Asphalt industry experts say it's difficult to judge which climate is worse on pavement — the warm, wet tropical weather of areas such as Hawaii or the freezing temperatures in regions such as the Midwest.
As Honolulu appears to finally shift into high gear to rid its roads of widespread potholes, other cities are grappling with how to do more with less as they maintain their streets.
If the boulder that crashed into the front end of Josephine Hanta's Honda Odyssey on Saturday morning had careened down the mountainside on a weekday, she said it likely would have plowed right into her family's Kuliouou condominium.
State Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland tracks affordable housing unit projects in color-coded categories on a large easel in her office.
Hawaii's Better Business Bureau issued a consumer alert earlier this year after receiving complaints about aggressive door-to-door salesmen hawking a household cleaning solution.
A 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran, Kenji "George" Ego, now nearly 89, said he shied away from 442nd events for "a very long time because it brought back too many bad memories."
He had just flown across the country after an exhausting campaign day in Oregon and South Dakota, landing at the White House after dark. But President Bill Clinton still had more business before bed. He picked up a pen and scrawled out his name, turning a bill into law.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. » Two nights a year, Tennessee holds a health care lottery of sorts, giving the medically desperate a chance to get help.
MALVERN, Pa. » They laid his bones in a bed of Bubble Wrap, with a care beyond what is normally given to fragile things.
Lawrence Kupanihi Aki Jr. • Leoncio Tomas Arreola • Shirley Marie Bomke-Craddock; and more
Eagle Scouts are recognized for their leadership, outdoor and life skills, and dedication to community service, but the Hongwanji Mission Boy Scout Troop 49 has shown that camaraderie should be in there, too.
It was payday at the Capitol as we "flASHback" on the week's news that amused and confused:
Resolution to study gambling rejected • City offices to shut for Good Friday holiday • Both motorists in head-on crash still in hospital; and more
Moped rider critical after car collision • 3 suspects charged in armed break-in • Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend
For 59-year-old Jennifer Ho, getting lost on Mauna Kea for almost 24 hours wasn't an ordeal despite spending the night in freezing temperatures, enduring whipping winds without gear, warm clothing or food and hiking 15 miles in rugged terrain.
Board members overseeing Honolulu's elevated rail project approved $1.75 million in spending Thursday to add more seats to each rail car, after private consultants hired by the federal government previously voiced concerns that without more seats people might be reluctant to use the system.
A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team will be held this weekend.