There are cranes seemingly all over Kakaako, but the state's overall construction activity didn't live up to its hype in 2014 amid a decline in residential building permits and a meager 1.7 percent gain in jobs throughout the building sector.
"Back in the 1950s Alfred Apaka was the biggest name in Hawaiian music," said Jeff Apaka, who will host a musical tribute to his father Sunday to mark what would have been Alfred Apaka's 96th birthday earlier this month.
Student teams from Farrington and Kaiser high schools will be vying for startup capital from four Junior Achievement of Hawaii "mano" sharks who will evaluate the business plans of the 11th- and 12th-graders at Saturday's inaugural event.
Yesterday was Kuhio Day, and I thought I'd write about the "Citizen Prince" in my column this week. A hundred years ago he was the bright, shining light of Hawaii, a man everyone looked up to, a leader of the Hawaiian people.
A popular pastime for media members and University of Hawaii staffers in moments surrounding David Matlin's overflow press conference Wednesday was playing count the athletic directors.
Four Campbell pitchers combined to hold Waipahu to three hits in a 7-0 shutout of the Marauders on Thursday night at Hans L'Orange Park. Lacking offensive punch of late, the Sabers erupted for five runs in the third inning to break a scoreless tie.
Activists often profess to work on behalf of those with no voice at the table, and in Marjorie Ziegler's case, the assertion is literally true. As executive director of the Conservation Council for Hawaii, she strives to protect Hawaii's native plants and animals — species that depend on human intervention to undo ravages caused by mankind's earlier missteps.