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Alaska Airlines suspends Alaska-Hawaii nonstop during summer

Apr. 26, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines says its canceling nonstop flights between Anchorage and Honolulu during the summer months, primarily because of limited staffing. The suspension will last from June until November. Alaska Airlines Public Affairs Manager Tim Thompson said no...

Army seeks comment on proposal continue Pohakuloa land lease

Apr. 08, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Army on Friday said it was seeking comment on its proposal to continue to use state lands on Hawaii's Big Island for training. The Army has prepared a draft environmental impact statement regarding 23,000 acres of state land it wants to continue leasing at...

Massive Hawaii taro root could be largest ever harvested

Mar. 04, 2022 18:46 PM EST

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A super-sized taro root has been harvested on Hawaii's Big Island. The 50-pound corm, which is the root of a taro plant, was grown on Aina ‘Ahiu Farm in Hawaii Island’s South Kona district and could possibly be the largest on record, West Hawaii Today...