Friday, August 29, 2014         
There could be fewer moderate-priced homes in the Ward Village master-planned community in Kakaako if the state approves a request from project developer Howard Hughes Corp. Story »

Hawaiian Electric Co. President and CEO Dick Rosenblum defended the utility's proposed rate changes Thursday, including the $55 minimum rate for all customers and higher monthly charge for new solar owners. Story »

The state plans to appeal a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency denying a request for a major disaster declaration that would provide federal aid to assist in the recovery from damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Iselle. Story »

Super busy with last-minute preparations so I’ve got to make this quick. We’re still a go for departure for Apia and the UN conference tomorrow morning, leaving around 11 a.m. The whole sail is expected to take just under 24   Story »

The label on each container of Sea Salts of Hawaii tells the buyer a story about the main ingredient's relationship to the islands. "It gives them something to connect to," said owner Sandra Gibson.  Story »

"Kundo: Age of the Rampant" may be unknown to the broader American public, but for fans of South Korean cinema, it's already legendary. The film debuted in its home country this year with an opening-day box-office record. Story »

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SOJA's new album tells listeners to look within
The band's new album, "Amid the Noise and the Haste," continues to spread the mesage of love, peace and positivity as forces for change. Franti and his band Spearhead join rapper Murs and SOJA for Saturday's show at the Waikiki Shell. Story »
A federal judge's ruling against a Kauai County ordinance regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops should bring some legal clarity to the contentious debate over who gets to control GMOs in Hawaii. Story »

Sidewalk clearing bills OK'd by panel

The city is negotiating with the state to use vacant property at Sand Island as a temporary site for Oahu's homeless individuals and families to set up tents and receive help from service providers, Caldwell administration officials told members of the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee Thursday.

Ride-sharing firms defend business while taxi company objects

Members of the City Council on Thursday continued to explore Honolulu's nascent paid ride-sharing industry and openly asked whether it should be up to the city or state to impose regulations similar to the rules required of the city's 1,500 taxicab drivers.

Lure in new airlines, isle officials say

Hawaii tourism officials are courting about a dozen airlines not currently serving Hawaii, which they hope will some day set up shop here. Even as visitor arrivals and spending continue on a record pace for the third straight year, those involved in the state's No. 1 industry can't afford to get complacent.

TGIF: SOJA's new album tells listeners to look within

The band's new album, "Amid the Noise and the Haste," continues to spread the mesage of love, peace and positivity as forces for change. Franti and his band Spearhead join rapper Murs and SOJA for Saturday's show at the Waikiki Shell.

H.S. Football: ILH rivals set to clash

It's been nine months since Punahou played a real football game. The situation is quite a bit different for the Buffanblu's season-opening opponent Friday night at Aloha Stadium. They meet Saint Louis.

Football: Gouveia replaces skills with smarts

The National Football League is not as much about making the cut as surviving it. Each year, the Washington Redskins brought in linebackers who were faster and stronger than Kurt Gouveia.

Name in the News: Ed Case

Political iconoclast Ed Case was back in the media spotlight on primary-election night, but not because he was running for office.

 UH professor unveiled real Hello Kitty
A University of Hawaii anthropology professor sent reverberations around the world Thursday after letting the cat out of the bag: Hello Kitty is actually a girl, not a cat. Who knew? Story »
A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval. Story »

 Norm Chow works to pay back those who match his effort
Every morning during football season, Norm Chow awakens at 3:30. There is no alarm clock, no early-rising rooster. "It's just a habit," Chow said. Chow has time to shower, gather his thoughts, and prepare for the 6:30 a.m. quarterbacks meeting.  Story »
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Chocolate-making proves hard, but sweet, work
Koa Kahili describes himself as a "chocolate sommelier." Ironically, the owner and founder of Garden Island Chocolate wasn't a fan of chocolate when he was growing up. Story »

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