Protecting Waikiki From Future Flash-Flood Destruction

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Diego’s new Airbnb rules … a bizarre resignation in Oklahoma … and Denver’s big renewable energy pledge.

Hawaii Moves to Ban Sunscreen Believed to Damage Baby Coral

Hawaii's governor is expected to ban oxybenzone, the chemical in most sunscreens, this week. It would go into effect in 2021.

She Sells Soda by the Seashore—But Maybe Not With a Plastic Straw

Some cities are banning plastic straws, while three state legislatures have debated the issue this year.

Interior Department is Using Drones to Save People Trapped by Lava

They’ve also been faster and safer than putting boots on the ground, an agency official said.

The Other Local Economic Impact of the Kilauea Eruption

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A new idea to fund state pensions in Kentucky … this California county has the most wind turbines in the nation … and Atlantic City’s worst days are behind it.

With Kilauea Off Limits, New Mexico Has Its Own Kilauea-Like Spot to Check Out

Officials in Hawaii, for good reason, want you to steer clear of the danger zone on the Big Island. But a location on the mainland shows what can happen when lava oozes across the landscape.

Hawaii to Become Carbon Neutral by 2045

The goal is the most ambitious of any U.S. state.

Hawaii Volcanic Eruption Sends Lava Into Subdivision

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What a Nuclear Missile Attack On Hawaii Would Look Like

A blast over Honolulu would be catastrophic. That doesn’t mean the government shouldn’t help the public prepare for one.

Hawaii and the Horror of Human Error

“There are fail safes built into the system, but there aren’t enough fail safes”

Hawaiian Missile Attack Warning a False Alarm

The State Warning Point issued the mobile alert in error after someone "pressed the wrong button" during a shift change.

A Smart Idea for Balancing Work and Life Just Went Into Effect in Hawaii

The goal is to help caregivers stay in the workforce for as long as they want to, while still helping their loved one live as healthy and independent a life as possible.

Hawaii Wants All Ground Transportation on 100% Renewable Fuel Sources by 2045

The Aloha State continues to push back against President Trump’s retreat from the Paris Agreement with aggressive climate benchmarks.

Honolulu High-Rise Blaze Raises Questions About Fire Code Regulations

Officials said if the building had sprinklers, it’s likely no one would have died.

In Hawaii, the Ghost of Climate-Change Future

As record-breaking high tides overwhelm the Hawaiian islands, people are getting a preview of what life will be like in the decades to come.

How Can Honolulu Ease Its Cost of Living Pains and Other Resilience Challenges?

New Chief Resilience Officer Josh Stanbro’s résumé makes him well equipped to confront shocks and stresses like climate change, homelessness and natural disasters.

Hawaii’s Renewed Jitters About Nukes

The state is asking the Department of Defense to help it prepare for a nuclear attack, amid escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Which State Residents Have the Best and Worst Sense of Well-Being?

The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being was based on more than 177,000 interviews with adults across all 50 states.

A Year Into Hawaii’s Push to Go Paperless

Government agencies scattered across seven islands make delivering services to residents a challenge that electronic signatures help alleviate.