Ikaika Ka‘ahanui, this year’s Kapiolani Medical Center Children’s Miracle Network Champion, received a kiss from his mother, Amanda, after presenting her with a flower last month. Ikaika was born with a congenital defect called tracheoesophageal fistula — a hole between his trachea and esophagus.
Ikaika Ka'ahanui's medical issues have not dampened his lively spirit
Ikaika Ka'ahanui has endured a great deal in his 10 years of life -- 13, soon to be 14, major surgeries; 71/2 years living with a tracheotomy tube in his neck; 10 years and counting with a feeding tube in his abdomen; and moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears. Story »
A two-mile stretch of coastal waters off South Maui was closed Wednesday after two divers reported aggressive behavior by a shark that followed them to shore near Little Beach -- just two days after a fatal attack on a kayak fisherman nearby. Story »
A memorandum this week from city Corporation Counsel Donna Leong telling department heads that her office will advise city employees about ethical issues has drawn the ire of Ethics Commission Executive Director Chuck Totto. Story »
An 84-year-old Kalihi man awaiting trial in the stabbing death of his sister-in-law days before Christmas three years ago had his case dismissed on a technicality Wednesday but was rearrested soon after at Circuit Court. Story »
With the community's eyes soon to be sharply focused on Honolulu Hale for the Christmas season, it seems appropriate to write about this important historic building since, besides the holiday gaiety, what goes on inside it affects most of our daily lives. Story »
The Honolulu Zoo dedicated a new elephant viewing pavilion Tuesday in memory of David Watumull, former consulate general of India in Honolulu. Eli Sniffen, left, and his brothers Sam and Simon took a look at the animals in the enclosure.
Los Chaparros Mexican Restaurant on Beretania Street is not literally Ajanthan "A.T." Thevarajah's "house," but the ebullient 24-year-old shift leader can be forgiven for insisting that it is. Story »
I have friends who think that because I swam with hundreds of sharks in the Tuamotus last spring, I'm exceptionally brave. But I wasn't comfortable swimming with those sharks because I'm daring: It's because I've learned to tell one species from another. Story »
Question: As part of the Ala Moana beautification project, all electrical and telephone lines and TV cables are supposed to go underground from Kalakaua Avenue to Fort Street. All above-ground systems were to be removed and "new attractive street light fixtures" put in from Ala Wai Bridge to Fort Street. Story »
Straight people no longer have exclusive domain on paying alimony in Hawaii and the hammer-wielding comic book avenger Thor has a local wannabe as we "flASHback" on November news that amused and confused: Story »
Retired political science professor Neal Milner and I were discussing his new book, "The Gift of Underpants," about his experiences growing up Jewish in Milwaukee and living his adult life as a Jew in Hawaii. Story »
The astronomical story that is drawing the most attention this fall is Comet ISON. Comet ISON (official label: C/2012 S1) was discovered on Sept. 21, 2012, when it glowed at a feeble magnitude 18. Story »
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Tidepool Love Jewelry
Jen Kunishima Sarsuelo of Tidepool Love Jewelry has had a love for creating jewelry since she was just 5 years old. Her jewelry line has become a favorite for locals, tourists and even Hollywood. Read More »
Ex-NFLers Win State Prep Titles
Rich Miano, the second-year head coach of Division II state champion Kaiser, is an 11-year NFL alum – having played in the defensive backfield for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons. Read More »