Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of ci...

Hawaii is very liberal, but in no rush to legalize marijuana

HONOLULU (AP) — On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential cand...

Judge denies Hawaii's move to get Airbnb host records

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel...

Hawaii: Airbnb has acknowledged hosts not paying all taxes

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii says a judge should compel Airbnb to hand over 10 years of receipts and other documents from its hosts because the home-sharing platform has acknowledged that hosts aren't fully...

Airbnb criticizes Hawaii attempt to subpoena host records

HONOLULU (AP) — Airbnb criticizing Hawaii's attempt to subpoena 10 years' worth of invoices, receipts and other records from the home-sharing platform's island hosts. It calls the mo...

Hawaii's Gabbard formally launches campaign for president

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is formally launching her campaign for president. The 37-year-old on Thursday announced she would seek the nation's highest office with a vide...

Gabbard video apologizes for past hurtful LGBTQ statements

HONOLULU (AP) — Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is responding to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by recording a new YouTube video. The near...

Survivors gathering at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 20 survivors are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. The y...

Police arrest MMA fighter for beating UFC fighter wife

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police arrested a mixed martial arts fighter on charges of attempted murder after he allegedly punched his wife and fellow fighter in the head, face and ribs, fracturing her e...

Hawaii retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii retirement home says residents in its independent living wing may take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. But Kahala N...

ACLU challenges Hawaii home's medically assisted death ban

HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new med...

Resilient islanders brace for long recovery after typhoon

Many people in a U.S. Pacific territory ravaged by a deadly super typhoon lost everything, but residents say they are resilient and must focus on the long recovery ahead. The U.S. go...

Diminished Hawaii Republicans aim to incrementally rebuild

MILILANI, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's Republican Party has just five representatives in the 51-member state House. All 25 state senators are Democrats, as is the governor and the entire c...

7 researchers evacuated from Pacific atoll as storm nears

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials have evacuated seven researchers from a remote atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a powerful hurricane headed their way. The acting superintenden...

Honolulu dam's neighbors warned as storm raises water levels

HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rains prompted a warning to 10,000 Honolulu residents that they might need to evacuate their homes as water levels in a dam rose to dangerous levels. But offici...