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Navy aims to conduct a tricky ocean dance to transfer gear

By Dan Nakaso
If the bumpy waters off Windward Oahu oblige, the Navy plans to sidle two ships "skin to skin" Thursday and offload tons of Marine Corps Humvees and 7-ton trucks onto a new ship designed to launch an era of rapidly deploying Marines and their equipment from far beyond the horizon and into hot war zones or disaster-hit areas that have lost their ports.

Mayor to veto sit-lie expansion

By Allison Schaefers
Mayor Kirk Caldwell said he plans to veto an expansion of the sit-lie laws, which prohibit people from sitting or lying at specific times in areas of Waikiki, Chinatown and downtown that are zoned for commercial and business activities.

Plan in store for Honolulu homeless

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
Honolulu City Council members want Mayor Kirk Caldwell to consider the Hilo Hattie flagship store site in Iwilei as the location for a homeless transition shelter.

5 more parcels could be seized for rail

By Marcel Honoré
The board overseeing the island's 20-mile, 21-station rail project will consider passing resolutions to start condemnation procedures for the latest properties during its regular meeting Thursday.

Canada joins Thirty Meter Telecope hui

By Timothy Hurley
The controversial $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope project may be sputtering on the ground in Hawaii but elsewhere it appears to be all systems go.

Hawaii's contractor donation ban upheld by panel

By B.J. Reyes
A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday upheld Hawaii's ban on political donations by state and county contractors.
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