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Most and Least Obese States: Full Rankings
An obese man has his waistline measured.
May 26th, 2015
A new poll from Gallup-Healthways ranks the most and least obese states in the U.S. 2014. Hawaii had the lowest obesity rate, at just 19 percent, while Mississippi had the highest, at 35.2 percent.
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The Happiest States in 2014: Full List
Mount McKinley Looms over Denali National Park in Alaska.
February 18th, 2015
A new poll from Gallup-Healthways shows which states had the highest and lowest well-being in 2014.
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500-Year-Old Traces of Monster Hawaii Tsunami Discovered
Hawaii tsunami 1946 aftermath
October 21st, 2014
A powerful earthquake in Alaska sent towering waves up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall crashing down on Hawaii about 500 years ago, leaving behind fragments of coral, shells and coarse beach sand in a sinkhole located on the island of Kauai, research shows.
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Hawaii Named Skinniest State
A map of the United States showing the nation's most and least obese states.
May 26th, 2015
Hawaii reclaimed the title of the nation's least obese state in 2014, while Mississippi remained the most obese state.
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This State Is the Nation's Happiest for the First Time
A map of the United States showing where states rank in terms of their well-being scores.
February 18th, 2015
Alaska is now the happiest state in the nation, after ranking among the top 10 for several years, according to a new poll.
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Ebola Ruled Out for Hawaii Patient
A magnified view of the Ebola virus particles (in red) on the surface of a  cell (in blue)
October 2nd, 2014
Health officials in Hawaii said they have determined a man hospitalized in isolation is no longer being evaluated for Ebola.
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Hurricane Iselle Downgraded to Tropical Storm
A satellite image reveals tropical storm Iselle bearing down on the Big Island of Hawaii.
August 8th, 2014
As tropical cyclone Iselle menaced Hawaii on Thursday night local time, the storm also showed signs of slowing and weakening.
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Lava Sets Home on Fire in Hawaii (Video)
Aerial image of lava flow in Pahoa
November 11th, 2014
A stream of lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been creeping toward a small town for months, and yesterday (Nov. 10), the molten rock finally ignited its first home.
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Ebola in a Hawaii Patient? Much Too Early to Know, Officials Say
A magnified view of the Ebola virus particles (in red) on the surface of a  cell (in blue)
October 2nd, 2014
A patient in Hawaii has been put in isolation over concerns of Ebola, but it is too early know what condition is causing his symptoms, the state health officials said.
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