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Hawaii hotels, which set a record of $4.06 billion in total hotel revenue for the first nine months of the year, achieved the nation's second-best average daily rate and revenue-per-available room behind New York. Story »


Army criminal investigators say they have identified a person of interest in the killing of a soldier's wife found dead in the couple's Honolulu home. Story »


The former Fisherman's Wharf restaurant at Kewalo Basin was demolished Thursday morning as part of a redevelopment plan by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Story »

 
 Nanakuli recycling facility is a big step for isle energy and economy, officials say 
PVT Land Co. introduced its recycling system to state and city officials at a blessing ceremony Wednesday at the company's Nanakuli facility. State Sen. Mike Gabbard and former state Rep. Karen Awana praised the project after PVT Land introduced a machine that can create fuel to help power Oahu homes. Story »
Lip balms get fancy as demand for the slick soothers grows
Artisanal or oozing with luxury, lip balms are having a moment. Joining cutesy offerings intended for kids and go-to standards around for years are newer lip scrubs, color tints and balms that ask buyers to put their money where their mouths are for good causes.  Story »
The Kaena Point State Park Reserve, a wild and beautiful public treasure, needs help. Years of uncontrolled off-road vehicles scouring the land on the Mokuleia side of the reserve have left great swaths of erosion, trampled vegetation and exposed soil washing into the ocean.  Story »

Hundreds of isles' homeless are new to state

About 6 percent of Hawaii's homeless population — or about 600 people — arrived in the Aloha State in only the last 12 months, according to a new University of Hawaii report.

U.S. Rep Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

A Thursday statement from the suburban Chicago Democrat says the baby was born earlier this week and named Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey. Duckworth says former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii acted as Hawaiian elder and selected the baby's middle name.

Abercrombie's legacy

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Wednesday described the legalization of same-sex marriage as his proudest accomplishment as governor and said he wished he had done more to convince the public of the need for shared sacrifice near the end of the recession.

Tree's plight parallels that of isles' koa

It's a giant tree so awe-inspiring that the local Maoris named it Tane Mahuta, or "God of the Forest." But a sad truth, they add, is that before industry and disease claimed most of this country's large kauri trees, Tane Mahuta wasn't so extraordinary.

Prosecutor gets PAC gripes

The city prosecutor's office is now tasked with deciding whether criminal charges are warranted in connection with two complaints related to the 2012 mayoral campaign activities of the Pacific Resource Partnership Political Action Committee.

Basketball: Bobbitt leads UH blowout

Junior point guard Roderick Bobbitt became just the second player in program history to go double-digits in three categories in a game as he recorded 12 points, 10 assists and 10 steals in an 89-71 romp over Hawaii Hilo on Wednesday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Football: Senior Yap has become team's vocal leader

Setting up for a quick video, Beau Yap offers to switch places with the interviewer to adjust to the angle of the morning sun. Once in place, he speaks comfortably about Hawaii's upcoming senior night game and his memories of playing in Aloha Stadium.

VIDEO: THE GREEN MACHINE
PVT Land Co. introduced its new recycling system in Nanakuli that will be able to process up to 900 tons of feedstock a day, enough to power thousands of homes.
 Acquisition creates rail project conflict
A global engineering and design firm that holds three Oahu rail project contracts has purchased a rival company that holds the contract to oversee the design firm's work, forcing city officials to look at ways to resolve an apparent conflict of interest.  Story »
They are essential to the success of Hawaii's child welfare system. They take in abused and neglected children, some with complicated physical or emotional problems, and temporarily care for them, house them and nurture them.  Story »

 Basketball: Beeman undaunted by daunting schedule
The immediate task is daunting enough to keep Laura Beeman's attention from wandering past the next game, let alone the next month. That said, the Rainbow Wahine basketball coach recognizes the potential down-the-line benefits in the challenges her team will face over the next two weeks at the Stan Sheriff Center. Story »
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Honey festival puts sweet spotlight on local bees
When most people travel, they buy mugs, postcards and T-shirts for souvenirs. Lauren Rusert comes home with honey. More than 40 jars and bottles of the sweetener are lined up on a shelf in her kitchen. Story »
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From his desk in Lower Manhattan, a banker at Goldman Sachs thumbed through confidential documents — courtesy of a source inside the U.S. government. Story »










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Best Friends Find ‘Fortune’ Fun
Two former Kauai High School (KHS) cheerleaders are “wheeling” over their tiny “fortune” after appearing on national television two Mondays ago. Read More »
 
Tours Seeks To Bolster Chinatown Biz
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