Median home prices are nipping at the $1 million mark amid a pandemic buying frenzy, according to Pacific Business News editor A. Kam Napier.

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Officials closed Waimanalo Bay Beach Park and warned people to stay out of the water after sharks were seen eating the carcass of a Hawaiian humpback whale that has since washed ashore and been removed.

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Bikeshare Hawaii will be downsizing its Biki service starting Thursday due to economic impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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A Honolulu building inspector pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations he took bribes in exchange for favors, including nullifying a Waikiki building code violation.

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Starting on Monday, O‘ahu residents age 50 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Honolulu food vendors won't be allowed to provide customers with plastic utensils under a new law that took effect Thursday. The city ordinance prohibits plastic forks, knives, spoons, straws, stir sticks, picks and sushi grass.

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Educadormarcossv via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about the City and County’s website Oahu One and the thought behind COVID response. We’ll find out how the team at Oahu One addressed efficient surge testing and how this leads to economic recovery.

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Volume 2 and the conclusion of last week's tour around Oʻahu through mele.

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Oʻahu makaʻewaʻewa, mai kuhihewa! Tonight we're going to kaʻapuni a puni o Oʻahu and see the sights and learn the history of this island - my home - because as our kupuna have said, "Oʻahu is the Center of the Seas."

The Hawaiʻi Supreme Court will hear arguments today on a potential second round of inmate releases at an Oʻahu jail, where more than 80 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. The state Public Defenders’ office filed the petition with the high court after hearing news of the spread of the coronavirus in the overcrowded Oʻahu Community Correctional Center.

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Nearly five years ago, Hawaii Public Radio reported a series of stories about the state of garbage around the islands. This week and next, we’re going back for another look in a series we’re calling “Trashing the Islands.”

Name recognition is a factor in any election, but here in Hawaiʻi it is a dominant factor in Office of Hawaiian Affairs races. And no race better exemplifies this phenomenon than the two candidates running for the Oʻahu seat on OHA’s Board of Trustees. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports. 

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

For most people, a hot shower is simply part of the daily routine. But for more than 7,000 Hawaiʻi residents experiencing homelessness, that hot shower has been a luxury...until now. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

Ice Hockey In Hawaiʻi

Jun 12, 2017
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Pixabay / FotoEmotions

The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup yesterday—making it the second year in a row the team won the National Hockey League championship. Here in Hawai‘i, ice hockey may be more of a spectator sport for most, but people have been lacing up skates here for decades. And the sport depends on an unusual source for players: the military. HPR Contributing Reporter HJ Mai has more on the story.