Monday, September 22, 2014         

The lava flow heading to Pahoa has slowed to a stop. But a new lava breakout was observed upslope of the flow front. Story »

It's been said that prayer has the ability to move mountains, so why not lava? That was the message Sunday evening where more than 100 people gathered behind the Pahoa Community Center to send their prayers and blessings to all those who may soon have their lives turned upside down by the so-called June 27 lava flow.  Story »

Daniel Inouye, the late U.S. senator from Hawaii, allegedly was the male colleague of fellow Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York who held Gillibrand's waist and told her, "Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby," the New York Times reported Monday, citing anonymous sources. Story »

More than one of the 10 entries in the National Geographic Channel's "Expedition Granted" competition is directly connected to Hawaii. Only the entrants of "Poop Out of Poverty," written about in this space on Wednesday, listed Honolulu as their city of origin, but at least two other entries were submitted by former Hawaii residents. Story »

 'Lost' challenged actors, fostered friendships
It wasn't easy being a fan of "Lost," the serialized TV drama that followed a group of plane crash survivors on an island shrouded in mystery and intrigue.  Story »
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply was born as a semi-autonomous agency in 1929, ending years of being run by city government.  Story »

Episcopal Church buys Queen Emma Square road

The Episcopal Church in Hawaii is buying the road that loops around Queen Emma Square Park from the city for $116,640 and wants a long-term state lease on the park itself, which was given for public use by King Kame­ha­meha IV in 1858.

Living costs handicap local doctors

While Hawaii doctors get paid slightly more than the national average, the state has the third-highest cost of living, making it difficult to attract and retain physicians, according to the Hawaii Medical Association.

Ocean Watch: Oahu's upside-down jellyfish came in ships' ballast water

A reader recently came across what she described as pulsating gelatinous creatures on the Kaiwi shoreline.

Casting 'Lost' Baby Aaron meant stockpiling kids

He was the youngest character on "Lost," a blue-eyed, towheaded baby boy who was often played by a girl. The cast found him (and her) irresistible. Forget gender. Being Baby Aaron was a good gig.

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Golf: True champion

Fred Funk provided a signature moment at this year's Pacific Links Hawaii Championship. Paul Goydos had the pleasure of swiping his name across the winning scorecard.

Football: Graham to get extended reps at QB

The University of Hawaii football team will use this bye week to rehabilitate injured players and sort the quarterback situation. Backup quarterback Jeremy Higgins, who started the second half of Saturday's 21-12 road loss to Colorado, has been diagnosed with a fracture in his left (throwing) hand.

First there was the world's largest pineapple plantation. Then there were a pair of fancy resorts. As the principal industry on Lanai, neither was diversified and both proved financially unsustainable.  Story »

 Ukulele champions dubbed peacemakers
Dozens listened to children sing and play ukulele to celebrate Peace Day on Sunday at the University of Hawaii's Oahu Urban Garden Center in Pearl City.  Story »
SWAINS ISLAND » It’s eerily quiet on this tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll — almost no noise except for the aki­aki birds squawking in the trees and the wind rustling through the palms. Abandoned dwellings, gravestones and other mysterious artifacts   Story »

 Football: Warrior Replay
Five big plays from Hawaii’s 21-12 loss to Colorado Story »
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Ming treasures
Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time -- and that's just the vases. London's British Museum opened a major new exhibition Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.  Story »

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Globe-trotting Coach Comes Home
Long before there was Little League girl pitching ace Mo’ne Davis, there was another little girl who was a youth league baseball all-star right here in the Islands. Read More »
Island Insurance Pau Hana
Island Insurance hosted a pau hana party Sept. 3 at Tsukiji Restaurant as a thank you to agencies and agents who represent the company. Read More »

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