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Ed Case backs Nancy Pelosi for House speaker

Ed Case, who is set to be sworn into Congress on Jan. 3, is supporting U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s bid to be speaker of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. Read More


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Hikianalia expected to reach Honolulu today

The Hikianalia, the Hokule‘a’s sister canoe, is expected to arrive today in Honolulu on the final leg of the Alahula Kai o Maleka Hikianalia California Voyage from San Diego back to Hawaii. Read More

Gov. David Ige wants biocontrol center to tackle invasive species

Gov. David Ige hopes to build a $35 million regional biocontrol center in Hawaii that will help combat invasive species, a problem that costs the state hundreds of millions of dollars annually and threatens the state’s economy and natural environment. Read More

Kokua Line: Rainbow license plate sells as token of Hawaii vacation

You can buy a replica Hawaii license plate for your collection, according to the city’s website. Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority fills 2 more top leadership positions

The Hawaii Tourism Authority on Monday named two more hires to mark the first time since March that the state agency has had all three of its top positions filled. Read More

Handbag retailer at Ala Moana closed since fire

Italian luxury retailer Bottega Veneta was closed Monday at Ala Moana Center after a fire caused nearly $6 million in damage. Read More

Maui’s housing market mostly positive in November

Sale volume and prices for homes sold on Maui last month were mostly higher, according to the Realtors Association of Maui. Read More

Solar permits on Oahu fall 16% to trail 2017 pace

Solar permits issued on Oahu declined 16 percent in November to drop the year-to-date total behind the number issued through the same period in 2017. Read More

High-surf and wind advisories in effect for some isles

A high-surf advisory has been issued for the east-­facing shores of most Hawaiian isles from Kauai to the Big Island due to strong trades creating choppy surf, effective through 6 a.m. Thursday, weather officials said. Read More

Incidental Lives: Shopping mall troubadour shares music to lift spirits

Frequenters of Oahu’s malls know that the best musical bargains in town come not in local showrooms and concert halls, but in the far corners of bustling food courts and upon the unforgiving surfaces of cheap public seating. Read More

Keith Kaneshiro, 2 other Honolulu prosecutors linked to federal probe urged to step aside

Three top city prosecutors, including Keith Kaneshiro, should go on leave because of a taint created after the three reportedly received letters from the federal government linking them to a wide-ranging public corruption probe. Read More

New tower brings more affordable units to urban core

A predominantly affordable-housing condominium tower in urban Honolulu began filling up Monday with an initial group of new homeowners moving in. Read More

From veterans to kids, all ages turn out to finish marathon

A shirtless Kawaihoola Curnan grunted in pain as he walked away barefoot from the flow of Honolulu Marathon finishers pouring into Kapiolani Park on Sunday. Read More

Mid-Pacific students use high tech to preserve Hawaii’s heritage

Students at Mid-Pacific Institute are using high-tech tools to preserve Hawaii’s heritage, working with partners such as the Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace and Pacific Aviation Museum. Read More

Guns N’ Roses makes isle debut with 3-hour concert

Man convicted of choking Maui boy and stealing his iPad

A judge convicted a Maui man of robbery, assault and other charges after a trial where a boy testified about how a stranger at school grabbed his iPad and choked him. Read More

Failed policies allow Hawaii beaches to disappear, study finds

Political leaders and land managers are failing to protect Hawaii’s beaches despite policies that call for them to safeguard the natural shoreline. Read More

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