Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha's handling of an incident involving an off-duty officer captured on video punching a woman at a Waipahu restaurant may have negatively affected his annual review, but the Honolulu Police Commission still rated his 2014 performance as above average.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority has set a target of hosting nearly 8.6 million visitors this year, up from the 8.3 million who came last year, despite a dip in January arrivals.
Seeing Hawaii through someone else's eyes can be enlightening, and Michal Abramovitz makes it easy by transferring her original artwork to practical items you can wear, carry with you or collect, in various forms.
Hawaii proved itself more than ready to snap out of a two-game slide. The Rainbow Warriors pounced on slumping Long Beach State 78-59 with big nights from four players and evened their Big West record at 7-7 as the conference tournament looms.
It took just four pitches for Hawaii to record its first two outs in Thursday's matchup against California. The Rainbow Wahine would stay on the field for 33 more before heading into the dugout.
This time, it wasn't quite so close. When they last met, Kalaheo needed a buzzer-beating putback by Alec MacLeod to edge Punahou in the final of the Punahou Invitational two months ago.
Richard Ha says he learned his own can-do spirit from his father, who worked the land before him on Hawaii island. Farming has always been a challenge, he said earlier this week, but now the challenges are starting to overcome even the sunniest optimist.