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Kauai churches face costly decisions following April flood

April’s record rainfall, which triggered flooding and landslides on Kauai’s north shore, has disrupted the way 500 or more people worship and could have profound economic impacts on four churches in Hanalei. Read More

Sudden shutdown displaces Ka‘u Learning Academy students

Josh DeWeerd, executive director of Ka‘u Learning Academy, had to make tough phone calls last week, telling families that their small charter school had shut down and they needed to move on. Read More

New hours for disaster recovery centers

Starting today, the disaster recovery centers on Kauai and in Honolulu will have new hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Read More

Central Oahu tennis facility to be renamed Jarand Iwase Tennis Complex

The tennis facility at Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park will be renamed the Jarand M.Y. Iwase Tennis Complex in honor of the late tennis player and coach, under a resolution approved by the Honolulu City Council. Read More

Over $10M in loans approved for Kilauea lava victims

The U.S. Small Business Administration has now approved more than $10 million in federal disaster loans for Hawaii businesses and residents affected by the Kilauea volcanic eruption that began May 3. Read More

Rush for shingles vaccine drains second-dose supply

Question: I got my first shingles shot with the new vaccine in March. I’ve been calling Longs for a few weeks to get the second shot, but they have been out for a while and don’t know when they’ll be getting more. Read More

Cause of Aiea house fire undetermined

Honolulu Fire Department crews responded to a single- story family home at 98-062 Lokowai St. Sunday morning after being notified that a structure was fully engulfed in flames. Read More

New signs installed at parks and bus stops

New signs were installed Friday to reinforce the message that storage of personal property at parks, bus stops and other public areas is illegal. Read More

Honolulu woman wins $1 million in Safeway contest

Tiana M. plans to continue packing her lunch for work despite winning $1 million by playing Monopoly at the Kapahulu Safeway. Read More

Hawaii Poll finds voters trust Gov. David Ige’s leadership

A plurality of Democratic voters think Gov. David Ige is the most trustworthy candidate running this year and also rate him highest for leadership ability in Hawaii Poll. Read More

Republican support for Donald Trump surges in Hawaii Poll

Support for President Donald Trump has risen to 91 percent among Hawaii Republicans — up from 73 percent in March — according to the latest Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii Poll. Read More

Kalani High next in lunch line to go biometric

Students at Roosevelt High School began using a biometric finger scan instead of regular ID cards to get their cafeteria meals last year, and Kalani High School will follow suit and adopt the new identification system this fall. Read More

Australia adds to amphibious capabilities at RIMPAC

One of Australia’s largest warships is practicing the ability to get troops, equipment and supplies to shore when a harbor isn’t available. Read More

Power outages to affect Iwilei and Ala Moana areas

Hawaiian Electric Co. will begin a three-week series of overnight outages tonight that will affect customers in the Iwilei, Kakaako and Ala Moana areas. Read More

Abigail Kawananakoa records secret despite Supreme Court directive

First Circuit Court Judge R. Mark Browning said in court last week that he’s all about due process and fairness as he oversees the now-yearlong legal brawl over control of the $215 million trust of Campbell Estate heiress Abigail Kawananakoa. Read More

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Hawaii Poll: Hanabusa’s lead fades as Ige bounces back

The commanding 20-percentage-point lead that U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa enjoyed over Gov. David Ige in the Democratic primary for governor just four months ago has evaporated, with Ige pulling ahead one month before election day, according to a new Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaii Poll. Read More

Hawaii Poll: Andria Tupola surges from behind to take big lead

State Rep. Andria Tupola has surged ahead of her opponent, attorney and former state Sen. John Carroll, in the Republican primary for governor, according to the latest Hawaii Poll. Read More

Kauai mayor considers lifting ban on north shore vacation rentals

Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. is considering lifting a ban on legal transient vacation units on Kauai’s flood-­ravaged north shore if the owners agree to house some of the 15 families displaced when their homes were destroyed by severe flooding and landslides in mid-April. Read More

Big Isle mayor wants to kill land purchase

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim is hoping the county will be able to back out of an ongoing land purchase that was started before the property was made worthless by lava inundation. Read More

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