U.S. Home Affordability Grows More Challenging in Q3
ATTOM has released its Q3 2023 U.S. Home Affordability Report showing that median-priced single-family homes and condos are less affordable compared to historical averages in 99% of counties around the nation. The report shows the latest trend continues a two-year pattern of home ownership getting more and more difficult for...
Hike in Kuli'ou'ou Changes From Pine Forest to Fern Rainforest in the Blink of an Eye
Here we are hiking the "Kuli'ou'ou Ridge Trail", where the scenery changes countless times making you feel like you are traveling through different climates. In this section, the hike changes from a coniferous pine forest to a fern rainforest, making us feel like we are going from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Northwest. Amazing!
Walking Through a Coniferous Pine Forest in Kuli'ou'ou - It Feels like the Rocky Mountains!
While hiking the Kuli'ou'ou Ridge Trail, the scenery changed to a coniferous forest (meaning pine trees) which was very unexpected. As someone who used to live in Colorado, this made me feel like I was hiking back in the Rocky Mountains. Hawaii keeps on impressing me!
EPA issues order on Kailua wastewater treatment plant violations
Unlimited access to premium stories for as low as $12.95 /mo. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a consent order to the City and County of Honolulu to ensure pollutant discharge requirements are met at the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The “administrative order on consent” follows a previous...
Oahu residents unite in town hall to express concerns about homelessness crisis
Explore the pressing issue of homelessness in Aiea and Pearl City as community members gather at a town hall meeting. Hear their concerns, ideas, and potential solutions to this escalating crisis in this insightful video.
Walking Through "Kuliouou - Kalani Iki" Neighborhood to Begin an Epic Ridge Hike
After taking a bus from Waikiki, we embark on a 30 minute walk through the "Kuliouou Kalan Iki" neighborhood to reach the start of the "Kuli'ou'ou Ridge Trail", one of my favorite hikes on the island of Oahu! Tune along as we take on the adventure of a lifetime.
Hawaii Department of Health reports new mpox case; first since November
Unlimited access to premium stories for as low as $12.95 /mo. The state Department of Health today reported one additional case of mpox in an Oahu resident — the first case of mpox diagnosed in the state since November. Additionally, the National Wastewater Surveillance System reported intermittent detection of...
City reopening section of Kuahea Street
HONOLULU – The City and County of Honolulu Department of Design and Construction will be reopening Kuahea Street to motorists on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. The section of Kuahea Street being reopened is one part of the City’s overall Kuahea Street Area Stabilization Project. Ongoing and accelerated earth...
Wahiawa Is Poised To Finally Get A Civic Center
After years of delays, state lawmakers and other dignitaries gathered Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of a $48 million civic center in Wahiawa. The two-building, 61,000-square-foot center, located off the main thoroughfare of California Avenue, will be the home to a district court facility,...
University of Hawaii Creates Information Hub for Red Hill Military Fuel Storage Facility: Relevant Data for Oahu Residents
The University of Hawaii at Manoa has created the Red Hill Information Hub. This resource center gathers data and information about the Red Hill military fuel storage facility. The UH Red Hill Task Force, based at the UH Manoa Water Resources Research Center, established the hub. It received support from the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center and contributions from various members of the UH community. The hub's mission is to meet the community's data needs and provide reliable information.
Hawaiian Electric Shift and Save Pilot Program Postponed, Revised
Hawaiian Electric has postponed the start of the new Shift and Save pilot program for approximately 17,000 residential and business customers who were selected at random to test time-of-use (TOU) rates on Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui, by order of the Public Utilities Commission. Hawaiian Electric will notify these selected customers about this postponement by email or postal mail.
UH faculty join parks board with aim to help community
Two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty were appointed to the City and County of Honolulu Board of Parks and Recreation, a volunteer board created to advise the Department of Parks and Recreation on recreational, cultural and public entertainment opportunities at city parks and facilities. Judith Stilgenbauer and Christy Nishita are among eight new appointees to the board.
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Events happening on Oahu this weekend: September 29 – October 1. There are tons of fun events happening this weekend that you don’t want to miss out on! Check out our list of what’s going around Oahu!
Community-driven effort seeks solutions to erosion on Oahu's North Shore
There's a community-driven effort to find solutions to erosion on the north shore of Oahu. Lauren Blickley is the Hawaii regional manager for Surfrider Foundation.
Hawaiian Electric revises and postpones time-of-use rate pilot program
For Oahu and Hawaii Island customers selected for the program, the study will begin on Feb. 1. The program has been temporarily suspended on Maui, according to the announcement. University of Hawaii President David Lassner to retire. Hawaiian Electric appoints new chief financial officer. Hawaii's Fastest Growing Companies 2023: No....
Costa Volleyball wins Hawaii Tournament
Costa girls volleyball competed in the annual Ann Kang Invitational Tournament in Oahu, Hawaii on Aug. 10. The team was victorious for the second year in a row without the help of its integral player, senior setter Charlie Fuerbringer. After training all summer, this tournament was the girls’ first time...
HNN News Brief (Sept. 25, 2023)
A fire on Oahu's North shore forced firefighters to cut power to the area and Dillingham Airfield had to suspend operations on Sunday.
Consolidated Theatres presents the ultimate Taylor Swift concert experience
HONOLULU — On October 13, Consolidated Theatres presents the premiere of “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” concert movie at all its locations on Oahu. Limited-edition mini-one sheets of the movie poster will be available on premiere day to movie goers on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Uniquely designed collectible cups and popcorn tubs commemorating the concert movie event will be available for purchase at the concession counter.
Repaving on Cooke Street
O‘AHU – The City and County of Honolulu Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has resumed the installation of new pavement along Cooke St. and surrounding roadways. This work is the next stage to the repairs that were completed to address a sinkhole at the intersection of Halekauwila and Cooke St.