The Hawaii Rock and Mineral Spring Show is back after a three year pause
HONOLULU, Hawaii (KITV4)-- The Hawaii Rock and Mineral spring show returned for the first time in three years. The Rock and Mineral society of Hawaii hosted the event at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel on Saturday and Sunday.
Honolulu Prosecuting office looks to crack down on laws for driving without a license
HONOLULU (KITV4) - The Honolulu Prosecutor's Office is calling for stiffer sentences for people caught driving with no or suspended licenses. The proposal includes fines and even jail time for repeated offenders. First time offenders would receive a fine and if caught again, the fine would increase. Third time offenders are looking at a possible ten days in jail or more.
Developer floats idea to solve Oahu’s rockfall problem
The plan would not cost the City or State a penny, according to developer Peter Savio, residents would fund it by buying the right to build a second unit on their land.
Proposed plan discussed to help scale back rockfalls on Oahu
Honolulu, HI (KITV4) - Falling boulders smashing through homes and landing on streets are an ongoing threat in "at risk areas" on Oahu. Palolo resident Caroline Sasaki recently had a five foot rock crash through her home and saw it roll through the living room.
Miske Files: Alleged Crime Boss May Not Get A Las Vegas Trial But He Could Get Another Delay
Friday turned out to be an unusually busy and consequential day in the prosecution of former Honolulu business owner and alleged racketeering boss Michael J. Miske Jr. and his co-defendants. The case has dragged on for nearly four years as defendants, attorneys and the court struggle to deal with an unprecedented amount of evidence, numerous defendants and a highly complex legal case.
Bottled water distributed to hundreds after toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in Kunia well
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Health Department is investigating where toxic “forever chemicals” came from in Central Oahu after tests confirmed a contaminated well in the Kunia Village drinking water system. Hawaii News Now has learned hundreds of residents are getting bottled water. Kunia Village is an affordable...
Kaka'ako candy store owner planning 'beary' special homecoming
HONOLULU (KITV4) -- A Kaka'ako store owner is planning a homecoming and naming ceremony for a bear statue that finally came home to him last Thursday. It's a four-foot-tall gummy bear statue that was stolen over two years ago. Last week, it was found and returned.
As the city tries to clean up Poka'i Bay, community members are stepping up to help
HONOLULU (KITV4) -- Poka'i Bay appeared pristine Friday morning with its white sand, calm waters, and light breeze. As dozens lounged on the beach, two men were volunteering their time tending to the lawn. While both of them declined an interview, others said the pair help clean the grounds regularly.
Archery range to reopen at Oahu shooting complex following lead investigation
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The archery range at the Koko Head Shooting Complex is set to reopen Friday at noon. The facility has been closed since last September as Hawaii News Now reported on potential lead contamination in range employees. The archery range will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from sunrise...
What’s Open and Closed in Honolulu for Prince Kūhiō Day
Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard, medical examiner and police services will be available. TheBus will operate on a state holiday schedule. Visit thebus.org for routes and other information. Parks, municipal golf courses, botanical gardens and the Honolulu Zoo will be open. Refuse will be collected. Transfer stations, convenience centers, H-POWER and...
Honolulu’s prosecutor pushes for tougher penalties against traffic offenders
Honolulu prosecutor Steve Alm joins us on the KHON2 News on KHII.
City Council bill hopes to ease some rules for converting offices to residential
The upcoming closure of Walmart on King Street in downtown Honolulu marks the loss of another grocery store and pharmacy in an area trying to draw more families and working professionals. Honolulu Councilmember Tyler Dos Santos-Tam said he talked to Walmart and asked to meet with the realtors about what...
Residents raise concerns over losing a 'lifeline' with Downtown Walmart set to close
Maui's mayor trying to revive plan to buy company that controls water flow to thousands of acres. Maui's new mayor says he's reviving a long talked-about plan to buy a company that controls the water flow to thousands of acres. Hawaii News Now - Meteorologist Jen Robbins - HAIL. Updated:...
The top events to do on Oahu in honor of Prince Kuhio weekend
Honolulu (KHON2) – Whether you are participating in a virtual concert or heading out for a night at your favorite venue there is always something to do at the end of the week. Mikey Monis breaks down the trendiest events, every Friday, when What’s Up Weekend airs on Living808.
Hawaii student honored with NASA award for her academic ‘perseverance’
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Congratulations to Maryknoll school 8th grader Maya Kimura!. She’s one of 11 U.S. students recognized by NASA with the “You’ve Got Perseverance” Award. It’s a tie-in to the Mars Perseverance rover. Maya and others got to ask questions to mission control and...
State House Majority freshmen highlight several bills that have crossed over to Senate
The newest members of the Hawaiʻi House of Representatives have some bold ideas to help residents of the state, many of which are included in measures that have now crossed over to the state Senate for further consideration this legislative session. The House Majority freshmen class came together Thursday...
Kāneʻohe Bay residents accuse DPP of allowing a 'monster home' in their neighborhood
The owner of a Kāneʻohe Bay property is one step closer to building an adult residential facility — which some nearby residents are calling a "monster house." The property at 44-667 Kāneʻohe Bay Dr. would be replaced with Hale Mahinui, a care home for older adults.
State traffic safety fair aims to train new teen drivers, ease anxiety in parents
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Getting a driver’s license is one of the most important milestones for high school students. But that can also be the source of a lot of anxiety and concern for parents. A free event at Aloha Stadium lower parking lot this Saturday could help to ease...
Catherine Toth Fox: It's Not Time To Give Honolulu's Leaders A Huge Pay Raise
We all know how expensive it is to live in Hawaii. The median price for a single-family home on Oahu was nearly $1 million in February, and Hawaii’s average annual wages, adjusted for inflation, have only increased 16% since 1969, while the cost of goods and services have risen sharply since. Even the cost of eggs in Hawaii — $9.73 a dozen — is the highest in the nation.
Tests find ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water wells that serve Leeward Oahu communities
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Health Department announced Wednesday that so-called “forever chemicals” have been detected in Waipio Heights wells at levels that could pose potential long-term health risks. The wells serve about 11,500 people in Leeward Oahu. The state said it tested the wells for multiple toxic...
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