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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the State Capitol This March

Almost exactly 10 years after statehood, Hawai‘i’s lawmakers made the move from a palace to the nation’s last state Capitol. Now, 50 years later, you’re invited to the celebration on March 15 and 16.
2019.03.14 05:20 PM

Are You One of the 114 Cited for Crossing the Street While Looking at a Mobile Device?

One year after it became illegal to look at your phone in a crosswalk, we check on Honolulu’s “cell phone law” and other mobile device-related legislation.
2018.10.02 04:43 PM

Honoring the Life and Legacy of the Late U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka

Sharing stories of how Daniel Kahikina Akaka, educator, native Hawaiian advocate and longtime U.S. Senator, made a difference.
2018.05.16 04:04 PM

Did Tulsi Gabbard’s National Ambitions Just Suffer a Political Hit?

A “New Yorker” magazine profile raises questions about a circumstantial relationship with controversial spiritual mentor Chris Butler—but also spurs charges of religious intolerance.
2017.11.20 05:37 PM

Everything You Need to Know About Legalized Medical Marijuana in Hawai‘i

After 15 months of nail-biting delays—and 17 years after the state decriminalized pot for patients—medical cannabis is finally available for legal sale. Who does it help? How does it work? Is this the crop that will replace sugar? And, if it is, who profits?
2017.10.11 08:55 AM

Welcome Back Ben Cayetano?

We sat down with former governor and current mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano to talk about rail, old guys and why your commute isn’t going to get any better, no matter who wins.
2012.07.09 06:00 AM

All Aboard! What is the Next Stop for Honolulu Rail?

Since Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle came into office, the $5.3 billion elevated-rail project has gone into overdrive—and so have its critics.
2011.06.30 07:20 AM

Called to duty

This month, about 380 Army Reservists and 180 Army National Guardsmen from Hawai‘i will deploy to Iraq, leaving their families and jobs behind.
2010.01.25 02:39 PM

Help Wanted

Honolulu is going to get a new mayor this fall. Due to term limitations, Mayor Jeremy Harris can no longer run, so the job is open to a fresh face for the first time in a decade.
2010.01.25 02:04 PM

How Maui Lost Its Groove

No Dancing on Maui!
2008.10.27 08:25 PM

Who is Mike Gabbard?

It's hard not to like Mike Gabbard, once you meet the guy. In June, the city councilman hosted a talk-story meeting at the Wai'anae Public Library. These get-togethers have been monthly rituals for Gabbard since he was elected to represent the Wai'anae-to-'Ewa district in 2002.
2004.08.01 12:00 AM