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小千谷レストランが27日で閉店

ローカルニュース - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:52
 オアフ島アラモアナ地区、ハワイコンベンションセンター近くで約6年間にわたって営業を続けていた日本食レストランの「小千谷レストラン」が、27日(日)で閉店すると発表した。 小千谷レストランは、ハワイのほか、カリフォルニア州に3店舗、日本にも店舗を展開しており、関係者は今回の閉店について「カリフォルニア州での店舗展開に集中したいため」としている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

州の公式楽器の決定が難航

ローカルニュース - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:39
 ハワイ州議会では現在、州の公式楽器を決定するための話し合いが続けられているものの、ウクレレ以外の楽器も候補にあがっており、話し合いが難航していることが明らかになった。 議会関係者は、州の公式楽器をウクレレにするという案が浮上した当初は、誰もが簡単に決定するだろうと考えていたものの、スチールギターやフラなどで使用されるイプを候補に挙げる音楽ファンもおり、当初の予想より公式楽器の選定が難しくなっているとしている。 州議会では現在、ハワイ州の公式楽器として「古代の楽器」と「近代の楽器」という2つのカテゴリーを設けて選出することや、最終的に州内の子どもたちに州の公式楽器を決定してもらう案などを検討している。ハワイ州では以前、州の公式の魚を決定する際、子どもたちが決定した経緯がある。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Blue Angels bringing fun to South Shore

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The Navy's Blue Angels demonstration squadron will add a twist to the corkscrewing, speeding and precision aerobatic flying performance they'll put on in September in Hawaii: The show this year will be at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Death penalty case is in hands of jury

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Jurors in the capital murder trial of former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams were scheduled to begin deliberating Wednesday morning after hearing closing arguments Tuesday.

Woman who allegedly damaged palace door pleads not guilty

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The 21-year-old woman accused of damaging a 130-year-old glass door at Iolani Palace two months ago entered a plea of not guilty Monday in Circuit Court to criminal property damage and burglary.

Mandatory kindergarten expedited

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Lawmakers are fast-tracking legislation that would make kindergarten mandatory for 5-year-olds in hopes of giving the state time to run a public education campaign about the change before the school year ends next month.

Isle Dems yield to Ige's request for speaking time at convention

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The Democratic Party of Hawaii on Tuesday evening reversed course and agreed to allow state Sen. David Ige, who is challenging Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the primary, to speak at the party's state convention in May.

Isle shows pau, Mars is off to Zippy's

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The three sold-out shows at Blaisdell Arena are history. With latest leg of his 14-month Moonshine Jungle Tour completed and almost a month before he starts the next one, Bruno Mars has time to take a deep breath, enjoy Hawaii and talk to the Star-Advertiser.

Details of teen's life emerge as he awaits return

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The 15-year-old Cali­for­nia boy who survived a harrowing San Jose-to-Maui flight in a jetliner's wheel well remains at a Hono­lulu children's hospital while child-welfare officials work on the details of getting him back to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dentist settles with state over complaints

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
State authorities have reached tentative settlements with Dr. John D. Stover to resolve 11 of the 12 complaints filed against him for his medical and dental work.

City Council panel approves ban on sweepstakes machines

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The odds are looking good that sweepstakes gaming machines will be outlawed on Oahu after a Hono­lulu City Council committee Tuesday endorsed a proposed ordinance.

Military housing project complete

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
In the mid-1990s, military officials became concerned that inadequate and poor-quality housing was undermining the quality of life for service members.

Kokua Line: Use of Aikahi Playground for elementary school only

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Question: There seems to be some confusion on the usage of Aikahi Playground, which is adjacent to Aikahi Elementary School.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Service will honor Holocaust victims • Fall killed hiker from Texas, autopsy finds • Washington woman ID'd as drowning victim

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Police name man who drowned at Kua Bay • Man's body retrieved from ocean • Hikers OK after night stuck in mountains

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Probe into college's fees allegedly led to retaliation

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Three former Hawaii Community College student government officers say they were voted off the Hilo school's student council after trying to account for an estimated $1.8 million in student fees that have been collected over the past five years.

850 isle educators to receive pay increases

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
An arbitration panel has awarded annual 4.5 percent pay raises to approximately 850 Department of Education principals, vice principals and other school and district-level educational officers, the Hawaii Government Employees Association announced Monday.

Campaign offers new method of sterilization for male dogs

Local News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
A no-kill animal shelter in Kapo­lei is offering a limited number of low-cost sterilizations beginning Thursday to introduce a nonsurgical neutering method called "Zeutering" for male dogs.