Plans to ease up the rules to allow for more secondary dwellings on Oahu's residential lots got mostly positive public feedback at a hearing before the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee on Thursday.
Hawaii's slow-growth economy is showing dramatic improvement in the unemployment ranks. The state's jobless rate declined in October for the third month in a row to hit a six-year low of 4.1 percent, matching its lowest level since the early stages of the recession. Story »
A 45-year-old special-education teacher accused of having sex with a student in Arizona did not flee to Hawaii to avoid prosecution because she was unaware of the charges against her, the woman's lawyer said. Story »
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who won a second term in the U.S. House two weeks ago, gave birth Tuesday to a daughter: Abigail O‘kalani Bowlsbey. The child's arrival, announced by the lawmaker's office Thursday, came a few weeks before her due date. Story »
Nuuanu Reservoir will be open for fishing for one day next month, the Board of Water Supply has announced. The board wants anglers to help remove fish from the reservoir in advance of an improvement project slated for mid-2015. Story »
WAIPOURA, NEW ZEALAND » It’s a giant tree so awe-inspiring that the local Maoris named it Tane Mahuta, or “God of the Forest.” But a sad truth, they add, is that before industry and disease claimed most of this country’s
Washington Place, built by American trader and sea captain John Dominis, is a beautiful, historic home that has several features that now seem ordinary, but were once exotic when the house was built. Story »
Linda Dooman with Family Programs Hawaii received a cash donation from Denise Tanaka at Tamarind Park on Wednesday. The organization, which provides services for children and families in the foster care system, is currently collecting toy donations for its 17th Annual Holiday Party on Dec. 7.
On the last day of my week in Palau, I asked five snorkeling companions to name their favorite part of the trip. The fact that we were evenly divided in our choices is testament to the wide variety of stunning marine life in this island nation of Micronesia. We were two for Ulong Channel, two for Jellyfish Lake and two for mandarinfish. Story »
Question: I noted on the screen at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre that the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has donated $10,000 to the Museum Business Council. What is the rationale or connection for the state doing so? Who made the decision? Isn't the state supposed to be hands-off in giving money to private, profit-making entities? Story »
I was in Kailua town with my 10-year-old granddaughter, Nakaylee, when we came upon a hen with a half-dozen fluffy yellow chicks in tow. "The babies are so cute," Kaylee squealed. "I want to catch one and take it home for a pet." Story »
It is a mystery whether Earth's water formed along with Earth or if it came after Earth formed. There is good scientific evidence for either scenario. Water is common in the universe. Telescopes have located spectral signatures of water in nebulae in distant reaches of the galaxy. Story »
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