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大統領のホリデー休暇費用は800万ドル

ローカルニュース - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 09:35
 米非営利団体「Judicial Watch」が発表した最新の調査結果で、オバマ米大統領の休暇費用の納税者負担が約800万ドルとなることが明らかになった。 最新の調査結果では、1時間につき$210,000の経費がかかる統領専用機「エアフォースワン」の休暇中の利用時間が37時間に上ったほか、ミシェル夫人が大統領の休暇終了後にマウイ島にあるオプラ・ウィンフリーの自宅で数日間を過ごしたことなどが、今回の莫大な納税者負担の背景にあるとしている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

New York Times: Borrowed time on disappearing land

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
DAKOPE, Bangladesh » When a powerful storm destroyed her riverside home in 2009, Jahanara Khatun lost more than the modest roof over her head. In the aftermath, her husband died and she became so destitute that she sold her son and daughter into bonded servitude.

State shortens work shifts at polling sites

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Hawaii officials are launching a pilot project in this year’s election to give some polling-place workers shorter shifts instead of the 14-hour days they’ve worked in the past.

New York Times: Major GOP donor tests his influence in push to ban online gambling

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
A push by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washington's most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonor's political clout.

ASEAN talks will address 'security architecture'

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will host the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense ministers in Honolulu next week.

Kokua Line: Meals on Wheels groups are similar but separate

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Question: I've been seeing TV reports about Lanakila Meals on Wheels, which is subsidized by the state. But there is another organization called Meals on Wheels that is not subsidized by the state. Can you clarify the differences between the two?

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
State to look anew at dentist • Shooting of dog leads to arrest • Maui budget seeks tax hikes

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Car thief injures 2 police officers • 2 men die in separate beach incidents • OCCC escapee nabbed in traffic stop

Search for drugs and cash allegedly prompts shooting

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Two men looking for allegedly stolen drugs and cash may have prompted a shooting at a 42-year-old man in front of his Salt Lake house, according to court documents.

Ex-governor's son ran paintball field

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Brandon Cayetano, son of former Gov. Ben Caye­tano and owner and operator of Hawaii All-Star Paintball and Airsoft Games, died early Tuesday at Straub Clinic & Hospital.

Public's help sought in attack that killed Ewa Beach man

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
As Melvin Howard lay in the middle of a dark street, flattened by a kick to the chest, one of his attackers whipped out a cellphone, leaned over his limp body and snapped a photo, according to a man who said he witnessed the homicide Sunday in Ewa Beach.

Group lobbies lawmakers on pot laws

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
National marijuana policy advocates returned to the isles for a second year to urge state lawmakers to take a common-sense approach on marijuana policy that focuses on science, public health and safety rather than legalizing or demonizing the drug.

Police end fight over sex with prostitutes

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Following a closed-door meeting Tuesday with a key Hawaii lawmaker, Hono­lulu police reversed their objection to a potential change in state law that would make it illegal for officers to have sex with prostitutes.

Conference back in isles to plot more Asia-Pacific strategies

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
A Land Power in the Pacific conference is returning to Hono­lulu for the second year in a row April 8-10 with more than 30 countries invited.

'Hula' name of STD app is culturally insensitive, critics say

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
It's called Hula, a new app designed to provide your date with proof you're free of sexually transmitted diseases and thus help you "get lei'd."

Kokua Line: Safety problems, misuse plague Hilton bathrooms

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Question: I read your article about two years ago saying there are two restrooms owned and maintained by the Hilton Hawaiian Village that are supposed to be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shining Stars: Isle math, science teachers win award

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Two Oahu elementary school math teachers are recent recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Man critically hurt in fall from truck bed • 2 Schofield residents arrested in assault