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Friday, July 25, 2014         

A tropical storm, packing sustained winds of 45 mph, has formed in the eastern Pacific about 2,285 miles east southeast of the Big Island. Story »

A nonprofit developer trying to build rental loft housing on state land in Kakaako for low-income artists has overcome a big financing hurdle to put the roughly $37 million project in good position to break ground next year. Story »

When he saw his college buddy Christopher Deedy in a confrontation with another man in a Waikiki McDonald's, Adam Gutowski was afraid something bad would happen: He knew Deedy was carrying a firearm. Story »

 
Southwest Airlines reiterated Thursday that Hawaii is one of the destinations it is considering for expansion while Allegiant Air, which already serves the state, said a day earlier that it is not planning to go much beyond its current level of service. Story »

 Class times are cinema highs
Classrooms are a microcosm of humanity, rife with drama, humor, romance, intrigue and tragedy — and a fertile backdrop for films. Hawaii students preparing to return to campus can earn extra credit by cramming with our back-to-school favorites.  Story »
If you insist on walking into an actual polling booth for this primary election, Monday is your first chance, as that's when absentee voting starts. If you are a permanent absentee voter, your ballot should be on your kitchen table ready to fill out. Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

Sign floated here by tsunami sent back to village in Japan

More than three years after an earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, a sign is returning home to a small fishing village after drifting thousands of miles across the Pacific to Hawaii.

Neil Abercrombie: The race for Governor

Tourism in Hawaii is approaching record highs. Construction is booming in Honolulu. Unemployment is at 4.4 percent, the lowest since before the recession.

Rearview Mirror: Private-jet pro has aided isle jaunts of many celebs

Most of us have flown in and out of Honolulu Airport many times. But we probably didn't see Frank Sinatra, Harrison Ford, Greg Norman, the Rolling Stones, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter or Prince Philip passing through because they came in the back door.

TGIF: Finding own style led to fame for 'Boombastic' Shaggy

Shaggy headlines the final night of the Mayjah Rayjah 2014 Music Festival Hawaii. The two-night event is an extravaganza of talent that includes high-profile entertainers like Anuhea, Rebel Souljahz, Nesian Nine, Awa and JBoog along with rising stars and newcomers.

Further Review: Chow plans to spread the offense around

OK, everybody. Spread out. Norm Chow says that's what the University of Hawaii football team's offense will do this fall. The initial reaction is to rant and rave and say he never should have bunched up and tried to play smashmouth in the first place.

Paddleboarding: Seraphin driven by challenge of Molokai-2-Oahu race

At 38, the Kauai resident's resume is as heavy on the academic — a Ph.D in zoology — as it is on the athletic — a former nationally ranked swimmer and triathlete, and one of the most successful female paddleboarders the sport has known.

Name in the News: Wayne Pfeffer

In his rare free moments at home in Kailua, Wayne Pfeffer does his best to enjoy his new Hawaii environment. At 62, the two daughters are grown, he has remarried and makes sure he takes what time remains to head to the beach and bike paths.

 OHA board revises schedule for nation building
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees announced Thursday a six-month extension to its nation-building effort, a move that will delay the election of delegates until January, the convention until April and the formal referendum until July 2015. Story »
 Football: Washington will wait to name starting QB until just before playing UH
Washington expects to wait until the final week and a half before its Aug. 30 season-opening game with Hawaii to name a starting quarterback in the wake of the suspension of Cyler Miles.  Story »
TGIF
Shaggy's unique voice led to fame
Shaggy headlines the final night of the Mayjah Rayjah 2014 Music Festival Hawaii on Saturday. T Story »
 







 Hawaii's Backyard: Otsuji Farm provides a taste of healthful living
"How do you like my office?" Edwin Otsuji asks as visitors admire a panorama that stretches from Diamond Head to Maunalua Bay. "Beautiful, yeah? That's why vegetables grow so well here; they love the view." Story »
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