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Sex ed program Pono Choices faces overhaul

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
The move to an opt-in versus an opt-out decision is one of a dozen changes the Department of Education announced Friday with the release of a 24-page report by a working group convened in February to review the curriculum.

Special Operations Command Pacific gets new leadership

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Rear Adm. Colin J. Kilrain will become the new commander of the Special Operations Command Pacific at Camp H.M. Smith in Halawa Heights, the Pentagon announced.

Man pleads guilty to ID theft in scholarship scam

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
A former University of Hawaii Foundation employee pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to identity theft after acknowledging that he diverted scholarship money to pay off a gambling debt.

2 accused of stealing data, counterfeiting

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
A 52-year-old woman was indicted by an Oahu grand jury Wednesday and faces charges of second-degree identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information and second-degree attempted theft.

Newswatch

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Quake off Molokai felt on Oahu, Maui

911 Report

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Boy, 17, is nabbed in Makiki burglary • 3 pit bulls put to sleep, owner cited after attack

Facts of the Matter: Nations seek right to hoist minerals from ocean floor

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
According to J.L. Mero's 1965 book "Mineral Resources of the Sea," more than a trillion tons of manganese nodules on the floor of the Pacific Ocean comprised a virtually inexhaustible supply of manganese, cobalt, nickel and copper ores that was growing faster than it could be exploited.

Rail guideway goes up in Ewa

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
The first stretch of guideway for the island's elevated rail system is now up between columns, offering a clearer glimpse of what the project will eventually look like as it takes shape in the farmlands of West Oahu.

Recertification visit stirs up residents' anger toward DOT

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Federal officials are in Honolulu to help decide whether they will give a standard recertification to a somewhat obscure local transportation planning agency -- and if they don't, the move could cost traffic-plagued Oahu up to $15 million in annual federal highway dollars, local officials have warned.

Nyong’o tops festival’s starry guest list

Local News - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Film and fashion star Lupita Nyong'o is headlining the Maui Film Festival, which kicked off Wednesday. Nyong'o, 31, who captured a best supporting actress Academy Award for her heart-wrenching role in "12 Years a Slave," will receive the festival's Rainmaker Award on Saturday.

2014年度の新ミスハワイが誕生

ローカルニュース - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 08:42
 オアフ島のハワイ・コンベンション・センターで7日(土)、新ミスハワイの選考会が行われ新しいミスハワイが誕生した。 今年度のミスハワイに選出されたのは、UHマノア校で生物学を専攻していたカウアイ島カラヘオ出身のステファニー・ステウリさんで、今後、ハワイ代表としてミスアメリカ選考会に出場する。
参考:KHON2

カカアコで新コンドの鍬入れ式を開催

ローカルニュース - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 08:31
 オアフ島カカアコ地区で7日(土)、最新のコンドミニアム「ワイエア(Waiea)」建設着工を前にした鍬入れ式が行われ、ハワイ州のニール・アバクロンビー知事、ホノルル市のカーク・コールドウェル市長など、多くの関係者が参加した。 今回鍬入れ式が行われたワイエアは、アラモアナ大通り、クイーン通り、カマケ通りに面した位置に建設される予定で、35階建てのコンドミニアムには、171世帯分の住居スペースが確保され、販売価格は170万ドルからとなっている。 なお、カカアコ地区では今後も大規模な再開発が行われる予定で、同地区に同じく建設予定となっているコンドミニアム「アナハ(Anaha)」の販売も行われている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウKHON2

Suspect accused of fraud and other crimes

Local News - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
A 30-year-old woman using a counterfeit credit card racked up $21,000 in charges during a five-day shopping binge that included a $4,000 purchase at a jewelry store, the victim of her scheme said.

Iron Workers Union backs Abercrombie

Local News - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Thursday picked up the endorsement of the Iron Workers Union Local 625 and the Iron Workers Stabilization Fund. The union represents 2,000 workers statewide.

Police group endorses Hannemann

Local News - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers on Thursday endorsed former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann for governor, a show of confidence in Hannemann's independent campaign.

Bill pitches Leeward medical site

Local News - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Hawaii's two U.S. senators are co-sponsors of legislation that would give Hawaii another health care facility for veterans, possibly built in Leeward Oahu and named after retired Sen. Daniel Akaka.

Hawaii vet remembers D-Day

Local News - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Seventy years ago today, Bill Paty was heading across the English Channel in a C-47 flying just 800 feet above the sea in the dark of night as he and thousands of other soldiers prepared to parachute behind enemy lines into Normandy, France.

Weather conditions delay balloon launch

Local News - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Weather conditions weren’t right Thursday for the launch of the saucer-shaped test vehicle from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, NASA said in an advisory.

$10,000 rewards offered to protect aircraft

Local News - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
To deal with the increasing number of dangerous laser light flashes directed at aircraft in flight over Hawaii and elsewhere, the FBI has extended to all 50 states its offer of rewards up to $10,000 for information leading to arrests.