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O‘ahu in 1957: The Day the Pali Highway Opened

One day in May, Hawai‘i drivers started going through the Ko‘olau mountain range to Kailua, instead of over it.
2019.08.29 10:00 AM

Can These Muddy-Looking Balls Make the Ala Wai Swimmable?

Balls packed with healthy bacteria may offer a way to restore the ecosystem of the polluted Ala Wai Canal.
2019.08.29 07:00 AM

The 25 Best Events on O‘ahu in September

​Take your pick of three festivals, a Pixar classic on the beach, two sporting events, a meaningful pau hana and the high notes of a legendary ’60s band.
2019.08.27 09:00 AM

The Oldest Female Competitor Prepares for the 50th Annual Waikīkī Roughwater Swim

At 83, Lori Auhll has completed the race 20 times. She didn’t finish twice because, well, there’s a reason it’s called the Roughwater.
2019.08.26 03:41 PM

Stories From When the Vanderbilts, George F. Baker and Henry Robinson Luce Visited Hawai‘i

Here we see how the other half lived on vacation—sometimes breaking the law in style—and even, in one instance, dying.
2019.08.15 05:18 PM

Creating Crystal Clear Ice for Drinks is Not as Simple as Just Freezing Water

Here’s how two new companies, Ice Cubed Hawai‘i and On the Rock Hawai‘i, work to make your cocktails even cooler.
2019.08.15 04:29 PM

The 11 Best Events on O‘ahu in August

​Cap off the end of summer with two ethnic festivals, a new production of an oldie but goodie and a bunch of local journalists poking fun at news in the Islands.
2019.08.01 04:18 PM

Our Must-Try Short List of 24 Hawai‘i-Made Beef Jerky Flavors

Thin, crispy Hawai‘i-made beef jerky is officially a thing.
2019.07.25 11:26 AM

O‘ahu in 1963: Housing the Royal Household Guards at the Halekoa

A modern state building was in the works. But a quiet coral-block barracks stood in its way.
2019.07.23 04:00 PM

This Man Runs a Banana Library on a Farm in Waialua

Gabe Sachter-Smith stalks bananas around the world and builds a banana library of Hawaiian cultivars.
2019.07.18 10:00 AM

Merriam-Webster Updates Definition of “Hawaiian” With a New Usage Note

The word has a new note next to it on Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, thanks, in part, to an email from a local writer.
2019.07.18 07:00 AM

Outdoor Concert News: The Waikīkī Shell Amphitheater is Under Renovation

Don’t count on seeing summer concerts at the Waikīkī Shell. The 63-year-old amphitheater is upping its game.
2019.07.17 04:27 PM