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Each juror in death penalty case is to consider 'mercy,' judge says

Local News - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
The federal jurors in the Naeem Williams death penalty trial sent a note to the judge asking to drop "mercy" as a mitigating factor as they completed their fifth day of deliberation Thursday.

Cachola will settle claims of campaign fund misuse

Local News - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Veteran lawmaker Romy Cachola is agreeing to negotiate a settlement with the state Campaign Spending Commission involving charges that he misused political contributions for personal use.

For rail line, city might seize land in Honolulu

Local News - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Acquiring properties in Honolulu to build Oahu's rail transit system could involve "judicious" use of eminent domain, officials say, as those overseeing the project scramble to secure ownership of all the properties they'll need to keep construction on schedule.

Kokua Line: King Kamehameha statue lights are ‘working just fine’

Local News - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Question: On the evening of Kamehameha Day, June 11, I walked over to the King Kamehameha statue on King Street, expecting to get some great night photos of the king draped in lei.

Island Images

Local News - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53

Newswatch

Local News - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Woman indicted in death of pedestrian • Bill creating new property tax class tabled • Kalaheo man dies in crash • Construction materials burn • Copper thieves mar Hilo park

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Charge filed in murder attempt Woman pulled from sea ID'd Man held in failed robbery

州最大の太陽光発電施設の工事がまもなくスタート

ローカルニュース - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:50
 カウアイ島の公共協同組合は、来週中にもハワイ州でもっとも大規模な太陽光発電施設の建設工事に着工すると発表した。 カウアイ島では、島東部の60エーカーの土地に太陽光発電施設を建設予定で、59,000枚の太陽光発電パネルが設置される発電施設完成後には、島内で一日に消費される電力の約20%が同発電施設より供給されることとなる。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

オアフ島内の高級住宅の売買数が増加

ローカルニュース - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:40
 不動産大手のコールドウェルバンカー社が発表した最新の調査結果で、5月にオアフ島内で売買が行われた100万ドル以上の高級住宅の売買数が、前年同月に比べて大幅に増加していることが明らかになった。 今年5月にオアフ島で取引が行われた100万ドルから200万ドルの価格帯の高級住宅の件数は61件で、昨年5月の52件に比べて17%増だったほか、100万ドル以上の物件の売買件数は84件となっている。 なお、5月に売買された住宅でもっとも高額だったのは、カイルア地区にある5ベットルームを有する物件で、販売価格は510万ドルだった。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

Investigators can't prove TV show violated state's hunting laws

Local News - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources began investigating a History channel television show called "American Jungle" after an episode that aired in November raised concerns that unpermitted hunting was taking place on state land on Hawaii island.

Corrections

Local News - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
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Obituaries

Local News - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Edward Lee Ashlock • Gloria Ann Brooks • Nenita Ramos Cabatan • Emilie Kanoelehua O-Olaa Cummings • Fred Edmond • Patricia Denise Ensign • Jefferson Robert Falkner • and more

Obama's move on Hawaiian recognition faces long road

Local News - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
In a move that already is stirring controversy, the Obama administration is taking the first steps in a long process that could eventually lead to the federal government's recognition of a future Native Hawaiian governing entity.

Roadwork and lane closures expected to last into 2016

Local News - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Starting Monday, the 71,000 drivers who maneuver Kalanianaole Highway each day in East Oahu and the 25,000 drivers who use Kamehameha Highway in Waipio and Mililani will face roadwork — and lane closures — expected to last into 2016.

$47.2M aims to house 400 homeless in mayor's plan

Local News - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Mayor Kirk Caldwell rolled out his revamped plan to deal with the homeless issue on Oahu on Wednesday, with a goal of helping more than 400 homeless individuals and families find permanent housing in the next two years via $47.2 million in various funding sources approved recently by the City Council.

Ethics panel votes to issue guidelines on allowances

Local News - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
A conflicted state Ethics Commission voted Wednesday to provide guidance to state lawmakers on the use of their annual legislative allowances, reminding lawmakers that using taxpayer money for personal expenses is prohibited by the state ethics law.

Charter school given ultimatum by commission

Local News - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Halau Lokahi Public Charter School will cease to exist at the end of this month unless its governing board and director agree to resign and turn over all financial records, the Charter School Commission decided Wednesday.

Prisons urged to find new approach to visitation

Local News - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Smartphone use, video conferencing and hiring part-time corrections officers should be considered to ease staff shortages that have caused a rise in canceled visitation days at state prisons, a state senator said Wednesday.

OCCC escapee caught in orange hair disguise

Local News - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
A Punchbowl-area homeowner alerted deputy sheriffs and deputy U.S. marshals to escapee Daniel Skelton, leading to his capture 59 hours after he made his break from Oahu Community Correctional Center.