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Local News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 04:59

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Local News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 04:59
Man pleads not guilty in woman’s death • Duo arrested in man’s death • Little fire ants called a threat

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Local News - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 04:59
A 31-year-old Ewa Beach man has been charged with allegedly assaulting a police officer who was trying to arrest him for allegedly speeding and driving a stolen car.

各地で漏斗雲や雹を観測

ローカルニュース - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 09:50
 オアフ島では昨日、島内各地で雷雨や雹が降るなどの悪天候が続き、米気象庁では今日も不安定な天候が続くとして注意を呼びかけている。 当局では、昨日の正午前、オアフ島ワイパフ地区周辺で直径4分の1ほどの大きさの雹が降ったほか、カフク地区とカアアワ地区が1時間に2ミリほどの集中豪雨に見舞われたとしている。 このほか、ホノルル市から北東に約3マイルの地点と、ラナイ島の南南東5マイルの地点で、漏斗雲が発生しているのも確認されている。なお、雹や漏斗雲による被害などは確認されていない。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

Zumiezがマウイ島に上陸

ローカルニュース - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 09:40
 ワシントン州リンウッドに拠点をおくカジュアルアパレルチェーンのZumiez(ズーミーズ)が、ハワイ州内5店舗目をマウイ島のクイーン・カアフマヌ・センター内に開業予定であることが明らかになった。新店舗はズーミーズのマウイ島1号店となる。 今秋にオープン予定となっているズーミーズのマウイ店が入店を予定しているクイーン・カアフマヌ・センターの関係者は「マウイ島にはアウトドア派でカジュアルアパレルであるズーミーズのファンも多く、オアフ島以外での店舗展開のスポットとして、クイーン・カアフマヌ・センターを選択してくれたことは光栄です」と語っている。 ズーミーズは現在、オアフ島のアラモアナセンター、ロイヤルハワイアン・センター、パールリッジ・センターとワイケレ・アウトレットの4店舗を展開しているほか、全米で512店舗、カナダで28店舗、ヨーロッパで12店舗を営業している。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

Mudslide survivor recalls the terrifying disaster

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
The roar of the hillside collapsing was so loud that Robin Youngblood thought an airplane had crashed. But when she looked out the window of her mobile home, all she saw was a wall of mud racing across her beloved river valley toward her home.

Shipyard to host robotics events

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is sponsoring two Hawaii robotics events this summer. The first will bring together sailors and high school students at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The sailors will share naval experiences and how technology is implemented on Navy ships.

New York Times: In search of Agloe, a town on the border of fiction and reality

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
SOMEWHERE NEAR AGLOE, N.Y. » It is one thing to lose your keys or your iPhone, even the love of your life, but to lose an entire town? Yet that is what just happened in upstate New York.

Blood bank relaxes donor criteria

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
The Blood Bank of Hawaii is relaxing its eligibility guidelines and adopting a friendlier questionnaire on Tuesday, some of the broadest changes by the state's only blood center in more than a decade, to enlarge its donor pool and attract younger donors.

New HCDA rules allow for tougher hearings

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
Getting a permit to build a condominium tower in Kakaako was never a cakewalk, but the process is now shifting to a more rigorous, quasi-judicial and potentially adversarial format.

2 tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft head to isles for training

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
Two tilt-rotor MV-22 Ospreys will arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Thursday for training and demonstrations, officials said.

Revived Central Oahu blaze scorches 30 acres in forest

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
State firefighters were laboring Wednesday to restrain a fire in the steep hillsides of Poamoho Forest Reserve in Central Oahu.

Haiyan aid donations now offer tax breaks

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
Taxpayers who donate to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts before midnight April 15 — the deadline to file federal tax returns — can claim deductions on their 2013 tax return forms, thanks to a bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono.

Hula app's name will not change, CEO says

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
The name of the app that helps users access sexually transmitted disease test information will not be changed from "Hula" despite an online petition asking that it be replaced, the CEO of the Los Angeles-based company said Wednesday.

Nene family on Oahu expected to attract more birds

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
Scientists expect more endangered Hawaiian geese to migrate to Oahu now that a pair has not only settled near Kahuku, but is raising three goslings.

Hawaii trip by Obamas cost nation $7.78M just for flights

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
Turns out the president and his family weren't flying economy class when they took their 17-day vacation to Hawaii over the holidays.

9.2 earthquake changed thinking about tsunamis

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
Hawaii's civil defense sirens began blaring at 9 p.m. that Friday. The first waves arrived less than two hours later — a 1-foot surge reported by the Coast Guard at Nawiliwili, Kauai.

Navy electricity rate will be cut

Local News - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
About 1,300 Navy and Marine Corps families in privatized housing on Oahu who got a whopping 123 percent increase in their electric bills starting in October will get their rates dialed back to a 56 percent increase beginning Tuesday and continuing until the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30, the Navy announced.