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Get rid of those abandoned cars by the road

Kudos to state lawmakers for delivering a bill that requires counties to take into custody any abandoned vehicle on a public roadway within 10 business days. Read More
Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 6:45 pm

It’s not healthy to feed feral cats

Another example of how cause-and-effected things are: a disease spread by feral cats has killed three Hawaiian monk seals. Read More
Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Resurrecting Honouliuli enhances historical record

So far, much of the history tied to the fledgling Honouliuli National Monument, a World War II civilian internment and prisoner-of-war camp, is limited to photographs and personal memories of the 160-acre site in a lonely Kunia gulch that was bulldozed after the war. Read More
Updated on  June 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm

More room for people on Lanikai Beach

Time’s up for some 90 canoes, catamarans and other vessels tagged on Friday as illegally parked on Lanikai Beach. Read More
Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 6:34 pm

HECO fixin’ to turn out the lights

Nightlife in some areas of Kakaako, Ala Moana and Iwilei will burn a bit less brightly for three weeks next month so that Hawaiian Electric Co. can repair a faulty part in underground cabling. Read More
Updated on  June 14, 2018 at 7:06 pm
 

‘Moana’ first Disney movie in Hawaiian

The Hawaiian version of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” had its premiere screening over the weekend at a World Oceans Day event at Ko Olina Resort. Read More
Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 6:29 pm

Keep an eye on fuel prices — and airfares

Rising jet fuel prices have prompted at least a few big carriers — American Airlines and Delta Airlines — to issue a warning that if costs remain high, travelers will eventually be forking over more money for a new normal in ticket prices and related fees. Read More
Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 6:48 pm

Help visitor society help visitors

The record tourism numbers in recent years bring welcome dollars into Hawaii’s economy — but also a rise in the number of visitors who need help due to unexpected misfortunes. Read More
Updated on  June 11, 2018 at 6:33 pm
 

A royal purple drapes the king

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The King Kamehameha statue fronting Aliiolani Hale on King Street has been draped with majestic purple lei this year, a colorful departure from the traditional golden plumeria. Read More
Updated on  June 10, 2018 at 6:47 pm

A slow leak is bad news on Mauna Kea

This would have been a P.R. challenge in the best of times, but these are not the best of times for telescopes on Hawaii mountain summits. Read More
Updated on  June 7, 2018 at 7:31 pm

Expect to hear again from Lime scooters

They may be down, but they’re not out. Lime, the company that recently backed out of Honolulu, is showing new signs of life — financial determination, anyway — in the race with competitor Bird to dominate the nascent urban scooter market. Read More
Updated on  June 6, 2018 at 6:54 pm

Tourism numbers holding, despite floods and lava

How can it be, we wonder, that the tourists keep coming despite all the rain we had in April, fairly extreme weather believed to be the outcome of climate change? Read More
Updated on  June 3, 2018 at 6:44 pm

Ironmen move through sun, rain or vog

“Swim with the Honu, ride on the IRONMAN World Championship bike course, and run in a vacationer’s paradise,” reads the website for the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii race, set for Saturday on Hawaii island. Read More
Updated on  May 31, 2018 at 7:13 pm

That fine Kauai poi will be harder to get

Now is the time for poi enthusiasts to indulge in extra servings of favorite purple-tinted dishes and desserts. That’s because within a few months we’ll likely be seeing the start of a taro crop shortage. Read More
Updated on  May 30, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Closing the books on Makiki Community Library

It was always the Little Library That Could. But now, after some 42 years, the nonprofit Makiki Community Library will close June 9, then liquidate its assets by year’s end. Read More
Updated on  May 30, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Word to wise: Get to busy airport earlier than usual

Brace yourself if you’re flying this summer. A record 246.1 million passengers are expected to fly between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, a 3.7 percent increase over last year’s record, predicted Airlines for America, a trade group for the U.S.’s biggest airlines. Read More
Updated on  May 27, 2018 at 5:57 am

Time to get ready for hurricane season

They say bad things come in threes. First, the massive flooding on Kauai. Then, a volcanic disaster on Hawaii island. What could be next? Read More
Updated on  May 24, 2018 at 6:19 pm

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