Wednesday, April 16, 2014         

Plans for up to 1,500 residential units spread across five towers on the Kam Drive-In site across Pearlridge Center in Aiea were approved by the Honolulu City Council Wednesday.  Story »

An Oahu jury found James Kimo Moses guilty of manslaughter in the 2011 death of a 76-year-old man who suffered fatal burns from a fire Moses set in Liliha.  Story »

Hawaii's health insurance exchange has extended the deadline to enroll in coverage to April 30. Story »

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As Hawaiian Airlines' pilots begin flying this week to Beijing, their newest destination requires one cockpit item on the Airbus A330-200 that none of their other routes do: a metric conversion chart.  Story »

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The ideas keep rolling along, this time quite literally for Bob McGee, formerly of The Whole Ox Deli. His latest project is Meatball, no explanation needed.  Story »

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Even the term HPOWER captures its potency as a waste-management strategy. The plant at Campbell Industrial Park stands as a recycling success story, deriving electricity from waste that otherwise takes up a lot more space in Oahu's limited landfill space. Story »

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Kim is top moneymaker in U.S. House race

Already leading in the polls, state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is outpacing her opponents in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District House race in fundraising as well.

UH sports seeks OK to operate retail sites

The University of Hawaii athletic department is asking the Board of Regents to allow it to lease and directly run an expanded logo wear operation at Ward Centre and on campus.

Rise in Japanese entrants gives Hapalua momentum

A sixfold increase in the number of Japanese runners has helped bolster the economic and fundraising impacts of the Hapalua half-marathon and given organizers hope that one day its numbers could begin to rival its sister event, the Honolulu Marathon.

King Kale

As master multitaskers who keep their families' lives in motion, moms have a few requirements to keep all the balls in the air, especially when it comes to feeding their families: convenience, and time and cost savings.

The Weekly Eater: Menu of grilled specialties evolves, improves at Nagomi

The first time I visited Nagomi Teppan restaurant in early January, it was a work in progress. The dining room was finished but the lounge was still under construction. So I made plans to return when the work was expected to be complete, in three weeks time.

Vegas chain closes restaurant after bad health inspection

Owners of a popular tapas chain with three locations in the Las Vegas area announced Tuesday they would close a branch that recently received a bad evaluation from health inspectors.

Rescuers search for missing after S. Korea ferry sinks

Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

 Kauai facility to assist Mars flight research
NASA recently showed off a saucer-shaped Mars entry vehicle in California that is bound for Hawaii for a unique series of test flights starting in June.  Story »
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz preserved his fundraising lead over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa during the past quarter, but both Democrats saw their donations dip as the competition for campaign money increased nationally.  Story »

Hawaii lawmakers are weighing whether insurance companies should be required to cover more treatments for infertility and to update a law that some say discriminates against unmarried women.  Story »

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 Not bad for a backup plan
Academics were Angie Yoshizu's primary concern when trying to find a college that best suited her needs. Softball was always something she loved, but her desire to study nursing and biology and the ability to be near her sister on the East Coast is what drove her to Bloomfield College in New Jersey. Story »
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 Educational escapes take visitors off beaten path
Karen Lockwood met her husband, Andrew, in 1995, when they were students at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was from Hawaii; she was from California. Both were new to New England and wanted to explore it together. Story »

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Hawaii’s Surfing Congresswoman
Being in the ocean always has given her life balance, and more so now with such a demanding schedule. Read More »
New UH Student Fitness Center Opens
There’s a new building on the University of Hawaii at Manoa cam pus designed to help its students, faculty and staff be more active and live a healthier lifestyle. Read More »