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Thursday, July 24, 2014         
Oahu property owners unhappy over significantly higher tax bills based on a tax rate 71 percent above last year are demanding relief from the Honolulu City Council. Story »

The majority of the approximately 150 members serving on various state boards and commissions affected by the state's new financial disclosure law will not have their information made public until next year.  Story »

A bartender who served State Department special agent Christopher Deedy before the agent shot a man to death in 2011 said he was "calm, collected, soft-spoken," adding, "His speech was clear."  Story »

 
Central Pacific Bank posted its 14th consecutive profitable quarter and increased its dividend but saw earnings decline 35.9 percent in the April-June period primarily due to a large gain on the sale of mainland foreclosure assets a year earlier. Story »

 What's in store: 'Project Runway' returns
'Project Runway' returns • Ocean travel is theme • Fishcake's market Sunday • Basketball shoe for girls • Pamper your summer skin  Story »
ll 51 state House seats will be up for grabs this year, but only 19 races include primary challenges. That's a shame. State representatives wield huge influence over life in Hawaii, and the electorate would benefit from more vigorous competition.  Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

RIMPAC tour provides glimpse at life aboard Chinese hospital ship

The "soft power" side of China's participation in Rim of the Pacific war games was on display Wednesday on its hospital ship about 46 miles north of Oahu.

David Ige: The race for Governor

State Sen. David Ige's approach to public service is rooted in three simple principles: Be open and honest in communication; be respectful and listen to all views; and do the right thing in the right way.

National group sets up in isles to back Schatz

MoveOn.org, a national progressive advocacy group, has opened an office in Honolulu to help coordinate a get-out-the-vote drive on behalf of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Democratic primary for Senate.

Kalaeloa rentals plan praised

Former military barracks at the old Barbers Point Naval Air Station might become affordable rental apartments as soon as April under a more than $10 million renovation plan detailed Tuesday at a public hearing.

Style Smarts: Dressing appropriately for school

The last time I wrote a story on children's back-to-school fashion two years ago, I received a follow-up letter from an anonymous, desperate and besieged teacher who gave a failing grade to campus style trends.

Golf: Hayashi, Carll team for Four-Ball title

At the end of a day that started with stressful semifinals, the Nike Golf/Aloha Section PGA Four-Ball Match Play Championship ended Wednesday with an anticlimactic concession.

Football: Chow vows Hawaii will be better

Head coach Norm Chow vowed to field an improved University of Hawaii football team this season. "We're going to be better," said Chow, who spoke at the Mountain West Conference's Football Media Days on Wednesday.

 Court can't decide House standards, state says
The state House has sought to intervene in the legal dispute over Rep. Calvin Say's residency, arguing that the House, and not the courts, has exclusive jurisdiction over the qualifications of its members.  Story »
Motorists and businesses could see relief Monday from the sinkhole mess that has clogged traffic heading into Kailua town since July 11, city officials say.  Story »

 Football: Woolsey to lead off QB camp
Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey will take the first snap of training camp, but that will not ensure being named the University of Hawaii's starting quarterback for the Aug. 30 opener against Washington. Story »
Head coach Norm Chow vowed to field an improved University of Hawaii football team this season. "We're going to be better," said Chow, who spoke at the Mountain West Conference's Football Media Days on Wednesday. Story »

 







 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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