Hawaii News

Hawaii Private School Pays $65M to Sex Abuse Victims

A private school system in Hawaii has paid $65 million to 32 people who sued the institution for the sexual abuse perpetrated decades ago by a psychiatric consultant. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the payment Kamehameha Schools made this week is …

Tropical Storm Drenches Hawaii With Rain

A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and …

Hawaii’s Big Island Feels Effects of Approaching Hurricane Lane

As emergency shelters opened, rain began to pour and cellphone alerts went out, the approaching hurricane started to feel real for Hawaii residents. Hurricane Lane was forecast to continue i Hurricane Lane was forecast to continue its northwest turn into …

Hurricane Lane Weakening as it Approaches Hawaii, But Still Strong

Hurricane Lane has weakened as it approaches Hawaii but was still expected to pack a wallop, forecasters said Wednesday, as people hurried to buy water and other supplies and the Navy moved its ships to safety. The National Weather Service …

Hawaii Bracing for Blow from Hurricane Lane

Hawaii is bracing for a grazing blow from Category 5 Hurricane Lane, now packing 160-mile-per-hour winds, enough to collapse frame buildings, cause power outages that could last weeks or months and snap trees off at the root. The storm was …

Hawaii Jury Sides with Couple in Disability Discrimination Suit

A jury in Hawaii has sided with a Maui couple in a $1.9 million disability discrimination lawsuit against their condo association which fined them thousands of dollars for uncarpeted floors and attempted to sell their unit in foreclosure. Lawyer Eric …

Honolulu Mayor Tells City to Prepare for Climate Change

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has directed city departments and agencies to prepare for the effects of climate change and sea level rise. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the mayor issued the mandate this week, requiring the departments and agencies under his …

Trump Administration Approves Disaster Assistance for Hawaii After Floods

President Donald Trump’s administration has approved federal disaster assistance for individuals affected by flooding on two Hawaii islands in April. People on Kauai and Oahu may apply for grants to cover damage to their homes, for disaster unemployment insurance and …

‘Stable’ Flow Lets Some Hawaii Lava Evacuees Return to Homes

Officials on Hawaii’s Big Island let some people back into their homes and scaled down emergency operations this week as lava flowed into the ocean on a path that wasn’t threatening new areas. “We’ve pretty much thrown everything at this …

More Small Blasts from Hawaii Volcano

Small explosions at the summit of an erupting Hawaii volcano could send ash into communities. Scientists say the blasts happened Monday, including one after a magnitude-5.4 earthquake. Ash expelled from the Kilauea volcano may cause poor visibility and slippery conditions …