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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.

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