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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

Quote Unquote: “The Voice” Competitor Esera Tuaolo is a Big Voice for Equality

Former NFL player Esera Tuaolo is now competing on “The Voice,” at 49, having won a blind audition thanks to thumbs-ups from Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton.
2017.12.04 03:28 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

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

Fluent in Hawaiian? You Could Be Cast in a Translated Version of Disney’s “Moana”

Native Hawaiian speakers can join Auli‘i Cravalho on a planned dubbed version of the Disney blockbuster about Polynesian voyaging. Deadline is Nov. 24.
2017.11.02 03:41 PM

Sen. Dan Akaka Refutes Critics, Supports Thirty Meter Telescope in New Memoir

In “One Voice,” the senator recalls his roots and confronts his critics—gently, as is his style—while making the case for a lasting legacy.
2017.11.02 01:10 PM

22 Can’t-Miss Movies at the 2017 Hawai‘i International Film Festival

With 160 flicks to choose from in 10 days, Nov. 2—12, there’s something for every taste—including a beefed-up slate of Made in Hawai‘i films.
2017.11.01 04:58 PM

Murdered Jazz Legend Lee Morgan Honored with Music and a Documentary at HIFF

Hear Morgan’s fellow trumpeter Eddie Henderson Nov. 3 and 4 at Lewers Lounge, then catch the Hawai‘i International Film Festival documentary “I Called Him Morgan” Nov. 5.
2017.10.31 02:46 PM

Honolulu Police Department’s First Woman Chief Spent 32 Years on the Force

Maj. Susan Ballard earlier spoke out on cronyism and ethical violations. Now she has the top job.
2017.10.27 09:54 AM

It’s Official: Looking at Your Phone in a Honolulu Crosswalk is Now Illegal

Hello? That means you! You, crossing the street blindly glued to your tiny screen—look up for a second! Or you’ll get a ticket. Seriously.
2017.10.25 09:17 AM