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Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

Apr. 21, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass...

Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian culture protections push

Apr. 18, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a...

Picture was clear, but black hole's name a little fuzzy

Apr. 12, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly pictured supermassive black hole is a beast with no name, at least not an official one. And what happens next could be cosmically confusing. The team of astronomers who created the image of the black hole called it M87(asterisk). (The asterisk is silent.) A language professor...

Black hole named 'Powehi' by Hawaii university professor

Apr. 11, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment. University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. The...

Game in Hawaii highlights NFL preseason schedule

Apr. 9, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first NFL exhibition game in Hawaii in 43 years highlights the league's preseason schedule announced Tuesday. Dallas will play the Los Angeles Rams at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on Aug. 17. The last preseason match there featured the 49ers and Chargers in 1976. The Raiders, who are set...

Legal foreign resident sues Hawaii over gun license laws

Apr. 8, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A foreign citizen living legally in Hawaii is suing the state over laws preventing him from obtaining a gun license, according to court documents. United Kingdom citizen Andrew Roberts filed the federal civil lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, The Garden Island...

Tiger Woods to design first golf course in Hawaii

Apr. 5, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Tiger Woods is designing an Oahu golf course, according to resort officials. Woods will design his first golf course in Hawaii as part of a $300 million development for the Makaha Valley Resort, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. Woods and his TGR Design Company were chosen to...

New US guided missile destroyer arrives in Pearl Harbor

Apr. 3, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A new guided missile destroyer that is among the U.S. Navy's newest class of warships has arrived in Pearl Harbor. The USS Zumwalt arrived Tuesday morning after making its first operational trip, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. The 610-footlong guided ship outfitted with...

Pearl Harbor memorial to remain closed through the summer

Mar. 29, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor are expected to keep the dock closed through the summer. The National Park Service has awarded a $2.1 million contract for repairs that are expected to be completed in time for the next Dec. 7, 1941, remembrance service, the...

Grandma, 99, is key witness in Honolulu corruption case

Mar. 28, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. prosecutors worry a 99-year-old woman central to establishing the motive behind corruption-related charges against her granddaughter won't be available to testify at trial. Prosecutors say Florence Puana needs to be deposed by April 26 because her health is deteriorating. Puana is the...