Monday, July 28, 2014         
This fall, Oahu is poised to be the first place in the United States where electricity generated by ocean waves is connected to a power grid — a milestone in the budding wave energy industry, officials say.  Story »

When Lambert Wai received a notice from the city regarding the value of his Gail Street home, he was stunned.  Story »

The Pentagon has announced several changes in Army leaders at Fort Shafter and Camp Smith. Maj. Gen. Edward Dorman III assumed command Wednesday of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, the Army logistics unit, based at Fort Shafter, that covers more than 9,000 miles of the Pacific.  Story »

A new local foundation seeks to bring accountability to nonprofits and assurances to donors. Hawaii VA Loans President and founder Gabe Amey has established the Hawaii VA Foundation to better manage the new format of his 3-year-old fundraising efforts. Story »

 5 Things We Love
5 Things We Love is a shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. What are you loving this week? Send a brief description of your latest favorite thing, where to find it and how much it costs, along with your name and contact info to features@staradvertiser.com. Story »
The City Council has let the perfect be the enemy of the good — the necessary, in fact — by walking away from the imperative to improve Waikiki's rapidly decaying public spaces. Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

Hawaii's Best 2014

Apple's ouster 'a disaster' for UH

The ouster of University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple would hurt the university's ability to overcome a budget shortfall and compound problems already facing the flagship campus, key faculty members say.

Candidate Ige makes visit to Valley Isle to raise profile

State Sen. David Ige stopped by a luncheon for seniors Saturday at the Grand Wai­lea Resort in Kihei, Maui. He and his wife, Dawn, met in the afternoon with women who support his Demo­cratic primary campaign for governor at Cafe o' Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani here.

Close calls raise alarm at pools

A frantic woman jumped into an Ewa Beach condominium pool last week and pulled up her limp 2-year-old son from the bottom. "He was blue," said a resident at Palm Villas 1 who watched helplessly.

Isles takes the lead in capacity of PV power

Hawaii now has more solar power per person than any other state in the nation. There were enough photovoltaic systems installed in the islands last year to overtake Arizona in that category, according to a recent report.

Garden Party: Fresh surprises

Meg Lin is not afraid to pick up power tools and get her hands dirty. She's built raised-bed garden plots at her Manoa Valley home, created a three-step composting system, made a rain catchment system to save water, set up a worm composting bin for food scraps, and more.

Paddleboarding: Baxter turns in a record time

While an errant course approach cost him a world championship last year, Connor Baxter more than made up for the mistake, posting a record time in the process. Baxter completed the 32-mile course in 4 hours, 8 minutes and 8 seconds.

Top offices draw stiff competition
Primary voters will help direct the course of state Democratic Party politics in August in the first election since the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, the dominant figure in Hawaii's political culture for half a century. Story »
 Closures of ramps slow traffic to a crawl
The daytime closure of the Pali off­ramp and the Punchbowl onramp westbound on H-1 freeway snarled drivers who might have expected smooth sailing on a Sunday.  Story »
 Further Review: Apple's legacy will include mark he left on UH athletics
It was two years ago this month when Tom Apple — during his first week on the job as University of Hawaii Manoa chancellor — was trotted out in front of reporters to talk about something that had gone terribly awry. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Big Isle operation shares buzz on bees and honey
When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it. So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage.  Story »

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Discover Windward at Windward Mall
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