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DOE tweaks teacher evaluation system

Local News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
Calling its teacher evaluation system too complicated and "too one-size-fits-all," the state Department of Education on Thursday announced more than a dozen changes to essentially cut in half the workload required to prepare for and perform the annual reviews, which teachers and principals have bemoaned since the rollout last fall.

Man pleads no contest to fatal crash

Local News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
A 24-year-old Waianae man admitted Thursday in Circuit Court to killing a 40-year-old man when he drove the wrong way on the H-2 freeway nearly three years ago.

Big trash still piling up despite enforcement efforts

Local News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
The city has issued 278 violation notices and 24 fines against property owners for leaving beds, sofas and other bulky-item trash on sidewalk areas since May 2013, when enforcement of a 2010 ordinance first began.

Williams trial jury ends day without decision

Local News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
The first day of deliberations Thursday in the Naeem Williams death penalty trial was briefly interrupted as the judge responded to a question jurors sent the court in a note.

Cayetano accepts apology from PRP

Local News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
The Pacific Resource Partnership, a consortium of union carpenters and private contractors that aimed a relentless barrage of negative advertising at former Gov. Ben Cayetano during his unsuccessful campaign for mayor in 2012, has agreed to apologize to Cayetano.

Moped crash victim excelled at water polo

Local News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
Kristi McQuaid, who died in a moped crash Wednesday night in Hawaii Kai, was looking forward to graduating from Kaiser High School this summer.

Schatz calls for isle VA investigation

Local News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz wants an investigation into allegations that staff members at the delay-plagued U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Hawaii were ordered to "cook the books" regarding patients' appointments.

Charter school given time for new debt plan

Local News - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
After hearing emotional pleas from parents, students and staff, the Public Charter School Commission postponed a decision on whether to recommend closing Halau Lokahi until the debt-ridden charter school produces a new financial plan.

ホクレア号が赤道を通過

ローカルニュース - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:24
 ハワイ島ヒロ湾から世界航海に向けて出発している古代ポリネシアで用いられていた木造航海カヌー船のレプリカとして知られるホクレア号とその姉妹船であるヒキアナリア号が赤道を通過し、順調な航海を祝う記念式典が行われた。 ホクレア号とヒキアナリア号は現在、タヒチへ向けて航行しており、数日後には世界航海の最初の寄港地であるタヒチに到着するとみられている。
参考:KHON2

100名以上の市民が屋外居住者をサポート

ローカルニュース - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:14
 ホノルル国際空港近くのキリハウ通りで屋外居住者のサポート活動が行われ、100名以上のボランティアが参加した。 空港近くの高架下を中心に行われたサポート活動では、食料品や衣料品の無料配布が行われたほか、屋外居住者向けの情報を提供する相談ブース、無料の検眼サービスなども提供された。 ハワイ州内では年々屋外居住者の人口が増加しており、現在、州全体で6,000名以上、オアフ島内だけで4,500名ほどの屋外居住者がいるとみられている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Pilot bids aloha to career including movie, isle service

Local News - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Probably the last time you saw Fred Sorenson, he was airlifting Indiana Jones out of a Peruvian jungle after fleeing from Hovito natives with blowguns, bows and arrows.

Obituaries

Local News - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Wayne Leroy Carroll Sr. • Ernest Keaupuni Espinosa • Sean Kaleo Ganotise • Nalu Vincent Raphael Garcia • Marian Y.L. Ho • Toni Toshiko Frances Iwamoto • Sachie Yamauchi Jones • and more

Board defers Big Isle telescope decision

Local News - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
The Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday deferred a key decision for a $1.3 billion telescope proj­ect, saying the state needs more time to explore legal issues. Board members voted to defer a decision on the sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Maui veterinarians are warning cat owners about deadly virus

Local News - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
At least three confirmed cases of a highly contagious and life-threatening feline viral disease that's rare in the islands have Maui veterinarians on alert. The virus, known as feline panleukopenia, attacks cells that divide quickly, such as those in the intestines and bone marrow.

Kokua Line: Plan ‘still in progress’ to buy part of News Building site

Local News - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Question: What is happening with the old Honolulu Advertiser building? When they first announced plans to build condominium buildings at 801 South St., they said Hawaiian Dredging was going to buy the front part of the property and turn it into corporate headquarters. Is that still going to happen?

Newswatch

Local News - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Bill would strip tax breaks from ag firms • Panel decries lack of search for remains • Husband held after his wife reports gunfire • Plea deal made in bank robbery

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Grand jury indicts man in Big Isle murder • Suspect in police officer's assault released

Abercrombie approves climate adaptation panel

Local News - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
State administration officials are planning to develop strategies to cope with the impact of climate change and rising sea levels in the Hawaiian Islands.

Elks clubs host annual salute to American flag

Local News - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Flag Day will be celebrated this year aboard the USS Missouri on Ford Island. The Saturday observance by Hawaii Elks clubs will include the presentation of historic flags by Boy Scout Troop 180 and patriotic music by the Pacific Fleet Band Brass Quintet.