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Marijuana grower who left U.S. receives 3-year jail term

Local News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:56
A man who left the country after Maui police seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants from his rented Maka­wao home was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to three years in prison.

Big Isle prison ready to reopen with 60 inmates

Local News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:56
The first group of 60 minimum-security inmates are expected to arrive at Hawaii island's Kulani Correctional Facility after it reopens this week, easing some of the crowding in the state's prison system.

Roadside barriers remain standing on north shore

Local News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:56
The concrete barriers at popular Lani­akea Beach were supposed to be a temporary fix to help keep the traffic flowing along Oahu's famed North Shore, but six months after workers installed them, it's unclear how long "temporary" will be.

Businesses may revive mainland repatriation initiative

Local News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:56
A year after the state declined to start up a pilot program to send the homeless back to the mainland, the business community in Wai­kiki might step up and fill the void.

Climbing trees provides great workout for wahine

Local News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:56
Sixty-two-year-old Laurie Carlson let go of the ban­yan tree and dangled by a rope about 40 feet above ground. Minutes later, graduate student Laura Mo walked on a branch dozens of feet in the air — feeling, in her words, like a "monkey."

Family of woman who was killed in car crash sues Kaneohe bar

Local News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:56
The family of a woman killed by an alleged drunken driver is suing a Kane­ohe bar where the motorist had allegedly been drinking before the crash.

Kokua Line: Staff will watch for people who cut in line at city office

Local News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:56
Question: I went to the City Square driver licensing and state ID office in May and June and waited in line at 5:30 a.m. both days. There were about 35 people ahead of me, and the lines got much longer. As soon as the door opened at 7:45 a.m., these people (who were not in line) cut in front of those patiently waiting in line.

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:56
Abuse lawsuit against producer withdrawn • Driver arrested after crashing pickup on Kauai • Big Island shooting leads to investigation

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:56
Man run over by bus in Waikiki dies • Snorkeler dies after Sharks Cove incident • Inmate who left work furlough is captured

Emotions run high but remain in check at Molokai hearing

Local News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 04:56
The Native Hawaiian community on Molokai added its voice to the growing chorus of those who are rejecting a federal proposal that could lead to a formal U.S. relationship with a potential Native Hawaiian government.

マウイ島に新しい信号機がお目見え

ローカルニュース - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:47
 ハワイ州当局は、マウイ島のカフルイ地区の交差点に最新式の信号機を設置し、信号機の試運転を実施している。 カフルイ地区のウエストカメハメハ通りとケーン通りに設置された信号機は、交差点を左曲する車両に対し、信号が青から赤に変わる前に、黄色の矢印が点滅して注意を促す方式となっている。 なお当局では、将来的に黄色の矢印が点滅する信号を州内全域に設置したいとしている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

州のキンダーガーデン入園登録者数が下落

ローカルニュース - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:31
 ハワイ州内の公立キンダーガーデンへの入園登録者数が昨年に比べて約6,000名も少なくなる見通しであることが明らかになった。 当局では、今年度の公立キンダーガーデンの入園登録者数は10,500名ほどとなり、昨年の16,600名に比べて下落するとの予想を発表。入園登録者数が下落する原因として、出生数の下落のほか、今年度より、今年の7月31日(木)に5歳となる子どもまでが州内のキンダーガーデンへ入園できるとの新たな規定が設けられたためとしている。 なお、2009年8月1日以降に生まれた子どもは、私立のキンダーガーデンへ入園するか、州内にあるいくつかのプリキンダースクールへ入園することが可能となっている。
参考:KHON2

Obituaries

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Albert Goles Alba Sr. • April Hatsumi Sasaki Arakaki • Evelyn Pearl Bursey • Alicia B. Cabuco • Dora Habagat; and more

Master plan for Kailua marsh draws criticism from agencies

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
The deadline for comments on the Kawainui-Hamakua master plan is Monday, and environmental and neighborhood groups are joining forces over concern that the proposed development will damage the natural resources and character of Kailua.

Dept. of Health fails nursing home inspections

Local News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
The state has failed to inspect more than a third of Hawaii's 45 nursing homes within the time frame required by federal law, reflecting an oversight gap that some experts say could come at the expense of the facilities' vulnerable residents.

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.