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Hawaii Wants Southeast Asia Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Wants Southeast Asia Tourists

Hawaii Tourism Authority sees an untapped market.
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Waikiki Hotel’s Shoreline Exemption Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Waikiki Hotel’s Shoreline Exemption

Honolulu officials shouldn't have exempted Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts from a coastal height setback requirement, justices decide.
Ala Wai Canal Flood Control: The High Cost of Protecting Waikiki Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Ala Wai Canal Flood Control: The High Cost of Protecting Waikiki

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments until Oct. 7 on a $173 million plan for construction of concrete canal walls, pump stations and floodwater repositories along streams in Manoa, Palolo and Makiki.
City Reopens Waikiki and Ala Moana Beaches After Sewage Spill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Reopens Waikiki and Ala Moana Beaches After Sewage Spill

But a brown water advisory is still in effect, and residents are warned not to go swimming at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor and Kewalo Basin Small Boat Harbor.
Honolulu Beaches Remain Closed Pending Water Test Results Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Beaches Remain Closed Pending Water Test Results

While the Ala Moana sewage spill was localized, Waikiki beaches were closed out of an “abundance of caution,” city official says.

Massive Honolulu Sewer Spill Shuts Down Waikiki Beach Nick Grube

Massive Honolulu Sewer Spill Shuts Down Waikiki Beach

The Hawaii Department of Health warns people to stay out of the water as crews try to contain more than 500,000 gallons of wastewater.
Failed Lawsuit Illustrates Plight of Non-Union Hotel Employees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Failed Lawsuit Illustrates Plight of Non-Union Hotel Employees

Some of the workers on the front lines of Hawaii's tourism industry work in fancy hotels but are employed by contractors. They're still supposed to receive union wages under a collective bargaining agreement, but that doesn't necessarily happen despite legal action and union grievances.
Hawaii: Sun, Surf and Suicides John Morgan/Flickr

Hawaii: Sun, Surf and Suicides

The islands seem to be part of a phenomenon one expert dubbed "suicide tourism," in which some people seek out final-destination spots in well-known places.
Why Are Sharks Attacking More People Than Ever in Hawaii? Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr

Why Are Sharks Attacking More People Than Ever in Hawaii?

Marine biologists have been studying the clash of humans and sharks since two people were killed off the coast of Maui in 2013.
Hawaii Tourism Authority Selects New President

Hawaii Tourism Authority Selects New President

George Szigeti will take over as president and CEO of the state's tourism agency.
Local Engineers Explore Protecting Infrastructure From Climate Change Courtesy Waikiki Improvement Association

Local Engineers Explore Protecting Infrastructure From Climate Change

Hawaii can learn from other coastal areas on the mainland when it comes to planning for the effects of sea-level rise.
Oahu Faces a Future With Far Fewer Beaches Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Faces a Future With Far Fewer Beaches

Sand erosion already has exacted a huge toll and it's expected to accelerate. Scientists say it's time to take aggressive steps to save the island's remaining shoreline.