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The company that fixed the federal Obamacare health insurance exchange is preparing to replace embattled contractor CGI Group Inc. as the main technology vendor for the faulty Hawaii Health Connector. Story »

Three University of Hawaii scientists are among a group selected by NASA to be part of a robotic science mission to Mars planned for 2020. Story »

Consider the odds of playing volleyball in college. How many of those on the 1,230 teams that competed at July's USAV Girls Junior National Championships will find their way onto a collegiate roster at any level?  Story »

 
The sale of Waikiki's largest shopping center in June contributed to a record level of Hawaii commercial real estate purchases during the first half of the year as institutional investors continued a buying binge that took hold last year. Story »

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Chris Mellor didn't grow up a disciple of De La Salle football. In fact, he couldn't stand the Spartans while attending another Bay Area high school. "They were the big dogs and nobody could beat them," Mellor said. Story »

Briefly, before heading off to law school, Judge R. Mark Browning, 59, spent a few years as a teacher at 'Iolani School. That came with its own set of challenges, everything from instruction in math -- never his strong suit, Browning admitted -- to, upon the conversion to co-educational classrooms, the first sex-education class at the formerly boys-only campus. Story »

ACLU challenges primary election

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii on Thursday filed a legal challenge to the primary election on behalf of six voters in Puna on Hawaii island who said they were unable to vote because of the damage left by Tropical Storm Iselle.

Regents approve interim chancellor

Despite calls from University of Hawaii at Manoa students and faculty for the reinstatement of Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple, the Board of Regents unanimously voted Thursday to approve an interim replacement.

Governor seeks disaster declaration

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a request Thursday for a presidential disaster declaration for individual assistance for Hawaii island to pay for damage caused by Tropical Storm Iselle.

Buy Local: Copper-art couple weathers storm to appear at festival

The artistic, colorful luminosity of Pele Copper Creations can stop you in your tracks, as happened with many attendees at last weekend's Made in Hawaii Festival.

Commercial real estate transactions set record

The sale of Waikiki's largest shopping center in June contributed to a record level of Hawaii commercial real estate purchases during the first half of the year as institutional investors continued a buying binge that took hold last year.

TGIF: Ka Himeni 'Ana celebrates Hawaiian music

An important era in Hawaiian music comes to an end this weekend with the 30th annual Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition Saturday at Hawaii Theatre. Richard M. Towill, founder of Ka Himeni ‘Ana and its primary underwriter during its 31-year existence, died in January.

Football: Fonua just has that special something

Benetton Fonua has a special outlet. The Hawaii junior linebacker out of Kahuku High, a former state defensive player of the year, hasn't seen the Aloha Stadium field much with the Rainbow Warriors. On defense, anyway.

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Ka Himeni 'Ana celebrates Hawaiian music
An important era in Hawaiian music comes to an end this weekend with the 30th annual Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition Saturday at Hawaii Theatre. Richard M. Towill, founder of Ka Himeni ‘Ana and its primary underwriter during its 31-year existence, died in January. Story »
 Murder defendant acquitted, returned to prison
A state jury found a 31-year-old man not guilty Thursday for the murder of his friend two years ago at Kawainui State Park Reserve in Kaneohe. Teddy Munet, wearing a long-sleeved blue dress shirt, did not speak in court, but was sent back to prison to continue his sentence for an unrelated crime after Circuit Judge Glenn Kim read the verdict. Story »
 Belts on the line at Ring of Fire
"At first I thought I was just going to have some fun, but now I'm looking at this IKF belt and realizing how IKF is pretty legit," Martin Day said. "It's not that I didn't take it seriously at first but I realize now what an opportunity this is." Story »
 
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Beauty is everywhere at picturesque B&B
Some come for the incredible views. Others love the peace and privacy. Still others praise the breakfasts, always prepared from scratch with ingredients growing just steps from the kitchen. Holualoa Inn is among Hawaii's most memorable escapes. Story »
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Tough Choice For Campbell’s Matautia
Campbell High School senior Solomon Matautia is the state’s eighth-ranked high school football prospect, according to Rivals.com. Read More »
 
Climbing Toward Higher Fitness
Volcanic Rock Gym has been in Kakaako (at 432 Keawe St.) for the past year-and-a-half, but will close in about a month and reopen at Kapaa Quarry Place in Kailua. Read More »
 

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