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Hawaii: State of the United States of America
Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania, the only U.S. state located outside North America, and the only one composed entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean.

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China urges U.S. to block Taiwan leader's Hawaii stopover

China urged the United States on Thursday not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to stop over in Hawaii next week when she makes a tour of the island's diplomatic allies in the Pacific, adding..
Reuters - Published

China lodges stern representations with U.S. over Taiwan president visit

China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that China has lodged stern representations with the United States over Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to Hawaii next week on a tour of diplomatic..
Reuters - Published

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U.S. Supreme Court Rebuffs Hawaii B&B [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Rebuffs Hawaii B&B

According to Reuters, The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a new dispute involving gay and religious rights, leaving in place a lower court ruling against a Hawaii bed and breakfast..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

NH Voting Bill Faces Legal Challenges And Student Opposition [Video]NH Voting Bill Faces Legal Challenges And Student Opposition

The legislation is also facing two lawsuits.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:24Published

Who Is Running For President In 2020? [Video]Who Is Running For President In 2020?

There are over a dozen candidates vying for President in 2020. Who are the candidates who have already declared their running? Washington Governor Jay Inslee. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Minnesota..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:12Published

Whyte and Monteiro score wins as windsurfers ride the waves in Cape Verde [Video]Whyte and Monteiro score wins as windsurfers ride the waves in Cape Verde

Almost prefect conditions set up victories for Monteiro and Whyte in the first round of the strapless kitesurfing contest in Cape Verde.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:10Published

Government shutdown hurts Southwest Airlines [Video]Government shutdown hurts Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines cut its forecast for a key revenue metric, citing weak passenger demand and a $60 million hit to first quarter sales from the partial government shutdown. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Case Limiting Water Pollution [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Considers Case Limiting Water Pollution

According to Reuters, The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting environmentalists against local..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Arguments In Hawaii Water Pollution Dispute [Video]U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Arguments In Hawaii Water Pollution Dispute

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, the US Supreme Court agreed to consider limiting the scope of a law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting an environmental group against..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Monster mudslides ravage California [Video]Monster mudslides ravage California

Parts of California are bracing for yet more flooding after a powerful storm unleashed historic levels of rainfall earlier this week. Floods and mudslides across the state have triggered evacuations..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Weather System Labeled Pineapple Express Hits California [Video]Weather System Labeled Pineapple Express Hits California

According to Reuters.com, "The worst of the rain, snow, and winds carried by the so-called Pineapple Express, a river of warm air loaded with moisture, will hit California on Thursday and stick around..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

A Winter Storm Brought Snow to Maui, Hawaii [Video]A Winter Storm Brought Snow to Maui, Hawaii

A winter storm over Hawaii brought snow to a state park in Maui for what could be the first time ever

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:39Published

Hawaii Hit With Snow During Wild Storm [Video]Hawaii Hit With Snow During Wild Storm

CNN reports A winter storm pummeled the Hawaiian islands early Monday, bringing gusty winds, squally rain, high surf and even snow at a state park. Strong winds knocked down trees and branches on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Hawaiian Winter Storm Produces Snow [Video]Hawaiian Winter Storm Produces Snow

According to CNN, a winter storm has taken over the Hawaiian islands producing gusty winds, rain, high surf and even snow. Trees have been knocked over by strong winds and fly away branches have torn..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Park in Hawaii gets unusual snow dusting [Video]Park in Hawaii gets unusual snow dusting

The Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area on the Hawaiian island of Maui gets an unusual dusting of snow, as captured on video by one enthusiastic visitor. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Snow Falls In Hawaii State Park For Perhaps First Time Ever [Video]Snow Falls In Hawaii State Park For Perhaps First Time Ever

As a winter storm bore down on the Hawaii islands early Monday, officials are warning residents of gusty winds, rain, high surf, and a rarer sight: snow. In fact, Hawaii’s Department of Land and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Hawaii Prepares for Coastal Flooding as a Winter Storm Approaches [Video]Hawaii Prepares for Coastal Flooding as a Winter Storm Approaches

Officials are warning about severe surf and winds in Hawaii as a winter storm hits that state.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:25Published

Hawaii Wants To Pass Legislation Making It Illegal To Kill Sharks [Video]Hawaii Wants To Pass Legislation Making It Illegal To Kill Sharks

According to Mother Nature Network, two state legislators in Hawaii are proposing protections for sharks. The legislation would make it a misdemeanor to knowingly harm or kill any shark in state marine..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Hawaii Is Considering a Bill That Will Ban Selling Cigarettes to Anyone Under 100 [Video]Hawaii Is Considering a Bill That Will Ban Selling Cigarettes to Anyone Under 100

A Hawaii lawmaker has proposed a bill that would gradually raise the minimum smoking age to 100

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:57Published

Hawaii's Hanalei Bay Closed After Shark Attack [Video]Hawaii's Hanalei Bay Closed After Shark Attack

CNN reports Authorities have closed down Hawaii's Hanalei Bay to swimmers after an apparent shark attack early Monday afternoon. According to the Kauai Fire Department, A male resident was surfing at a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Gabbard Accuses NBC News Of Smearing Her Campaign [Video]Gabbard Accuses NBC News Of Smearing Her Campaign

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020. Business Insider reports that Gabbard has accused NBC News of attempting to smear her as a "Kremlin stooge." A recent NBC report..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

 

Taiwan president to visit Hawaii amid China pressure

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will visit Hawaii next week on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Pacific, official media said on Thursday, a move likely to anger China, which claims the self-ruled..
Reuters - Published

Hawaii considers banning most plastics at restaurants to cut down on ocean pollution

The liberal state has already mandated renewable energy use and prohibited sunscreen ingredients that harm coral
CBS News - Published

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal By Hawaii B&B That Turned Away Lesbian Couple

supreme court rejects appeal by hawaii b&b that turned away lesbian couple
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a lower court ruling that found that the owner of a Hawaii bed and breakfast violated a state anti-discrimination law by turning away a..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Burger King launches coffee subscription service to customers for $5 per month

The subscription service will be offered across the United States except in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
USATODAY.com - Published

Take a ride on Southwest Airline's first flight to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines held a celebration for their inaugural Hawaiian flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu. The airline will add daily flights between Oakland and Maui and will soon begin..
USATODAY.com - Published

Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii service from Oakland to Honolulu with new snacks, in-flight hula dancing

Southwest's first Hawaii flight was Flight 6808 from Oakland to Honolulu. The airline initially is offering daily service from Oakland and San Jose, California.
USATODAY.com - Published

Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii flights

Southwest Airlines launched service to Hawaii with its inaugural flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu on March 17.
USATODAY.com - Published

UC Davis rallies from 17 down to win Big West women's title

UC Davis rallies from 17 down to defeat Hawaii and win Big West Conference women's title
USATODAY.com - Published

W.S. Merwin, former U.S. poet laureate, dies at 91

Merwin wrote rhymes and blank verse, a brief report on the month of January and a book-length story in verse about colonialism and the birth of modern Hawaii
CBS News - Published

Roberts hits winner as Long Beach State rallies past Hawaii

Jordan Roberts scored 18 points and hit a pull-up jumper in the paint with 0.5 seconds on the clock as fifth-seeded Long Beach State rallied past No. 4 seed Hawaii 68-66 in the quarterfinals of the Big..
USATODAY.com - Published

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