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  • Hawaii says it's 1st state to go cashless for marijuana sales

    September 13, 2017 7:42 AM

    HONOLULU- Hawaii says it will be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash. State officials said Tuesday that medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to let people use a debit payment app. The app is already an option for marijuana transactions in six states, including... more »
  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg reconsiders process to get land

    January 24, 2017 11:32 PM

    The chief executive officer of Facebook said Tuesday he is reconsidering trying to gain isolated pockets of land on his sprawling Hawaii estate through a law unique to the islands. Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement that they were "reconsidering the quiet title process and discussing how to move forward."... more »
  • Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack

    December 7, 2016 11:23 AM

    PEARL HARBOR - Surprise, fear, anger and pride. That's what Pearl Harbor survivor Jim Downing recalls about the attack that plunged the U.S. into World War II. Downing plans to return to Pearl Harbor Wednesday with other survivors to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack that left more than... more »
  • Researchers training in Hawaii to simulate Mars mission

    November 5, 2016 3:44 PM

    HILO, Hawaii - Scientists will mix biology and geology this month inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as they help NASA get ready for an eventual manned mission to Mars. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Friday that during the next couple of weeks, researchers will hike around Mauna Ulu to practice collecting... more »
  • Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

    August 28, 2016 4:13 PM

    HILO, Hawaii - Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation. For the past year, the group has lived in the dome on a Mauna Loa mountain and could go outside only while wearing spacesuits. On Sunday, the simulation... more »
  • Scientists battle to save world's coral reefs

    June 19, 2016 3:53 PM

    HONOLULU - More than 2,000 international reef scientists, policymakers and stakeholders are gathering in Hawaii this week to discuss the latest coral science and what can be done to stop widespread death of the world's reefs. The International Coral Reef Symposium convenes Monday to try to create a more unified... more »
  • Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean

    April 24, 2016 2:59 PM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world has landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii. Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, south of San Francisco, at 11:45 p.m. Saturday following a 62-hour,... more »
  • Solar plane's Pacific crossing going smoothly

    April 23, 2016 3:34 PM

    A solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey has traveled 80 percent of the way from Hawaii to California. The project's website says the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is 48 hours into a three-day flight over the Pacific. The aircraft's destination on this leg of the journey is Mountain View, California,... more »
  • Solar-powered plane heading toward California

    April 22, 2016 12:21 PM

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii - A solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey is about a third of the way from Hawaii to California. The project's website says the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is nearly 23 hours into a three-day flight over the Pacific with solo pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls. A... more »
  • Solar-powered plane leaves Hawaii for California

    April 21, 2016 12:22 PM

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii - After some uncertainty about the weather, the Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 airplane has taken off from Hawaii as it continues its journey around the world. The aircraft is heading to California as part of its circumnavigation of the globe using only energy from the sun. Its departure... more »
  • Scientists: Possible new octopus species found near Hawaii

    March 5, 2016 7:11 PM

    HONOLULU - Scientists say they have discovered what might be a new species of octopus while searching the Pacific Ocean floor near the Hawaiian Islands. On Feb. 27, a team found a small light-colored octopus at a depth of about 2.5 miles in the ocean near Necker Island, said Michael... more »
  • Russell Wilson throws 3 TDs in 49-27 Pro Bowl victory

    January 31, 2016 11:17 PM

    HONOLULU - Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead Team Irvin to a 49-27 victory over Team Rice in the Pro Bowl on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks star, who was the first player picked in the all-star game's draft, led scoring drives on three of Team Irvin's first... more »
  • Commanding general expresses support for Marines' families

    January 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    HONOLULU - The commanding general of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing says he understands first-hand the "emotional roller coaster" families of 12 Marines missing off Hawaii are feeling. Brig. Gen. Russell Sanborn told reporters Sunday that his wife went through similar emotions when he was shot down 25 years ago... more »
  • Expert weighs in on search for 12 Marines missing off Hawaii

    January 17, 2016 3:26 PM

    HONOLULU - A retired Coast Guardsman who's an expert on sea emergencies says the 12 Marines aboard two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii have a lot to overcome. Mario Vittone was a helicopter swimmer and Marine accident investigator with the Coast Guard. He says the crash would have happened very... more »
  • Coast Guard: 2 Marine helicopters collide off Hawaii's Oahu

    January 15, 2016 8:34 AM

    HONOLULU- The U.S. Coast Guard says two Marine helicopters have collided off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers tells The Associated Press that the Marine Corps reported a collision of two helicopters off the coast just before midnight. Mooers says each aircraft had six... more »
  • Hawaii raises smoking age to 21; military supports new law

    December 31, 2015 12:22 PM

    HONOLULU - Hawaii is the first state in the nation to raise the legal smoking age 21. The new law, which includes both traditional and electronic cigarettes, goes into effect Jan. 1. Public health officials are hoping they'll keep young people from developing an unhealthy addiction. They say one in... more »
  • Hit the snooze button: Extra hour of sleep Saturday night

    October 30, 2015 10:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - Most people in the United States are set to fall back into standard time and gain an extra hour of sleep this weekend. The annual change comes at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night. The... more »
  • NASA in Hawaii to test new technology for Mars landing

    June 8, 2015 3:33 PM

    HONOLULU - NASA is using the skies around the Hawaiian island of Kauai to test new technology that it wants to use for landing larger spacecraft - and eventually astronauts -on Mars. A test scheduled for Monday will investigate how a large landing vehicle will slow down as it falls... more »
  • Shark attacks man snorkeling in Hawaii

    March 19, 2015 1:57 AM

    KAILUA-KONA, HI- A visitor from Kansas is in the hospital after a 10-to-12-foot tiger shark bit his left forearm while he was snorkeling off the Big Island of Hawaii. The man was flown to The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu in stable condition on Wednesday. Police said the 58-year-old had... more »
  • Army couple relocates wedding for Obama golf game

    December 29, 2014 11:59 AM

    HONOLULU - A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned. Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. - both U.S. Army captains stationed in Hawaii - were scheduled to tie the knot Sunday at... more »
  • Obama sends prayers, best wishes on Kwanzaa

    December 26, 2014 1:11 PM

    HONOLULU - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending their prayers and best wishes to those celebrating Kwanzaa. The Obamas say in a statement that the Kwanzaa celebration highlights the rich heritage of African Americans. They say families come together on Kwanzaa to reflect on the past... more »
  • Heavy snow expected on mountains in Hawaii

    December 24, 2014 2:08 AM

    HONOLULU, HI - A blizzard warning is in effect for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate above 11,500 feet. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday. The... more »
  • Hawaii lava flow inspires student innovation

    November 17, 2014 12:46 PM

    HONOLULU - Lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano is inspiring innovative ideas from schoolchildren on how to deal with the effects of the molten rock. Students from Pahoa's Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science charter school on the Big Island came up with an idea for an air scrubber for... more »
  • Slow-moving lava sets house ablaze

    November 11, 2014 2:17 AM

    HONOLULU, HI - After months of slowly making its way toward communities in a rural part of Hawaii's Big Island, it took an oozing stream of lava just 45 minutes to burn down an empty house. Firefighters standing by to tackle any spreading wildfires let the flames consume the 1,100-square-foot... more »
  • Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homes Play Video

    October 29, 2014 3:32 AM

    PAHOA, HI - Hawaii authorities say lava from Kilauea volcano is burning tires and other materials that could generate more smoke. Hawaii County civil defense authorities late Tuesday warned residents with respiratory problems living downwind of the flow to take precautions and stay indoors. The lava was about 370 yards... more »
  • Lava warning for residents on Hawaii's Big Island

    September 4, 2014 5:07 PM

    HONOLULU - The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has issued a warning to a rural community less than a mile from lava flowing out of a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Observatory scientists said Thursday lava could reach the Kaohe Homesteads in five to seven days if it continues advancing through cracks... more »
  • GOHSEP no longer sending help to Hawaii

    August 10, 2014 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says they are no longer sending a two-person team to Hawaii to help with storm conditions. GOHSEP says conditions have improved enough to where Hawaii has withdrawn it's request for help from Louisiana. Initially, Hawaii had... more »
  • GOHSEP sending two to Hawaii for hurricanes

    August 8, 2014 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security said Friday that two emergency personnel were being sent to Hawaii to help respond to two tropical systems threatening the state. Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall in Hawaii Thursday night. Hurricane Julio is following a similar track toward the state.... more »
  • High school robotics team returns from international competition Play Video

    August 7, 2014 8:23 AM

    NEW ROADS - The robotics team from Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee just returned from an international competition in Hawaii. Despite all of their success, the team is already looking forward to next year. CHSPC students Ian Landry and Cade Forbes stopped by 2une In this morning to talk... more »

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