Casey Harlow

  Hawaiʻi and the Central Pacific could experience more storms than normal during this year's hurricane season.

Tsunami Warning Center Investigating False Alert

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is investigating a false tsunami alert that went out Tuesday.

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  KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaiʻi county has closed a bay to prevent disruption of coral spawning that scientists predicted would occur over two days.

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A former Honolulu police chief, his ex-prosecutor wife and current and former police officers abused their positions by "planning and scheming" to frame her uncle for a crime he did not commit, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday in a trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaiʻi history.

Casey Harlow

A measure to promote the building of affordable rental units in Honolulu is now a law.

Setsuko Sato Winchester
Setsuko Sato Winchester

With immigration and citizenship under scrutiny now in the U.S., a Japanese-American artist is drawing attention to a time when citizens were imprisoned because of their ancestry.  Hawai’i’s Honouliuli internment camp was the final stop in Setsuko Winchester’s Yellow Bowl Project, an odyssey linking these sites of infamy.

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Governor David Ige has one month to let lawmakers know which bills he intends to veto. His staff is currently reviewing other bills for him to sign or for passage without his signature.


Hawaii Island took an economic hit following last year’s natural disasters, and the recovery has been a slow one. Miles Yoshioka is the Executive Officer of the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce. In a recent op-ed he made the case for increasing the Big Island’s economic resilience by expanding the astronomy industry.

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For Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips talk about a local hydroponics project that may one day be used in outer space.


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Members of the Maui County Council on Monday considered a settlement offer in the case of a county wastewater facility. The case is currently scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  HILO — A journalist in Hawaii was banned from covering what a newspaper contends was a public meeting but the U.S. Army said was not open to all, a report said.

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WAILUKU — A Hawaiʻi jail where a riot broke out in March is operating with less than half the normal number of corrections officers, officials said.

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This week on Helping Hand, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Aloha Independent Living Hawaii, and Executive Director Roxanne Bolden. The nonprofit specializes in giving persons with disabilities the choice of where to receive independent living services.

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The YMCA of Honolulu is planning to sell its Central Branch location on Atkinson Drive. The announcement was made Friday by the organization’s Metropolitan Board of Directors.

Economists at the University of Hawaii have done statewide economic forecasts for years. But now they’re extending that research to the county level.

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The San Francisco based company Landed was created to help teachers working in high-cost areas achieve homeownership. The company has been meeting with teachers across Hawaii this week ahead of its planned expansion into the state.

Hawaii Opera Theatre
Hawaii Opera Theatre

A year ago, Hawai‘i Opera Theatre was adjusting to the abrupt departure of its executive director, and a debt of about $2 million. It cancelled one production this season, but a new leader is in place, and the season closer has all the makings of a hit.

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city's $9.2 billion rail project isn't in danger of losing federal funds, so long as it builds all 20 miles of the planned transit line.

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POHOIKI, Hawaiʻi — A Hawaiʻi geothermal power company must win state approval before rebuilding transmission lines wiped out by volcanic eruption, reports said.

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KAHULUI — A Maui airport has opened a $340 million facility for car rental companies, officials said, paid for by vehicle rental fees.

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WASHINGTON  — Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation's growing ranks of female service members, and they're looking for clout, too, in American politics.

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Two former Hawaiʻi County police officers have been indicted on a variety of charges involving cases from drugs to gambling.

How Honolulu Property Tax Decisions Could Affect Owners

May 14, 2019
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The Honolulu City Council on Tuesday overrode Mayor Kirk Caldwell's veto of a bill that increases the standard home exemption on property taxes while advancing his proposal to hike the tax rate on hotels and resorts.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring the famous World War II battleship the USS Missouri that was the site of Japan's unconditional surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is close to approving a near total ban on abortion after the state Senate passed a measure that would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony.

Mayumi Oda
Mayumi Oda

Artist Mayumi Oda who lives in Kealakekua is represented in major international collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since 1992, Oda has dedicated herself to a nuclear free world, and she’s showing some of her best work in Hilo now.

The University of Hawaiʻi should freeze undergraduate tuition and lower costs for some graduate students, its president says.

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The mayor of Honolulu has proposed a trio of tax increases to cover costs of a forthcoming rail line, a report said.

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The Hawaii state legislature adjourned this year without taking much action to reduce teen vaping, but members of the U.S. Congress are now pursuing tobacco legislation at the federal level.

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On Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a discovery about the cosmic origins of some precious metals here on Earth.