Hawaii Travel News 02/06/2011
Why Gambling Won’t Help the State Budget Crisis
Hawaii News Now's resident "explainer," Howard Dicus, posted a blog in response to some of the proposed legislation legalizing gambling in Hawaii.
New Images from the Hawaiian Lava Daily Blog
Perhaps due to the recent increase of magma pressures beneath the Kilauea Caldera, which are leveling off now, a resurgence of surface lava has occurred along the more western lobes of coastal lava flows from the December advancement.
Senate Takes Up Controversial Marijuana Bills – Honolulu News …
Lawmakers in the Senate heard two bills relating to marijuana Friday. One bill would de-criminalize possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, and a second would set up a system to dispense medical marijuana.
Helping Homeless Teens By Surfing – Honolulu News Story …
This is a cool new program… surfing is really a fun sport for all ages, backgrounds, and a way to find common ground.
Punahou Carnival 2011 – The Carnival Before Time » Hawaii News and Travel Guide
Once again, it's time for the Punahou Carnival this weekend. Traditionally, people always expect it to rain whenever the carnival is on (it just works out that way!) but this year it looks like the weather has been beautiful. Get those malasadas while they're hot!
The ratings are in: Pro Bowl watched by 13.4 million
Are 13.4 million viewers worth a $4 million investment?Officials from the Hawaii Tourism Authority believe so and they're looking forward to 2012. The ratings are in and tourism officials couldn't be more pleased.
Waikiki Eatery Charges ‘Non-English Speaking Guests’ Gratuity …
Wow! This one is sure to cause a riot. International guests coming from countries where gratuity is not customary are often known for not tipping when they visit Hawaii but this seems a bit harsh.
SPAM To Get Hawaii Design Can – Honolulu News Story – KITV …
Yes, Hawaiians love their SPAM! But a case of SPAM to the winner? Come on, that'll last a month. Haha!
Talks Start About Proposed Wind Farm
There's been a lot of opposition to the plan to build a wind farm on Lanai to send electricity to Oahu via undersea cables. Hawaii is working towards alternative and renewable energy sources to reduce our dependence on imported oil.
West Hawaii Today – Council Forwards Plastic Bag Ban
Will the Big Island become the next county to ban plastic bags? Bans have started on Maui and Kauai this year.
Dancing Matt in Hawaii
If I wasn't working that day, I would definitely been there to participate in this! You've all heard of wherethehellismatt.com right??