Sen. Dan Inouye invited 16 Democratic candidates to come together to slurp saimin, pound a taiko drum, make ikebana and don a hapi coat for a bon dance at Washington Middle School. His paramount goal: To unite his party before the bruising primary election.
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Virgin Launches HNL-LAX Flights
Virgin America, recently acquired by Alaska Air, expanded its Honolulu service Thursday with daily flights to and from Los Angeles. Virgin will add flights between LAX and Kahului-Maui in June.
KCC Chancellor Richards To Retire
Following a series of campus no confidence votes, University of Hawaii System leaders announced Wednesday that Kapiolani Community College Chancellor Leon Richards will step down after KCC’s May 15 commencement.
‘The Micronesians’ Is Best Of West
The House and Senate also killed bills to let psychologists prescribe drugs and fund a new jail on Oahu, but did hand water permits to A&B on Maui.