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Huge Barrier For Trapping Plastic Waste In The Pacific Isn’t Working AP

Huge Barrier For Trapping Plastic Waste In The Pacific Isn’t Working

Changes are planned for the effort to sweep up the giant patch of trash between Hawaii and California.

Guam Governor-Elect Wants Cockfighting To Remain Legal Flickr.com

Guam Governor-Elect Wants Cockfighting To Remain Legal

A nationwide ban on the activity may soon be expanded to include territories.

‘Farout’: Hawaii Scientists Spot Solar System’s Farthest Known Object AP

‘Farout’: Hawaii Scientists Spot Solar System’s Farthest Known Object

The dwarf planet is 120 times farther away from the Earth than the sun is.

Japanese Boat Owners Charged With Helping To Smuggle Shark Fins AP

Japanese Boat Owners Charged With Helping To Smuggle Shark Fins

About 1,000 fins valued at $58,000 were seized by from a fishing vessel.

Pilot Survives After Plane Crashes Into Ocean Near Honolulu Airport AP

Pilot Survives After Plane Crashes Into Ocean Near Honolulu Airport

UPDATED: The pilot was a civilian contractor for the Hawaii Air National Guard taking part in an exercise called Sentry Aloha.

Big Island Police Shoot, Kill Rifle-Wielding Woman Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Big Island Police Shoot, Kill Rifle-Wielding Woman

UPDATED: Police said the woman, who had an outstanding bench warrant, refused to get out of the car and ignored orders to let go of her weapon.

Survivors Gather At Pearl Harbor For Attack Remembrance AP

Survivors Gather At Pearl Harbor For Attack Remembrance

“I was scared. I was 17. I went to go see the world. What did I get into? A war.”

Honolulu Condos Must Comply Now With New Fire Safety Rules Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Condos Must Comply Now With New Fire Safety Rules

The City Council had pushed for a delay in implementation, but couldn’t override a mayoral veto of the postponement.

Hawaii Soldier Who Tried To Help Terrorists Gets 25-Year Sentence AP

Hawaii Soldier Who Tried To Help Terrorists Gets 25-Year Sentence

Ikaika Kang provided classified military documents and a drone to undercover agents posing as members of Islamic State

Hawaiian Princess Amends Trust To Ensure Wife Gets $40 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Princess Amends Trust To Ensure Wife Gets $40 Million

The action by Abigail Kawananakoa’s legal team comes during a court battle over her capacity to make decisions about her fortune.

Is Ocean Warming Causing A Decline In Hawaii Whale Sightings? AP

Is Ocean Warming Causing A Decline In Hawaii Whale Sightings?

Researchers and wildlife officials meet in Honolulu to discuss the “unprecedented” decrease in sightings throughout the islands.

Man Dies After Altercation With Big Island Police Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Man Dies After Altercation With Big Island Police

He was found dead inside his home after shots were fired, but authorities are unsure of the cause of death.