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  • Hawaii police officer dies in shooting, manhunt underway for alleged killer

    The suspected gunman who fatally shot a Hawaii County police officer during a Tuesday night traffic stop and then fled into a wooded area was the subject of an intense dragnet Wednesday, as authorities combed the Big Island just 20 miles from where lava flows recently devastated residential areas. The Hawai'i Police Department said in a news release that officers were conducting a traffic stop around 9:45 p.m. along Highway 11 in Mountain View, located about 15 miles southwest of Hilo, when the driver of a vehicle -- identified as 33-year-old Justin Waiki -- got out and fired "multiple shots"...
  • Lava from the Kilauea volcano has added nearly 700 acres to Hawaii's Big Island

    07/18/2018 5:57:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 18, 2018 | Staff
    The National Guard in Hawaii is warning of new, immediate dangers to people living near the Kilauea volcano some two-and-a-half months after the eruption started. At the same time lava flow is changing the outline of the island itself and creating hundreds of acres of new land where the ocean used to be. The island has grown by nearly 700 acres, the equivalent of more than 500 football fields, reports CBS News' Carter Evans.
  • 23 injured after explosion hurls 'basketball-sized' lava bomb onto tour boat

    07/16/2018 3:24:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | 07/16/2018
    U.S. Coast Guard crews initially responded around 6 a.m. to reports that several crew members and passengers were injured aboard the roof of the boat, leaving a large hole. U.S. Coast Guard crews initially responded around 6 a.m. to reports that several crew members and passengers were injured aboard the tour boat Hot Shot. The boat returned to Wailoa Harbor in Hilo with the injured passengers around 7 a.m., county officials said.  Four passengers were taken by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center. One person, a woman in her 20s, was in serious condition with a fractured femur. The other passengers suffered burns...
  • Hawaii volcano eruption forms new lava 'island' just off coast

    07/16/2018 2:35:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | July 16, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    The ongoing eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano and continued lava flows into the sea has created a tiny new landmass off the Big Island, officials revealed Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tiny island formed off the northernmost part of the ocean entry from Fissure 8, and was oozing lava similar to that of the larger lava flow along the coast. In photos posted by the agency, the "island" is just a few meters off shore, and about 20 to 30 feet in diameter. "It's most likely part of the fissure 8 flow that's entering the ocean—and possibly a...
  • Hawaii becomes 1st state to ban sunscreens deemed harmful to coral reefs

    07/06/2018 11:05:28 AM PDT · by plain talk · 73 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | July 6, 2018 | Amanda Schmidt
    Hawaii just became the first state to ban certain sunscreens as a measure to protect the state's essential coral reefs. Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a bill on Tuesday, July 3, banning the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals, oxybenzone and octinoxate, believed to harm coral reefs and other marine ecosystems. State lawmakers passed the legislation in early May. Senate Bill 2571 prohibits the sale and distribution of non-prescribed sunscreens on the islands that contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, which can be deadly for coral larvae. The ban will not be applied to medically prescribed sunscreens or makeup that contain oxybenzone...
  • ‘I’m alive’: Parents of missing Kaneohe-based Navy corpsman receive text message

    07/04/2018 6:03:16 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 28 replies
    Star Advisor ^ | 7/3/2018 | By William Cole
    A missing person report was filed after 24-year-old Navy hospital corpsman Shaun Palmer failed to report for duty on Sunday. His mother says she plans to fly from California to help search for him. A 24-year-old Navy hospital corpsman based at Kaneohe Bay remains missing for a third day, officials said, but the case took a turn when a Navy investigator said a text was sent today from his phone to his parents saying, “I love you and I’m alive.” Seaman Shaun Palmer, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, was last seen early Sunday morning when a Marine he...
  • NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship Question

    07/04/2018 4:24:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    SW Dutchess Daily Voice ^ | 07/04/2018 | Zak Faila, Joe Lombardi
    NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship QuestionCiting “bad faith,” a federal judge has ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose additional information regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday that lawyers representing the government must produce a log of documents that were being withheld, as well as provide an explanation for why the administration did so. Furman further demanded that the government include documents from the Commerce and Justice Departments...
  • Elvis Presley - An American Trilogy - Aloha from Hawaii

    07/03/2018 9:24:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a concert that was headlined by Elvis Presley, and was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. The concert took place at the Honolulu International Center (HIC) in Honolulu (now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Center) and aired in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe (who received the telecast the next day, also in primetime). Despite the satellite innovation, NBC did not broadcast an edited version of the concert in the United States until April 4, 1973 because the concert took place the same day as Super Bowl VII. The decision...
  • US to spend $1 billion to install missile defense radar in Hawaii

    06/28/2018 9:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Duran ^ | 06/28/2018 | Frank Sellers
    A billion dollar antiballistic radar system is being planned for development in Hawaii in order to counter nuclear ICBM threats from somewhere. Even though, at the present moment, there aren’t any threatening postures from nations with ICBM tech, the need to spend 1$ billion on detecting and combatting those ICBMs is apparently greater than ever before, at least according to some congressmen.
  • Massive Defeat for the #Resistance as SCOTUS Upholds President Trump’s Travel Ban

    06/26/2018 3:09:12 PM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    I know that the trending topic of the day is the upcoming civil war in America, which would be fought presumably by millennials living in their parents’ basements, led by Geriatric Generals “Auntie” Maxine Waters and Nancy “What Year is This” Pelosi, against 4chan meme-creators led by Field-Marshall Alex “They Turned the Darn Frogs Gay” Jones (famous for his battle cry “The Answer to 1984 is $20 in the Infowars Store”) on the battlefields of the interwebz. If you ask me, it looks like the “Kekistani soldiers” are already winning by a landslide, hence I’d prefer to ignore this stupid...
  • Hawaii leaders react to Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Trump's travel ban

    06/26/2018 2:51:38 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 66 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | June 26th , 2016 | HNN staff
    Hawaii leaders are weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban, a policy that put the state at the forefront of a months-long legal challenge. Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, who led Hawaii’s challenge against the travel ban when he served as attorney general, issued a statement saying, “I hurt today for Hawaii families and others who have experienced discrimination and scapegoating due to President Trump's bullying remarks and orders.” Current Attorney General Russell Suzuki agreed and added that the office continues to believe that the travel ban is "unconstitutional."
  • New book details the inside story of Obama's birth certificate and the birth of fake news

    06/15/2018 1:50:09 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 88 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 14, 2018 | Dylan Stableford
    Dan Pfeiffer, former assistant and senior adviser to President Barack Obama, thinks he knows the exact date the modern era of fake news was born: April 27, 2011. “I had walked into the briefing room that morning with 50 copies of Barack Obama’s birth certificate,” Pfeiffer recalls in a memoir, “Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump,” set to be published next week. “So we could prove once and for all the man who was in his third year as president after winning an historic electoral landslide was an American citizen and eligible to...
  • Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys up to 700 homes, and there's no end in sight

    06/12/2018 1:15:10 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 62 replies
    USA Today/MSN ^ | 6/12/2018 | Trevor Hughes
    <p>Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has destroyed about 600 to 700 homes since it began flowing early last month and there's no sign of it stopping anytime soon, officials said Monday.</p> <p>Punctuating that point, Kilauea again erupted early Tuesday with a blast similar to a series of explosions that have sent towering columns of ash high above the island. A 5.3-magnitude earthquake accompanied the latest eruption.</p>
  • Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has created a MILE of new land as scientists reveal [tr]

    06/08/2018 9:54:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2018 | Phoebe Weston
    Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has created nearly a mile of new land. US Geological Survey officials said the flow, which has filled Kapoho Bay, is still active and there is no way of knowing when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open. The fast-moving lava poured into low-lying coastal Hawaii neighbourhoods in the space of just two days this week, destroying hundreds of homes. The eruptions began early last month and is believed to be the volcano's most destructive episode in modern history.
  • Hawaii man pulls gun on neighbor checking on lava-threatened home

    06/01/2018 10:35:40 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 31, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    A Hawaiian hothead pulled a gun on a neighbor who returned to the area to check on his lava-threatened home, according to a report. John Hubbard evidently reached a boiling point on Tuesday when he aimed his gun at Ethan Edwards and ordered the 32-year-old and his friends to leave the area around their home in Leilani Estates, where molten rock from Kilauea volcano has been flowing for about a month.
  • USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    05/27/2018 7:35:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 79 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 26 May 2018 | The Associated Press
    HONOLULU — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, Hawaii News Now reported . Tourists were allowed to disembark at the memorial after crews completed interim repairs. But the cracks reappeared hours later, indicating a more serious issue.
  • LIVE: Lava flows from volcanic crack in Hawaii

    05/25/2018 4:49:54 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | May 25, 2018 | CNN
    CNN has ongoing live video stream of Kilauea volcano.
  • A Slow Emergency and a Sudden Slump

    05/25/2018 12:10:59 AM PDT · by seastay · 12 replies
    UC Berkeley | May 7, 2018 | Berkeley Seismology Lab
    This type of motion is not new, it actually has a name. It is called the Hilina Slump. During the last strong quake in Hawaii, a magnitude 7.2 event on November 29th 1975, this slump slid toward the ocean by about 11 feet. Another temblor, the 7.9 magnitude Hawaii quake of 1868 caused the slump to move as well, resulting in a tsunami with a maximum wave height of about 60 feet. With all respect for the people who are being affected by the current eruption, the way Kilauea lava comes to the surface is rather tame. It crawls slowly...
  • Hawaii volcano: Why Kilauea's lava is causing eerie blue flames

    05/24/2018 11:56:04 AM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | May 24, 2018 | James Rogers
    The U.S. Geological Survey has posted footage of the strange blue burning flames on its Facebook and Twitter accounts. Caused by methane gas, the flames were observed on cracks in a street in Hawaii’s Leilani Estates Subdivision on May 22. “When hot lava buries plants and shrubs, methane gas is produced as a byproduct of burning vegetation,” explains the USGS, in the post. “Methane gas can seep into subsurface voids and explode when heated, or as shown in this video, emerge from cracks in the ground several feet away from the lava. When ignited, the methane produces a blue flame.”...
  • Volcano’s Lava Flows Into Power Plant, Sparking Fears Of Deadly Gas Release

    05/22/2018 8:20:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    cbs2la ^ | May 22, 2018 at 6:20 am
    Emergency workers in Hawaii are racing to protect a geothermal power plant near the Kilauea Volcano. Slow-moving molten rock entered the site and is just a few hundred yards from the wells. There is concern lava could trigger the release of deadly hydrogen sulfate gas... Lava continued its steady advance toward the Puna Geothermal Venture Plant before stalling late Monday. The facility is shut down, but the wells there still present a risk if overrun with the molten rock. “It’s not easy to predict where it’s going to go, and when it’s going to get there,” said Tom Travis, of...