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Gov. Abercrombie, Sen. Akaka to attend Memorial Day ceremony at Punchbowl Cemetery
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Late Governor and Police Captain John A. Burns inducted into HPD Hall of Fame Led Zepplica to perform concert for fallen heroes
Led Zepplica performs at Pipeline Cafe
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City seeks lei donations for Memorial Day
Lei for an unknown soldier at Punchbowl's National Cemetery of the Pacific
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What’s your vision for a better food system?
Potato plots at Twin Bridge Farms in Waialua.
Volunteers lend green thumbs in Kapaau to aid Native Hawaiian plant recovery
Volunteers of all ages loaned their green thumbs at the Hawaii Wildlife Center in Kapaau on May 14. Courtesy Photo
It’s a Furlough Friday City Council committee meeting to discuss Kapolei housing project, Land Use Ordinance changes USS Missouri Memorial goes 3D with STEM program
The USS Missouri fires her 16" guns during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
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Kumu Kahua Theatre offers dark family comedy It’s All Relative
Pictured are: (left to right) Jodie A. Yamada, Marcus R. Oshiro, Valerie Falla and Nani Morita in Kumu Kahua Theatre's production of "It’s All Relative", by Edward Sakamoto
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Waikiki charity walk to raise money for Hawaii’s worthy causes Native art auction to benefit Hawaiian Way Fund Lyon Arboretum to hold family fun this weekend
The Lyon Arboretum
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Honolulu Zoo to offer free admission to bicyclists
Mari, an Indian elephant at the Honolulu Zoo
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Organics symposium at UH College of Tropical Agriculture Home down payment program for Native Hawaiians works State plan to fight ‘homelessness’ starts with identifying population, assessing shelters
Ken, a houseless evictee, was one of the residents at "Guardrails" who had to leave behind much of his belongings when July 19 came last year. "People get the wrong idea about people living on the beach," Ken said. "I worked all my life. I made $180,000. I had two homes, everything else. Sometimes things just go bad. And when they do, you fall."
Kailua gears up for bike-sharing
A bike station is prepped during the April 28 limited pre-launch. Courtesy Photo
Furlough Friday closures Protecting Koolauloa: Talk story session looks at future of Turtle Bay
Mokolii, also known as Chinaman's Hat, located offshore of Kualoa Point.
Kumu Kahua Theatre to hold auditions for “Folks You Meet at Longs” Waimea Valley Nature Reserve to honor Military Appreciation Month in May
Waimea Valley Nature Reserve
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Hawaiian Air sees increased traffic, stellar service rating
Hawaiian Air passengers board in interisland flight.
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ACLU action forces DPS to revise medical marijuana policy
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The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace makes donation to Japan relief
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Mana Foods Maui announces “Wear Jeans for Japan” donation drive Postal carriers to “Stamp Out Hunger” Saturday, May 14
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Awards honor leaders in Hawaii real estate development
Hawaiian Hall at Bishop Museum was among the projects to receive an award.
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Foreclosure reform law offers resolution opportunities, puts strain on underfunded Judiciary
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signs Senate Bill 651 to provide additional protections for those at risk of housing foreclosure.
H-POWER improvements at halfway point, on time on budget
The H-POWER plant in Waianae, which is the City and County's waste-to-energy facility, processes 600,000 tons of waste each year.
Councilmember Berg corrects statement on rail New inspection fee to pay for pest protection programs, raise cost of goods
A new law raises Hawaii's freight inspection fees to pay for more adequate protection against invasive species.
Honolulu architects seek public participation for deciding People’s Choice Awards Legislature order of business for May 5 Maui brush fire contained Maui Mayor purchases mosquito repellent to prevent spread of Dengue Fever
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UH professor earns prestigious award for work in psychology
Elaine Hatfield, Ph.D.
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Farrington High School to celebrate 75 years
Farrington High School
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Councilmember Berg blasts Mayor Carlisle, Council leadership on rail Prevedouros: Floating rail bonds now is a dereliction of City Council’s fiduciary duty
Conceptual design for a Leeward Community College rail station.
Mayor Carlisle signs bill to revise North Shore Sustainable Communities Plan Severe weather, tornados reach Downtown
A tornado twists just outside of Honolulu Harbor
Photo: Dana Gulizia
Neighborhood Commission adds Hauula Civic Center to computer voting sites Korean-American student art at Honolulu Hale in June State Senator Slom to hold legislative rundown press conference Wednesday World reacts to death of Osama Bin Laden
Osama Bin Laden with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir in 1997.
Cash reward for appliances with energy conservation program Koko Head hiking trail closes for maintenance Two UH professors receive national book awards City Council committee to discuss neighborhood matters Energy bill amended, gives PUC option to consider home financing program
On average, a solar photovoltaic system will offset 70 percent of a home's electric usage, according to Solar Hawaii. Courtesy Photo
Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club celebrates Lei Day at Windward Mall
Pikake lei
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Two Maui County facilities to enter extended closures Punahou School wins City recycling challenge UH Ethnic Studies students to hold hip hop concert featuring Prometheus Brown
Hip hop artist Prometheus Brown
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Electronic voting provider for Neighborhood Board elections selected Academy of Arts presents French film festival in May Video: Trafficking victim struggles to be heard Friends of Lanai demand competitive bidding process be reopened for ‘Big Wind’
Lanai residents held signs in protest of proposed wind turbines last year. Courtesy Photo
24-hour roadwork on Kamehameha Hwy in Haleiwa Councilmember Berg to hold Waianae town hall meeting Thursday Abercrombie signs several bills into law Aloha Tower Marketplace to hold Lei Day benefit for Japan on Sunday Maui group seeks host families for displaced Japan tsunami victims City furlough Friday closures Statewide effort to “Step Up” career and college readiness Hawaii film “Get a Job” to be screened at Big Island Film Festival Robbery suspect dies after police shooting in Pearl City Warnings of doctor shortage go unheeded State provides President Obama’s ‘long form’ birth certificate
This is the long form birth certificate showing that the incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, was born at 7:24 pm, on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Another investigation debunks ‘birther’ claims, Abercrombie talks about baby Obama on CNN Waikele gulch explosion: Land use violations cited by City → Social justice discussion looks to break down boundaries Trey Smoov comes to Honolulu for high school concert series Trey Smoov comes to Honolulu for high school concert series Tsunami: Federal disaster loans now available to Honolulu residents, businesses Hawaii Community Assets establishes credit program for houseless families SBA offers low-interest loans to Hawaii businesses affected by Japan tsunami disaster Abercrombie announces call-in plan for homeless outreach Mayor Carlisle names Corporation Counsel choice Kamehameha Hwy lane closure in Haleiwa City Good Friday holiday schedule Mayor, City announce revised financial plan for rail UH expands free online math tutoring program Ethics complaints against Maui County councilmember dismissed U.S. sues over treatment of workers from Thailand, India Verbatim: Abercrombie email says moving forward means raising taxes
Gov. Neil Abercrombie at the Makiki Renerable Energy Forum held at St. Clement's Community Center on April 14. Photo by Ed Morita
City announces Lei Day contest rules Kumu Kahua Theater to host Maoli film festival City to hold Kaneohe, Waimanalo stream cleanups UH to receive $24.8 million grant to combat childhood obesity UH announces Social Sciences Dean candidates City’s Pearl Harbor Bike Path cleanup a success City names appointees, nominees to Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit Human Rights Campaign, Equality Hawaii commend vote on gender identity bill ‘Soul Surfer’ embraces family’s faith through tragedy President invites America to Facebook townhall meeting Panel to decide fate of $2.5 million Maui County transportation contract to serve disabled Quake debris to reach Hawaii in 2012 Budget cuts often have deadly consequences, let’s talk about them →