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Hawaii was No. 2 in shark bites last year

Local News - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Hawaii tallied the second-highest count of shark attacks of any place on Earth last year, according to the University of Florida's annual International Shark Attack File report released last week. Only Florida had more shark attacks, with 23.

Sharks tweet warnings to Aussie beachgoers

Local News - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
The state of Western Australia is using some of the same technology that shark researchers are using in Hawaii, except they're going a step further to warn beachgoers of individual sharks in near-real time on Twitter.

Researchers are urged to value native 'science'

Local News - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
In her keynote address at Sunday's opening of the 17th biennial Ocean Sciences Meeting, National Geographic explorer Elizabeth Kapuuwailanui Lindsey shared a memory about her late mentor, Pius "Mau" Piai­lug, the esteemed Micronesian navigator whose work to preserve traditional way-finding practices influenced generations of modern Polynesian voyagers.

Kokua Line: It is illegal for homeowners to burn leaves, trash in yard

Local News - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Question: I live in Kaimuki. My neighbor constantly is burning dry leaves from his mango tree. The smoke is terrible and going into all the neighbors houses, especially during Kona winds. Is burning leaves and brush and old branches allowed?

Agencies coordinate strategies to take on hardest cases

Local News - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Teens with multiple problems can get lost in the shuffle and wind up in institutions, partly because confidentiality rules prevent agencies from sharing information and parents are often left out of the loop.

Troubled youths may get chance at treatment

Local News - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
At 17 he is a solidly built 6-footer who flies into rages, his mind haunted by delusions. His neighbors in Nuu­anu Valley had become familiar with the sound of his voice at full throttle. On the morning of Jan. 28, he showed up at Roosevelt High in hopes of registering for classes at a new school.

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
House leaders yet to meet about Hanohano • Teachers bristle at evaluations • Ohana event set for UH-Hilo

911 Report

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.