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Former paratrooper turning 100 plans parachuting redux

Retired Army Master Sgt. Polito “Paul” Olivas will become a centenarian Wednesday, and he plans to celebrate the way he’s lived his life: with a lot of gusto. Read More

Vacation rental bans firmly in place on Kauai and the Big Island

The shutdown of vacation rentals on Kauai and Hawaii island remains in effect, despite improvements to flood-damaged areas of the Garden Island and an easing of the lava flow on the Big Island. Read More

Resort home sales in Hawaii rise sharply

The market for vacation homes at Hawaii resorts rebounded last year to its highest level of sales in nearly a decade, according to a recent report. Read More

Fire destroys keiki soccer equipment

A fire ripped through a storage room at a city park in Kapolei, destroying thousands of dollars’ worth of children’s sporting equipment. Read More

Hurricane Lane likely to continue to weaken

A weakening Hurricane Lane continued its westward path, far to the east-southeast of the state Sunday evening. Read More

House fire limited to 1 room

Maui firefighters Sunday were investigating a fire that burned a home on Pohala Street in Wailuku. Crews called to the scene at 11:03 a.m. Sunday found heavy smoke and flames coming from a bedroom window. Read More

Address verification relies mainly on mail recipient

Question: In Thursday’s Kokua Line column (808ne.ws/816kline) regarding licenses and ID cards, it said the post office “returns all undeliverable envelopes where the named individual and the address provided are not verified in their system.” Read More

Man sentenced in drunken driving crash

A 25-year-old Kaneohe man began serving an 18-month prison term Thursday for killing another motorist in a drunken driving crash in Leeward Oahu two years ago. Read More

Water service restored

The Board of Water Supply restored water to customers after a water main broke Sunday in Waipahu, leaving a shopping center and many homes without water. Read More

Uninsured affected in federal funding feud

Health care clinics that serve low-income, uninsured women and college students may have to cut services if Hawaii forgoes more than $2 million in annual federal funding. Read More

Kamehameha Schools seeks 3 principals after departures

Kamehameha Schools’ flagship Kapalama campus is relying on interim principals at its elementary, middle and high schools as the academic year begins, following an exodus of leaders last semester. Read More

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Mayor Harry Kim pushes his limits amid Big Island disaster

Many people worry that leading Hawaii island through the volcanic eruption disaster that began in May could kill Mayor Harry Kim. The 78-year-old doesn’t believe that, even though he’s been hospitalized twice since the eruption began. Read More

Residents dread reopening of popular Lanikai Pillbox trail

With the Lanikai Pillbox trail closed for repairs, residents enjoyed a two-month break from the constant noise of hikers trekking up the ridge from sunup to sundown. Read More

State forgoing millions in federal reimbursements

The U.S. government on average reimbursed states $48 million for school-based Medicaid services. Hawaii didn’t even get 1 percent of that amount. Read More

Talented legislators got lost in crowded primary

Without opposition for legislative seats in the general election, Democrats bunch up in the handful of big races, some good candidates get wiped out, and we end up without enough qualified, experienced, normal people actually running the government. Read More

Let’s stop winging it on rail; take the time to get it right

The fight between Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the City Council over SamKoo Hawaii’s 513-unit condominium near the Ala Moana Center rail terminus again points up the the chaos that bedevils rail. Read More

Longtime Hawaii Republican Fred Rohlfing supported health care, rail

Frederick W. Rohlfing, a lawyer and moderate Republican leader who served in the Hawaii Legislature for 21 years and made two unsuccessful bids for U.S. Congress, died Aug. 10 at The Queen’s Medical Center of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 89. Read More

Voyaging canoe Hikianalia departs for San Francisco

More than 100 well-­wishers converged on the Marine Education Training Center at Sand Island on Saturday to watch the departure of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hikianalia for San Francisco. Read More

Argument at Nuuanu YMCA ends in stabbing

A 35-year-old man was critically wounded in a stabbing early Saturday at the Nuuanu YMCA on Pali Highway. Read More

Matching funds raised to continue air servive

Air service at a small airport on the Big Island will continue this year after officials and community partners raised the amount required in matching funds. Read More

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