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Foodland venture thrives at Ala Moana

Foodland Super Market Ltd.’s year-ago investment in an upscale grocery store at Ala Moana Center is paying off for Hawaii’s oldest grocery chain. Read More

Hokule‘a starts ‘Mahalo, Hawai‘i’ sail with visit to isles’ new Hope Spot

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 9:48 pm
The Hokule‘a kicked off its “Mahalo, Hawai‘i” sail last week with a stop at Olowalu reef, an important but imperiled marine refuge that just became Hawaii’s first globally recognized “Hope Spot.” Read More

UH scientist leads mission to collect solar data

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 9:48 am
University of Hawaii solar eclipse researcher Shadia Rifai Habbal will be at it again today when the moon fully obscures the sun in a coast-to-coast belt across North America. Read More

Ige plans to fill war chest, ‘tell our story’ for re-election

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 10:16 pm
Gov. David Ige plans to ramp up his political fundraising efforts to raise $1 million before the end of the year to prepare for what could be a bruising Democratic primary next year. Read More

Fourth day of searching finds no sign of aviators

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 10:17 pm
Crews completed a fourth day of searching Saturday without any sign of the five missing aviators aboard an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that went down off Kaena Point. Read More

Self defense claimed in Kalihi stabbing, arson case

A homeless woman accused of tying up and stabbing a stranger in the stranger’s Kalihi apartment, then setting the apartment on fire, is claiming self defense. Read More

Developer proposes senior rentals

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 7:55 am
The developer of the latest Ala Moana-Kapiolani area high-rise in need of permits from the Honolulu City Council will bring along a unique feature — its own senior affordable rental building. Read More

Wreck of USS Indianapolis discovered

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 5:09 pm
The wreck lies in 18,000 feet of water and is in pieces, but with its anchor still in place and an identifying spare parts container lying on the seabed. Read More

State resumes reviews of child fatalities

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm
Thanks to legislation passed last year, the state Department of Health has resumed a multidisciplinary, multi-agency review of deaths involving people under 18. Read More

Kahala Hotel pledges not to act on beach plan without consensus

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, which last week withdrew a controversial request to use the public shoreline fronting the hotel for commercial enterprises, has now said it will not resubmit the request unless all stakeholders agree. Read More

Whitmore Village couple honored with gym’s renaming

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 10:21 pm
City officials renamed a Whitmore Village gym Saturday to recognize a couple for their contributions to the community. Read More

UH-Manoa on list of beautiful campuses

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 10:26 pm
While generations of critics have chided the University of Hawaii at Manoa for its seeming mishmash of architectural styles, no less an authority than House Beautiful magazine has declared the campus one of the 30 most beautiful in the world. Read More

High bacteria levels detected in Hanalei Bay

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm
High bacteria counts prompted the state Department of Health to warn people to stay out of the water near Hanalei Pier until at least Tuesday. Read More

Body recovered along Hilo shoreline

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 11:49 pm
The body of a woman in her 20s was recovered by helicopter Saturday from a difficult-to-reach area along the shoreline in Hilo, firefighters said. Read More

Flooding advisory extended to Wednesday

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 11:49 pm
The National Weather Service has extended its advisory regarding high tides and possible coastal flooding through Wednesday as an eddy moving through the islands raises sea levels. Read More

Management, not funding, of rail needs to be explored

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm
State legislators are focused on the wrong question heading into their Aug. 28 special session on Oahu’s $10 billion runaway train. Read More

Tourism’s growth has squeezed us into apathy

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 11:07 pm
Even if tourists aren’t being loud and obnoxious, if the numbers are beyond a place’s capacity, everyone suffers. Read More

Woman who waited 4 hours for rescue from condo fire dies

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 9:46 pm
An 81-year-old retired librarian, who had been trapped in her Marco Polo condo on the 32nd floor during the July 14 inferno, died 20 days later. Read More

Survey to track Pacific migrants

The U.S. Department of the Interior by December 2018 plans to count the number of people who travel under the Compacts of Free Association in Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa to determine how much federal money Hawaii and the U.S. territories will receive to offset “the economic and social impacts of these migrants.” Read More