Honolulu

Public’s help wanted after overnight fires in Kailua classified as arson

Fire investigators say several overnight fires in Kailua were intentionally set.<p>The Honolulu Fire Department responded to five fires from Enchanted …

Oahu

Crews working to restore power to Ala Moana Center, Ward area

The governor's ceremonial residence has gotten some upgrades.<p>The governor's ceremonial residence has gotten some upgrades.<p>PHOTOS: Erosion eats away …

Hawaii

Power knocked out for 510 HECO customers, including Ala Moana Center

A power outage in the Ala Moana and Kakaako has knocked out power to 510 customers including Ala Moana Center.<p>Hawaiian Electric Co. said in a tweet …

Hawaii

12 things to do in Honolulu

Nine days are hardly enough to explore the beauty and serenity of Hawaii. This 50th state of America, after all, consists of eight different islands, …

Philippines

Your Hawaii hotel bill will go up in 2018, thanks to a new tax increase

Hawaii visitors can expect to shell out a little bit more money for their hotel rooms in 2018. On Jan. 1, the Transient Accommodations Tax will increase 1%.<p>While the tax hike will affect tourists statewide, money raised from the increase will be used exclusively to fund a new light rail project on …

Hawaii

December's #avgeek photo gallery: 43 cool aviation pics

Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717 jets park at the inter-island terminal at Honolulu International Airport on Nov. 8, 2017. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special to USA TODAY<p>An Aer Lingus Boeing 757-200 lands at Boston Logan International Airport on Nov. 25, 2017. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special to USA TODAY<p>A …

Aviation

Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Dec. 14–17, 2017

Shop 250-plus artisan vendors, try a new Rogue beer and more.<p>By Marisa Heung<p>Published: 2017.12.13 02:48 PM<p>Take a break from the mall crowds. Instead, …

Oahu

4 Civil Rights You Lose By Using Legal Marijuana

One out of five Americans now lives in a state or district where the possession and use of marijuana is legal for all adults. However, marijuana …

Cannabis

Meet the 96-Year-Old Author Sharing the Untold Stories of Japanese Picture Brides

After 35-plus years as a dressmaker, author Barbara Kawakami went back to school, earned a college degree and published her first book—about …

Oahu

Chef Lee Anne Wong’s Got One Last Chance

The Koko Head Café chef-owner returns to Bravo to compete on the network’s “Last Chance Kitchen” this season.<p>By Catherine Toth Fox<p>Published: …

Oahu

Boy in critical condition after stabbing in Ala Moana area

Police arrested a male suspect after he allegedly stabbed a juvenile male near an exotic nightclub in the Ala Moana area early today.<p>The stabbing …

Crime

Residents protest city’s plan to remove crosswalks used often by kids

The city wants to remove four crosswalks in Makakilo.<p>But the neighborhood board chair is worried that will put people, especially children, in danger …

Cities

The Government Is Coming For Your Guns

Less than three months after the worst mass shooting in American history, the National Rifle Association (NRA) was busy as always.<p>America’s founding …

Cannabis

You Can Live Near Pierce Brosnan in This Stunning Oceanfront Home on Kaua‘i

This local-style Hā‘ena Point home is all about the space.<p>By Rachel Ross Bradley<p>Published: 2017.12.08 01:30 PM<p>Video and photos: Courtesy of Elite …

Oahu

City outlines potential options for future of Waikiki Natatorium

What should happen to the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial?<p>Construction was completed in 1927 as a memorial to honor veterans of World War I.<p>But over …

Hawaii

Owner of Honolulu’s rising Tiano’s restos started out as a dishwasher

HONOLULU -- It's no secret that many of the immigrants who came to America for a better life and struggled for years to achieve that dream are still …

Philippines

Award-winning edible art on display at Minamoto Kitchoan

In Japan, just because something is edible doesn’t necessarily mean it’s for consumption. The country’s long history of sweet edible arts includes a …

Hawaii

Shot by cops and forgotten

VICE News spent nine months collecting data on both fatal and nonfatal police shootings from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States. For every person shot and killed by cops in these departments from 2010 through 2016, we found, police shot at two more people who survived. We …

Policing

Travel Tip: The Dangers of Walking and Texting

Image Credit: Duncan Harris<p>Just a few weeks ago, Honolulu became the first major american city to make it illegal to text or even look down at any …

Electronics

Shalane Flanagan Eschews Retirement For 2018 Boston Marathon

Pump the brakes. 36-year-old Shalane Flanagan has at least one more marathon in her, as Boston Marathon title sponsor John Hancock announced today …

Track & Field

Man dies days after Kapolei crash

A 78-year-old man who was critically injured in a crash in Kapolei on Friday has died, the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office said today.<p>The office …

Hawaii

Teacher brutally murdered while moonlighting at Hawaii vacation home, police say

A woman cleaning a Hawaii vacation home Wednesday with her 8-year-old daughter was brutally murdered and the girl bound and duct-taped, Hawaii police said as they announced two arrests in the case.<p>Officials said Saturday that Kailey Dandurand, 20, and a green-haired Stephen Brown, 23, were charged …

Crime

Course Records Smashed At Honolulu Marathon

<b>By David Monti & Taylor Dutch, @d9monti, @taylordutch<br>(c) Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved</b><p><b>HONOLULU (10-Dec) --</b> Both the men's and women's …

Track & Field

42 National Champions Crowned on Final Day of 2017 USA Boxing Championships

The 2017 Elite and Youth National Championships & Junior and Prep Open came to a close tonight at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake …

Team USA

Cherono, Kosgei win Honolulu Marathon, set new course records

Lawrence Cherono and Brigid Kosgei of Kenya repeated as Honolulu Marathon champions today with both setting race records in the 45th running of the …

Hawaii

Small-Format Sears Stores: Great Idea, but It's Too Little, Too Late

Creating small-format Sears stores that focus on selling appliances and mattresses seems like a smart idea. But Sears waited way too long to move in …

Trends

Can John John Florence Clinch His Second World Title in a Row at the Pipe Masters?

Unlike last year, the North Shore native has three rivals nipping at his heels.<p>By Don Wallace<p>Published: 2017.12.08 11:23 AM<p>Brazil’s Gabriel Medina, …

Surfing

Hale ‘Aina Happenings: What’s New With Hawai‘i Restaurants in December 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with champagne, Sunday suppers and seasonal specials.<p>By Lennie Omalza<p>Published: 2017.12.08 08:00 AM<p>The Berry Merry …

Restaurants

Cops told medical pot users to turn in their guns. Here's why they changed their minds

The Honolulu Police Department has been sending letters out to medical marijuana users this year to tell them that they “have 30 days upon receipt of …

Cannabis

Several U.S. States Attempt to Block Medical Cannabis Patients from Owning Guns

Police departments in several canna-legal states are working to prevent medical marijuana patients from owning guns, citing a federal law prohibiting …

Cannabis