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Ocean Watch: Gars, unevolved for eons, can breathe and store air

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
I spent the last New Year's holiday with friends at their lake house near Austin, Texas. Due to prolonged drought, the water level in this man-made lake, created by damming a river in 1938, was so low that a good part of it was bone-dry.

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Education center for ocean refuge ready to reopen • Allow football games at night, Schatz tells feds

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Man hurt seriously in suspected shooting • Kalihi resident is arrested in robbery • Man accused of driving stolen vehicle

UH's poor oversight adds costs to delayed project

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Mired in controversy, delays and cost overruns, the latest estimate for the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex is $3 million above its planned $13.7 million budget and is still at least a month away from completion, UH officials said.

Washington Middle School adds win to streak

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Washington Middle School captured the state title at the 2014 Hawaii MATHCOUNTS competition for the fourth year in a row Saturday, and three of its students will join one from Seabury Hall to represent the state at the nationals.

Airport work gets $100M more from governor

Local News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
The latest round of airport funding -- about $96.6 million -- was announced by Gov. Abercrombie's office Monday. The funds largely come from various airport user fees and don't include state taxpayer revenues or money from the state's general fund, officials said.

当局が鉄道システム紹介ビデオを公開

ローカルニュース - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 08:52
 ホノルル市当局は、オアフ島内で建設計画が進められている鉄道システムについて紹介するビデオの公開を開始した。 今回公開されているビデオでは、オアフ島西部の9つの駅に関する最新情報を提供しており、オアフ島西部に建設されるハワイ大学ウエスト校の駅舎については、同駅を利用する学生と地域住民が利用しやすいよう、駅舎周辺に約1,000台分の駐車場を設置するほか、ツアーバス用のエリアなども併設されると紹介している。 オアフ島の鉄道システムでは、最終的に21の駅が建設される予定で、駅の建設費用だけで3億3,500万ドルになると試算されている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

ハワイアンがモロカイ線の運航開始

ローカルニュース - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 08:39
 ハワイの大手航空会社であるハワイアン航空は昨日、ターボプロップ機を利用する新路線「オハナ・バイ・ハワイアン」によるモロカイ線の運行を開始した。なお、今回運行を開始したモロカイ線は毎日3便運行される。 ハワイアン航空がモロカイ線を運航するのは約10年ぶりで、新路線就航初日の昨日、約500名のモロカイ島民を含む関係者が、チャントやフラなどで新路線の運航開始を祝った。 オハナ・バイ・ハワイアンではこのほか、今月18日より、約10年ぶりとなるラナイ線の運行も開始する予定となっている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

Corrections

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
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.

Mark Sloan

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49

Obituaries

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Mark Makoto Akita • Floyd Edward Bernier-Nachtwey • Leslie Arthur Botelho • Scott Allen Calistro • Lorie Phillips Call • Thelma Chu Chang • Dennis K.M. Ching • Edward Costorio • Robert Emmett Dickie • Mary Ann Dickson • and more

Gassy conditions roil lava pond at Kilauea vent

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Geologists call it "gas pistoning." That's the cyclical rise and fall of the surface in a lava pond, driven by the buildup and release of gases. And it's what's happening in the pond at the northeast spatter cone of Kilauea's Puu Oo vent.

Senate to weigh bills spurred by molasses spill

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Bill 2621, which passed the House on Tuesday, would set time limits to respond to any issues raised between the state and companies that lease its facilities, including those at Hono­lulu Harbor.

Dozens rally against residential Kakaako development

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
More than 130 demonstrators sporting bold red "Save Our Kaka'ako" shirts lined Ala Moana Boulevard on Saturday to voice fears that "runaway" luxury condominium development, if left unchecked, will replace much of the coastal green space there and block public access to the beach.

First death penalty trial to open in girl's murder

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams is standing trial in U.S. District Court on a charge of capital murder for the July 2005 beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, Talia Emoni Williams.

Officer says he’s target of HPD retaliation

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Cpl. George Martin, who works in the Waianae District, is suing the city and several of his supervisors, claiming that they retaliated against him after he complained about officers being allowed to go home early and still get paid for the rest of their shift.

Parks director for Salt Lake City is nominated as Honolulu's chief

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the nomination of Michele Nekota to become the city's next parks and recreation director in a news release Tuesday. She must be confirmed by the City Council.

How major bills fared at the Capitol

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Here is the status of major bills at the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session. The bills that are alive have passed in at least one chamber of the Legislature. The bills that are failing were not approved by the state House or Senate by Thursday’s procedural deadline.

Volcanic Ash: Abercrombie's about-face on HCDA rewards war chest

Local News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
If the Legislature doesn't restrain the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which governs Kakaako, some buildings could exceed the existing 400-foot height limit by 250 feet and stand as close as 80 feet apart.