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City bus injures man in Waikiki

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
A man in his 70s was critically injured when he apparently was run over by a city bus in Waikiki on Saturday, the third serious pedestrian collision in three days and the second involving a city bus.

Isles lag in helping special education students

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Hawaii is falling short of its responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act -- the federal law requiring that all special-needs children be given a free appropriate public education -- according to a new evaluation of how well states serve students with disabilities.

Forum tackles N. Korea, immigration

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
The seven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination of Hawaii's Congressional District 1 race tackled foreign policy and immigration reform issues Saturday at their first joint appearance.

Candidates spar over 'negative' ad

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Saturday knocked U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for what he called the first negative advertisement in their Democratic primary, a postcard that reminds voters of Schatz's support for the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended cuts in Medicare.

Feral cats on Kauai preying on endangered seabirds

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Scientists are concerned about a large number of endangered seabirds killed by feral cats in remote areas of Kauai.

Akaka honored for work to protect native rights

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
The National Education Association will honor former U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka for his efforts in the fight for social justice.

Volcanic Ash: Teacher fights, sound bites steam up start of summer

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Hawaii's summer doldrums are starting to look a lot like an election as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused:

Vital Statistics

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Lava breaks out 4 new flows on Kilauea • Fire destroys 3-bedroom Hilo residence • Historical signs earn an award for Kauai County

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Freon leak clears out Waipio Foodland • Powerless boat gets help in Kailua Bay

Williams' deliberations 'drained' jurors

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
They spent months together witnessing some of the worst in human conduct, hearing horrific descriptions of the beating and torture of a little girl at her own home, in the place she ought to feel safest.

'Justice has been served'

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
The jury ended deliberations deadlocked and rejected a sentence of death for Naeem Williams in the torture and beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, but the child's mother said she still feels closure after waiting nine years for justice.

ジミー・バフェットがまもなく閉店

ローカルニュース - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:58
 2009年よりオアフ島ワイキキで営業を行っているカジュアルレストランのジミー・バフェット・レストラン&バーが、8月末までに閉店する見通しであることが明らかになった。 現時点でジミー・バフェット・レストラン&バーの関係者から閉店に関する正式な発表は行われていないものの、同店が店舗を構えているワイキキ・ビーチコマー・リゾートを管理しているアウトリガーグループ関係者は「レストラン側からリース契約を8月末までに変更して欲しいとの申し出があり、弊社も受け入れました」と語り、ジミー・バフェット・レストラン&バーとのリース契約が8月末で終了するとしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

真珠湾の米軍基地内でミミズオオトカゲを捕獲

ローカルニュース - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:18
 ハワイ州農務省は、オアフ島真珠湾の米軍基地内で、ハワイ州内への持込が禁止されている違法爬虫類のマレーシアミミズオオトカゲを捕獲していたと発表した。 当局によると、先週金曜日に捕獲されたのは、体長18インチのマレーシアミミズオオトカゲで、マレーシアから物資を運んできた航空機内に入り込んでハワイまでやってきたとみられている。 マレーシアミミズオオトカゲは、マレーシアやインド、中国、フィリピンなどに生息しており、体長10フィート、体重100ポンド以上まで成長し、カニ、軟体動物、鳥やカエルなどを主食としており、ハワイ州では、州内の自然環境を破壊する可能性が高いとして、州内への持込や飼育を法律によって厳しく禁止している。
参考:KHON2

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Obituaries

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Morgan Adkins • Arlene Tsutayo Akiyama • Butchie M. Allado • Betty Kiyoko Arakaki • Irma W. Bailo • George Christopher Constantis • Kamuela-Zachary Kalani-Oheo Nalu Sniffen-Keaweehu Dotson • and more

Stepmom's role in abuse unknown until plea deal

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Delilah Williams will face sentencing in U.S. District Court on July 8 for her role in the 2005 child abuse beating death of her 5-year-old stepdaughter, Talia. Williams, 30, has already spent nine years in custody.

20 isle vets exposed to unsterilized dental tools

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Twenty patients in the Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care system potentially were exposed to blood-borne pathogens in May from unsterilized dental instruments, the VA said Friday.

Little fire ant survey covers Mililani Mauka

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
The state Department of Agriculture is surveying a Mili­lani neighborhood after six homes were confirmed to have little fire ant infestations. "We're out here … to do a survey of the larger neighborhood to see if there's any more houses."