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Monday, March 02, 2015         
After delivering a no-frills State of the City speech last week, Hono­lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will likely submit an equally low-key budget package to the City Council on Monday.  Story »

A 63-year-old visitor from Michigan is dead and a Hawaii island police officer on administrative leave following an early morning collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of Wa­ik­oloa Road in South Kohala on Sunday.  Story »

Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. Story »

Boutique brands hide roots in familiar companies
At a taco shop in Southern Cali­for­nia, milkshakes are served in Mason jars, and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat.  Story »
Opportunities sprout from farming initiative

When Leonard Hall got laid off from his job at a geo-engineering firm a few years ago, he was ready to launch his own farm and had even cooked up a 32-page business plan.

Kokua Line: 'Dog' Chapman gate lacks self-locking mechanism

Question: In 2011 I remember reading about a dispute over the front gate of Duane "Dog" Chapman's estate in Portlock as to the height and signage on the gate.

Tide coming in for nonprofit

The nonprofit Wai­kiki Community Center, which broke even for the first time in 2013 and finished 2014 with a surplus, is hoping the Duke Kaha­na­moku Beach Challenge, its annual signature watersports event, will keep it riding high.

Garden Party: Angel Ramos tends a collection of 4,000 plants

Angel Ramos, 86, has never not been growing plants, whether as a hobby or for survival. Raised in Ilocos Norte in the Philippines, he and his six siblings helped tend his impoverished family's crops. He learned to grow things from seed. "We had to farm because there were no jobs," said Ramos.

Popular Waikiki eatery uses composters to cut food waste

Duke's Waikiki has a problem that most restaurants would envy: The longtime restaurant at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is often packed. But the high volume of customers also means a high level of food waste.

Hard work by team, staff has been a key factor

He cradled it. He clutched it. He would not let it go. The HHSAA state championship trophy, in all its koa glory, looked right at home in the long arms of Kupaa Harrison.

 More access to USS Utah Memorial sought
The USS Utah, a target and training ship, took two torpedoes on Dec. 7, 1941, capsized and was only partially righted using cables that are rusting away on a portion of its hull still jutting from Pearl Harbor.  Story »
During my recent visit to the Portland Audubon House in Oregon, I fell in love with a turkey vulture named Ruby. Story »

Daylenn Pua's family remained hopeful as Monday approached, marking the fourth day since Pua left Wai­anae to hike Haiku Stairs alone in a T-shirt, shorts and slippers.  Story »




 5 Things We Love
Mochi fair offers sweet delights • Dolls show off attitude, spirit • Cosmetics support education for girls • Find calm while creating gifts with origami set • Celebrate with Hello Kitty figures Story »
 Our View: Volunteer help welcome but parks still city's kuleana
There's plenty to like in Mayor Kirk Caldwell's E Paka Kakou initiative, which commits to spending more to improve Honolulu's public parks, and, dovetailing with a bill before the City Council, encourages community members to also spruce up the facilities.  Story »
 Wahine pump out win over Spartans 
Sarina Jaramillo went to the plate ready to unleash some frustration. "I had some anger in me," the Hawaii shortstop said of her at-bat in the bottom of the fourth inning of Sunday's game against San Jose State. Story »
A series that started off so promising ended with a thud on Sunday. Hawaii allowed eight runs after the sixth inning as Pepperdine pounded UH pitching for the third time in four days to win 10-5 and take the series at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu, Calif. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Fashionably lathed
In the gifted hands of John Mydock, blocks of rigid wood are transformed into art that curves, bends and even seems to shine like glass. The renowned Hawaii island artist uses the painstaking processes of pyrography and pearlizing to embellish his vessels.  Story »
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It was evening at one of this city's most popular yoga centers, and teacher training was about to begin. Students wore flowing genie pants. Votive candles lit a classroom. Annie Prasad Freedom, the studio's founder, greeted arriving yogis.  Story »

Millions of Chinese, gripped and outraged, watched a 104-minute documentary video over the weekend that begins with a slight woman in jeans and a white blouse walking on to a stage dimly lit in blue. As an audience looks on somberly, the woman, Chai Jing, displays a graph of brown-red peaks with occasional troughs.  Story »



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