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Pahoa community members are being assured that a lava flow doesn't pose an immediate threat. Story »


Marie is no longer a tropical storm in the Eastern Pacific, but the surf generated when Marie was still a hurricane is bringing advisory-level waves to east shores of Hawaii and the remnants of the storm are moving northeast of the islands and blocking the usual, cooling tradewinds. Story »


Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago. Story »

 
Super busy with last-minute preparations so I’ve got to make this quick. We’re still a go for departure for Apia and the UN conference tomorrow morning, leaving around 11 a.m. The whole sail is expected to take just under 24   Story »

The label on each container of Sea Salts of Hawaii tells the buyer a story about the main ingredient's relationship to the islands. "It gives them something to connect to," said owner Sandra Gibson.  Story »

"Kundo: Age of the Rampant" may be unknown to the broader American public, but for fans of South Korean cinema, it's already legendary. The film debuted in its home country this year with an opening-day box-office record. Story »

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SOJA's new album tells listeners to look within
The band's new album, "Amid the Noise and the Haste," continues to spread the mesage of love, peace and positivity as forces for change. Franti and his band Spearhead join rapper Murs and SOJA for Saturday's show at the Waikiki Shell. Story »
A federal judge's ruling against a Kauai County ordinance regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops should bring some legal clarity to the contentious debate over who gets to control GMOs in Hawaii. Story »

Customers won't feel new rates, HECO says

Hawaiian Electric Co. President and CEO Dick Rosenblum defended the utility's proposed rate changes Thursday, including the $55 minimum rate for all customers and higher monthly charge for new solar owners.

Builder wants state to alter tower rules

There could be fewer moderate-priced homes in the Ward Village master-planned community in Kakaako if the state approves a request from project developer Howard Hughes Corp.

Sidewalk clearing bills OK'd by panel

The city is negotiating with the state to use vacant property at Sand Island as a temporary site for Oahu's homeless individuals and families to set up tents and receive help from service providers, Caldwell administration officials told members of the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee Thursday.

Ride-sharing firms defend business while taxi company objects

Members of the City Council on Thursday continued to explore Honolulu's nascent paid ride-sharing industry and openly asked whether it should be up to the city or state to impose regulations similar to the rules required of the city's 1,500 taxicab drivers.

TGIF: SOJA's new album tells listeners to look within

The band's new album, "Amid the Noise and the Haste," continues to spread the mesage of love, peace and positivity as forces for change. Franti and his band Spearhead join rapper Murs and SOJA for Saturday's show at the Waikiki Shell.

Name in the News: Ed Case

Political iconoclast Ed Case was back in the media spotlight on primary-election night, but not because he was running for office.

Football: Hawaii vs. Washington: Some memorable scraps

Rick Blangiardi appreciates sports reporters. As general manager of Hawaii News Now, he even employs them. But when it comes to trusting their ability to pick football outcomes …

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 UH professor unveiled real Hello Kitty
A University of Hawaii anthropology professor sent reverberations around the world Thursday after letting the cat out of the bag: Hello Kitty is actually a girl, not a cat. Who knew? Story »
A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval. Story »

 Norm Chow works to pay back those who match his effort
Every morning during football season, Norm Chow awakens at 3:30. There is no alarm clock, no early-rising rooster. "It's just a habit," Chow said. Chow has time to shower, gather his thoughts, and prepare for the 6:30 a.m. quarterbacks meeting.  Story »
 
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Chocolate-making proves hard, but sweet, work
Koa Kahili describes himself as a "chocolate sommelier." Ironically, the owner and founder of Garden Island Chocolate wasn't a fan of chocolate when he was growing up. Story »
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