The lobby of the Hilo Naniloa Hotel has been moved down a floor, signaling that long-awaited renovations to the 383-room building have begun. Oahu-based developer Ed Bushor said he's optimistic they will obtain a loan to pay for an estimated $12 million in improvements.
One year after the little fire ant was discovered on Oahu, state agricultural officials continue to battle the stinging pest described as among the world's worst invasive species. A multiagency team was mobilized to respond to the ant invaders.
The electricity bill for the city's streetlights could be cut in half under a plan proposed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell to replace about 51,700 low-pressure sodium street lights with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps over the next few years.
Christmas came on time this year for most people. After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance this holiday season.
The Hawaii Nurses Association reached an agreement this week with the Queen's Medical Center to bump up wages by 2 percent retroactive to Dec. 1 for roughly 1,400 registered nurses.
Hawaii residents visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum — part of a larger complex in the center of the city that includes many monuments and memorials — might happen upon a display of children's books with artwork done by a very familiar hand.
Kalaheo basketball coach Alika Smith was a bit concerned about getting the Mustangs revved up for a 9:30 a.m. game the day after Christmas. Kaleb Gilmore helped allay any such worries.