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Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. increases dividend as net income soars

Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., citing a “solid foundation for future growth at both our bank and utility subsidiaries,” announced Friday its first dividend increase in 21 years as it reported a 53.1 percent jump in fourth-quarter earnings. Read More

Kauai police now investigating 2 dead bodies found along Wailua shoreline

After a dead woman’s body was found Thursday on the shoreline of Wailua, Kauai police say they are now investigating two unattended deaths — that of a man as well as the woman’s. Read More

Hawaii Supreme Court gives Keith Kaneshiro 20 days to respond

The Hawaii Supreme Court this afternoon ordered city Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro to respond within 20 days to state Attorney General Clare Connors’ petition seeking to suspend him from practicing law. Read More

Oahu businessman charged with tax violation

The president of East West Associates Inc. pleaded guilty today to one charge of willful failure to pay withholding taxes. Read More

Veterans Affairs to hold resource fair

The Department of Veterans Affairs will host a town hall and resource fair from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harry & Jeannette Weinberg Hall at Keehi Lagoon Memorial Park. Read More

Honolulu first responders reunite with man they saved at Waimanalo Beach Park

First responders from the City and County of Honolulu reunited today with the Kahala resident they saved after he collapsed last June at Waimanalo Beach Park. Read More


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Financial woes lead to decision to close Saint Francis School

Saint Francis School in Manoa will shut down completely after graduation in May, unable to overcome its debt, nearly a century after it was founded. Read More

Chinatown senior housing tower advances

A 13-year-old vision to build affordable housing on public land in Chinatown took a major step forward Thursday. Read More

Unsettled weather will likely continue

Thanks to an unusual convergence of atmospheric features, cold air is blasting Hawaii from the north while moisture is coming at us from the south. Read More

Cincinnati Bell loses $30M despite Hawaii revenue

Hawaiian Telcom provided a big boost to parent Cincinnati Bell’s revenue, but the Ohio company reported Thursday it lost $30 million in the fourth quarter and $69.8 million for the year as the result of transaction and integration costs and interest expenses incurred in financing the acquisitions of Hawaiian Telcom and data storage and cloud services provider Onx Enterprise Solutions. Read More

Effort to impeach Honolulu city prosecutor pushed to March

A decision on whether Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro should be impeached has been put off for at least one more month — and likely longer. Read More

Aloha Pacific FCU expands to Maui

Honolulu-based Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union has expanded to Maui, beginning with a temporary branch that opened Feb. 6 in advance of a permanent branch in the Puunene Shopping Center later this year. Read More

Column: Complex systems keep air breathable on Earth

Outside the window, 7 miles up, the wings of the jet airliner slice through the invisible air that seems magically to keep it aloft. It reminds me that we are immersed in Earth’s invisible atmosphere all of the time. Read More

Lee Cataluna: Who has the time for all that (allegedly)?

As more and more dirty details emerge in the multiple investigations into Katherine Kealoha and her hapless husband, the former chief of the Honolulu Police Department, several questions arise from the murky depths of this incredibly tangled situation: Read More

Kokua Line: Aina Haina library closure is extended again, to April

Question: Will the Aina Haina library ever reopen? I miss my library community! Read More

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