Ryan Ozawa

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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 …

National Parks

Five drinks worth sipping in Hawaii

You’re basking in the warm Hawaiian sun while sitting along the beach. The azure blue ocean is inviting, as you feel the soft trade winds blowing and …

Passionfruit

Trump's ban and five other ways Hawaii has made a mark in America

<b>A federal judge in Hawaii has ordered that President Donald Trump's travel ban be halted. How else has this island state influenced the rest of the country?</b><p>Days before US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was to go into effect, US District Judge Derrick Watson halted Trump's plan, which …

Hawaii’s Must-See Lava Flows Are Home to New, Startling Ecosystems

Volcanologists have a flair for understatement. Here is the term for the roiling, spattering 2,000-degree Fahrenheit liquid rock visible in the …

The Hawaii Cure

Do not eat until you are full; eat until you are tired,” calls Chief Sielu Avea, a Polynesian entertainer who, according to his bio, is “internationally known as the Coconut Man.” Making our way to the plastic table, paper plates wilting in our hands, we are tired already.<p>Here at the Chief’s Luau, …

Watch: Helena’s Is Home to the Best Hawaiian Food on Oahu

Helena’s Hawaiian Food is one of Oahu’s most respected institutions. First opened in 1946 by Helen Chock, the restaurant won the James Beard Foundation Regional Classic Award in 2000 for its simple menu of traditional island offerings.<p>Helena’s is a popular Kalihi neighborhood destination for its …

Sovereignty Under the Stars

It begins, as these ventures always do, with miscommunication. Paul Coleman and I had planned to meet at the visitor’s center, the place astronomers …

R.I.P. Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It’s over.

<i>Update:</i><p>Samsung is completely halting production of the troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following a rash of fires and explosions in the replacement models it issued.<p>A spokeswoman for Samsung confirmed the decision to The Washington Post by phone, saying it was being done for the safety of …

Hawaii mulls exempting breastfeeding mothers from jury duty

ADVERTISING<p>Marybeth Baldwin said she worried about how she’d be able to breastfeed her baby after being summoned for jury duty.<p>“I am the only person …

Social Startup Savant to Share Insights

If you’re serious about social media, whether for your business or “<b>personal brand</b>,” you know about <b>Buffer</b>, and you very likely use it. More than 1.2 …

Aloha's Hawaii Shoots for Magic and Realism

The island has long been an idealized and exoticized location for American films, but Cameron Crowe’s new movie makes more of an attempt to understand it than most.<p>If romantic comedies like <i>50 First Dates</i>, <i>Punch-Drunk Love,</i> and <i>Forgetting Sarah Marshall</i> are any indication, Hawaii is <i>the</i> destination for …

Rachel McAdams

Mainland Poke Invades West Third With Hawaii's Most Popular Snack

Poke is a meal on a mission. The marinated raw fish dish has been popular for years in certain circles, particularly in Hawaii, but has made it to the mainland in a big way lately. Just to name a couple of poke concepts that are new to town: Sweetfin Poke in Santa Monica, and Poke N’ Roll in …

Uber Under Fire in Hawaii

Hawaii lawmakers are mulling a bill that would regulate “transportation network companies” like Uber and Lyft. And while the legislator who …

More than One Magma Chamber Found to Feed Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

Hawaii's big, booming eruptions are born from just under Kilauea volcano's peak, a new study confirms.<p>Two small reservoirs of molten rock (magma) …

Private Island Named ‘Hawaii 2’ by Game Company

Cards Against Humanity, a card game that was born out of a <b>Kickstarter campaign in 2011</b>, confirmed today that it has <b>purchased a six-acre private …

Why No One Wanted Marcus Mariota

Coaches Often Ignore Hawaiian Players, so Only Oregon Recruited the Heisman Favorite<p>One of the alluring mysteries of college football this season is why almost every coach in the country was so wrong about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.<p>Mariota is stretching the statistical limits we use to …

College Football

NextEra’s Appliance of Science in Hawaii

Aloha State Is Ideal Laboratory for Energy Experiment<p>By<p>Liam Denning<p>Liam Denning<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@liamdenning<p>Liam.Denning@wsj.com<p>In Hollywood, remote islands are often where mad scientists conduct their experiments. NextEra Energy ’s NEE 0.57% acquisition of Hawaiian Electric …

Solar Power

Cat survives month-long voyage from Virginia to Hawaii in shipping crate without food, water

An amazing cat survived a monthlong trip in a moving box without food or water.<p>According to owner Ashley Barth, the family kitty Mee Moowe vanished …

iPhone 6 Plus: Ludicrously Large

In the days leading up to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 launch, I wasn’t alone in making <b>cardboard cutouts</b> of the new iPhones to test the feel of the …

Hawaii: A free whale watch also helps the humpback mammals

Visitors to Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island can join in a free whale-watching experience on March 29 when they will not only be on the lookout for whales but also be counting them.<p>Humpback whales come to Hawaii each winter to mate and calve, and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine …

Latest Startup Weekend Honolulu Winners Named

The first <b>Startup Weekend Honolulu</b> of 2014 wrapped up tonight at <b>The Box Jelly</b>, with the final pitches and judging closing out 54 hours of creativity …

Beach reading: How to take a (literal) literary tour of Hawaii

You either are a beach-and-palms tourist or you are not. I sometimes wish I were, but my idea of a good time is pacing through grimy Saint Petersburg, (the Russian one), following in the steps of Feodor Dostoyevsky's murderering Raskolnikov, or re-enacting James Joyce's <i>Ulysses</i> in Dublin. I am a …

Non-stop Air Service Connects Hawaii and New Zealand

Can you imagine a vacation that combines both Hawaii and New Zealand? It's easier than you think now. <b>Hawaiian Airlines</b> has launched non-stop service …

Camera Lost On Hawaii Vacation Washes Up In Taiwan With Photos Still Intact (VIDEO)

A missing camera has made its way back to its owner six years after it was lost during a diving trip in Hawaii.<p>Lindsay Scallan of Newnan, Georgia, was scuba diving one night during a vacation in Maui in 2007 when she lost her camera, Hawaii News Now reports. Years later, it drifted all the way to …