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Mac nut farm profits from snack product sale

Exiting the business of making snacks from macadamia nuts helped local farm Royal Hawaiian Orchards LP earn a profit in the first quarter after a year-earlier loss. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 9:51 pm

A high-rise pool with a new view — of scaffolding

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 10:48 pm
Major scaffolding has been erected to fix a minor problem with a pool that partly overhangs the side of the less than 2-year-old Anaha luxury condominium tower at Ward Village in Kakaako. Read More

Kahuku wind farm wins state approval

Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 12:48 am
A company trying to build what would be the third wind farm on Oahu’s North Shore has obtained its last discretionary state approval after a contentious proceeding and almost five years of work. Read More

State bans swimming at Haseko lagoon

Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 12:00 am
The water quality of a 52-acre basin at Hoakalei Resort residences in Ewa Beach is better than at popular swimming spots including Magic Island, Lanikai and Ko Olina. But the state doesn’t want people swimming there any more. Read More

Rental scooter company Lime suspends Honolulu service

Updated on  May 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm
A pilot project by a company renting electric scooters left on Honolulu sidewalks was paused Friday after more than a week of acrimony between the rental firm Lime and city administrators. Read More

Rental scooter company Lime suspends service in Honolulu

Updated on  May 18, 2018 at 4:43 pm
Electric scooter rental company Lime said this afternoon that it will temporarily suspend its service after city administrators on Thursday defined the vehicles as mopeds that can’t legally be parked on sidewalks where Lime was parking them. Read More

Fines or jail time possible for Lime scooter riders, mayor declares

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 10:53 pm
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Thursday he might impose up to $1,000 fines or jail time for the owner and users of Lime electric scooters for illegally parking the rental vehicles on public sidewalks. Read More

Lime scooter riders could face fines and jail time, Honolulu mayor says

Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 6:55 pm
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said today he may impose up to $1,000 fines or jail time for the owner or users of Lime electric scooters for illegally parking the rental vehicles on public sidewalks. Read More

Pacific Office Properties considering shutdown

Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 10:29 pm
A local company that owns three Honolulu office tower properties lost more money in the first quarter and let investors know its board is considering alternatives that could include dissolution. Read More

Vodka maker purchases Maui pineapple farm

Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 10:32 pm
Principals of a California-based maker and distributor of distilled spirits have bought a pineapple farm on Maui that was once part of a more than 100-year-old plantation. Read More

Ward Village developer breaks ground on central plaza

Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 12:20 am
Hawaii real estate developers usually hold ground- blessing and groundbreaking ceremonies for buildings that will replace open spaces. On Tuesday in Kakaako the opposite happened. Read More

Rental firm expects seized scooters’ return

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 10:31 pm
Electric scooter rental company Lime continued a fourth day of Honolulu operations with a depleted fleet Tuesday along with a hope that police will stop impounding the vehicles Lime leaves on sidewalks for rent. Read More

Electric rental scooters hit sidewalks despite city prohibition

Updated on  May 15, 2018 at 10:30 am
A new two-wheeled shared transportation service scooted into Honolulu over the weekend, but almost as quickly police have been carting off the bright green vehicles propped up for rent on sidewalks. Read More

LimeBike electric scooters pop up on Honolulu sidewalks

Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm
A California-based company in the bike-share business has entered the Hawaii market with an electric scooter. Read More

Dumpsters piling up illegally on Honolulu streets

Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 5:22 am
More homes, people, restaurants and retail shops have all been products of the latest real estate development boom in Kakaako. Read More

DHHL seeking again to redevelop Moiliili site

Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 9:41 pm
The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is prepared to seek proposals for redeveloping a former bowling alley in Moiliili that could provide homes for beneficiaries. Read More

Haleiwa family caught between 2 shopping centers

Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 12:23 am
Wilma Ward had peacefully lived in a rural part of Haleiwa behind the town’s business strip for nearly all her 71 years. Read More

Gentry Homes CEO retires after 18 years

Gentry Homes has tapped one veteran to replace another at the helm of one of Hawaii’s biggest homebuilders. Read More
Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 9:33 pm

Ala Moana mall knew of rail risk, suit claims

Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 10:21 pm
Hawaii’s largest shopping center had been warned about unsafe conditions on its property 11 years before one young man was killed and another severely injured there in 2016, but it chose to do nothing about it, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Read More

Ala Moana Center knew about bad railing involved in 2016 fatal fall, suit says

Updated on  May 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm
Lawyers representing families of a young man who was killed and another who was severely injured in a fall at Ala Moana Center in 2016 filed a lawsuit against the mall’s owner today, alleging that mall officials were warned about a railing that failed. Read More

Mainland property sales boost A&B profit

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. boosted its profit more than sixfold by selling six warehouse, office and retail properties on the mainland in the first quarter. Read More
Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 11:17 pm