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Plane Lands in Hawaii With One More Passenger Than When It Departed

Doctor, 3 neonatal ICU nurses help deliver baby on Delta flight

(Newser) - Many doctors have had to come to the rescue during a flight to help a sick or hurt passenger, but Dr. Dale Glenn's in-air episode last week was unlike most. "I've experienced this before, and usually they're pretty clear asking if there is a doctor on...

U-Hauls Suddenly Popular in Hawaii. Not Why You Think
U-Hauls Suddenly Popular
in Hawaii. Not Why You Think
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U-Hauls Suddenly Popular in Hawaii. Not Why You Think

Rental cars are super expensive these days, but moving trucks are not

(Newser) - What do U-Hauls in Hawaii and the semiconductor chip shortage have in common? A pandemic. Now that Americans are getting vaccinated, they’re ready to travel again, and there just aren’t enough rental cars to go around, Hawaii News Now reports. With car rental prices rising as a result,...

NTSB: Skydiving Plane That Crashed Wasn't 'Airworthy'

Aircraft was damaged before pilot pushed it on takeoff, leading to 11 deaths

(Newser) - A pilot's aggressive takeoff led to an aerodynamic stall, causing the 2019 crash of a skydiving plane in Hawaii that killed all 11 people on board, government safety investigators have determined. The National Transportation Safety Board said the stall caused a loss of control at an altitude that was...

There Are Reasons Hawaii Is the Best Place for Rainbows

Atmospheric scientist counts the right mix of factors beyond light and water

(Newser) - "Can you imagine a rainbow that lasts seven hours?" asked Steven Businger, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Hawaii. "It's really fun." He makes the case that Hawaii is the best place to chase rainbows, Science Friday reports, because of its mix of clean air,...

After Earthquake, an Order to Move to Higher Ground

New Zealand calls for evacuations after 8.1 quake hits off the coast

(Newser) - A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck in the ocean off the coast of New Zealand on Friday, prompting thousands of people to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings across the South Pacific. The quake was the largest in a series of tremors that struck the region over several hours, including...

Tourists Accused of Trying to Bribe Their Way Into Hawaii

Louisiana couple didn't have negative COVID tests

(Newser) - If you're interested in visiting the Aloha State, you'll have to be OK with a 10-day quarantine when you first arrive, unless you've got COVID test results in hand confirming you tested negative within the past 72 hours. Two tourists allegedly thought they could get around those...

These States Are Safest During the Pandemic

You'll fare best dealing with COVID in Alaska, worst in Arizona

(Newser) - As the rollout of the various coronavirus vaccines continues, there's now a (still somewhat distant) light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. But with months to go before much of the population is vaccinated, it's important to keep up with safety and health guidelines, and to keep...

COVID Has Now Reached Every US County
COVID Reaches
Final US County

COVID Reaches Final US County

Tiny Hawaii county was last to report a case

(Newser) - It took less than a year for COVID-19 to spread to every one of America's more than 3,000 counties. The last county to record an infection was Hawaii's Kalawao County, the smallest and least populous county in the country, where quarantine was a way of life for...

Interpreter Who Was ASL 'Royalty' Dies of COVID

Patty Sakal interpreted for Hawaii's deaf community for nearly four decades

(Newser) - In Hawaii, she was known among her colleagues as "interpreter royalty." To the Aloha State's deaf community, Patty Sakal was simply the one who kept them in the know on all the news of the day. Now, sad news from our westernmost state: Sakal has died of...

Guy Sues Over Hawaiian Rolls Made in California

King's Hawaiian did originate in Hilo, but that was decades ago, New York's Robert Galinsky argues

(Newser) - Truth in advertising is important to most people, but especially to Robert Galinsky. UPI reports that the Yonkers, NY, resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against King's Hawaiian, a maker of Hawaiian sweet rolls based in Torrance, Calif.—hence leading to Galinsky's complaint. In his suit, Galinsky...

The Issue With the 1999 Policy That Protects Hawaii's Beaches

The state and county governments have spent 2 decades granting exemptions to it

(Newser) - There are no private beaches in Hawaii—all are open to and owned by the public. But a private activity is whittling them away, reports ProPublica and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. More specifically, the shores of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai have been cut down by about 25% over the last century,...

How 2020 Is Coming to an End: Like This

Kilauea eruption followed a series of earthquakes on Hawaii's Big Island

(Newser) - Because 2020 wouldn't be complete without some Americans dealing with an erupting volcano: The US Geological Survey says the Kilauea volcano, which is located on Hawaii’s Big Island, has erupted following a series of earthquakes in the area. The biggest, which was recorded at magnitude 4.4, hit...

Hawaii Sees 1st Fatal Shark Attack of the Year
Surfer Dies After
Hawaii Shark Attack

Surfer Dies After Hawaii Shark Attack

56-year-old man died in hospital after surgery

(Newser) - A Hawaiian surfer has died after a shark attack in West Maui, in which the shark took a massive bite out of the man's surfboard. Robin Warren, 56, had paddled out into Honolua Bay when he was attacked just before 8am Tuesday, per Hawaii News Now . He was taken...

Couple Knew They Had COVID, Took Flight Anyway
Couple Knew They Had
COVID, Took Flight Anyway
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Couple Knew They Had COVID, Took Flight Anyway

They were arrested upon arrival in Hawaii

(Newser) - Two Hawaii residents were arrested Sunday after getting on a flight home despite knowing they were infected with the coronavirus. A spokesman for San Francisco International Airport tells the San Francisco Chronicle that the man and woman were arrested in Hawaii after taking a flight from San Francisco to Lihue....

Hawaii Asks Remote Workers to Make a Move

Campaign touts low COVID-19 rates—and the views

(Newser) - Software engineer Raymond Berger begins his workday at 5am, before the sun comes up over Hawaii. That's because the company he works for is still in New York City, five hours ahead of Maui, where he rents a home with a backyard near the beach. "It's a...

California Lawmakers Defend Being in Maui Right Now

They say event at luxury hotel is to discuss how to 'safely reopen our society'

(Newser) - California lawmakers are defending their presence at a Hawaiian conference on "intelligent public policy" regarding COVID-19, but it appears they defied their home state's warnings to go. Four Republicans who attended the bipartisan event—state Sen. Andreas Borgeas and Assembly members Jordan Cunningham, Heath Flora, and Frank Bigelow—...

Airline Says Miles Can Be Redeemed for a COVID Test

At-home tests will be sent to Hawaiian Airlines customers

(Newser) - A free COVID-19 test might not seem like the most enticing reward for frequent fliers—but showing a negative test is the only way visitors to Hawaii can skip the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Hawaiian Airlines says that for a limited time, members of its reward program can redeem air miles...

Longest Flight in US Is Coming Back
Longest Flight in US
Is Coming Back

Longest Flight in US Is Coming Back

Hawaiian Airlines will bring back flights from Honolulu to Boston in mid-December

(Newser) - Wheels up—the longest domestic flight in America is coming back, just in time for the holidays. In a statement this week, Hawaiian Airlines announced it will once more start up its twice-a-week nonstop service between Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport, a...

Don't Like to 'Get Political'? These States Agree

WalletHub ranks the least, most politically engaged states

(Newser) - With just three weeks until Election Day, politics is at the top of many minds, though that may be more so in some states than in others. To see which of the Fifty Nifty boast the highest levels of political engagement, WalletHub crunched all of their numbers along nearly a...

Surgeon General Cited for Visiting Closed Hawaii Park

Jerome Adams told cops he wasn't aware of rule

(Newser) - The US surgeon general was cited for being in a closed Hawaii park in August while in the islands helping with surge testing amid a spike in coronavirus cases, according to a criminal complaint filed in court. A Honolulu police officer cited Jerome Adams after seeing him with two men...

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