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Kids, parents rally for childhood programs

Local News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
Supporters of family-child interaction learning programs brought a makeshift classroom to the Capitol on Tuesday to rally for expanded early-education options.

Council bill would raise taxes on residential vacation homes

Local News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
Honolulu City Council members are looking into whether transient vacation units and bed-and-breakfast homes should be taxed at higher rates. Also, they appear ready to tackle related issues such as allowing for more legal short-term residential vacation rentals while cracking down on illegal ones.

Driver gets 60 days behind bars for fatal crash

Local News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
A North Shore woman was sentenced to 60 days in prison Tuesday for causing a fatal head-on collision two years ago near Kawela Bay.

Kokua Line: Homeless cause problems at libraries across Oahu

Local News - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
Question: I go to the Hawaii State Library on King Street weekly. For years, overloaded carts and other items belonging to the homeless are placed on library property and at the entrance steps. One day, the stench coming from two carts was overwhelming.

ハワイ5-Oのシーズン5製作が決定

ローカルニュース - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:20
 米CBSは昨日、ハワイを舞台にしている人気ドラマ「ハワイ5-O」の新シーズンとなるシーズン5の製作を行うと発表した。CBSではこのほか、「NCIS~ネイビー犯罪捜査班」や「CSI科学捜査班」、「クリミナル・マインド」などの人気18番組の制作を行うとしている。 現在放映中のハワイ5-Oのシーズン4は、昨年9月より、放映時間を月曜日から金曜日に変更したことでさらに人気を集め、現在、同時間帯に放映されている番組の中でもっとも高い視聴率を獲得しており、マーケティングリサーチを行っているニールセン社は、同番組の平均視聴者数は約980万人にのぼるとしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

ワイオラシェイブアイスが3店舗目を開業

ローカルニュース - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:13
 ハワイで撮影されている米人気ドラマの「ハワイ5-O」の撮影でも利用されたこともある人気カキ氷店「ワイオラシェイブアイス」が3店舗目の開業を計画している。 島内3店舗目となる新店舗は、ワード地区にあるワード・センター内で、開業時期などの詳しい詳細は明らかになっていない。 ワイオラシェイブアイスは現在、モイリイリ地区のワイオラ通り、カパフル地区のモキハナ通りで営業を行っている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

New York Times: In Cambodia, voicing the struggle

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
As freedom fighters go, Mam Sonando stands out as somewhat eccentric. The entrance to his radio station is decorated like a nightclub, complete with colored lights and a disco ball. It also has at least four Buddhist shrines.

Obituaries

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
Gabby Balintona Agustin • Roselle Marcie Cameros • William K. Dresser • Marian Midori Tateishi Fong • Davanette Mary Kaimookalani Harbottle-Cabinatan • Kimberly Pualani Hocson • Lynne Y. Honbo • Cindy Mitsuko Kaku • and more

New York Times: Going Beyond Funding Debate, a Study Explores What Makes Pre-K Work

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
NEW YORK » The teacher held up a card with a number on it, then looked at the 4-year-olds waving their hands eagerly in front of her. "Anderson," she said, calling on a small boy in a blue button-up shirt and a sweater vest.

New York Times: The Gray Jobs Enigma

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
In her years as a probation officer north of Dallas, Patricia Lowell reckoned that she would work until age 65, confident that she could then retire halfway comfortably on her pension and Social Security.

Newswatch

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
Kamehameha Schools sued over sex abuse • UHPA throws support behind Abercrombie • Terror suspect sought by FBI on Big Island

911 Report

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
Suspicious package closes Noelani school • Woman hospitalized after being hit by car • 2 arrested in alleged copper theft attempt

Hanohano says she was 'thrown under the bus'

Local News - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
In a 45-minute interview with the Big Island Chronicle over the weekend, Faye Hano­­hano said she has only tried to educate people about Hawaiian history and culture and that her critics either misunderstood the Hawaiian language or are too shallow to get her message.

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.