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Refuge on North Shore is trying to ensure the survival of seabirds

It’s another sunny afternoon with blue skies at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge on Oahu’s North Shore, where 25 black-footed albatross chicks rest under wooden A-frame shades on a grassy field.
Money may determine fate of vacation rental measure

In the end, the fate of the vacation rental bill this year may come down to the money.
California family recounts Kailua Bay rescue as search continues for missing man

Rescue divers and watercraft plied the choppy waters of Kailua Bay Saturday as a Honolulu Fire Department helicopter and Coast Guard plane searched from above for a swimmer, believed to be a Marine, who disappeared early Friday evening.
Bulky item appointment system for urban Honolulu begins Monday

Starting Monday, urban Honolulu dwellers will need to make reservations if they want the city to collect refrigerators, couches or other bulky items from their front sidewalks.
Residential lots replace cemetery in proposal for Kaneohe property

Would you rather live next to a cemetery, a senior care facility or more homes?
Nearly $2.3B in Hawaii resort home property sold last year

Vacationers, part-time residents and people wanting to live the resort lifestyle bought more residential real estate at Hawaii resorts last year, according to a new report.
USS Chung-Hoon returns from far-ranging deployment

The USS Chung-Hoon, including a detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 “Easyriders,” returned to its homeport of Pearl Harbor Friday, ending a deployment that covered 54,000 nautical miles.
Support helps ClimbHI expand student outreach

Tara Sua’ava doesn’t officially graduate from the University of Hawaii Travel Industry Management School until summer, but thanks to the connections she picked up in high school, she’s already is working in the visitor industry.
David Shapiro: Ala Moana playground plan a poor fit for historic park

Promoters of a privately funded “world-class” playground at Ala Moana Beach Park portray community concerns about the project as a matter of old fuddy-duddies standing in the way of disabled kids.
Swimmer in critical condition after being rescued from Spitting Cave

A 21-year-old man was in critical condition Saturday after being pulled from waters around Spitting Cave in Portlock.
Ford Island battery to salute visiting ships from Japan

A centuries-old naval tradition will bring the sound of cannon fire to the Pearl Harbor area Monday morning.
Contractors find human remains during sewer dig

KAILUA-KONA >> Contractors digging new sewer lines for a Kailua-Kona neighborhood discovered human remains in a lava tube.
Hilo park favored by homeless closes for cleaning

HILO >> Hawaii County has temporarily closed a downtown Hilo park favored by homeless people as part of a “deep sanitization” to clean up litter and feces in the grassy waterfront space.
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