Hawaii officials deny Navy reservation to view video of foam spillage during firefighting at Red Hill

A Marine worker shovels contaminated soil into a wheelbarrow as part of a hazardous materials spill rescue operation at the Red Hill fuel storage facility, Hawaii, December 1, 2022. (Matthew Mackintosh/US Army) FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The Hawaii Department of Health is considering legal options to obtain video footage from the Navy showing toxic fire-fighting … Read more

Mortgages worth over $1 million will go mainstream next month

As of January, a first-time homebuyer in Hawaii with excellent credit and a substantial income can borrow more than $1 million on a conforming mortgage loan while making as little as 3% cash deposits. Last week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency raised the maximum amount homebuyers with conforming loans can borrow in 2023 by 12% … Read more

Mourning at the Hawaii airport, runway closures, endless delays

We keep asking ourselves what the delays on Hawaii flights are all about and when things will finally get better. This Sunday, your editors found themselves at the Honolulu airport while well over 100 flights were once again delayed, as detailed below. In addition, there were 42 delayed flights in Maui, 24 in Kauai, 20 … Read more

City ends free COVID-19 testing program on Oahu

The City and County of Honolulu announced today that they will cease free COVID-19 testing operations at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and other locations after December 30. The city is currently offering free COVID testing to Hawaii residents at its mobile lab at the Honolulu Airport and in Honolulu Hale and Kapolei Hale. Officials … Read more

Adam Scott makes sense without making enemies

By DOUG FERGUSON – AP Golf Author NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) – The player everyone assumed was a ban from joining LIV Golf is still a PGA Tour member and may be the only one capable of making sense without to make enemies. Adam Scott speaks without an agenda, and that can make it difficult to … Read more

Volcano Hawaii: The state activates the National Guard as unpredictable Mauna Loa lava crawls toward a critical highway

CNN — The relentless eruption of the world’s largest active volcano has prompted Hawaii’s National Guard to respond, while residents and tourists flock to it. For the past 10 days, Mauna Loa has been shooting jets of lava into the sky and down the massive mountain. While officials say there is still no immediate risk … Read more

Dismissed HCCC guard sentenced to 8 years in prison

DECEMBER 6 (Reuters) – A former Hawaii Community Correctional Center guard was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison by U.S. District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi for his role in a prison yard beating that left an inmate with a broken nose, jaw and eye socket. A former Hawaii Community Correctional Center guard was sentenced … Read more

What is suffocation? NCIS Hawaii writer Yakira Chambers dies aged 42

NCIS: Hawaii has paid tribute to show writer Yakira Chambers, who reportedly died of acute asphyxiation, Deadline reports. NCIS cast members and fans of the long-running television series have paid poignant tributes to the series writer and story editor. Yarika’s family shared a statement with Deadline, which read: “Her sudden and untimely death has deeply … Read more