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Kokua Line: Permits for short-term vacation rentals would be issued by lottery if demand exceeds supply

Question: If they pass the bill allowing more short-term rentals, how will they issue the permits? Will they favor operators who have been paying their taxes, even if their units are technically illegal? Read More

Hawaii’s NCAA title chances don’t come often

When the Stan Sheriff Center opened its doors in 1994, the University of Hawaii gloriously hung four national championship banners in the rafters and envisioned adding more in the future. Read More

Ferd Lewis: All-Star pioneered the ‘beer shower’

Carlton Haruo Hanta was an all-star baseball selection on several levels who helped his teams win championships in college and the pros, but a big part of his legacy is in the celebration he started. Read More

Kokua Line: Can’t dial 311 in Honolulu because non-emergency service is via app

Question: I heard about a new non-emergency number for HPD, but it’s not working for me. Can you please print the details? Read More
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The Weekly Eater: Real Gastropub returns just as friendly — and even tastier — than ever

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Real Gastropub has all the hallmarks of a great neighborhood pub — a relaxed atmosphere, expanded food menu and its own soon-to-open Bent Tail Brewing Co. that will add to its roster of brews from around the world. Read More

Kamehameha alum Isaac Parker of Willamette joins elite coaching company

When Isaac Parker was named the head football coach at Willamette in Oregon in December, he considered it remarkable because of his age, 38, and limited time on the college level (four years). Read More
 

Kokua Line: Young scientists honored in recent state competition

Question: Where can I find out about the science fair? Read More

Ferd Lewis: The week’s crowds proof that University of Hawaii volleyball should consider hosting NCAA tournament

As the turnstiles at the Stan Sheriff Center clicked away this past weekend, you could also picture the thought process doing likewise the minds of officials. Read More

On Politics: Pro-development forces flex muscle in Hawaii politics

Any Hawaii politician who doesn’t understand their massive political power probably will not last long. Read More
 

Show Biz: Rap Reiplinger’s widow to launch comic’s biography at bookfest

Islanders will get the first opportunity to obtain and read “Paradise to Paradise: The Rap Reiplinger Story” at the 14th annual Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and 5 at the Civic Center grounds of Honolulu Hale. Read More

David Shapiro: What makes Tulsi Gabbard run? Maybe it’s about the perks

With much local speculation about why Hawaii U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard joined the flock of Democratic long shots running for president, a recent New York Times story posed the question another way: Why not? Read More

Ferd Lewis: No passing over University of Hawaii volleyball this time after emphatic win

With a powerful tomahawk chop of the ball at the net and onto the Taraflex to end the Late Show, senior Dalton Solbrig delivered the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball program to its first conference championship Saturday night and on to the NCAA Championships next month. Read More

Ocean Watch: Toppled coral head lives on in modified oceanscape

The North Shore surf was so high the past two months that I couldn’t snorkel safely in my favorite spot. But last week, the ocean finally laid down and I got in the water. And got lost. Read More

Ferd Lewis: University of Hawaii vs. LBSU taking on NBA Finals quality, coach says

This isn’t just college volleyball anymore. What the University of Hawaii and Long Beach State men’s volleyball teams have going now between them has the feel of something a whole lot bigger, more electric and long-running, transcending their sport. Read More

Rearview Mirror: Nuuanu YMCA once occupied Pali Longs and Safeway site

In January I began a series of articles I call “What Was There Before” — significant Oahu locations and what was on those sites in the past. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Kordas know a few things about winning championships

Imagine the bemused onlookers at the Sarasota Open pro tennis tournament Thursday in Florida, where one couple in the stands was cheering not only during a match but sometimes even in the dead time of change-overs. Read More
 

Kokua Line: Free shredding events set for Oahu, Maui and Big Island

Question: What about free shredding on the neighbor islands? Read More

Ferd Lewis: Hannah Green becoming a household name in the LPGA

When Hannah Green was asked by an LPGA official to attend Tuesday’s pre-Lotte Championship press conference at Ko Olina, her first reaction was total surprise. Read More

Kokua Line: ‘Dark hub’ atop streetlight allows operation from afar

Question: Do the new LED streetlights also have a camera? What is the function of the dark hub on top of the fixture? Read More

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