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Sharie Shima had 'huge amount of popularity'

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
Family, friends and legions of fans are mourning the death late last week of longtime local television weather forecaster Sharie Shima. She was 52.

HECO starts trial run of smart-grid technology

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
Hawaiian Electric Co. will soon start testing a smart-grid program on Oahu that will wirelessly transmit real-time information on customers' electricity use to the utility, allowing HECO to integrate more renewable energy into its grid and respond faster to power failures.

America's Cup could generate millions for isles

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
When word spread Monday that billionaire Larry Ellison, the owner of 98 percent of Lanai, has set his eyes on the islands to hold the 2017 America's Cup yacht race, the reaction in Hawaii was quick and mostly positive.

Overhauled Hokule'a returns to ocean

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
With several pule (chants) to summon the spirit of island ancestors and numerous pushes from volunteers, Hawaii's most renowned voyaging canoe slipped into the waters off Hono­lulu on Monday — and into a new frontier.

Seniors’ eligibility for state services has officials at odds

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
State lawmakers are clashing with the Executive Office on Aging over whether Kupuna Care services should be provided to poor seniors — a disagreement that flared up in a committee hearing on aging program funding Monday.

Housing First plan envisions 180-200 permanent residences

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's revamped Housing First plan will provide 180 to 200 permanent residences for homeless individuals and families, 110 of them by June 2016, city housing officials told the City Council Budget Committee on Monday.

Fumes send Noe­lani Elementary students home

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
The chemical odor that sickened 10 children and forced a Manoa school to end classes early Monday may have been caused by someone improperly disposing of a common household product, the Ho­no­lulu Fire Department said.

Incidental Lives: Pursuit of her destiny takes immigrant far and wide

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
There is a story Hieu Pham Stuart tells about her early life in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam. Like many of the stories from her extraordinary life, it is at once joyful, tragic and ultimately reaffirming.

Kokua Line: Driver's license documents required just every 16 years

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
I am a senior citizen and have to renew my driver's license every two years. Last time, it was very frustrating. I finally got all the documents requested and got my license. My question, if you know, is, Do I have to take all those documents with me when it's time for me to renew again?

ハワイアンがマウイ=ロス便の就航日を変更

ローカルニュース - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:09
 ハワイの大手航空会社であるハワイアン航空は昨日、今年7月1日より就航を予定していたマウイ島とロサンゼルス間を結ぶ定期便の就航日を、5月2日に変更すると明らかにした。 ハワイアン航空のピーター・イングラム氏は「マウイ島とロサンゼルス間を結ぶ定期便は需要が高く、今回、新定期便の就航日を2カ月ほど早めることを決定しました。また当社では、6月30日より、8週間限定でマウイとロサンゼルスを結ぶ季節限定便の運行も行います」との声明を発表している。  ハワイアン航空では、新たにマウイとロサンゼルスを結ぶ定期便を2便を就航することで、175,000席以上の座席を提供できるとしている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

H&Mハワイ店の開業日が決定

ローカルニュース - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 08:57
 オアフ島ワイキキ地区にあるワイキキ・ビジネス・プラザ内にハワイ1号店のオープンを予定しているスウェーデン生まれのカジュアルブランド「H&M」が、今月27日(木)正午にオープンすることが明らかになった。
 H&Mのダニエル・キュール氏は「ワイキキの中心にH&M最初のハワイ店舗をオープンできることに興奮しています。世界中からの旅行者が集まり、様々なブランドブティックが軒を並べるカラカウア大通りに出店でき、とてもうれしいです」とコメントしている。 H&Mでは、オープン初日のスペシャルとして、先着500名にオリジナルの限定トートバッグのほか、$10~$500相当のファッションパスを進呈するとしている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Electrical outlet blamed in Waipahu blaze • Woman reports assault in LCC parking lot • Witnesses are sought in Aiea hit-and-run • Suspect allegedly attacks officer in Waikiki • Maui surfer injured after falling off board

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
HILO » Kau farmers are anxious over the pending sale of land where they've worked to cultivate some of world's best coffee. Rusty's Hawaiian owner Lorie Obra told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald the uncertainty has her worried. Her lease is up next month, she said.

Fuddy was 'markedly afraid' after crash, autopsy reveals

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Details in the autopsy report of Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane's ocean landing reveal how traumatic the ordeal was for her. The report says 65-year-old Fuddy was a "rudimentary swimmer" who never swam in the ocean.

New York Times: Senate Democrats plan all-nighter on climate change

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
WASHINGTON » The Senate was headed into another all-nighter Monday evening as 26 Democrats who call themselves the "climate caucus" planned to speak nonstop about climate change from about 6:30 p.m. until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

New York Times: Admiral set to face confirmation to lead NSA

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
WASHINGTON » It's not hard to understand why veterans of the National Security Agency argue that 2013 was the worst year since Harry S. Truman got the place running 62 years ago.

Station Aloha: A lab for studying the sea

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
This year marks 25 years since University of Hawaii oceanography professors David Karl and Roger Lukas established Station ALOHA in a 6-mile-radius circle in the ocean at 22 degrees 45 minutes north latitude, 158 degrees west longitude.

In Waikiki, panel OKs variance for 350-foot high-rise

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
A contentious plan to raise the Wai­kiki height limit for a second hotel-condominium tower on Kuhio Avenue to 350 feet cleared the City Council Zoning Committee, and will go up for a final vote on Wednesday.