August 2015

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How Did Traffic in Honolulu Get So Bad?

Honolulu's traffic is second-worst in the nation. How bad is it going to get? Is there any way out? How do we survive our commutes from hell? A comprehensive guide to an epic mess.
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From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past—August Edition

A look back at Honolulu from August 1915 to 1980. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Old Haunts, New Food: Rijō and Square Barrels

New restaurants Rijō and Square Barrels have opened in the locations of two old Downtown favorites. How do they stack up?

How Did Traffic in Honolulu Get So Bad?

Honolulu's traffic is second-worst in the nation. How bad is it going to get? Is there any way out? How do we survive our commutes from hell? A comprehensive guide to an epic mess.

Field Notes: Tap Into Your Inner Picasso at These Paint Parties Around Honolulu

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: paint parties.

Transpac Yachts Embark on a Mega Expedition of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

One of the world’s elite boat races joins a massive science expedition, shedding long-awaited light on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the world’s largest and most troubling assemblage of plastic waste.

Da Meter: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Honolulu

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.

Trade in Your Plastic Bags For These 8 Adorable Totes

Life without plastic (bags) is fantastic thanks to these locally designed carry-alls. Stash everything from Kahuku papayas and poi bags to beach essentials and best-selling reads.

Exclusive Book Preview: Sunny, Skies, Shady Characters: Cops, Killers and Corruption in the Aloha State

Award-winning veteran investigative reporter tells stories of Hawai‘i’s dark past.

Quote Unquote: Laredo Muredo, Security Guard of Stairway to Heaven

Lawrence Murray, better known as Laredo Muredo, was a gregarious guard at the popular, and illegal, Ha‘ikū Stairs hike. Find out where he disappeared to.

‘Ono Buzz: 2 Dishes You Must Try This Month in Honolulu

Two things you should be eating this month.

Find Your Inner Chi With a Special Zen Brush Painting Workshop

Simeon Den will be sharing his artistic expertise in Honolulu later this month.

Afterthoughts: Life Was Plastic

Is it too soon to get nostalgic for local plastic shop bags?

Honolulu City Hall Celebrates Marriage Equality With Rainbow Lights

City Hall shows support of the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

The 7 Best Things to Do in August 2015

Get tatted up or stuff your face with baklava in these final days of freedom before school and traffic come back to ruin us all.

Traffic Disaster Master Karl Kim Explains Honolulu’s Carmageddon For You

AUWĒ! A top world expert doesn’t mince words when asked who’s responsible for our horrible Honolulu traffic.

Editor’s Page: Unexpected

From gridlock to an edgy career.
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