A powerful earthquake in Alaska sent towering waves up to 30 feet tall crashing down on Hawaii about 500 years ago, leaving behind fragments of coral, mollusk shells and coarse beach sand in a sinkhole located on the island of Kauai, new research finds. The quake, likely a magnitude 9.0, sent the mighty waves toward Hawaii sometime between 1425 and 1665, the study found.
Live Science, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 09:09 AM
Maryanne Fisher, of League City, Texas, stands in the rain on Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background in Honolulu Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west.
Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 04:22 AM
After 5,000 gallons of raw sewage poured out of manholes into Honolulu Harbor on Sunday morning, sewage treatment plant workers discovered a series of below-ground rooms, tunnels and critical panels under 6 to 8 feet of effluent and water that reached as high as door sills. ~~ More than 100 workers and a dozen private contractors are scrambling to repair the critical Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant that was flooded by Hurricane Ana, which left behind 20 million gallons of untreated sludge that overwhelmed the plant Sunday morning and left it without power.
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 05:16 AM
The worst was over early Saturday for the British territory of Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean, after Hurricane Gonzalo passed over. And in the South Pacific, forecasters say the center of Hurricane Ana will slink by about 150 miles southwest of Hawaii.
KBMT, Sat, Oct 18 2014 @ 01:54 AM
HomeStreet Bank has launched a new community business loan program offering loans up to $250,000 to small business owners in Hawaii. The loans could be used to bridge a cash flow gap, purchase new equipment or inventory, or to expand business.
Business Journal, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 01:45 AM
Low voter turnout has always been an issue in the Aloha state for years, find out why that is and possible ways to get people to vote. election day... Something Hawaii's eligible voters often greet with a ho- hum.
KITV-TV, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 11:41 PM
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell plans to hold three public town hall-style meetings this week to address the affordable housing crisis on Oahu. With the median price of a single-family home on Oahu topping $700,000 over the summer, affordable housing has been at the top of Caldwell's agenda.
Business Journal, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 10:10 PM