Trump pushes back against border separation uproar

President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing “phony stories of sadness and grief” while asserting the real victims of the nation’s immigration crisis are Americans killed by those who cross the border unlawfully.

Celebrating ‘Makana’

Since winning the Best Hip Hop Album category for his album, “Makana,” at the 41st Na Hoku Hanohano Awards last month, it’s been exciting times for Thomas “Illtalian” Iannucci.

‘You could always count on Conrad’

Conrad Nonaka left an impression on Denise Wardlow — an impression that changed her life. She worked with Nonaka at the Princeville Hotel, today known as the St. Regis Princeville Resort. Her memories of him are good ones. “Conrad was a generous leader with a very positive and caring disposition,” she said.

Supply key to housing crisis

Kauai County Councilman Arthur Brun said his employer, Hartung Brothers, has been trying to build farmworker housing on its Westside property. “We want workers to live right on the land,” he said at the Kauai Board of Realtors general membership meeting on Friday. But there’s a problem. “There’s so much red tape to get it done,” Brun told about 100 people at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu. “It’s a battle.”

HSEO schedules community meetings

The Hawaii State Energy Office will host a series of community meetings across the state to gather community input for the second phase of a study being done on future models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii.