Quit smoking? Hawaii sends mixed messages on smoking
Quit smoking? Hawaii didn't pass bills to raise the minimum smoking age to 21 or ban smoking on public beaches or at the University of Hawaii. But bills that would restrict smoking in public housing, restrict sales of flavored cigarettes, and make smoking more expensive are moving forward.
Federal death penalty trial set to open in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) ? A Honolulu courtroom is set to become the scene of a death penalty trial even though Hawaii abolished capital punishment in 1957.
Hawaii holds off Cal St Fullerton, 81-77
HONOLULU (AP) -- Keith Shamburger converted 12 of 14 free-throw attempts in the final 3 minutes as Hawaii held off Cal State Fullerton, 81-77 in a regular-season finale Saturday.
Hawaii lawmakers move to curtail smoking
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers have killed proposals aimed at raising the legal age for buying tobacco to 21 and clamping down on smoking at beaches statewide. But they're advancing bills that would restrict smoking and make it more expensive, continuing a trend in Hawaii to crack down on ...
Hawaii advances bill requiring Internet sales tax
Hawaii lawmakers are trying to level the playing field for retailers on the islands by mandating taxes on Internet sales transactions. The state House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday that would ...
Canadian navy ship towed to Hawaii after fire
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) ? A U.S. Navy ocean tug on Tuesday was towing a Canadian navy ship with nearly 300 crew members on board to Hawaii's Pearl Harbor after an engine fire left 20 sailors with minor injuries.
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Mention Hawaii, and most Americans will think of clear blue water and sandy beaches, flower leis, Hawaiian shirts and fruity drinks. People who actually live there may have a more jaundiced perspective.
Hawaii health marketplace off to an especially rough start
Four months in, Hawaii Health Connector has allocated $120 million but signed up only about 4,300 people ? fewer than any other state. Some lawmakers want to put the nonprofit under state control. HONOLULU ? When the federal government began parceling out billions of dollars for the new health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's home state was in an enviable ...
Hawaii Senator Blasts Agencies for Geothermal Project Standstill
Attorneys and a state Senator are getting involved in a still-unawarded geothermal contract Hawaii Electric Light Co. (HELCO) had originally said would be awarded before the end of 2013. The RFP was posted in early 2013 and asked for a 50-MW influx of geothermal power development on the Big Island of Hawaii. Disruptions caused by the continuing delay include losses of the companies that ...
Hawaii tourism officials slightly lower ambitions
HONOLULU (AP) ? State tourism officials aim to lure 8.4 million travelers to the islands this year, instead of the 8.7 million targeted earlier, David Uchiyama, the Hawaii Tourism Authority vice president, said Wednesday.
Prince Kuhio 113 in Poipu
SummitPacific added a new condo to its Kauai vacation rental database
of one bedroom condos on Kauai. Prince Kuhio 113
is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the ocean on Kauai’s beautiful south shore near Poipu Beach
. Managed by Juliana Cherry of Ala Muku Vacation Rentals, unit 113 is spacious and comfortable and conveniently located on the first floor. It has a king size bed, fully equipped kitchen and a free hi-speed internet connection. There is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room.
, next to Prince Kuhio Park is a hidden gem and a delight. It’s quaint and quiet and close to restaurants, shopping and one of the island’s best snorkeling spots, Prince Kuhio is quite affordable with prices starting at just over $160/night plus taxes and fees.
The resort features a swimming pool, beautiful grounds and an outdoor barbeque area.