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5 Important Laws That Go into Effect in 2018 That You Should Know About

A new year means a new set of laws. Here’s a roundup of some of the major city laws (and one state law) that will go into effect in the New Year.
2018.01.01 08:55 AM

Good News for Honolulu Travelers: You Can Now Get Free Wi-Fi at the Airport

The State is expanding wi-fi coverage at Daniel K. Inouye International airport, other airports.
2017.12.21 05:25 PM

What Honolulu Services, Malls and Stores are Open or Closed for Christmas 2017

Your winter guide to which Honolulu City and County services and retail stores will be available or suspended in observance of Christmas Eve and Day on Dec. 24 and 25, 2017.
2017.12.20 08:55 AM

John John Florence Backs into the 2017 World Surf Title, His Second in a Row

After taking care of business on his end in small Pipe, Florence gets a repeat world title in the semifinals thanks to France’s Jeremy Flores knocking out Gabriel Medina. But he loses the Pipe Masters to Flores in the finals.
2017.12.18 04:31 PM

Can Hawai‘i Cannabis Help End the Opioid Epidemic?

Now that medical marijuana is legal, a homegrown substitute beckons.
2017.12.11 11:07 AM

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.
2017.12.08 11:23 AM

Hawaiian Airlines Launches Stylish New Uniforms and Island-Inspired Menu

MW Restaurant’s Chef Wade Ueoka signs up to cook for main cabin.
2017.12.01 03:54 PM

Hawai‘i Begins Testing Nuclear Sirens for the First Time Since the Cold War

The state’s emergency warning alert system will sound two warning tones today and on the first working day of every month in response to the North Korea missile threat.
2017.12.01 10:19 AM

Eddie Would Go, But Not in 2017

The Eddie surf contest is a no-go for 2017 but the Aikau family looks ahead for a return in 2018.
2017.11.30 02:45 PM

John John Florence Discusses His Chances of Being World Surf Champion (Again!)

As the 2016 champ returns to his North Shore home to compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, he’s taken a slim lead going into the Billabong Pipeline Masters.
2017.11.21 03:45 PM

What’s Open or Closed in Honolulu for Thanksgiving 2017

A sweet guide to which Honolulu City and County services will available or suspended in observance of Thanksgiving on Nov. 23, 2017.
2017.11.21 08:55 AM

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