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Thursday, February 26, 2015         

Softening from Hawaii's international markets saw January visitor arrivals and spending dip, but gains from the domestic sector helped contain the losses. Story »


The owner of Pearlridge Center has entered a joint venture for ownership and operation of the mall. Story »


The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago. Story »

 Union rallies in support of Aston employees
Unite Here Local 5, the union representing many Hawaii hotel workers, held a rally Wednesday outside the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Aston workers are not represented by the union, and the rally was in support of winning union representation for Aston workers. Story »
Bill on UH autonomy shelved by lawmakers

Lawmakers on Wednesday shelved a bill that would have let voters decide whether the University of Hawaii should remain semi-autonomous.

Kokua Line: Shallow utility lines halted Beretania Street roadwork

Q: We have not noticed any roadwork going on, no resurfacing, repaving or repairs on Beretania Street, from University Avenue to South Street. Nothing has been done and the road is awful. What about finishing Beretania -- or even starting work on it?

Ethanol running out of gas

Mandating the use of ethanol as a transportation fuel in Hawaii was supposed to revive the local sugar industry and make the state more energy self-sufficient, but those plans never panned out.

Kapahulu store will offer big deals on vintage stock

For the past year, motorists on Kapa­hulu Avenue may have noticed Lillian Miyaki coming and going from Anchor House Antiques. Some have even stopped, hoping for a peek inside the store that's been shuttered for a decade.

Rezoning pitch for Haleiwa land rejected by board

Local developer and former politician D.G. "Andy" Anderson wants to expand Haleiwa's commercial core with more businesses and homes, but the project is drawing flak from North Shore residents.

Kim calls the shots

He's heard the command so many times during his 20-plus years as an actor that Daniel Dae Kim knows what to do when a director shouts, "Action!"

Ferd's Words: Little guided Rainbow basketball through chaos with class

Larry Little first set foot in Hawaii as coach of the Centenary Gentlemen, but not even a subsequent courtside seat to the most turbulent period in University of Hawaii athletics as the Rainbow Warriors’ basketball coach ever changed the gentleman part.

 Murder-kidnapping trial pits 3 colleagues against 1
Trial for a man accused of a fatal beating in an illegal gambling room in downtown Honolulu begins in state court Thursday. Alex Nguyen, 35, is to stand trial on charges of murder and kidnapping in connection with the April 2, 2011, death of Duc Pham. Story »
Brandon Lorenz had been in custody since turning himself in at about 4:15 p.m. Monday for investigation of three counts of first-degree attempted murder and one count of first-degree burglary. Story »

MILKEN EDUCATOR AWARD
Jana Fukada received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for excellence in education during a ceremony held at Mililani Uka Elementary School in Mililani. More Videos »



 See with your mind at bold installation
Visitors to "Fig. 1 (these things we know)," the exciting new sound installation by Andy Graydon at the Hono­lulu Museum of Art, will begin to hear the show before they, well, don't see it. Story »
 Our View: HECO should hasten rooftop solar approvals
Hawaiian Electric Co. asserts it is in the best interest of the company and all of its customers to halt approval of rooftop solar systems in certain neighborhoods until the state Public Utilities Commission rules on HECO's request to pay less for the excess energy it buys from those so-called distributed producers. Story »
 'Bows confident despite tough losses
The "what if" game is an excruciating one to play for the Hawaii baseball team. The Rainbow Warriors are 4-5 heading into their first road trip of the season that starts Thursday in Malibu, Calif., against Pepperdine (4-4). Story »
Kanani Aina Cabrales had multiple reasons for relocating clear across the country to continue her college career. The University of Hawaii softball team, in turn, added a dual-purpose pitcher to the roster. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Culinary adventure connects diners to farmers
Colin Hazama remembers making faces when he was handed the children's menu at restaurants; even as a young boy, he had a sophisticated palate. "I wanted to order things off the adult menu that most kids my age wouldn't eat," he said. Story »
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For President Barack Obama, this has been a week to guard his power. He went to court to defend his executive action on immigration while fighting an effort by lawmakers to reverse it. Story »

It was a long way down for Michael Kenney. As he neared the depths of heroin addiction, he stole prescription painkillers from his dying father, replacing them with Tylenol and leaving his father writhing in pain. Story »



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