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Governor Ige said Thursday it’s a top priority for Hawaii that the U.S. be able to process Japanese travelers for immigration and customs before they even get on a plane for the islands.

Tears still spring into Debbie Cooley-Guy’s eyes when she thinks about her dream home, with its wide, sweeping porch. It overlooked a bayou filled with wading birds, a glittering blue pool and the space for not only a 12-foot Christmas tree, but also a grand piano.

Donald Trump sells himself as a bold empire builder, the kind of businessman who could force through big changes in Washington as president. Yet for all his bravado, a review of the billionaire’s financial filings and recent deals suggests he’s no swashbuckler.

Two lawsuits have been filed over Hawaii Pacific University’s relocation into Aloha Tower Marketplace. HPU announced a lawsuit against Hooters for not paying its portion of rent and failing to fix a faulty exhaust system. Hooters fired back, filing a lawsuit against the university for breach of contract, KHON-TV reported.

Macy’s Inc. is setting its sights on Chinese shoppers, with plans to test selling goods online in the world’s second-largest economy late this year. The news, announced Wednesday, came as the retailer reported a 26 percent drop in second-quarter profit and sales that came in short of Wall Street expectations.

WASHINGTON >> The government should crack down on airline fees for things like seat reservations, checked baggage and ticket changes or cancellations, which are often unfair or hidden from consumers, according to a recent Senate report.

Homeowners in Hawaii are seeking to capitalize on demand from wealthy California technology executives by listing opulent estates, leading to a record number of $20 million-plus homes for sale.

Inside one of Panda Express' test kitchens, the chef that gave the world orange chicken was preparing something decidedly different: a classic regional Chinese dish called "lion's head meatballs."

About 400 protesters on a beach in front of a Maui resort blew conch shells on Wednesday to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations.


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