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Woman Dies In Hawaii Shark Attack

A 65-year-old woman died from injuries apparently sustained in a shark attack off the Hawaiian holiday island of Maui after frantic efforts to save her failed.

May 1, 2015
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Obama To Make WWII Internment Camp In Hawaii A National Monument

President Obama is turning a one-time source of shame into a national monument.

February 18, 2015
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Hawaii Volcano Lava Wave Nears Homes

Lava from a volcano in Hawaii is slowly flowing toward citizens’ homes, forcing them to evacuate.

October 28, 2014
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Residents Told To Prepare To Evacuate As Lava Threatens In Hawaii

A slowly erupting volcano and advancing lava in Hawaii means that some residents are prepared to evacuate.

October 27, 2014
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9th Circuit To Take Up Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times Three federal appeals court judges who have ruled in favor of gay rights in the past are to hear arguments Monday on whether to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Western states. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, randomly selected to consider the appeals, are Stephen Reinhardt, appointed […]

September 8, 2014
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In Hawaii, Emergency Declared As Lava Approaches Subdivisions

By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times Hawaiian officials called a state of emergency Thursday for portions of the Big Island after advancing lava from the Kilauea volcano came within a mile of a subdivision and threatened to cut off the major road serving the area. “We are taking this step to ensure our residents have […]

September 5, 2014
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Kerry Flies Commercial After Plane Trouble

Honolulu (AFP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was forced to go commercial for the nine-hour flight between Hawaii and Washington after his Air Force jet suffered a malfunction. Kerry, along with many staff members and reporters, including AFP, who had accompanied the top U.S. diplomat on his week-long world tour, on Thursday ended […]

August 15, 2014
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Hawaii Sets Friday Make-Up Election To Decide Senate Nomination

By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times A primary election in Hawaii that had threatened to extend weeks beyond last Saturday’s balloting will conclude Friday when voters affected by Tropical Storm Iselle cast the remaining ballots that will determine the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate. Appointed incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz held a lead of 1,635 […]

August 12, 2014
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‘Self-Inflicted’ Wounds Led To Hawaii Governor’s Defeat, Analysts Say

By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times Somehow, 40 years into a political career that was crowned by his election as Hawaii’s governor, Neil Abercrombie ignored the most basic lesson of the trade: It’s a popularity contest. After years of antagonizing not just partisan opponents but key elements of his own Democratic Party, retaliation came Saturday […]

August 11, 2014
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Iselle Weakens To Tropical Storm As It Hits Hawaii’s Big Island

By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times Tropical Storm Iselle reached Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui early Friday morning, bringing heavy rain, strong winds, downed trees, and scattered power outages as the state also braced for a second storm on Sunday morning, a rare one-two punch for the islands. Iselle, which has weakened from a Category […]

August 8, 2014
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Hawaii Residents, Tourists Hunker Down For Possibility Of Two Big Storms

By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times As Hurricanes Iselle and Julio headed toward Hawaii, Stan Lawrence boarded up his surf shop in downtown Hilo. “It’s safer to be closed,” Lawrence said Thursday morning, although the sun was shining. Later, the rain began. The last time a hurricane hit the state was in 1992, when Iniki […]

August 8, 2014
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Quake Hits As Hawaii Braces For Hurricanes

By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times As Hawaii braced Thursday for two hurricanes — which would be the first to hit the state in 22 years — a magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook Waimea on the eastern shore of the Big Island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said some areas […]

August 7, 2014
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Hawaii Hunkers Down As Twin Hurricanes Close In

Kihei (United States) (AFP) – Hawaii hunkered down Thursday as a rare pair of hurricanes took aim at the holiday paradise, with the first expected to make landfall within hours. Big Island was expected to see a direct hit from Hurricane Iselle Thursday night, bringing with it strong winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm surges, […]

August 7, 2014
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Hawaii Braces For Double Storm Hit

Los Angeles (AFP) – Hawaii on Wednesday braced for a walloping by a rare duo of storms headed for the holiday paradise, with local residents rushing to stock up on water and flashlights. Hurricane Iselle, while predicted to weaken to a tropical storm, was expected to bring strong wind, heavy rains and possibly damaging swells […]

August 6, 2014
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City Or Tropics? Obama Ponders Where To Put Presidential Library

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As he embarks on his final years in office, President Barack Obama has begun to look beyond the White House to his next task: solidifying his legacy. A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and fundraiser, is in the midst of planning […]

August 4, 2014
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Police In California Seek To Question Stowaway Teen

By Robert Salonga and Julia Prodis Sulek, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Now that he’s back in California, the San Jose Police Department is looking to interview a Santa Clara teenager about how he scaled a fence at Mineta-San Jose International Airport and hitched a ride in the wheel well of a Maui-bound […]

May 6, 2014
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Stepmother Of Teen Stowaway Defends Herself In Court

By Julia Prodis Sulek, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif.—The same day the father of the 15-year-old stowaway was in Hawaii trying to reunite with his runaway son, another family drama involving the teen’s stepmother unfolded Tuesday in a San Jose courtroom. The stepmother, who had been accused by her cousin of treating her stepson […]

April 30, 2014
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U.S. Senate Race In Hawaii Pits Opposing Wings Of Democratic Party

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times HONOLULU — In primaries across the country — in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and other states — Republicans are locked in a heart-and-soul battle between purists and pragmatists clashing over what it means to represent the party, its philosophy and core values. Here in Hawaii there’s a similar fight […]

April 27, 2014
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Teen Stowaway’s Footprints, Handprints Found On Wheel Well Doors, Tire

By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times Images of footprints and handprints inside the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 jetliner appear to bolster the fantastic story of a Santa Clara teenager who reportedly survived a frigid, perilous journey cooped up inside as a stowaway. The images, including of a footprint […]

April 23, 2014
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Teen Stowaway To Be Sent Back To San Jose After Jet Ride To Hawaii

By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times Officials in Hawaii are preparing to send a Santa Clara teenager home after he reportedly stowed away in the wheel well of a jetliner departing San Jose. Mineta San Jose International Airport officials said the 15-year-old managed to enter the airport, trek across the tarmac and climb […]

April 22, 2014
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Teen Stowaway Raises Alarms About Airport Security

By Kate Mather, Joseph Serna and Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times A teenager who stowed away on a flight from San Jose to Hawaii is raising questions about security at San Jose’s Mineta International Airport. Authorities say security video shows the teen from Santa Clara hopping a fence at the San Jose airport and climbing […]

April 21, 2014
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California Teen Survives After Stowing Away On Flight From San Jose To Hawaii

By Mark Gomez and Robert Salonga, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Authorities say a 16-year-old Santa Clara boy is “lucky to be alive” after he ran away from home, clandestinely scaled a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport, and hid inside the wheel well of a plane flying from California to […]

April 21, 2014
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8.2 Earthquake Hits Chile; Pacific Tsunami Warning Spurs Evacuations

By Fabiola Gutierrez and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times SANTIAGO, Chile — A shallow and powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked Chile’s northern coast Tuesday, sparking fires, churning up high waves, causing landslides, and cutting power for thousands of people. A fireman and an elderly heart attack victim were among five people reported dead from the quake, […]

April 2, 2014
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Obama And Reid Endorse Brian Schatz In Hawaii’s Heated Senate Primary

Arguably the tightest Democratic primary fight in the nation is developing in Hawaii — and the party’s top leaders are weighing in to try to defuse it before it gets ugly. On Monday, Senator Brian Schatz – who was appointed by Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie (D) to temporarily fill the seat left vacant by the […]

April 1, 2014
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