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Federal Emergency Management Administrator W. Craig Fugate denied the state's request for a major disaster declaration due to Tropical Storm Iselle, state Civil Defense announced today.  Story »

The state Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge to the primary election filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii. Story »

Honolulu police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery of the Zippy's restaurant on Kapahulu Avenue Thursday morning. Story »

Hokule’a and Hikianalia crews will now wait until Friday, at least, before making the crossing from Tutuila to Apia, for the United Nations’ Small Islands Developing States Conference. With winds gusting around 30 knots in churning, unfamiliar seas … the   Story »

Hawaii hotels set monthly records for June in total revenue, room revenue, revenue per available room and average daily room rates.  Story »

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For style and sun-safety reasons, there's no doubt hat culture is making a comeback after a steep decline that began in the 1960s. You might say Elvis changed everything. Before Elvis Presley, hat culture thrived. Story »
"Pay as You Throw" is not a new concept. More than 7,000 towns and cities nationwide offer financial incentives that encourage people to generate less garbage, and to recycle more of the rubbish they do produce. Story »

Medical field tops wage ranking in Hawaii, labor report shows

It pays to be an internist in Hawaii. Not so much, though, if you're a retail salesperson. Internists in the state average $111.32 an hour and make an average $231,550 a year, according to the Occupational Employment and Wages in Hawai‘i 2013 report issued Wednesday by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

City might owe HPOWER $2M

The city could be on the hook for as much as $2 million for not handing over enough trash to the operators of the HPOWER waste-to-energy plant, a Honolulu City Council committee was told Wednesday.

Fatal wrong-way H-2 crash gets driver 4-year probation

A wrong-way driver who killed another motorist near Mililani Mortuary in 2011 mistakenly entered the H-2 freeway on an offramp because copper thieves had left the highway without lighting, the driver's lawyer said in state court Wednesday.

Army in the Pacific adopts new style of deployment

The Army in the Pacific is starting a new deployment concept this week that sends soldiers out into the region for multiple exercises and longer stays in foreign countries that are intended to reassure partner nations and develop closer relationships as the United States continues its "rebalance" to the Pacific.

HECO plan raises solar costs

Hawaiian Electric Co.'s new energy plan angered solar customers, who could face higher monthly bills, but pleased non-solar customers, who might see their costs drop.

Play perfectly captures flavor of local life in '80s

If the title of Kumu Kahua Theatre's 44th season opener, "Shoyu on Rice," sets off a loud "locally incorrect" bell in your head, you will love this play. If it doesn't, you should see this play. You will laugh, and you will learn.

Football: WR Kemp is all in all the time

University of Hawaii football receiver Marcus Kemp is the sort who takes his work home. Kemp clutches a football in his house, while he's watching television, and when he cooks.

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SOJA's new album tells listeners to look within
The band's new album, "Amid the Noise and the Haste," continues to spread the mesage of love, peace and positivity as forces for change. Franti and his band Spearhead join rapper Murs and SOJA for Saturday's show at the Waikiki Shell. Story »
 Judge quashes Souki subpoena in Say residency challenge
State House Speaker Joseph Souki will not have to testify this week about when he first heard of a legal challenge to state Rep. Calvin Say's residency, a state Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday.  Story »
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.  Story »

Three years ago, Scott Harding couldn't even put on football pads correctly. Now, he might be Hawaii's most dependable player. Following the path of former Hawaii punter Alex Dunnachie, Harding gave up his career playing Australian football to try his hand with the American version. Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Chocolate-making proves hard, but sweet, work
Koa Kahili describes himself as a "chocolate sommelier." Ironically, the owner and founder of Garden Island Chocolate wasn't a fan of chocolate when he was growing up. Story »

Should stand-up paddleboards be banned from Oahu south shore “surf zones” 3-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays?
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