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Sears hangs on in Hawaii, for now

Sears has come a long way since its first Honolulu store on Beretania Street opened in 1941. Read More

Time for concrete pilings to go

It looks as if a settlement is already in hand to address the city’s concern over 28 huge pilings being left around historic Ewa Field. Read More

Nine resolutions instead of one

Nine pieces of legislation, more efficient than one? Sometimes, yes. Read More

Keep an eye on legislative leaders

Even with the next session’s opening day still three months away, state Legislature observers say leadership shuffles are likely. Read More

Medical cannabis dispensary will cross the Pali

Now that medical marijuana retail dispensaries are taking root in urban Honolulu, it’s likely that they’ll soon be sprouting elsewhere on-island. Read More

Hopes for a short hotel strike

Joining forces with union counterparts in Boston, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego and Detroit, thousands of workers at Marriott-operated hotels in Waikiki and on Maui launched a strike Monday under the nationwide group’s slogan: “One Job Should be Enough.” Read More

Affordable Care Act recipients get a break

Affordable Care Act plans will be a bit more affordable than expected in 2019, thanks to the state Insurance Division. Read More

Sexual assault hotlines ringing off the hook

In the aftermath of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony on Capitol Hill before the Senate Judiciary Committee, phone calls have flooded sexual assault hotlines across the country, including on Oahu and Hawaii island. Read More

Presidential alert, but don’t get rattled

At 8:18 a.m. (Hawaii time) Wednesday, cellphones across the United States sounded the unsettling ring of an emergency presidential alert, marking the first nationwide test of a wireless system that issues warnings about urgent threats, such as natural disaster. Read More

Editorial: Blue ribbons for elementary schools

Kudos to three Hawaii schools for being among 349 honorees named as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Read More

Editorial: Winning weekend for athletes from Hawaii

It was an exciting OT weekend for local sports fans, starting with, of course, the University of Hawaii’s 5-OT football win over San Jose State, 44-41. Read More

Editorial: HTA leadership will face challenges

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is poised to fill three top leadership posts this month. The new leaders will have their work cut out for them. Read More

Editorial: UH alumnus will guide CBS forward

Bill Cosby. Matt Lauer. Harvey Weinstein. Charlie Rose. Les Moonves. Read More

Editorial: HPU gets down to business (district)

Hawaii Pacific University is poised to be the largest private occupant of real estate in Honolulu’s central business district. Read More

Editorial: Keeping up the Koko Crater stairs

Kudos to the Kokonut Koalition, the grassroots advocates making the financial trek on behalf of the aging Koko Crater stairs, the popular hiking attraction that has fallen into disrepair. Read More

Editorial: WalletHub: Hawaii not friendly to teachers

This likely is already making the rounds at the Hawaii State Teachers Association and around school campuses: The latest national ranking study from WalletHub, the personal finance site, puts Hawaii last in the nation for “teacher-friendliness.” Read More

Editorial: Remembering the lives of Korean War dead

These were lives cut short by war, and yet filled with stories. The first of the 55 burial sets of U.S. service members lost during the Korean War have been ID’d as the remains of Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel and Pfc. William Hoover Jones. Read More

Editorial: Business success leads to giving back

At the University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business: An exemplary, full-circle case of paying things forward leading to paying things back. Read More

Editorial: Suddenly, it’s the Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

When it comes to getting things done under the radar, stealth resolutions seem to be the way to go — at least when it comes to renaming our public venues. Read More

Editorial: Seeking a proper name for Fissure No. 8

What’s in a name? A lot, in Hawaii. The Hawaii Board on Geographic Names, created by law in 1974, is consulting on what to call Kilauea’s lava Fissure No. 8. Read More

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