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Tourist: Hawaii Hotel Employee's Beach Tip Left Me Paralyzed

Man's lawsuit ultimately does not go his way, however

(Newser) - A visitor to Hawaii sued the hotel he and his family stayed at on Maui because, he claimed, the beach recommendation they received at the hotel ultimately got him paralyzed. After years in the court system, the case was ultimately decided in the hotel's favor recently, KHON2 reports. The...

'Oh, Welcome Little Thing': Rare Birth Captured in Hawaii

There are only 1,400 Hawaiian monk seals in the world

(Newser) - Images of a Hawaiian monk seal being born on an Oahu beach have been captured on camera—a fact made more notable because it's an endangered species. An employee of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources shot video and photos of the pup emerging from the mother...

'The Flash' Arrested in Hawaii Again
'The Flash' Arrested
in Hawaii Again

'The Flash' Arrested in Hawaii Again

For the second time in weeks, Ezra Miller arrested

(Newser) - For the second time in less than a month, Ezra Miller has been arrested in Hawaii. The actor, who plays the Flash in DC Comics films and Credence Barebone in Harry Potter universe films, allegedly got violent after being asked to leave a private gathering at a home in Pahoa,...

'The Flash' Arrested at Karaoke Bar
'The Flash'
Arrested at
Karaoke Bar

'The Flash' Arrested at Karaoke Bar

Ezra Miller charged with disorderly conduct and harassment

(Newser) - Ezra Miller, the actor known for portraying The Flash in the DC Extended Universe films and Credence Barebone in the Harry Potter spinoff franchise Fantastic Beasts, is facing disorderly conduct and harassment charges following an arrest in Hawaii. The 29-year-old, who uses they/them pronouns, reportedly acted erratically at a karaoke...

Here Are the Best, Worst States for Women
Ladies, You Might
Want to Move Here

Ladies, You Might Want to Move Here

WalletHub ranks the best, worst states for women, with Massachusetts coming out on top

(Newser) - Whether it's the job market or political representation in DC, women often seem to come up with "the short end of the stick," notes WalletHub , which decided to figure out which parts of the country might offer the best opportunities for women. The personal finance site looked...

Acupuncturist Had Affair With Patient. Police Say Her Husband Took Fatal Revenge

Hawaii man is charged with murder

(Newser) - Hawaii acupuncturist Jon Tokuhara treated Eric Thompson's wife for back pain and fertility issues, and the two ended up having an affair starting in May of last year, authorities say. By July, Thompson had found out, and his wife texted Tokuhara that they needed to end things. Last month,...

Feds: Hawaii Lawmakers Took Dirty Money for Cesspool Bills

Both men expected to plead guilty to taking bribes

(Newser) - A Hawaii state senator and a state representative took bribes including envelopes of cash, Las Vegas hotel rooms, and New Orleans casino chips in exchange for shaping legislation that would benefit a company involved in publicly financed cesspool conversion projects, according to federal allegations filed in court. Former Senate Majority...

Germany Is Returning Remains of Dozens of Native Hawaiians

'Human remains from colonial contexts have no place in our museums and universities'

(Newser) - The body overseeing Berlin's museums will hand over Hawaiian ancestral remains collected by a German naturalist in the 19th century to authorities in Hawaii. The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation said Monday that the remains of 32 individuals, known as "iwi kupuna," will be handed over Friday to...

This State Has Made the Most Racial Progress

Arizona takes the top spot in WalletHub ranking

(Newser) - Monday is the day we honor the late civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., in a country still contending with racial discrimination and a deep divide regarding our nation's history on racism. WalletHub examines all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see which states are the most...

Man Dies After Fall Into Hawaii Volcano

75-year-old was in closed-off area, NPS says

(Newser) - The National Park Service says it is investigating the death of a Hawaii man who apparently fell into an active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Sunday night. The NPS said in a statement that relatives reported the man missing from inside the park around 12:15am Monday, Hawaii News...

Zuckerberg Just Expanded His 'New Monarchy' in Hawaii

He spends $17M to add 110 more acres to his estate

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg just added even more property to his Hawaii compound, a site that's been embroiled in controversy since he began scooping up land there in 2014. The Guardian reports the 37-year-old CEO of Facebook parent company Meta and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have dropped $17 million to tack...

Rescuers Trek Through Snow, Sleet to Rescue Hawaii Hiker

Hiker, 64, found on Mauna Kea

(Newser) - Rescuers trekked through heavy snow and sleet to find a hiker lost in one of the most dangerous places in Hawaii, the AP reports. Rangers said the hiker registered at the visitor's center for Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest peak, before he set off Tuesday morning. But the Center...

Someone Fatally Shot Endangered Hawaiian Seal in the Head

Monk seal was found dead in September

(Newser) - An endangered Hawaiian monk seal that was found dead on the island of Molokai in September was intentionally killed with a gun, federal officials said Tuesday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said in a statement that the young female seal suffered a gunshot would to its head, the AP...

Blizzard Warnings in Effect for Alaska and ... Hawaii?

Aloha State may get a foot of snow or more in the Big Island mountains, with 100mph wind gusts

(Newser) - It's typical for Alaska to have blizzard warnings at this time of year. Hawaii, not so much. But as winter approaches without any measurable snow in Denver , as well as below-average snowfall in most of the contiguous United States, the Aloha State was the only other state in addition...

Man Sues After Being Locked In Mental Hospital by Mistake

Man who was homeless in Hawaii was arrested for someone else's warrant

(Newser) - A formerly homeless man who ended up in a mental institution for more than two years because of mistaken identity is suing the state and various Honolulu police officers, Hawaii public defenders, and doctors. Joshua Spriestersbach's attorneys say in a lawsuit filed Sunday in US District Court in Honolulu...

After Hiker Notices Smell, Stream Found to be 1.2% ABV
Stream in Hawaii
Was 1.2% Alcohol

Stream in Hawaii Was 1.2% Alcohol

Nearby liquor distributor was ordered to 'stop the discharge'

(Newser) - Streams of alcohol have been trickling down the rocks not in the Big Rock Candy Mountains , but in Waipio, around 15 miles north of Honolulu, Hawaii. The stream was contaminated by runoff believed to be from Paradise Beverages, the state’s largest distributor of liquor and alcoholic beverages, which owns...

Adoptive Parents Plead Not Guilty in 6-Year-Old Girl's Death

Isaac and Lehua Kalua of Oahu charged with murdering their adopted daughter

(Newser) - Update: The adoptive parents of a 6-year-old Hawaii girl have pleaded not guilty to charges their horrific abuse led to her death. Per CNN , Isaac and Lehua Kalua, both charged with second-degree murder, entered their pleas via an attorney on Friday in the death of Isabella Kalua, previously known as...

Girl, 10, Drew a Picture at School. Then Cops Arrested Her

ACLU of Hawaii demands $500K in damages, plus reforms

(Newser) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding $500,000 in damages after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing. A parent of a student at Honowai Elementary School outside Honolulu demanded staff call police in response to the girl's drawing, which allegedly depicted...

On Hawaii's Big Island, a 'Pretty Unreal' Sight

Eruption of Kilauea volcano is in 'full swing,' per USGS

(Newser) - As an ongoing volcano eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma continues to wreak havoc , the US Geological Survey says another eruption halfway around the world is in "full swing," reports Reuters . Although local media noted that, as of Wednesday night, there was no immediate danger to...

People Love to Swim With These Dolphins. No More

Under Marine Mammal Protection Act, NOAA bans close encounters with nocturnal spinners

(Newser) - US regulators on Tuesday banned swimming with Hawaii's spinner dolphins to protect the nocturnal animals from people seeking close encounters with the playful species. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rule under the Marine Mammal Protection Act prohibits swimming with or getting within 50 yards of a spinner dolphin...

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