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Local developer Peter Savio plans to expand his Pagoda hotel brand to Maui with the purchase of the Maui Beach Hotel, an adjacent golf course and a vacant lot where the circa-1953 Maui Palms Hotel once stood.  Story »

Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, hoping voters have grown weary of both Democrats and Republicans, will run for governor as an independent.  Story »

As a building block for the Hawaii defensive line, Moses Samia knows the importance of a solid foundation. The senior returns as a veteran leader for a Rainbow Warriors defensive front undergoing a renovation and relies on the power stored in his legs to hold up against double teams in the middle of the line of scrimmage. Story »

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The U.S. Treasury stands to make $35.9 million from the sale of 2.85 million Central Pacific shares at $12.75 each. Shown is Central Pacific Bank's branch at South King Street. When the real estate meltdown left Central Pacific Bank on the brink of collapse more than three years ago, it restructured its loan portfolio and raised $325 million in investor capital to stay afloat.  Story »

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Nordstrom welcomes Kate Moss collection • Hawaii Opera Theatre holding fundraiser • Kimo bear to help ease keiki cancer patients Story »

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The large pay raises an arbitration panel awarded public school principals come amid an era of rising expectations for Hawaii's public schools — expectations that will be met only if the Department of Education succeeds in holding principals ultimately accountable for the success or failure of their schools.  Story »

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Environmental chiefs vow to support trip

When the Polynesian Voyaging Society's two double-hulled canoes embark on their unprecedented worldwide sail next month, they aim to spread a message to protect what the group has dubbed "Island Earth."

Ex-church official is accused of sex abuse 3 decades ago

On the eve of a critical deadline, a woman Wednesday sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu and its former vicar general, Marc Alexander, accusing him of sexually abusing her 30 years ago when she was a minor and he was working at St. John Vianney in Kailua.

Mililani High journalists earn raft of state awards

Mililani High School garnered the most awards among the state's public and private schools that submitted entries for the 45th annual Hawaii High School Journalism Awards.

Solar survey blisters HECO

Hawaiian Electric Co. and its sister utilities did not fare well in a new opinion poll that showed 9 out of 10 residents in their service areas believe the companies have slowed rooftop solar installations to protect their profits.

Ageless appeal

There's a 44-year age difference between the youngest (Lori Monden, 20) and oldest (Cynthia Verano, 64) of 15 designers to be featured during Honolulu Community College's annual senior fashion show, confirmation that a love of fashion transcends age and the ages.

Golf: Kua's habit is winning

Attempting to win a golf tournament that truly matters to you can shake your soul, whether it is the third LPGA Lotte Championship, the 56th Mid-Pacific Open or a Turkey Shoot involving 8-year-olds.

H.S. Golf: Nishiura repeats in girls; Grant wins boys

Mililani sophomore Mari Nishiura repeated as OIA girls champ and Moanalua's Brant Grant cleared the field by three strokes as a senior to win the boys title on Turtle Bay's Fazio Course on Wednesday.

Merrie Monarch Festival
Artist's new creations timed to Merrie Monarch Festival
Jewelry designer Sig Zane's new projects embrace a sense of place and a connection to the community.  Read more  »
 Floral welcome 
The fragrance and color of flowers adorn dancers, spectators and the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium during the Merrie Monarch Festival.  Story »
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 Top of the order for Leilehua too much for Kailua in OIA playoffs
The Mules' first two batters in the order -- Chenoa Au and Tiana Cantero-Kawelo -- combined to score five runs and drive in six in Leilehua's 13-3 win over Kailua in the first round of the OIA Red softball playoffs Wednesday. Story »
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 Photography expert helps folks take their best shot
With that brief introduction, Michael Gilbert sums up his Outdoor Photography: Light, Composition & Gesture class: The key to photography is not mastering sophisticated equipment; it's being aware of your surroundings and responding to them. Story »

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Merrie Monarch Ignoring ‘Hula Mua’
Merrie Monarch is here, and if you’re a Hilo mer chant or a competing halau, this is the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl wrapped in one. Read More »
Ghosts Of Hawaii’s Past
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