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Sen. Kai Kahele challenges Tulsi Gabbard for her seat

State Sen. Kai Kahele plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for her congressional seat, sources have confirmed. Read More

Scathing city audit ignores improvements, HART CEO says

The head of the agency tasked with building the city’s 20-mile rail line said Friday that the findings of a scathing city audit deal primarily with issues that occurred during the project’s infancy, and that major steps have since been underway to correct the deficiencies. Read More

Great white sharks are no strangers to Hawaii

With the recent viral video of a massive great white shark off the South Shore of Oahu, it may be valuable to note that such sharks are routinely present in Hawaii waters and might visit here at any time of the year. Read More

Judge rejects postponement of Kealoha trial

A federal judge Friday denied a request by former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha to postpone her upcoming trial because of the partial government shutdown, even guaranteeing that everybody working on the case will get paid. Read More

Kakaako road owner claims state law is full of holes

The state is using an unconstitutional tactic and “half-baked” law to stop the owner of a private road in Kakaako from charging for parking, the owner’s attorney has told the state. Read More

City pushing online vehicle registration renewals

Online vehicle registration on Oahu jumped 11 percent in 2018, and city officials are urging other motorists to do their annual renewals online as well. Read More

MLK events seek to promote unity across Hawaii

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming Monday, organizations and communities around the islands are preparing to honor the slain civil rights leader. Read More

Cat scratch disease more common in Hawaii

A rare disease involving cats is affecting Hawaii children 3-1/2 times more than those on the mainland. Read More

Line forms a day early for Kakaako condos

Homebuyers purchased fewer existing homes on Oahu last year, but on Friday there was a rush on units in a planned condominium tower in Kakaako. Read More

Play ‘Shipwreck’d’ explores tale of adventure, personal growth

Veteran actor/playwright Daniel A. Kelin II brings James O’Connell to life in his new one-man show, “Shipwreck’d on the Body Beautiful, or the Tats Dancing Man,” at Kumu Kahua Theatre. Read More

Hawaii jobless rate drops to No. 2 in U.S.

Hawaii no longer has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. Read More

Former Gov. Ben Cayetano hospitalized for serious heart condition

Doctors found a tear in his lower aorta, the large blood vessel that transports blood from the heart to the rest of the body, said Cayetano’s wife, Vicky. Read More

Suspect in fatal shooting in Chinatown extradited from Sacramento

Authorities located an adult male suspect in California in connection with the 2017 deadly shooting of a 34-year-old man in Chinatown. Read More

Hawaii Foodbank providing food for federal workers

The Hawaii Foodbank is stepping in to provide food for families affected by the partial government shutdown as it enters its fifth week. Read More


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Rail authority awards CEO $10,000 bonus

The board of directors of the Honolulu rail authority granted CEO Andrew Robbins a $10,000 bonus Thursday as part of his evaluation for his first year on the job but declined to give him a pay increase. Read More

Gabbard issues video apology for past views

Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday responded to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by apologizing in a video. Read More

Uniqlo Hawaii debuts its full store today at Ala Moana Center

In a matter of months, Uniqlo has increased its Hawaii footprint seven times with high hopes for future expansion in the islands. Read More

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