Articles written by Caleb Jones & Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

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  • Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard


    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The commander of Navy Region Hawaii, Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick, said he didn't know the motive behind the shooting at the Hawaii base's naval shipyard that left the third civilian Department of Defense employee hospitalized. It also wasn't known i...

  • Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

    Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher|Jul 14, 2019

    MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe. But the site where they plan to build is considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians — a realm of gods and a place of worship and prayer. The road to Mauna Kea's summit will be closed Monday morning as trucks carrying construction gear start to make their way to the peak. Alo...

  • Telescope foes tie together, block road to Hawaii summit

    Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher|Jul 14, 2019

    MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Monday at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. At about daybreak, a group of kupuna, or elders, sitting in chairs tied themselves together with rope and blocked the road to the summit of Mauna Kea. Another group of protesters lay prone on the ground, with their arms shackled under a grate in the road. Around them, protesters sang and chanted. The road was later officially closed, h...

  • Islands regain some air, sea access after monster storm


    Some airport and shipping access has returned to a U.S. Pacific territory ravaged by a super typhoon, but tens of thousands of residents still without power and sifting through rubble face a long road to recovery. Saipan International Airport reopened with limited service Sunday after Super Typhoon Yutu slammed the Northern Mariana Islands this week as a Category 5 storm. A statement posted on the Facebook page of Northern Marianas Gov. Ralph Torres said the airport will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. but will receive only six international...

  • Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old


    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as fresher magma mixed with decades-old magma, sending a flow toward the ocean Saturday. Since a first fissure opened in a community on May 3, lava was mostly spattering up and collecting at the edges of the cracks in the ground. Two neighborhoods with nearly 2,000 people were forced to evacuate as lava claimed 40 structures. On Friday afternoon, the lava changed dramatically with one fissure ramping up and sending a flow a...