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Trump's Hawaii trip cost more than $100 a minute.

President Donald Trump's trip to Honolulu earlier this month, which included a stop at his own branded hotel, cost American taxpayers almost $141,000, or more than $100 a minute. Trump touched down on the Hawaiian island at 1 p.m....

- The Raw Story - US

Woman wants charge of killing twin in cliff crash dismissed.

HONOLULU — A murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister should be dismissed because prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her, a defense attorney said.

- Billings Gazette - US

Ward Village developer files suit against Waiea contractor.

The developer of Honolulu's Ward Village community has filed a lawsuit against the general contractor of the luxurious residential high-rise Waiea.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Woman wants charge of killing twin in cliff crash dismissed.

A murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister should be dismissed because prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her, a defense attorney said.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Smaller supply of Christmas trees in Hawaii pushing up prices.

The rush for Christmas trees is on, even before Thanksgiving. A shortage on the mainland means a smaller supply and higher prices in Hawaii this year.

- Hawaii News Now - US

17th annual Paddle for Hunger raises thousands for Maui Food Bank.

With a rainbow overhead and hundreds of paddles in the water, the Maui Food Bank got a boost from the community.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Hawaii man makes a deal on 'Let's Make a Deal' — but his wife had the final say.

A Hawaii man made it on national television with a wacky costume on the show 'Let's Make a Deal' with Wayne Brady.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Belgium denounces loot boxes as gambling; Hawaiian legislator calls them predatory'.

Belgium decides that the combination of random rewards and pay-to-play is gambling.

- Ars Technica UK - US

NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P.

Greenbelt MD Nov 23, 2017 When comet 45P zipped past Earth early in 2017, researchers observing from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility, or IRTF, in Hawai'i gave the long-time trekker a thorough astronomical checkup. The results help fill in crucial details about ices in Jupiter-family comets and reveal that quirky 45P ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

First known interstellar visitor is an 'oddball'.

Honolulu HI Nov 23, 2017 In October astronomers were surprised by a visitor that came racing into our Solar System from interstellar space. Now, researchers using the Gemini Observatory have determined that the first known object to graze our Solar System from beyond is similar to, but definitely not, your average asteroid ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Sun, sand and the silver screen.

Launched in 1981 by Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, the Hawaii International Film Festival was the first film festival in the United States to focus on ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Hawaii deal-seekers gear up for big Black Friday crowds, lines

Tens of thousands of Hawaii shoppers will brave big crowds and long lines for what's become a holiday tradition: The Black Friday shopping blitz .

- Hawaii News Now - US

In an annual tradition, hotel to serve holiday lunch at homeless shelter

The Hilton Hawaiian Village is busy preparing a tasty Thanksgiving tradition.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Rail group settles on Hawaiian names for 9 rail stations

What will the rail stations be called?

- Hawaii News Now - US

Miss Ono Hawaiian Food? There's a chance to taste their dishes again

There were tears shed and hugs offered when Ono Hawaiian Food in Kapahulu closed down in May after nearly 60 years.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Shakedown in wake of killer's escape turns up contraband at state hospital

During a massive search of rooms at Hawaii State Hospital prompted by the escape of a psychopathic killer, a patient was caught with a fake drivers license, sources tell Hawaii News Now.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Emergency hires, long-term subs head up hundreds of Hawaii classrooms

In Hawaii's public school system, a certified teacher has a bachelor's degree and has completed a state approved teacher training program.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Maui police officer busted for stealing on the job

A Maui Police officer is under investigation for theft while on duty.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Christmas tree shoppers face smaller supply and higher prices in Hawaii

The rush for Christmas trees is on, even before Thanksgiving. A shortage on the mainland means a smaller supply and higher prices in Hawaii this year.

- Hawaii News Now - US

On Molokai island, the site of an 1860s leper colony draws determined travelers

The isolated historic leper colony of Kalaupapa is the No. 1 tourist destination on the untouristy Hawaiian island of Molokai.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Departing Hawaiian Airlines boss has mission in New Zealand

Hawaiian Airlines boss Mark Dunkerley is certain about one thing he'll be doing after his retirement from the airline next March."The first thing I'm going to do is visit New Zealand for my customary March trip, fly rod in hand,"...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Labeling loot boxes as 'gambling' isn't just dangerous for EA. It's dangerous for gamers, too.

It's possible for "Loot boxes can be bad in video games" and "Loot boxes are not actually a form of gambling" to both be true. On Tuesday, Chris Lee, a member of Hawaii's House of Representatives, posted a video on YouTube addressing "predatory practices at Electronic Arts and other companies." His issue: loot boxes, and ...

- Mashable! - US

New report shows North Korea's top nuclear targets

Manhattan, the White House and the Pentagon are among North Korea's top nuclear targets, according to a new report released Wednesday by the European Council on Foreign Relations. “Major American cities,” Guam, Hawaii and U.S. military bases in the Pacific also are listed as primar...

- The Raw Story - US

Elvis Gospel Music, TOMORROW - Holy Trinity Cathedral

In 1977 while on retreat in Hawaii, USA, Elvis Presley dreamed of rebranding his image and revitalising his concert routine. He would scale back the lush orchestras, the chorus of singers, the Vegas glitz and glamour and refocus on the music that ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Departing Hawaiian Airlines boss has mission in New Zealand

Hawaiian Airlines boss Mark Dunkerley is certain about one thing he'll be doing following his retirement from the airline next March."The first thing I'm going to do is visit New Zealand for my customary March trip, fly rod in hand,"...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pixar chief on leave for 'missteps'

Just days before Pixar's Coco' is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter said he is taking a six-month leave of absence, citing missteps' with employees.The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most beloved children's films of the past 30 years such ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

20 arrested as police raid suspected game rooms in Punchbowl area

Honolulu police conducted a crack-down on illegal gambling operations in a Punchbowl neighborhood on Saturday, arresting at least 20 people for various warrants and gambling-related offenses.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Disney Animation, Pixar Chief Taking Six Month Leave After Misconduct Claims

LOS ANGELES — Just days before Pixar's “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps” with employees.The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most ...

- TPM News - US

NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P

When comet 45P zipped past Earth early in 2017, researchers observing from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility, or IRTF, in Hawai'i gave the long-time trekker a thorough astronomical checkup. The results help fill in crucial details about ices in Jupiter-family comets and reveal that quirky 45P doesn't quite match any comet ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Police raid suspected game rooms in Punchbowl neighborhood

Honolulu police cracked down on gambling operations in a Punchbowl neighborhood on Saturday. Officers arrested 20 people for warrants and gambling offenses.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Pixar chief takes leave after 'missteps' with employees

The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most beloved children's films of the past 30 years, like Toy Story, is the latest entertainment titan to be exposed for claims of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct in the workplace.

- ABC News - AU

Former detective, facing TRO, fights off charges he's neighbor from hell

Amid an escalating dispute with some neighbors in Manoa, a former Kauai police detective gets a temporary restraining order filed against him and his rifle taken away.

- Hawaii News Now - US

It's not your imagination ... Hawaii is seeing record low temps

It's been a chilly few days in the islands, at least on Hawaii standards.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Isle shoppers gear up for Black Friday crowds, long lines — and big sales

Tens of thousands of Hawaii shoppers will brave big crowds and long lines for what's become a holiday tradition: The Black Friday shopping blitz .

- Hawaii News Now - US

An Alaska girl gets her wish: To see a 'magical' Hawaii tree up close

Every child's wish should be filled, but we think you'll agree this one is special.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Backlogged repairs price tag at Hawaii schools nears $300M

The price tag for backlogged repairs at Hawaii's aging school campuses grew by 5 percent over the last school year, new figures show.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Kauai High alerts parents after students contract hand, foot and mouth disease

Kauai High is asking parents to be on the alert for symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease after four students fell ill over the last three weeks.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Lawmakers: Those 'pay-to-play' video games are really just gambling for teens

Hawaii lawmakers are hoping to crackdown on video games with rewards systems, saying they target and promote gambling to minors.

- Hawaii News Now - US

'They're dirty and they know it': Hawaii State Hospital worker speaks out about killer's escape

A Hawaii State Hospital employee is speaking out about psychopathic killer, Randall Saito’s escape.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Wow! 1st interstellar asteroid is a spinning space cigar

When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system on Oct. 19, they immediately knew it was something special.

- FOX News - US

Turn off your mind, relax, and float down a red hot stream of lava from a Hawaiian volcano

Some people listen to rain sounds to relax, others watch rivers of red hot lava flowing from an active Hawaiian shield volcano. Like Erez Marom, who used a drone to capture mesmerising footage of lava streaming through the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater of Kīlauea, Hawai'i. It's one of the world's most ...

- Mashable! - US

First observed interstellar object is a speedy, cigar-shaped asteroid

Last month, astronomers running the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted an intriguing object moving through our solar system and it became clear pretty quickly that the object, whether it was a comet or an asteroid, had come from outside of our...

- Engadget - US

Why Does Hawaii Hate American Workers?: New at Reason

With occupational licensing rules that benefit their favored friends, state governments raise barriers to prosperity for millions of Americans, and raise costs for the rest of us. J.D. Tuccille writes: In Hawaii, it takes an average of 988 days and $438 in fees to become licensed to perform one of many occupations under ...

- Reason.com - US

Shannon Beador recalls the moment when her marriage with husband David was over

"We went on a trip to Hawaii which I kind of hoped would bring us back together, but he left the trip early. And when I came home, he said, 'We're done'," the Real Housewives Of Orange County star revealed.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Meet 'Oumuamua, our first observed interstellar visitor

On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Neighborly dispute in Manoa leads to a TRO against former Kauai cop

Amid an escalating dispute with some neighbors in Manoa, a former Kauai police detective gets a temporary restraining order filed against him and his rifle taken away.

- Hawaii News Now - US

ESO Observations Show First Interstellar Asteroid is Like Nothing Seen Before

On 19 October 2017, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawai`i picked up a faint point of light moving across the sky. It initially looked like a typical fast-moving small asteroid, but additional observations over the next couple of days allowed its orbit to be computed fairly accurately. The orbit calculations revealed ...

- ENN - US

Move over Hawaii — Okinawa on track to surpass Aloha State in visitor numbers

For decades, Hawaii has outshone Okinawa as an island destination for tourists. That looks like it's about to change.The number of visitors to the southern ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Bruno Mars wins big at 2017 AMAs

Hawaii’s own Bruno Mars was the big winner of Sunday night’s American Music Awards, winning the Artist of the Year award. In all, Mars took home seven awards, including favorite male artist pop/rock; favorite album pop/rock; favorite album soul/R&B; video of the year and favorite song soul/R&B for ...

- Hawaii News Now - US

Hawaii retailers encourage holiday shoppers to shop local

Hawaii retailers and the marketing director of Maui's most popular shopping mall are hoping residents shop at local stores this holiday season rather than online.

- Hawaii News Now - US

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