VP Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam and Honolulu was overshadowed by the deadly Kabul airport attack.
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The first trip to Vietnam by a sitting vice president — Kamala Harris — was overshadowed by the ongoing rush to evacuate civilians from Kabul airport in Afghanistan and then affected by the tragedy of two suicide bombings. Read more
Gov. David Ige and the Anti-Defamation League condemned the posting of racist hate flyers around Lt. Gov. Josh Green’s Honolulu condominium by allies of organizations dedicated to ending COVID-19 vaccination mandates and opposed to wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus. Read more
The city has identified four locations to replace the island’s only municipal landfill, Waimanalo Gulch, on the West side of Oahu. Read more
With the Waianae Coast surging with COVID-19 infections, some of its public schools are experiencing staff shortages so great that Department of Education staffers from state offices were brought in to help. Read more
A Native Hawaiian woman in her 40s wailed as a nurse pushed her in a wheelchair to the intensive care unit to say goodbye to her husband, who died of COVID-19. Read more
Kilauea Volcano is no longer exhibiting signs of an elevated potential for eruption. Read more
An expected rebound has materialized in Hawaii’s commercial real estate investment market during the first half of this year. Read more
Duke’s Waikiki has appointed Andrew “Drew” Crocker as its general manager. Read more
In Parts 1 and 2 of this exploration of theme parks in the islands, I looked at some that opened and closed or are still around greeting thousands of visitors. Read more
Maui Mayor Michael Victorino strongly condemned the off-label use of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the veterinary dewormer ivermectin as treatments for COVID-19 on Wednesday, following a story in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that reported a local doctor and health official had been promoting their use. Read more
The opening of the new $270 million Mauka Concourse at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Friday marks the first gate expansion in nearly three decades. Read more
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green was the target of an anti-Semitic campaign by an unknown group aligned with protesters demonstrating outside of his condominium in opposition to COVID-19 vaccines and mask mandates. Read more
Punahou School and former students who filed lawsuits against the school and a former coach alleging sexual assault and abuse jointly announced Wednesday that all the cases have been settled. Read more
While Honolulu and Hawaii counties are already in the midst of a surge in daily new coronavirus cases, Maui County is next, according to a forecast by the Hawaii Pandemic Applied Modeling Work Group. Read more
A bridge in Waialua that recently reopened to the public after a months-long closure will need to be replaced within 10 years, the city said. Read more
The parents of a 31-year-old man, shot multiple times and killed by police inside a vacant Hilo house, sued the County of Hawaii Wednesday. Read more
Bank of Hawaii has announces four new senior vice presidents. Read more
Top state health official and doctor on Maui promote controversial COVID-19 treatments that FDA warns are dangerous and even lethal
When Canadian Merlyn Travis landed in Hawaii early last year, he planned to retire, “bliss out in nature” and work on his novel that centers on Starbucks’ use of the siren as its logo to explore ideas of nature, mysticism, corporatism and culture. The mermaid, in Greek mythology, would lure sailors to rocky shorelines where they would meet a watery death. Read more
The Thirty Meter Telescope has run into another legal obstacle, only this time it’s in the Canary Islands, the project’s alternative site. Read more
The Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting is proposing a measure to cut down the number of short-term vacation rentals on Oahu and boost the number of housing units available to residents. Read more
Vacation rental occupancy statewide was even better in July than it was during the same month in 2019, a record-setting year before the pandemic shut down the industry for much of 2020. Read more