Friday, December 19, 2014         
Gov. David Ige on Thursday met with civil defense officials, stopped by area schools, and visited the Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station where the public may view a cooling lava flow. He also paid a visit to the Pahoa Marketplace. Story »

Facing lagging revenues and soaring costs, Oahu's rail transit system finds itself at yet another crossroads. The 20-mile, 21-station project is now on course to cost anywhere between $550 million and $700 million more than originally thought. Story »

June 30 2014 Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard said it plans to hire 731 workers this fiscal year, a significant boost for high-paying jobs at the state's largest industrial employer. The shipyard has 4,523 civilian workers and 462 military members. Story »

 Hawaiian flies 10M passengers in 1 year
Hawaiian Airlines has served a record 10 million customers this year, the company said Thursday. Hawaiian Airlines' first 10 million passengers took nearly 40 years to carry, from 1929 to 1967, the company said. Story »
Justices question challenge to same-sex marriage law

With legal opinion nationally shifting toward marriage equality, justices on the state Supreme Court on Thursday took a skeptical view of a state House lawmaker's challenge to Hawaii's marriage law.

'Good news' for the isles

Hawaii's economy is showing steady improvement, with the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reporting a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4 percent for the month of November, falling from 4.1 percent in October.

Rearview Mirror: Trumans' Hawaii vacation delighted local residents

A year ago, I wrote about how a local boy saved first lady Bess Truman from falling into the Hudson River while boarding the USS Missouri. This week, I have another story of Harry and Bess Truman, who spent a month vacationing on Coconut Island in Kaneohe Bay in 1953.

"30 Rock” alumnus Judah Friedlander at The Republik

Best known for his role as writer Frank Rossitano on the NBC hit comedy series “30 Rock,” Friedlander headlines the World Champion Christmas Comedy Show at The Republik on Sunday.

Name in the News: Sandra Pfund

Barely two weeks as chief of the city's new Office of Strategic Development, Sandra Pfund is working to fast-track housing on city property, especially for homeless people who need "wraparound" mental-health and social services.

Kauai couple surprises in 'Race'

Lured by the adventure of a lifetime and a $1 million prize, Kauai surfer Bethany Hamilton and husband Adam "Honey Buns" Dirks raced around the world and into Friday's season finale of "The Amazing Race."

H.S. Basketball: Final 4 looks classic

Sophomore point guard Lindell Wigginton scored 12 points, 6-10 center Daniel Giddens had 10 and 6-8 forward Khadim Sy added nine as Oak Hill turned an eight-point halftime lead into an 82-39 runaway over 'Iolani.

From concerts and plays to mall Santas and light displays, there’s so much to do and see in Honolulu. Story »

 Facts of the Matter: No one knows what sparked our ancestors' use of fire
Greek mythology has Prometheus sneaking up to Olympus to steal fire from the gods. A scientific look back through prehistory visualizes a gradual process of exploration that reached a point where people learned to make and control their own fires. Story »
Hawaii County plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling invalidating a county law restricting genetically modified crops on the island. The County Council voted 5-4 to appeal the ruling, West Hawaii Today reported Thursday.  Story »

Movie Review: 3 leads shine in unsettling true story
"Foxcatcher" is a brooding, particularly American horror story of seduction, rejection, betrayal and murder set in the world of Olympic wrestling. A despairing, intentionally disturbing film that draws us into a maelstrom of desperate emotions, it holds up a dark mirror to the American dream and does not like what it sees. Story »
Barely two weeks as chief of the city's new Office of Strategic Development, Sandra Pfund is working to fast-track housing on city property, especially for homeless people who need "wraparound" mental-health and social services. Story »

 Unwind Australia's coastline
Australia's legendary Pacific Coast drive will take you from Sydney in New South Wales with its prominent Opera House, spectacular harbor views, inherent beach culture and bustling city life across to the neighboring state of Queensland to its capital, Brisbane.  Story »

Media partner
Cuba has many economic problems, including the inefficiencies of central planning and the long trade embargo with the United States. Yet the country has a thriving public health system that has made its population among the healthiest in the world. Story »

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We All Can Be ‘Cooking Hawaiian Style’
Just in time for Christmas gift giving, the cookbook features recipes from the well-known celebrities and chefs who have been on the show, along with their interesting and entertaining stories. Read More »
Whither Polygamy
Those of us who espoused same-gender marriage on the grounds that government should not control whom we marry find ourselves in a bit of a pickle about polygamy. Read More »

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