Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Join HuffPost Plus
Viola Davis Skydives For First Time, 'Tackling My Fears And Freedom'
The Oscar-winning actress took the plunge in Hawaii and called the experience "awesome."
Hawaii Could Be The First State To Ban Most Plastics In Restaurants
Local businesses worry the strict policies would force them to close shop.
Supreme Court Dismisses Hawaii Bed And Breakfast That Rejected Lesbian Couple
By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
Justices refused to hear an appeal by Phyllis Young, who runs Honolulu's Aloha Bed & Breakfast.
Marie Eriel Hobro for HuffPost
Homelessness In Hawaii Is A Crisis. Climate Change Could Make It Worse.
The housing market is chewing up and spitting out thousands of migrants.
Snow Hits Parts Of Hawaii For The First Time Ever
For the first time ever, one Hawaii state park saw snow on its grounds.
Danita Delimont via Getty Images
Key West Bans Popular Sunscreen To Protect Coral Reef
Hawaii also banned the sale and distribution of similar sunscreens, which contain chemicals that lead to coral bleaching.
FG/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images
Hawaiian Airlines Flight Returns to LAX 3 Times
Flight 33, bound for Maui, was forced to return to the California airport following a series of "unrelated faults," an airlines spokesman said.
Tulsi Gabbard Apologizes For Past Anti-LGBTQ Comments
In a video posted to YouTube, the 2020 presidential contender said her views have changed.
Kimberly Jeffries for HuffPost
Massive Great White Shark Takes Lunch Break In Oahu As Divers Watch In Awe
Some consider Deep Blue to be one of the biggest great white sharks ever filmed.
Hawaii Congressman Claims He's An 'Asian Trapped In A White Body'
Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii) made the remark an event celebrating the Asian-American and Pacific Islander members of Congress.
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Mike Segar / Reuters
Tulsi Gabbard's 'Evolution' On LGBTQ Rights Isn't Convincing
It's part of why her candidacy is dead in the water.
Win McNamee via Getty Images
Tulsi Gabbard’s Homophobic Remarks Surface After 2020 Presidential Announcement
Facing criticism, the Hawaii Democrat said she regrets the positions she took in the past "and the things I said."
Lonely George The Tree Snail Has Died, Wiping Out An Entire Species
Despite ongoing efforts, Hawaii's remaining land snails also face imminent extinction, wildlife officials said.
Obama Cuddles His Youngest Fan And It's Really Adorable
7-week-old Paisley Edwards met the former president while he was golfing in Hawaii.
Sylvain CORDIER via Getty Images
Hawaiian Monk Seal Gets Eel Stuck Up Its Nose
Don't worry, it was "successfully removed."
Bloomberg via Getty Images
Preschoolers Served Pine-Sol Instead Of Apple Juice In Snack Mix-Up
Three children reportedly took sips of the cleaning product but did not show any signs of illness.
Man Who Suffered Heart Attack After False Missile Alert Is Suing Hawaii
By Audrey McAvoy, AP
James Sean Shields said the Jan. 13 false alarm played a "substantial" role in triggering a near-lethal heart attack.
Boston Globe via Getty Images
The Huge Marriott Hotel Strike Is Winding Down As Workers Win Pay Raises
Workers in Hawaii reached a deal on a new contract, leaving only California workers still on the picket lines.
Bruno Mars Pays For Thanksgiving Meals For 24K People In His Home State Of Hawaii
The "24K Magic" artist performed this weekend in Honolulu to close out his world tour.
Hawaii's Supreme Court Approves Giant Telescope On Sacred Mountain
The court upheld a building permit for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea, a mountain considered sacred by many Native Hawaiians.
Northern Mariana Islands May Face Months Without Power After Super Typhoon Yutu
By Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, AP
"It's like a small war just passed through."
Remote Hawaiian Island Wiped Off The Map
“This event is confronting us with what the future could look like,” one federal scientist said about the loss of East Island, caused by Hurricane Walaka.
Look At How Kilauea Volcano Turned A Rural Paradise Into A Barren Lava Field
Before and after photos show how one rural community was devastated by this summer's eruption.
100 Nonprofits You Need To Know And The Difference Makers Behind Them
By RYOT Studio
These individuals are impacting change right now in nonprofits around the country.
Presented by TIAA
AP/Jae C Hong
Hawaii's Volcanic Park Finally Reopens After Monthslong Kilauea Eruption
By Caleb Jones, AP
The park reopened on Saturday, National Public Lands Day, after being shuttered for more than 130 days.
Sam Greenwood via Getty Images
Tadd Fujikawa Just May Be The First Male Professional Golfer To Come Out As Gay
Curtis M. Wong
The Hawaii-born athlete said he "spent way too long pretending, hiding, and hating who I was."
Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Culture & Arts
TV & Film
Style & Beauty
Food & Drink
Home & Living
Impact: Project Zero
Impact: This New World
Listen to America
From Our Partners
What's Working: Purpose + Profit