Friday, March 06, 2015         


Hawaii Direct Mail
 Groundbreaking held at mall site
Under a big white tent behind a green construction fence on Thursday, there was much appreciation expressed along with doubt confessed over the long-planned Ka Makana Ali‘i regional mall. Story »
The state's largest carrier said Thursday it is retrofitting the 18 Boeing 717 aircraft it uses on interisland routes with new lightweight seats that will reduce legroom by about an inch under a reconfiguration and allow the airline to add five to 10 more passengers on each flight. Story »

There were mostly fewer sales, though at mostly higher prices, in the housing markets on Kauai and Hawaii island in February, according to sales figures released Thursday. Story »

Target Corp. opened stores in Kailua and Kahului on Wednesday, bringing the total in the state to six for the Minneapolis-based retailer. The Kailua opening followed more than a two-year delay. Target renovated a 130,000-square-foot store at 345 Hahani St. previously occupied by Don Quijote. Story »

 Business Briefs
30-year mortgage declines to 3.75 percent, Freddie says • Alaska Air begins San Diego-Kona flights • Seniors housing project to get underway • SunEdison poised to offer battery storage • Robust job market likely to keep delivering • Etsy is at crossroads after filing for IPO • 31 biggest banks pass latest ‘stress tests' • On The Move • Ship Ahoy! Story »
Hawaiian Palm Baskets by Amy and Ron Christmas represent the "ultimate recycling," Amy says. All the primary materials used in the couple's baskets, ornaments and, soon, tree toppers are from Kauai-grown plants and trees and have been gathered by hand. Story »

I recently had an opportunity to visit a fledgling, yet remarkably successful, Waldorf School and biodynamic farm in Pokhara, Nepal. Biodynamic farming is founded on the principle that bringing vitality to the soil causes plants to thrive and nourishes people and animals living on the land. Story »

Did Native Hawaiians eat sandwiches when Capt. James Cook arrived in 1778? Surely not. Did the islands look like some sort of submarine sandwich to the Brits? I couldn't see how, so I decided to sink my teeth into the subject. Story »

When 3-D printing first started receiving mainstream publicity a few years ago, the reaction was similar among most folks: "Cool … but for what can it really be used?" One area where the technology is taking off is at dental offices around the country, a place with which most folks are familiar. Story »

Former TV anchorwomen Jodi Leong and Yasmin Dar have been appointed to Gov. David Ige's communications team and will help craft the way the governor's messages get out to Hawaii residents. 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 »


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