Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. burned cane along Haleakala Highway in August 2013. Residents downwind from the sugar cane fields have complained about the cloud of ash produced by the burning that drifts toward their homes, saying it causes health problems. HC&S says it is doing its best to ease the impact of its practices.
Therese Willkomm, a nationally recognized occupational therapist from New Hampshire, showed 150 people in Honolulu last week how to "take ordinary items and use them in extraordinary ways" to help the disabled.
About 700 Waikiki property owners and lessees have raised protests against a City Council bill that would require them to contribute to a fund that would battle sand erosion and make other improvements along Oahu's most iconic beach, but that's not even close to the number necessary to stop it.
The commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi was relieved of his duties Friday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said.
Why burn sugar cane?
The purpose, according to Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., is to remove the unproductive leafy "trash" that makes up 20 percent to 25 percent of the cane plant just before harvesting.
Fourteen-year-old Tristan "TJ" Fernandez galvanized the community and fans of anime, or Japanese animation, and inspired many in Pearl City on Saturday, despite having lost the ability to walk or talk in his battle with incurable brain cancer.
The Honolulu City Council is seeking qualified applicants for the vacant post of city clerk.
Former City Clerk Bernice Mau retired last year. Glen Takahashi, assistant city clerk, has been acting clerk since then.
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