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UH faculty union, state reach tentative 2-year deal

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
University of Hawaii faculty and lecturers across the 10-campus system would receive annual 4 percent raises under a tentative agreement jointly announced Friday by the faculty union and state.

Launch by NASA will test gear for Mars expedition

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
NASA mission managers are hopeful that the oft-interrupted launch of a flying saucer-shaped vehicle, which will help test landing technology for a future Mars expedition, will finally happen Saturday from a Navy range on Kauai.

Weekend work will partially close H-1 in both directions

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Work on the H-1 freeway will close some but not all Koko Head-bound lanes overnight from near Likelike Highway to Ward Avenue, state transportation officials said Friday.

Kia'aina easily approved for federal post

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Esther Kia‘aina, who combines Capitol Hill experience with personal knowledge of Pacific island issues, was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on a voice vote Thursday as assistant secretary of insular affairs at the Department of the Interior.

Isle ceramist, surfer filled with zest for life

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Claude Horan, an artist who is considered "the father of ceramics" in Hawaii as well as a renowned waterman, died June 11 at his home in Kaha­luu. Horan left a legacy of artistic creation and education as well as a reputation as a larger-than-life personality with a fun-loving, nonconformist attitude.

911 Report

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Marine sergeant accused of stabbing wife • Kalihi burglary suspect caught in shower

Regents resign over disclosure bill

Local News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Two members of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents have resigned after state lawmakers unanimously passed a bill requiring public financial disclosures from people serving on more than a dozen state boards and commissions.

独立記念日前夜にアラモアナ公園を開放

ローカルニュース - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:48
 ホノルル市当局は、今週金曜日(7月4日)のアメリカ独立記念日の前日、7月3日(木)に、オアフ島のアラモアナ・ビーチパークで、夜間特別開放を実施すると発表した。 今回の夜間特別開園は、7月4日(金)のアメリカ独立記念日に、住民が公園内で、ピクニックやバーベキュー、花火観賞などを楽しむための場所の確保ができるようにとの配慮で行われるもので、各グループ、1つの天蓋と2名までが公園内で待機することができる。 なお、テントや自前の花火、アルコール飲料、ペットなどの持込は禁止されてるほか、公園に併設している駐車場は3日の22時に閉鎖され、翌朝4時に開放される。
参考:KHON2

カウアイ島に汚水注意報発令中

ローカルニュース - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:39
 ハワイ州保健衛生局では、カウアイ島のモロアア湾とアナホラ湾一帯の水が濁っているとして汚水注意報を発令している。 当局では、珊瑚の産卵によって水質が変化、着色している可能性があるものの、水質の検査を実施して安全性の確認をする必要があるとし、水質の安全確認ができるまで、市民に対して茶色く濁った水に近づかないように呼びかけている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

Newswatch

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Carbon monoxide gas poisoned soldier • Tradewinds will take the weekend off • Pharmacy dean to leave post • Mayor restricts communication

Objections place hold on telescope sublease

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Hawaii's Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved a sublease for a $1.3 billion telescope that would be one of the world's largest, but the approval is on hold until the board hears objections in a separate review process.

Corrections

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
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.

Patients scramble to sort out erroneous Quest cancellations

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Kara Faleafine was troubled after receiving a notice in the mail saying the state was canceling the health insurance coverage she had for her two young girls at the end of June.

Pedestrian accidents renew call for caution

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Two pedestrians were fatally struck by motor vehicles Thursday in separate incidents while crossing major streets in crosswalks without traffic lights.

Former HPD officer charged with extortion and car schemes

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Federal authorities charged a former police officer with extorting hostess bar owners and selling stolen vehicles while employed by the Honolulu Police Department.

Campaign-fund watchdog pores over Pacific Resource Partnership’s emails

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
The Campaign Spending Commission is reviewing recently released email correspondence of Pacific Resource Partnership's 2012 campaign against mayoral hopeful Ben Cayetano to determine whether the group committed any violations that could warrant further investigation, the state agency's attorney said Thursday.

Council panel OKs homless targeting measures

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Top officials in Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration say they worry that two bills that would prohibit lying and sitting on all Oahu sidewalks and ban defecating and urinating in public areas might not pass constitutional muster.

Recycler, now paid, will reopen after closing for a day

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Reynolds Recycling is scheduled to reopen its redemption centers Friday after receiving a $707,514.20 check from the state Department of Health on Thursday.

State urged to raze Aloha Stadium

Local News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 04:54
Aloha Stadium's current 50,000 seating capacity would decrease by 30 percent to 40 percent if the recommendation of a consultant hired to study the facility's future is adopted.