Tuesday, September 16, 2014         

Mayor Kirk Caldwell will sign into law Tuesday a bill that makes it illegal to sit or lie on public sidewalks in Waikiki, and two separate measures that prohibit urinating and defecating in public in Waikiki and across Oahu, a spokesman confirmed Monday afternoon. Story »

Big surf is expected to continue pounding Hawaii's south shores Tuesday, though wave heights are slowly declining.  Story »

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis to assist overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. Story »

Turtle Bay Resort is going "green" in a big way. The North Shore resort is using a 60,000-square-foot "green roof" to bring about energy savings. Finished on Wednesday, the roof was created in part to improve guest views.  Story »

For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they're likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier's colors. Story »

Get 'Lost' in our photo scavenger hunt celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ABC series that became an obsession for millions of fans around the globe. Use the clues we've provided to find eight 'Lost' locations on Oahu and take a selfie at each spot for a chance to win cash, movie tickets and more. More details / how to enter »
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The Hawaii Tourism Authority's estimate that about 26,500 houses and condominiums throughout the state are rented out to visitors on a short-term basis has major implications not only for the tourist industry, but also for elected officials aiming to craft fair taxation and zoning regulations that boost the chances of Hawaii residents being able to find and afford a place to live. Story »

'Sticky and uncomfortable' weather sticking around

Muggy conditions, hot summer temperatures and a lack of tradewind will create "sticky and uncomfortable" conditions Monday afternoon that could continue for several days, National Weather Service forecasters said.

Hawaii falls out of AVCA volleyball poll

For the first time since 1992, the Hawaii volleyball team is not ranked in the AVCA Coaches Top 25 Division I poll.

Lava enters Kaohe Homesteads subdivision

Lava from Kilauea's East Rift Zone has entered the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Kaiser to launch physician residency program

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is launching an internal medicine residency program focused on preparing physicians to practice in office, clinic and virtual settings.

Microsoft buys 'Minecraft' maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, maker of games such as the "Halo" and "Forza" franchises, according to Microsoft. Microsoft said it expects the acquisition, which is expected to close in 2014, to be break even in fiscal year 2015.

Hawaii's tax system ranks as second-worst in nation

Hawaii's middle class are the third-most overtaxed in the U.S., and the 20 percent of residents with the lowest incomes are the fourth-most overtaxed, making Hawaii's tax system second-worst in the nation, according to a study released Monday by the personal finance site WalletHub.com.

Maui history exhibit explains airport's OGG code

A new exhibit at Kahului Airport will help travelers understand the meaning behind the Maui airport's three-letter code.

 Signs show Mauna Loa is stirring
As Puna residents brace for the approaching lava flow from Kilauea Volcano, its larger sibling continues to show signs of awakening.  Story »
The voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hikianalia are on Swains Island this weekend after strong winds led navigators to detour from the original plan of journeying to Fakaofo, Tokelau. Under the guidance of master navigator Nainoa Thompson, apprentice navigators Jenna Ishii   Story »

 Volleyball: Wahine find a way 
On Sunday evening, the Rainbow Wahine found a way to win, turning back San Francisco in the finale of the 20th Outrigger Resorts Challenge. A Stan Sheriff Center crowd of 3,886 watched for 2 hours and 4 minutes as Hawaii finished second in this 10th annual event for the fourth time. Story »
Hawaii Warrior World

 A trip through Panama Canal is special way to see Americas
There are many ways to travel from the West Coast to the East Coast: » Flying: The most common and expedient method. » Driving: A very long road trip. » Sailing: The scenic route. » Walking: Not recommended. Story »

How often do you watch “Hawaii Five-0,” which is filmed on Oahu and just launched its fifth season?
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