Features

April, 2015

Little Fire Ant Could Take Big Bite Out of Hawaii Island Economy

UH economists say spending $8 million today on eradication could save $6 billion over three decades

As far as invasive species go, the little fire ant is considered one of the world’s worst. Its burning sting causes a painful, long-lasting and itchy rash in humans; can interfere with nesting and endanger the young of native species; and causes blindness in pets who can’t brush the biting ants off their faces. And, Read the full article…

April, 2015

Not Always Easy Riding

For frugal folks, riding a motorcycle or moped is the way to go, says Glenn Koishigawa. “People’s jaws drop when I tell them they can get up to 60 miles to a gallon on a moped,” says Koishigawa, owner of Glenn’s Cycle Supply in Kaimuki. “They’re very popular, not just among students, but among retirees Read the full article…

April, 2015

Kahala Renaissance

If your realtor suggest you buy on a street now vibrating with jack hammers, buzz saws, chain saws and tree grinders – including the requisite oversize, loud-mouth backhoes and flatbeds, blackdust barricades and huge chunks of derelict homes being hauled out for recycling – you might think you failed to make it clear what you Read the full article…

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April, 2015

Meaning Built Into the State Capitol

Some say symbols are all around us if we know how to look and that’s certainly true at the state Capitol, which is imbued with representations of Hawaii’s culture, history and aina. One major theme of the design is the number eight, which represents the number of main Hawaiian Islands, says Joe Farrell, an architect Read the full article…

April, 2015

Eye-Candy Interiors

Name: Charene Davis Job: Senior designer and owner of Aloha Staged Interiors Experience: 15 years START: Davis earned degrees in interior design and journalism, but wound up getting her real estate license in 2002. That’s when she started staging her own listings, drawing on her training in interior design. “When I started, there weren’t many Read the full article…

April, 2015

Helping Plan Hawaii Opera’s Future

“If you find the right organization – someone whose work you admire – (volunteering) does not feel like a lot of work,” says Leighton Yuen. For attorney Yuen and banker Cori Weston, that organization is the Hawaii Opera Theatre, and that’s why they are co-chairing a strategic planning process to help chart the organization’s future. Read the full article…