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Recent articles by Caleb:

Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii authorities were investigating three fires that were intentionally set in different high-rise resort hotels near Waikiki Beach over the past few days, officials said Wednesday. A blaze on Monday caused $1.8 million in damage at the 25-story Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. The fire was near a storage room on the 14th floor. Each fire began at night in a hallway on a floor… → Read More

Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police said Wednesday surveillance video recorded images of the same man at three different high-rise hotels near Waikiki Beach where fires were intentionally set in recent days. Two rooms were burglarized while guests were evacuated from one of the hotels, the 25-story Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. Surveillance video at the hotel […] → Read More

Scientists say water in a Hawaii volcano crater is hot

Scientists have discovered that the water inside Hawaii's Kilauea volcano crater is hot. → Read More

Scientists say water in Hawaii crater is heated by volcano

Scientists have discovered that a growing pond of water inside a Hawaii crater is being heated by Kilauea volcano. The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday that temperature readings taken over the weekend show that a growing pool of water in Kilauea volcano's Halemaumau crater, the former home of → Read More

Still blocked from Hawaii peak, telescope seeks Spain permit

The group behind a $1. 4 billion telescope planned for Hawaii is applying for a permit to build in Spain as ongoing protests and a human blockade prevent them from starting construction on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest peak that some people consider sacred. → Read More

Giant telescope backers to seek permit for alternative site

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The director of a Spanish research center said Monday that the international consortium that wants to build a giant telescope on Hawaii's tallest peak despite protests from Native Hawaiians has decided to seek a building permit for an alternative site in the Canary Islands. Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute Director Rafael Rebolo told The Associated Press that he… → Read More

Message in bottle from Hawaii found in California

A message in a bottle from Hawaii was discovered floating in a California river after traveling for more than a decade across the Pacific, a newspaper reported. → Read More

Police warn of an active shooter at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart

Police in the West Texas city of El Paso have responded to reports of an active shooter in a commercial area near a mall → Read More

Water in Hawaii volcano could trigger explosive eruptions

HONOLULU (AP) — For the first time in recorded history, a pond of water has been discovered inside the summit crater of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, a development that could signal → Read More

Water in Hawaii volcano could trigger explosive eruptions

HONOLULU (AP) — A small pond of water has been discovered inside the summit crater of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano for the first time in recorded history, possibly signaling a shift to a more explosive phase of future eruptions. The U,S. Geological Survey says that after a week of questions about a green patch inside Kilauea’s […] → Read More

Water in Hawaii volcano could trigger explosive eruptions

HONOLULU (AP) - A small pond of water has been discovered inside the summit crater of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano for the first time in recorded history, possibly signaling a shift to a more explosive phase of future eruptions. The U,S. Geological Survey says that after a week of questions about a green patch inside Kilauea's Halemaumau crater, researchers were able to confirm the presence of water… → Read More

Sanders supports protesters as telescope standoff continues

HONOLULU (AP) - Hundreds of protesters trying to stop the construction of a giant telescope on land some consider sacred continue to gather at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain on Friday, as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders expressed his support for the demonstration. Protest leader Kaho'okahi Kanuha said protesters have been bracing for law enforcement to show up in force… → Read More

Hawaii officials want a peaceful end to telescope protests

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National Guard troops or use force on peaceful telescope protesters blocking access to the state's highest peak. The 80 guard members on the Big Island since the start of the protests will remain, state officials said. Gov. David Ige said that his priority is to keep everyone in the community safe, including… → Read More

Hawaii telescope protesters don't back down after arrests

Protesters didn't back down from their long-running effort to stop construction of a $1. 4 billion telescope, blocking a road Thursday to the top of a mountain sacred to some Native Hawaiians a day after authorities arrested nearly three dozen people. Activists have fought the Thirty Meter Telescope in the courts and on the streets for years, but the latest protest could be their final stand as… → Read More

Hawaii expands power to block telescope protesters

HONOLULU (AP) - Protesters didn't back down from their long-running effort to stop construction of a $1.4 billion telescope, blocking a road Thursday to the top of a mountain sacred to some Native Hawaiians a day after authorities arrested nearly three dozen people. → Read More

Hawaii expands power to block telescope protesters

HONOLULU (AP) - Thousands of protesters have joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, but state officials doubled down Wednesday on their commitment to ensure the project will be completed. After a day of growing crowds and arrests of elderly demonstrators, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed an… → Read More

Protesters seek Hawaii mountain access during road closure

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Protesters against building a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred said they tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to negotiate access up Mauna Kea while the road to the summit is closed in preparation for construction equipment to be taken up. Kaho’okahi Kanuha, one of the protest […] → Read More

Hawaii protesters vow 'prolonged struggle' against telescope

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) - Protesters vowed to continue demonstrating against the construction of a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred after they spent the day blocking the road to the project site. About a dozen elders, or kupuna, sat in chairs at the start of the road on Monday, committed to being arrested if need be. Another eight shackled themselves to… → Read More

Hawaii protesters vow to keep up fight against Canadian-backed telescope on Mauna Kea

Astronomers are hopeful the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope will help them study the earliest moments of the universe after the Big Bang. → Read More

Protests flare over construction of telescope in Hawaii

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Singing, chanting and lying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a → Read More