Team USA Hawaiian surfer Carissa Moore practices for a World Surf League competition at Surf Ranch on Tuesday in Lemoore, California, on  June 15, 2021.

Hawaiians highlight surfing’s cultural roots as it makes its Olympic debut

Tokyo Olympics

“Surfing to us is just one more thing in the list of things that has been separated from our cultural heritage, our people and our sovereignty,” Kalani Ka‘anā‘anā, with the Hawaii Tourism Authority, told The World.

Darryl Sumiki, 52, of Hilo, stands atop a car and watches as lava lights up the sky in bright red above Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.

Property losses mount on Hawaii’s Big Island as lava flow spreads


Arts, Culture & Media


Arts, Culture & Media

Finding an Earthly home for the Thirty Meter Telescope

The Mauna Ulu lava shield in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Scientists just used Hawaii as a ‘body double’ for Mars


A section of the big island is roughly analogous to what Mars was like in its youth, 3 billion years ago.

‘Battleship Row’ after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The capsized USS Oklahoma is visible in the foreground, behind her is USS Maryland, while USS West Virginia burns furiously on the right.

Some of Pearl Harbor’s unknown victims will get a second chance at identification


The Defense Department has announced plans to exhume the remains of almost 400 sailors and Marines who died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Officials are confident they can identify most of the remains with modern DNA technology and reunite them with their families.

A Russian family migrating to Hawaii pose for a passport photo.

For a group of Siberians, Hawaii was far from a tropical paradise


An online photo album is casting new light on a forgotten episode in Hawaii’s history, when US authorities imported 1,500 Russians to work on sugar plantations. Most of the migrants never made it past the language and cultural barrier, but the story of how they came to Hawaii says plenty about American attitudes to race and language.

As 70th anniversary nears, historian looks at why Japan bombed Pearl Harbor

Global Politics

Almost 70 years ago, on Wednesday, the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. It launched a war that Jeffrey Record says the Japanese never had any hope of winning.

The World

Remembering Senator Daniel Inouye

Conflict & Justice

Daniel Inouye, the senior senator from Hawaii and the president pro-tempore of the US Senate, died Monday at the age of 88.