Matson has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve all federal criminal charges tied to last year's 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor.
A palm-damaging coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found in Central Oahu — significantly expanding the known range of the palm pest on the island.
Anna Azevedo became the owner of a new $176,650 home on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands property earlier this year after spending 26 years waiting for a homestead. But her house — affordable by Hawaii standards — was built with a tool that could reduce the number of affordable-housing units for non-Hawaiians.
Rhio Markley was the last person to vote Tuesday in the Puna district. She arrived at the Nanawale Estates Community Center in Pahoa four minutes before closing time on her antique motorcycle, which gets 90 miles to the gallon.
It's entertaining to watch the Iron Chefs transform a secret ingredient in Kitchen Stadium. It's fun to visit a food truck event and try the latest food on a stick or dolled-up burger.
Today's restaurants can feel like TV productions with the dominant mindset that it's the high concept that sells. So we have "channels" delivering the "all-day breakfast" or touting "all organic all the time," and while those are great ideas, food in the service of a concept can feel rather soulless.
Each day, Hawaii wide receiver Marcus Kemp takes a knee and gives thanks to the inspiration he remembers only through fading pictures. "My mom got me into (football) because that's what he did," said Kemp, referring to his father, Ronald Jermaine Kemp, who died at age 25 in 1999.