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$300 million super yacht drops anchor in Honolulu

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
The yacht, with a stairwell banister worth $60,000 and bath knobs costing $40,000 each, has berthed at Honolulu Harbor. Norman Cheu, owner of Norko Marine Agency, said the boat, whose arching hull reminds him of a submarine, is the most impressive vessel he's seen in 30 years as a ship agent in Hawaii.

Bill calls for $32M to build housing for homeless

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
City Council Chairman Ernie Martin wants to build permanent and temporary housing for the homeless by diverting $32 million from the $132 million pot that Mayor Kirk Caldwell set aside for road repaving.

City construction chief takes state post

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Honolulu Design and Construction Director Chris Takashige is leaving the city to join the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. His last day is Friday.

Tax evasion mastermind gets 2-year prison sentence

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
A California accountant described as the architect of a tax evasion scheme involving second-generation Hawaii car dealer Alan Pflueger was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison.

Kokua Line: There’s nowhere to have plastic bottle caps recycled

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Question: Could you please tell me what organization collects bottle covers? I couldn't find your past article on this.

Newswatch

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Waialae Avenue lanes to close • Half of Pali Highway to be shut • Pair arrested in robbery • Beach access on the agenda

Oahu's first transit-oriented design project gets green light

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
City leaders and developers have inked an agreement to proceed with what aims to be Oahu's first transit-oriented design project — at the site of the former Kam Drive-In — along the island's future rail transit line.

Review of isle VA clinics finds no scheduling problems

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
An inspection of Department of Veterans Affairs clinics on Oahu and some neighbor islands was conducted last week and “there were no scheduling practice issues brought to light,” said Patricia Matthews, spokeswoman for the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System.

Bill would ban foam takeout boxes

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Those foam and plastic containers that have become synonymous with plate lunches and bentos over the past few decades may become a thing of the past on Oahu under a Hono­lulu City Council bill that would require food containers to be compostable.

Defense expert to cite wife's sway with killer

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
One of the researchers involved in a well-known prison experiment that used Stanford University students as test subjects is expected to testify Thursday that a former Schofield Barracks soldier would not have abused and tortured his 5-year-old daughter without pressure from his wife.

Park size, spending hurt isles in ranking of top systems

Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
The highest percentage of park land in the country wasn't enough to offset relatively low parks spending as Honolulu scored in the middle of the pack in an annual survey of U.S. urban park systems unveiled Wednesday.

判事がカカアコ地区のコンド建設計画を一時停止

ローカルニュース - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:55
 ハワイ州のカール・サカモト巡回裁判所長は金曜日、オアフ島カカアコ地区の旧ホノルルアドバタイザー跡地に建設が予定されているコンドミニアム、801 South Streetの建設を一時的に停止するよう判決を下した。 サカモト裁判長は今回の建設一時停止の理由として、ハワイ州が建物の建設を行う際に定めている土地の考古学調査等が州法に従った形で行われなかったためとしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

市議が発泡スチロール容器の使用禁止案を提案

ローカルニュース - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:54
 ホノルル市議会のスタンリー・チャン議員は、ホノルル市内のレストラン等で持ち帰り用として使用されている発泡スチロール製の容器の使用を禁止することを定めた新法案を市議会に提出すると明らかにした。 今回チャン議員が提出を検討している新法案では、皿やコップ、ボウルやトレイなど、発泡スチロール製でできている容器類の使用を禁止し、将来的に堆肥などに変化するコンポスタブルな容器のみを使用することを定めるもので、ハワイアンバーベキュー社のエディ・フロレス氏は「コンポスタブルな容器は発泡スチロール製の容器に比べて価格も高く、ギリギリの予算で営業を行っている小さな食堂などの負担が大きすぎる」として、同法案の導入は実現的ではないと指摘している。 なお、同法案が市議会で承認、可決された場合、オアフ島内での発泡スチロール製の容器の使用が2016年1月1日より全面的に禁止となる。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウKHON2

Obituaries

Local News - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Dorothea Hideko Aguigui • Marilyn Helene Kaleinani Apiki • John William Barnes • Glenn V. Butler • Ying Kiu Chang • Betty Jane Cypriano • Jean Marie Darling • Felipe Fuerte Dela Cruz • and more

Alien beetle bugs palms at 6 places on Oahu, state says

Local News - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
An alien invader that threatens Hawaii's iconic coconut palms appears to be spreading on Oahu and may have established a breeding population, state officials say.

Handi-Van driver saves passengers from vehicle fire

Local News - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Honolulu transit leaders are hailing a Handi-Van driver as a hero for helping two passengers escape from her van last weekend shortly before a fire on board engulfed it in flames.

More towers on the rise in Kakaako

Local News - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Kakaako is in the middle of a residential tower development wave that builders see as meeting overwhelming homebuyer demand, but some area residents see as crowding their quality of life.

What Ever Happened To: No action taken in Hawaii on pitch to shut post offices

Local News - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
QUESTION: Whatever happened to the plan to close five Hawaii post office branches? The U.S. Postal Service held meetings in September to gather public input regarding the proposal.

Kokua Line: No ban on balloon releases, but metal ones are trouble

Local News - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Question: I want to release balloons at my father's funeral. Is that legal? Are there any state or city regulations regarding that?