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

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


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CHEE HOO! We’re stoked

 

 

 

Investor, philanthropist and UH alum Jay Shidler stepped up again.  He committed to  increase his already sizable gift to the Shidler College of Business to $100 million, the largest-ever private gift to UH. What’s next? The University of Shidler?

 

 

 

E-cigarettes are now banned from all state buildings. But we can’t guarantee it will stop officials from blowing smoke.

 

PHOTO: ROBBIE DINGEMAN

Urban Outfitters just opened in Waikīkī. Wacky gifts and ironic tees for all!

 

 

Facebook gazillionaire Mark Zuckerberg spent a reported $100 million to buy 700 acres on Kaua‘i’s north shore. Update our status: envious.

 

 

Auwe! Ho, small kine shame, yeah?

 

 

We’re still sad about no sparklers or fountains at New Year’s celebrations because of the fireworks crackdown. Really, a sparkler ban?

 

Photo: Courtesy Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture

 

First, coconut rhinoceros beetles showed up at Diamond Head and Mililani. Now, ag officials report the bagrada bug or painted stink bug was discovered in a Maui garden. And we thought cockroaches were bad.

 

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