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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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By The Associated Press
September 9, 2021
AP NEWS
President Joe Biden is set to outline a six-pronged federal effort to boost COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant of the coronavirus that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation's economic recovery.
By The Associated Press
September 8, 2021
AP NEWS
SYDNEY -- Parts of Australia's New South Wales state will come out of lockdown Saturday and the government plans to ease restrictions in Sydney once 70% of its residents aged 16 and older are fully vaccinated.
By AUDREY McAVOY
September 9, 2021
AP NEWS
HONOLULU (AP) -- The state of Hawaii this week plans to launch a program that will allow people to use their smartphones to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.The Hawaii Smart Health Card comes shortly before Honolulu and Maui begin instituting vaccine requirements for patrons of restaurants and other businesses.
By The Associated Press
August 27, 2021
AP NEWS
NEW YORK --- U.S. health officials say two new studies from California provide more evidence that schools can open safely if they do the right things.One looked at COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County.
By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press
August 26, 2021
Chron
HONOLULU (AP) - The ground at the summit of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been rumbling...
Audrey McAvoy
August 26, 2021
phys.org
The ground at the summit of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been rumbling and swelling in recent days, prompting scientists to warn that the mountain could once again disgorge lava. But there's no indication an eruption is imminent. The volcano, which is among the world's most active, has behaved similarly in the past without any magma breaking the surface.
Aritz Parra
August 26, 2021
phys.org
A Spanish judge in a decision cheered by environmentalists has put a halt to backup plans for the construction of a giant telescope in the Canary Islands--eliminating at least for now the primary alternative location to the preferred spot in Hawaii, where there have been protests against the telescope.
AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press
August 26, 2021
ABC News
The ground at the summit of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been rumbling and swelling in recent days, prompting scientists to warn that the mountain could once again release lava
By AUDREY McAVOY
August 26, 2021
AP NEWS
HONOLULU (AP) -- The ground at the summit of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been rumbling and swelling in recent days, prompting scientists to warn that the mountain could once again disgorge lava. But there's no indication an eruption is imminent.
AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press
August 26, 2021
ABC News
The ground at the summit of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been rumbling and swelling in recent days, prompting scientists to warn that the mountain could once again release lava
By ARITZ PARRA, Associated Press
August 25, 2021
Chron
MADRID (AP) - A Spanish judge in a decision cheered by environmentalists has put a halt...
ARITZ PARRA Associated Press
August 25, 2021
ABC News
A judicial decision from Spain has put a halt on an alternative plan to build a giant telescope in the Canary Islands instead of a preferred site in Hawaii where it faces opposition from Native Hawaiians
ARITZ PARRA Associated Press
August 25, 2021
ABC News
A judicial decision from Spain has put a halt on an alternative plan to build a giant telescope in the Canary Islands instead of a preferred site in Hawaii where it faces opposition from Native Hawaiians
By ARITZ PARRA
August 25, 2021
AP NEWS
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish judge in a decision cheered by environmentalists has put a halt to backup plans for the construction of a giant telescope in the Canary Islands -- eliminating at least for now the primary alternative location to the preferred spot in Hawaii, where there have been protests against the telescope.
Science X staff
August 25, 2021
phys.org
Geologists on Tuesday said they had detected a swarm of earthquakes at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, though it is not erupting.
August 25, 2021
Chron
HONOLULU (AP) - Geologists on Tuesday said they had detected a swarm of earthquakes at...
The Associated Press
August 24, 2021
ABC News
Geologists say they've detected a swarm of earthquakes at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, though it isn't erupting
August 24, 2021
AP NEWS
HONOLULU (AP) -- Geologists on Tuesday said they had detected a swarm of earthquakes at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, though it is not erupting. The quakes began overnight and continued into the morning, The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.
August 19, 2021
Chron
HONOLULU (AP) - The project director of a new solar telescope in Hawaii that will be...
The Associated Press
August 19, 2021
ABC News
The project director of a new solar telescope in Hawaii hopes scientists will be able to start observations in three months
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