Hawaii

Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the Union, having received statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S. state geographically located in Oceania, although it is governed as a part of North America, and the only one composed entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean.
  • Little League World Series TV Schedule: What time, channel is New Jersey vs. Hawaii on Sunday? (8/18/19) Watch Elizabeth Elmora Troopers vs. East Maui
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    Little League World Series TV Schedule: What time, channel is New Jersey vs. Hawaii on Sunday? (8/18/19) Watch Elizabeth Elmora Troopers vs. East Maui

    The Elizabeth, New Jersey, Elmora Troopers meet East Maui, Hawaii, in the second round of the 2019 Little League World Series on Sunday, August 18, 2019 (8/18/19) in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. New Jersey -- the Mid-Atlantic champions -- beat Salem, Oregon, 6-2, in the first round, while Hawaii, beat Eastbank, Louisiana, 5-2, in the first round. Here's what you need to know: Who: Elizabeth, N.J. vs. East Maui, Hawaii What: Little League World Series When: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 Where: Williamsport, Pa. Time: 2 p.m. Eastern TV: ABC Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling. Livestream: WatchESPN New Jersey,

  • Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii
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    Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dak Prescott appears ready for the regular season, with or without Ezekiel Elliott. The Dallas quarterback completed all five of his pass attempts in his only series, and the Cowboys came away with a 14-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night. Prescott dropped back to pass seven times, completed passes to five different receivers, had one short completion negated by an ineligible lineman downfield penalty and was sacked once. Prescott's only drive covered 97 yards in 12 plays, took more than six minutes and culminated with Tony Pollard's 14-yard touchdown run. "It's always a challenge coming off your own goal line. We call that a 'coming out situation.' One of your

  • Arizona turns attention to Hawaii after 'doldrums of camp'
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    Arizona turns attention to Hawaii after 'doldrums of camp'

    The earliest game in Arizona football history is now less than a week away. The Wildcats officially wrapped up training camp on Friday, the last of 17 practices since camp opened on July 25. From here on out any practices, film sessions or walk-throughs will be geared specifically toward an opponent. The first of those is Hawaii, whom Arizona faces in Honolulu on Saturday night in a Week Zero game that's one of just two on the FBS schedule (Florida vs. Miami, in Orlando, is the other). The vibe around the team had already changed on Friday, offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone said. “It's like the doldrums of camp and now all of a sudden … it's starting to hit them that it's game week,” he said.

  • Maui Island clear of tree-killing Hawaii fungal disease
    Houston Chronicle

    Maui Island clear of tree-killing Hawaii fungal disease

    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A fungal disease local to Hawaii has not been rediscovered after being found on Maui for the first time earlier this year, officials said. The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources did not find evidence of the disease known as rapid ohia death after completing air surveys Friday, the Maui News reported . A single ohia tree was afflicted early July with Ceratocystis huliohia on a private beach about 53 miles (85 kilometers) east of Wailuku, officials said. The tree tested positive for the less aggressive level of the fungus, which also plagued a tree on Oahu around the same time, officials said. "On the bright side for our island in particular is that most ohia

  • 'A new Hawaiian Renaissance': how a telescope protest became a movement
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    'A new Hawaiian Renaissance': how a telescope protest became a movement

    Demonstrators opposed to the building of a telescope on Mauna Kea, the state’s highest peak, have forged a communityThe actor Jason Momoa exchanges a traditional greeting with an elder while visiting protesters last month. Photograph: Hollyn Johnson/APOn Hawaii’s Big Island, a protest against a $1.4bn observatory on Mauna Kea, a mountain considered sacred by many Native Hawaiians, is entering a second month. In that time, the protest site has swelled from a few hundred to several thousands, attracted celebrity visitors, and built a community of Native Hawaiians who see it as a pivotal moment.The protest site sits at an elevation of 6,632ft, where the cold wind whips across hardened lava fields. But amid this inhospitable environment, weeks of demonstration have given rise to a sense of permanence.The site stretches across a two-lane highway, where trucks flying a Native Hawaiian flag and the upside-down state flag line both sides of the road. A “Kūpuna tent”, where the elders of the community gather, is strategically placed to block an access road up the mountain in order to stop construction vehicles from reaching the summit.New arrivals are encouraged to sign in at an orientation station. There is a tented cafeteria providing free meals, and a community-run medic station, daycare and school. Along the barren roadside, tropical flowers have been casually stuck in traffic cones. People pound taro, a Hawaiian crop, in the traditional way on wooden boards to make poi, a local dish.The protest stems from controversy over the fate of Mauna Kea, the tallest peak in Hawaii and the proposed site of an enormous observatory known as the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). The summit, 13,796ft above sea level, is said to be an ideal location to look into deep space. TMT is expected to capture images ‘that look back to the beginning of the universe. Protesters, who call themselves kia‘i, or “protectors”, argue the construction will further desecrate Mauna Kea, which is already home to about a dozen telescopes.The sun sets behind telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Photograph: Caleb Jones/APKealoha Pisciotta, one of the protest leaders and a spokesperson for Mauna Kea Anaina Hou, a Native Hawaiian group, says the movement is “pushing back on corporate culture” through Hawaiian concepts of “Kapu Aloha”, which emphasizes compassionate responses, especially towards opponents, and “Aloha ʻĀina”, a saying that translates to “love of the land”.“We are just joining the world’s indigenous movements,” Pisciotta says. “We need Kapu Aloha ... to bring back the balance from the insanity and destruction of our earth.”Pisciotta said that the protesters were showing the world a way “to really live differently” while protecting the land.“For Native Hawaiians, there is a question of our right to self-determination as defined by international law, but I think it’s so much bigger than that,” said Pisciotta. “It’s about us learning to live and be interdependent.” Why are the protests happening?Protesters continue their vigil, on 19 July. Photograph: Bruce Asato/APHawaiians consider Mauna Kea sacred for numerous reasons. The mountain is known as the home to Wākea, the sky god, who partnered with Papahānaumoku, the earth goddess. Protesters hope to protect and help restore the native ecosystem on Mauna Kea.But the protests are also part of a legacy for Native Hawaiians that goes back to 1893, when the Hawaiian Kingdom was overthrown. Hawaiians lost their land as well as their culture, as the latter was suppressed through law and religion. It wasn’t until the 1970s, during a period of cultural flourishing known as the Hawaiian Renaissance, that the Hawaiian language was allowed to be spoken in school and that the hula was revived.The period was defined by its own resistance movement, as activists focused on stopping the US military from using Kahoʻolawe, one of the eight main Hawaiian Islands, as a target for bombing practice. After more than a decade of peaceful protests and occupations of the island, the US government ended the live-fire training in the 1990s.Some see the latest protest action as a new Hawaiian Renaissance. Days are punctuated by the blowing of the conch shell to announce ceremonies that include chanting, hula, and hoʻokupu (offerings). Several celebrities with Hawaii ties have travelled here to participate, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Momoa, and Jack Johnson.Hawaii’s governor, David Ige, right, watches a performance during a visit to the ninth day of protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope, on 23 July. Photograph: Jamm Aquino/AP“The atmosphere here is incredible. We’re all here protecting our ʻāina [land]”, said Kamuela Park, a protester at the site. He added that it had been “awesome to see people from all spectrums coming here in support”.Peaceful demonstrators have faced one major confrontation with police. Three days into the protest, 38 kūpuna (revered elders) were arrested for blocking the road that leads to the construction site. That same day, Hawaii’s governor, David Ige, signed an emergency proclamation giving law enforcement more control over the area and allowed them to bring in National Guard troops. Images of the elderly being arrested quickly spread, garnering sympathy for the movement and attracting more people to the site. What comes next?Demonstrators block a road at the base of Hawaii’s tallest mountain, on 15 July. Photograph: Caleb Jones/APNegotiations between government officials and protesters have slowed since the arrests. On 30 July, the governor rescinded his emergency proclamation. He also extended the window during which construction could begin from 60 days to two years, meaning the protesters would theoretically need to block the road until September 2021.“I want to assure everyone that we are committed. Our law enforcement officers will remain at the site to ensure the safety of all of those involved,” said Ige at a press conference. “We continue to seek and find a peaceful solution to move this project forward.”While tensions may have eased, protesters have said they will stay until they stop TMT from being built. Demonstrators proved their endurance in early August as many of them stayed at the protest site while two consecutive storms passed by the islands.Pisciotta, who used to work at the Mauna Kea observatories as a telescope systems specialist, says the movement has been especially “huge” for young people.“Some of the elders, they lived through the time it was prohibited to speak the language,” she says. Now younger Hawaiians grow up speaking it in school and with strong cultural affiliations. Hawaiian youth who are camping out are helping to organize donations, teaching some of the courses at the community-led school, and spreading the word on social media.“In our philosophy, the land and the people are one,” said Pisciotta, about Aloha ʻĀina. “So it was a rallying point for the renaissance and now this is a kind of new renaissance.”

  • Southwest Expands Hawaii Operations, Offers Huge Sale
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    Southwest Expands Hawaii Operations, Offers Huge Sale

    Southwest has budget-friendly fares. The company offered a blockbuster introductory fare when it announced the Hawaii expansion plans.

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    Kahala Hotel & Resort, Prestigious Luxury Resort Located in Hawaii, to Open Most Innovative Luxury Hotel in Yokohama, Japan, on June 17, 2020

    YOKOHAMA, Japan , Aug. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kahala Hotel & Resort, a prestigious luxury resort located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu , announced on August 16 that it will open the Kahala Hotel ...

  • Thousands of men-of-war invade Hawaii beaches and sting hundreds, lifeguards say
    Charlotte Observer

    Thousands of men-of-war invade Hawaii beaches and sting hundreds, lifeguards say

    Thousands of Portuguese men-of-war washing ashore in Oahu have delivered painful stings to hundreds of beachgoers, Hawaii News Now reports.

  • Shark takes bite out of teen's surf board off Hawaii
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    Shark takes bite out of teen's surf board off Hawaii

    Shark takes bite out of teen's surf board off Hawaii A teen surfing off the Hawaii island of Oahu escaped a shark encounter uninjured, but his board didn't. KHON-TV reports 16-year-old Max Keliikipi was waiting for a wave Sunday evening near Makaha Beach when he spotted what he thought was a turtle fin. It wasn't. The teen says the shark chomped down on the front of his board just inches from his foot, taking off a chunk bigger than his head. The shark's impact threw him into the water. The junior lifeguard says his flight instinct kicked in and he swam toward shore. He made it to land safely. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has recorded seven shark bites this year.

  • Cowboys' 2,500-mile trip from California to Hawaii a logistical maze
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    Cowboys' 2,500-mile trip from California to Hawaii a logistical maze

    Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children Follow on Twitter OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys have played preseason games in Pendleton, Oregon; Roanoke, Virginia; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Canton, Ohio. They have also played in international locales such as London, Mexico City, Monterrey, Mexico, Tokyo and Toronto. On Saturday they will play their first preseason game in Hawaii when they take on the Los Angeles Rams (10 p.m. ET, NFL Network) at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium. It will be the 36th neutral-site preseason game in the Cowboys' history, and the first NFL preseason

  • PR Newswire

    Kahala Hotel & Resort, Prestigious Luxury Resort Located in Hawaii, to Open Most Innovative Luxury Hotel in Yokohama, Japan, on June 17, 2020

    YOKOHAMA, Japan , Aug. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kahala Hotel & Resort, a prestigious luxury resort located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu , announced on August 16 that it will open the Kahala Hotel ...

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    Actor Jason Momoa releases 'We Are Mauna Kea' video

    Actor Jason Momoa today released a video on YouTube titled “We Are Mauna Kea.” Momoa has been an outspoken supporter of the protesters who helped popularize the movement against the Thirty Meter Telescope in 2015. He visited the Mauna Kea Access Road on July 31 where he presented a hoʻokupu (formal offering wrapped in ti leaf) in front of a crowd of about 600. “I just want to say that I'm thankful to the protectors and the stewards of this land, and we are not going anywhere,” he told the crowd. Momoa is one of a string of celebrities with Hawaii ties who have endorsed the TMT protest movement, and helped raise the profile of the effort to block development of the $1.4 billion telescope on Mauna

  • Hawaii back to try to defend Little League title
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    Hawaii back to try to defend Little League title

    Hawaii sits behind all but 10 U.S. states in population, but when it comes to the Little League World Series, it's become America's hottest team. Since 2005, the islands have claimed three LLWS titles, the most by any state. Hawaii will again represent the West Region this year, sending Central East Maui Little League to defend the title won by Honolulu Little League last year.

  • Southwest announces Sacramento-Hawaii flights, but blockbuster $99 fares sell out fast
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    Southwest announces Sacramento-Hawaii flights, but blockbuster $99 fares sell out fast

    If you’re still looking for that $99 one-fare from Sacramento to Hawaii, Southwest Airlines says sorry, sold out.

  • Southwest offers more flights to Hawaii from Bay Area
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    Southwest offers more flights to Hawaii from Bay Area

    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that they are offering more flight options to Hawaii from the Bay Area. The airline posted a video to Twitter on Thursday, promoting a $99 special that only lasted one day. In the post, they said the airline will be providing new services along with extending its promo schedule through March 6, 2020. The Bay Area airports participating include: Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK) and San Jose (SJC). From the three airports, travelers have the option to fly to the following cities in Hawaii: Honolulu, Oahu (HNL) Kahului, Maui (OGG) Kona, Island of Hawaii (KOA) Lihue, Kauai (LIH) Hilo, Island of Hawaii (ITO) The promo video said the airline