Maria Ruiz, 62, is brought to tears as she speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at her home in Miami. Ruiz is one of a dozen Florida residents with disabilities that have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging they have endured unreasonably long wait times, most more than two years, to go before a Social Security judge as they appeal their disability benefits.
Authorities are planning a second round of homeless sweeps in Kakaako, no earlier than Dec. 9. Some homeless watched from the makai side of Ilalo Street as city workers threw rubbish away on the mauka side of the road Sept. 29.
Blue Planet Energy Systems founder Henk Rogers has his photovoltaic panels connected to a battery system that stores solar energy. The bank of batteries is housed in the area at left (behind dark doors), near the system, at right, that handles the photovoltaic panels.
MauiWine’s tasting room, which was formerly the cottage where King Kalakaua stayed during his visits to Rose Ranch, now known as Ulupalakua Ranch. A pa hula, or hula circle, was situated beside the cottage.