Hawaii http://www.kunc.org en Could Hawaii Become A Same-Sex Wedding Destination? http://www.kunc.org/post/could-hawaii-become-same-sex-wedding-destination Starting Monday, same-sex marriage is legal in Hawaii. The state has long been a destination for weddings and honeymoons. And now state officials, as well as hotels and restaurants, are hoping the latest marriage-equality law will spur a new market for wedding tourism. <strong></strong><p>Wedding planner Keane Akao is showing off a secluded beach wedding site, one of several on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.<p>"You can use the beach for pictures," he tells a couple, "and this is actually called Secret Beach."<p>His company, Perfectly Planned Hawaii, offers wedding planning for same-sex couples. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:56:00 +0000 Molly Solomon 52487 at http://www.kunc.org Could Hawaii Become A Same-Sex Wedding Destination? Company Promises To Pay For Hawaii's Massive Molasses Spill http://www.kunc.org/post/company-promises-pay-hawaiis-massive-molasses-spill Matson Inc., the shipping company that spilled 233,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor earlier this month, has pledged to pay all the costs stemming from the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/12/221709158/massive-molasses-spill-devastates-honolulu-marine-life" target="_blank">disaster that has devastated marine life</a> there.<p>Honolulu Public Radio <a href="http://hpr2.org/post/matson-assumes-full-responsibility-molasses-spill" target="_blank">has the audio</a> of Matson CEO Matt Cox saying his company "will cover the costs of this response, not the taxpayers." In Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:27:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49700 at http://www.kunc.org Company Promises To Pay For Hawaii's Massive Molasses Spill Hawaii: 'Let Nature Take Its Course' On Molasses Spill http://www.kunc.org/post/hawaii-let-nature-take-its-course-molasses-spill State officials in Hawaii say there's little they can do to clean up a 223,000-gallon molasses spill that has killed thousands of fish, as swimmers, surfers and snorkelers were being warned that the massive die-off could attract sharks.<p>So many fish have been killed by the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/12/221709158/massive-molasses-spill-devastates-honolulu-marine-life">1,400-ton leak from a pipeline, first spotted on Tuesday</a>, that it could result in an increase in predator species such as sharks, barracuda and eels, state health officials warned.<p>Meanwhile, auth Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:02:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49565 at http://www.kunc.org Hawaii: 'Let Nature Take Its Course' On Molasses Spill Tourist Dies Of Shark Attack In Hawaii, Part Of Alarming Rise http://www.kunc.org/post/tourist-dies-shark-attack-hawaii-part-alarming-rise A German tourist in Hawaii who was attacked by a shark last week has died of her injuries, according to hospital officials in Maui. Jana Lutteropp, 20, lost her arm in the attack during a snorkeling trip last Wednesday. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:16:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48673 at http://www.kunc.org Tourist Dies Of Shark Attack In Hawaii, Part Of Alarming Rise Eating On Mars? Be Sure To Pack The Tortillas http://www.kunc.org/post/eating-mars-be-sure-pack-tortillas <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuPq7l9hYeA</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:45:00 +0000 48433 at http://www.kunc.org Eating On Mars? Be Sure To Pack The Tortillas