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Lee Cataluna: Media spotlight is not for everyone

Attention is catnip for some, kryptonite for others. I think every journalist has navigated the tender negotiations of convincing a reticent person it will all be OK. Usually it is. Read More

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Volcanic Ash: Dispute about rail delays puts HART over a barrel

It’s hard to decide what’s worse, the persistent bad news about Oahu’s $9 billion rail project or the city’s unrelenting efforts to put a happy face on the problems. Read More

Japan Airlines celebrates a year since reinstating direct flights to Kona

In the year since Japan Airlines resumed direct flights to and from Kona, the airline has experienced a tumultuous cycle of prosperity, loss and apparent recovery on Hawaii island. Read More

Lawmakers seek federal aid to help local farmers in wake of natural disasters

Hawaii’s delegation urges the DOA to use its existing authority to tap into the “billions of dollars that USDA is allocating to offset the impacts of tariffs.” Read More

Hawaii County suffers $20 million damage from Lane

A Hawaii County official said damage to county facilities from the flooding caused by Hurricane Lane’s torrential rains totaled about $20 million. Read More

Shooting suspect arrested in Kaneohe

Honolulu police on Friday arrested a reported gang member and fugitive from California who was also wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting in Kailua. Read More

UH Cancer Center research subjects observe 25 years of pursuing a cure

As a health educator and former pediatric nurse, Leona Pereza was glad she could also play a role in cancer research. Pereza is one of the original participants in the Multiethnic Cohort Study — hailed as one of the most ethnically diverse epidemiologic studies in the world examining the roles that lifestyle, diet and other factors play in developing cancer and other chronic diseases. Read More

Hawaii residents dominate in buying sex online, study says

A new study that shines a light on a hidden corner of Hawaii’s illicit sex trade estimates that 1 in 11 adult males here buys sex online. Read More

Rail board reaches critical point for public-private partnership plan

The board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is nearing a pivotal decision on whether to solicit new partners in the development, operation and maintenance of the city’s 20-mile rail line, a proposal that could eventually involve billions of taxpayer dollars. Read More

Hawaiian Memorial Park seeks 28-acre expansion in Kaneohe

The owner of Hawaiian Memorial Park has filed a new draft environmental impact study in a bid to add 30,000 more burial sites to the Kaneohe cemetery nearly a decade after a similar effort was rejected by a state commission. Read More

Body found after fire destroys Hilo home

Firefighters searching the burned ruins of a home in Hilo Saturday found a body inside. Read More

Mau ruled unfit to stand trial for triple homicide at Tantalus lookout

Some 12 years after the execution-style slayings of three people at Tantalus lookout and a subsequent home invasion robbery that terrorized three others, a Circuit Court judge ruled this week that suspect Adam Mau is unfit to stand trial due to brain damage and severe mental illness. Read More

Line forms early to buy condos in planned tower near Ala Moana Center

Waiting in line for hours on a sidewalk to buy condominiums in a planned new high-rise near Ala Moana Center was a job for many people Friday. Read More

Hawaii Filipinos are ready to help victims affected by Typhoon Mangkhut

A Filipino organization in Hawaii plans to discuss fundraising efforts to assist victims affected by Typhoon Mangkhut, which wreaked havoc in the northern part of the Philippines. Read More

Hawaii appeals decision to allow guns in public

The ruling is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of Hawaii law, the petition says. Read More

Decision on Kahala beachfront land put on hold

The board of the Department of Land and Natural Resources on Friday deferred making a decision on whether to issue a new revocable permit to the Kahala Hotel and Resort’s owner. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines to fly nonstop to Boston starting in April

Hawaiian Airlines announced late Thursday night that it will be the only carrier to offer nonstop flights between Honolulu and Boston when it begins the service in April. Read More

Alexander & Baldwin queries Kailua residents about town issues

Alexander & Baldwin mailed out out a survey this week to Kailua residents, asking for their feedback on the town’s future to fulfill a promise made at a neighborhood board meeting several months ago. Read More

Bill requiring crosswalk removal notice advances

City officials would need to notify the public and consider any comments received before removing or relocating marked crosswalks on Oahu under a bill moving through the Honolulu City Council. Read More

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