It took Ken Zitz nine years, but on May 1, 2006, First Tee of Oahu officially became a chapter of the national First Tee program. On its second anniversary, Zitz's labor of golf love had expanded to Maui and Molokai and was re-christened First Tee of Hawaii.
A government-affiliated program that supplies dozens of scientists and other expertise to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command is being cut at the same time Congress is demanding more recoveries and identifications from the Hawaii-based organization.
Hawaii's Gov. David Ige has appointed five Cabinet members. Ige says all of the appointees have a leadership style that will move Hawaii forward for the benefit of the public. Some are staying on from the previous administration. Story »
The widespread proliferation of mostly illegal vacation rentals on Oahu is pitting neighbor against neighbor, highlighting the city of Honolulu's inability to enforce its own laws, and likely leaving millions of tax dollars uncollected.
Hawaii County officials continued Friday to monitor breakouts of lava upslope from the Kilauea Volcano flow front that stalled Monday afternoon. The leading edge of the June 27 lava flow remained about 0.4 mile from Pahoa Marketplace. Story »
For Saturday, December 27, 2014 Luther J. Binkley • Maria Caridad Enriquez Cagaoan • Petronilo Cardenas Jr. • Calvin Chon Han Kapuamohala Chai • Nancy Ok Soon Cruz • Albert L. Edmunds Jr. • Gina Geronimo-Almario • Mabel Kam How Lee Gilleo • and more
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.
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 »
Adjusting To Life In America
There is a segment of our population very familiar with the plight of being second-class citizens. Arriving in America with hope of a new start in the land of opportunity, they face the reality of what it's like to be an 'alien.' Read More »