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Isle residents urged to have plan for tsunami evacuation

Local News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
April is among the cruelest natural-disaster months in Hawaii history, with a deadly tsunami striking the islands in 1946 that caused 159 deaths.

Isle celebrity columnist rubbed elbows with entertainers, intellectuals, politicians

Local News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Gifted with a keen intellect and driven by insatiable curiosity, columnist Cobey Black captivated readers of the Hono­lulu Star-Bulletin and The Hono­lulu Advertiser with smartly written and painstakingly procured glimpses of thousands of the day's most popular and accomplished entertainers, intellectuals and politicians.

Kokua Line: Complaints lead to quieting of landfill's nighttime work

Local News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Question: There have been heavy equipment operations going on 24/7 at the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill for the past several weeks. Don't they have to adhere to normal construction hours, that is, 7 a.m.

Ocean Watch: Boat provides a challenge too daunting to sail solo

Local News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Last weekend I flew to Papeete because I left my sailboat Honu here in October to sit out the southern hurricane season. That being over now, it's time to pack the boat with brie and baguettes, cast off the mooring lines and sail on.

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
An 18-year-old Kalihi man suspected of fatally beating a 38-year-old man in Ewa Beach a week ago is in police custody, Hono­lulu police said.

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Visitation canceled at prisons again • Odor closes Lihue Walmart • Board suspends well project

Agency favored firm over public, lawsuit alleges

Local News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
In a lawsuit filed this month, Close Construction accused HCDA of breach of contract and not acting in good faith and is seeking at least $596,900 in damages due to the alleged infractions.

250 volunteers help beautify 3 schools

Local News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Eight-year-old Kayla Kim smiled as she rolled paint onto the wall of the Kawananakoa Middle School's cafeteria near the Pali Highway during a community cleanup organized by employees of First Hawaiian Bank.

Donors with Kakaako ties spending big on elections

Local News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Donors linked to contractors, developers and landowners involved with the increasingly controversial rebuilding of Kakaako have contributed more than $680,000 since 2009 to Gov. Neil Abercrombie's two gubernatorial campaigns, according to a Honolulu Star-Advertiser analysis of state data.

Theatre Review: Pairing of 'Pagliacci' and 'Carmina' enhances both

Local News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Pairing Ruggero Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" with Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" was a stroke of genius. The world had become so used to "Cav & Pag" that audiences had stopped thinking about either work in any depth.

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.