HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Don Graham developed Ala Moana Center, the mother of all megamalls, which opened in 1959. For years he owned Liliha Square Shopping Center before selling it to finance factors in 1996. More recently he was working on affordable housing projects. Graham was hospitalized with pneumonia at Straub Sunday evening, and died of pneumonia and leukemia Tuesday. Don Graham was 96.
The redevelopment of the Princess Kaiulani and Moana Surfrider hotels can now go forward. Kyo-Ya, owner of the Hotel, and Local Five, which represents hotel workers, have reached agreement to cap the number of condo units. The union wanted the largest possible number of hotel rooms to limit job losses.
A small credit union is merging into a larger one. The National Credit Union Administration has approved the merger of the Word of Life Federal Credit Union into Aloha Pacific. It will close the church credit union's office on South Street and keep its one employee. Aloha Pacific has nine branches, 46 ATMs and 151 employees.
New this morning from Washington, mortgage rates down another two ticks, to 4.42.
With less than three months to go before launching service from Tokyo, Hawaiian Airlines launches a Japanese language version of its website, HawaiianAirlines.co.jp.