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80-year-olds get their band back together for tour

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‘Back then we all had crew cuts,” singer T.A. Strader told the audience. “Back then we all had hair.” Read More

Is being ‘nice guy’ relevant anymore?

Somewhere along the way, David Ige picked up the label of “nice guy.” Read More

Race for No. 2 spot has a lot to choose from

The Democratic primary for lieutenant governor has shaped up to be a most unusual race. Read More

Disasters help Ige recover from disaster

It’s like standing in front of the menu board of a plate lunch place that has nothing going for it except that it’s still open, knowing that you have to choose between two specials that don’t look very special and realizing that though one is pork and one is chicken, they’re both gonna taste the same anyway. Read More

Purchasing a bag only makes stores more green

Maybe you’ve noticed the Australian tourists shopping at Waikele Premium Outlets wheeling their suitcases from store to store and wondered, “What’s up with that?” Read More

Former Hawaii resident fights fear and spreads puns in Missouri

For nine years, Kevin Hand ran through the streets of Honolulu spreading fun. He worked as an artist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and got through late nights and heartbreaking stories by looking for ways to make people laugh. Read More
 

Group honors memory of Hawaii’s first female engineer

The story goes that when she showed up for her first day of class at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the professor looked at the only girl sitting in his all-male class of engineering majors and told her she must be in the wrong building; home economics was next door. Read More

Kona art, antique auction goes live

On Sunday the auction opened online, and people started bidding on those Manago Hotel pork chops. Read More

The Prep leader Winston Sakurai sees power in empathy

The Prep, which opened in 2014 on the campus of St. Andrew’s Priory, has 50 students in kindergarten through fourth grade, with approval to expand to grade 6 in the coming years. Read More
 

To hide, ignore or invite in for coffee

A sign posted on the front door stated the homeowners’ rules in no uncertain terms: STOP! Read More

Candidates endure rain, moths and mic cords

The Monday televised “Super Debate” was part high school quiz bowl, part “Hot Hawaiian Nights,” with all the riveting action of an ‘Olelo rebroadcast of a neighborhood board meeting. Read More

Father hopes giving is in the blood

This week, John Wollstein, 82, donated his 100th unit of blood. Read More

Emails a reminder of lack of leadership

Poor David Ige. He’s been working so hard lately to try to prove that he’s been working so hard the last four years, holding a bunch of bill signing ceremonies and press conferences to tout various things he says he’s done. Read More

Clubhouse is home to dignity, acceptance

No doors are locked; in fact, most stand open and welcoming. The vintage hollow-tile building is painted in bright colors and, though worn, is very clean. People are gathered together in groups talking, laughing, working companionably. Read More

Try wait! Hawaii draws a line on lines

Hawaii people are completely hardcore when it comes to waiting in lines, but only select lines. Read More

We’re all tired, Kaniela Ing — that’s no excuse

On Wednesday night, just hours after he was fined more than $15,000 for repeatedly filing false campaign finance reports and using campaign donations to pay his rent and his credit card bill, Kaniela Ing, candidate for congress, was speaking at a forum for the Hawaii Democratic Party’s Education Caucus. Read More

Helping travelers in times of trouble

There is a particular tone to maintain in all of this, a balance of warm optimism in the face of hard truths. Read More
 

Accident survivor relies on rideshare

Greg Yukumoto relies on Uber in a way that maybe the casual rideshare-user or the person who drives themselves everywhere wouldn’t know. Read More

Big Isle tourism campaign gets love in Ohio

Aw, somebody send Drew and Cindy some mac nuts. Read More

Holiday highways go back in time

Hawaii Kai into town took a cool 20 minutes. There was street parking in downtown Honolulu. Impossible left turns were a breeze. Read More

Photos and words fall short in describing volcano

Every day, in coffee shops and bus stops and breakrooms around the state, around the world, around Hilo, people struggle to catch up with what’s happening with the volcano and what it all means. Read More

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