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Kokua Line: City explains how to cancel license or ID appointment

Question: I recently took my 95-year-old mother to get her state ID several days before her current one was due to expire. I made an appointment because I didn’t want to subject her to the hours-long wait I had heard about. Read More

‘Midway’ filming closes Wahiawa road

Travel lanes near the top of Kaukonahua Road between Wilikina Drive and Kamananui Road were closed for part of Monday due to filming for the upcoming movie “Midway.” Read More

Big Isle police ID motorcyclist killed in Ocean View

A 28-year-old man died in a two-vehicle crash in Ocean View over the weekend. Read More

St. Andrew’s Schools briefly locked down

St. Andrew’s Schools went into lockdown Monday morning after a homeless man with a sharp object climbed over a fence onto its property as he ran from police, officials said. Read More
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Hawaii film industry on pace for record year

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With the renewal of “Hawaii Five-0” for another full season and the debut of the rebooted “Magnum P.I.” providing base-line stability to a local production calendar already filling up with feature film activity, 2018 is on pace to be a record year for the state’s film industry. Read More

UH Manoa gets $1M for microbe research in Waimea Valley

Waimea Valley’s natural beauty has long drawn admirers, with its picturesque waterfall, flourishing botanical gardens and river pushing through sand dunes to a sparkling bay. Read More
 

Oahu SPCA burglarized over weekend in Wahiawa

Staff at the state’s largest “no-kill” animal shelter were left scrambling Sunday to care for their animal patients and maintain normal operations after a burglary at their Wahiawa clinic. Read More

Hawaii loses 51 full-time doctors as physician shortage continues

Hawaii lost 51 full-time doctors from 2017 to 2018, the first loss since 2014 when 92 left the workforce, according to the latest physician workforce survey by the University of Hawaii. Read More

Important map of ag lands is forwarded to City Council

More than 45,000 acres on Oahu should be designated as important agricultural lands and required to stay that way in perpetuity under a new plan submitted by Mayor Kirk Caldwell to the Honolulu City Council. Read More
 

Kokua Line: Spike in driver’s license renewals peaks in October, city says

Question: Regarding the 2018 spike in driver’s license renewals (808ne.ws/910lic), when will it slow down? My license doesn’t expire until late January, and I am wondering whether I should wait to renew. Read More

Hikianalia travels to Bay Area

Thousands of people converged at Aquatic Park in San Francisco on Sunday to greet the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hikianalia and its 13-member crew. Read More

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

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