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2014 Hawaii Poll: Examining Public Opinion
History might eventually treat him more kindly than voters did during the Democratic primary in August, but the initial appraisal of Gov. Neil Abercrombie's four-year term is below average. Story »

With the race for Hawaii's open 1st Congressional District seat up for grabs, at least one analyst predicts the contest could come down to who has more money for the final push and who gets outside help from mainland third-party money. Story »

Military medals stolen from a Kailua home last week have been returned to the family of a Hawaii Army National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. Drew Scobie's medals were returned Tuesday with the help of an intermediary, who wishes to remain anonymous, the National Guard said in a release. Story »

 
 Senbei business endures with tough-cookie ethic
Ishiharaya is a three-generation family business established in Waipahu during Hawaii's plantation era. Its familiar packages of tea cookies in various shapes and flavors, custom-made fortune cookies and gift sets are the company's focus. Story »
Movie Review: Murray slips back into familiar grizzled role in "St. Vincent"
A big, sloppy wet kiss of a movie about an old grouch, a sweet kid and their odd-couple friendship, "St. Vincent" has a couple of things going for it — mostly Bill Murray. For some time now, Murray has been burnishing his cult in Wes Anderson films. Story »
Local gamers will be using their skills to do good by participating in a 24-hour gaming marathon as part of Extra Life, an international charity event that raises money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Story »

Heading into the general election with a 12 percentage point lead in the latest sampling from the Hawaii Poll, state Sen. David Ige is showing evolving strength in his campaign. Story »

Rushed contract adds $6M for design revisions

Board members overseeing Oahu's rail transit project have approved an additional $14 million in cost increases -- and nearly half of that expense is due to yet another contract that went out prematurely, project officials say.

Sonar mapping shines new light on USS Utah

Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island. The target and training ship took two torpedoes on Dec. 7, 1941, capsized and was only partially righted using cables that are still apparent on the rusting hull, the National Park Service said.

Matson reduces fuel fee

Matson Inc. will lower its fuel surcharge for Hawaii cargo shipping by 5 percentage points Nov. 2 to compensate for falling ship fuel prices, the state's largest ocean cargo carrier announced Thursday.

Isle designer third as Kiwi wins 'Runway'

New Zealand designer Sean Kelly has been named the winner of "Project Runway" Season 13. Hawaii designer Kini Zamora placed third in the TV design competition, behind Amanda Valentine.

Name in the News: Michael Titterton

Michael Titterton is aware of the many concerns about Hawaii Public Radio's semi-annual on-air fundraising drives, but for now, he says, there's probably no better alternative.

H.S. Football: Last-second TD wins it for Kahuku

Kesi Ah-Hoy scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 10 seconds remaining to survive a frantic Farrington rally as the Red Raiders pulled out a 21-14 heat-pumping victory on Thursday night at Aloha Stadium.

Volleyball: Switch pays off for Huff

The first clue to where Megan Huff's comfort level is on the volleyball court? She prefers to wear the oxymoron of athletic wear in practice: long shorts. The attire favored by basketball players suits Huff since she has seen herself on that court since second grade.

Video: How to become Lady Gaga
Looking for Halloween costume ideas? See how Jackie Wiatrowski goes Gaga at Rock-A-Hula Waikiki.
The high-octane New Orleans-based headliner will bring the Hallowbaloo festival national attention as the crew filming her Fuse TV series accompanies her to Chinatown.  Story »

A larger crowd than usual attended the weekly lava update meeting in Pahoa on Thursday night following news that Madame Pele's path had quickly advanced. Story »

In the business that is Hawaii football, freshman Nick Nelson has the corner office. As a starting cornerback, Nelson often is isolated against a receiver. It is a freedom that comes with responsibility and much attention. Story »

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 Welcome to South Dakota
The 6-acre town of Swett, S.D., is for sale with its house, two trailers, workshop and operational tavern for $430,000. Not too pricey a deal except that as owner-mayor you'd be expected to live there. Story »
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Paradise Cove’s Crab Fest
There’s something for everyone at Paradise Cove’s Crab Fest, taking place Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the establishment’s Ocean Garden. More photos »
 
RECIPE: Anuhea's Beef Poke Papaya
In honor of her first job at Mama’s Fish House, she made us her version of beef poke in a papaya — very ono! Read More »
 

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