The vibrations from the Waimanalo construction site were so bad last year that neighbors found small cracks appearing in their outdoor retaining walls, interior surfaces, concrete pads and a few windows.
More than half of the $449.5 million in projected military construction for Hawaii was axed from the Defense Department's 2015 budget request, and some other programs are being reduced or eliminated as the Pentagon starts to roll out the latest round of cuts.
In a move to help shelters feed the homeless, Gov. Linda Lingle's administration issued an emergency exemption in 2007 allowing groups to prepare food for the needy without having to do it in state-certified kitchens.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration is creating a new city team devoted strictly to enforcing the controversial laws used to remove the property of the homeless and others that is placed illegally on city sidewalks and in Oahu parks.
One man is dead and another is in police custody following a three-car accident in Nanakuli on Sunday. According to police, a Lexus traveling west on Farrington Highway near Auyong Homestead Road crossed a double solid line and collided with an oncoming Chevrolet. Story »
Motorists should be prepared to use alternate routes and expect delays as Ewa-bound closures of the H-1 freeway began Sunday night and will continue nightly, except weekends, for the next two weeks, the state Department of Transportation said.
For Monday, March 17, 2014
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Among many remarkable facts about the Cooke manse in Manoa is that a part of the Cooke family for more than 100 years has lived at Kualii. Sam and Mary Cooke reside there now. The result is a historic preservation endeavor probably without parallel in Hawaii. Story »
At right, Rowena Vollmer, top left, helped daughters Emily, 4, left, and Juliana, 5, with yarn art replicating the designs on Persian rugs. The family participated in an observance Sunday of Noruz — the Persian New Year — at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
One of the sorriest times in recent city history was when former Mayor Mufi Hannemann abruptly threw the homeless out of Ala Moana Park during one of our worst rains ever so they wouldn't blight a festival he planned at the park. Story »
Acidic foods taste sour from vinegar, which is acetic acid; fruit acids, which contain citric and ascorbic acids; or carbonation. Acid in food rounds out the flavors, and it can make the difference between a bland dish and one with lots of taste. Story »
Since Venus has moved to the morning sky, Jupiter stands unchallenged as the most brilliant dot in March's evening sky. The planet shines at minus 2.3 magnitude. Look for it at dusk in early March about two-thirds of the way up in the east. Story »
Should breastfeeding mothers be exempt from jury duty, as proposed in a legislative bill?
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Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band
Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band held its annual meeting and aha’aina March 1 at Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nuuanu. The Royal Hawaiian Band opened the event with a concert performance. Read More »