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Kailua Residents Want Tourists To Stay Away Kailua Residents Want Tourists To Stay Away
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Most cities and locations look forward to having tourists visit and help out the economy, but not Kailua, Hawaii residents. They say that tourists are taking over and they want their tourism agency to stop inviting tourists to visit. Kailua …

Passenger Overboard: Woman Jumps Off Hawaii Cruise Passenger Overboard: Woman Jumps Off Hawaii Cruise
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“I’ll just get off here.” According to an article in the L.A. Times, Princess Cruise Lines says that one of their boat passengers intentionally went overboard off the coast of Hawaii into the frigid waters of the Pacific Ocean. A …

Kailua, Hawaii: Tourists, Please Stop Coming Here Kailua, Hawaii: Tourists, Please Stop Coming Here

The AP reports that the Hawaiian town of Kailua has endured a lot of popular tourism lately. With even President Barack Obama and his family spending Christmas in Kailua, some of the town’s residents have decided to take a stand …

Hawaii Gay Marriage: Hawaii Has Legalized Gay Marriage Hawaii Gay Marriage: Hawaii Has Legalized Gay Marriage

Hawaii has finally legalized gay marriage, and they have become the 16th state to do so. Each time a new state decides to legalize gay marriage, it becomes big news around the country. This idea starts to beg the question, …

Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific …

Hawaii Surfer Repeatedly Punches Attacking Shark Hawaii Surfer Repeatedly Punches Attacking Shark

A 25-year-old former boxer landed multiple punches on a hark that bit into his surfboard in Hawaii Sunday. Jeff Horton was with ten other surfers off of Kauai when the incident occurred. He initially spotted a fin in the water, …

Hawaii Woman’s Name Too Long for License Hawaii Woman’s Name Too Long for License

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is changing a policy after Janice “Lokelani” Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele’s name was too long to fit on her state identification card and driver’s license. Presently, there’s a 35 character limit on state-issued identification cards, and the 36th …

Tropical Storm Flossie Headed Towards Hawaii Tropical Storm Flossie Headed Towards Hawaii
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Tropical Storm Flossie is moving toward Hawaii and it should continue on that path for the next week. Flossie was classified as a tropical storm not long after taking shape early on Thursday morning. It is expected that Flossie will …

Tuna Capsizes Boat, Nearly Kills Fisherman Tuna Capsizes Boat, Nearly Kills Fisherman

When most people think of Hawaii, they think of luaus, volcanoes, gorgeous sunsets over calm waters. Paradise, in other words. Those who go fishing in those waters know that the surf can be rough–especially during their “winter” months–but these aren’t …

Hawaii: 5.3 Earthquake Hits Just Off Big Island Hawaii: 5.3 Earthquake Hits Just Off Big Island

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Hawaii’s Big Island this week. The rumble occurred at around 2 pm local time, and hit just 34 miles off the southeastern coast of Pahala, Hawaii. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, residents throughout …

Newborn Left On Beach Rescued By Passerby Newborn Left On Beach Rescued By Passerby
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A newborn baby girl was found naked and crying in the sand on a beach in Honolulu on Sunday, having just been born possibly moments earlier. The baby was discovered by a woman who had just arrived at the beach …

Klum Saves Drowning Son in Hawaii Klum Saves Drowning Son in Hawaii

It turns out that Heidi Klum has skills that go beyond hosting and modeling. The 39-year-old host of TV show Project Runway has told US Weekly that she had a hand in saving her family from drowning. According to the …

Oahu Dissolving Into the Pacific, Shows Study Oahu Dissolving Into the Pacific, Shows Study
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Oahu, the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and the home of Honolulu, is dissolving from the inside, shows a new study. Geologists state that the island’s Koolau and Waianae mountains will gradually be reduced to nothing, leaving Oahu a …

Maui Shark Attack Leaves Woman Injured Maui Shark Attack Leaves Woman Injured
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Maui is a beautiful vacation destination for tourists from around the world. The beaches are the main reason to visit, but one beach in particular was closed this past weekend after a nasty shark attack. The Maui News reports that …

John Koko, Bass Player and Vocalist for Makaha Sons, Dead at 51 John Koko, Bass Player and Vocalist for Makaha Sons, Dead at 51
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John Koko, vocalist and bass player for the influential Hawaiian group Makaha Sons, died as a result of heart problems on Monday. John was 51. According to the Associated Press, Koko was looking into a heart transplant around the time …

Google Gets Stunning Hawaii Street View Imagery Google Gets Stunning Hawaii Street View Imagery

Google has expanded its Street View coverage of six Hawaiian islands, including panoramic imagery of beaches, rainforestes, lava fields and oceanfront resorts. With Google Maps, you can now find such imagery for the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii (Big Island), …

NASA Unveils New Rover Prototype NASA Unveils New Rover Prototype

Yesterday the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unveiled the prototype for their new lunar rover that they want to help in future missions. Together with the Canadian Space Agency, NASA is teaming on a project called RESOLVE which stands …

Rentini Concerned Over New Hawaiian Bill Rentini Concerned Over New Hawaiian Bill
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A lot of us are familiar with vacation rental and timeshare websites- owners post their properties online, users take a look, and rent what they pick out. This is all about to change in Hawaii, where vacation rentals are big …

Hawaii Lawmaker Backing Down On Privacy Law Hawaii Lawmaker Backing Down On Privacy Law
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We reported yesterday on an idiotic bill proposed in Hawaii that would required ISPs to record every Web site customers visit. One of the main backers of the bill is retreading her stance on the controversial legislation. Representative Kymberly Pine, …

Hawaii Could Force ISPs To Log All Browsing History, Indefinitely Hawaii Could Force ISPs To Log All Browsing History, Indefinitely
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In the current political climate, with all the buzz about SOPA & PIPA and now H.R.1981 & ACTA, Hawaii state representative John Mizuno has to be outside of his mind to introduce a comical piece of legislation like H.B. 2288. …

Hawaii Governor Vetoes Amazon Tax Law
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Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle has vetoed a bill that would have required online retailers such as Amazon.com and Overstock.com to collect and pay sales tax on their affiliate programs within the state.

Earlier this week both Amazon and Overstock had notified affiliates in the state that they would be ending their programs there due to the new tax requirements.