Latest Honolulu News

FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Paralympian Angela Madsen, left, works with Los Angeles Unified School District students during Ready, Set, Gold! Day at Trinity Street Elementary in Los Angeles. A three-person crew left the Hawaii Yacht Club Wednesday, July 29, 2020, to search for the craft piloted by Angela Madsen, who died in the Pacific Ocean last month, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Samsung/AP Images, File)

Crew makes ocean trip to recover deceased Paralympian's boat

Jul. 31, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A sailing crew embarked from Honolulu on a mission to locate and recover the boat of Paralympian who died during a solo attempt to row from California to Hawaii. The three-person crew left the Hawaii Yacht Club Wednesday to search for the craft piloted by Angela Madsen, who died in the...

First-grade teacher Shannon Allen prepares a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. While Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of cases per capita in the country and many of its schools have open-air campuses, the challenges of returning kids full time to classrooms may still be insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

Despite fewer virus cases, Hawaii hesitant to open schools

Jul. 29, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The principal of the only school on Lanai thought reopening with full, in-person instruction next month was a no brainer: The Hawaiian island has had no confirmed coronavirus cases, and breezes flow through many of the school's classrooms. But even there, faculty pushed back, said Lanai...

Surfers take on large waves generated by Hurricane Douglas at Laie Beach Park, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Laie, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Hawaii battles complacency after another hurricane near-miss

Jul. 28, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Douglas joined a long list of hurricanes that have come near the Hawaiian Islands but didn’t cause major damage. Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami said such experiences unfortunately help people become complacent and think disaster will never strike them. "What we’re...

FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, a warning sign and a police officer's vehicle stand out Walt Gilmore's home in North Salt Lake, Utah. A Hawaii man accused of tormenting a Utah family for more than year by using the internet to send more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services including food deliveries, repairs, tow trucks, locksmiths, plumbers and prostitutes pleaded guilty Monday, July 27, 2020, to one count of cyberstalking. Loren Okamura, 44, entered the pleas during a video conference hearing based out of U.S. District Court in Utah that capped off a case that prosecutors called an

Hawaii man pleads guilty to cyberstalking Utah family

Jul. 27, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Hawaii man accused of tormenting a Utah family for more than a year by using the internet to send more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services including food deliveries, repairs, tow trucks, locksmiths, plumbers and prostitutes pleaded guilty Monday to one count of...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1920, file photo, the Olympics are held at the Antwerp Stadium, showing the U.S. contingent leading all the athletes in the procession around the field on, after which they proceeded to lead all competition in the athletic events. (AP Photo/File)

AP WAS THERE: 1920 Olympics

Jul. 27, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of the Summer Games. This story was published in the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger newspaper on August 23, 1920. The story is published as it appears in the...

An Oahu resident packing his surfboard on his bike rides through a deserted Waikiki on Kalakaua Ave., Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Honolulu. Most of Oahu residents are taking shelter preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Douglas. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Hurricane Douglas swirls 'uncomfortably close' to Hawaii

Jul. 26, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rain and wind gusts battered Maui on Sunday as Hurricane Douglas swirled off the coast of Hawaii and officials urged residents to take shelter. Forecasters said the Category 1 hurricane would pass close to Oahu and potentially even make a direct hit on the island, which is home to...

A worker puts reinforcements on boarded storefront windows in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, Saturday, July 25, 2020, as Hurricane Douglas approaches. President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration for Hawaii on Saturday because of Douglas, directing federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Douglas weakens, but Hawaii could still see severe impact

Jul. 25, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii geared up on Saturday to face a hurricane that threatened to pummel the islands with dangerous surf, strong winds and flash floods even as residents grappled with escalating numbers of coronavirus cases. Powerful storms are familiar to many in Hawaii who have spent the past several...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, Jon Ossoff speaks to the media and supporters after he qualified to run in the Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue in Atlanta. The Democratic Senate candidate is in isolation as is his wife, who contracted COVID-19, Ossoff confirmed Saturday, July 25, 2020. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate candidate's wife has virus

Jul. 25, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff says he's in isolation with his wife, who contracted COVID-19. The 33-year-old candidate said his wife, Dr. Alisha Kramer, has mild coronavirus symptoms and that he’s showing symptoms, too. He said he was tested Saturday and is awaiting results...

This GOES-17 taken at 3:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 23, 2020, shows Hurricane Douglas, right, churning in the Pacific Ocean heading towards Hawaii, left. The storm is currently a Category 3 hurricane but is expected to weaken before it arrives in the state this weekend. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Douglas bears down on Hawaii as pandemic flares

Jul. 25, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The first hurricane to threaten the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is presenting new challenges to Hawaii officials long accustomed to tropical storms. For example, how do you secure enough shelter space when people have to stay at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) apart...

This undated photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety shows Anne Salamanca. Salamanca was arrested for violating Hawaii's quarantine after investigators saw videos of her dancing in a store and dining out. Hawaii officials say Salamanca arrived in Honolulu on July 6, 2020, and days later was found violating the quarantine. (Hawaii Department of Public Safety via AP)

In-store dancing leads to Hawaii visitor quarantine arrest

Jul. 24, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Investigators with the Hawaii attorney general's office arrested a 20-year-old woman after seeing videos of her dancing in a store and dining out when she was supposed to be obeying a traveler quarantine the state mandated to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Anne Salamanca...