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Scammers will find a way

More children are playing games online than ever before, but it’s not all fun and games, and the risks connected to kids and gaming continue to grow.

Ono, it’s pau

ANAHOLA — On their final day, after 31 years of owning and operating Duane’s Ono Char-Burger, you might expect Robert and Leilani Cord to mark the moment.

Say it ain’t so

The burger orders kept coming Tuesday morning. Old Fashioned. Teriyaki. Blue Cheese. Nui-Nui. Duane’s Special.

Saving the Legislature from itself

This week we look at the State Auditor’s recent follow-up report, Report No. 19-14, on the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production income tax credit.

Rice Street vision quest

LIHUE — Jim Guerber opened Thursday’s Lihue Business Association meeting asking people to share their perspectives on Rice Street.

BYOB-ulk container

KAPAA — Single-use plastics come in all shapes and sizes and in the effort to reduce the amount of plastic going into landfills and the environment, grocers are developing a new strategy: BYOB.

State jobless rate remains 2.7%

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 2.7 percent, the same rate as in August.

Kalaheo Dental to buy back Halloween candy

KALAHEO — The Kalaheo Dental Group, with sponsorship from the UPS Store at Kukui Grove Center, hosts its Fourth annual Halloween Candy Buy Back on Friday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. at its offices in Rainbow Plaza in Kalaheo.

Southwest on the way

LIHUE — In less than a month Hawaii travelers will have another option for inter-sland travel with Southwest Airlines firing up the first routes two months earlier than planned.

No guarantees with cryptocurrency

Watching the reel lines on the slot machine go around and round, listening to the jangling bells, you wait and hope to hear the cha-ching of coins. Yay! I won! A casino’s bells, dings and flashing lights draw players in, tempting them to keep playing ‘til they hit the big one, quit their job, and live the life of luxury.

The Strange Case of Bank of America

Once upon a time, there was a big bank called Bank of America. It wanted to try doing business in Hawaii, since it was already in many of the other western states, so it reached a deal to buy Honolulu Federal (do you remember HonFed?) and took over all of their branches in Hawaii. This was in 1992.

Welcome to Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort

WAIPOULI — Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort made its debut on Kauai following a property-wide transformation, unveiling 314 redesigned guest rooms, a brand-new arrival experience, oceanfront bar and restaurants, fully reinvented public spaces, a re-energized pool scene, and fresh programming.

Get Fit Kauai gets $92K

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente awarded $182,000 in community-benefit-grant funding to three organizations working to create healthier habits and environments for keiki and adults in Hawaii.

Westside farmers market accepts EBT

WAIMEA — You can now use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) cards for local produce at the Westside Hale Puna farmers market.