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Ignacio Weakens and Moves Farther North of Hawaii NOAA

Ignacio Weakens and Moves Farther North of Hawaii

UPDATE: Meanwhile, it's too soon to say if there's any threat from Jimena, currently a Category 4 hurricane farther east.
Hawaii DLNR Official Has Close Connection to Virginia Shootings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DLNR Official Has Close Connection to Virginia Shootings

Dan Dennison had been the news director of WDBJ in Roanoke, and hired and fired the man suspected of shooting two colleagues, Hawaii News Now reports.
Getting Tropically Depressed Yet? Ignacio is Next Storm in Line NOAA/National Weather Service

Getting Tropically Depressed Yet? Ignacio is Next Storm in Line

Now a tropical storm, it's likely to strengthen into a hurricane and could affect Hawaii early next week.
Kilo ‘Less of a Threat’ to Hawaii, But Still May Become a Hurricane NOAA

Kilo ‘Less of a Threat’ to Hawaii, But Still May Become a Hurricane

The latest forecasts keep the storm "well to the west" of Hawaii for at least the next five days. Meanwhile, more disturbances develop.
Civil Beat a Finalist in General Excellence from Online News Association

Civil Beat a Finalist in General Excellence from Online News Association

Winners will be announced during an awards banquet in Los Angeles next month.

Guillermo Tracking North of Hawaii, But Impacts Are Likely Wednesday, Thursday NOAA/NASA

Guillermo Tracking North of Hawaii, But Impacts Are Likely Wednesday, Thursday

UPDATED: National Weather Service warns of "potential for heavy rainfall and flash flooding." A high surf warning remains in effect.
Land Board Approves Restrictions on Mauna Kea Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Land Board Approves Restrictions on Mauna Kea Access

Opponents vow to disobey the rules designed to restore order and allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope to proceed.
Schofield Barracks to Lose 1,214 Soldiers as Part of Nationwide Military Cuts U.S. Army

Schofield Barracks to Lose 1,214 Soldiers as Part of Nationwide Military Cuts

UPDATED: The reduction is far from the worst-case scenario for Hawaii, but more cutbacks may be on the horizon due to budget disputes in D.C.
Rep. Tom Brower Suffers Facial Injuries in Altercation at Homeless Camp Screen shot from KITV

Rep. Tom Brower Suffers Facial Injuries in Altercation at Homeless Camp

Juvenile males say they asked him to stop videotaping them and he refused. In 2013, the legislator smashed shopping carts with a sledgehammer.
Public Comment Deadline Extended for Upgrade of Red Hill Fuel Tanks Courtesy of the EPA

Public Comment Deadline Extended for Upgrade of Red Hill Fuel Tanks

You now have until July 20 to weigh in on a plan for the storage facility where dozens of leaks have occurred.
Homeland Security Action Should Ease Japan-Kona Flights Christopher Ebdon/Flickr.com

Homeland Security Action Should Ease Japan-Kona Flights

Plans to expand preclearance operations in foreign airports means American destinations such as Kona can accept international flights.
Tourism Authority: Hawaii Hosting More Visitors So Far in 2015 Flickr.com

Tourism Authority: Hawaii Hosting More Visitors So Far in 2015

April numbers look rosy compared to a year ago, but overall spending this year is about the same as in 2014.