Hawaii’s disability benefit denials reversed at highest rate in nation
Administrative law judges overturn denials of disability claims in Hawaii at easily the highest rate of any state in the country, raising questions about a state agency that historically has been criticized for emphasizing speed over quality in deciding whether someone is entitled to benefits.
Grieving Waianae family dedicates holiday to late grandmother
After losing her mom earlier this year, 24-year-old Velma Solo of Waianae stepped into the full-time role of a stay-at-home mother for her two nephews.
‘The Eddie’ returns to Waimea with new sponsors
Two years since its last staging, the embattled Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational Surf Contest is back with a new, all-Hawaii roster of sponsors and a new round of prayers for the mountainous surf that has made the event world famous.
Appleseed Center urges tough vacation rental rules
A local nonprofit focused on poverty issues is urging that Hawaii follow several cities around the world in getting tough on regulating the use of homes as short-term vacation rentals.
fl(ASH)back: Going from the ridiculous to the profane
It’s the last Sunday in November and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused:
Skywatch: Geminid meteor shower to dazzle December skies
The four stars that form the corners of Ka Lupe a Kawelo, or the Great Square of Pegasus, are excellent pointer stars that point to the north and south celestial poles and indicate the path it takes across the night sky as it moves from the eastern to the western horizon.
Hikianalia departs California for return voyage to isles
Hikianalia, the sister canoe to the traditional voyaging canoe Hokule‘a, is on its way back to Hawaii.
Boaters rescued unharmed off Waianae
Honolulu firefighters and lifeguards rescued nine people from a 24-foot boat that was floundering off the Waianae Coast Saturday afternoon.
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