused water levels to rise in the reservoir. Water...

Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

Sep. 12, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the road until the Tropical Storm...

The Latest: Hawaiian cancels commuter airline flights

Sep. 11, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Olivia approaching the Hawaiian Islands (all times local): 4 p.m. Hawaiian Airlines says Tropical Storm Olivia is prompting the cancellation of by its commuter airline, Ohana by Hawaiian. Hawaiian says it's calling off Wednesday's flights because of tropical...

Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rain

Sep. 10, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials urged residents and visitors to be prepared as a strong tropical storm approached the island state. Olivia was a few hundred miles east of Hilo late Monday with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (115 kph). It was downgraded from a hurricane earlier in the day after wind...

The Latest: Hawaii wants last hurricane declared a disaster

Sep. 7, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on hurricanes near Hawaii (all times local): 6 p.m. Hawaii Gov. David Ige is asking President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster for Hurricane Lane which battered the state last month. Ige said Thursday the state is seeking help from federal grants and other programs to...

The Latest: Hawaii hurricane downgraded to tropical storm

Aug. 24, 2018 11:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Lane (all times local): 5 p.m. The National Weather Service is downgrading a hurricane that has been threatening Hawaii for most of this week to a tropical storm. But meteorologists warned Friday that heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lane could still bring more...

5 rescued from flooding as hurricane pelts Hawaii with rain

Aug. 24, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Lane unleashed torrents of rain and landslides that blocked roads on Hawaii's mostly rural Big Island on Thursday as residents and tourists in the state's biggest city braced for the dangerous storm to come their way. Emergency workers rescued five people from a flooded house in...

The Latest: FEMA prepared with food, supplies for Hawaii

Aug. 23, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Lane. (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An official says the Federal Emergency Management Agency is prepared with several barges with food, water and supplies for Hawaii. The federal agency moved the supplies into the region ahead of Hurricane Hector, which skirted past...

With no place to run, people in Hawaii brace for hurricane

Aug. 22, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents emptied store shelves Wednesday, claimed the last sheets of plywood to board up windows and drained gas pumps as Hurricane Lane churned toward the state. The category 4 storm could slam into the islands Thursday with winds exceeding 100 mph (161 kph), making it the most...