Hawaii News

Earthquake Rattled Hawaii’s Big Island

An early morning earthquake rattled Hawaii’s Big Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The USGS reported the magnitude 3.9 struck at 1:52 a.m. on Monday and was centered about 35 miles southwest of Hilo, near the Mauna Loa Observatory. Only …

Brain Damaged Motorcyclist in Hawaii Gets $1.3M Settlement

A federal judge has approved a $1.3 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a Hawaii motorcyclist who suffered permanent brain injury in a 2012 collision in Honolulu. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Aaron Aloya filed the suit against the …

Paper Fingers Climate Change for California Wildfires

There was a bit of hesitation from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist Stephanie C. Herring when she was asked questions about the increased risk and the implications of that risk for the insurance industry posed by climate change. Hesitation …

Homeowner Files Lawsuit Against Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii

A homeowner at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii is suing the resort and its developers, alleging he and others have been subjected to an unfair raise in prices and overcrowded facilities. The suit filed by Christopher Zyda seeks …

Former Basketball Coach Nets $700K Settlement with University of Hawaii

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents has approved a $700,000 settlement over the firing of former basketball coach Gib Arnold. The regents voted Thursday to approve the settlement package, which includes a $500,000 payment to Arnold over three years …

Hawaii Homeowners Get $27M in Development Dispute

A Hawaii jury has awarded Ewa Beach homeowners about $27 million in a lawsuit against a developer trying to build a recreational lagoon instead of the marina it originally planned. The jury ruled Tuesday that Haseko must pay $1,300 for …

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 …