Visitors line up outside of Boots & Kimo Homestyle Kitchen on Hekili Street in Kailua. Residential neighborhoods such as Kailua have seen a proliferation of vacation rentals and bed-and-breakfasts as visitors look for more affordable options that offer what they consider a more authentic Hawaii experience.
Three years ago the state unveiled a $5 million, 1,300-page plan to modernize and transform the state's antiquated computer and information technology systems — an initiative that former Gov. Neil Abercrombie praised at the time as a "key initiative" in the administration's New Day Plan. Story »
Those guiding Oahu's rail transit project are struggling to come up with the cash to finish building the system, but another challenge still looms down the track: How will the island pay for the rail line's operations once it's up and running?
Each Sunday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.
It may come as new information to some that tourism got its initial funding in the 1800s from a small plot of land in a small saloon at the corner of Nuuanu Avenue and Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu. How is that possible?
St. Francis School senior Hulita Drake is a gifted artist, an accomplished stage actress and a skilled air rifle competitor. She has a close and loving family. She was accepted to every university to which she applied. Story »
I watch a lot of science documentaries on TV. Many (but not most) are well done, but only rarely is there one that does not commit a serious error, either by stating facts incorrectly or out of context, misrepresenting facts, making erroneous conclusions from facts, or misusing or misunderstanding physical laws. Story »
Q: Is it considered distracted driving in Hawaii for a driver to be drinking a soda or eating a cookie while driving? Is it against the law to use a hand-held GPS (Global Positioning System) device while driving? What about the new Apple Watch? Is it going to be an issue here? Story »
The first time my granddaughter Sloane played guitar in public was at a recital a few months after she began taking lessons at 7, grouped with nine other students to strum Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars songs. Story »