May 2, 2017 | Source:

Nonprofits sought to run city’s ‘mobile hygiene centers’

The city has imported an idea from San Francisco to convert two obsolete Honolulu city buses into Hawaii’s first “mobile hygiene centers” to give Oahu’s homeless a place to use the bathroom and clean themselves. The city is seeking proposals for a nonprofit group to use $200,000 in city money to retrofit the retired, 40-foot buses...

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April 26, 2017 | Source:

Developer sets construction start date for new 180-room Kapolei hotel

Construction on the new Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Kapolei in West Oahu could begin as early as in August, an executive with the development team confirmed to Pacific Business News. The hotel will be the third one of its kind for West Oahu, joining the Embassy Suites, which is under construction and expected to...

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April 25, 2017 | Source:

City blesses apartment project for the homeless

Within a few weeks the first homeless families are expected to move into newly renovated rental apartments in the heart of urban Honolulu as the city continues to find homes for people living on the street. The city bought the former site of Island Paradise School — and later Loveland Academy — at the corner of...

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April 21, 2017 | Source:

Designers reveal more details of planned Marriott hotel in West Oahu

The planned 180-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Kapolei in West Oahu will be geared for families, with more beds and kitchens in its rooms, according to public documents. Jim Stone and Tracy Camuso, both of Honolulu-based G70, formerly Group 70 International, which is designing the project, presented plans to the Makakilo/Kapolei/Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board last month,...

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April 1, 2017 | Source:

From Copper to Culture

Indigenous cultures and the cultures of tourism don’t typically harmonize with each other they seem to have different DNA. And when mixed together, like salt water mixing with fresh, the energy of the place tends to become culturally brackish. But when the art—important art—mixes with a tourist district effectively, hopefully a bit of cultural literacy follows...

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September 22, 2016 | Source:

PBS Hawaii opens its New $30M Building to Public

PBS Hawaii opened its new $30 million building in Honolulu to the public on Wednesday, a facility that includes three media studios, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Learning Zone and other work spaces, the state’s sole member of the Public Broadcasting Service said. The statewide TV station also held a blessing ceremony and thanked its donors...

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September 19, 2016 | Source:

Haleiwa Store Lots wins an AIA Honorable Mention

The best in local architecture was recognized by AIA Honolulu during its 58th annual Design Awards. The event was held Saturday night at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, on Ford Island, which was itself an honoree in last year's competition. This year's awards recognized design excellence for 2016. Nearly 300...

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June 16, 2016 | Source:

Hassinger Project to open in February

The city has purchased and gutted a former private school in Makiki and plans to open it early next year as the first project of its kind in which the city will serve as landlord to as many as 75 low-income and homeless people.   Read full article here.

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June 14, 2016 | Source:

40 Under 40 2016 event – An outstanding cast of young professionals: Slideshow

Pacific Business News’ 17th annual 40 Under 40 event brought together outstanding young professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and ages. From leaders in Hawaii’s environmental protection movement to tech-savvy CEOs, from water sports executives to nonprofit innovators and even a big-wave surf photographer, the event held Thursday honored professionals ranging in age from 26...

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May 16, 2016 | Source:

Salvation Army Hawaii gala raises $300K for Pathway to Hope program: Slideshow

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands raised more than $300,000 for its Pathway to Hope program during its 2016 Partners in Community Service gala over the weekend. The annual event, which honored three recipients, featured food by eight Hawaii chefs. It took place Friday night at The Salvation Army’s Family Treatment Services campus in Kaimuki....

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