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United Airlines to start Boeing 737 MAX 9 service from Houston and Los Angeles

United Airlines today announced it has added its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 737 MAX 9, to its domestic flight schedules. The MAX 9 features Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglets and fuel efficient engines providing a quieter ride and the ability to fly farther on less fuel. United expects to begin operating MAX 9 aircraft on Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Milestone Celebrated By Family Owned Honolulu Cookie Company

Once a small mom-and-pop operation, Honolulu Cookie Company is marking its 20th anniversary this year with new core flavors, special packaging, commemorative merchandise and a continuing pledge that its trademark pineapple-shaped, delicious premium shortbread cookies will be baked fresh daily in Hawai'i. Founders Keith and Janet Sung's vision for a cookie that represented true Hawaiian hospitality has broadly grown from wholesale accounts to 17 retail stores in Hawai'i, Guam, and Las... Read More

Take a sturdy kale salad on the road

Kale salad is a perfect for a potluck. Its leaves are so hardy, you can make it hours ahead or even the day before and it will retain its texture. Choose your favorite variety: the more common curly type or black kale, also called lacinato or dinosaur kale. Red Russian kale is also available at some farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Ann Harakawa of Kakaako finds this fresh salad is a... Read More

Roy’s to celebrate 30th anniversary with food tour

I was a young writer-editor when I applied for the first position that came available at the paper I grew up with, the Star-Bulletin. I got the job as a page designer, but out of the blue came the question, “Do you want to write restaurant reviews?” My resume showed some experience dining with and interviewing chefs for advertorial pieces in another publication. Our then publisher, Catherine Shen, was married to... Read More

Halfpipe queen Chloe Kim lives up to hype

BONGPYEONG-MYEON, South Korea >> Chloe Kim had a decision. She was at the top of snowboard’s halfpipe, the final competitor in the final run of the three-run finals, and the gold was hers — no one having surpassed her score from the first run. She could play it safe, take a de facto victory lap, mess around, slash snow off the lip, have some fun. Or she could establish her dominance... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Parts of United engine lost in flight over Pacific

On a United Airlines flight from California to Hawaii today, the aircraft lost parts of an engine while flying over the Pacific Ocean. Flight #1175 landed safely in Honolulu from San Francisco, and all passengers were able to deplane in a normal fashion. According to Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman, Tim Sakahara, one of the Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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New $1.1 billion concourse at Honolulu airport

Honolulu’s international airport will be receiving a $1.1 billion upgrade in the form of a new concourse that will provide a new area for international arrivals, along with more gates and passenger capacity. The Hawaii State Legislature appropriate the funding for this project 2 years ago. Airport officials now need to award a contract to Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More

ACLU of Hawaii demands Hawaii Department of Education end sex discrimination against female athletes

HONOLULU – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaiʻi Foundation (“ACLU of Hawaiʻi”) has sent a letter to the Hawaiʻi Department of Education (“DOE”) demanding it take immediate action to cease sex discrimination against female athletes in DOE schools. On February 7, 2018, Honolulu Civil Beat released an article titled, Female Athletes Get the Short End of the Stick at Some Hawaii High Schools, highlighting the lack of separate athletic locker... Read More

Hawaii Department of Business and Tourism: Hawaii economy to improve in 2018

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its first quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report, which shows Hawaii’s overall economic condition in 2018 will be better than previously projected, due to the expected short-term increase in business and household income resulting from the Federal tax reform. In 2017, Hawaii saw several record statistics in our local economy. During the fourth quarter of 2017, unemployment rates were the historical... Read More