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Hawaii Direct Mail
 Slight growth is enough for third straight record year
Hawaii's visitor industry anticipates a strong 2015 after setting its third consecutive year of spending and arrivals records in 2014. Preliminary results released Thursday by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority show that nearly 8.3 million visitors came to Hawaii in 2014, beating last year's record 8.17 million visitors by 1.3 percent. Story »
Hawaiian Airlines expects to save nearly a quarter-billion dollars from lower fuel costs this year, but customers won't necessarily see that passed on to them with cheaper fares. Story »

The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs wants community input on how it should use the 31 acres of largely undeveloped land in Kakaako Makai it received from the state in 2012. Story »

A shop that for eight years has been a place where old muumuu and aloha shirts have gone to be reborn will close its doors at the end of February. Unable to reach lease terms with A&B Properties Inc., Kai­lua's largest land­owner, Muumuu Heaven will go out with a bang, hosting two special events this month. Story »

Tobacco continues to be big business — a $35 billion market — but electronic cigarettes are burning away at the market share. E-cigarettes are booming. New technologies claim reduced adverse health effects compared with tobacco smoking.  Story »

This is my 200th column for the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser, so this week I thought I'd share some of the stories readers have told me or answer some of their recent questions. Story »

If you have an email address, you've probably been the target of a phishing scam. Online phishes are social attacks delivered through email or a website that attempt to scam potential victims into divulging sensitive information such as logins, passwords or personal information.  Story »

A restaurant named Lanai Cafe is about to open, not on Isla Ellison in the Hawaiian archipelago, but in the chic Gangnam district of Seoul, which was popularized by a global pop hit. Story »

“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to tackle, please email it to business@staradvertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »

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RECIPE: Kamaboko Omelette
Try this classic kamaboko omelette with dipping sauce. Read More »
 
Butterfly Farmer Nurtures Winged Pets
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