Wednesday, July 23, 2014         
Even though a judge more than four years ago found the state liable for breach of trust in a class-action lawsuit the plaintiffs filed in 1999, the case still is moving slowly through the damages phase and is far from being resolved. A recent attempt at court-ordered mediation failed to yield a settlement. Story »

Hot, thirsty, hungry and tired, a team of four sunburned men from the four corners of the world rowed into the Ala Wai Boat Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, ending an epic 43-day journey across the Pacific. Story »

A McDonald's customer said he momentarily thought he had prevented a fight in the Kuhio Avenue restaurant one early November 2011 morning when he was able to pull Shane Medei­ros aside and tell him that off-duty U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy was drunk and wasn't going to fight. Story »

Matson Inc. has finalized a proposed legal settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and a whistleblower over fuel surcharge reimbursements that will cost the Hawaii-based ocean cargo transportation company $10 million.  Story »

 By Request: Chicken and lychee sauce make a really great team
The world gives us many great food combinations: peanut butter and chocolate, sea salt and caramel, furikake and popcorn.  Story »
Other than a very few hot electoral battles this election cycle — Sen. Malama Solomon will face off again with her predecessor in that Hawaii island seat, Lorraine Inouye — there will be few challenges to the status quo in the Legislature. Story »

Blocked manhole overflows, spilling sewage

Water samples will again be taken at Palolo Stream, along the Ala Wai Canal and off Magic Island on Wednesday after more than 103,000 gallons of raw sewage poured out of a manhole in Palolo that someone intentionally plugged.

Profits up as routes mature

Hawaiian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Mark Dunkerley said the company's financial performance is on an upward trajectory and that the second half of the year should be even better.

Hotel figures bust records for May

Stronger hotel room demand in May broke a yearlong occupancy slump, helping Hawaii's hoteliers hit three monthly performance records while achieving the nation's highest room rates.

TheBuzz: Eatery keeps serving favorites despite uncertainty over lease

Many pause at the door to review menu options first; nevertheless, a steady stream of customers walks through the door at Pepper's Place in Kai­lua Shopping Center.

Legume of their own

When life gave the Bayles family lemons, they didn't turn them into lemonade. Instead, they turned out chickpea snacks — bags of dry-roasted crunchy treats, produced through their fledgling Chic Naturals company, in a growing variety of flavors now selling in a growing number of stores across the nation.

The Weekly Eater: Diner en Blanc dazzles in Honolulu debut

They came with their picnic baskets and tables and chairs and linens, congregating in the parking lot of Iolani Palace for the inaugural Diner en Blanc Hono­lulu event Saturday.

Football: Rainbows projected last in West Division

As widely expected, a media poll predicted the University of Hawaii football team will finish last — sixth out of six teams — in the Mountain West Conference's West Division this season.

 Rivals tout cultural and community ties
The two candidates seeking Wai­pahu's state House District 38 seat have long ties to the community, a record of activism and legislative experience. Story »
President Barack Obama has recorded a radio advertisement for Gov. Neil Aber­crombie's re-election campaign, describing the governor as a partner who made "gutsy decisions" to tackle a state budget crisis and invest in early childhood education. Story »

 Football: Hawaii's home is in MWC, its chief assures
Despite college football's changing landscape, the University of Hawaii football team will have a home in the Mountain West Conference, league commissioner Craig Thompson said on Tuesday.  Story »
As widely expected, a media poll predicted the University of Hawaii football team will finish last — sixth out of six teams — in the Mountain West Conference's West Division this season.  Story »


Hawaii's Best 2014

 Hawaii's Backyard: Otsuji Farm provides a taste of healthful living
"How do you like my office?" Edwin Otsuji asks as visitors admire a panorama that stretches from Diamond Head to Maunalua Bay. "Beautiful, yeah? That's why vegetables grow so well here; they love the view." Story »

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