Local News

Kokua Line: Safety check policy puts focus on window tints

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
Question: Recently a television newscast talked about illegal car window tinting and a new law. Can you explain window tinting that is legal, what the law is about, when the law will take effect and how can tinting be "tested" for percentage of darkness?

Newswatch

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
Not-guilty plea entered in murder attempt • Torching of victim brings plea of innocence • Business customers' phone service spotty • Kauai man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend and more

Police and Fire

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
Over the Memorial Day weekend, Honolulu police arrested 41 drivers for alleged drunken driving and four for alleged drug-impaired driving.

Norovirus outbreak strikes Waikiki hotel

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
About 100 guests and workers at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel fell sick from an infectious virus — called norovirus — about two weeks ago, and hotel officials said the number appears to have decreased significantly.

Incidental Lives: Life lessons prepare student for a wealth of opportunities

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
Phuong Nguyen never considered himself a math and science guy. At least not until middle school at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pearl City, where teacher Sylvia Tsuda distilled for him the essence of what the two disciplines are all about.

Cost and value of road trigger probe of Hawaii-based JPAC

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
The Hawaii-based Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command is being investigated for spending millions on a 3.4-mile gravel road to reach a World War II battlefield in Papua New Guinea.

Lantern ceremony brings chance for healing

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
First staged in 1999 as a fusion of the Japa­nese obon tradition and the American Memorial Day, the lantern floating event has grown into a massive spectacle that includes live broadcasts on TV and the Internet.

Computer models helping to tell story of Pearl Harbor

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
Software experts are unveiling preliminary results of the first comprehensive digital survey of the USS Arizona Memorial in hopes 3-D computer models of the historic ship will one day help the National Park Service tell story of Pearl Harbor.

Hui that lobbies for seniors backs Schatz

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, an influential nonprofit advocacy group for seniors, will endorse U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Tuesday in the Demo­cratic primary for U.S. Senate.

Djou supports allowing vets to bypass VA for health care

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Major candidates for the soon-to-be vacant Hawaii 1st Congressional District seat are calling for reforms at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs but are stopping short of calling for the resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Kokua Line: State can send inspector to tackle noise on Sundays

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
A while back on a Sunday, a roofing company worked a full day on a neighbor's house. I called the state Department of Health to report this violation of noise law and got a recording machine as they are not open on Sunday.

Newswatch

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Lt. Gen. John Toolan Jr., commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, has been nominated to serve as commander of Marine Corps Forces Pacific, the Pentagon announced this month.

911 Report

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Woman accused of assaulting boyfriend • Crash victim is identified on Big Island • Maui shed fire causes $11,500 in damage • Playground welcomes kids in Kona

Obituaries

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Felicidad A. Ancheta • Lourdes Jacob Bactad • Dora M. Bednarski • Amisone Feleti • Karen Frances Field • Saffery Shigematsu Higa • Richard Hiroshi Kodama • Caroline Kam In Lee • and more

Mayor lobbies to raise hotels' property tax rate

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Citing the need to raise money "to address the homeless situation in Wai­kiki," Mayor Kirk Caldwell is making a last-minute push for City Council members to increase proposed property tax rates on hotel and resort owners further.

Votes reflect different ideals on privacy

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
In his first important vote after being appointed to the U.S. Senate in December 2012, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz weighed in against a five-year extension of the federal government's expanded power to conduct electronic surveillance against terrorist targets outside the United States.

‘Watered-down’ bill loses support

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa on Thursday voted against a bill that would restrict the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone rec­ords, arguing that it was too watered down.

HCDA pushed governor for veto

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
The Hawaii Community Development Authority privately recommended that Gov. Neil Abercrombie veto a bill curtailing its power, arguing that the bill would not necessarily improve transparency and accountability of an authority under public scrutiny over the redevelopment of Kaka­ako.

OHA seeks opinions on nation building

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will hold a special meeting Thursday to gather public comment on the agency's nation-building efforts — the possible first step in what may lead to a delay in the proc­ess.

Ige pledges to restore the public's confidence in government

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
State Sen. David Ige told Demo­crats on Sunday that many voters have lost faith in state government and believe too many decisions are being made on behalf of special interests, not the public's interest.