Hawaii

Hawaii

Hawaii ( (listen) hə-WY-ee; Hawaiian: Hawaiʻi [həˈvɐjʔi]) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania, the only U.S. state located outside North America, and the only one composed entirely of islands. It is the northernmost isla...

Hawaii ( (listen) hə-WY-ee; Hawaiian: Hawaiʻi [həˈvɐjʔi]) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania, the only U.S. state located outside North America, and the only one composed entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean.The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian archipelago, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km). At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight main islands are--in order from northwest to southeast: Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and the Island of Hawaiʻi. The last is the largest island in the group; it is often called the "Big Island" or "Hawaiʻi Island" to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago. The archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania. Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists. Because of its central location in the Pacific and 19th-century labor migration, Hawaii's culture is strongly influenced by North American and East Asian cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu. Hawaii is the 8th-smallest and the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. It is the only state with an Asian plurality. The state's oceanic coastline is about 750 miles (1,210 km) long, the fourth longest in the U.S. after the coastlines of Alaska, Florida, and California.

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Holland America Line
March 2, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's exotic itineraries explore far-flung destinations coveted by globe-trotters, and cruises in 2022 and 2023 are now open...
Oma Seddiq
March 1, 2021
Business Insider
The Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act would apply an annual 2% tax on individuals with net worths between $50 billion and $1 billion.
Aylin Woodward
February 25, 2021
Business Insider
An observatory in Mauna Kea photographed a "red sprite" and "blue jet" during a storm. These lightning phenomena are tricky to catch on camera.
CityHealth Urgent Care
February 25, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Local healthcare clinic CityHealth today unveiled a new In-Home COVID-19 Test Kit, which allows patients to conduct medically supervised...
Madison Hoff
February 24, 2021
Business Insider
Hawaii, Michigan, and New York are struggling the most. Their employment levels at the end of 2020 were over 10% lower than in February 2020.
Thomas Pallini
February 23, 2021
Business Insider
The Boeing 777 operated by United had to return to Denver due to a fiery engine failure shortly after takeoff.
Matson, Inc.
February 23, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Matson, Inc. ("Matson" or the "Company") (NYSE: MATX), a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, today reported net income of $85.6 million, or $1....
Katie Warren
February 15, 2021
Business Insider
The Alibaba founder was reportedly seen golfing at a 5-star golf resort in Hainan after not being seen in public for three months.
Aki Ito
February 11, 2021
Business Insider
As the pandemic frees millions of US jobs from the office, Hawaii hopes to become more than a bucket-list travel destination.
February 10, 2021
AP NEWS
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's governor has said he is cautious about loosening air travel restrictions for people who have received a coronavirus vaccine, while stressing that new virus variants are...
Cheaphotels.org
February 10, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Key West is the United States' most expensive destination on Presidents Day weekend this year based on cost of lodging, according to a survey...
By CALEB JONES, Associated Press
February 9, 2021
Chron
HONOLULU (AP) -- Axis deer, a species native to India presented as a gift from Hong Kong...
CALEB JONES Associated Press
February 9, 2021
ABC News
Axis deer, a species native to India that were presented as a gift from Hong Kong to the king of Hawaii in 1868, have fed hunters and their families on the rural island of Molokai for generations
Brittany Chang
February 7, 2021
Business Insider
Guests can roam around freely at the $756 a night Lodge and Club at Kukuiula -- as long as they wear a tracking bracelet.
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
February 4, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Outrigger Hotels and Resorts today unveiled The Outrigger Promise with a bold pledge: guests will love their Hawaii holiday at Outrigger, and...
Laura Grace Tarpley, CEPF
February 3, 2021
Business Insider
An Ally home loan is a good option if you want a digital application experience and are looking for a conventional mortgage.
CVS Health
February 2, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Building on the company's comprehensive efforts to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) will begin to administer COVID-19...
Brittany Lyte in Kilauea, Hawaii
January 26, 2021
the Guardian
While the influx has been a boon for some, it's also exacerbated an unaffordable housing market and brought back painful memories
Joshua Zitser
January 24, 2021
Business Insider
In a series of tweets, Hawaii's Republican Party suggested that QAnon followers should not be mocked because they were driven by patriotism.
January 24, 2021
AP NEWS
HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the cost estimate for a flood prevention project in Hawaii has doubled, striking another blow to the effort.The Corps said...
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