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HECOが新料金プランの導入を検討

ローカルニュース - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:47
 HECO(ハワイ電気局)が、電気使用時の時間帯によって料金が変動する新料金プランの導入を検討しており、州当局に書類を提出したことが明らかになった。 HECOが今回導入を検討している新料金プランでは、電気を使用する時間帯によって電気使用料金を変動させるというもので、17時から21時の時間帯の電気使用料金を値上げし、その他の時間帯の電気料金を安めに設定することで、17時から21時のピーク時以外に電気を使用することで顧客は電気料金の節約ができるほか、太陽光発電などの再生エネルギーによる発電に稼働率を上げることにもつながるとしている。 なお、HECOが新料金プランを導入するには、今後、州の公共事業委員かからの承認を得る必要がある。
参考:KHON2

H&Mがカポレイに進出

ローカルニュース - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:34
 スウェーデン生まれのファッションブランドとして知られるH&Mが、オアフ島西部のカポレイ地区に州内2号店を開業予定であることが明らかになった。なお、H&Mの新店舗のオープン時期は2016年となっている。 工事は今年後半からスタートし、カ・マカナ・アリイに出店予定で、2階建てで売り場面積26,000平方フィートを有する店舗では、レディース、メンズ、ティーン、キッズ向けのアイテムのほか、アクセサリーや靴などの販売も予定されている。 参考:KHON2

Vessels returning to Pearl Harbor for conclusion of RIMPAC

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
Rim of the Pacific war games are wrapping up with dozens of ships heading back to Pearl Harbor on Wednesday and Thursday after spending several weeks at sea working on interoperability in an increasingly interconnected Asia-Pacific region.

Silverswords on Haleakala are displaying bumper crop

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
Haleakala National Park on Maui is reporting an unusual abundance of silverswords currently in bloom. The rare ahina­hina, found nowhere else in the world, is flowering atop the summit at the Kala­haku Overlook as well as along 4- to 6-mile hikes into the summit basin along the Sliding Sands Trail.

UH leader regrets how Apple situation has played out

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
University of Hawaii President David Lassner apologized Tuesday that a reported attempt by him to remove UH-Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple has become "a public spectacle."

Foster parents' raises fail to stop lawsuit

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
Hawaii foster parents this month received their first pay raise since 1990, but the increase is far from enough for those who filed a class-action lawsuit claiming foster parents are underpaid. "It's still woefully inadequate," Hono­lulu attorney Paul Alston said Tuesday.

Final debates cover taxes, style

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
In their final face-to-face encounters before the Demo­cratic primary, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Tuesday quarreled over taxes, preschool and leadership style but did not identify any new policy differences that might help voters choose between them.

Hawaii-born James Shigeta pushed the ethnic envelope

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
Island-born actor James Shi­geta leaves a legacy in Hawaii. Shigeta briefly attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as the University of Southern Cali­for­nia and New York University, but his studies were interrupted when he joined the Marines during the Korean War.

Waipahu robbery suspect due in court Wednesday

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
A 26-year-old homeless man, who police say may be responsible for several robberies on Oahu, used a knife to threaten a cashier and hid his face with a scarf when he allegedly robbed a Wai­pahu restaurant Saturday morning, according to court documents.

City helicopters return to sky

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
Honolulu Police and Fire Department helicopters are back in the air after the city issued an interim contract to maintain them.

Deedy describes confrontation

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy demonstrated for state jurors in his murder retrial Tuesday how he showed Kollin Elderts his badge and also pointed out to them where on the McDonald's restaurant security video he did that.

Kokua Line: Driver's license, voter lists are used to gather jurors

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
Question: Is it true that people who are registered to vote are more likely to be chosen for jury duty? This is a widespread belief and the reason for the low voting record.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
Tropical depression gains power • Hanabusa, Schatz report funds • Lawsuit demands ability to use medical marijuana; and more

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
A 70-year-old Hono­lulu man was in critical condition Tuesday after he was struck by a reversing pickup truck in Kapa­lama.

Skywatch: Planetary shows, meteors delight during August

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows.

Diabetes report stresses exercise

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
If you have any doubt about whether eating right and exercising will help fend off the effects of diabetes, think again.

Kokua Line: No need to declare a party to vote in primary election

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
Question: I just got my absentee ballot for the primary election. There was a note that said I must choose a political party to which I belong, and once I choose a party, I cannot vote for any candidate outside that party or my vote will be voided. When was this ridiculous law passed?

Campaign cash flows in for leading candidates

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
There was enough good news in the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission for the campaigns of four leading candidates in the Hawaii 1st Congressional District to cheer.

Women's group buys ads to back Hanabusa

Local News - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 04:44
Women Vote! — a political arm of EMILY's List — has bought more than $237,400 worth of television advertisements in Hawaii for U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa, which will help the congresswoman offset the imbalance in ads backing U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Demo­cratic primary for Senate.