BikeShare Hawaii showed off options for bringing two-wheelers to the masses. Hot-button energy issues were the focus of a high-profile conference. And the Supreme Court held a TMT hearing. But what the world knew about the islands this week was that a sewage spill closed Waikiki beaches.
In Chinatown, a show of support for followers of Falung Gong and their legal action against persecution. Beside Kapalama Canal, a new law to clear out the homeless. And at the Capitol Auditorium, a public meeting on Micronesian immigration.
A small homeless encampment has spread out beneath a cluster of overpasses and along nearby waterways, generally out of the public's sight, but not beyond the gaze of the state Department of Transportation.
A new elementary school in Kapolei and a new agricultural product in Waimanolo are celebrated. A hula festival returns to Moanalua Gardens and the Honolulu Ethics Commission returns to the issue of when to talk to the media.
While the nation's secretaries of labor and veterans affairs talked issues in Honolulu, surfers, bodyboarders and even some risk-taking non-boarders negotiated big waves, taking advantage of blue skies before this weekend's rainy forecast.
Despite a handful of arrests, officers and protesters treat each other well. But this week's attempt to resume construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope gets off to a rocky start with boulders strewn across the mountain road, forcing its closure.