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聖マリアンヌの日を制定

ローカルニュース - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:33
 ハワイ州のニール・アバクロンビー知事は昨日、下院法案2539に署名を行い、1月23日が正式に聖マリアンヌの日として制定された。 聖マリアンヌは、1880年代後半から30年以上にわたり、モロカイ島のカラウパパでハンセン病患者のために献身的に働き、2012年に当時のローマ教皇であるベネディクト16世より聖人としての称号を受けた人物として知られている。
参考:KITV4

津波注意報が解除

ローカルニュース - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:08
 米太平洋津波警報センターは今日7時25分に、昨日夕方からハワイ州で発令されていた津波注意報を解除した。センターでは、昨日南米チリ北部沖で発生したマグニチュード8.2の地震の影響を受け、州内に津波注意報を発令し、注意を呼びかけていた。 センターによると、ハワイ島ヒロで高さ1.9フィートの津波が観測されたほか、オアフ島やマウイ島の海岸線でも小規模な波の変化が観測されたものの、今回の津波による被害等は確認されていないとしている。 なお、津波注意報は解除となったものの、今後も海流の変化が通常より激しくなる可能性が高いため、州内の多くのビーチが午前中は閉鎖となっているほか、オアフ島の人気観光スポットであるハナウマ湾は終日閉鎖となっている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

Kauai officials aim to revise shoreline construction rules

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Officials are proposing to update Kauai's existing policies on shoreline construction limits to reflect the latest scientific data on coastal erosion.

Upcoming military conferences highlight isles' key role in Pacific

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will convene the first-ever U.S.-hosted meeting of ASEAN defense ministers Tuesday to Thursday, devoting a substantial amount of time in Hawaii to the Asia region that has grown economically and militarily in importance.

Gang leader admits guilt in bribing conspiracy

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
A Hawaii inmate who authorities say is a high-ranking member of the prison gang USO Family has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy.

Labor official who sided with football players began career in Hawaii

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board who issued a controversial ruling last week giving a group of Northwestern University football players the right to unionize says he would not have been in the position to make that decision if it wasn't for his time living in Hawaii.

Hail and heavy rain fall on parts of Oahu, Maui

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The National Weather Service said the strong low aloft combined with ample moisture would continue to produce heavy rain and thunderstorms, and the related threat of flash flooding, through Sunday morning.

Tuna boat flooded after door left open, Coast Guard reports

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
It's still not clear what initially caused the 2010 sinking of the Majestic Blue, a distant-water tuna boat that went down in waters 3 miles deep and 101 miles off the coast of Fiji, killing the ship's American captain and its South Korean chief engineer.

flASHback: Justifying bad behavior and forging on is just fact of life

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
It was hard to tell sometimes if we were talking about law and order or the birds and the bees as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused.

Skywatch: April showcases most stunning astronomical event all year

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The Hawaiian islands are perfectly situated to see all of the total lunar eclipse on April 14, a celestial event that runs from roughly 8 to 11:30 p.m. In addition, Mars reaches its brightest point in the past eight years.

Vital Statistics

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses, civil unions and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Rising stream strands 3 hikers • Blaze engulfs empty house

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Three people were hurt, one critically, during a motorcycle ride on Kunia Road on Saturday, emergency responders said.

UH robot joins study of munitions

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
University of Hawaii oceanographers will be launching a new robot into deep water off Oahu's coast to study the impact of chemical weapons leaking mustard agent.

Bill erasing HPD sex exemption moves on

Local News - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
A Hawaii Senate committee advanced a potential state law Friday that gave safe-harbor protections to underage victims of prostitution, toughened penalties for their clients and removed an exemption that gave police officers the latitude to have sex with prostitutes during their investigations.