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Kauai still recovering from last storm

If the traffic congestion and hurricane-prep crowds around town have seemed difficult, think of the folks on Kauai’s north shore. Read More

A new leader for troubled HI-EMA

Seven months after accidentally issuing a false ballistic missile alert and undergoing a subsequent leadership shake-up, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency — tasked with anticipating threats, hazards and disasters — has hired a new executive officer. Read More

Lesson learned, baseball team plays on

Can anything be more exciting for a baseball kid than playing in the Little League World Series? Yes: playing in the series and winning. Read More

Everyone’s back in school again

OK, fun’s over. The traffic that’s been so light over the summer will tie us up in knots again today, with public and private schools, including the University of Hawaii, back in session. Read More

Big Island’s marijuana crop now legit

What a difference four decades make. The first medical marijuana production center in Hawaii County now has the all-clear from state authorities to start growing plants for the island’s two dispensaries. All legal, all above board. Read More

It’s a beauty: A stamp honoring the Na Pali coast

After months of recovery from April’s record rains and flooding that devastated Kauai’s north shore, Thursday promises to be an “O Beautiful” day in Hanalei. Read More

Honolulu heads for Little League World Series

There’s something special about watching Little League baseball: the thrill of victory, or the agony of defeat, is particularly poignant as seen on the faces of young athletes aged 10 to 12. Read More

One election down, one to go

Yes, you’re overdosed on elections. Saturday was a big day. Now, it’s time to get ready for the next one. Read More

Court catches up with Hawaii’s chlorpyrifos ban

It’s good to be ahead of the curve. A federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban chlorpyrifos, a farm pesticide shown to hinder development in children, within 60 days. Read More

TMT wins a needed victory in court

Those who support building the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea have got to be elated: The Hawaii Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a demand for a separate contested case hearing over the project’s sublease. Read More

Be safe and aware on the job

It is dismaying to hear of yet another serious injury on the job: that of a 70-year-old Kapolei warehouse worker who suffered electrical shock on Saturday morning. Read More

A loss for Waianae Republicans

It was surely stunning for Waianae Republican Sailau Timoteo to learn she is disqualified from running for state House, because her American Samoan birthplace makes her a U.S. national but not a U.S. citizen. Read More

Newest state senator takes his seat

His State Capitol website looks lonely: Smiling back from a nearly blank page is state Sen. Jon Yoshimura’s sun-drenched face (the other mug shots are pallid studio standard poses). “No measures introduced,” it says. Read More

A tribute to a king, and an admiral

It’s good to be the king. In this case, it’s King Kamehameha III who gets the honors today, when a 12-foot bronze likeness of the monarch is dedicated at Thomas Square on the occasion of La Ho‘iho‘i Ea (Sovereignty Restoration Day). Read More

A solemn return from North Korea

North Korea has set in motion the delivery of 55 cases of possible remains of American service members who died in the Korean war. Read More

Find the killer of Hawaii County police officer

The killing of Hawaii County police officer Bronson K. Kaliloa, 46, in the line of duty Tuesday night is a deeply tragic reminder of the dangers police face each time they’re on duty. Read More

Hale Koa’s new pool to make quite a splash

At this time next summer, Hale Koa Hotel’s swimming pool complex will look a lot like those designed for luxe Waikiki resorts. Read More

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