Hawaii News

Honolulu Rail Project at Risk of Flood Damage

A group of residents is prepared to take Honolulu, Hawaii officials to court over the city’s multibillion-dollar rail project because of concerns that the rail could be vulnerable to flood damage. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the “Do Rail Right” group …

Hawaii Teenager Says Uber Driver Sexually Assaulted Her

A man who worked as an Uber driver is charged in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old passenger in Hawaii. Uber deactivated the driver, who was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of attempted sex …

Hawaii Lawmakers Want to Regulate Rideshare Companies

Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to close the gap in car insurance coverage for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. Supporters of the bill say that, right now, Uber and Lyft drivers might not be covered by insurance …

Hawaii Lawmakers: How Much Pot Is OK While Driving?

Hawaii lawmakers are asking how much marijuana a driver can safely consume before getting behind the wheel of a car. It’s an issue they want to tackle now that Hawaii is setting up medical marijuana dispensaries, so Rep. Cindy Evans …

Hawaii Lawmakers Consider Ban on Bosses from Workers’ Personal Accounts

Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to ban employers from accessing employees’ personal social media accounts. So far, more than 20 states have banned employers from snooping in employees’ personal accounts. About a dozen others are considering similar bills this …

M4.1 Earthquake Hits Hawaii’s Big Island

A magnitude-4.1 earthquake jolted the southern flank of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. The U.S. Geological Survey the quake last week was centered about 26 miles south of Hilo on the Big Island. It hit at 9:23 a.m. There were no reports …

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 …