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Off the News: Mars simulation studies go on

No spacesuit-wearing pioneers will be headed to the lonely white dome on Mauna Loa’s flank any time soon. Read More

Off the News: A grand prize for music teacher — and music

What a stellar way for Hawaii to represent: For the second year in a row, a public school teacher here won a $100,000 grand prize in the Farmers Insurance Dream Big Teacher Challenge nationwide competition. Read More

Off the News: We don’t want snakes on a plane

In a move to prevent brown tree snakes from slithering into Hawaii by plane, ship or cargo carrier, plans are in the works to teach dogs to detect the invasive species. Read More

Editorial: A Hawaiian ‘Moana’ and ‘Harry Potter’

The film “Moana” and the first book in the Harry Potter series — both big hits with the keiki crowd — may now be screened and read, respectively, in olelo Hawaii. Read More

Take care on roads this holiday season

Last week, a 38-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle at a Likelike Highway intersection in Kalihi, marking the 27th pedestrian fatality on Oahu compared to nine pedestrian deaths at the same time last year. Read More

It’s going to be a Marathon weekend

Some 27,000 entrants are expected to lace up for this weekend’s Honolulu Marathon events. Read More
 

Newly minted Lt. Gov. Green gets to work

Lt. Gov. Josh Green has rolled up his sleeves and begun to build his team. Read More

No mail on day of mourning for Bush

Even though today might seem like a good day to take care of some holiday mailings, do not — repeat, do not — head to the post office today. Read More

Time for Ige, Green to walk the talk

And so it begins — another four years of the Ige administration for Hawaii. Read More
 

TMT gets green light by court

The Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea has cleared its final legal hurdle, it’s hoped. Read More

Puna homeowners get insurance relief

For the lava-stricken, it’s all about new normals. For the one-time residents of 700-plus homes destroyed by lava earlier this year, starting that new normal will take a lot of money. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Local 5 union president Gemma Weinstein reacts with fellow hotel workers after ratification of a new contract negotiation on Nov. 27 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Hotel owner Kyo-ya offered striking hotel workers $6.13 per hour in pay and benefit increases over four years in a new contract today that ended a 51-day-old strike. Read more: Hotel workers ratify contract to end 51-day strike.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Local 5 union president Gemma Weinstein reacts with fellow hotel workers after ratification of a new contract negotiation on Nov. 27 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Hotel owner Kyo-ya offered striking hotel workers $6.13 per hour in pay and benefit increases over four years in a new contract today that ended a 51-day-old strike. Read more: Hotel workers ratify contract to end 51-day strike.

Back to normal for hotel workers, guests

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Local 5 union president Gemma Weinstein reacts with fellow hotel workers after ratification of a new contract negotiation on Nov. 27 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Hotel owner Kyo-ya offered striking hotel workers $6.13 per hour in pay and benefit increases over four years in a new contract today that ended a 51-day-old strike. Read more: Hotel workers ratify contract to end 51-day strike.
The contract settlement between hotel workers on Oahu and Maui and Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts did more than end 51 days of noisy picketing. Read More

Editorial: Making a profit from Hawaii’s good name

So many consumers clamor for the cachet of Hawaii goods — and merchandisers certainly know this. Read More

With fingers crossed, ‘The Eddie’ returns

After sitting out the 2017-18 winter big-wave season due to sponsorship-related snags, “The Eddie” is back. Read More

Keep wary eye on economic forecasts

The downgrading of Hawaii’s economic growth forecast is notable but not worrisome — yet. After all, what goes up, must come down, right? Read More

Sending good thoughts to Harry Kim

He may be the Big Island’s mayor, but Harry Kim has managed to garner admiration across the state for his plain-speaking ways Read More

Hold off on that romaine lettuce

Today’s Thanksgiving feasts will surely have the obligatory turkey and pumpkin pie — but for at least 11 states on the mainland, avoid salads with romaine lettuce. Read More
 

Appetite for turkey falls off slightly

If you’ve noticed the price of your Thanksgiving turkey tick down a bit, that’s because of fickle American tastes. Read More

A tiny dent in affordable housing demand

Within the past few weeks, thousands of people have picked up applications for 310 condos representing the moderately priced and government-subsidized portion of The Central Ala Moana project. Read More

HART checks off items on its to-do list

Oahu residents have become so accustomed to whopping cost figures where rail is concerned that the $13.2 million claims payment for Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. seems like pocket change. Sadly, of course, it is not. Read More

Watch out for Freeway Service Patrol

Should you, while motoring along the H-1 or H-2, spot a state Freeway Serv­ice Patrol truck parked next to zipping freeway traffic, show our flat-tire first responders some respect. Read More

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