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Bill could send Fido back to the doghouse

There was a time when dogs stayed home. They had little houses in the backyard, a worn spot on the floorboards of the porch where they lay to enjoy the sun, their own special pillows next to the lounge chair in the TV room. Read More

What about all the other bad stuff affecting reefs?

State legislators voted Tuesday to ban sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate because evidence indicates that, when in the ocean in large amounts, these chemicals can damage coral reefs at nearshore waters. Read More
Updated on  May 1, 2018 at 10:20 pm

Ballard’s tree falls silently in woods

• Updated on  April 29, 2018 at 9:05 am
Chief Susan Ballard drops this truth bomb and folks just nod and go about their business like it’s just another inconvenience of living in paradise. Read More

Nurse uses own illness as path to higher calling

When Melaca Cannella was first diagnosed, she asked her doctor if there was any local support group or agency where she could find help and information. Read More
Updated on  April 27, 2018 at 12:22 am

Evidence of East Oahu flood piles up at Kawaikui beach

• Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 10:22 pm
If you’re looking for your shower curtain, it’s on the beach at Kawaikui. Read More

TVR boom complicates Hanalei’s recovery

• Updated on  April 22, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Comparisons have been made between the devastation of the recent Kauai floods and the destruction wrought by Hurricane Iniki in 1992. Read More

Last-place marathoner reunites with Hawaii helper

• Updated on  April 20, 2018 at 4:07 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

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