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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.

H&Mオープン初日に3,500人以上が来店

ローカルニュース - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 09:36
 27日(木)にオープンしたスウェーデン生まれのアパレルブランドH&Mの初日の来店者数が、3,500人以上だったことが明らかになった。 オアフ島ワイキキのワイキキ・ビジネス・プラザにオープンしたばかりのH&Mは、31,000平方フィートの売り場面積を有し、160名が雇用されている。 H&M北アメリカのダニエル・キューレ社長は「H&Mでは今後、オアフ島とマウイ島を中心に店舗数を増やし、最終的に5~10店舗ほどをハワイ州内で展開したい」と語っているものの、現時点では、州内での新店舗のリース契約等は発表されていない。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

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."