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Everything to Know About Honolulu

Here's how to plan the best possible trip to this sunny city.<p>Known as the beating heart of Hawaii, the city of Honolulu offers visitors an all-inclusive introduction to the Hawaiian Islands.<p><b>The Vibe</b><p>Honolulu is Hawaii’s largest city, often referred to as the pulsing heart of the state. The city’s …

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How 9 Honolulu Neighborhoods Got Their Names

The Aloha State’s largest city, Honolulu, is one of the most distinctive capitals in the United States, thanks to its colorful Polynesian history, …

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Reviving Hawaii’s Most Valued Crop

Revered as a sacred root vegetable, taro could be in trouble.<p>Hawaiian legend holds that taro is the sacred ancestor of all Hawaiian people. The staple root crop is so valued that it’s “known affectionately as the staff of life,” says University of Hawaii agroecologist Noa Kekuewa Lincoln. Known …

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This World-Class Hawaiian Chef Is Inspiring a Sustainable Food Movement

Ed Kenney, Sustainability advocate/chef<p>You may know him as the affable chef and TV host of <i>Family Ingredients</i> who stirs a melting pot of seasonal …

Hula is Life: The Legacy of Hawaii

<b>Hula is Life: The Legacy of Hawaii</b><br>By Michele Bigley<p><i>An accomplished dancer who has mastered many forms struggles to get in the groove of hula, the</i> …

23 Incredible Things to Do in Maui

So you’ve got your tickets and are ready to visit one of the most beautiful islands in the world. There are so many things to do in Maui, that you …

The Best Kid-Friendly Beaches in Hawaii

Even adults have to be extra cautious at Hawaii's beaches, with the ocean's notoriously nasty rip currents and undertow. Conditions can be wildly …

Bowled over by poke? Get the best in Hawaii

<b>(CNN) —</b> From Sweetfin Poke in Santa Monica to Sons of Thunder in New York , poke restaurants are all the rage across the continental United States.<p>But in Hawaii, where this chopped, raw fish dish originated, locals have been enjoying poke for decades.<p>Poke (pronounced POH-kay) is as much a staple in …

The Best Local Flavors on Oahu

<b>Spam-a-licious</b><p>As much as Spam may be mocked on the mainland, the canned meat is a serious mainstay among island residents who have jokingly at times …

Plate Lunches: A Scoop of Hawaiian History

It turns out that Hawaii diners get a dollop of local history with their two scoops of rice and mac salad. Dating back to the 1880s, the ubiquitous …

Seven free things to do on Oʻahu

Whoever said nothing in life comes free has obviously never experienced the numerous (and thrifty) thrills that the island of Oʻahu offers. From paradisaical public parks and dazzling firework displays to an open-air cinema under the stars, enjoying your time on Oʻahu doesn’t have to break your …

A Judge In Hawaii Has Recommended That A Controversial Telescope Project Be Allowed To Move Forward

Native Hawaiian groups say the Thirty Meter Telescope should not be built at Hawaii's summit because the land is sacred, and they consider it their birthplace.<p>A construction permit should be granted for a giant $1.4 billion telescope planned for the top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, a hearing officer …

When To Go Scuba Diving with Sea Turtles in Hawaii

<i>Maui, Hawaii: Go now, or plan for August 2018</i><p>Honu — as sea turtles are known in Hawaii — are a symbol of good luck, wisdom and longevity. Ask anyone …

Trump Lawyers Ask Hawaii Court to Butt Out of Travel Ban Issues

The Justice Department asked critics of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to leave questions about the scope of the immigration restrictions to the …

Hawaiian Canoe Completes Three-Year Voyage Around The World

The Hokulea's mission: To inspire people to take care of "island Earth."<p>HONOLULU ― Three years after setting sail from Hawaii using only the stars, the wind and ancient Polynesian navigation techniques to voyage around the world, the Hokulea, a traditional double-hulled Hawaiian sailing canoe, has …

Hokulea traditional canoe returns to Hawaii after three year global journey

The crew relied solely on ocean swells, stars, winds and birds to navigate the waters in the Hokulea canoe's round-the-world voyage. There were a …

Lava oozes from Hawaiian volcano in stunning time-lapse video

A stunning time-lapse video shows molten rock oozing along the ridge line of Kilauea, Hawaii's most active shield volcano.<p>Eppix Adventures Photography captured the lava river on Thursday. The crew stood so close to the a'a and pahoehoe flows that they could "feel the heat," according to the YouTube …

The scientists saving Hawaii's rarest plants need to be saved

Severe budget cuts are threatening the plant extinction prevention program<p>Four thousand feet above sea level in Hawaii’s Kokeʻe State Park, the weather is drier and cooler than the island of Kauaʻi below. Unlike the lowland, where invasive species dominate the landscape, there’s a forest of mostly …

Witness red hot lava lighting up the ocean in Hawaii

As tourists travel to see the incredible Kamokuna lava flow in Hawaii, one photographer has captured amazing photographs as the red-hot lava hits the surf.<p>The lava spout in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park has drawn many visitors hoping to see the sight, and a new viewing area has been created after …

Hawaiian Health Officials Issue Warning Over an Outbreak of Brain-Invading Parasites

"The parasites are in the lining of my brain, moving around."<p>A sharp rise in infections stemming from a parasitic worm that invades the human brain …

Warming Bleaches Two-Thirds of Great Barrier Reef

A huge portion of the 1,400-mile structure has now suffered severe damage for the second straight year–and scientists blame climate change.<p>The largest living structure on Earth—an intricate marine system half the size of France, which nurtures 1,500 species of fish—is under attack by warm water for …

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10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

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Hawaii cites tourism fears in lawsuit over travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's white sand beaches, towering volcanoes and relaxing tropical vistas attract millions of visitors annually from around the …

Hawaii cleared to be 1st state to sue over new travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Honolulu said Wednesday that Hawaii can move forward with filing what would be the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.<p>U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted the state's request to continue with the case and set a hearing for …

These Are the Happiest and Healthiest Cities in America

Living near the beach doesn’t guarantee your happiness — but it certainly doesn’t hurt.<p>From Naples, Fla. to Honolulu, Hawaii, many of the U.S. cities …

Flurry of small earthquakes occur on Kilauea Volcano

Updated:Sunday, April 1 2018 6:27 AM EDT2018-04-01 10:27:34 GMT<p>It's been ten years since Aloha Airlines flew their last commuter flight in the …

Hawaii Had More Snow This Week Than Denver Or Chicago Has Had All Year

Don't be fooled: Hawaii is not an up-and-coming ski destination.<p>The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning in Hawaii this week. While that may sound peculiar, it’s not all that extraordinary. It snows nearly every year on the Big Island’s tallest mountains, where the warning was …

Archaeologists Are Excavating a WWII Internment Camp in Hawaii

Archaeologists at the University of Hawaii West Oahu have begun unearthing a long-forgotten relic from a dark period of American history.<p>The …

A Building Boom in Honolulu's Kakaako District

One of the most exclusive addresses in Honolulu now soars above old warehouses, auto-body shops and cafes.<p>This city’s Kakaako district—long overlooked amid the development of Waikiki Beach on one side and downtown skyscrapers on the other—has become the center of a building boom of luxury …