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Fuel in tap water alarms Pearl Harbor military families

Dec. 03, 2021 15:35 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Cheri Burness' dog was the first to signal something was wrong with their tap water. He stopped drinking it two weeks ago. Then Burness started feeling stomach cramps. Her 12-year-old daughter was nauseous. “It was just getting worse every day,” said...

City council approves additional 3% tax on Oahu lodging

Dec. 02, 2021 14:34 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council has approved a measure to levy an additional 3% tax on hotel and other transient accommodations. The bill passed Wednesday still needs to be signed by Mayor Rick Blangiardi. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported he supports...

Hawaii: Petroleum detected in tap water near Pearl Harbor

Dec. 01, 2021 21:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii State Department of Health said Wednesday a laboratory has detected petroleum product in a water sample from an elementary school near Pearl Harbor amid heightened concerns that fuel from a massive Navy storage facility could contaminate Oahu's water supply. ...

Hawaii: Fuel odor in Navy water prompts over 100 complaints

Nov. 30, 2021 21:19 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Health said Tuesday tests of water samples from the Navy's water system at Pearl Harbor have so far been inconclusive after it received more than 100 complaints about fuel-like odor coming from tap water in the area. Kathleen Ho,...

Hawaii corrects vaccination rates after booster report error

Nov. 30, 2021 18:51 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health officials had to revise the state's coronavirus vaccination rate after providers counted booster shots as first doses. The percentage of residents who received at least one dose was lower than previously reported and the number booster...

Hawaii state representative's DUI trial set for next week

Nov. 30, 2021 15:22 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Tuesday set a trial date next week for a Hawaii lawmaker arrested after police saw her driving the wrong way down a major Honolulu thoroughfare in February. State Rep. Sharon Har has pleaded not guilty to one count of driving under the...

Honolulu's first and only woman mayor dies at age 93

Nov. 30, 2021 14:48 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The first and only woman to serve as mayor of Honolulu died earlier this month at age 93. Eileen Anderson, who was mayor from 1981 to 1985, died Nov. 3, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced Tuesday. She defeated incumbent mayor...

Hawaii girl's adoptive parents plead not guilty to murder

Nov. 29, 2021 18:33 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii couple accused of killing their 6-year-old adoptive daughter a month before reporting her missing pleaded not guilty to murder Monday. The body of Isabella Kalua, known by some by her birth name of Ariel, has not been found. ...

$377 million rental car center to open at Honolulu airport

Nov. 29, 2021 15:27 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A $377 million rental car center with room for 4,500 vehicles is scheduled to open at Honolulu's airport this week. The five-story facility will allow rental car companies to house their operations in the same centrally located, covered airport...

Hawaii's Hanauma Bay to require online payment, reservations

Nov. 29, 2021 13:56 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Visitors to Hawaii will now be required to make reservations and pay an online fee of $25 per person to visit one of the state's most popular sites. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will begin the online fee system for everyone 13 and older except Hawaii...