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Train manufacturer settles dispute with Dutch railway

Local News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
The company building the train cars for Oahu's elevated rail line has agreed to a deal worth some $172 million to buy back the high-speed cars it built for Dutch railway operators.

ACLU fights state over preschool tuition aid

Local News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is suing the state, arguing a child care assistance program that provides preschool tuition subsidies for low-income families violates the state and U.S. constitutions by providing public funds for religious observations and teachings.

Court OKs migrant health care cuts

Local News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday that the state can resume offering fewer health care benefits to Micronesian migrants than those given other Medicaid recipients.

Beating-death victim confronted teenage suspect, witnesses say

Local News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
Two companions of an 18-year-old Kalihi man charged with killing a 38-year-old Ewa Beach man said the suspect kicked the victim in the chest, knocking him to the ground, after the victim blocked their car, yelled and swore at them and threw punches at the suspect, according to court documents.

Williams says life with girl started off well

Local News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
Former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams said when his 5-year-old daughter soiled herself a week or so after arriving in Hawaii from South Caro­lina, he considered it an accident and didn't think of it as a big deal.

State officially establishes day to honor St. Marianne Cope

Local News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
Gov. Neil Abercrombie made it official Tuesday: Jan. 23 will be known as Saint Marianne Cope Day in Hawaii. Abercrombie held a ceremony in his chambers at the Capitol to sign House Bill 2539, which he said was a moving opportunity.

Partnering on disasters, climate will top ASEAN talks, Hagel says

Local News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief are providing common ground for Southeast Asian defense ministers meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Hono­lulu.

Islands warned of sea hazards after Chilean quake

Local News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
Hawaii scientists and emergency personnel kept watch on a tsunami generated by a magnitude-8.2 earthquake off Chile on Tuesday, the anniversary of the 1946 tsunami that devastated Hilo.

Kokua Line: Queen's Surf Beach name linked to monarch's request

Local News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
Question: The beach on the former Queen's Surf site is sometimes referred to by the news media as Queen's Surf Beach and at other times as Queen's Beach.

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
Man indicted after officer dragged by car • Fugitive from Alaska is nabbed on Maui

トリ・リチャードがザ・カハラへの出店を予定

ローカルニュース - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:26
 創業58年をほこるアロハウェアブランドのトリ・リチャードが、オアフ島カハラ地区にあるザ・カハラ・ホテル&リゾート内に新店舗の開業を予定していることが明らかになった。 トリ・リチャードは、アラモアナセンターのノードストローム側に売り場面積1,800平方フィートを有する新店舗をオープンしたばかりとなっているほか、ワイキキのカラカウア大通り沿いやハワイ島ワイコロア地区などにも店舗を展開しており、ザ・カハラ店は同ブランドの9店舗目となる。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

オアフ島で3匹のコキガエルを捕獲

ローカルニュース - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:03
 ハワイ農務省は、オアフ島のカイムキ地区、クニア地区、そしてカハルウ地区の3箇所で、外来種であるコキガエルを捕獲したと発表した。 コキガエルは、「コキー」という鋭い鳴き声を発するカエルで、ハワイ島では騒音問題などを引き起こしている。 農務省では、今後気温が上昇するにつれてカエルの活動も活発化するため、自宅周辺等でコキガエルの泣き声を確認した場合には、当局に連絡して欲しいと市民に対して協力を呼びかけている。
参考:KHON2

Obituaries

Local News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
Mary M.K. Akana • Cecil Ambrose Akina • Pete Flores Ben • Chris Virgilio Cabasug • Marciano Saligumba Calatrava Sr. • Benedicto Cui • Priscilla Lei Puanani Adams Dumlao • and more

Newswatch

Local News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
Gabbard named to key military committee • Ticket hoarders hurt museums, critic says • $498,000 bail set for suspect in shooting • Big Isle woman allegedly uses stolen card

Health law enrollment falls short of 8,000

Local News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
As of Monday, the deadline for signing up for Obamacare coverage, fewer than 8,000 Hawaii residents had successfully enrolled, among the lowest in the nation.

Obama, Senate leader endorse Schatz

Local News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
President Barack Obama and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday backed U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in endorsements that could help influence undecided voters in Schatz's Demo­cratic primary campaign against U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa.

Officer did not shoot at suspect for fear of hitting another officer

Local News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
A plainclothes officer was dragged 150 feet while fighting for control of a stolen car fleeing a McCully gas station last week as another officer pulled his gun but did not fire out of fear he might hit the policeman, according to court documents.

Education official endorses isles' 'extraordinary' strides

Local News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
"I don't know that we're in a high school," remarked U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who on Monday spent his last few hours in Hawaii at Waipahu High. "This is like graduate-level work."

POW/MIA unit to be overhauled

Local News - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
Big changes are coming to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, the embattled Hawaii-based military organization that searches for, recovers and identifies missing American war dead around the globe.