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The federal agent charged with murder in a Waikiki fast-food restaurant shooting resumes testifying at his retrial Wednesday morning. Story »

Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency. Story »

Tropical Depression Genevieve is expected to intensify into a tropical storm Wednesday and may bring muggy weather and rains to the state Friday. Story »

Nine examples of architectural design excellence have been honored by the American Institute of Architects, Hono­lulu Chapter.  Story »

If California strawberries that stay in California are as good as residents claim, mangoes in Hawaii definitely rival that legend. The sweet and perfectly tender varieties grown on our island seem to dwarf those that are shipped in, still green and well packaged. Story »

A double whammy of rising tax rates and rising property assessments has some Oahu homeowners crying foul, and understand- ably demanding relief from the City Council and Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The city must craft a multi-step solution that eases the fiscal pain without unduly depleting city coffers.  Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

Final debates cover taxes, style

In their final face-to-face encounters before the Demo­cratic primary, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Tuesday quarreled over taxes, preschool and leadership style but did not identify any new policy differences that might help voters choose between them.

UH leader regrets how Apple situation has played out

University of Hawaii President David Lassner apologized Tuesday that a reported attempt by him to remove UH-Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple has become "a public spectacle."

Foster parents' raises fail to stop lawsuit

Hawaii foster parents this month received their first pay raise since 1990, but the increase is far from enough for those who filed a class-action lawsuit claiming foster parents are underpaid. "It's still woefully inadequate," Hono­lulu attorney Paul Alston said Tuesday.

The Weekly Eater: New Chinatown restaurant scratches the breakfast itch

When I moved back to Honolulu from Kailua a decade ago, I complained about the dearth of breakfast nooks -- save for old-fashioned pancake houses -- on this side of the island.

Cooking for rookies

It's bound to happen: You're away at college on the mainland, and a friend invites you to visit her home for a few days. Wonderful. You'll get to see how others live and get out of the dorm.

TheBuzz: Dashefsky returns to KHON to anchor 9 p.m. newscast

Howard Dashefsky will make his return to KHON-TV as anchor of the 9 p.m. weekday newscast that will debut on Monday, Sept. 8.

Site sold for $696.5M

The recent sale of Royal Hawaiian Center, Wai­kiki's largest shopping complex, totaled $696.5 million, according to Hawaii Information Service.

Abercrombie and Ige clash in Kona debate
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige clashed Tuesday morning on taxes, preschool and leadership style in a debate in the Democratic primary for governor. Story »
 Silverswords on Haleakala are displaying bumper crop
Haleakala National Park on Maui is reporting an unusual abundance of silverswords currently in bloom. The rare ahina­hina, found nowhere else in the world, is flowering atop the summit at the Kala­haku Overlook as well as along 4- to 6-mile hikes into the summit basin along the Sliding Sands Trail.  Story »
 Soccer: Team loses top scorer Fujimoto for the season
The Hawaii soccer team must find a new primary source of offense for the upcoming season. Senior striker Tiana Fujimoto had foot surgery this week and will redshirt 2014, UH coach Michele Nagamine said. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Big Isle operation shares buzz on bees and honey
When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it. So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage.  Story »

Generally, do you think the bicycle-friendly lanes and “sharrows” through Kaimuki are a good idea?
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‘Keiki In The Kitchen’ Recipe Contest
The “HMAA Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun” contest is calling on young chefs statewide to submit their best recipes. The deadline is Aug. 10. Read More »
Enforcement Lax On Improper Signs
I spotted a huge side-of-building political ad against fluoridated water on Kapahulu Avenue. It does not qualify as a site-of-business ad under our law since it’s not advertising surfboards — the interior business. It’s advertising unfluoridated water. Read More »

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