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Kailua Beach Park: The Anti-Waikiki

The Windward Side has been mushrooming with tourism, but no one wanted it to turn into another Waikiki.

Unsolicited Advice: Start Your Engines!

Baltimore, Md., hosts the Grand Prix of Baltimore every Labor Day, closing its waterfront streets for a road race in which cars zoom around at 180 mph.

Condo Rescue

A new Hawaii state law makes banks pay their fair share.

Walmart’s going where?

A new Walmart in downtown Honolulu would bring the total number of Walmart stores in Hawaii to 10.

How to Fix Hawaii's Doctor Shortage

Hawaii has hundreds fewer physicians than it needs, particularly in primary care. Here's what's being done to fix the growing shortage.

Editor's Page: Changing Their Worlds

Two articles this month focus on communities that took charge of their destinies.

Grading the Public Schools

We create a comprehensive report card on Hawaii’s public schools, ranking them using data from the state Department of Education.

Afterthoughts: Hot Wheels

My rides keep getting stolen, but I’m finally getting smarter.

Unsolicited Advice: Get Squared Away

HONOLULU Magazine editor A. Kam Napier offers some advice to plumbers, electricians, tub refinishers and handymen in Hawaii.

Nightmare on the 21st Floor

Things HONOLULU Magazine's editor learned while trying, mainly failing, to fix up an older apartment.

Are Hawaii Schools Safe?

Every year HONOLULU Magazine looks at official state Department of Education data to rank our Island schools on parent, teacher and student satisfaction, as well as academic performance. This year, we also take a look at something that worries every parent: school safety. Here’s how Hawaii’s schools stack up.

What Special Education looks like now in Hawaii's Public Schools

It’s been 20 years since a class-action lawsuit forced the state to dramatically overhaul the way it provided special-education services to the students who needed them. Two decades after the Felix consent decree, here is what special education looks like in Hawai‘i’s schools today.

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