When word spread Monday that billionaire Larry Ellison, the owner of 98 percent of Lanai, has set his eyes on the islands to hold the 2017 America's Cup yacht race, the reaction in Hawaii was quick and mostly positive.
With several pule (chants) to summon the spirit of island ancestors and numerous pushes from volunteers, Hawaii's most renowned voyaging canoe slipped into the waters off Honolulu on Monday — and into a new frontier.
State lawmakers are clashing with the Executive Office on Aging over whether Kupuna Care services should be provided to poor seniors — a disagreement that flared up in a committee hearing on aging program funding Monday.
A Kapahulu retail complex and Chinese restaurant that share the Hee Hing name are slated for overhauls next month that will downsize the restaurant while upgrading the building and adding a new tenant, a second Honolulu location for craft beer pub Pint and Jigger.
When a 16-year-old Kathi Mendes of Riverdale, Calif., learned her family would be hosting an exchange student from Japan, she was far from excited.
With more than 400 men, women and children in Hawaii on the waiting list for a kidney donation, Sidney Uehara's future seemed bleak.
UH heads into the Big West tournament in an ornery mood upon discovery of the all-conference awards on Monday morning.