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Five bills making it more difficult for the homeless to stay on Oahu sidewalks advanced out of the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee Thursday after more than four hours of public testimony. Story »

The state Department of Transportation reversed itself and says it will cancel H-1 freeway construction during this weekend's University of Hawaii football game at Aloha Stadium. Story »

A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket in California and arrested at a Phoenix airport earlier this week said Thursday that she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness. Story »

Super busy with last-minute preparations so I’ve got to make this quick. We’re still a go for departure for Apia and the UN conference tomorrow morning, leaving around 11 a.m. The whole sail is expected to take just under 24   Story »

Hawaii hotels set monthly records for June in total revenue, room revenue, revenue per available room and average daily room rates.  Story »

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For style and sun-safety reasons, there's no doubt hat culture is making a comeback after a steep decline that began in the 1960s. You might say Elvis changed everything. Before Elvis Presley, hat culture thrived. Story »
"Pay as You Throw" is not a new concept. More than 7,000 towns and cities nationwide offer financial incentives that encourage people to generate less garbage, and to recycle more of the rubbish they do produce. Story »

Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.

FEMA denies Iselle disaster declaration

Federal Emergency Management Administrator W. Craig Fugate denied the state's request for a major disaster declaration due to Tropical Storm Iselle, state Civil Defense announced today.

Court dismisses ACLU challenge to primary election

The state Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge to the primary election filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii.

Police looking for suspect in Zippy's robbery

Honolulu police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery of the Zippy's restaurant on Kapahulu Avenue Thursday morning.

Aloha Stadium Authority continues study

The Aloha Stadium Authority today authorized an expenditure of $155,000 to continue the process of determining the future of the aging 50,000-seat facility.

Medical field tops wage ranking in Hawaii, labor report shows

It pays to be an internist in Hawaii. Not so much, though, if you're a retail salesperson. Internists in the state average $111.32 an hour and make an average $231,550 a year, according to the Occupational Employment and Wages in Hawai‘i 2013 report issued Wednesday by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

HECO plan raises solar costs

Hawaiian Electric Co.'s new energy plan angered solar customers, who could face higher monthly bills, but pleased non-solar customers, who might see their costs drop.

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SOJA's new album tells listeners to look within
The band's new album, "Amid the Noise and the Haste," continues to spread the mesage of love, peace and positivity as forces for change. Franti and his band Spearhead join rapper Murs and SOJA for Saturday's show at the Waikiki Shell. Story »
 Judge quashes Souki subpoena in Say residency challenge
State House Speaker Joseph Souki will not have to testify this week about when he first heard of a legal challenge to state Rep. Calvin Say's residency, a state Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday.  Story »
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.  Story »

Three years ago, Scott Harding couldn't even put on football pads correctly. Now, he might be Hawaii's most dependable player. Following the path of former Hawaii punter Alex Dunnachie, Harding gave up his career playing Australian football to try his hand with the American version. Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Chocolate-making proves hard, but sweet, work
Koa Kahili describes himself as a "chocolate sommelier." Ironically, the owner and founder of Garden Island Chocolate wasn't a fan of chocolate when he was growing up. Story »

Should stand-up paddleboards be banned from Oahu south shore “surf zones” 3-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays?
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