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Layoffs, Budget Cuts and Aloha Tower: What’s Next for Hawaii Pacific University?

Hawaii’s largest private university steadily expanded for decades in downtown Honolulu, but the economic downturn has brought challenges. A change in leadership, job cuts, a sharp jump in tuition, and faculty and staff job cuts have shaken Hawaii Pacific University, even as it embarks on an ambitious plan to develop Aloha Tower Marketplace as its new core.

Aiea’s New Public Library Preserves Its Sugar Plantation Past

Aiea’s new public library was built on the site of a sugar mill. And it shows.

Texting While Driving in Hawaii? Watch Out For These Most Common Times and Places to Get Fined

It took lawmakers a year to revise a bill cracking down on drivers using mobile devices. We asked for a year’s worth of citations to uncover the most common places and times to get a ticket. Consider yourself warned.

Tourists Rate Hawaii One-Star on Yelp: Here’s Why

Tourists have mixed feelings about Hawaii’s iconic destinations. Here’s what they’re saying on Yelp about Iolani Palace, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Lanikai Beach.

It Came From the Ala Wai: 6 Strange Creatures That Thrive in Waikiki’s Sewage Filled Canal

What lurks in the murk of Honolulu’s most prominent drainage ditch? Lots of things, including a fish that can literally give you nightmares.

Afterthoughts: Brain Gain

Making the most of Hawaii’s ever-growing ex-pat network.

Hawaii’s Young Guns

Meet Honolulu’s new generation of gun owners.

What Is “Defend Hawaii”?

Entrepreneurs behind the popular street brand Defend Hawaii unload about the idea behind the icon.

Unsolicited Advice: Quit Fishing!

We hate when people beg with nets at busy intersections. In so many ways.

Editor’s Page: Building Our Team

HONOLULU welcomes new talent.

New Online Data Tools Changing the Way Hawaii’s Public School Students Learn

New tech tools are allowing teachers to tailor their lesson plans to individual students more than ever.

Afterthoughts: The Little Details

These days, handmade signage is the exception rather than the rule.

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