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Pearl Harbor casualty remains ID'd as California sailor

Jul. 23, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from California who was killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday. Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E. Hudson, 39, of Stockton...

Lead found in drinking water at Hawaii public schools

Jul. 23, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Testing of drinking water at Hawaii's public schools found at least 93 faucets and fountains have elevated concentrations of lead. The contaminated water was found among 2,232 sampled taps at 58 schools on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, the Honolulu...

Hawaii's coronavirus numbers surge as delta variant spreads

Jul. 22, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Like many other places across the United States, Hawaii is now experiencing a resurgence of coronavirus cases, rivaling the largest wave of infections seen in the islands in 2020. On Thursday, Hawaii’s new coronavirus case numbers hit triple digits...

Mask rule delays trial for ex-Hawaii prosecutor's brother

Jul. 21, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former high-ranking city prosecutor once took a photo with a line of cocaine on the desk of her husband, then-Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, according to court documents filed in preparation of a drug-dealing trial against her pain physician brother. ...

Honolulu police back in court after fatal shooting of teen

Jul. 21, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge began hearing from witnesses Tuesday to determine whether there is probable cause for murder and attempted murder charges against three Honolulu police officers in a shooting that killed a 16-year-old Micronesian boy. On April 5, police shot and...

Oahu restaurants not using vaccination exemptions

Jul. 19, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu restaurants and bars have the option to do away with social distancing if customers provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test. But many restaurant operators aren’t doing so because diners don’t want to show their...

Officials consider Oahu plan amid tourist levels concerns

Jul. 19, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — As state tourism officials consider a plan to improve tourism on Hawaii's most populated island of Oahu, they're looking managing what some say are too many visitors. It's an issue other islands have also been grappling with, including Maui, where Mayor...

Some seek more boxes to check for 'other' Pacific Islanders

Jul. 18, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A few months into the pandemic, data showed Pacific Islanders suffered the highest infection rates in Hawaii. But what early numbers didn’t publicly show was which Pacific Islanders in the diverse identification category — which includes people with...

Air cargo company that ditched plane off Hawaii is grounded

Jul. 16, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

A cargo airline whose plane ditched into the ocean off Hawaii has been grounded after investigators looked into the company's safety practices before the accident. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it will bar Rhoades Aviation of Honolulu from flying or...

Hawaii teenager recycles to help students reach college

Jul. 16, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

In the beginning, Genshu Price recycled for his own sake — his father said it would be a good way to save money for his college tuition. But then, he came up with grander idea: Why not recycle thousands of bottles and cans to help other students in Hawaii reach their...