Hawaii food festival explores the wonders of canned meat

May 3, 2015

Hawaii food festival explores the wonders of canned meat

In Hawaii, Spam rules. No, not the kind that you get in your email, but the kind you eat — or don’t eat, as it may be for many mainlanders. To honor Spam-lovers in Hawaii, Hormel Foods will release a new flavor — Portuguese ...

U.S. to exhume 388 Pearl Harbor victims for DNA testing

Apr 16, 2015

U.S. to exhume 388 Pearl Harbor victims for DNA testing

The U.S. military plans to exhume the remains of 388 Americans killed in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in an unprecedented effort to identify troops using DNA testing, officials said. The effort will focus on sailors and marines from the USS Oklahoma ...

Driving Maui's famed highway to Hana

Mar 21, 2015

Driving Maui's famed highway to Hana

by Marco Garcia

When we moved to Hawaii 10 years ago, my wife Yukako and I set out to drive the road to Hana on the eastern shores of Maui. Highway 360 was known for gorgeous scenery as well as for hairpin switchbacks and a bumpy road. ...

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

Feb 10, 2015

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

A fisheries high school in Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, on Tuesday marked the 14th anniversary of an accident in which an U.S. nuclear submarine surfaced beneath a school training boat off Hawaii, sinking it and killing nine occupants. About 300 people, including students and relatives ...

Jan 27, 2015

Two small planes ditch off Hawaii; all five aboard survive

Two small planes ran out of fuel and ditched in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived, authorities said. The Coast Guard says the separate incidents Sunday involved a single-engine plane carrying a solo pilot about 250 miles ...

Aloha spirit churned out by 'shochu' venture

Dec 28, 2014

Aloha spirit churned out by 'shochu' venture

In a self-built single-room facility in the small North Shore beach town of Haleiwa, Hawaii, Ken Hirata is distilling a unique kind of liquor. The 46-year-old Hirata and his wife, Yumiko, moved to Hawaii from Japan three years ago to start Hawaiian Shochu Co., ...

Dec 26, 2014

Swollen streams strand 62 Kauai hikers, some for days

Firefighters in Hawaii rescued more than 60 hikers, including some who were stranded for days, after heavy rain made streams too swollen to cross on the island of Kauai. The Kauai Fire Department was notified Wednesday that some hikers were stranded in a valley ...