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Red Hill woman arrested after fatal stabbing

Police arrested a 23-year-old woman early this morning in the Red Hill area after she allegedly stabbed a 24-year-old man who was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. Read More
Updated on  February 19, 2018 at 11:43 am

HECO gets OK for initiative to control customer use


Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 9:56 pm
Imagine the electric utility raising the temperature of your refrigerator a couple degrees, briefly and harmlessly, to save electricity — and paying you for it. That could be in the not-so-distant future for Hawaiian Electric Cos. Read More

Low-income rental housing breaks ground


Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 11:35 pm
About a year from now, 128 Hawaii families with low incomes will have some brand-new, really affordable housing close to a planned city rail station and Ala Moana Center. Read More

Residents vow to fight Dillingham Ranch subdivision


Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 10:33 pm
North Shore residents have unleashed a sweeping condemnation of a plan to subdivide Dillingham Ranch for housing while somewhat expanding agriculture on the historic 2,721-acre property in Mokuleia. Read More

Barnwell loses money without resort land sales

A Honolulu company engaged in oil and gas production in Canada along with resort home site development and drilling operations in Hawaii suffered a $1 million loss in its fiscal first quarter following a $1.6 million profit a year earlier. Read More

Kona coffee farmers want label law expanded

Buy a package of Kona coffee, and by Hawaii law what you get must show on the label — 100 percent of the pricey beans or at least 10 percent in a blend. But for brewed Kona coffee, similar disclosures are often absent. Read More
Updated on  February 11, 2018 at 10:12 pm

Affordable-home sizes getting squeezed


Updated on  February 11, 2018 at 11:58 pm
Affordable housing: Like all Hawaii real estate, it’s gotten more expensive. It’s also getting incredibly smaller. Read More

Cries over ‘poor door’ ignore worse segregation in affordable housing


Updated on  February 11, 2018 at 10:24 pm
The reality is that affordable housing produced by developers under city and state requirements is governed by loose standards that often result in separate and unequal residences for those with low or moderate incomes. Read More

Hawaiian Electric’s smart-grid plan approved


Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 11:23 pm
The state’s largest utility company now has an approved high-level plan to modernize electricity grids on Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii island. Read More

Bill targets disputed Kakaako roads again


Updated on  February 8, 2018 at 9:44 am
State lawmakers are taking another crack at resolving a flap over two brothers charging for parking along Kakaako streets to which they claim ownership despite decades of public use. Read More

2 HECO solar programs to start later this month

Hawaiian Electric Co. announced Wednesday that customers will be able to participate in two new rooftop solar programs starting Feb. 20. Read More
Updated on  February 7, 2018 at 9:41 pm

Oahu condo prices set record in January

Oahu’s housing market wasted little time this year setting a new price peak after posting three median sale price records in different months last year. Read More
Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 10:31 pm

Hawaii island, Kauai housing markets mixed

Median prices of homes sold on Hawaii island and Kauai bumped around inconsistently in January, according to data released Monday. Read More

Kapolei mall to add health clinic and grocery


Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 9:57 pm
The last piece of an initial phase of the West Oahu regional mall Ka Makana Ali‘i is scheduled to start construction later this month and will look very different than originally envisioned when done next year. Read More

FilCom Center files for bankruptcy in clash with caterer


Updated on  February 5, 2018 at 10:37 pm
The biggest Filipino community center outside the Philippines — a stately facility in Waipahu — is in financial straits after clashing with a local catering and events management company that was supposed to benefit the center. Read More

Ige balks at Kakaako affordable-housing rule amendment


Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 12:10 am
Gov. David Ige is not approving new affordable-housing rules for Kakaako over one element in the comprehensive overhaul proposed in September. Read More

Sites near UH, including Puck’s Alley, eyed for redevelopment


Updated on  February 1, 2018 at 2:19 pm
Kamehameha Schools is making another run at redeveloping 6.5 acres in Moiliili near the University of Hawaii, six years after an unsuccessful effort to create a largely retail and residential “town center” on the site. Read More

Haseko loses again in Ewa marina court case

A state judge has ordered the developer of Ocean Pointe and Hoakalei Resort to pay homeowners $20 million for the company’s decision to change the main feature of the Ewa community from a marina to a lagoon. Read More

Cyanotech names new CEO

Hawaii microalgae producer Cyanotech Corp. has its third CEO in three years. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines’ profit reaches new height

Carrying a record number of passengers resulted in record revenue and profit for Hawaii’s largest airline last year. Read More