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Off the News: Start new year with a bang, but legally

Friday is the deadline to purchase firecracker permits, which are required by law to buy and ignite firecrackers on New Year’s Eve. Read More

Off the News: Check out changes to Hawaiian Air check-in

If you’re traveling on Hawaiian Airlines, or know someone who is, listen up: Changes have come to the check-in site. Read More

Editorial: Hawaii is healthiest, but obesity a concern

In this year’s round of America’s Health Rankings, Hawaii emerged as the overall top state, based on assessment of a total of 35 core health-related behaviors, community and environment issues, policy, clinical care and various outcomes. Read More

Puna Geothermal takes first steps toward recovery

The executives of Puna Geothermal Venture certainly have to tread carefully as they take their first tentative steps toward re-establishing its energy plant on Hawaii island, production halted by the same volcanic forces that it taps. Read More

Off the News: Mars simulation studies go on

No spacesuit-wearing pioneers will be headed to the lonely white dome on Mauna Loa’s flank any time soon. Read More
 

Off the News: A grand prize for music teacher — and music

What a stellar way for Hawaii to represent: For the second year in a row, a public school teacher here won a $100,000 grand prize in the Farmers Insurance Dream Big Teacher Challenge nationwide competition. Read More

Off the News: We don’t want snakes on a plane

In a move to prevent brown tree snakes from slithering into Hawaii by plane, ship or cargo carrier, plans are in the works to teach dogs to detect the invasive species. Read More

Editorial: A Hawaiian ‘Moana’ and ‘Harry Potter’

The film “Moana” and the first book in the Harry Potter series — both big hits with the keiki crowd — may now be screened and read, respectively, in olelo Hawaii. Read More
 

Take care on roads this holiday season

Last week, a 38-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle at a Likelike Highway intersection in Kalihi, marking the 27th pedestrian fatality on Oahu compared to nine pedestrian deaths at the same time last year. Read More

It’s going to be a Marathon weekend

Some 27,000 entrants are expected to lace up for this weekend’s Honolulu Marathon events. Read More

Newly minted Lt. Gov. Green gets to work

Lt. Gov. Josh Green has rolled up his sleeves and begun to build his team. Read More

No mail on day of mourning for Bush

Even though today might seem like a good day to take care of some holiday mailings, do not — repeat, do not — head to the post office today. Read More

Time for Ige, Green to walk the talk

And so it begins — another four years of the Ige administration for Hawaii. Read More

TMT gets green light by court

The Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea has cleared its final legal hurdle, it’s hoped. Read More

Puna homeowners get insurance relief

For the lava-stricken, it’s all about new normals. For the one-time residents of 700-plus homes destroyed by lava earlier this year, starting that new normal will take a lot of money. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Local 5 union president Gemma Weinstein reacts with fellow hotel workers after ratification of a new contract negotiation on Nov. 27 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Hotel owner Kyo-ya offered striking hotel workers $6.13 per hour in pay and benefit increases over four years in a new contract today that ended a 51-day-old strike. Read more: Hotel workers ratify contract to end 51-day strike.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Local 5 union president Gemma Weinstein reacts with fellow hotel workers after ratification of a new contract negotiation on Nov. 27 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Hotel owner Kyo-ya offered striking hotel workers $6.13 per hour in pay and benefit increases over four years in a new contract today that ended a 51-day-old strike. Read more: Hotel workers ratify contract to end 51-day strike.

Back to normal for hotel workers, guests

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Local 5 union president Gemma Weinstein reacts with fellow hotel workers after ratification of a new contract negotiation on Nov. 27 at the Ala Moana Hotel. Hotel owner Kyo-ya offered striking hotel workers $6.13 per hour in pay and benefit increases over four years in a new contract today that ended a 51-day-old strike. Read more: Hotel workers ratify contract to end 51-day strike.
The contract settlement between hotel workers on Oahu and Maui and Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts did more than end 51 days of noisy picketing. Read More
 

Editorial: Making a profit from Hawaii’s good name

So many consumers clamor for the cachet of Hawaii goods — and merchandisers certainly know this. Read More

With fingers crossed, ‘The Eddie’ returns

After sitting out the 2017-18 winter big-wave season due to sponsorship-related snags, “The Eddie” is back. Read More

Keep wary eye on economic forecasts

The downgrading of Hawaii’s economic growth forecast is notable but not worrisome — yet. After all, what goes up, must come down, right? Read More

Sending good thoughts to Harry Kim

He may be the Big Island’s mayor, but Harry Kim has managed to garner admiration across the state for his plain-speaking ways Read More

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