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Category: Kamaainas

News for kamaainas (locals) in Hawaii

Southwest Airlines Hawaii flights not safe? Did FAA know?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2020

With the arrival of a budget carrier Southwest Airlines in Hawaii, tourism may have changed forever for the Aloha State. ... Read More

Deadly shooting in Waikiki close to Kapiolani Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020

Thousands of tourists walk, take their bicycle and drive through Kapiolani Park to get to the Diamond Head State Park, ... Read More

Halekulani Hotel or Halepuna by Halekulani Hotel: What is the difference?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2020

Halekulani Hotel  - the famous 5 stars Waikiki Beach Resort, and legendary luxury hotel trademark in the Hawaii hotel and ... Read More

San Francisco to Honolulu in 76 days: A record paddle adventure

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 27, 2019

San Francisco to Honolulu, 76 days 75 nights. For the owner of an adventure tourism company in Madrid, a trip ... Read More

Why another California Visitor Disappeared on Maui? A desperate appeal!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 5, 2019

Kihara Henry a tourist vacationing on the Island of Maui disappeared. Kihara is only 23 years old, 5'3 and weighs ... Read More

Hyatt Regency Waikiki avoided strike

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2019

Union members working at the  Hyatt Regency Waikiki voted today to ratify a union contract that covers over 500 workers—just ... Read More

Who are the 11 victims in the deadliest airline crash on Oahu?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 23, 2019

His smile went on for days. This is how a friend describes one of the 11 people who vanished last night. ... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

editor editor- May 1, 2019

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019

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

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

Scott Foster Scott Foster- March 19, 2019

LGBT Hawaii thanked lesbian couple Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford from California for standing up for what is decent and right. ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019

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

US National Park Service Frustrated with USS Arizona Hawaii repair work

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019

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

Flight attendant dies on Hawaiian Airlines Honolulu – New York flight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2019

Hawaiian Airlines flight 50 departed Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Thursday night with 253 passengers for a scheduled nonstop flight ... Read More

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

editor editor- January 5, 2019

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019

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

Waikiki Beach Marriott workers overwhelmingly vote to ratify new contract

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 22, 2018

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2018

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

Strong 7.5 Pacific Ocean Earthquake: No tsunami threat

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 4, 2018

A strong 7.5 earthquake occurred Wednesday night 185 miles South of Loyalty Islands. Local authorities in Vanuatu issued a local ... Read More

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2018

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

Hawaiian Island vanished in Honolulu County

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2018

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

Polynesian Culture Center: A Controversial Cultural Attraction for Hawaii Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2018

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 14, 2018

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2018

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

Tropical Storm Warnings issued due to Hawaii Tropical Storm Olivia

editor editor- September 11, 2018

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

Hawaiian Airlines Report: More than one million passengers in August

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 10, 2018

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

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

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- September 10, 2018

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 8, 2018

Hurricane Olivia could become a threat to Hawaii early next week. While it should weaken to a tropical storm by ... Read More

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

editor editor- September 6, 2018

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

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 1, 2018

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

Transforming Hawaii’s airports for a better experience

editor editor- September 1, 2018

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

Hurricane Lane now a tropical storm

editor editor- August 25, 2018

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

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

editor editor- August 24, 2018

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

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

editor editor- August 21, 2018

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

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 30, 2018

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