This year marks 25 years since University of Hawaii oceanography professors David Karl and Roger Lukas established Station ALOHA in a 6-mile-radius circle in the ocean at 22 degrees 45 minutes north latitude, 158 degrees west longitude.
A contentious plan to raise the Waikiki height limit for a second hotel-condominium tower on Kuhio Avenue to 350 feet cleared the City Council Zoning Committee, and will go up for a final vote on Wednesday. Story »
City housing officials say they will explain to City Council Budget Committee members Monday that more than $20 million being set aside for their Housing First initiative will help homeless families as well as individuals find permanent shelter.
For Monday, March 10, 2014 Fouvale Aetonu • Marvin James Angelo • Isabelle M. Aotaki • Tremaine Kualani Balberdi • Tremaine Kualani Balberdi • Alice C. Cardoza • Lan Hung Chan Wa • Elsie M. Coopman • Maria Evangelista
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 »
I spent the last New Year's holiday with friends at their lake house near Austin, Texas. Due to prolonged drought, the water level in this man-made lake, created by damming a river in 1938, was so low that a good part of it was bone-dry. Story »
Question: The property owners at 2792 Pacific Heights Road have covered over the city's asphalt pavement with grass, plants and pots in front of their lot where a bus stop turn-out area was. Is this allowed? Story »
If the Legislature doesn't restrain the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which governs Kakaako, some buildings could exceed the existing 400-foot height limit by 250 feet and stand as close as 80 feet apart. 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 »
Do you favor raising property taxes on nonresident owners of “Residential A” properties, those valued at $1 million or more?
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Potholes, Sewers And Name-dropping
All invoke political luminaries, past and present. All include a brag session: “Look at all the amazing things my administration did for you last year.” And all finish with promises of more wondrous accomplishments to come. Read More »
The First Native Football Player
John Henry Wise, former territorial senator, pastor and creator of the Hawaiian Home Lands Commission legislation, also was the first-ever Native Hawaiian to play college football. Read More »