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Local Connection: The Salvation Army and the Holiday Season

’Tis the season for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles and bell ringers.

Local Connection: End of the Hotel Strike

Local Connection: The Mayor vs. The City Council

Local Connection: Speeding Enforcement on Oahu

Salvation Army Angel Tree

Local Connection: Democrats in Hawaii

Local Connection: Hawaii Hosts Bruno Mars

Continued Coverage

Local Connection: TMT Atop Mauna Kea

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Local Connection: Hawaii’s Illegal Vacation Rentals

Local Connection: Voting is Underway in Hawaii

Local Connection: Chief Ballard & HPD’s Advancement

Local Connection: Invalid Constitutional Amendment

The state Supreme Court did us all a favor Friday by invalidating the proposed constitutional amendment to fund public education.

Local Connection: A Deadly Year on Hawaii Roads

Barring divine intervention, Honolulu is on a pace to having the deadliest year on our roads in a decade.

Local Connection: Hotel Workers Strike

There is some speculation that Hawaii's strike will be the last to settle.

Local Connection: Debate Over School Funding

The debate over the constitutional amendment to fund education with a property tax surcharge is heating up dramatically.

Special Olympics Hawaii Over The Edge

Hawaiian Humane Society PetWalk Paina 2018

Local Connection: Something Different With Rail

Local Connection: Mazie Hirono’s Choice Words

Local Connection: Ige and Hawaii’s Slowing Economy

Local Connection: FEMA in Hawaii

Want to work in Waikiki? Royal Hawaiian Center is hiring!

Job seekers on the hunt are invited to an upcoming job fair at the Royal Hawaiian Center in the heart of Hawaii's tourism industry.

Local Connection: The Bravery of First Responders

It was more than ironic that after anticipating a massive flooding event, firefighters on two islands ended up battling major wildfires on their west side.

Local Connection: Vacation Rentals in Neighborhoods

Mayor Caldwell last month rolled out two sets of proposals meant to protect the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Local Connection: Enemy of the People

At Hawaii News Now, we strive to serve the public with truthful, impartial and excellent journalism, and that remains our duty.

SLIDESHOW: Wanted Wednesday - Hawaii's Most Wanted

Honolulu police are asking the public's assistance in locating these individuals with outstanding warrants.

Local Connection: Mistaken Release & Admin Responsibility

Just when it looked that the Ige Administration had salvaged its reputation after the false missile alert, another cabinet member was forced to apologize last week.

Local Connection: 'Compassionate Disruption'

Mayor Caldwell is trying to seriously ramp up his "compassionate disruption" tactics on homelessness.

New program at UH teaches students how to farm

(Hawaii News Now) - The University of Hawaii has recently unveiled a new program in the past year that allows students to learn how to farm. Joining Howard this morning is David Ringuette...

Local Connection: Campaign 2018

At Hawaii News Now we are proud of the effort and excellence we put into coverage of elections and the campaigns.

Local Connection: Monster Homes Criminal Penalties

Last week, Hawaii News Now broke the story about the possibility of criminal penalties for people who repeatedly defy building codes.

Local Connection: Upcoming political debates

Aloha. As a nation, we are feeling the voices of our youth.

Local Connection: Hawaii's Teacher Shortage

The state teachers' union raised the alarm last week about the increasing numbers of educators who are leaving Hawaii — some to pursue the same profession on the mainland.

Local Connection: North Korea and Hawaii

The North Korean summit is clearly very important to Hawaii in many ways.

Local Connection: Hawaii Tourism During Eruption

As we work diligently to help the people of Puna and parts of Ka'u recover and rebuild their lives, we also need to be mindful of the ever-increasing count of cancelled trips to Hawai'i Island.

Local Connection: Clean Campaigns

Clayton Hee's sudden withdrawal from the Governor's race was a concession that he had run into too much headwind and didn't have enough support to be viable.

Local Connection: Chief Ballard and HPD Transparency

Police Chief Susan Ballard is once again distinguishing herself from prior Chief Louis Kealoha – with her efforts to restore public trust in the department.

Local Connection: Lime Scooter in Honolulu

Last week's roll-out of the Lime Scooter-sharing service was a sneak attack on the city bureaucracy, causing one of the angriest public responses we've seen from Mayor Caldwell.

Local Connection: The Impact of Kilauea

The latest phase of the decades long Kilauea eruption began only about three weeks ago – but it feels like three months.

YWCA Honoree Catherine Ngo

The YWCA is once again honoring women leaders in Hawaii at their annual luncheon next week. Catherine Ngo is one of the four being recognized.

Local Connection: Natural Disasters in the Islands

In the last few weeks, our state has been hammered by natural disasters at the north and south ends of the main islands.

Local Connection: 2018 Legislative Accomplishments

The 2018 legislative session began in January during three major crises.

Local Connection: HomeAid Hawaii

Those who benefit from growing our economy, have a responsibility to help those left behind.

40th Annual Charity Walk

Celebrate a tradition of giving and help raise money for Hawaii's non-profit organizations by participating in the the 40th Annual Charity Walk, happening statewide throughout the month of May.

Local Connection: Kauai Floods

The torrential rain and floods that devastated parts of Kauai and Oahu last week brought out many stories of compassion, resourcefulness and resilience in our communities.

Local Connection: Kaniela Ing's Resume

Last week, we reported that state representative and congressional candidate Kaniela Ing apologized because his LinkedIn page erroneously said he had a masters degree from UH.

Spread some love 'just because' with Hallmark's Free Card Friday

A new line of greeting cards is coming to Hallmark stores in Hawaii.

Join Hawaii News Now at the Hawaii Foodbank Food Drive

Join Hawaii News Now and the Hawaii Foodbank and help feed Hawaii's hungry. Drop off canned meals and monetary donations to any food drive site on Saturday, April 21.

Local Connection: Pesticide Use in Hawaii

The long debate over agricultural pesticide regulation in Hawaii is far from over – but it has reached a crucial moment.

Local Connection: MMA in Hawaii

The popularity of MMA fighting and the success of Hawaii fighters such as Max Holloway would make Hawaii a great place to hold an event. But the recent drama emanating from the company that dominates the sport, UFC, has to make you wonder if the organization has the maturity to pull it off. First of all the UFCs demand for six million dollars to put on the event -- more than Hawaii has ever paid for a pro-bowl -- was absurd.  It was also apparently non-negotiable. That's not a ...

Local Connection: Souki's Retirement

The forced retirement last week of former House Speaker Joe Souki has provoked a lot of fresh discussion about the "Me Too Movement" and whether it has put aspects of our friendly island culture into question.  Souki claims the incidents several women complained about were so unremarkable to him he didn't remember all of them. It seemed to him that his hugs, kisses and complimentary remarks were welcome and nothing other than typical Hawaii greetings of aloha.  A...

Local Connection: Aloha Dan Akaka

With the passing of Dan Akaka we say goodbye to our Ambassador of Aloha. The senator who would ask you to call him Danny, kept his humility and simplicity through decades in Washington, while all around him egos and greed ran amok. Even in that environment he managed to keep his family first — his wife Millie was at his side constantly, even at his senate office. His graciousness, dignity and respect could melt partisan barriers and calm an angry moment.  The world war ...

Local Connection: Mahalo Melveen Leed

Let's take a moment to appreciate Melveen Leed for the 50+ years she has been entertaining and serving Hawaii. Since her career began as Miss Molokai in the Miss Hawaii pageant in the sixties. Melveen has always been a joyful, sassy presence in the local music scene. She is tremendously talented – as shown by her many,  many awards. She's a musical  innovator and a genuinely compassionate and friendly person. Along the way, she has raised more than a million dollars...

Local Connection: Vacation Rentals vs. Housing in Hawaii

Last week Hawaii News Now reported on a new study that claimed that the illegal vacation rental industry continues to spiral out of control.

Special Olympics Hawaii: Polar Plunge

During the 9th Annual Polar Plunge, help raise funds for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes by freezing for a reason! Slide down Mount Kilauea, a 95 ft. long, 36 ft. high inflatable water slide, into a pool of ice cold water!

Music Legend Dionne Warwick to perform at Blue Note Hawaii

Music legend Dionne Warwick will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki. The five-time Grammy Award-winning icon will take the stage for four nights, starting Thursday, May 17.

UH Rainbow Wahine to hold free soccer clinic on Maui

The University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Soccer team will be heading to Maui to give youngsters the chance to train with college athletes.

Local Connection: Pedestrian Deaths

The last few months have been deadly on Hawaii's roads – especially for pedestrians.

Local Connection: Paid Family Leave

Working families are struggling — and the numbers of the homeless are growing. We need to match our rhetoric with our actions.

  Local Connection: Death With Dignity Debate

It appears the decades long effort to allow physician assisted death in Hawaii may soon be over with a law that will allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients.

Mauka to Makai: Malama Honua Public Charter School's annual fundraiser

Serve over a 100 keiki from Waimanalo and Windward O'ahu, grades K-5. Our 'aina-based, project-based learning and our 5th grade defense are rooted in understanding and enacting our school values and mind of the navigator skills. Navigation is both a metaphore to our learning as well as a skills practice...

Community Garage Sale for Ally Tamayose

A few months ago we told you about some firefighters' children who were diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. One of the girls is Ally Tamayose. Ally Tamayose is 11 years old and attends Momilani Elem School in Pearl City. She' is also the daughter of a Honolulu firefighter in Waipahu. Ally's friends, Taylor...

Local Connection: Reasons to Vote

The best way to get citizens to the polls, is to give them something to vote for.

Waialua High School to host Kapena at annual carnival this weekend

Looking for a fun family event for the first weekend in March? You might want to check out the annual Waialaua Carnival.

Local Connection: Police Commission's New Leadership

The Honolulu police commission is under new leadership and promising a new attitude with the department the city and the community.

Local Connection: Voting in Hawaii

Democracy – government by the people – only works if the people participate.

Local Connection: Fighting Fire with (Gun) Fire

Once again the nation was called to pray for innocent lives snuffed out by a killer operating from some twisted view of himself and the world.

Local Connection: Wall Street Roller Coaster

The Wall Street roller coaster ride is making investors queasy.

Local Connection: Larry Nassar Chilling Similarities

The case of Larry Nassarm the Michigan state university doctor who molested more than 150 young women and girls is chillingly similar to the case of Saint Francis Psychiatrist Robert Browne and Kamehameha Schools.

Local Connection: Missile Alert Incompetence

The January 13th false alarm and its aftermath not only exposed systemic weaknesses, poor judgement and incompetence in our emergency alert system.  It proved once again that the Ige Administration has no concept of how to communicate with the public.    At a time when the first priority should have been to restore public confidence, we watched a series of communication blunders that only increased confusion and doubt. Along with the Governor's frequent apologie...

Local Connection: Massive Missile Mistake

Saturday's false alarm made it clear that the vast majority of us have no realistic plan for what to do if it was real.

Local Connection: Planning for Climate Change

We need to face the reality of climate change with a plan – not panic when it's too late.

Local Connection: Tax Law Changes

Last week dozens of Hawaii taxpayers stood in line to pay their property tax bills early.

Local Connection: Census Brain Drain

The census bureau has confirmed Hawaii's population is shrinking as more people leave the islands.

Local Connection: A New Year

You have to wonder if there is anyone who is not happy to be leaving 2017 behind.

Local Connection: Kamehameha Schools Apology

A lot has happened since the airing of a series of stories we called "Hidden Betrayal" about the sexual abuse of Kamehameha boys over more than 20 years by a prominent St. Francis psychiatrist.

Local Connection: Deedy Decision

Hawaii's supreme court decided last week that State Department special agent Christopher Deedy can be put on trial a third time for the death of Kollin Elderts.

Local Connection: Kupuna Caregivers

After many years' debate in the state legislature, the Kupuna Caregivers program was launched last week by the Executive Office on Aging.

Local Connection: Jim Nabors

For the last nearly 40 years, one of the good things about Hawaii has been Jim Nabors.