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WAILUKU — A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world's heaviest avocado.

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A group of construction companies will pay $200,000 to settle allegations that male supervisors and workers in Honolulu subjected a female worker to sexual harassment.

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Runners, bikers, and swimmers are descending on Kona this week. They’re joined by thousands of spectators, volunteers, media, and sponsor representatives.  It's time for the Ironman Triathlon.

National Weather Service

Updated: Oct. 12, 7:03 a.m.

The National Weather Service has cancelled a flash flood warning for Kauai first issued Friday. A tropical storm warning is posted for waters around the islands with high wave heights expected.

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Oahu customers are asked to reduce their electricity use between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday to help keep the lights on.

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The State Land Use Commission voted to grant a special use permit allowing the City and County of Honolulu to continue operating Waimanalo Gulch Landfill at its current location, but only until March 2, 2028.

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A new rental high-rise is in the works near Ala Moana Center. It’s the first in the area to seek zoning that puts it in the category of Transit Oriented Development. 

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KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaii County attorney told an ethics panel he would not face conflicts by prosecuting cases arising from demonstrations against the building of a Mauna Kea telescope.

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation on Thursday urged travelers going to the Daniel K. Inouye Honolulu Airport to leave their cars at home and have someone drop them off as the parking structures are reaching capacity.

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An alternative approach to problem solving called design thinking may be able to help policymakers reduce the social cost of climate adaptation.

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A Mainland visitor to the Big Island who fell ill is the state's seventh confirmed case of rat lungworm disease this year.

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Honolulu councilmembers passed a measure Wednesday that opponents say favors labor unions and that supporters argue will gurantee jobs for local workers.

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The Maui County Council last month voted to settle the Clean Water Act lawsuit scheduled for oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in November, but a dispute over the council's authority may land the case before the high court anyway.

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Kauaʻi's power utility is seeking public comment on its draft environmental assessment covering diverting stream water to run the Waiahi hydropower plants.

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WAILUKU— The state of Hawaii will consider a proposal to establish an online reservation system for guided hikes on Maui's Haleakala Trail, officials said.

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PHOENIX — The assessor of Arizona's most populous county has been indicted in an adoption fraud case, accused of arranging for dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to come to the U.S. to give their children up for adoption, according to an Arizona court filing.

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Honolulu's airport ranked the third worst in North America for customer satisfaction and the second worst among large airports in annual survey of air passengers.

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The Hawaii Land Use Commission is taking up the issue of closing the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill, Oahu's only municipal solid waste refuse dump.

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Experts agree that severe weather events are becoming more frequent and destructive as the planet warms. But so far there is little consensus on how to protect one of Hawaii’s most important economic regions.

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An analysis of the number of town halls by Hawaii's Congressional delegation indicates the members have an inconsistent record of holding voter events at home.

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KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Police Department plans to have officers outfitted with body cameras early next year, officials said.

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The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources found an illegal lay net estimated at 1,000 feet long in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday.

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The Hawaii Department of Health is advising all e-cigarette users to immediately stop vaping until more is known about its health impacts.

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A fire that burned in the Maalaea Mauka area and forced evacuations and road closures has been 100% contained as of Monday morning, Maui Fire Department said.

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An engineering consulting firm provided new alternatives to a flood management plan for the Ala Wai Canal, officials said.

Hawaii Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Work on Factory Street in Kalihi addressing high lead levels in the soil is scheduled to start later this month. The project, run by the Environmental Protection Agency, will take three to four weeks to complete.

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KAILUA-KONA — Nearly 10% of tsunami warning sirens on Hawaii Island were found to be inoperable during a recent test, officials said.

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The state’s commitment to remove five existing telescopes on Mauna Kea to build the Thirty-Meter Telescope remains part of the effort to resolve the protest on the mountain. But most of these telescopes are still operating and even TMT opponents see the value of keeping them online until their lease expires.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is off to Denmark this week for a global gathering of big city mayors. Their goal is to tackle the major challenges of climate change. 

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NAHIKU, Hawaii — Hawaii scientists have used helicopters to launch an aerial attack against an invasive ant species in east Maui.

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