An ambitious proposal that would have mandated air-conditioning in all public schools within the next five years was shelved Monday by a state Senate committee, which instead opted to have the Department of Education study the issue and come up with a strategy.
ハワイ州観光局が発表した最新の調査結果で、昨年一年間にハワイ州を訪れた旅行者の数が過去最高を記録したことが明らかになった。 調査結果によると、昨年のハワイ州の訪問者数は約824万人で、過去最高記録とされた2012年度の訪問者数803万人に比べ、約2.6%増となっている。また昨年一年間に旅行者が州内で消費した総額は約145億ドルで、こちらも昨年比2%増となった。 このほか、アメリカ以外の国からハワイを訪れる旅行者の数は大幅増となっているものの、アメリカ西海岸や東海岸からの旅行者数は減少傾向にあることも同時に発表されている。
オアフ島カリヒバレー近くのウィルソントンネル周辺で28日（火）、野生のワラビーの姿が目撃されたことが明らかになった。野生のワラビーの最後の目撃情報は昨年6月のことで、約半年ぶりにその姿が確認されたことになる。 カンガルー科に属するワラビーはハワイの固有種ではなく、1916年に島内の私立動物園が外部から持ち込んだものの、そのうちの3頭が施設より脱走しており、今回目撃されたワラビーは、脱走した3頭が繁殖を続けた結果ではないかとみられている。 なお当局では、ワラビーが繁殖してもハワイの自然形態に影響がないため、今後も捕獲等を行う予定はないほか、一般人によるワラビーの捕獲は違法であるとしている。
Hawaii lawmakers want to swat down a pair of invasive pests: the coffee berry borer and the little fire ant. Despite their quaint names, the insects pose considerable threats to Hawaii's fragile environment.
With the arrival of today's deadline for lobbyists to report how much money supporters and opponents spent to influence Hawaii's same-sex marriage decision, critics say the state disclosure system is among the weakest in the nation and prevents a timely and complete tally.
NEW YORK » In the fugue of tongues on New York's streets, French has never been a dominant voice. And as surging numbers of Asian and Latino immigrants continue to tip the balance of foreign languages toward Chinese and Spanish, the idea of learning French, to some, may seem kind of quaint, even anachronistic.
Want to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy that goes to the Super Bowl winner? Take a left in 15 feet. Looking to buy some Super Bowl merchandise? Try the fourth floor of Macy's, straight ahead.
A soldier who called Kapolei home died Jan. 20 in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan from small arms fire when he was attacked by insurgents, the Army said.
The lawyer of a man accused of killing an 81-year-old woman more than 23 years ago told a state jury Monday that DNA evidence in the case can at best show only that his client had sexual contact with the woman.
A major seed company in Hawaii wants to improve its relationship with the community after two counties took a stand to regulate pesticide use and growth of genetically modified organisms.
A 45-year-old prison guard accused of smuggling drugs into Halawa Correctional Facility was freed Monday after appearing in federal court, wearing white inmate garb, a belly chain, cuffs and leg shackles.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie must now name Hawaii's next associate justice on the Hawaii Supreme Court from a list of candidates that includes four state judges, the state public defender and a private attorney.
Years of intensive medical training in his native China taught Gong Hong Au about the mechanics of the human heart. An additional year of government-mandated study of herbal remedies and acupuncture unlocked the mysteries of traditional Chinese medicine.
Question: Where can I send an insect I found in my yard for identification? I have never seen this insect before, but it looks like the beetle that they were talking about a few weeks ago.
51 pot plants taken in raid on Big Island • Hanalei facility won't accept mixed waste
Third vehicle sought in fatal crash in Laie • Woman trying to light cigarette is burned
PAIA, Maui » Looking every bit the rock stars that they are, all dark shades, tight jeans and pursed lips, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss welcomed county officials and other well-wishers Sunday to an event celebrating their soon-to-open Rock & Brews restaurant.
The search for the next University of Hawaii president, now into its seventh month, is shifting to focus on finding a local candidate and possibly forgoing the hiring of an outside search firm.
A 45-year-old prison guard was charged Sunday after he allegedly smuggled cigarettes, drug paraphernalia and narcotics such as methamphetamine and cocaine into Halawa Correctional Facility last year in return for money.