Three-Year-Old Girl Dies After Horrifying First Visit to Dentist

A lot of people have a (generally) unwarranted fear of going to the dentist, because opening one's mouth under a bright light so a relative stranger can fiddle with one's teeth is a fairly daunting prospect. It's gross, nerve-wracking, and occasionally painful, but it should never, as it was recently for a… » 1/05/14 2:00pm 1/05/14 2:00pm

First Same Sex Couples Get Married in Hawaii in Sweet Group Ceremony

Early Monday morning, a group of same sex couples were the first to get married in Hawaii in a group wedding celebration. Gay marriage was legalized in the state in November, making Hawaii the 15th such state to do so in the United States. » 12/02/13 9:30am 12/02/13 9:30am

State Rep 'Fixes' Homelessness by Smashing Homeless People's Stuff

Hawaii State Representative Tom Brower is plum fed up with homeless people, all homelessing around on the streets not having homes, right out there where good homeful people can see them. It's like, UGH, why don't they just go ho—er, um, nm. Fortunately for everyone (oh, except for the victims of the social travesty… » 11/19/13 3:15pm 11/19/13 3:15pm

Hawaii Says Aloha (Hello!) to Same-Sex Marriage

The Hawaii Senate gave final legislative approval on Tuesday to a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. Um, are we all having our destination weddings in Hawaii now? Because we're gonna all be all luaus, flower leis, sunning by the pool side, bikinis, sand in crotch, Blue Hawaiians in our hands now, we… » 11/13/13 12:30am 11/13/13 12:30am

TSA Ruins Dying Woman's End-of-Life Trip to Hawaii, Is Officially The…

The Transportation Security Administration has surpassed "mothers-in-law" as the thing about which Americans most love to bitch. But unlike mothers-in-law, the TSA will never make you a hot meal, and they'll certainly never make sure you have clean towels and sheets when you come to visit because Lord knows the gals… » 10/10/12 4:50pm 10/10/12 4:50pm

Hawaii's Dolphins Can't Get Any Sleep Because of Tourists

Tourists in Hawaii really like to see dolphins, and that's fine because dolphins are magical (when they're not trying to bad-flipper isolated swimmers or murder innocent tiger sharks), but it's also creating a significant problem: insomniac dolphins aren't getting enough sleep because tourists keep wanting to stare… » 8/29/12 10:00am 8/29/12 10:00am

Senate Candidate Drowning in Campaign Money Buys Her Very Own TV…

Campaign ads are one of the worst parts of any election cycle, and the idea of having to watch them 24/7 sounds, frankly, like torture. That is why it seems very curious that Linda Lingle, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Hawaii, has taken the unprecedented step of creating her own television channel to broadcast her … » 6/18/12 10:00am 6/18/12 10:00am

Could These 4 Kickass Young Women Change the Face of Congress?

Washington DC's biggest export is bullshit, but not all news out of the Beltway is of or relating to said bullshit. In fact, sometimes, political news can be downright encouraging. Take, for example, the news that these four women — all 36 years old or younger — are running for Congress. Whether they can rattle cages… » 5/30/12 1:15pm 5/30/12 1:15pm

TSA Forces Woman to Use Her Breast Pump Before She Can Take It Through …

In another shining moment in airport security history, a TSA agent at Kauai's Lihue Airport last week refused to let a woman bring her breast pump through security because the milk bottles were empty. Amy Strand, of Maui, was traveling with her 9-month old daughter and was carrying the electric pump. She was told she… » 3/05/12 12:00pm 3/05/12 12:00pm

Adorable Baby Shoves His Fingers Into Obama's Mouth

President Obama spent part of his Christmas visiting with troops who are stationed at a Marine Corps Base in Hawaii. At one point he posed for a photo with 8-month-old Cooper Wall Wagner and his parents, Capt. Greg Wagner and Meredith Wagner. While Obama and his parents were all smiles, cute little Cooper casually… » 12/26/11 12:30pm 12/26/11 12:30pm

Lesbian Couple Wisely Sues B&B Owner For Refusing To Give Them A Room

In 2007, a California couple's Hawaiian vacation got off to a bad start when they tried to book a room at the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu and were turned away because they're lesbians. When Diane Cervelli said she and Taeko Bufford would only need one bed, owner Phyllis Young explained that she didn't want… » 12/20/11 10:10am 12/20/11 10:10am

Hawaii Legislature Legalizes Civil Unions

After a long battle, today the Hawaii Legislature finally approved a bill allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. Governor Neil Abercrombie says he plans to sign the bill within 10 days, making Hawaii the seventh state to grant gay couples essentially the same rights as married couples, without actually using the… » 2/16/11 10:30pm 2/16/11 10:30pm