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Last-place marathoner reunites with isle helper

Updated on  April 19, 2018 at 9:37 pm
The first time Richard Kiyabu Jr. saw Ayako Hayashi, he wasn’t sure she was going to make it. Read More

Disaster response presents crucial test for officials

There are now rolls of wet carpet along the curbs in Niu Valley, Aina Haina and the stretch of Kalanianaole Highway that connects the two neighborhoods. Read More
Updated on  April 17, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Left-hand turns drive decades of politicking

When is a left-hand turn more than a left-hand turn? When it’s a measure of political power. And, apparently, when it’s on Kapiolani Boulevard. Read More
Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 10:27 pm

Emerging readers love a supportive, furry listener

Updated on  April 13, 2018 at 12:26 am
Just before 2 o’clock, three little boys burst into the library chanting “Dogs! Dogs! Dogs!” It is a quiet chant, and a controlled burst, but the excitement is clear. It’s the day they get to read a story to a dog. They’re so ready. Read More

Search for facts becomes emotional homecoming

Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 10:12 pm
Tom Holowach sent the email and then waited. He had chosen his words carefully, including that delicate, brace-for-impact phrase: “Are you sitting down?” Read More

Inmates challenge common fear of public speaking

Updated on  April 8, 2018 at 1:11 pm
For 20 years, Jeff Beard has volunteered to sponsor Toastmasters clubs in Oahu prisons at Halawa and Waiawa, going every week to support the inmates as they run their own public speaking clubs. Read More

Students think bigger, seeking huge aftereffect

In the past, high school students may have sold benefit chili tickets or circulated a petition written on folder paper. Read More
Updated on  April 5, 2018 at 10:20 pm

Quote puts into perspective the motivation behind vacation rentals

Updated on  April 4, 2018 at 12:18 am
‘People have worked out a way to actually pay their bills and get ahead for once. I don’t see how we can be treated as criminals when we are just trying to purchase property in Hawaii and have help paying for it.” Read More

Emotions fly high at 10-year reunion for Aloha Airlines workers

Updated on  April 2, 2018 at 10:29 pm
Former employees of Aloha Airlines gathered Saturday night, exactly 10 years after the company shut down, for a reunion held at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. Read More

Recounting Hee’s divorce violates ex’s privacy

Updated on  March 30, 2018 at 10:44 am
A line has been crossed. Political campaigning in Hawaii has had moments of shameful mudslinging and dirty tricks over the years, and this latest effort ranks among the lowest. Read More

Count on March rain to bring bad and good

Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 10:34 pm
March rains come with the certainty of surprise, of stormy nights that lead into golden dawns, days so clear and sunny that it seems the stage was reset to another place and time. Read More

Another government oops but with a better response this time

Updated on  March 24, 2018 at 10:14 pm
The City & County of Honolulu loses data for more than 66,000 people and it’s hard not to compare it to the state’s colossal missile alert mistake. Read More

Kalani High hoops team reveals character

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 12:36 am
The Kalani High School boys basketball team has a favorite saying: “Character revealed!” Read More

Bill offers compromise in clash over Mauna Kea

Updated on  March 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm
Kahele’s PowerPoint tracks the tangled modern history of development and damage on Mauna Kea. Read More

Students put learning concepts to real-life test

Updated on  March 8, 2018 at 10:23 pm
In some ways, today’s students have been preparing for this moment their whole lives. Read More

$10 to get rid of a fridge is a pretty good deal

Let’s say your nephew has a truck. He’s a big guy, healthy and strong, and a nice guy, too. He has friends who are similarly hardy and pretty amiable, too. Read More
Updated on  March 6, 2018 at 10:12 pm

Oahu teens organize gun control events

Updated on  March 3, 2018 at 10:08 pm
Both students say Hawaii has stricter guns laws than other states and generally less violence, but that does not mean it can’t happen here. Read More

How strange, lawmakers taking real action

Maybe it’s the fallout from the false missile alert and the utter disgust Hawaii is feeling about local government’s ability to do its job. Read More
Updated on  March 1, 2018 at 10:28 pm

Calling for tax information can tax one’s patience

If you call the state Department of Taxation’s phone help line with a question about your state taxes, you might wait 30-40 minutes to get someone on the phone. Read More
Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Child’s play needed at school to build healthy communities

Updated on  February 25, 2018 at 12:46 pm
At the “pacer,” where students run the width of the gym every time a bell sounds, volunteers from the Navy run alongside the fifth-graders. As more students drop out, more Navy sailors join in. Read More

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