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‘Five-0’ filming to slow traffic near HPD main station

Traffic flow on Friday afternoon is expected to be a bit slower than normal on and near Beretania and Alapai streets near the Honolulu Police main station and city bus terminal to accommodate the production of the TV series “Hawaii Five-0.” Read more

Foul Kahaluu waterway awaits help

Windward Oahu resident Flora Obayashi said she cringes whenever she sees children playing and wading through the mud in the Ka­haluu Lagoon behind the Hygienic Store — part of a waterway where fecal bacteria counts exceed state health standards. Read more

Restaurants oppose bid to raise liquor license fee

Noting other costs including a minimum wage increase are looming Jan. 1, officials representing several hundred restaurants in Hawaii said they were against a Honolulu liquor license fee increase of close to 70 percent. Read more

Isle-born singer charged with possession of drugs

Hawaii-raised singer Yvonne Elliman-Alexander, known for her role in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and her hit song “If I Can’t Have You,” has been charged with illegal drug possession on Guam, according to the Pacific Daily News. Read more

Family pleads for return of wheelchair stolen in Kalihi

The wheelchair of a Waikiki street performer who does magic and card tricks was stolen in Kalihi last week, leaving him without his primary method of getting around in order to help his struggling family with finances. Read more

Diamond Head Lighthouse marks centennial of service

The Diamond Head Lighthouse that stands today has been a lifesaving navigational beacon for the past 100 years, preventing vessels from running aground on the jagged reef over which it presides. Read more

Boy launches Kids Speak for Parks campaign

Robbie Bond said he felt “really sad” when he heard that 27 national monuments might lose federal support, including Hawaii’s Papahanau­­mokuakea Marine National Monument. Read more

Maui woman helps find photos of fallen Vietnam soldiers

Six years ago, Maui resident Janna Hoehn agreed to help gather photographs of Valley Isle soldiers who died in Vietnam — honoring them as part of a virtual “Wall of Faces” on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund website. Read more

Deal would reopen part of historic trail on Maui

A major portion of the Old Makena-Ulupalakua Road in South Maui would be reopened as a historic trail under an out-of-court settlement between the landowner and various organizations, including Maui Tomorrow. Read more


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