Category: Kamaainas

News for kamaainas (locals) in Hawaii

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

editor editor- May 1, 2019 02:58 0

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general excise taxes from short-term rentals ... Read More

Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 00:14 0

The perception is that crime is out of control and rampant in Waikiki. The community wants to make Waikiki unwelcome and uncomfortable for homeless people. ... Read More

Starbucks Hawaii: Rotten food from the garbage and warm leftover coffee

Starbucks Hawaii: Rotten food from the garbage and warm leftover coffee

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 05:06 0

Starbucks is not the only one to blame when human decency in America is under attack. Pearlridge Mall on the island of Oahu is the ... Read More

LGBT Hawaii supports Lesbian Tourist and today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

LGBT Hawaii supports Lesbian Tourist and today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Scott Foster Scott Foster- March 19, 2019 05:34 0

LGBT Hawaii thanked lesbian couple Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford from California for standing up for what is decent and right. "It makes a difference to ... Read More

Presidential Emergency Order: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 grounded in the United States

Presidential Emergency Order: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 grounded in the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019 18:33 0

US President Donald Trump issued an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and also Boeing 737 Max 9. Flights on route to a destination ... Read More

US National Park Service Frustrated with USS Arizona Hawaii repair work

US National Park Service Frustrated with USS Arizona Hawaii repair work

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 06:43 0

The U.S. National Park Service issued a statement on the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It reads: Over the past 10 months, National ... Read More

Flight attendant dies on Hawaiian Airlines Honolulu – New York flight

Flight attendant dies on Hawaiian Airlines Honolulu – New York flight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2019 07:37 0

Hawaiian Airlines flight 50 departed Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Thursday night with 253 passengers for a scheduled nonstop flight to New York, JFK airport. ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism paradise has a dark side: 117 people dead in 2018

Hawaii Tourism paradise has a dark side: 117 people dead in 2018

editor editor- January 5, 2019 01:15 0

Hawaii has a dark track record of 117 people that died on its roadways in 2018. Read More

PATA Micronesia Chapter: New Board of Directors and Chairs

PATA Micronesia Chapter: New Board of Directors and Chairs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 05:36 0

This past month marked the end of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter’s directorship for 2017 – 2018. For the past four years ... Read More

Waikiki Beach Marriott workers overwhelmingly vote to ratify new contract

Waikiki Beach Marriott workers overwhelmingly vote to ratify new contract

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 22, 2018 16:24 0

UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at Waikiki Beach Marriott voted overwhelmingly today to ratify a union contract that covers nearly 500 workers. The ... Read More

Visiting Oahu?  Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in Waikiki

Visiting Oahu? Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in Waikiki

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018 16:58 0

The worst American States for visitors and locals to drive are Hawaii and California according to a 2018 survey by the "Bankrate Best States for ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority banks on Marriott with two key appointments to lead Visitors Industry

Hawaii Tourism Authority banks on Marriott with two key appointments to lead Visitors Industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2018 09:27 0

Hawaii Tourism Authority is finalizing a new leadership for the Hawaii Travel and Tourism Industry. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced the appointments of two ... Read More

Strong 7.5 Pacific Ocean Earthquake: No tsunami threat

Strong 7.5 Pacific Ocean Earthquake: No tsunami threat

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 4, 2018 19:59 2

A strong 7.5 earthquake occurred Wednesday night 185 miles South of Loyalty Islands. Local authorities in Vanuatu issued a local tsunami warning, but according to ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards $3.56 million to Hawaiian culture, natural resources and community programs

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards $3.56 million to Hawaiian culture, natural resources and community programs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2018 09:31 0

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the awarding of more than $3.56 million in funding to support 130 programs in the Hawaiian Islands that ... Read More

Hawaiian Island vanished in Honolulu County

Hawaiian Island vanished in Honolulu County

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2018 21:32 0

Home of the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Green Sea Turtles, a Hurricane and Climate Change are responsible for an entire Island in the State of ... Read More

Polynesian Culture Center: A Controversial Cultural Attraction for Hawaii Tourism

Polynesian Culture Center: A Controversial Cultural Attraction for Hawaii Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2018 17:51 2

Happy 55th Birthday to the Polynesian Culture Center also known as PCC. PCC is a tourist attraction on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii but ... Read More

Honolulu – Boston  nonstop on Hawaiian Airlines: Longest U.S. domestic flight

Honolulu – Boston nonstop on Hawaiian Airlines: Longest U.S. domestic flight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 14, 2018 09:59 3

Hawaiian Airlines announced new service between Honolulu and Boston. This will be the first nonstop flight between Hawaii and Massachusetts. Read More

Waikiki, Honolulu and the Island of Oahu now included on Tropical Storm Warning

Waikiki, Honolulu and the Island of Oahu now included on Tropical Storm Warning

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2018 03:15 0

On Hawaii Tourists in Waikiki and elsewhere on Oahu, along with tourists on the Island of Hawaii Maui, Molokai and Lanai should be aware and get ... Read More

Tropical Storm Warnings issued due to Hawaii Tropical Storm Olivia

Tropical Storm Warnings issued due to Hawaii Tropical Storm Olivia

editor editor- September 11, 2018 00:38 0

The National Weather Service today issued tropical storm warnings for Maui County and the island of Hawaii as Hurricane Olivia continues its slow advance toward ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines Report: More than one million passengers in August

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 10, 2018 21:02 3

Hawaiian Airlines, welcomed more than one million guests in August 2018, a decrease of 0.2 percent over the same period last year.  Total traffic (revenue ... Read More

Olivia a Category 1 Hurricane But Expected to Weaken on Approach to Hawaii

Olivia a Category 1 Hurricane But Expected to Weaken on Approach to Hawaii

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- September 10, 2018 01:32 0

HONOLULU – Hurricane Olivia is continuing to follow the track through the Central Pacific forecast by the National Weather Service, with the onset of its ... Read More

Hurricane Olivia on course to Hawaii: Good and bad news…

Hurricane Olivia on course to Hawaii: Good and bad news…

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 8, 2018 04:19 1

Hurricane Olivia could become a threat to Hawaii early next week. While it should weaken to a tropical storm by then, heavy rain, gusty winds, ... Read More

New Pearl Harbor apps launched by National Park Service & Pacific Historic Parks

New Pearl Harbor apps launched by National Park Service & Pacific Historic Parks

editor editor- September 6, 2018 21:15 0

Pacific Historic Parks & National Park Service have created 2 new Pearl Harbor Apps for the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor. Read More

Haleiwa Joe Restaurant: Double murder at Northshore Oahu romantic tourist favorite

Haleiwa Joe Restaurant: Double murder at Northshore Oahu romantic tourist favorite

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 1, 2018 23:10 0

Haleiwa Joe has been one of the most known restaurants in Historic Haleiwa Town, on the scenic Northshore of Oahu in the U.S. State of ... Read More

Transforming Hawaii’s airports for a better experience

Transforming Hawaii’s airports for a better experience

editor editor- September 1, 2018 20:03 2

From free unlimited Wi-Fi to more retail and restaurant space and renovated restrooms, Hawaii's airports are in the midst of a transformation. Read More

Hurricane Lane now a tropical storm

Hurricane Lane now a tropical storm

editor editor- August 25, 2018 07:56 1

The National Weather Service reported Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Read More

Hurricane Lane downgraded to Category 2: Flash Flood Watch continues for all of Hawaii

Hurricane Lane downgraded to Category 2: Flash Flood Watch continues for all of Hawaii

editor editor- August 24, 2018 22:08 0

Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a Category 2 status, with the threat of extremely heavy rainfall and flash flooding continuing. Read More

Hurricane Lane update: Honolulu Mayor cautions tourists, airline wait lists spike

Hurricane Lane update: Honolulu Mayor cautions tourists, airline wait lists spike

editor editor- August 21, 2018 22:31 0

Hurricane Lane is projected to either pass close to or make a direct hit to the Hawaiian islands this week. Read More

FEMA: Registration deadline for Hawaii Kilauea volcano disaster assistance is August 13

FEMA: Registration deadline for Hawaii Kilauea volcano disaster assistance is August 13

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 30, 2018 22:24 0

Hawaii residents with losses from Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes have through August 13 to register for FEMA disaster assistance. Read More

Hawaii disaster officials caution quake damage not immediately evident

Hawaii disaster officials caution quake damage not immediately evident

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 12, 2018 23:05 0

Hawai’i County residents who felt the ground rumble beneath homes as a result of Kilauea eruptions and quakes encouraged to look for damage. Read More

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