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The Obamas And Oahu, Together Again For The Holidays Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Obamas And Oahu, Together Again For The Holidays

After Air Force One touches down in the wee hours, the First Family and their entourage are back on the island until early January.
Protests Pay Off: Sisters Can Remain At Saint Francis Convent Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Protests Pay Off: Sisters Can Remain At Saint Francis Convent

A plan to move 24 aging nuns to an assisted living facility in Pearl City had spurred protests from the sisters themselves, as well as Saint Francis School students and faculty.
Photos Show Plane Sunk In ’41 Attack Courtesy of University of Hawaii Marine Option Program

Photos Show Plane Sunk In ’41 Attack

It was one of 27 U.S. Navy "flying boats" destroyed at Kaneohe Bay minutes before the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.
Gabbard: End Efforts To Oust Assad Watchsmart/Flickr.com

Gabbard: End Efforts To Oust Assad

The Hawaii Democrat joins a Georgia Republican in introducing a bill calling on the U.S. to cease efforts to remove the Syrian president from power.
Gabbard Votes To Tighten Refugee Screening Nick Grube/Honolulu Civil Beat

Gabbard Votes To Tighten Refugee Screening

The Hawaii congresswoman supports a Republican-led effort to severely restrict admission of Iraqi and Syrian refugees.
Court Rejects Bid To Stop Na’i Aupuni Vote www.naiaupuni.org

Court Rejects Bid To Stop Na’i Aupuni Vote

The election of delegates to a Native Hawaiian constitutional convention can proceed, the U.S. Ninth Circuit rules.
UH Cancer Center Seeks New Director

UH Cancer Center Seeks New Director

A year after the last director resigned while embroiled in controversy, the university proceeds with finding a replacement.
Rail Talk Was Part Of Campaign Trip Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail Talk Was Part Of Campaign Trip

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's campaign covered the cost of his visit to Washington, D.C., where he talked with federal transportation officials and held a political fundraiser.
UH Hires Carleton Ching For Land Post Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Hires Carleton Ching For Land Post

The former development industry lobbyist was at the center of controversy this year during his ill-fated nomination to head the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Schatz, Hirono Praise Defense Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz, Hirono Praise Defense Bill

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approves the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes $444 for Hawaii construction projects.
Takai Has Pancreatic Cancer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Has Pancreatic Cancer

Hawaii's first-term congressman is scheduled for surgery Nov. 10 in Maryland.
‘Unity March’ Planned Sunday in Maui Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Unity March’ Planned Sunday in Maui

The last such event, held in Honolulu in August, attracted thousands of participants.