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My father is an adventurous foodie, but there are a few classic foods he can never pass up on. If you take him to an ice cream parlor, he will always order vanilla. If there is a pork chop that promises to be perfect, he will get it. If there is bread pudding on the dessert menu, he has eyes for nothing else.
Question: In cleaning out my garage, I found several sets of license plates that date back at least 20 years. Do I need to return them to the city, can I throw them away or can I sell them at the swap meet?
As its name suggests, ransomware is a class of malicious software that infects and restricts access to your computer until a payment is made. The method of infection is similar to that of phishing attacks and spreads through compromised websites and email containing malicious attachments or links.
The recent tropical cyclone devastation in Vanuatu demonstrated the vulnerability of living on islands. With Hawaii being the most geographically isolated islands in the world, clearly we are vulnerable to similar natural disasters.
For David Ige to recover from his doomed appointment of Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources, he needs only to recommit to memory his central campaign promise: "Do the right thing the right way."
In reality TV, you make decisions and redecorate houses, win prizes and become semi-famous. In reality Legislature, you make decisions, maybe get rearranged by the House and could become semi-infamous.
The Grand Bazaar Shops have opened at Bally's. The $50 million 2-acre outdoor shopping promenade bordering the Strip is configured similarly to downtown's Container Park, with stores built into small boxlike areas.
The Busan International Film Festival is going through some changes as the festival's longtime programmer and executive director,
Lee Yong-kwan, was recommended to step down this past January by Busan City Mayor Suh Byung-soo after a special audit on BIFF
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On one hand UH is being told it may be forced to move its most lucrative Mountain West Conference football home game this season, an Oct. 31 meeting with the Air Force Academy, from Saturday night to a Thursday or Friday night to accommodate television.
The ancient trend of human movement from rural life to urban centers may now be upended by emerging technologies. Low-cost desalinization, highly efficient battery storage, renewable energy and mobile communications all serve to reduce dependence on the world's cities for water, power and human interaction.
Q: Why can't we use up the bags that we bought under the current rules, showing that we bought them prior to the rules change? I have a small business that will be out a couple thousand dollars just on bags.
Working in sports and living in Hawaii … a dream come true, right? But a lot of these jobs come with tremendous amounts of pressure and are at times seemingly impossible to succeed at — sometimes, even when you win on the field.
Like most successful lobbyists, Carleton Ching is a perfectly nice fellow, but this week, the state Senate wasn't thinking nice. It was thinking votes. Specifically, it was thinking how it could defend a vote for Ching, a longtime influential lobbyist for a major land developer, in the face of an increasingly potent environmental movement.
Darlene Mandel has been collecting, designing and creating one-of-a-kind jewelry, fashion accessories such as hats and headpieces, up-cycled clothing, beach totes and other items since 1979. She may be best known for her so-called Esther Williams jewelry.
I wrote about the Natatorium last month and several readers shared their stories with me about it. Molokai resident John Weiser told me he had a lot of job opportunities after getting his MBA from Stanford in the mid-1950s.
Author Graham "Sandy" Salisbury, who has island roots, will be inducted as an honorary member into the 100th Battalion Veterans organization May 5 at the 100th clubhouse. Salisbury will be joining a list of only 25 other honorees.
The University of Hawaii tells us the chancellor can wait another two weeks before announcing his choice for a new athletic director. I guess we can be relieved that he's actually making a choice, and not letting one be rammed down his throat.
If your mission is to save money and eat better by packing healthier home lunches, the Mason jar is ready to be your friend. The container that revolutionized home canning more than 150 years ago is undergoing a revival as a receptacle for grab-and-go meals.
People often tell me that they wait to hear my opinion about a restaurant before trying it out themselves. I don't particularly believe in that practice because I don't believe there is ever a substitute for making decisions based on your own firsthand experiences.
One of Easter's treasured traditions is giving and receiving colorful baskets, stuffed to the brim with decorative eggs, plush bunnies and chicks, and, of course, candies in all sorts of different shapes and colors.
Over the past two years, we have seen beers from dozens of new and exciting breweries come to Hawaii, offering endless choices from practically every corner of the globe. But one U.S. state in particular has really increased its presence here.
One of the first things the new University of Hawaii athletic director, whoever it might be, needs to do is take charge of the men's basketball schedule. With both hands. Because the schedule is failing the Rainbow Warriors. Miserably.
Helping People Help Themselves
Mary Anne facilitates monthly Women on Wellness classes sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Hawaii. The classes address themes including depression, self-esteem, abuse, violence, stress, anger and mind/body balance Read More »