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Mokulele to move at Honolulu airport

Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 10:28 pm
Mokulele Airlines will be moving to a new location at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport beginning Tuesday, state officials said. Read More

Isle commercial fishing companies fined

Two Honolulu-based commercial fishing companies have been ordered to pay civil fines after they discharged oily bilge waste into the Pacific Ocean. Read More

Schatz co-sponsors bill to protect newspaper industry

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is co-sponsoring a bill to suspend newly imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint that is driving up business costs for domestic newspapers, book publishers and commercial printers. Read More
Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 10:32 pm

Airport parking to be tight during holiday

Parking is expected to be tight at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport over the Memorial Day weekend due to ongoing construction and increased holiday traffic. Read More
Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 10:41 pm

Kmart holding liquidation for closing Kona store

The Kmart store in Kailua-Kona will close in early August, according to its parent company, Sears Holdings Corp., and began liquidation sales last week. Read More

Mac nut farm profits from snack product sale

Exiting the business of making snacks from macadamia nuts helped local farm Royal Hawaiian Orchards LP earn a profit in the first quarter after a year-earlier loss. Read More
Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 9:51 pm

Low jobless rate masks financial struggles

Despite an ultralow 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses, a Federal Reserve survey found. Read More

State Supreme Court upholds use tax

Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 10:18 pm
CompUSA had challenged the state’s use tax as unconstitutional since it applies only to out-of-state sellers. Read More

Taking the mystery out of the ‘Caller ID’ feature

Ever call someone on the mainland and have them tell you, “I only answered because you’re the only one with an 808 number who ever calls me”? Or worse yet, have someone tell you, “I would’ve answered if I knew it was you”? Read More
Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 10:20 pm

Group ends bid for Toys R Us stores

California toy mogul Isaac Larian said Monday he has given up his effort to buy several hundred Toys R Us stores from the bankrupt retailer after he and the company’s debt holders were unable to reach an agreement. Read More

State bans swimming at Haseko lagoon

Updated on  May 20, 2018 at 12:00 am
The water quality of a 52-acre basin at Hoakalei Resort residences in Ewa Beach is better than at popular swimming spots including Magic Island, Lanikai and Ko Olina. But the state doesn’t want people swimming there any more. Read More

Rental scooter company Lime suspends Honolulu service

Updated on  May 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm
A pilot project by a company renting electric scooters left on Honolulu sidewalks was paused Friday after more than a week of acrimony between the rental firm Lime and city administrators. Read More

Kauai to have its first medical cannabis store

Updated on  May 19, 2018 at 1:51 pm
Kauai’s first medical marijuana dispensary got the green light Friday to begin sales on the Garden Isle. Read More

Scotty’s Drive-In served up french fries and marriages

Updated on  May 18, 2018 at 3:34 pm
Two weeks ago I wrote about Scotty’s Drive-In, one of the first places on Oahu to sell french fries. The owner, Chuck Fraser, also owned Chip’s, next door on Keeaumoku Street where Samsung Plaza is today. Read More

Isle acquisition firm raises $345M in IPO

Trinity Merger Corp., a Hono­lulu-based special-purpose acquisition firm, said it raised $345 million through an initial public offering that closed Thursday. Read More
Updated on  May 17, 2018 at 10:18 pm

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