Hawaii

Oprah Winfrey
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July 12, 2019 - 12:56 pm
By Marianne Garvey, CNN (CNN) -- Oprah Winfrey got a "big mahalo" for opening her private road on her property in Maui to help people quickly escape a brush fire that broke out Thursday. Residents in the town of Maalaea and parts of Kihei were sent an evacuation notice on their phones, and flights...
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Air Canada
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July 11, 2019 - 5:13 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of people were injured when an Air Canada flight to Australia encountered unexpected turbulence, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii on Thursday. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the plane...
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Honolulu Skydiving Crash
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June 22, 2019 - 4:50 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A skydiving plane crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff from a small seaside airfield on the island of Oahu, killing 11 people, officials said Saturday. Authorities initially reported that nine people died in the crash Friday evening and that three of them were customers...
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Amanda Eller
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May 25, 2019 - 10:54 am
By Dakin Andone and Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- More than two weeks ago, Amanda Eller hiked into a forest in Hawaii and disappeared. Since then, rescuers such as Javier Cantellops have scoured the Makawao Forest Reserve on the island of Maui, searching for the 35-year-old physical therapist and...
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In this Monday, April 22, 2019 photo, Tisha Montoya and her dog Bebe cut through the lava field that covered much of her property and destroyed her home near Pahoa, Hawaii.
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May 03, 2019 - 11:17 am
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press LEILANI ESTATES, Hawaii (AP) — A year after a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island rained lava and gases in one of its largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes and farms in the disaster are still struggling to return to their...
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This image released Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by Event Horizon Telescope shows a black hole. Scientists revealed the first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gathered by a network of radio telescopes around the world.
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April 12, 2019 - 10:37 am
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment. University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. The world's...
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Diane Cervelli, left, and Taeko Bufford, right, walk past Waikiki beach in Honolulu.
Eric Risberg/AP Photo, File
March 18, 2019 - 10:10 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Hawaii court rulings that found a bed and breakfast owner violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices rejected an appeal from Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young,...
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Southwest Airlines is launching its service to Hawaii with deep discounts. Fares as low as $49 one-way from Oakland and San Jose in California, to Honolulu and Kahului in Hawaii are available for purchase through March 5 as part of a two-day launch sale.
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March 04, 2019 - 6:48 pm
By Marnie Hunter, CNN (CNN) — Paradise is within your grasp, especially if you live in California. Southwest Airlines is launching its service to Hawaii with deep discounts. Fares as low as $49 one-way from Oakland and San Jose in California, to Honolulu and Kahului in Hawaii are available for...
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"The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history."  So begins the text of a new bill introduced in Hawaii's State House, calling for a phased ban on cigarette sales in the state by 2024.
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February 04, 2019 - 5:06 pm
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- "The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history." So begins the text of a new bill introduced in Hawaii's State House, calling for a phased ban on cigarette sales in the state by 2024. Hawaii has some of the most...
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