Volunteer Vangie Isnec sorted clothes to be given to the homeless during St. Rita Catholic Church’s monthly potluck for the homeless on Dec. 18 in Nanakuli. The small church, with a congregation of about 400, is ranked 12th out of 65 parishes in the Diocese of Honolulu in individual charities, and the soaring spirit of its community is due in large part to each parishioner’s generosity and sense of giving.
Attendance at Sunday Mass at St. Rita Catholic Church in Nanakuli is usually wall-to-wall, but this day there's a traffic jam along Farrington Highway because a driver hit a fire hydrant and a geyser of water is shooting 40 feet into the air a block away from the church. Story »
Honolulu City Council candidate Tommy Waters' challenge to the 41-vote victory by his opponent, Trevor Ozawa, in the November election was rejected Wednesday by the Hawaii Supreme Court, paving the way for Ozawa to be sworn in at Honolulu Hale next week.
What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island on Christmas Eve? If you're President Barack Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, you round up a few aides and make common cause on the golf course. Story »
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In a major course shift to the Hokule‘a’s journey around the world, the canoe’s escort vessel, the Hikianalia, will sail home early to Hawaii next year and be replaced by a boat capable of towing craft across vast ocean stretches,
Huialoha Church marks its 155th birthday this year and so it is fitting to celebrate this historic structure in one of these columns. It is perhaps more fitting to recognize the person who was the major mover behind the restoration of Huialoha, Carl Lindquist, who died with his wife, Rae, tragically in a flash flood five years ago on Thanksgiving Day.
David Ige completed his improbable quest to unseat an incumbent governor and will be sworn in Monday. His first challenge is getting constituents to remember his name and stop calling him Anybody-But-Abercrombie. Story »
It's time to start closing out 2014, so I offer 10 favorite news quotes that nicely framed the year: From former Gov. Neil Abercrombie: "We're back, we're on track, we're in the black." It turned out that he forgot the most important part: "I'm getting sacked." Story »
Greek mythology has Prometheus sneaking up to Olympus to steal fire from the gods. A scientific look back through prehistory visualizes a gradual process of exploration that reached a point where people learned to make and control their own fires. Story »
December is a time of returns in the skies. Venus, Saturn and Mercury reappear; the Geminid meteor shower -- one of the year's most reliable -- comes back in the middle of December; and the Southern Cross makes its return to Hawaii's predawn sky. Story »