Wednesday, November 26, 2014         

Dec 3 2013 Kamehameha Schools has found a buyer for the Hawaii Kai Towne Center anchored by Costco. Story »

A federal judge has ruled that Hawaii County cannot enforce a law restricting cultivation of genetically engineered crops because it's pre-empted by state law.  Story »

The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1 1/2 to two seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said. Story »

 Matson to raise cargo rates 5.4%
It's not really a good reason to stock up on rice and toilet paper, but those items along with many other goods are going to cost more to ship to Hawaii next year.  Story »
 The Little Foodie: Healthful smoothie offers power for jam-packed days
If I even have an extra minute, I have a talent for filling it. I say "yes" to too much. In theory I want to have less to do, but I usually end up with one more assignment at the end of a conversation. Story »
The unpleasant business of balancing the University of Hawaii-Manoa's budget cost one chancellor his job and continues to bedevil his successor. UH's flagship campus, while not bleeding red ink, is drawing down on its financial reserves at an unsustainable rate.  Story »

Officials ask that drivers not stop on reopened Pahoa Village Road

Hawaii County officials planned to re-open a section of Pahoa's main road at noon Wednesday with police and Hawaii National Guard troops in the area to make sure drivers don't stop to get a look at hardened lava that came within 500 feet of the road.

2 inmates walk away, 1 arrested before Thanksgiving

Two women inmates failed to return from work furlough programs on the day before Thanksgiving, while a third male inmate was arrested, the Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.

Rail to hit H-1 for 1 year

Another round of partial freeway closures is slated to begin next week — this time for construction of the rail guideway overpass.

Amemiya named to No. 2 job

Former banker Roy Ame­miya Jr., once praised by politicians and civil servants for helping maintain the integrity of city government, is back at Hono­lulu Hale, this time as Mayor Kirk Caldwell's second-in-command.

'The fountain had to go'

Removal of a filthy water feature at Chinatown's Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Park should be completed by the end of November, giving hope to residents that the work will eliminate an unhealthy and unsafe haven in the neighborhood and draw more people to the Hawaii Theatre next door.

HCDA board OKs 3 towers in Kakaako

Three more condominium towers could start to rise along Ala Moana Boulevard in Kakaako next year following development permit approvals granted by a state agency Tuesday.

TheBuzz: Shaloha's pillowy pitas push wholesale expansion

The cloud-soft pitas served at the 2-year-old Shaloha restaurant in Kai­muki have proved so popular that co-owners Sagi Asis­ko­vich and Mor Elkes­lassy have formed a new company, with additional partner Ziv Memran, to expand the bakery operation's capacity and its wholesale reach.

This year, the NCAA has approved unlimited meals and snacks, or "training table," for all athletes. Prior to the change, only scholarship athletes would receive three meals a day or a food stipend. More Videos »
 Sales will be ringing for stores as thanks still echo
Rather than just breaking bread on Thanksgiving, Hawaii retailers are hoping consumers will take some time to break the bank instead.  Story »
 Football: Kemp is grateful for all the support
This past weekend, Hawaii wideout Marcus Kemp was trending. "I've gotten a lot of notifications on Twitter and a lot of notifications on Facebook," said Kemp, whose 20-yard scoring catch as time expired led the Warriors to a 37-35 victory over UNLV.  Story »
There is comfort in routine. Knowing what to expect, being on auto pilot where it's more about the doing than the thinking. It's been that way for the Hawaii volleyball team nearly every Tuesday since Aug. 26. Early alarms, early taping and early setup in Gym I for a 6 a.m. practice. Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Molokai's Christmas bash embraces everyone
At Molokai's Parade of Lights, Christmas exuberance is expressed in delightfully unexpected ways. One year, a float featured a whole pig cooking on a rotisserie. Another year, spectators oohed and aahed at the menagerie on an entry. Story »

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As oil prices continue to plummet, the once-dominant international cartel of producers is losing its sway over the global energy markets. At its meeting Thursday in Vienna, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the group of 12 oil producing nations, is under pressure to at least announce modest cuts in an effort to shore up the markets. Story »

What kind of Thanksgiving gathering will you have?
30 Years Of City Lights
One of the best things about Christmas in Hawaii, Honolulu City Lights, debuts a new set of characters when the tree lights go on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Read More »
Zipping Along The North Shore
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