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“Warrior” sneaks back onto Manoa campus

April 8th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Business, Education, Politics

Here’s a question: What’s wrong with yesterday’s announcement of Friday’s “grand opening” of the new recreation building next to the UH Manoa Campus Center? The UHM Campus Center Board is pleased to announce the much-anticipated grand opening of the student-driven, student-funded Warrior Recreation Center (WRC). The grand opening of the WRC begins with a blessing […]

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Representing “small business” or big development?

April 2nd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Business, Legislature, Politics

Check out Sen. Laura Thielen’s blog post, “HCDA: Is a Law Intending to Protect Small Businesses in Kaka’ako Now Being Cited to Help Developers?” It’s explains her vote again the nomination of Brian Tamamoto to serve on the HCDA board. According to testimony provided the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Government Operations, and Housing: Mr. […]

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Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation: Touching the community

March 7th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Business, Energy, Politics

Hawaiian Electric Industries, the parent company of the electric utilities serving all islands except Kauai, maintains a separate charitable foundation which makes grants to nonprofit organizations. This is, of course, a double-edged process. It does take some of HEI’s profits and give them back to the community. In 2012, the last year for which the […]

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Antique Alley reopening at new Kakaako location

March 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Business, Consumer issues, History

Antique Alley, one of our favorite places to shop, is set to reopen! We were devastated last summer when owners Paké Zane and Julie Lauster lost their lease and were forced to close the store after 25 years at the same Kapiolani Blvd location. It was one of those magic spots where you literally never […]

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How things change: Gannet could exit the newspaper business

February 25th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Business, Media

When journalist and blogger Jim Hopkins “retired” his Gannett Blog earlier this month, he explained that Gannett, the once feared corporate newspaper monolith and largest newspaper chain in the country, has essentially changed. And that change has made possible what was once unimaginable: Gannett could exit the newspaper business altogether. Here’s what Hopkins wrote in […]

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