Ina Lejins, an innkeeper-in-training, left, and Alexis Boilini prepare an almond pear tart in the kitchen of their property in Lawai, Hawaii on Friday, March 27, 2015. Kauai County has been telling owners of illegal short-term rentals to cease operations.
The 2014 Sentiment Survey Study conducted for the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority showed that certain segments of the state’s population are more tolerant of the tourism industry’s impact on local residents and more appreciative of the economic opportunities it brings to areas such as Waikiki.
Jason Momoa returns for season 2 of the SundanceTV original series “The Red Road” on Thursday. He said his role as Phillip Kopus has been a challenge. “Personally I have never gone through such trials quite like that in my life. And I hope I never do,” he said.
When Carmen Aristegui, Mexico's most famous radio personality, was abruptly fired this month, nobody expected her to go quietly. But anger over her dismissal has been rising steadily, and it has turned up the heat in this country's charged political atmosphere. Story »