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What's the most popular air route in the world? New York to LA? London to Paris? Beijing to Shanghai? Chances are your first guess wasn't the domestic flight between Seoul and Jeju, the capital of Jejudo island in South Korea. Last year, almost 65,000 flights made the journey between the two cities. The next busiest air route, Tokyo to Sapporo, didn't even come close with just under eight million passengers. Flights from Seoul to Jeju are so popular that you can board one every 15 minutes. There are around 250 flights that make the journey in... [Read More]
Iowa's unemployment rate in June remained at 2.7 percent, leaving the state tied for the nation's third-lowest rate. Iowa Workforce Development released the rate Friday and noted the number of unemployed residents dropped from an estimated 46,000 in May to 44,900 in June. The number of residents with jobs increased in June to 1.635 million. Iowa's June rate compares to a national rate of 4 percent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Hawaii had the lowest unemployment rate, at 2.1 percent. North Dakota was second, at 2.6 percent. Iowa's rate tied with Colorado and New Hampshire. [Read More]
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It's been over two months since lava starting flowing from the Kilauea volcano and it's still causing damage. [Read More]
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There is no end in sight for lava flowing out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano that spilled out two months ago after the collapse of two active vents. The ever-present force of lava that destroyed hundreds of homes continues to flow into the ocean. (June 19)        ... [Read More]
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Aerial footage shows a alva flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano cooling from glowing red to stone gray.        ... [Read More]
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Citing a recent report on rising sea levels, state House Finance Chairwoman Sylvia Luke pressed city transit officials Thursday to consider shifting the route of its planned rail line from Middle Street to King Street and the University of Hawaii instead of through Kakaako to Ala Moana Center. [Read More]
A 73-year-old visitor from Texas died Thursday after he was struck by an oncoming car while trying to make a U-turn on a bicycle on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. [Read More]
Question: Who pays for EMS when they respond to a 911 call? Is the patient/recipient billed for services, even if they are not the caller and if such services are refused? [Read More]
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Some minerals have color because of what they do to light that passes through them or reflects from their surfaces. There are thousands of different minerals. Certain varieties of about 15 are prized as gemstones. A small percentage of those are well-formed, colorful, transparent crystals. [Read More]
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Two months ago I wrote about Scotty's Drive-In, which was on Keeaumoku Street from 1956 to 1974 and in Pearl City. It brought me more reader comments than any other article this year, so I thought I'd write about a few other Oahu drive-ins today. [Read More]
A malnourished Hawaiian monk seal pup from Molokai is being cared for at Ke Kai Ola, a hospital for the endangered seals in Kona, according to The Marine Mammal Center, which runs the facility. [Read More]
First Hawaiian Bank has announced the following promotions:... [Read More]
Honolulu police arrested a man after he allegedly broke into a Pearl City residence and assaulted a man who was dating his ex-girlfriend. [Read More]
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More than two months since Kilauea volcano began erupting in lower Puna, disaster relief efforts continue for those affected by the ongoing eruption. [Read More]
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Police were searching areas of South Kona into the night Thursday for a fugitive wanted for allegedly shooting and killing a Puna patrol officer earlier this week. [Read More]
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More than two months since Kilauea volcano began erupting in lower Puna, disaster relief efforts continue for those affected by the ongoing eruption. [Read More]
Philip Donald Bell, 68, of Kailua-Kona died July 5 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Long Beach, Calif., he was a roofer and fisherman. Services at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sister, Linda (David) Steinkraus of Goodyear, Ariz., two nephews. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary. [Read More]
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Officer Andrew Springer was selected as the Aloha Exchange Club's Officer of the Month for May. Springer, who has been with the Hawaii Police Department for four years, was recommended based on his dedication to duty and a proactive approach to patrol. [Read More]
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Mariah Bath, longtime quilter and renowned quilt teacher, will teach a Sylvia Pippin class on tropical florals sashiko and applique quilting this weekend at Volcano Art Center's Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. [Read More]
The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations announced on Thursday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Hawaii in June was 2.1 percent, compared to 2.0 percent in May. [Read More]
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