Monday, July 6, 2009

Top Hawaii Headlines: Monday morning edition

The president of Taiwan left Honolulu Airport early last night after a contro-versial 23-hour visit to Hawaii that sparked protests from members of the Taiwanese community who oppose his political measures. Video

Despite deep discounts on room rates, Hawai'i hotels were less than 62 percent full in May, marking the worst May since at least 1987.

Though summer is well under way, Hawaii's struggling hotel industry has little hope of rising out of its prolonged slump, according to a report released today.

A 37-year-old woman was arrested for investigation of first degree reckless endangering charges for allegedly throwing bottles off a Waikiki hotel lanai, police say.

While it was a safe Fourth of July on O'ahu, the Honolulu Fire Department said yesterday it hopes people will refrain from any dangerous activity with fireworks.

Dressed in a Revolutionary War-era costume, Korean War U.S. Army veteran Robert Williams displayed his patriotic side Saturday on the 233rd anniversary of the day 13 American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, citing years of taxation without representation and other oppressive measures.

When someone owns a homemade smoker adorned with a steer skull, you know he's serious about barbecue

Three women donned scuba masks and jumped into the waters off Oahu's North Shore, floating inside a submerged cage as about a dozen sharks glided toward bloody fish scraps tossed into the water by a tour company.

A popular Oahu beach reopens to the public just in time for the Fourth of July weekend

As Hawaii's unemployment rate grows, it's taking longer for those out of work to find new employment.

A Honolulu developer for a mixed-use project in North Kona is seeking community input at a public meeting Tuesday evening.

Hawaii County is suing the company responsible for building the Waikoloa workforce housing project.

Two people were killed and two others were injured early Sunday when a car went out of control, crashing into guardrails on Kula Highway and ejecting passengers