Anna Azevedo became the owner of a new $176,650 home on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands property earlier this year after spending 26 years waiting for a homestead. But her house — affordable by Hawaii standards — was built with a tool that could reduce the number of affordable-housing units for non-Hawaiians.
The Pacific Resource Partnership Political Action Committee failed to report that it paid a mainland advertising company more than $86,000 for fliers aimed at helping Mayor Kirk Caldwell and two other Hawaii candidates win election in 2012, according to a complaint against the controversial super PAC.
The Department of Education says it needs $19 million in emergency funding from the Legislature to cover shortfalls in its school lunch and bus transportation programs, or officials warned that meal prices might go up and some bus routes could be eliminated.
Dealerships across Oahu reported getting scores of calls Tuesday from concerned car owners wondering whether they needed to bring in their vehicles for repairs, a day after federal regulators issued a warning that a bevy of cars in humid areas such as Hawaii could be at risk for defective, potentially dangerous air bags.
Rhio Markley was the last person to vote Tuesday in the Puna district. She arrived at the Nanawale Estates Community Center in Pahoa four minutes before closing time on her antique motorcycle, which gets 90 miles to the gallon.
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The Cooke family has contributed so much during the years to the Honolulu community in business, in the arts and in education. In one form or another, most of the physical manifestations of these contributions still exist, which can be attributed to the family's deep love for Hawaii. Story »
Yoko Vintero of Pearl City scoped out the water Tuesday at White Plains Beach at Barbers Point as sunny skies and consistent surf conditions returned in the wake of Hurricane Ana. Vintero said she tries to head out to White Plains about once a week.
When a powerful storm blew the roof off a Molokai Ranch storage building across from the family home, Horcajo and his brothers collected sheets of corrugated metal debris, flattened them with hammers and rocks, and fashioned a small seafaring vessel. Story »
Question: My fiance and I are visiting my family in Kaneohe. In the first three days we were here, we received two parking tickets on the same street near a bus stop. I have photos that show one car parking closer to the bus stop than I parked, before the stop, and another one that shows a car parked after the bus stop, next to a driveway, where I also parked. Story »
The 2014 governor's election, which could shape public policy in Hawaii for the next eight years, has devolved into a shabby battle of guilt by association between the two major-party candidates. Story »
We've all heard of virtual reality, but virtual water is the current buzz phrase among water conservationists. According to the World Water Council, virtual water is the amount of water that is embedded in food or other products.
There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows. Story »
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