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City Council refuses mayor on garbage fee

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's plan to begin charging Oahu property owners for trash pickup was dumped Wednesday after the City Council Budget Committee said constituents had voiced overwhelming opposition to the plan and that the administration failed to give enough reasons to support it.

Kauai Council OKs noisy-dog measure

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
The Kauai County Council approved a proposed ordinance that could address incessant barking from dogs. The Council voted 5-1 Wednesday for Bill 2516, introduced by Councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura, which imposes fines for people who fail to silence their pets.

Robbery victim dies after weeks in coma

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
The daughter of a Waikiki woman who died Wednesday after a violent purse-snatching incident made a plea for those responsible to turn themselves in.

Isle Obamacare nonprofit afflicted

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
The head of the Hawaii Health Connector acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that the state-based insurance exchange won't be sustainable beyond this year. "We're not even close to breaking even," Tom Matsuda, interim executive director of the Connector, told state lawmakers.

Whatever Happened To: Rusti the orangutan

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
Question: Whatever happened to Rusti, the 315-pound Sumatran-Bornean hybrid, who was brought to the Honolulu zoo in 1997?

Kokua Line: Restaurants are required to display prices for liquor

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
Question: My wife and I went to a restaurant near the Ward Theaters. They have a liquor and wine menu with a vast number of choices, but absolutely no prices.

911 Report

Local News - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 05:53
Smell leads man to decomposed body • OCCC inmate arrested for alleged escape • 2 hikers rescued on Hahaione Ridge • New camera technology nabs Mililani man

カイウラニホテルの改修計画が保留

ローカルニュース - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:50
 オアフ島ワイキキのプリンセス・カイウラニ・ホテルを運営している京やカンパニーは、今夏より着工予定となっていたホテルの大規模な改修工事を一時的に保留すると発表した。 今回の再開発計画の保留は、計画の見直しに伴って行われるもので、改修工事の開始は、2015年初頭までずれ込みことになるとみられている。プリンセス・カイウラニ・ホテルでは、約3年間、5億ドルの経費が投じ、現在ホテルが保有している260の客室のリノベーションのほか、高さ350フィート未満の新しいタワーの建設などを予定していた。 なお同ホテルでは、今年の8月1日より改修工事の着工と同時に一時的にホテルを閉館するとしていたものの、ホテルの閉館時期も来年度以降に持ちこされるとみられている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

ハワイアンが島間便での受託荷物料金を値上げ

ローカルニュース - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 09:40
 ハワイアン航空は昨日、ハワイアン航空のマイレージプログラム「ハワイアン・マイレージ」の会員以外でハワイ諸島間の便を利用する乗客に対し、受託荷物料金の値上げを行うと発表した。 受託荷物料金の新価格は、3月10日以降のチケット購入より適用され、1個目の受託荷物料金は現在の$17から$25となるほか、2個目は$17から$35に値上げとなる。また、ハワイアン・マイレージ会員の受託荷物料金は、荷物1個目の料金が現在の$17より安い$15となるものの、2個目は現在の$17から$20に値上げされる。 ハワイアンではこのほか、荷物の超過料金の値上げも発表しており、51ポンドから70ポンドの荷物の超過料金が現在の$25から$35、71ポンドから100ポンドの超過の場合は$50から$70となるほか、荷物のサイズ超過の場合には現在より$10高い$35の手数料を徴収するとしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

New York Times: Ukrainian cities reflect nation's deep divisions

Local News - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
DONETSK, Ukraine » The silver-haired mayor of this raw mining city in eastern Ukraine had just delivered a pep talk to about 100 uniformed police officers, beseeching them to ensure law and order in these turbulent times of revolution, when a bearded man in dark glasses took the microphone.

New York Times: Coal ash spill reveals transformation of North Carolina agency

Local News - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
RALEIGH, N.C. » In June, state employees in charge of stopping water pollution were given updated marching orders on behalf of North Carolina's new Republican governor and conservative lawmakers.

Obituaries

Local News - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Elizabeth Leinaala Anderson • Cynthia Lorraine Campos • Shawn Leimomilani Carter • Margaret Yit Kwan Chang • Beverly B. Damon • Yvette Marie Dante • David A. Delaforce • Thelma Tai Dai Fong • Raymond Masaichi Fujioka • Susan Cho Haines • and more

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Warrant fee scam still ongoing • Kamehameha to buy school • Maui County buys acreage

Unsealed transcripts reveal issue with juror

Local News - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
A state judge has granted a request by the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser to release the transcripts of closed court proceedings before she declared a mistrial in federal agent Christopher Deedy's murder case.

Back pay on its way to teachers

Local News - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Checks are on the horizon for an estimated 10,000 Hawaii substitute teachers who are owed a share of a $14 million settlement for back-pay claims from more than a decade ago.

Possible Fale-Hee race could put gay marriage at center

Local News - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
State Rep. Richard Fale said Tuesday that he intends to challenge state Sen. Clayton Hee in an election that could serve as a referendum on gay marriage.

Man run over by car is put in a coma

Local News - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
The man who was dragged under a car that had run over him in Wai­anae last week is in the hospital in a medically induced coma, Deputy City Prosecutor Chastity Ima­mura told Circuit Judge Richard Perkins on Tuesday.

Keep sparklers outlawed, fire and police officials say

Local News - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Officials with both the Police and Fire departments urged members of the City Council Public Safety Committee to reject a bill that would allow Oahu residents to once again set off sparklers and other novelty fireworks legally, warning that expanding what's available to the public for New Year's and Independence Day celebrations could lead to more injuries.

Mayors ask state to remove limit on counties' share

Local News - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Maui County Mayor Alan Ara­kawa told the state House on Tuesday that counties will be under increased pressure to raise taxes and fees unless the state lifts the cap on the counties' share of hotel room taxes.