Wednesday, October 7, 2015         


$2 million homes bring Oahu prices to a record high

By Andrew Gomes
Fourteen Honolulu homes purchased for more than $2 million apiece last month helped Hawaii’s main housing market break another record.

Waikiki attraction nears a construction milestone

By Allison Schaefers
The completion this month of steel framing for the International Market Place puts the redevelopment on track to reopen in August, creating jobs for an anticipated 2,500 employees and contract workers.

U.S. talks tough on South China Sea

By William Cole
Another Hawaii-based military leader has stepped up the rhetoric against China’s island-building and territorial claims in the South China Sea, this time ahead of what could be a bolder U.S. military demonstration of air and sea navigation rights through the area.

Lanikai fence to guard homes from rockfalls

By Marcel Honoré
State land officials are touting their latest efforts to shield Oahu residents and their homes from potential rockfalls, with a new protective fence going up on the hillside below the popular Lanikai pillbox trail.

Comedy film, TV show to be shot on Maui

By Mike Gordon
A Santa-themed movie starring George Lopez and a steamy TV drama for Fox have the green light for shooting on the Valley Isle, according to Maui County officials.

Tony fave ‘Book of Mormon’ will arrive here in springtime

By Steven Mark
Broadway smash hit “The Book of Mormon” will open for a limited engagement at Blaisdell Concert Hall next spring.

Driver is arrested in attempt to run down homeless man

By Gregg K. Kakesako
A 55-year-old Nuuanu man attempted twice to run down a 39-year-old homeless man with a car in Kakaako on Saturday, according to court documents.

Hawaii Obamacare rates to jump

By Kristen Consillio
Obamacare is getting pricier for Hawaii residents. The state approved a 27.3 percent rate hike for Hawaii Medical Service Association’s individual members and a 34.4 percent increase for Kaiser Permanente members in Affordable Care Act plans for 2016.

Homeless at wits’ end over sweep

By Dan Nakaso
Some people living in tents and tarps around the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center said Monday they have no idea where they’ll go when city crews move in this week to clean out the last and densest portion of the Kakaako homeless encampment.

Road under rock will be rebuilt anew through lava

By Leila Fujimori
Work began Monday on chipping through the roughly 10-foot-thick layer of lava 500 feet long that overran Cemetery Road last October in Pahoa, Hawaii island.

Laker players pay visit to Boys & Girls Club kids

By Michael Tsai
The heat and humidity in the Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse gym in McCully on Monday was oppressive but not nearly enough to wilt the determined smiles of Los Angeles Lakers players Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle as they gripped, grinned and shaka’d their way through a meeting with some 200 young members of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii.

Bill would make city cut trees on more roads

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
The city would be required to maintain vegetation along roads whose ownership is in dispute under a bill before the Honolulu City Council.
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