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Instagram Envy: Grand Wailea, Maui

David Duran | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
David Duran

Now when visiting Hawaii, it's pretty hard to take a bad photo of all the island beauty, but don't even need to leave your hotel to get those photos that will cause pure envy.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Citizens United

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 01.23.2015 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

I know this is a difficult concept to accept for this consumeristic capitalistic culture we live in today, but, "No. You should not be able to put the elections on Ebay." Every candidate needs to be heard. Get their message out loud enough and clear enough.

What's New in Hawaii for 2015

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel

Let's face it: Any year is great for a Hawaiian getaway, but 2015 brings some big hotel openings, renovations, and new cultural excursions that sweeten the deal. And on top of all that, new airline service to one of Hawaii's last hidden-gem islands makes this the year to travel to the Aloha State.

WATCH: Mesmerizing 'Lavafall' Consumes Hill In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green

Hawaii is known for its enchanting waterfalls, but the Big Island just took cascades to a whole new level. Behold: lavafalls. The fiery falls, as ...

Media's Appetite for Hype Smears a Champion for Veterans

Jon Soltz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Media
Jon Soltz

The whole episode is a microcosm of what is wrong with politics in America, right now. While many on the left blame the Tea Party, or the Koch Brothers, for the degradation of our politics, and those on the right blame President Obama, the media is just as culpable.

Living In A State Of Emergency: Life Near The Path Of An Active Lava Flow

Zoe Eisenberg | Posted 09.23.2014 | Hawaii
Zoe Eisenberg

While the impact of the lava is seemingly unpredictable, what is predictable is this: for those who live here, life is about to change.

The Stunning True Story of Captain Jerry Coffee, a Prisoner of War for Seven Years in Vietnam

Tim Lussier | Posted 11.23.2014 | Hawaii
Tim Lussier

While flying reconnaissance missions over North Vietnam, piloting his jet fighter, Captain Coffee was shot down by enemy fire. After parachuting to safety, he was captured by enemy forces on the ground.

Sulu Hears Mayday,Tweets Call to Battlestations, Saves World

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.12.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

Mayday super PAC, started by Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig, has the goal of electing candidates to push for public funding of elections in order to end the corrupting influence of big money in American politics.

Hawaii's 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Parties Bring It On!

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.08.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

Well, at the risk of being called, "the Ralph Nader blogger of 2014", by the Democrats, I am going out on a limb here and saying, this could be, "The Year of the Multi-Party Government."

Jungle Beat: Countdown for Roger Christie

Barbara Fahs | Posted 11.02.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

As of September 1, Roger Christie has 74 more days to spend at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu. He'll have been without his freedom for 1,589 days.

Federal Agent Found Not Guilty In McDonald's Murder

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — A jury on Thursday acquitted a federal agent of murder in his second trial for the 2011 shooting death of a man at a Hawaii fast-foo...

Hawaii's Eric Cantor Moment

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

The only question now is if the anyone-but-Abercrombie guy, David Ige, can wage an effective statewide race against two guys who have already done it (Aiona and Hannemann).

Jury Considering Manslaughter Sentence For Federal Agent

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that jurors can consider convicting a federal agent of a lesser manslaughter charge in his retrial for a Hawaii...

Here's What Happens At The World's Largest Nautical Wargames

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

When most people think of Hawaii, they think of a relaxing tropical vacation digging their toes in the sand and snorkeling in crystal blue waters. But...

Tourist Left Paralyzed And Stranded In Hawaii, Finally Gets Flight Back Home

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.20.2014 | Good News

Todd Duitsman, a man who was paralyzed while vacationing in Hawaii and stranded on the island for a couple weeks, is finally getting a ride back home ...

Drunken Teen Causes Power Outages With Stolen School Bus: Cops

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Crime

A Hawaii man faces a slew of charges after allegedly stealing a school bus while drunk and crashing it into a utility pole on Friday. The collision al...

Retrial Of Federal Agent Begins For Killing McDonald's Customer

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 09.09.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — The retrial of a federal agent charged with murder in Hawaii got underway Thursday with his new defense attorney telling jurors the ...

Cats Caught On Camera Killing Endangered Seabirds

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

The island of Kauai has so many stray cats, it's actually affecting Hawaii's bird population -- even worse, they're endangered birds. Scientists ha...

Man Who Threw Tourist From Hawaii Cliff Sentenced To Prison

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.26.2014 | Crime

A Hawaii man who critically injured a Japanese tourist by throwing her from a cliff was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison. After being on...

Police Department Sued For Allegedly Seizing Pot Plants

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.20.2014 | Crime

A group of medical marijuana patients on the Big Island of Hawaii are suing to get back pot plants that were allegedly seized wrongfully by police. ...

Federal Agent Gears Up For Retrial For Killing McDonald's Customer

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 07.28.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — The federal agent charged with murder in a 2011 shooting inside a Waikiki fast-food restaurant is gearing up for a retrial, nearly a...

Burger King's Needle-Filled Sandwich Case Heads To Trial

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business

HONOLULU (AP) — A former soldier's lawsuit alleging he bit into needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased at Hawaii's Schofield Barracks is headed...

Woman Found Not Guilty Of Slitting Dog's Throat Due To Insanity, Still Allowed To Own Pets

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

A Hawaii woman who confessed to brutally stabbing her dog has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. A judge delivered the ruling on May 27 e...

New Missile Defense System Tested Over Hawaii

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military on the Hawaiian island of Kauai has conducted the first flight test of a new missile defense system designed to pr...

Surfer Allegedly Runs Down Elderly Woman

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

UPDATE: An Oahu grand jury has indicted Jill Anjuli Hansen on a charge of second-degree attempted murder. As she left the courthouse Tuesday, Hansen s...