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Waikiki Rotary Club fills shoeboxes with gifts for seniors

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 9:41 pm
Kathryn Henski, a retired entrepreneur, is getting into the holiday spirit in her role as community service director of the Rotary Club of Waikiki. Read More

Program brings locally grown food to isle schools

Updated on  December 16, 2017 at 9:21 am
The public school system has launched a program to feature a locally grown food in every school cafeteria at least once a month, beginning in December with local ground beef. Read More

City beats 5-year goal for repaving aging streets

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 10:33 pm
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s campaign to repave Oahu’s weathered and worn roadways recently surpassed its ambitious five-year goal, officials announced Friday. Read More

Honolulu holds line on homelessness while West Coast rates climb in 2017

Honolulu’s homeless population increased by 19 people in 2017 — or 0.4 percent over 2016 — while cities and counties in other high-priced housing markets from Seattle to Los Angeles saw their homeless numbers jump by much more. Read More

New golf concept sought for Ala Wai

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 10:16 pm
Something major might finally be happening for Oahu’s municipal golf courses. Read More

Laysan albatross joins birds visiting isles for the holidays

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 9:53 pm
Here on Oahu, the holidays are for the birds — shorebirds and seabirds, that is. In November, we plover lovers added to our list of thanks the first-ever-seen white (called leucistic) kolea, spotted foraging at Heeia Pier. Read More

4 Kailua house fires within 4 hours determined to be arson

Police and fire officials are investigating a rash of house fires in Kailua that were intentionally set over a three-and-a-half-hour period between Thursday and Friday. Read More
Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 9:42 pm


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Years of appeals possible before third trial for Deedy

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 12:20 am
State Department employee Christopher Deedy on Thursday appeared headed for a third trial in the shooting death of Kollin Elderts six years ago at a Waikiki McDonald’s, but it could take years of appeals before Deedy ends up in an Oahu courtroom facing manslaughter charges. Read More

As rail heads downtown, land deals get tougher

With construction of the city’s rail project working its way from West Oahu into urban Honolulu, rail officials say they may need to condemn portions of more than two dozen private properties from Iwilei through Kakaako to make way for the elevated transit system. Read More

Lesbian child support fight goes to state Supreme Court

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 10:06 pm
The Hawaii Supreme Court is considering whether a woman who divorced her spouse in a same-sex marriage is the legal parent of the child her former spouse gave birth to during the marriage and is therefore obligated to pay child support. Read More

State selling 1,221 affordable rentals

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 10:10 am
The state has been Carol Cannon’s landlord for 23 years. But in April, that’s expected to change as part of a Thursday decision to sell 1,221 state-owned affordable rentals to a private partnership for $170 million. Read More

Sunken WWII sub discovered off Oahu

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm
A wreck-hunting group announced that it has located the sunken World War II submarine USS S-28 in 8,700 feet of water off Oahu. Read More

Man charged in 2 sex assaults may be suspect in third

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 7:20 am
Police are investigating whether a 26-year-old homeless man already charged in two sexual assaults at a housing complex on Kauai is the suspect in a third that occurred around the same time early Sunday. Read More

Annual Geminid meteor shower highlights unusual space object

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 7:21 am
If the sky is not cloudy tonight and the air is not too cold, it might be worth a few minutes to have a look in the southern sky for the meteoric streaks of light from the Geminid shower. Read More

Amid cancer fight, Hirono’s force seems to grow

Mazie Hirono said her piece, turned away from the camera and I swear, icicles formed and broke in that D.C. hallway because she was so cold. Read More
Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 12:44 am

2 Kakaako parks to close for maintenance

Updated on  December 15, 2017 at 12:01 am
The two Kakaako Gateway Parks, which have seen a resurgence in daytime homeless activity, will close from Sunday until Jan. 8 for maintenance, the Hawaii Community Development Authority announced Thursday. Read More

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