Since the eruption began Sunday night, Kilauea has spewed some 2 billion gallons of lava, enough to cover 33 acres.
Despite warnings that Hurricane Douglas could pass directly over the islands, surfers rode the waves and selfie-takers flocked to shorelines.
Survivors gathered in Pearl Harbor to remember those killed when Japanese planes bombed the Hawaii naval base 78 years ago and launched the U.S. into World War II.
But Native Hawaiian protesters say installing yet another observatory on Mauna Kea’s peak would further defile a place they consider sacred.
Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries.
Hawaii has a track record of moving slowly on social issues including gay marriage and medically assisted suicide.
About 20 survivors are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago.
Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane barreled north after dumping nearly 2 feet of rain on the mostly rural Big Island.
In an emotional and solemn ceremony, the remains of dozens of presumed casualties from the Korean War were escorted by military honor guards onto U.S. soil on Wednesday, 65 years after an armistice ended the conflict and weeks after President Donald Trump received a commitment from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their return.
A new report ranking all 50 states based on residents' sense of well-being puts Hawaii at No. 1, followed by Alaska, which held the top spot last year.
Rescuers continued to search choppy waters where debris was sighted after two Marine Corps helicopters crashed during a nighttime training mission, military officials said.
Two Marine Corps helicopters carrying six crew members each collided and went down off the Hawaiian island of Oahu while on a nighttime training mission, and rescuers searched choppy waters Friday where debris had been sighted, military officials said.
Gen. Hawk Carlisle assumed command of Pacific Air Forces on Friday, becoming the top Air Force commander in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes Alaska.
More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government and West Coast states don't have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.
Debris ripped from Japanese coastal towns by tsunamis last year could wash ashore in Hawaii this winter and in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Canada starting in March 2013.