First a warning: This column is going to use words I haven’t written, read or used in decades: “numerator and denominator.” The words come up because of questions raised by Hawaii’s well-publicized new law that is to make us the first 100 percent renewable energy state by 2045.
The Manoa skyline is higher than it has ever been before for the University of Hawaii women's volleyball team. With six players at 6 feet 3 and over, Dave Shoji has his tallest squad in 41 seasons as the Rainbow Wahine coach.
It is late morning in August, not the hottest day, but hot enough. The trees outside are still, no breeze. In the classroom, four ceiling fans try their best while a small platoon of underpowered floor fans blow the hot air around.
In September we have a chance to catch all five of the naked-eye planets, even if the only one out during mid-evening is Saturn. We have a supermoon on Sept. 27-28, although we just miss the lunar eclipse that will go along with that moon for all of the Americas.
During her 30-plus-year career in the visitor industry, Marsha Wienert held high-profile jobs, including stints as executive director of the Maui Visitors Bureau, tourism liaison for former Gov. Linda Lingle and regional director of public relations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii.
Two South Korean movies — "Assassination" and "Veteran" — saved the domestic film industry this summer. "Assassination" broke the 10-million-tickets-sold milestone, which has been achieved by only a few other films.
“A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage,” promised President Herbert Hoover during his 1928 bid for the nation’s top office. He guaranteed prosperity for all Americans, not just those who were flying high on the stock market the year before the Great Depression.
Lehua Kalima's recent "Island Music, Island Hearts" television special is now her latest DVD album. Kalima is seen performing in an intimate beachfront setting at Lanikuhonua in Ko Olina with Shawn Pimental, "Alika Boy" Kalauli IV and percussionist Jon Porlas.
Question: My son told me that there was a topless woman at Ala Moana Beach Park. They went up to her to tell her that it was not legal. She told them ... it was OK. Is this correct? There were children there.
Two big events are coming up for former police chief Lee Donohue and his family. The first is Tuesday night at 9 when Lee and Lucy Donohue's granddaughter Kim Williams, a 2002 Kamehameha and 2006 UH graduate, is featured on ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" program.
It has been 2-1/2 years since U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye died, and Hawaii has yet to come to terms with the loss. Not just the emotional loss — the mention of his name can still make die-hard Dems choke up — but the loss of his leadership (dictatorial though it was), his vision and his gravitas.
I was in Japan a couple of weeks ago, and as always I had to admire that nation's commitment to the raw egg. We are nervous about raw eggs here in the U.S., with good reason, but in Japan a bowl of hot rice with raw egg is a luxurious, creamy dish.
As a good parent, you had the talks about sex, alcohol, drugs, eating disorders, etc., with your college-bound teenager. But did you have the tattoo talk? There is more to think about than just appearance issues.
Where's the ball? We've all said this countless times, right? With me, it's usually because I can't see a golf shot, or am hunting in the closet for a basketball I bought at McCully bike and haven't used in five years.
City Council Chairman Ernie Martin's appointment of Peter Boylan as the Council's housing coordinator is a worrisome sign that Council members intend to continue playing politics with Hawaii's homelessness crisis.
To what do I owe this largess? If I'm Art Briles, the Baylor football coach (though maybe not for much longer), that's my first question when Chris Petersen, then at Boise State, tells me he's got a Freshman All-American he wants me to take off his hands.
It's just after 6 a.m. and John Min is already in the car with the engine running. He calls his daughter's cellphone. "Are you ready?" She is, and she comes tumbling out of the house with her Mickey Mouse backpack in one hand and her cell in the other.
When school starts Monday in the University of Hawaii system, there could be a future Oscar contender or an Emmy Award winner sitting in class. Many of the 646 creative media students already know how to work a camera and frame a scene. Some have already made a movie.
Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) continues to be a silent epidemic in the United States. It affects people of all walks of life, including military veterans, athletes and those injured at work or while driving.
The talents of more than two dozen musicians, vocalists and songwriters are found on this 16-song compilation album assembled by co-producers Michelle Aquino and Brandon Apeles for the dual purpose of showcasing local talent and raising money for the Surfrider Foundation.