Saturday, May 30, 2015         


April tourism blooms with growth

By Allison Schaefers
April was the second month of 2015 that experienced a year-over-year climb in visitor spending and arrivals, largely due to a gain in domestic travelers and visitors from Japan.

Validity of votes on rail not resolved, city insists

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
The city's top civil attorney said it's not up to the Honolulu Ethics Commission staff to determine the potential ramifications of a settlement agreement reached by the commission and former City Councilman Nestor Garcia.

OHA transfers nation-building task

By Timothy Hurley
In a move to maintain its neutrality, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is handing off responsibility for the final stage of its nation-building campaign to a new group that will independently administer an election of delegates, convention and final ratification vote.

Kaimuki arcade granted liquor license

By Rob Shikina
Despite a "grounds-well" of opposition in Kaimuki, an arcade connected to Winner'z Zone, which was raided by police for illegal gambling machines, can begin serving liquor at its Waialae Avenue location soon, possibly by the end of next month.

Teacher sues over union election

By Nanea Kalani
An ongoing dispute over the results of a recent Hawaii State Teachers Association election for president and other officers to lead the teachers union has made its way to the courts.

No quit in isle swimmer who earned Team USA spot

By Mathew Ursua
Swimming coach Tracey Lodge says when some young athletes whine about workouts their parents point to Ikaika Morita-Sunada. He doesn't complain.
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