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Walk-in weddings in Kakaako, no appointment necessary

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Standing before a white, floral-bedecked wedding arch, William and Amy Hovanic clasped hands as they gazed into each other’s eyes. Read More

Scientific report on Kilauea eruption examines data

What triggered last year’s devastating eruption of Kilauea remains a mystery, but a new report by scientists who witnessed the historic event suggests a possible rupturing of a barrier within the volcano’s middle East Rift Zone may have opened the way for magma to reach populated areas in Lower Puna. Read More

BTS concert film adds Hawaii screenings

The screening finished No. 5 at the weekend box office and had the highest per-screen average. Read More

Fatal crash highlights pedestrians’ vulnerability

At a time when private developers and public policymakers are encouraging people to leave their cars behind and hit the streets on foot, Hawaii pedestrians likely have never felt more vulnerable. Read More

She Speaks: Busy moms grab ‘me time’ whenever they can

Moms then, now and forever need “me time.” It’s a scarce commodity for any mother until the kids are grown and out of the house. We grab it where we can find it: a pedicure, lunch with a friend, window shopping at the mall. Read More

Big Island attractions to remain open during shutdown

As the federal government shutdown continues, the Mokupapapa Discovery Center and Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park on Hawaii island are leveraging their resources to remain open. Read More

Abuse, drugs prevalent with sex-trafficking victims, study finds

Childhood sexual abuse, drug use, violence and fractured families are among the common threads in the victim stories told to researchers examining the scope of sex trafficking in Hawaii. Read More
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Looking back at Hawaii’s natural disasters in 2018

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Last year was a disastrous year for Hawaii — at least in terms of natural disasters. Read More

Heroes Next Door: Danny Tengan helps prep neighbors for ‘the big one’

No flood, tsunami, earthquake or hurricane — not even retirement or a near-fatal heart attack — can keep Danny Tengan from readying East Honolulu residents for disaster. Read More
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Jason Momoa pays tribute to his Polynesian roots in ‘Aquaman’

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The Hawaii-born actor launched his career almost 20 years ago cavorting in the surf as a hunky lifeguard in the syndicated TV series “Baywatch Hawaii” and is returning to the sea for his biggest role yet. Read More
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Hawaii-born actor Jason Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’ role parallels own upbringing

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It’s fitting that Jason Momoa is catapulting to international stardom in a movie titled “Aquaman.” Read More

Review: DHT’s ‘Holiday Inn’ full of tunes, dance numbers

Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn” at Diamond Head Theatre capitalizes on the esteemed composer’s time-tested tunes to provide quaint, lightweight entertainment. Read More

Oahu crosswalks still dangerous with 26 deaths this year, so far

If the alarming number of pedestrian deaths on Oahu this year has made people more wary when crossing the street, you wouldn’t know it by observing busy traffic spots in Honolulu. Read More

National Park Service offers plan for Kipahulu overcrowding

The cascading Pools of Oheo and 400-foot Waimoku Falls are among the natural wonders awaiting those willing to brave winding Hana Highway to reach the remote Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park. Read More

Drier days lie ahead during Hawaii’s wet season

The summer months brought record-breaking rain, but Hawaii can look forward to drier weather from December into spring. Read More

Hawaii residents dominate in buying sex online, study says

A new study that shines a light on a hidden corner of Hawaii’s illicit sex trade estimates that 1 in 11 adult males here buys sex online. Read More
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Visitors overwhelm Maui’s Hana Highway, residents who live along remote route

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Even as Hurricane Lane loomed over the Hawaiian islands last month, dumping 24 inches of rain on East Maui and triggering landslides, flash flooding, downed trees and other perils, tourists were hitting the famed “Road to Hana.” Read More
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Support in aftermath of fire pours in as Native Hawaiian families on kuleana lands vow to rebuild

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It wasn’t long after a swirling brush fire raged across 2,000 acres in West Maui, destroying 21 homes, that “Lahaina Strong” became a rallying cry as yet another Hawaii community was besieged by natural disaster. Read More
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Lahaina dad ferries families to safety

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Small thickets of brush were still smoldering Sunday outside the chain-link fence surrounding the Ka Hale a ke Ola Homeless Resource Center in Lahaina, which narrowly escaped a raging fire that burned 2,000 acres and claimed 21 structures. Read More
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Wind-whipped fire ravages Lahaina hillsides, destroys 21 structures

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Residents who fled a raging brush fire that swept across the Lahaina hillsides early Friday, fanned by 70 mph gusts from Hurricane Lane, described witnessing fiery whirlwinds and curtains of fast-moving flames. Read More
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Storm wind fans flames of destructive Lahaina fire

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The threat of then-Hurricane Lane was briefly overshadowed Friday by a wind-whipped brush fire that burned up to 2,000 acres and at least seven homes in Lahaina, injured one person and forced the evacuation of hundreds of others. Read More

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