Tuesday, July 29, 2014         

Police caught a man escaped from the Laumaka Work Furlough Center on Monday.  Story »

The gateway into Kailua for traffic arriving from Honolulu has been reopened, city officials report. Story »

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. Story »

A new local foundation seeks to bring accountability to nonprofits and assurances to donors. Hawaii VA Loans President and founder Gabe Amey has established the Hawaii VA Foundation to better manage the new format of his 3-year-old fundraising efforts. Story »

 5 Things We Love
5 Things We Love is a shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. What are you loving this week? Send a brief description of your latest favorite thing, where to find it and how much it costs, along with your name and contact info to features@staradvertiser.com. Story »
The City Council has let the perfect be the enemy of the good — the necessary, in fact — by walking away from the imperative to improve Waikiki's rapidly decaying public spaces. Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

Local bank to expand to Kaimuki with land purchase

Finance Factors has purchased commercial property at the corner of Waialae and 8th Avenues and will locate a branch there.

Hawaii company makes $2.6M on land sale

Kaupulehu Investors LLC, a subsidiary of Barnwell Industries Inc., has netted $2,640,000 for the sale of its interest in Hualalai Resort.

Property valuations by city spur disbelief, derision

When Lambert Wai received a notice from the city regarding the value of his Gail Street home, he was stunned.

Apple's ouster 'a disaster' for UH

The ouster of University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple would hurt the university's ability to overcome a budget shortfall and compound problems already facing the flagship campus, key faculty members say.

Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college

President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

Close calls raise alarm at pools

A frantic woman jumped into an Ewa Beach condominium pool last week and pulled up her limp 2-year-old son from the bottom. "He was blue," said a resident at Palm Villas 1 who watched helplessly.

Garden Party: Fresh surprises

Meg Lin is not afraid to pick up power tools and get her hands dirty. She's built raised-bed garden plots at her Manoa Valley home, created a three-step composting system, made a rain catchment system to save water, set up a worm composting bin for food scraps, and more.

 Kokua Line: Seat belts used in TV ad, governor's campaign says
Question: Regarding Gov. Neil Abercrombie's campaign commercial in which he plays a taxicab driver: Even though it is a commercial, aren't the governor and his passengers supposed to buckle up? It's the law. Story »
 Wave energy comes ashore
This fall, Oahu is poised to be the first place in the United States where electricity generated by ocean waves is connected to a power grid — a milestone in the budding wave energy industry, officials say.  Story »
 Further Review: Apple's legacy will include mark he left on UH athletics
It was two years ago this month when Tom Apple — during his first week on the job as University of Hawaii Manoa chancellor — was trotted out in front of reporters to talk about something that had gone terribly awry. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Big Isle operation shares buzz on bees and honey
When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it. So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage.  Story »

What do you think about Tom Apple, University of Hawaii-Manoa’s chancellor, reportedly being ousted?
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Prudential Locations’ Breakfast Of Champions
Prudential Locations’ Kapahulu office served free fried rice to the public, and agents and staff members lined Kapahulu Avenue to say mahalo with celebratory signs. Read More »
Battling Arthritis One Day At A Time
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