Hawaii News

Storm Watch Ends For Hawaii Islands, But Hurricane Churns

Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii’s Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. “I’m more worried about the rain. …

Former Employee Sues Private Hawaiian School over Termination

A former Kamehameha Schools Hawaii employee, who was fired last year in connection to alleged misuse of a purchasing card, has filed a lawsuit against the private school, claiming she was wrongfully terminated. The lawsuit, filed July 29, on behalf …

Serving Cart at Heart of Hawaii Couple’s Suit against United Airlines

A Hawaii couple is suing United Airlines, claiming a fallen serving cart caused $75,000 in damages. Peter and Misty Tampon filed a federal lawsuit last week against the airline, according to KHON-TV. The pair claims that during an August 2013 flight …

Crack Down On Drivers Using Cellphones in Hawaii

Kauai police say they have issued 539 tickets to people using cellphones while driving, an offense that can come with a pricey $300 fine for first-time law-breakers. Hawaii officials are cracking down on the use of hand-held mobile electronic devices …

Quakes From Hawaiian Volcano May Signal New Eruption

A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world’s most active volcanos. A lake of lava near the summit of Kilauea on Hawaii’s Big Island …

M4.5 Quake Shakes Hawaii’s Big Island

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says a magnitude-4.5 earthquake jolted the Big Island of Hawaii. The observatory says the quake struck at 2:18 a.m. Saturday. It was centered about five miles north of the small town of Naalehu at a depth …

Hawaii Residents Awarded More Than $500K in Dust Lawsuit By Jury

A federal court jury has awarded more than $500,000 to 15 Kauai residents who say they can’t enjoy their homes because of red dust from test fields operated by DuPont Pioneer. The seven-member jury on Friday awarded $191,315 for property …

Apparent Cyberattack Takes Down Hawaii Telescope Website

An apparent cyberattack Sunday temporarily disrupted the main website of Thirty Meter Telescope, the organization trying to construct one of the world’s largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s Big Island. Thirty Meter Telescope spokeswoman Caroline Witherspoon …

Soldier Settles in Hawaii With Government Over Needles Found In Burger

A retired soldier’s lawsuit over swallowing needles in a fast-food burger is settling for $50,000. Retired Army sergeant Clark Bartholomew filed the lawsuit in 2011 saying he was injured by needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased on a Hawaii …

Climate Change Affecting Hawaii Island Storms, Researchers Say

Two university of Hawaii researchers say climate change is affecting rainfall on Hawaii Island. The researchers say heavy rainstorms are occurring more often on the Big Island. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Ying Chen and Pao-Shin Chu reported their findings in …