Wednesday, November 26, 2014         
Another round of partial freeway closures is slated to begin next week — this time for construction of the rail guideway overpass.  Story »

Former banker Roy Ame­miya Jr., once praised by politicians and civil servants for helping maintain the integrity of city government, is back at Hono­lulu Hale, this time as Mayor Kirk Caldwell's second-in-command.  Story »

Rather than just breaking bread on Thanksgiving, Hawaii retailers are hoping consumers will take some time to break the bank instead.  Story »

 HCDA board OKs 3 towers in Kakaako
Three more condominium towers could start to rise along Ala Moana Boulevard in Kakaako next year following development permit approvals granted by a state agency Tuesday.  Story »
 The Little Foodie: Healthful smoothie offers power for jam-packed days
If I even have an extra minute, I have a talent for filling it. I say "yes" to too much. In theory I want to have less to do, but I usually end up with one more assignment at the end of a conversation. Story »
The unpleasant business of balancing the University of Hawaii-Manoa's budget cost one chancellor his job and continues to bedevil his successor. UH's flagship campus, while not bleeding red ink, is drawing down on its financial reserves at an unsustainable rate.  Story »

'The fountain had to go'

Removal of a filthy water feature at Chinatown's Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Park should be completed by the end of November, giving hope to residents that the work will eliminate an unhealthy and unsafe haven in the neighborhood and draw more people to the Hawaii Theatre next door.

TheBuzz: Shaloha's pillowy pitas push wholesale expansion

The cloud-soft pitas served at the 2-year-old Shaloha restaurant in Kai­muki have proved so popular that co-owners Sagi Asis­ko­vich and Mor Elkes­lassy have formed a new company, with additional partner Ziv Memran, to expand the bakery operation's capacity and its wholesale reach.

Matson to raise cargo rates 5.4%

It's not really a good reason to stock up on rice and toilet paper, but those items along with many other goods are going to cost more to ship to Hawaii next year.

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For Pamela Boyar and Annie Suite, food represents health and community — and the building blocks for a healthy community. And for eight years they've made a career for themselves in Hawaii based on this philosophy.

Surfing: Barger stands out at Vans

Maui's Kai Barger stood out on Day 1 of the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach on Tuesday. Rowdy 6- to 8-foot waves greeted surfers on the first day of the second jewel of the Triple Crown of Surfing.

Hawaii Grown: Big sky baller

Tonga Takai wanted to play football at Montana, but had to turn the Grizzlies down. "They didn't have any scholarships and wanted me to walk on, but I had to tell them I couldn't," Takai said. "I couldn't afford it."

Basketball: BYU hammers Chaminade

Chase Fischer allowed himself to think about 50 for the briefest of moments. During a magical 10-minute stretch to start the game, anything seemed possible for the BYU guard.

This year, the NCAA has approved unlimited meals and snacks, or "training table," for all athletes. Prior to the change, only scholarship athletes would receive three meals a day or a food stipend. More Videos »
 Groups offer holiday fare to vets, needy
University of Hawaii baseball coach Mike Trapasso will serve as honorary turkey carver at River of Life Mission on Thanksgiving.  Story »
 Football: Kemp is grateful for all the support
This past weekend, Hawaii wideout Marcus Kemp was trending. "I've gotten a lot of notifications on Twitter and a lot of notifications on Facebook," said Kemp, whose 20-yard scoring catch as time expired led the Warriors to a 37-35 victory over UNLV.  Story »
There is comfort in routine. Knowing what to expect, being on auto pilot where it's more about the doing than the thinking. It's been that way for the Hawaii volleyball team nearly every Tuesday since Aug. 26. Early alarms, early taping and early setup in Gym I for a 6 a.m. practice. Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Molokai's Christmas bash embraces everyone
At Molokai's Parade of Lights, Christmas exuberance is expressed in delightfully unexpected ways. One year, a float featured a whole pig cooking on a rotisserie. Another year, spectators oohed and aahed at the menagerie on an entry. Story »

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As oil prices continue to plummet, the once-dominant international cartel of producers is losing its sway over the global energy markets. At its meeting Thursday in Vienna, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the group of 12 oil producing nations, is under pressure to at least announce modest cuts in an effort to shore up the markets. Story »

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30 Years Of City Lights
One of the best things about Christmas in Hawaii, Honolulu City Lights, debuts a new set of characters when the tree lights go on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Read More »
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