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Waikiki experiences retail transformation over a decade

Jan. 18, 2020 12:45 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Waikiki has gone through a transformation in less than a decade with seven major developments that have upgraded the face of shopping in the famous Oahu district. The additions to the Honolulu neighborhood have included Hard Rock Café, the Victoria’s Secret-Sephora stores,...

Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Miller

Jan. 17, 2020 10:19 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller. The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday. Miller was the first African American to...

Hawaii family sues school over child's death while kayaking

Jan. 17, 2020 9:27 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy who died on a kayaking excursion filed a lawsuit against the school that conducted the trip. The family of Alaric Chiu filed the lawsuit Thursday against Mid-Pacific Institute citing reckless behavior and gross negligence leading to the boy's death March 28....

Hawaii mayors ask state lawmakers to consider road use fees

Jan. 17, 2020 9:25 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's county mayors asked the Legislature to consider a proposal to charge motorists a fee for driving on key roads during peak traffic hours. A joint hearing of the House Finance and Senate Ways and Means committees heard the fee proposal among the transportation requests presented by...

Hawaii on lookout for 'ghost net' threatening area sea life

Jan. 16, 2020 9:30 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Reports of a “ghost net” floating off the coast of Hawaii have mariners, pilots and residents on the lookout for the large array of netting that poses a threat to sea life. The U.S. Coast Guard, state Department of Land and Natural Resources and local boating companies have...

Olive Garden set to open in place of Honolulu's Mai Tai Bar

Jan. 14, 2020 9:28 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A popular Honolulu bar and restaurant is set to close and be replaced by a new outlet of one of the nation's biggest restaurant chains, officials said. The Mai Tai Bar and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at Ala Moana Center are scheduled to close next month, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported...

Investigation clears Hawaii men's volleyball coach

Jan. 13, 2020 10:27 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii's men's volleyball coach has been cleared following an investigation into allegations he engaged in sexual misconduct. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday the U.S. Center for SafeSport cleared Charlie Wade after a 17-month investigation. The center is a...

Australia-bound flight lands in Honolulu with dead passenger

Jan. 13, 2020 3:12 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — An Air Canada flight bound for Australia diverted to Honolulu over the weekend because of a dead passenger. Passenger Christopher Woodgate, 38, was pronounced dead when the flight landed in Honolulu on Saturday, said Kira Paiva-Kimura, an administrative services officer for the Honolulu...

Neighbors sue to block Hawaii affordable housing complex

Jan. 13, 2020 9:14 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents near a planned affordable housing project in Hawaii filed a lawsuit to prevent construction of the apartment complex. Neighbors of the proposed Hale Makana O Maili project on Oahu say the complex is out of place and not correctly permitted, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported ...

Gas prices jump 4 cents per gallon to $2.64 in past 3 weeks

Jan. 12, 2020 3:07 PM EST

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has jumped 4 cents per gallon to $2.64 over the past three weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that gas prices are unlikely to continue to increase because crude oil costs have dropped. The...