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Tourism in Hawaii is approaching record highs. Construction is booming in Honolulu. Unemployment is at 4.4 percent, the lowest since before the recession. Story »

A 29-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to working with a Honolulu police officer to try to extort $15,000 from the owners of a Honolulu hostess bar. Story »

When he saw his college buddy Christopher Deedy in a confrontation with another man in a Waikiki McDonald's, Adam Gutowski was afraid something bad would happen: He knew Deedy was carrying a firearm. Story »

The City Council Zoning and Planning Committee voted Thursday to defer indefinitely three bills banning sitting and lying on sidewalks and two bills banning urination and defecation in Waikiki and elsewhere on Oahu. Story »

The state recently sent erroneous balance-due notices to taxpayers who had paid their taxes on time, highlighting ongoing problems with the Tax Department's faulty $87.5 million computer system. Story »

The first women on Virginia-class attack submarines in the Pacific will serve on the USS Texas and USS Mississippi at Pearl Harbor starting in fiscal 2016, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday. Story »

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees announced Thursday a six-month extension to its nation-building effort, a move that will delay the election of delegates until January, the convention until April and the formal referendum until July 2015. Story »

More than three years after an earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, a sign is returning home to a small fishing village after drifting thousands of miles across the Pacific to Hawaii. Story »

A 24-year-old man told police that his girlfriend's ex-husband hid in her car in Kakaako on Sunday and stabbed him before abducting the woman, holding her captive for 12 hours and sexually assaulting her, according to court documents. Story »

Honolulu police are searching for a man who tried to run over a police officer who fired a gunshot Thursday as the suspect drove off in a stolen car. Story »

For Friday, July 25, 2014
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For Friday, July 25, 2014
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Of the six major lighthouses spotted around the islands, the Kilauea Lighthouse on the North Shore of Kauai is so popular that it draws a half-million visitors a year, which ranks it ninth among all visitor attractions across the state.  Story »

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Credit that chewy little koan to Kelly Park, who recently bid “ahn nyeong hee ga se yo” to a postgraduate gig in her native South Korea to return to the University of Hawaii to further her studies in economics.  Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the Department of Education's plans to provide laptops for all Hawaii public school students and teachers? Story »

When marine biologists talk about boring worms, they don't mean uninteresting fish bait. They're referring to worms that bore into hard surfaces. Story »

Question: When and where can the absentee ballots be dropped off? I know the ballot can be mailed in the prepaid postage envelope provided, but I do not like the idea of having my signature, name and address on the outside of the envelope for whoever to see. Why can't the signature part be on the inside yellow envelope? Story »

Mufi Hannemann's curious opening gambit in his independent run for governor is an oldie that flopped with voters four years ago — bringing the ill-fated Superferry back to Hawaii.  Story »

Back in the 1990s when the Internet's impact on news began to be felt, media critic Jon Katz accused newspapers of what he called "raging old-fartism." Story »

There has been increasing discussion about preparedness in STEM subjects. The focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics often drifts away from the central issues that subliminally affect all of us, specifically in mathematics.  Story »

All five naked-eye planets are visible in June, though we have a narrow window to see Mercury early in the month. The moon has lovely gatherings with the planets at several times in June. Story »

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