UPDATE: Douglas moving away from the Hawaiian Islands, Hurricane Warning canceled for Oahu

HONOLULU (KHON2) — 11 a.m. Hurricane Douglas is the closest a hurricane has come to Oahu since before Hurricane Dot in 1959, according to a statement issued by the HFO. July 27, 5 a.m. Hurricane Douglas is moving away from the Hawaiian Islands, leaving some lingering moisture. Kauai remains under Flood Advisory and Hurricane Warning. However, […]

Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57. Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. […]

The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate candidate’s wife has virus

ATLANTA — Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff says he’s in isolation with his wife, who contracted COVID-19. The 33-year-old candidate said his wife, Dr. Alisha Kramer, has mild coronavirus symptoms and that he’s showing symptoms, too. He said he was tested Saturday and is awaiting results while self-quarantining. Ossoff’s campaign communications director, Miryam Lipper, […]

Crew makes ocean trip to recover deceased Paralympian’s boat

HONOLULU (AP) — A sailing crew embarked from Honolulu on a mission to locate and recover the boat of Paralympian who died during a solo attempt to row from California to Hawaii. The three-person crew left the Hawaii Yacht Club Wednesday to search for the craft piloted by Angela Madsen, who died in the Pacific […]

Hurricane Douglas swirls ‘uncomfortably close’ to Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Heavy rain and wind gusts battered Maui on Sunday as Hurricane Douglas swirled off the coast of Hawaii and officials urged residents to take shelter. Forecasters said the Category 1 hurricane would pass close to Oahu and potentially even make a direct hit on the island, which is home to state’s biggest […]

In-store dancing leads to Hawaii visitor quarantine arrest

HONOLULU (AP) — Investigators with the Hawaii attorney general’s office arrested a 20-year-old woman after seeing videos of her dancing in a store and dining out when she was supposed to be obeying a traveler quarantine the state mandated to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Anne Salamanca arrived in Honolulu on July 6 […]

Douglas weakens, but Hawaii could still see severe impact

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii geared up on Saturday to face a hurricane that threatened to pummel the islands with dangerous surf, strong winds and flash floods even as residents grappled with escalating numbers of coronavirus cases. Powerful storms are familiar to many in Hawaii who have spent the past several summers preparing for tropical cyclones. […]

Despite fewer virus cases, Hawaii hesitant to open schools

HONOLULU (AP) — The principal of the only school on Lanai thought reopening with full, in-person instruction next month was a no brainer: The Hawaiian island has had no confirmed coronavirus cases, and breezes flow through many of the school’s classrooms. But even there, faculty pushed back, said Lanai High and Elementary School Principal Elton […]

EPA finds plastic trash contaminates 2 remote Hawaii beaches

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated the waters of two remote beaches in Hawaii as being contaminated by trash, forcing the state to address the persistent problem of plastic deposited on its coastlines by swirling Pacific Ocean currents. The decision will require authorities to establish a daily limit for the trash […]

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