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Where is Midtown Ala Moana?

Midtown Ala Moana is “considered a haven for foodies,” a draw for “fashionistas,” and home to The Republik nightclub, Like Like Drive Inn, and Shokudo restaurant. “Here you can start the day lying on sandy shores at Ala Moana Beach Park and end it with a night on the town singing karaoke or swaying to the sound of visiting bands,” according to MidtownAlaMoana.com. In a stylish video produced by the Azure Ala Moana luxury condo development, Midtown Ala Moana is characterized as “the heart...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Business, Real Estate, Wikipedia, Azure, Social Media, Development, Waikiki, Honolulu, U S Patent and Trademark Office, Kakaako, McCully, Ala Moana Beach Park, Ala Moana, Kalakaua Avenue


Connors confirmed as attorney general, raises for firefighters in new contract, Maui's first industrial hemp farm, Raybuck new Kauai police chief, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors, courtesy photo Clare Connors confirmed as Hawaii's 16th Attorney General. Clare Connors was confirmed as Hawaii's 16th attorney general by the state senate Monday. KITV.Hawaii hotels report lackluster first quarter. State occupancy in March fell nearly 3 percentage points to 79.6%, while the average daily room rate fell 1.1% to $285, according to a report released by hotel analytic company STR. Star-Advertiser.Firefighters’ pay to increase with new c...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Company, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, Legislature, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Board of Ethics, Garden Island, Aloha State


Hawaii vacation news and deals: April 23, 2019

* To celebrate the launch of Hawaiian Airlines service to Boston from Honolulu, they’re giving away 160,000 HawaiianMiles (enough for two roundtrip tickets from the US mainland) and a four-night stay at The Royal Hawaiian Resort (or the Sheraton Boston Hotel.) See this link for sweepstakes entry and official rules. ( = || []).push({}); * Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu is running a 15% off promotion through May 31, 2019. That’s 5% more off than w...
Tags: Travel, Boston, US, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Honolulu, Oahu, Polynesian Cultural Center, Hawaii News Now, Napali Coast, Waipio Valley, Oahu Deals, Oahu See & Do


Waikiki faces floods, beach erosion; lower property taxes for Honolulu homeowners, federal transit funds at stake in grant mismanagement, electric rate hike on Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki Beach scene ©2019 All Hawaii News Ige Assures Caldwell Of Ala Wai Flood Control Financing Plan. The latest letter in the saga over canal flood control informs city leaders that at least some dollars have been committed to the project. Civil Beat.Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would spend millions for a coas...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Associated Press, Bill, City Council, Kilauea, Big Island, North Shore, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Ka, Honolulu, House Senate, Princeville, West Hawaii


Ige urges resurrection of water rights bill, vacation rental bills sent to Honolulu mayor, eruption communication criticized, gas prices up 5 cents, homeless rousting continues, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pipe brings water down from mountain ©2019 All Hawaii News Gov. David Ige urges Hawaii Legislature to resurrect water rights bill opposed by environmentalists. Gov. David Ige is prodding state lawmakers to resurrect a controversial bill that would give public water users, including Alexander & Baldwin, the electrical utilities, farmers and others, more time to meet stringent requirements for obtaining long-term leases, a move that has angered opponents of House Bill 1326. Star-Advertiser....
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Associated Press, City Council, Customs, Kilauea, Big Island, Kauai, Patricia, Border Protection, Honolulu, Coast Guard, Oahu, Civil Defense, Kailua Kona


State population continues downward trend, Aila confirmed to DHHL, Honolulu cracks down on monster houses, Maui mayor names Honolulu rail engineer as Public Works deputy, new Honolulu-Princeville air route, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Population estimates as of July 1, data from U.S. Census Bureau Big Island leads the state in population gains. While people continue to leave Oahu, dragging the entire state’s growth rate into the negative zone, people are still moving to Hawaii Island, according to estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. =====Senate OKs deputy director of DHHL. The full Senate voted 19 to 5 Wednesday to reconfirm William Aila as deputy director of the state Department of Hawaiian Home ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Senate, Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Hart, Princeville, Oahu, Nippon Airways, Kona, Hawaiian Islands


JetBlue Gives Back 10 Long Beach Slots But It’s Southwest That Might Suffer

The writing was on the wall when Long Beach changed its slot utilization rules last year. Unless JetBlue ramped up significantly, slots were going to have to be given back to the city. Sure enough, that time has come. JetBlue is giving up 10 of its current 34 slots. It’s expected that this is good news for those who like to fly Southwest, but oddly enough, the opposite may be true. It all hinges on… Delta. The Slot Math I don’t need to go into the long history of slots and air servi...
Tags: Travel, Atlanta, Austin, Delta, Long Beach, Seattle, Denver, Jetblue, Southwest, Honolulu, Salt Lake, Hawaiian, Lake City, Long Beach Airport, LGB - Long Beach, Liz Savadelis


Governor tours Maui jail, signs Kilauea lava relief bill; homeless shelters don't meet specs; pay raises for Honolulu officials, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Elderly hula dancer n Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News Lawmakers boost funding for senior services. State lawmakers Tuesday approved a package of bills that earmark about $10 million during the next two years for services and staff to support seniors. Star-Advertiser.Legislature Approves Spending Millions For Elderly Care. Funding for kupuna care programs were some of the outstanding big ticket items that weren’t included in the state’s operating budget in March. Civil Beat.8 homeless shelter...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Senate, Hawaii, Kilauea, Sierra Club, Chinatown, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Pali, Honolulu, Hawaii County


DLNR chief faces easy confirmation, Honolulu condo sprinkler bill watered down, Kona homeless rousted, cutoff Kauai residents prepare for visitors, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

DLNR Chairwoman Suzanne Case PC:DLNR Senate panel recommends reappointment of Suzanne Case to lead Hawaii land department. The committee also voted unanimously to approve Robert Masuda as DLNR’s deputy director. Star-Advertiser.Senate Committee Recommends Confirming Case As DLNR Chair. The vote was unanimous in favor of the governor’s nomination to head the state land department. Civil Beat.The State Senate voted to confirm Scott T. Murakami and Leonard Hoshijo as the director and deputy ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Fbi, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pahoa, Sears, Department Of Transportation, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Mauna Loa, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu


Honolulu council to cooperate with mayor after special election, businesses resist new taxes, Big Island rethinks polystyrene ban, Maui officials' raises unlikely, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Col. Brendan Raymond, 25th Infantry Division Artillery Commander ©2019 All Hawaii News Pohakuloa Training Area showcases live-fire exercises with Schofield Barracks. The bass booms of heavy artillery echoed through the region Sunday morning as plumes of smoke spiraled into the blue skies along the slope of Mauna Loa. West Hawaii Today.Business leaders resist tax proposals. Lawmakers are considering a package of tax increases and other tax changes in the final weeks of the legislative sess...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Fbi, Hawaii, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Oahu, Ozawa, Schofield, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands


Senate panel votes against Public Safety director's confirmation, more details emerge on federal rail fund withholding, AC Hotel Wailea by Marriott breaks ground on Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Senate panel votes against reappointing public safety director. A state Senate committee voted Thursday against reappointing Nolan Espinda director of the Department of Public Safety, citing last month’s riot at the Maui jail, recent shootings of an Oahu jail inmate and a homeless man, detention of prisoners beyond their release dates and an alleged culture of retaliation and intimidation within the department. Star-Advertiser.Ige Stands By His Public Safety Chief After Senate Panel Calls For Es...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Senate, Hawaii, Marriott, Hud, City Council, Blackstone, Public Safety, Hawaii Island, Maui, Honolulu, U S District Court, U S Department of Agriculture, Oahu, U S Navy


Climate change bills falter, Carlisle wants to be Honolulu prosecutor again, Hawaii County suing Big Pharma, Maui commissioners resign over vacation rental, Gabbard makes presidential debates, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Sunrise over Hawaii ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii Lawmakers Have Largely Dropped The Ball On Slowing Climate Change. Efforts to address the effects of a warming planet on a vulnerable island state have mostly fallen short this session. Civil Beat.Ranked voting, a new way to elect candidates for political office, could be coming to Hawaii if a bill making its way through the state Legislature becomes law. Star-Advertiser.Inside The Legislature’s Backroom Brawl Over A Water Rights Bill. As o...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Associated Press, Carlisle, North Shore, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Big Pharma, Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu Police Department, County Council


Arby’s tickets to Hawaii for $

We’re used to airlines offering great flight deals, but right now, the cheapest flights to Hawaii are actually being offered by fast-food chain Arby’s. The popular, meat-heavy eatery is bringing back sandwiches on King’s Hawaiian buns, and to promote the new menu item, it’s offering $6 trips to Hawaii. The only catch is — the trip only lasts 24 hours. That’s right, you won’t even be spending the night. You will be flown directly to Honolulu, spend the day, eat free Arby’s sandwiches, and then...
Tags: Travel, US, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Fast Food, King, All, Honolulu, Arby, Arby's, Honolulu Travel


Hawaii telescopes help with first black hole image; Legislature mulls vacation rental tax, minimum wage, tax credits; Maui corporation counsel resigns after arrest, homeless count mixed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

First black hole PC: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration Hawaii telescopes help create first image of black hole. “It’s a historic moment,” declared Jessica Dempsey, deputy director of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, one of two Mauna Kea observatories that joined six others from across the globe to collect the imaging data two years ago. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii telescopes play key role in creating first image of black hole. Two of the world’s most powerful telescopes atop Mauna Kea pl...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Airbnb, Bill, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands


Water concerns linger at Legislature, Maui mayor reveals past sex assault, DOE accelerates school repairs, tobacco tax hike snuffed out, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pipe brings water down from the mountain ©2019 All Hawaii News State Senate leaders say they don’t intend to revive water bill. Leaders in the Senate say they have no plans to revive a controversial bill that would extend the deadline for Alexander & Baldwin and other water users to convert their water permits into long-term leases, contrary to a flurry of concerns from the bill’s opponents that the Senate might attempt a last-ditch maneuver to ram the measure through the Legislature. Sta...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, DOE, Waikiki, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, Legislature, West Hawaii, State Capitol, Oahu, Mauna Kea, Circuit Court


Travel News: April 10, 2019

Virgin Voyages Finalizes Deal for Cuba Cruises Starting in 2020 Travel Pulse Get ready to sail to Cuba! Virgin Voyages announced Wednesday it has formally signed the contract to sail to Cuba in 2020. Virgin Voyages CEO Tom McAlpin and Vice President Diana Block-Garcia sat down with officials from by La Habana Cruise Port for a ceremonial celebration of the signing Tuesday.   Hawaiian Airlines launches the longest US domestic route with Honolulu-Boston flight CNN Hawaiian Airlines’ newest route ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, Boston, US, Mexico City, Airbnb, Cuba, Hawaiian Airlines, News And Deals, Honolulu, Cork Ireland, Calderon, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Felipe Calderon, Tom McAlpin


Monday April 8th at Sea

Hello again from the peaceful Pacific Ocean. Before we get to anything new wed like to point out that some of the previous entries have more pictures than would fit in the text. That should apply at least to Honolulu and to Lahaina. So if you did not n
Tags: Travel, Honolulu, Lahaina, Pacific Ocean Before


Police misconduct reports may include names, feds indict police accused of making man lick urinal, Big Island may have special election, water rights bill resurfaces, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii police on parade ©2019 All Hawaii News Public disclosure of the names of officers discharged or suspended from a county police department could come as early as 2021. A bill, if enacted into law, would require Hawaii’s four county police chiefs to disclose in annual reports to the state Legislature the identity of an officer upon an officer’s suspension or discharge from a county police department. West Hawaii Today.Water Rights Bill May Have New Life. There is talk that the Hawaii...
Tags: Travel, Japan, New York, Congress, Senate, Hawaii, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Billy, Trump, Honolulu, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, West Hawaii, Hawaii Legislature


Legislature kills water permit plan, flavored vape bill dies, Public Safety director confirmation delayed, Maui jail riot evidence missing, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Flume brings water from the mountain to valley farmland ©2019 All Hawaii News Senate panel shelves bill on access to public water. A Senate committee Thursday killed a bill that would have allowed an assortment of utilities, landowners, ranchers and farmers to continue accessing public water under revocable permits while they worked to satisfy stringent state requirements for obtaining long-term leases. Star-Advertiser.Water Rights Bill Goes Down The Drain In ‘Historic Vote’. The land com...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Sma, Public Safety, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu, Kihei


Aloha Friday Photo: “Last night on Honolulu”

Mahalo to Vittorio Haley from London, UK for sharing this fantastic photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s what Vittorio tells us about this panoramic shot snapped back in April: ( = || []).push({}); Just came back from my first time in Hawaii. While driving up the hills behind Honolulu, got a full view of the capital on a very clear sunset: one of the best evening lights I set my eyes on. We believe this photo was take from Tantalus Drive, w...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Honolulu, London UK, Vittorio, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, Aloha Friday Photos Here, Tantalus Drive, Vittorio Haley


Hawaii population decline spells trouble, Tiger Woods golf course planned, confirmation hearings draw controversy, electric rate hikes looming, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Eating at the food court Ala Moana Center ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s Population Decline Signals Future Economic Challenges. Hawaii is one of just nine states that lost population in 2018, reflecting a level of out-migration far deeper than the brain drain of past years. Civil Beat.Senate Committee Confirms DHHL Deputy William Aila. Hawaii Public Radio.Supporters of Public Safety director engage in questionable tactics ahead of confirmation hearing. As embattled Public Safety Director ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Tiger Woods, Kilauea, Public Safety, Hawaii Island, Maui, State, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Tommy, Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu Police Department, Hana, Public Utilities Commission


Travel News: April 4, 2019

After bumpy start, Marriott’s Edition brand gains momentum Travel Weekly After a slow and somewhat rocky start, Marriott International’s Edition luxury lifestyle brand looks to finally be hitting its stride. Launched amid much fanfare in 2007, the Edition concept was born out of a collaboration between Marriott and Ian Schrager, the hospitality veteran best known for co-founding the 1970s New York hot spot Studio 54. Edition’s splashy debut was poorly timed, however, with the financial crisis o...
Tags: Travel, New York, Pakistan, Marriott, Istanbul, Singapore Airlines, News And Deals, Honolulu, Boeing Co, Ian Schrager, HANGZHOU China, Rolls Royce Holdings PLC, Marriott International s Edition, CNBC Singapore Airlines Ltd, Fast Company Alibaba


High bacteria closes Hanauma Bay, 'gender X' could appear on state IDs, licenses, attorney general drops charges against Maui corporation counsel, Oahu pedestrian plan hearings set, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Elevated bacteria level closes beach at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. The beach at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will be closed Wednesday following reports of an elevated bacteria level by the State Department of Health Clean Water Branch. Star-Advertiser.Hanauma Bay To Close Wednesday Following Elevated Bacterial Reading. City parks officials are planning to close Hanauma Bay Wednesday after the state health department found bacterial levels exceeded its established threshold. Hawaii Public Radio...
Tags: Travel, Navy, California, Hawaii, Aclu, Pearl Harbor, Southwest Airlines, Department Of Transportation, Oceania, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Pali, Honolulu


Reducing plastic straws, lawmakers look to tax hikes, two Cabinet members out, flavored vape bills advance, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

A new bill would require customers to ask for plastic straws. A bill making its way through the state Legislature would require restaurants in Hawaii to provide customers with straws only if they ask for them, or face a fine of $25 a day. Star-Advertiser.Some Hawaii Taxes And Fees Are Almost Certain To Rise. The leaders of the Legislature’s money committees say more revenue is essential, and there’s a raft of proposals to raise more cash. Civil Beat.Ige Decides Not To Renominate Two Cabinet Mem...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kilauea, County, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, U S Geological Survey, Lawson, West Hawaii, Kona, Hawaiian Islands, Manoa, Ko Olina


Best Chinatowns in the North America

There’s a certain generic image that’s associated with the word Chinatown. The neighborhoods can be found around the world and have, in many ways, made the switch from immigrant communities to full-blown tourist attractions. Chinatowns in places like San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and LA are prime examples. But Chinatowns aren’t limited to what you see in the movies. True Chinatowns also exist, oftentimes in unexpected places like tiny farm towns and French-speaking cities north of the bor...
Tags: Travel, Asia, California, La, China, US, Toronto, America, San Francisco, Tai Chi, Canada, Hawaii, Beverly Hills, Vancouver, Scarborough, North America


Audit blasts state handling of rail money, Aloha Stadium to stay in Halawa, UH president under fire, Health Department reaches settlement with dairy, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Train car assembly PC: Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation State Auditor Blasts DAGS For Failure to Verify Rail Invoices. The Office of the Auditor has issued a blistering report on the failure of state accounting officials to adequately verify invoices from the transit agency developing the Honolulu rail system. Hawaii Public Radio.Latest Audit: Agency ‘Arbitrary,’ ‘Inconsistent’ In Reviewing Rail Costs. The Hawaii agency that oversees rail spending lacks the proper rules, traini...
Tags: Travel, California, Hawaii, Kilauea, Duke, Arizona Memorial, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Hart


Hawaii airports authority advances, PUC approves solar farms, paramedics administer expired medications, rental car companies can't charge tourists extra, residents take Puna Geothermal Venture to court, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu airport  ©2019 All Hawaii News A Hawaii airports corporation might finally be approaching takeoff as a bill that aims to improve the efficiency of the state’s airports passes through the Legislature. Tribune-Herald.Lawmakers Approve $16B Budget For Fiscal 2020, 2021. State House and Senate legislators approved a two-year operating budget today calling for hundreds of millions of dollars for state employee retirement and health benefits and other monies to address major disasters,...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Kim, EMS, Lanai, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, State House, Maui Maui, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


Hawaii wins 3 of 10 TripAdvisor top spots, ballot issues plague Honolulu election, pay raises for state, Kauai, volcano alert lowered, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii luau dancers 2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii makes TripAdvisor top 10 Travelers' Choice Destinations in the U.S. Three Hawaii islands were named among the top destinations in the country to travel to. According to TripAdvisor, Maui was the second top choice, followed by Oahu at third, and the Big Island as 10. KHON2.HDOT audit finds discrepancies. The Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Highways Division in fiscal year 2018 did not review capital improvement projects in a timely mann...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, China, Taiwan, Hawaii, Tripadvisor, City Council, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Eis, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature


Senate mulls dairy decline, Coco Palms defaults, state budget advances, two ballots sent to Honolulu voter, hotel occupancy falls, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii grocery out of fresh milk on March 22 ©2019 All Hawaii News Senate Committee Votes To Examine Hawaii Dairy Decline. The State Senate is looking to counter the “demise of Hawaii’s dairies”. Big Island Video News.Weak start for Hawaii hotels casts uncertainty for 2019. Statewide occupancy fell nearly 3 percentage points to 83.4 percent from February 2018, while the average daily room rate dipped just over 1 percent to $290 and revenue per available room declined more than 4 percent t...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Council, Big Island, Maui, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu, Maui Maui, Hawaiian Islands, Maui News, Kakaako, Courtyard Marriott, David Ige


Travel News: March 27, 2019

Wow Air still in need of rescue after Indigo walks away Travel Weekly Wow Air, struggling to avoid bankruptcy, is now in “advance discussions” about a financial restructuring arrangement with bondholders and other creditors. The aim of the talks is to reach a deal in which creditors would agree to covert the funds owed to them into equity in the airline. Two potential investors walked away from Wow last week. On Thursday, Wow said private equity firm Indigo Partners ended talks that had been on...
Tags: Travel, Washington Post, Disney, US, Wow, Canada, United States, Chile, Hawaii, Oakland, Disneyland Resort, Southwest Airlines, Sabre, Maui, Southwest, News And Deals



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