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Wednesday, April 16, 2014         

The full overnight closures will continue until sometime in July, when the freeway reconstruction work from Ward Avenue to the Likelike Highway is slated to wrap, transportation officials said at a briefing Wednesday. Story »


The trial of a 39-year-old Marine accused of killing a prostitute will be held Monday at Marine Corps Base at Kaneohe Bay. Story »


Hawaii's health insurance exchange has extended the deadline to enroll in coverage to April 30. Story »

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As Hawaiian Airlines' pilots begin flying this week to Beijing, their newest destination requires one cockpit item on the Airbus A330-200 that none of their other routes do: a metric conversion chart.  Story »

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The ideas keep rolling along, this time quite literally for Bob McGee, formerly of The Whole Ox Deli. His latest project is Meatball, no explanation needed.  Story »

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Even the term HPOWER captures its potency as a waste-management strategy. The plant at Campbell Industrial Park stands as a recycling success story, deriving electricity from waste that otherwise takes up a lot more space in Oahu's limited landfill space. Story »

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Gore praises Hawaii's environmental efforts

Al Gore brought his inconvenient truth to Hawaii on Tuesday night, praising local officials for making progress on global warming issues but saying there's more work ahead.

UH sports seeks OK to operate retail sites

The University of Hawaii athletic department is asking the Board of Regents to allow it to lease and directly run an expanded logo wear operation at Ward Centre and on campus.

Rise in Japanese entrants gives Hapalua momentum

A sixfold increase in the number of Japanese runners has helped bolster the economic and fundraising impacts of the Hapalua half-marathon and given organizers hope that one day its numbers could begin to rival its sister event, the Honolulu Marathon.

King Kale

As master multitaskers who keep their families' lives in motion, moms have a few requirements to keep all the balls in the air, especially when it comes to feeding their families: convenience, and time and cost savings.

The Weekly Eater: Menu of grilled specialties evolves, improves at Nagomi

The first time I visited Nagomi Teppan restaurant in early January, it was a work in progress. The dining room was finished but the lounge was still under construction. So I made plans to return when the work was expected to be complete, in three weeks time.

Vegas restaurant chain closes branch after bad health inspection

Owners of a popular tapas chain with three locations in the Las Vegas area announced Tuesday they would close a branch that recently received a bad evaluation from health inspectors.

Rescuers search for missing after S. Korea ferry sinks

MOKPO, South Korea >> Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

 Schatz keeps fundraising edge on Hanabusa
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz preserved his fundraising lead over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa during the past quarter, but both Democrats saw their donations dip as the competition for campaign money increased nationally.  Story »
Already leading in the polls, state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is outpacing her opponents in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District House race in fundraising as well.  Story »

Hawaii lawmakers are weighing whether insurance companies should be required to cover more treatments for infertility and to update a law that some say discriminates against unmarried women.  Story »

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 Rise. And shine
Inbee Park's remarkable consistency has kept her atop the world golf rankings for a full year now. Michelle Wie has added that attribute to her game in greater measure in a swift ascent up the chart this season as she returns home for the LPGA Lotte Championship Story »
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 Educational escapes take visitors off beaten path
Karen Lockwood met her husband, Andrew, in 1995, when they were students at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was from Hawaii; she was from California. Both were new to New England and wanted to explore it together. Story »

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Hawaii’s Surfing Congresswoman
Being in the ocean always has given her life balance, and more so now with such a demanding schedule. Read More »
 
New UH Student Fitness Center Opens
There’s a new building on the University of Hawaii at Manoa cam pus designed to help its students, faculty and staff be more active and live a healthier lifestyle. Read More »