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Hawaii is vulnerable to hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, lava flows and sea level rise. A new guidebook offers local leaders tools for tackling these hazards.
A volunteer initiative, Waikiki Safe Walk, is documenting pedestrian hazards and eyesores in a campaign to make the tourism hub easier to walk.
The suit filed in federal court alleges a young woman received minimal care when her case was turned over to Hawaii’s adult mental health division, leading to the deterioration of her condition.
From California to the Galapagos, overwhelmed tourist destinations are experimenting with ways to control the overflow and pay for repairing the damage.
So far this year six people have contracted rat lungworm disease. But researchers on the Big Island have also begun to study the presence of the infection in animals.
The steepened penalty is expected to deter problematic illegal parking near popular beaches, trailheads and attractions on Kauai’s secluded North Shore.
Pesticides, heavy metals, sediment and other pollutants have been discharged by a state agency through an illegal plantation-era ditch system since 2015.
With its conic shape, Fissure 8 is the most prominent feature of the 2018 eruption in Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone. Now a small group appointed by state regulators is working to find a name for it.
Many older people live in condo towers. Now the push is on to encourage the buildings and their residents to better prepare for disaster.
Steve Johnson was the second person to die under the state’s new assisted suicide law. The state reports eight patients so far have received prescriptions for lethal drugs.