Hawaii News

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 …

United Insurance Holdings Completes Family Security Acquisition

United Insurance Holdings Corp., a Florida-based property and casualty insurance holding company, has closed its acquisition of Family Security Holdings LLC (FSH) and its subsidiaries, which have operations in Hawaii and Louisiana. FSH has two wholly-owned subsidiaries: Family Security Insurance …

Whole Foods Recalls Cookie Platters Sold In 4 Western States

Whole Foods Market has voluntarily recalled several sizes of assorted cookie platters due to undeclared nut allergens. The company said Tuesday that one illness has been reported. The platters sold at stores in Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii and Nevada have …

Lava on Track To Hit Gas Station, Stores in Hawaii

Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said. Lava is about 1 mile from the shopping center in …

Sweetener Maker Settles Suit in Hawaii for $6.1M

The maker of Truvia Natural Sweetener will pay $6.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated by a Hawaii woman. Kailua-Kona resident Denise Howerton was the first to sue Cargill, which manufactures the product sold nationwide. Her lawsuit filed last …