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Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Sailboat with broken mast found adrift • Sun and muggy weather to greet new year

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Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Suspect held in attack on police officer • Driver dies despite attempt to rescue him • Beach reopened; lifeguards warn of shark risk

Surge in fireworks permits leaves stores and shoppers in the lurch

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Had they known how difficult it would be to find fireworks for sale this year, Manoa residents Brittny Ing-Lee and JT Lee might have spent their Saturday afternoon doing something easier, like adopting a unicorn or searching garage sales for a Honus Wagner baseball card.

Homeless man had sought public office

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
The strange, sad life of Anthony Montero — a would-be journalist who ran a series of unsuccessful campaigns for public office under his alias, Paul A. Manner — apparently came to a tragic end in an alley just steps away from the South King Street storefront where he lived for the past several months.

Trade land for fiscal aid, lawmaker proposes

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
The financial woes plaguing the University of Hawaii-West Oahu campus has prompted a legislator to propose the state take back the hundreds of unused acreage surrounding the Kapolei campus in exchange for helping the school cover its operating costs.

Planned bill would regulate midwives in isles

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
The state requires barbers, plumbers, massage therapists, electricians, auto mechanics, pest control operators, dental hygienists, physicians, and a host of other professional and vocational job holders to meet minimum standards before they can get licenses to serve customers.

Heroes Next Door: Tireless effort keeps monk seals safe, wild

Local News - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
While most stores, businesses and government agencies closed up shop on Christmas Day, Dana Jones managed a pool of volunteers for 11 hours because Hawaii's monk seals didn't get the memo that Santa Claus had come to town.

インターナショナルMPが長い歴史に幕

ローカルニュース - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 09:50
 オアフ島ワイキキで1956年より営業を続けてきたインターナショナル・マーケットプレイスが、昨日の午後8時に閉店し、その長い歴史に幕を下ろした。なお、マーケットプレイスの入り口近くの数店舗は、今月末までの営業が許可されている。 営業最終日の昨日、以前は100店舗以上が軒を連ねていたインターナショナル・マーケットプレイス内では、数店舗のみが営業を行ったものの、営業している店舗もほとんどの商品を売りつくし、ディスプレイケース内がほぼ空っぽの状態となった様子もみられ、マーケットプレイスを訪れた顧客からは「この場所がなくなると考えただけで胸が詰まりそうで、今日は買い物をしながら泣くのを我慢することになりそうです」など、マーケットプレイスの閉店を惜しむ声が聞かれた。 インターナショナル・マーケットプレイスの再開発計画を進めているクイーン・エマ・ランド社では、同地区にNYの老舗百貨店であるサックス・フィフス・アベニューを中心とした新ショッピングセンターの完成を目指しており、同社では2015年度には新ショッピングセンターの営業を開始したいとしている。
参考:KITV4

大統領一家がハナウマ湾を訪問

ローカルニュース - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 09:40
 オアフ島カイルア地区でクリスマス休暇を満喫中のオバマ米大統領と家族は昨日、島内の人気観光スポットであるハナウマ湾を訪問し、数時間にわたってプライベートタイムを過ごした。 大統領一家はその後、カイルア地区にあるカキ氷店「アイランドスノー」でサクランボとレモンライム味のカキ氷を味わい、カイルアにいた市民との短い交流を楽しんだ後に、シャカサインをしながらカイルアの滞在先に戻っている。 ホワイトハウス関係者は、オバマ大統領がハワイに到着して1週間ほどが経過しているものの、大統領はゴルフをしたり、ハイキングをしたり、タウンにある高級レストランで会食するなど故郷でのプライベートな時間を楽しんでおり、今後も公的な行事等に参加する予定はないとしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

Good Earth no more: Soil pollution plagues Chinese countryside

Local News - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
CHENJIAWAN, China » The farm-to-table process in China starts in villages like this one in the agricultural heartland. Food from the fields of Ge Songqing and her neighbors ends up in their kitchens or in the local market and, from there, to other provinces.

New York Times: Viewing where the internet goes

Local News - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
When Edward J. Snowden, the disaffected National Security Agency contract employee, purloined tens of thousands of classified documents from computers around the world, his actions — and their still-reverberating consequences — heightened international pressure to control the network that has increasingly become the world's stage.

Isle minister inspired with humor, music and love

Local News - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
The Rev. Sky Liko St. John captivated people with his infectious humor and engaging manner. "He transformed and helped so many people," said best friend James Buchanan.

Family, friends share stories of activist's grace, dedication

Local News - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
She was an iron fist in a velvet glove, her granddaughter said — a political dynamo who broke down barriers while ruling with fierce passion gilded in quiet aloha. She was soft, but not a pushover. Assertive, but not brash.

Obamas head to North Shore for friend's annual barbecue

Local News - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
President Barack Obama and his family spent Saturday afternoon on the North Shore at childhood friend Bobby Titcomb's annual holiday barbecue. The Obamas regularly visit Titcomb's beachside house near Waialua for a barbecue during their Hawaii vacations.

Proposal would press colleges to make education affordable

Local News - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
Federal legislation co-authored by Hawaii U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to help make college more affordable and reduce the burden that college debt puts on students is set to be introduced early next month.

Registry aims to improve cancer care for pets and humans

Local News - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
Hawaii dogs and cats could play a role in developing new cancer therapies for pets and people. A Texas-based national cancer registry for animals is seeking pet owners from Hawaii and across the country to register their dogs and cats afflicted with cancer, who may be candidates for clinical trials testing cancer drugs.

flASHback: Gay marriage tops a year of scarce civility and smarts

Local News - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
It's time to send 2013 on its way by recapping the year's news "flASHback" style:

Skywatch: Space station expected to make a brilliant pass

Local News - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
Bishop Museum is open on New Year's Day, but will be closed on New Year's Eve as it is each Tuesday.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
5 islands warned of high surf till Monday • Man gets 15 years for gambling and meth • Shark sightings prompt closure of Maui beach • Paddleboarder safe after being blown to sea