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Accessed on 17 June 2019, 1525 UTC, Post 19055.

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Ocean-friendly Kakaako garden project blossoms

Amid the parched fields and tent-covered sidewalks of Kakaako during a mid-June heat wave, the two dark-green plots and freshly turned topsoil of a new community garden on Ilalo Street made a refreshing and hopeful sight.
Contributions grow as vacation rental bills advance

A campaign fundraiser held last fall for Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson was hosted by vacation rental platform giant Airbnb at its downtown San Francisco headquarters.
Council might OK vacation rental legislation today

Honolulu City Council members today might finally vote on two bills that would impose new regulations and higher penalties on illegal vacation rentals.
Mauna Lani gets $200M overhaul, brings luxury Auberge brand to isle

The Mauna Lani will reopen by January as the state’s first hotel in the luxury Auberge Resorts Collection after doubling its renovation budget to $200 million.
Pearl Harbor facilities unprepared for climate change, watchdog finds

Pearl Harbor, forever synonymous with the events of Dec. 7, 1941, today faces a new threat: rising seas.
Isles stagnate in well-being for children, report finds

Hawaii is stagnating in its care for children, especially in education and economic well-being, according to this year’s annual Kids Count Data Book report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Ed Case announces bid for reelection

Hawaii Congressman Ed Case on Sunday announced his intention to run for reelection.
Big Isle vacation rental registrations pour in under new law

KAILUA-KONA >> Vacation rental registrations have been coming into Hawaii County faster than workers can process them as the county implements a new law.
Hopes remain high for transplanted palila bird population

The release of six critically endangered native birds on Mauna Kea in May was the latest chapter in a years-long effort to save the native species.
Kokua Line: EMS directs ambulance but patient can state preferred hospital

Qu estion : I am a senior living in Mililani. Which hospital would EMS transport me to? My concern is that they will take me to Wahiawa General Hospital. Can I ask to be taken to Pali Momi? Pali Momi is associated with Straub, and all my physicians are associated with Straub (Mililani and Pali Momi). Knowing that Wahiawa General Hospital is closing departments and the long-term care is deficient
Visitor dies while swimming off Polihale Beach on Kauai

A 53-year-old male visitor died Saturday while swimming in waters off Polihale Beach in Kekaha.

Today GOLF Manoa Cup: qualifying round, 6:30 a.m., at Oahu Country Club. Tuesday GOLF Manoa Cup: men’s round of 64, 6:30 a.m.; women’s round of 16, 11:26 a.m., at Oahu Country Club. Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Read More
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