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Local News - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Police solved a months-old forgery case Saturday afternoon with the arrest of a homeless woman suspected of attempting to cash a fraudulent U.S. Postal Service money order at a Wahiawa bank.

Measure regulating dietary supplements gets little attention

Local News - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
A Maui woman died, two people needed liver transplants and 41 others in Hawaii suffered acute liver failure last year after taking OxyELITE Pro, a weight-loss supplement.

Civil War veteran's grave will remain unmarked

Local News - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Nanette Napoleon has identified about 48 Native Hawaiians who served in the Civil War — a number that's remarkable given that the American war was fought a world away.

モンクシール専用の医療施設が今夏にも開業

ローカルニュース - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:29
 ハワイ島カイルアコナ地区で建設が進められていたハワイアン・モンクシールの治療等を専門に行う医療施設が、今夏にも開業する見込みである事が明らかになった。 今回開業が予定されているモンクシール専用の医療施設は、カリフォルニアに拠点をおく非営利団体が320万ドルを投じて建設計画に着手し、2012年より施設の建設作業が進められていた。 ハワイアン・モンクシールは世界中で約1,100頭ほどしか生息していないとされる絶滅危惧種で、現在も毎年約4%ずつ頭数が減少しており、最新の医療設備がそろったモンクシール医療施設の開業によって、負傷して保護されたモンクシールの治療などが行われ、絶滅危惧種の保護につながると期待されている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

ハナウマ湾が一時閉園

ローカルニュース - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:12
 オアフ島の人気観光スポットであるハナウマ湾が、園内の水道管工事のため一時閉園となっている。 今回の一時閉園は、水道管工事に伴い園内の公衆トイレの利用などが不可になっているためで、当局では、ハナウマ湾への立ち入りはできないものの、湾の駐車場とビジターセンターは平常通りに利用できるとしている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

New York Times: Efforts to rein in public-sector pension costs fall short, experts say

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Christie will talk more about New Jersey's pension troubles on Tuesday, when he delivers his annual budget address, but the state's underfunded system typifies a problem bedeviling cities and states across the country.

Obituaries

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Britta Yolande Akau • Demetria Atad • Marlo G. Basuel • Nora Yoshino Inaba • Hiroichi Inamine • Florence M. Jo • Gloria Jean Kaohe • Geraldine Hatsuko Kotake • Vivian Kwock Ching Leong • Agustina Patoc Martin • and more

Task force could explore county status for Niihau

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
A state Senate bill has stirred mixed views on how making Niihau a county would affect the privately owned island and the state. Powers and duties on Niihau relating to taxation of real property would be administered by Kauai County, according to the bill. Niihau is part of Kauai County.

Puna residents divided on Hanohano controversy

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
PAHOA » State Rep. Faye Hanohano's recent remarks and actions have roiled the state Capitol, but in her home district of Puna her constituents remain divided about the alleged misconduct.

Dentists decry bill to change board

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Powers and duties on Niihau relating to taxation of real property would be administered by Kauai County, according to the bill. Niihau is part of Kauai County.

Relatives of Waikiki woman are ‘praying for a miracle’

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
The family of Jullie Stephenson is growing increasingly distraught as her condition worsens, three weeks after a Waikiki robbery left her in a coma. Last week, the 52-year-old grandmother's liver and kidneys began to fail and she had bleeding in her lungs.

Current UH regent skipped as gov appoints 4 to board

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
University of Hawaii Board of Regents Vice Chairman James Lee has been passed up by Gov. Neil Abercrombie for another term on the board. Abercrombie has selected retired UH administrator Lee Putnam to fill Lee's Ho­nolulu seat.

Volcanic Ash: Renewed rivalries and rants are like watch, wince, repeat

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
It's the last Sunday of the month and time to "flASHback" on February's news that amused and confused:

Skywatch: Spot Jupiter in evening; catch Venus before dawn

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Since Venus has moved to the morning sky, Jupiter stands unchallenged as the most brilliant dot in March's evening sky. The planet shines at minus 2.3 magnitude. Look for it at dusk in early March about two-thirds of the way up in the east.

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Waikiki, downtown crime sweep nets 137 • 3 suspects sought in armed robbery • Man faces drug and ammunition charges • Alleged television thief remains in custody • Bird watcher rescued in good condition • Corrections officers sought on 3 islands

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Cooler, clearer weather forecast • Volcanoes park partners with Chinese facility

Isle teen helps devise swift way to detect E. coli

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
A high school sophomore's science fair project could help to transform the way health inspectors and the food industry go about detecting E. coli bacteria.

Defense secretary denies bid to honor Marine

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
A third U.S. secretary of defense has denied a Medal of Honor for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, a Hawaii-based Marine who was killed in house-to-house fighting in Iraq in 2004.

Students tell how teachers measuring up

Local News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Only half of Hawaii's third-, fourth- and fifth-grade public school teachers got high marks from students for maintaining control in their classrooms last semester, one of seven areas students now score teachers on as part of the state Department of Education's new performance-based evaluation system.