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Honolulu motorists dampened by weather

Updated on  October 27, 2017 at 6:12 pm
Honolulu drivers freak out when it rains. Read More

Scandals at the top not an indictment of entire HPD

On Monday afternoon, in the thick of all that rain, there were blue lights all over town like beacons in the hazy gray. Read More
Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Kealoha’s tenure began with such promise

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 10:10 pm
The criminal charges against retired Honolulu police Chief Kealoha and his wife, a city prosecutor, will have to unfold over time in court. We don’t yet know how this story ends. Read More

Council has plenty more vices in its long reach

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm
When laws have to be passed to keep adults from subjecting kids to known hazards inside the small confines of a motor vehicle, cries of “Overreach!” are drowned out by the loud truth that some grown-ups — some parents — just can’t be trusted to get it right. Read More

Brand new Americans are living the dream

On Wednesday morning, 119 people stood in the city’s Mission Memorial Auditorium, hand over heart, and pledged their allegiance to the flag. Read More
Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm

Halloween scares found in Hawaii year-round

Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm
Thinking of a haunted house but not too keen about having to wait in line? Terrifying places abound in Honolulu. You don’t have to look very hard. Read More

Homeless winning fight for beachfront property

Updated on  October 6, 2017 at 12:27 am
The seaside pergolas where couples used to meet for romantic picnic lunches or sunset-watching have been taken over by homeless people. Read More

Wedding sprawl adds to conflicts on crowded isle

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 2:14 pm
Add to the list of things that are marring the best of Hawaii an unlikely antagonist: weddings. Read More

Mom’s purse held a world of joys, hopes and surprises

I used to think my mother’s purse carried the whole world. She had the basics: billfold, leaky ballpoint pens, roll of lint-covered Certs. But there were always odd surprises… Read More

Police chief selection hiccuping on essays

A member of the Honolulu Police Commission resigned this week because she had concerns about the way the written exam portion in the process of choosing Honolulu’s new chief of police was being graded. Read More
Updated on  September 28, 2017 at 9:56 pm

Female coach is on a court, not a catwalk, so deal with it

Updated on  September 27, 2017 at 10:00 am
She is an Olympic medalist. She is a working mom with three young kids. She has held down the home base for a military husband who served in Iraq. Read More

The award for craziest street parking scene goes to …

Updated on  September 23, 2017 at 10:49 pm
There are many strong competitors for the title of craziest neighborhood parking situation on Oahu. Read More

North Shore teens helping Texas ‘one family at a time’

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 4:42 pm
You know how when a tragedy is in the news you instantly think of someone you know who might be affected? North Shore teens Hannah and Jack Button thought of their beloved childhood babysitter. Read More

Former employees reminisce about Liberty House days

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 12:37 am
Winston Purdy hung the red-and-gold Liberty House flag outside the bar and arranged some of his souvenirs on a table just inside the door: Zooper Sale buttons, a menu from Hackfeld’s restaurant, a sign from the employee cafeteria. Read More

Schlep along all you want, kids, but not in the road

Updated on  September 9, 2017 at 9:07 pm
When Honolulu’s new “distracted pedestrian” law was passed earlier this summer, it seemed so … parental. Do we really need the threat of citations and fines to remind us to look where we’re going when we cross the street? Read More

Neighbor islands feel railroaded by Legislature

Criticism of last week’s special session of the state Legislature continues to churn on the neighbor islands. This one isn’t slipping quietly into the books. Read More
Updated on  September 7, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Hanabusa brings vigor to the race for governor

Colleen Hanabusa fought hard to get back to Congress. Really hard. She scrapped. She beefed. And that’s just the stuff we saw in public. Read More
Updated on  September 5, 2017 at 11:22 pm

Rail stirs up old rivalry felt among the islands

Updated on  September 3, 2017 at 10:17 am
Was anyone actually surprised that the discussion of the rail bailout at the Legislature this week turned into an us-versus-them beef? Read More

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