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USS Arizona Memorial repairs progress, opening date not set

Aug. 23, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu are progressing, but officials have not yet set a date to reopen the popular attraction. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday that the National Park Service says it plans to issue a statement next week with a specific date. A...

Hawaii officials working to remove horse carcass from beach

Aug. 23, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii officials are seeking the best way to remove a horse carcass that has become lodged among beach rocks. The Garden Island reported Thursday that the dead animal on Kauai's Aliomanu Beach is decaying near the shoreline. Kauai County officials did not supply a timeline Wednesday,...

7 sent to hospital after smoke fills cabin of Hawaii flight

Aug. 22, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Seven people were taken to the hospital Thursday after smoke filled the cabin of a Hawaiian Airlines flight from California to Hawaii. Hawaiian Airlines says 184 passengers and seven crew members used evacuation slides to get off the plane after it declared an in-flight emergency and landed...

The Latest: 7 go to hospital after Hawaii emergency landing

Aug. 22, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a Hawaiian Airlines flight that made an emergency landing after reports of smoke in the plane (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Hawaiian Airlines says seven people were taken to the hospital with smoke-related symptoms Thursday after a flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu...

Hawaii County officials say telescope protest costs over $3M

Aug. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County has spent more than $3 million on overtime and other costs as a result of protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope, officials said. Hawaii County Finance Director Deanna Sako said Tuesday that the cost to the county government has been nearly $3.27 million since...

Official: Overcrowding, inmate woes caused Hawaii jail riot

Aug. 22, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Overcrowding and numerous disruptions to daily inmate life sparked rioting at a Hawaii jail, a state official said. Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda says his department is still working on its final report into the March 11 riot at Maui Community Correctional Center, The Maui...

Maui explores expanding ban on commercial beach activities

Aug. 21, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino is looking to ban commercial activities at all beach parks on Sundays and holidays. Victorino plans to ask the Maui County Council to consider changes to Commercial Ocean Recreational Activities permits, prohibiting activities like surfing lessons,...

Cops boost traffic enforcement near Hawaii telescope protest

Aug. 21, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Police have issued about 100 tickets daily since last week for parking and traffic violations near the site of a protest against the construction of another telescope on Hawaii's tallest mountain. Big Island officers are not targeting protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope...

Rams' Bryce Hager ready to start with Micah Kiser injured

Aug. 20, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bryce Hager is still competing to start at inside linebacker, just as he was before Micah Kiser sustained a pectoral injury in the Rams' second preseason game on Saturday. Kiser had surgery Tuesday to repair the injury he sustained in the 14-10 loss...

Shark bites woman twice while she is swimming in Hawaii bay

Aug. 20, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said. The woman, 27, was reported to be in "good health" and was expected to be released after a shark bit her while she was swimming Kealakekua (kay-ah-lah-kay-koo-ah) Bay on...