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Waikiki Natatorium supporters approve plan for overhaul

Supporters of the Natatorium applauded the city’s latest plan for restoring the Waikiki memorial: a $25.6 million rebuild that would keep the historic structure and pool intact. Read More

Corrections and clarifications

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Kahaluu victim had been stabbed in chest

The 23-year-old man whose body was found in a shipping container in Kahaluu last week had been stabbed in the chest, a deputy prosecutor told a state judge on Wednesday. Read More

Fevella’s win gives Republicans a state Senate caucus of 1

Kurt Fevella, the newly elected Republican senator from Ewa, won’t have the benefit of senior leadership teaching him how to wrestle earmarks into the state budget or how to navigate the arcane procedural rules of floor sessions when the Legislature convenes in January. Read More

Hawaii sees bump in voter turnout

Hawaii saw an encouraging uptick in the number of people who voted Tuesday compared to the last two midterm elections. Read More

Unite Here Local 5 marks union’s longest running Hawaii hotel strike in nearly three decades

The Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers strike, which has become the union’s longest running Hawaii hotel strike in nearly three decades, is now a month old. Read More

Toppled after 28 years at OHA, Rowena Akana says she was a target

Rowena Akana won a seat on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board of trustees in 1990 and was re-elected seven straight times stretching across three decades. Read More

Assistant says dentist told her not to get help when girl stopped breathing

A dental assistant told a state jury Wednesday that when she asked her boss, former Kailua dentist Dr. Lilly Geyer, if she should get help during an emergency involving 3-year-old Finley Boyle, Geyer told her no. Read More

Here’s why Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.’s earnings rose 9.7%

Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.’s earnings rose 9.7 percent in the third quarter as the holding company’s utilities benefited from higher rates and its bank posted a strong performance. Read More

State not yet ready to enforce new Hawaii law requiring maintenance of private roads

A state agency is getting closer to enforcing a new Hawaii law aimed at a private company charging for parking along several streets in Kakaako long used by the public. Read More

Bill speeding up building permits poised for final vote at City Council

The City Council Zoning and Housing Committee on Wednesday approved a bill mandating that the Department of Planning and Permitting process building permits for one- and two-family dwellings within 60 days, rejecting a plea by city officials to hold up the bill. Read More

BLNR considers Kahala, Ala Wai permit issues

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources is set to tackle two hot-button issues Friday dealing with commercialized portions of public land at the Kahala Hotel & Resort and the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor. Read More

Kokua Line: Leak rather than rate hike may account for high bills

Question: When are they raising the water rates with that new charge? My bills are higher already. Read More

Tommy Waters not conceding to Trevor Ozawa in Honolulu City Council race

Former state Rep. Tommy Waters declined Wednesday to concede the race for District 4 of the Honolulu City Council to incumbent Trevor Ozawa. Read More

New Sky Ala Moana project moves ahead with affordable and market-priced units

Avalon Group became the first local developer Wednesday to agree to a city requirement to set conditions that will keep the affordable units in its proposed mixed-use residential and commercial project affordable for 30 years. Read More

Man told police he killed uncle with baseball bat at Pearl City home

When police found accused killer Thomas Arakaki, he was in the same bedroom as the body of his alleged victim, Deputy Prosecutor Ashley Tanaka told a state judge Wednesday. Read More

4 women escape Manoa house fire

Four women safely escaped a Manoa house fire Tuesday night. Read More

Woman seriously injured in pedestrian accident near Ala Moana Center

A 56-year-old woman was taken to a hospital after she was struck by a vehicle in the Ala Moana area Tuesday night. Read More

1 dead, 1 critically injured in separate ocean incidents off Oahu

A 54-year-old man died and a 60-year-old man was in critical condition today after they were pulled from the ocean in separate incidents on Oahu, first responders said. Read More

Trauma involved in death of Kona boy, 6

Hawaii island police said Wednesday the death of a 6-year-old boy last month in Kona involved trauma and his death has been ruled a homicide. Read More

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