The elevated guideway for Oahu’s rail line arches across east Kapolei. Principals and employees for 145 known subcontractors for the rail system have made nearly a quarter-million dollars in political donations to Mayor Kirk Caldwell over the past five years, a Honolulu Star-Advertiser analysis has found.
Hundreds — possibly thousands — of subcontractors are profiting from work on Oahu's rail transit project and many donate significant campaign dollars to leaders championing the project, but rail officials aren't required to track most of those firms or how much they're spending. Story »
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Boubacar Dabo, left, Victoria Orellana and Lev “Leo” Vasilenko play a dance video game at the Orellana home in Aliamanu. Victoria and her parents, LaSonya and Victor Orellana, have welcomed Boubacar and Leo into their home as part of federal programs designed to build international understanding at the grass-roots level. Boubacar is from Mali; Leo is from Russia.
On his first day at Moanalua High School, Boubacar Dabo wore a tunic and matching pants, the national dress of his native Mali, while his older "brother," Lev "Leo" Vasilenko of Russia, just tried to blend in.
Maui firefighters and Coast Guard personnel were continuing their search off Lanai for Molokai fisherman Ron Ingraham, who was reported missing Friday, a few months after he was rescued after surviving 12 days at sea.
Doug Jago's eclectic sense of style drew the attention of many.
"Some would call him eccentric. Some would call him fashion-forward. Some would call him unique," said Al Tomonari, retired general manager of Neiman Marcus who worked with Jago since the inception of the department store's opening in September 1998. Story »
Two Hawaii students are among more than 1,000 high school seniors selected for corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.
As the chorus opens with the lyrics "Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd," we are transported to the dark streets of Victorian London. After 15 years, Benjamin Barker (alias Sweeney Todd) has returned from an unjustified prison term and is seeking revenge.
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?
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 »
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 »
Every May, the Hawaiian Islands experience the first of the two "overhead sun" days for the year.
This phenomenon is unique to the tropics; so, like seeing the Southern Cross, Hawaii is the only state where you can experience the overhead sun.
The trouble with taking pictures of scorpionfish, called nohu in Hawaiian, is that I often delete the photos thinking I missed whatever fish I was trying to shoot. Then later I wonder what happened to my scorpionfish pictures and find them in the recycle bin. Story »