Tag: Hawaii

Volcano Continues to Threaten Homes on the Island of Hawai’i

More than two dozen homes have been destroyed by lava erupting from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island of Oahu. Reports from scientists indicate lava and toxic gas spewing more than 200 feet in the air from cracks in the ground. More than 1,700 people have fled their homes.  Here is what we know: Kilauea,…

Judge In Hawaii Extends Order Blocking Trump’s Travel Ban

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Wednesday evening extended his previous order that halts President Trump’s revised travel ban. He made his decision after hearing arguments from the government and from Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, who argued that Trump’s order was like a “neon sign flashing ‘Muslim ban, Muslim ban’” and that Watson’s earlier…

Federal Judge Of Hawaii Freezes Trump Travel Ban

U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson of Hawaii froze President Trump’s new executive order on Wednesday which sought to temporarily bar the issuance of new visas to citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and suspend the admission of new refugees. Watson was one of three judges to hear arguments on Wednesday about freezing the ban, including…

Survivors Honor Shipmates On 75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor

Four of the five remaining survivors of the USS Arizona will gather in Hawaii on Wednesday for a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which sank the Arizona and pulled the U.S. into World War II. There were 335 survivors from the Arizona; 1,177 of its officers and…

Australian golfer Robert Allenby kidnapped and robbed in Hawaii [VIDEO]

Australian pro golfer Robert Allenby says he’s just happy to be alive after being beaten, kidnapped, and robbed in Honolulu on Friday night. Robert Allenby, and two friends, had just paid their tab in the Amuse Wine Bar in Waikiki before they were separated around 11 p.m. Then, Allenby suspects he was drugged and taken…

Residents on alert as Hawaii lava flow approaches town

A lava flow from the Kilauea volcano that has been moving toward a residential area on Hawaii’s Big Island for months is now just 100 yards away, authorities said Monday. Residents have been placed on alert for possible evacuation as the flow approaches at an average of 10 to 15 yards an hour. Photo: The…

Teen Stowaway Survives 5-Hour Hawaii Flight In Jet Wheel Well

A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the voyage halfway across the Pacific Ocean unscathed despite frigid temperatures, FBI and airline officials said. FBI spokesman Tom Simon told NBC News the teenager was questioned by the FBI after Maui airport personnel found him on the…

Hawaii to become 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage

Hawaii’s legislature gave final passage to a measure Tuesday to make it the 16th American state to legalize same-sex marriage. “With today’s vote, Hawaii joins a growing number of states that recognize that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be treated fairly and equally under the law,” President Obama, a native Hawaiian, said…