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Science students revel in golden moment

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Gray skies and occasional showers didn't dampen the excitement of 700 students from 30 public, private and charter schools that participated in the Hawaii State Science Olympiad at Leeward Community College on Saturday.

Big Island homesteaders still waiting on DHHL

Local News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Nearly three decades after signing 99-year leases with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, several dozen homesteaders in this arid and isolated region of the Big Island still are waiting for the agency to deliver the one thing critical to their ranching and farming lots: water.

カカアコ地区に無料Wi-Fiスポットを設置

ローカルニュース - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 08:43
 オアフ島カカアコ地区の再開発を行っているカメハメハ財団は昨日、カカアコ地区内の約29エーカーの範囲をカバーする無料Wi-FIスポットを設置したと発表した。 今回設置された無料Wi-Fiスポットは、カカアコ地区のアラモアナ大通り、サウス通り、ハレカウウィラ通り、クック通り間の9ブロックを網羅するもので、ハワイ州内に設置してある無料Wi-Fiとしては、もっとも接続スピードの速い最大規模の無料ネットワークスポットとなっている。 無料Wi-Fiスポットは3月1日より運用がスタートしており、関係者は、一般家庭のWi-Fiに比べ、接続スピードは最大で10倍ほど速いほか、該当地区には20以上のアクセスポイントが設置されており、Wi-Fiスポット該当地区内であれば、移動中に接続が遮断されるなどの問題もなく、快適なWi-Fiアクセスが楽しめるとしている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

USSアリゾナの記念切手が登場

ローカルニュース - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 08:07
 米郵政公社は、オアフ島真珠湾のUSSアリゾナ記念館をデザインした記念切手を、3月13日(木)より販売すると発表した。 今回発売される記念切手には、真珠湾に設置されているUSSアリゾナ記念館や星条旗などがデザインされており、3月13日(木)10:30より、アリゾナ記念館で開催される記念式典で、公式に公開される予定となっている。 なお、13日(木)に開催される式典の参加者は、その場で記念切手が購入できるほか、郵政公社による切手販売記念の特別な消印スタンプを捺印してもらうことができる。
参考:KHON2

New York Times: Holder and Republicans unite to soften sentencing laws

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
WASHINGTON » Shortly after Sen. Rand Paul filed suit last month against the Obama administration to stop its electronic dragnet of U.S. phone records, he sat down for lunch with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in his private dining room at the Justice Department.

New York Times: A powerful new way to edit DNA

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
In the late 1980s, scientists at Osaka University in Japan noticed unusual repeated DNA sequences next to a gene they were studying in a common bacterium. They mentioned them in the final paragraph of a paper: "The biological significance of these sequences is not known."

Groups seek to intervene in GMO suit

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Four organizations that support Kauai County's new ordinance pertaining to pesticide use and cultivation of genetically modified crops are seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit that aims to block its implementation.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Rain will hit isles as high surf continues • Attorney formally enters City Council race • Kauai handles hazardous items • UH-Hilo to host 2 local writers

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
A 29-year-old woman was arrested Friday night after stabbing a man during an argument in Nuuanu, police said.

Vital Statistics

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

High court overturns conviction in slaying

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
The Hawaii Supreme Court set aside a man's manslaughter conviction Friday for the 2009 beating of his estranged wife's boyfriend with a 2-foot-long metal reinforcing bar.

City budget: Caldwell's tax targets

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to raise tax rates on owners of luxury homes and hotel/resort properties to help close a $46 million revenue "gap" and balance a proposed $2.15 billion operating budget for next year.

Man, woman plead guilty in smuggling of clam meat

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
A father and daughter from Chuuk admitted in U.S. District Court on Friday that they did not have permission from the Federated States of Micronesia to export the 60 pounds of giant clam meat they had in a cooler when they showed up at Hono­lulu Airport.

Suspect in park harassment is arrested again for threats

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
A 22-year-old man awaiting trial for harassing people in Manoa Valley District Park last weekend was arrested again for allegedly verbally threatening a couple at Ala Moana Center.

Preschool tuition relief available

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Lower-income families can begin applying Saturday for $7.6 million worth of preschool tuition subsidies, with most of the funding targeted to help a set of children who will be too young to enter kindergarten next year.

UH-Oceanic TV deal locks in pay-per-view for sports until 2020

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Pay-per-view football figures to remain a staple of University of Hawaii sports through the 2019 season under an extension of the school's TV rights agreement with Oceanic Time Warner Cable announced Friday.

New Senate bill expected to clear path for minimum-wage hike

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
State senators expressed confidence Friday that a minimum-wage increase would pass this session after the Senate Ways and Means Committee adopted a new draft.

Tragedy in Lanai 'hasn't really sunk in'

Local News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
The three survivors of Wednesday night's fatal plane crash on Lanai remained hospitalized at the Queen's Medical Center on Friday. Maui County and hospital officials said there were no updates on the conditions of the three men — all Maui County employees — as of Friday night.