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Local News - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 05:47
Former school clerk enters plea in theft • Meeting scheduled on proposed tower • Police identify male victim, 55, of fatal accident • County proposes exploratory well in West Maui

Handi-van riders fed up with unreliable service

Local News - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 05:47
At a recent public meeting, Handi-Van passengers reported scheduling their rides as many as three hours in advance to make sure they get where they need to be on time.

KISSのレストランが営業開始

ローカルニュース - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:27
 米の人気ハードロックバンドであるKISSのメンバーが経営する新レストラン「ロック&ブリュー・パイア」が昨日より営業をスタートしている。なお、新レストランの営業初日の昨日、KISSのメンバーであるジーン・シモンズやポール・スタンレーは姿を見せなかった。 ジーン・シモンズとポール・スタンレーの両名が共同経営者であるレストランは、カリフォルニアに2店、メキシコに1店を展開しているチェーン店で、マウイ島パイア地区にオープンした新店舗の営業時間は、日曜から木曜が午前11時から午後10時、そして金曜と土曜は午後11時までとなっている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

ハワイアンが台北線から撤退

ローカルニュース - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:03
 ハワイアン航空は昨日、 ホノルルと台湾の台北間で週3便運行している台北線を4月で終了すると発表した。 ハワイアン航空のマーク・ダンカリー氏は「米政府が導入したビザ免除プログラムで、台湾からの旅行者が増加すると見込んでいましたが、当初の予定より搭乗者数が伸びず、台湾線より撤退することを決定しました」と語り、台湾線で利用している294席を有するエアバス330-200機を、旅行者数が増加しているホノルルと韓国の仁川空港を結ぶ定期便用として活用するとしている。 なお、ハワイアン航空の台湾便は、4月6日(日)にホノルルを出発する便が台北へ向かう最後の便となり、4月7日(月)の便が台北からホノルルへ向かう最終便となる。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

New York Times: U.S. takes training role in Africa as threats grow and budgets shrink

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Across Africa, affiliates of al-Qaida and other Islamist militants are proving resilient and in some cases expanding their influence, from Nigeria to Libya to Somalia, Western and African counterterrorism officials say.

Obituaries

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Antone Rente Arruda • Alexis Peter Bokovoy • Douglas Kwan Cho • Kimie Fukumoto Daniels • Kunio Fujimoto • Morran Mutsue Fujimoto • Joseph Claiborne Kelly; and more

Bottle disposal fee increase falters

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
A proposal to raise the fee distributors pay for the recycling of nondeposit glass containers appears to have stalled in the state Legislature, leaving the collection of those bottles in limbo for another year.

DHHL legally bound to provide water, lessees argue

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
DHHL has not provided water for farming lots on the Big Island and most of 24 homesteaders who have ranching leases have been unable to secure alternative means to water and have given up on raising livestock, the lessees say.

Breadfruit bill would nurture industry's growth

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
A movement to commercialize breadfruit in the isles has slowly been taking root in recent years, and a bill moving through the state Legislature aims to give a much-needed boost to the fledgling industry.

Maui petition pushes to get anti-GMO initiative on ballot

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
A group of Maui residents has launched a petition drive to put before voters a proposal to suspend all farming operations involving genetically engineered crops in Maui County.

Kokua Line: Don't be frightened by label on food bag, isle official says

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm may be present in foods or beverages sold or served here.

Ocean Watch: Reef lobsters' antennae make them easy to spot

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
During one of those muggy Kona weather days, I went snorkeling off Lani­kai Beach in water that was calm, clear and refreshing. I swam over the dense coral heads off the center of the beach, looking for fish and invertebrates to brighten my day.

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Police have charged a 29-year-old Kalihi woman with attempted murder in the stabbing of a 42-year-old man on Friday.

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Legislators race against crossover deadline • Motorcyclist killed in crash with car • Lei contest to be featured during Merrie Monarch

Schatz tapped to lead subcommittee

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has named U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz as chairman of a subcommittee that will have a new emphasis on tourism

Investigators gather clues from Lanai crash

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board spent Saturday recovering the remaining wreckage from the site of Wednesday's fatal crash of a Maui Air airplane on Lanai.

Keep Hawaii Hawaii: Center in Manoa highlights family's dedication to isles

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Among many remarkable facts about the Cooke manse in Manoa is that a part of the Cooke family for more than 100 years has lived at Kualii. Sam and Mary Cooke reside there now. The result is a historic preservation endeavor probably without parallel in Hawaii.

Volcanic Ash: Abercrombie gains an edge in wider gubernatorial field

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Republican James “Duke” Aiona thinks voters have “buyer’s remorse” after the recent Hawaii Poll showed him leading Gov. Neil Abercrombie in a rematch of the 2010 election that Aiona lost by 17 percentage points.

Palace taps California artist again to replicate glass panel

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
A California man will soon begin the painstaking process of replicating an embossed glass panel that was shattered during an act of vandalism at Iolani Palace last month.