Thursday, July 31, 2014         
Oahu homeowners hit with huge jumps in their property-tax bills continue to lash out at the way the city calculated the amounts. Some absentee owners of the island's most expensive residences are facing an annual tab approaching or topping $100,000.  Story »

The state confirmed it is conducting a criminal investigation of Dr. Lilly Geyer, the Kailua dentist whose 3-year-old patient died after a dental procedure in December.  Story »

A month before the University of Hawaii's football opener, season tickets sales are in danger of sliding to their lowest point in at least 35 years. Story »

American Savings Bank's earnings fell 26.7 percent in the second quarter amid lower merchant fees and reduced mortgage income.  Story »

 What's in store: Get 40% off bridal attire
Get 40% off bridal attire Pendant sales aid YWCA Exclusive tote bags offered Story »
The disruption of a convenient recycling system that has prevented tons of glass from ending up in Oahu's landfill was years in the making, and it's a shame that the state failed to step up to cover a predictable funding gap. Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

Fatal shooting was no accident, Deedy tells court

U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy doesn't want the jurors in his murder retrial to have the option to find him guilty of manslaughter, and his testimony in state court Wednesday emphasized that.

Monk seal found dead on Kauai’s north shore

A endangered monk seal pup was killed this week in an apparent dog attack on a remote beach on Kauai’s north shore, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Kahala Shell to cut service offerings

The Kahala Shell gas station on Waialae Avenue is changing ownership on Thursday and will no longer offer auto repairs.

Lower fees sap isle bank's earnings

American Savings Bank's earnings fell 26.7 percent in the second quarter amid lower merchant fees and reduced mortgage income.

Standing out

Stand at the corner of Waimanu Avenue and Piikoi Street for any length of time and you'll notice an inordinate number of double-takes by drivers and passengers peering into the windows of the We Are Iconic boutique.

H.S. Football: A new West-Side weapon

It's no secret that the Waianae football team's offense is all about the power running game. The big question is, how much will that outlook change now that the Seariders are installing the pistol offense?

Golf: Hilo Invitational hoping for playable lie

More than a year ago, the 16th annual Hilo Invitational was swamped. After a month of hard rain -- even by Hilo standards -- the course reached its saturation point and the tournament was canceled for the first time.

 Abercrombie, Ige issue plans for state
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Wednesday discussed in more detail what they would do if elected governor, while also throwing a few gibes at each other in what is becoming a tight Democratic primary.  Story »
 Officer shoots, kills fleeing driver in waikiki 
A driver in his 60s fleeing from a traffic stop died Wednesday night after a police officer shot him on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki, according to Emergency Medical Services, fire and police officials.  Story »
 Hawaii’s Manuel rips up us open
Hawaii's Malia Manuel stole the show Wednesday at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Big Isle operation shares buzz on bees and honey
When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it. So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage.  Story »

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‘Keiki In The Kitchen’ Recipe Contest
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Enforcement Lax On Improper Signs
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