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Trump's team says Obama's birth is a settled issue, but Trump hasn't
Donald Trump is getting some not-so-gentle prodding from his team to renounce 'birtherism'       
180 points by USA Today | United States Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Bill Clinton Republican Party Hawaii
Hawaii Island's first bird festival to highlight local species, planned coast-to-coast trail
Hawaii Island plans a new coast-to-coast trail for birders that winds from the ocean to high mountains and from the rain forest to lava plains. The 90-mile trail not yet completed kicks off with a first-of-its-kind birding festival on Sept. 24 and 25. The Hawaii Island Festival of Birds will introduce...
55 points by Los Angeles Times | Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii County Hawaii Pearl Harbor Oahu Hawaiian Islands Kealakekua Bay United States
Low ridership pushes Molokai ferry service toward closure
HONOLULU (AP) - The company that operates a ferry between Maui and Molokai is looking to put an end to the service after nearly 30 years due to low ridership. KHON-TV reports ( ) that Sea Link Hawaii's general manager, Dave Jung, says the company lost $500,000 last year. He ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Public utility Hawaii English-language films Public utilities commission Public utilities Oahu Maui Molokai
$39 million plan aims to prevent spread of invasive species
HONOLULU (AP) - The state has proposed a $39 million biosecurity plan to be implemented over the next decade that seeks to bolster its fight against invasive species. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports ( ) the plan unveiled Wednesday outlines ways to combat invasive species in Hawaii and prevent new ones ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Proposal Hawaii Honolulu Pacific Ocean Proposals Barack Obama California U.S. state
The Latest: Environmentalist: Hawaii coral steps ambitious
KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) - The Latest on the state of Hawaii's plan to address coral bleaching (all times local): 2 p.m. The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii's marine science director says the state's new plan to help coral reefs fight bleaching is ambitious. Eric Conklin says the proposals face a long ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Coral reef Coral Algae Coral bleaching Scleractinia Ocean Hawaii Great Barrier Reef
Michigan State vs. Arizona game moved away from Pearl Harbor
The Armed Forces Classic on Nov. 11 has been moved to the University of Hawaii. A reason was not given.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | United States Hawaii Germany USS Arizona Memorial USS Carl Vinson Carl Vinson Oahu U.S. state
Breathtaking footage shows humpback whales circling catamaran (VIDEO)
Incredible drone footage has given new meaning to the term whale watching, as a lucky group of boat passengers had a very close encounter with three massive humpbacks who put on a stunning show. Read Full Article at
1055 points by Russia Today | Pacific Ocean United States Whale Hawaii Vanuatu New Caledonia Polynesia Zealandia
Obama on ‘Terrifying’ Threat of Climate Change
In an exclusive interview on his legacy, President Obama speaks to The Times’s Mark Landler and Coral Davenport on climate change while visiting Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
4311 points by The New York Times | United States Democratic Party Barack Obama Newspaper Hawaii President of the United States Broadsheet Illinois
Oahu jail switching to no-contact visit system
HONOLULU (AP) - People visiting inmates at Hawaii's most crowded jail will no longer be able to touch them. There will be no contact during visits at Oahu Community Correctional Center starting Oct. 10. A major reason for the security change is to prevent contraband items such as drugs being ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Prison Hawaii Oahu Penology Corrections Security Honolulu Criminal justice
More Americans say Obamacare is a pain than a cure: Gallup poll
Americans are more likely to say Obamacare is a burden than a net benefit, according to a new poll that finds nearly three in 10 people think the health overhaul has hurt them and their family. Gallup says 29 percent of Americans feel the Affordable Care Act has been harmful, ...
134 points by The Washington Times | Democratic Party United States Senate Barack Obama Republican Party John McCain President of the United States Hawaii United States House of Representatives
Oahu food pantry at risk of closure
HONOLULU (AP) - One of Oahu's largest pantries could soon shut down its operations in Kakaako if it doesn't find somewhere more affordable to provide homeless and low-income residents with free meals. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports ( ) that Gill Berge, who serves on Feeding Hawaii Together's board of directors, ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Hawaii Oahu Honolulu Kamehameha I Honolulu County Hawaii USS Arizona Memorial Kamehameha III The Washington Times
Feds take most humpback whales off endangered species list
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect the giant mammals.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Humpback whale Whale Whale watching Whale surfacing behaviour Endangered species Hawaii Gray whale United States
In Laos, Obama Seeks to Move Past Vietnam War Fallout
President Obama recognized America’s secret war in Laos and the remnants that linger here decades later, a symbolic gesture intended to move relations between the two countries beyond their dark past.
1164 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States Democratic Party Barack Obama Iraq War President of the United States Illinois United States Senate Hawaii
Woman possibly bitten by shark at beach in Hawaii
Lifeguards say they have a rescued a woman after what appeared to be a shark bite on her arm and shoulder       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Hawaii Associated Press Copyright All rights reserved Surfing Oahu Honolulu Rescue
Lifeguards rescue woman apparently bitten by shark at beach
WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Lifeguards say they have a rescued a woman after what appeared to be a shark bit her arm and shoulder at a popular Hawaii surfing beach.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Woman Hawaii
Climate change blamed for collapse of Hawaiian forest birds
HONOLULU (AP) - Native forest birds on the Hawaiian island of Kauai are rapidly dying off and facing the threat of extinction as climate change heats up their habitat and allows mosquito-borne diseases to thrive, according to a study released Wednesday. Higher temperatures caused by global warming increase the spread ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Hawaii Global warming Hawaiian Islands Extinction Niihau James Cook Hawaiian language Climate change
Obama's Asia Trip Highlights Attempts to Test U.S. Power
One of President Barack Obama’s final turns on the international stage before leaving office spotlighted how some world leaders are testing the limits of U.S. power.
385 points by The Wall Street Journal | Barack Obama Democratic Party United States Iraq War President of the United States Illinois Hawaii Chicago
Donald Trump doesn't want to talk about his 'birther' comments, but Mike Pence speaks up
Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump lays out his military spending plan Sept. 7, 2016, 12:06 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will appear back-to-back at a town hall on military issues in New York.. Trump says he'd restore defense spending but comes up short on how he'd pay for itTrump ends...
50 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Barack Obama Democratic Party Republican Party George W. Bush Illinois Hawaii President of the United States
Man sentenced in death of pregnant ex-girlfriend in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge sentenced a man Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the murder of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child in Hawaii.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Life imprisonment Crime Prison Prosecutor Jury Murder Criminal law Maui County Hawaii
75 years later, looking back at The Times' shameful response to the Japanese internment
Seventy-five years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, declaring parts of the United States to be military zones from which particular groups of people could be “excluded” for security reasons. The order set the stage for the relocation and internment, beginning...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Japanese American internment Franklin D. Roosevelt World War II Korematsu v. United States President of the United States United States Executive order Hawaii
US: Remembering Japanese internment camps 75 years on
A camp survivor and the granddaughter of interned Japanese Americans take a journey through family and national history.
7 points by Al Jazeera English | Japanese American internment Internment Japanese American Internments Nazi concentration camps Family Manzanar Hawaii
Man dies after breaching airport security
A man forced his way into a secure area at Honolulu International Airport and died after he was detained, the Hawaii Department of Transportation said.
509 points by CNN | English-language films Death Independent films American films Honolulu County Hawaii Chi McBride Security Territory of Hawaii
Now that Cuba is open, Americans aren’t going
America, did you miss the travel industry’s memo declaring Cuba the hottest new destination?
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Barack Obama United States Democratic Party President of the United States Iraq War Hawaii United States presidential election 2008 Caribbean
When do you turn your clocks ahead in 2017 for Daylight Saving Time?
Daylight Saving Time explained. When do we change the clocks in 2017? Why do we move clocks ahead in the spring and back in the fall? Standard time now lasts only about one-third of the year, 127 days in a typical year.Ken Marshall, Rich Exner CLEVELAND, Ohio - Daylight Saving Time 2017 begins on Sunday, March 12, when clocks will "spring" forward one hour. This will mean more daylight time in the early evening. Sunset in Cleveland will be at 7:30 p.m. on that day. It will continue to creep later, reaching 9:04 p.m. on June 20 and remaining at 9:04 p.m. through July 4, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory. Saving time will be used until the morning of Nov. 5, when clocks will "fall" back an hour, beginning standard time. Ironically, standard time is no longer the norm. About two-thirds of the days during the year now operate on Daylight Saving Time. The rules governing time changes were last amended in 2007, the result of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The change was an effort to reduce energy consumption, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Daylight Saving Time now begins on the second Sunday of March each year and ends on the first Sunday of November. DST has roots tracing to 1918 in the United States, though not all places always observed it. Currently, it is not used in Hawaii and most of Arizona. Also When is the first day of spring 2017? When is Easter 2017? When is Mardi Gras celebration 2017? Find the weather in Cleveland for any date since 1900 Data Central home
1 points by The Plain Dealer | Daylight saving time Time zone Hawaii
Letter: Nothing in common
Nothing in commonIn an “apples to oranges” attempt to compare the airport chaos caused by Trump’s sudden Muslim ban to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s executive order in response to Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, a reader accused the Monitor (Monitor letters, Feb.7) of editorial hypocri...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Franklin D. Roosevelt Attack on Pearl Harbor President of the United States World War II United States Hawaii English-language films United States Navy
Pope appears to back native tribes in Dakota Pipeline conflict
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis appeared on Wednesday to back Native Americans seeking to halt part of the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying indigenous cultures have a right to defend "their ancestral relationship to the earth".
-2 points by Reuters | Barack Obama Indigenous peoples United States President of the United States Hawaii Indigenous peoples of the Americas Survival International Latin America
HEI posts 4Q profit
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HE) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $45.1 million. The Honolulu-based company said it had profit of 41 cents per share. The parent of Hawaii's largest electricity generator posted revenue of $617.4 million in the period. For the year, the company reported profit ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Electricity Electrical generator Stock Hawaii Stock market Share Shareholder Electromagnetism
US senators propose bill to improve volcano monitoring
U.S. senators in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii have proposed legislation intended to improve volcano monitoring efforts and early warning capabilities.
1 points by The Denver Post | Hawaii United States Alaska Volcano Washington Mauna Loa Shield volcano United States Senate
Woman released on bail in cliff crash that killed twin
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A woman charged in a cliff crash that killed her twin is out of jail on a $200,000 cash bail.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Bail Magistrate Precipitation Thunderstorm Cloud Tornado Maui County Hawaii Woman
Fishermen in legal limbo fill U.S. plates for $1 an hour pay
They work without most basic labor protections just a few miles from Waikiki’s white sand beaches, catching premium tuna and swordfish sold at some of America’s most upscale grocery stores and restaurants.About 700 of these foreign fisherman are currently confined to vessels in Honolulu without visa...
6 points by Concord Monitor | United States Associated Press Fishing vessel Hawaii Fisherman Bowl Championship Series Ship Hawaii State Capitol
A lesson from America's Japanese internment camps
'Japanese Americans will be allies of Muslims. We know civil rights can be overridden in a climate of fearmongering.'
2972 points by Al Jazeera English | Japanese American internment Japanese American Japanese diaspora Attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii World War II Japan Japanese Brazilian
Foreign workers in Hawaii may be catching seafood illegally
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities may have been violating their own state laws for years by issuing commercial fishing licenses to thousands of foreign workers who were refused entry into the country, The Associated Press has found.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Hawaii United States Fishing vessel Fisherman U.S. state Associated Press Ship Recreational boat fishing
Obamas join Richard Branson for private island getaway
Former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent some vacationing with Richard Branson        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Barack Obama Bill Clinton Richard Branson Necker Island President of the United States Democratic Party Hawaii British Virgin Islands
Most humpback whales no longer endangered
Federal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect the giant mammals.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Humpback whale Whaling United States Pacific Ocean Alaska Hawaii Fin whale Endangered species
Woman reunited with lost cat after 15 years
WAILUKU, Hawaii – A Maui woman has been reunited with her cat that went missing about 15 years ago. Tori Takayesu had received a call last month saying her cat had been found and was at the Maui Humane Society. The female cat, named James, was traced back to the Makawao resident through a number...
269 points by New York Post | Cat English-language films Humane society Maui County Hawaii Prince Humane Society The Shelter What Happened
The Democratic Party is basically on life support in these 10 states
The GOP's dominance is remarkably complete across middle America.
11075 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Senate United States House of Representatives President of the United States United States Republican Party Hawaii
Sublease payments deferred for giant telescope project
HILO, Hawaii (AP) - No sublease payments will be made for a proposed giant telescope on Mauna Kea while the agreement goes to a contested case hearing. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports ( the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory and University of Hawaii at Hilo agreed to defer payments under a ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Hawaii Mauna Kea University of Hawaii at Hilo Mauna Loa Hilo Hawaii Thirty Meter Telescope Hawaii Hawaii County Hawaii
Hawaii weighs bill that would legalize prostitution
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering decriminalizing prostitution in the Aloha State after House Speaker Joseph Souki introduced a bill. The proposal also would end a state law that says police officers can’t have sex with prostitutes in the course of investigations. Transgender activist Tracy Ryan says she’s pushing the bill because transgender women in...
301 points by New York Post | Hawaii Prostitution United States Rape Human sexuality Honolulu Decriminalization Sexual intercourse
Rauner names Munger deputy governor after she lost comptroller election
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday named former state Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger as a deputy governor, putting one of his allies through the state's long budget war in his administration.Munger served two years as the Republican governor's appointed comptroller before losing to Democrat Susana...
818 points by Chicago Tribune | Hawaii Rod Blagojevich Linda Lingle Democratic Party Illinois Government Non-profit organization Pat Quinn
Conway says she misspoke on Bowling Green ‘massacre’
Kellyanne Conway made the statement on MSNBC while defending President Trump's temporary ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations.
459 points by Chicago Sun-Times | United States Barack Obama Democratic Party Iraq War President of the United States Illinois Hawaii Bill Clinton
See Myanmar's pagodas and ancient temples, silk weavers and silversmiths on one bicycle tour
Explore Buddhist pagodas, ancient archaeological sites and the British Colonial architecture of Myanmar on a new bike trip offered by VBT. Cycling highlights include the town of Pindaya and its Golden Cave; Kalaw, a former British hill town; and Bagan, with 2,200 ancient temples. Other highlights...
12 points by Los Angeles Times | Volcano Lava Burma Hawaii Kīlauea Shield volcano Irrawaddy Shan State
The mural that rain's already washed away
Painted with natural chalk in a secret forest of the Pacific Northwest, "Puliki" sends a chilling message about climate change, wildfires and deforestation.
9769 points by CNN | Global warming Climate change Hawaii Weather Nature Iceberg Drought Chalk
The Latest: Monsanto says it's listening to anti-GMO groups
HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on a federal judge ruling that Hawaii counties can't enact bans or regulations on genetically modified crops and pesticides (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A representative from Monsanto says the agriculture company is listening to Hawaii residents' concerns about genetically modified organisms. A federal judge ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Genetically modified organism Genetically modified food Law Hawaii Agriculture Hawaiian Islands Regulation Administrative law
Judge: Hawaii counties can't regulate GMOs and pesticides
HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that three Hawaii counties can't enact their own bans or regulations on genetically modified crops and pesticides. Circuit Judge Consuelo M. Callahan on Friday upheld a lower court's decision saying Hawaii law prohibits counties from regulating agriculture matters. The cases stemmed from ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Law Hawaii Hawaiian Islands Regulation Administrative law United States Hawaiian language Court
Non-whites are not the cause of Trump voters' economic hardship
To the editor: In this article, laid-off gearbox inspector Ryan Germonto says: “More people are hating on white Americans than any other race or any other walk of life. I think white America is fed up with that.” (“Why Trump — or any other politician — can't do much to bring back manual labor jobs...
60 points by Los Angeles Times | United States White American Race and ethnicity in the United States Census White people European American Mexican American Caucasian race Hawaii
Books on the Pearl Harbor attack and its aftermath for kids and teens
On Dec. 7, the United States will observe the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, in which more than 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,200 wounded. The following day, President Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. Brewing anti-Japanese sentiments boiled...
286 points by Los Angeles Times | Japanese American internment World War II Hawaii United States Attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese American Franklin D. Roosevelt Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Matthew Dallek: Japanese internment vs. a Muslim registry
One of the most disturbing moments from a deeply disturbing campaign was when Donald Trump praised...
43 points by Daily News | United States Franklin D. Roosevelt World War II Eleanor Roosevelt Attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese American internment Hawaii President of the United States
75 years after Pearl Harbor, Hawaii keeps war memories alive
For early risers at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Dec. 7, 1941, there was puzzlement. Why were all those airplanes flying so low over the water just off Waikiki Beach? Even as the first Japanese bombs dropped on Ford Island, soldiers there figured they had missed the memo about some sort of drill....
762 points by Chicago Tribune | Attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii United States Navy World War II USS Arizona Memorial Japanese American internment Pearl Harbor Oahu
‘The Bachelor’ Creator Mike Fleiss Buys Historic Hawaiian Estate from Julia Roberts
BUYER: Mike Fleiss SELLER: Julia Roberts LOCATION: Hanalei, Kauai, HI PRICE: $16,200,000 SIZE: 3,792 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Though she had to come down almost 50% off the in-hindsight preposterously optimistic original asking price of $29.85 million, Julia Roberts dumped an historic ocean-front estate on postcard-perfect Hanalei Bay on the... Read more »
3 points by Variety | Kauai Real estate Hawaii Hanalei Bay Hanalei Hawaii Erin Brockovich Mike Fleiss Academy Award for Best Actress
Julia Roberts sells Hawaiian home for nearly 50% off
Roberts has sold her unrenovated Hawaii beachfront home for $16.2 million, nearly 50% less than its original asking price in 2015.
251 points by New York Post | Academy Award for Best Actress Real estate Kauai Hanalei Bay Hanalei Hawaii Real estate broker/agent Julia Roberts Property