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Friday, December 19, 2014         

Business

Hawaii Direct Mail
 'Good news' for the isles
Hawaii's economy is showing steady improvement, with the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reporting a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4 percent for the month of November, falling from 4.1 percent in October. Story »
Hawaiian Airlines has served a record 10 million customers this year, the company said Thursday. Hawaiian Airlines' first 10 million passengers took nearly 40 years to carry, from 1929 to 1967, the company said. Story »

Hawaii Gas, the state's gas utility, and Hawaiian Electric Co., the power provider, are at odds over which of the two will be the main provider of liquefied natural gas for power generation in the state. Story »

Imagine being so good that you get fan letters from Hollywood royalty including Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Lana Turner and actor-turned-president Ronald Reagan. Story »

As tasty pastries and sugary holiday cheer is exchanged throughout the workplace in Hawaii, I am reminded that diabetes andobesity are directly and indirectly among the leading causes of illness and reduced productivity. Story »

A year ago, I wrote about how a local boy saved first lady Bess Truman from falling into the Hudson River while boarding the USS Missouri. This week, I have another story of Harry and Bess Truman, who spent a month vacationing on Coconut Island in Kaneohe Bay in 1953. Story »

Every December we're overwhelmed with advertisements for bling and distracted in so many ways. It's easy to forget the greatest blessing is good health. With that in mind, we decided it was time to look at a device that could actually help us stay fit by tracking daily activity. Story »

Bill "Billy V" Van Osdol, "Mento" Mele Apana and their "Na‘au Therapy" morning show on KINE-FM 105.1 have left the building, and were succeeded by Dave Lancaster and "Sista" Sherry Clifton, the former morning team on sister-station KRTR-FM 96.3. 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@star- advertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »

Nation & World

We All Can Be ‘Cooking Hawaiian Style’
Just in time for Christmas gift giving, the cookbook features recipes from the well-known celebrities and chefs who have been on the show, along with their interesting and entertaining stories. Read More »
 
Whither Polygamy
Those of us who espoused same-gender marriage on the grounds that government should not control whom we marry find ourselves in a bit of a pickle about polygamy. Read More »
 

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