Wednesday, October 22, 2014         
The Department of Education says it needs $19 million in emergency funding from the Legislature to cover shortfalls in its school lunch and bus transportation programs, or officials warned that meal prices might go up and some bus routes could be eliminated.  Story »

Dealerships across Oahu reported getting scores of calls Tuesday from concerned car owners wondering whether they needed to bring in their vehicles for repairs, a day after federal regulators issued a warning that a bevy of cars in humid areas such as Hawaii could be at risk for defective, potentially dangerous air bags.  Story »

The Pacific Resource Partnership Political Action Committee failed to report that it paid a mainland advertising company more than $86,000 for fliers aimed at helping Mayor Kirk Caldwell and two other Hawaii candidates win election in 2012, according to a complaint against the controversial super PAC.  Story »

Two solar companies working in Hawaii have been selected to test a new energy storage technology that could help connect more rooftop photovoltaic systems to the electric grid.  Story »

 On Tap in Hawaii: Lager-style craft beers deserve a second sip
Although lager-style beers are the most popular in the world, they have gotten a bad rap in the craft beer world and have largely been ignored by U.S. craft drinkers. Of the many lager styles, the most popular is the pale lager.  Story »
From Nuuanu to downtown to Aiea, these state House districts comprise the bulk of Oahu's most-established, working-class residential communities.  Story »

Matson to pay $1M for molasses spill

Matson has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve all federal criminal charges tied to last year's 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Hono­lulu Harbor.

Invasive insect surfaces in Mililani

A palm-damaging coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found in Central Oahu — significantly expanding the known range of the palm pest on the island.

Program's fairness challenged

Anna Azevedo became the owner of a new $176,650 home on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands property earlier this year after spending 26 years waiting for a homestead. But her house — affordable by Hawaii standards — was built with a tool that could reduce the number of affordable-housing units for non-Hawaiians.

Voters go early to polls in Puna district

Rhio Markley was the last person to vote Tuesday in the Puna district. She arrived at the Nana­wale Estates Community Center in Pahoa four minutes before closing time on her antique motorcycle, which gets 90 miles to the gallon.

Make your mark on Food Day

It's entertaining to watch the Iron Chefs transform a secret ingredient in Kitchen Stadium. It's fun to visit a food truck event and try the latest food on a stick or dolled-up burger.

The Weekly Eater: Hidden oasis transports to Mediterranean

Today's restaurants can feel like TV productions with the dominant mindset that it's the high concept that sells. So we have "channels" delivering the "all-day breakfast" or touting "all organic all the time," and while those are great ideas, food in the service of a concept can feel rather soulless.

Football: In memory of dad, Kemp plays with heart

Each day, Hawaii wide receiver Marcus Kemp takes a knee and gives thanks to the inspiration he remembers only through fading pictures. "My mom got me into (football) because that's what he did," said Kemp, referring to his father, Ronald Jermaine Kemp, who died at age 25 in 1999.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Hawaii's marriage equality law makes a pending federal lawsuit moot, and instructed the lower court to dismiss the case.  Story »

 Football: Lakalaka 'back to normal,' likely to start
Running back Steven Lakalaka is embracing the light. A week ago, Lakalaka was being held out of practices while awaiting medical clearance for concussion-like symptoms lingering from the Oct. 11 game against Wyoming. Story »
Video: 20th anniversary of the Stan Sheriff Center
Hawaii Warrior World
A little bit of New York City moved into downtown Honolulu with the opening of Grondin, the creation of alumni of Zakary Pelaccio’s Fatty Crew family of Malaysian-inspired Fatty Crab and Fatty ‘Cue restaurants. • Also: Agu a Ramen Bistro and Izakaya Torae Torae   Story »

 Welcome to South Dakota
The 6-acre town of Swett, S.D., is for sale with its house, two trailers, workshop and operational tavern for $430,000. Not too pricey a deal except that as owner-mayor you'd be expected to live there. Story »

Will anyone in your household be affected by the major recall over defective auto air bags?
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The Latest Medical Breakthrough At UH
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Standing With Abused Keiki
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