The owner of Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore has agreed to sell some of its development rights to the state, the city and a trust for $48.5 million in a deal that will reduce the resort's expansion plan and preserve much undeveloped land. Story »
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is making her first trip to Japan, South Korea and China as a member of Congress. Gabbard, a Democrat, announced Thursday she will be part of a mostly Republican delegation to meet with leaders in the three Asian powerhouse nations. Story »
With its court battles behind it, Oahu's elevated rail project is poised to become a concrete-and-steel reality and city officials have launched an effort to show the public the construction that's already happening. Story »
The state Ethics Commission has agreed to open an investigation into nepotism at the Hawaii State Hospital. A state Senate panel investigating mismanagement and assaults on staff at the Kaneohe psychiatric hospital has documented that at least eight staffers have relatives working at the facility. Story »
State House negotiators suggested Thursday that a minimum wage increase be delayed for workers at small businesses, a tactic that could put pressure on the state Senate to accept the existing House draft of the bill. Story »
The second annual Kupuna Power Day on Wednesday celebrated the elderly and sought to empower them by providing information on programs such as Medicaid and Medicare as well as advice on issues like insurance and identity theft. More than 30 organizations participated. But it wasn’t all serious business at the state Capitol as the event featured local entertainers — including Danny Kaleikini, Marlene Sai and Tony Silva — while seniors were asked to try some exercise like the “Silver Sneakers Stretch,” above, following the lead of Josie Sagisi from Kokua Kalihi Valley. The free event was organized by the office of state Sen. Brickwood Galuteria.
We're sailing from Tahiti to Niue, a tiny island country of about 2,000 people.
Craig and I have been at sea on our 37-foot sailboat for more than a week now, sailing in brisk 20 to 25 mph southeast tradewinds. Story »
Question: Regarding the condition of the restrooms at Hawaii State Library addressed in Kokua Line -- is.gd/tWLDOv: Why can't they be locked with keys available upon request? "Questionable" patrons can be accompanied by a security guard. Everyone is entitled to use a public restroom, but no one should be allowed to misuse it. Story »
Attempts by gay rights activists and atheists to unseat Don Horner from the Board of Education because he's a volunteer Bible teacher with New Hope Diamond Head are an outrageous display of religious bigotry. Story »
One of the greatest quests of the new physics has been to reconcile quantum theory with general relativity. This situation parallels that of 17th-century scientists who were trying to reconcile the way things fell on Earth with the greater motions of the planets.
The Hawaiian islands are perfectly situated to see all of the total lunar eclipse on April 14, a celestial event that runs from roughly 8 to 11:30 p.m. In addition, Mars reaches its brightest point in the past eight years. Story »
Should gubernatorial candidate Rep. David Ige be allowed to speak about the Democratic Party’s platform progress at its convention?
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Housing Made Affordable
At a time when it seems like all residential development is geared toward luxury high-rises, a group of young professionals has been successfully building and selling homes for middle-class residents of Oahu. Read More »