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Manta sanctuary

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
JAKARTA, Indonesia » Indonesia is now the world's largest sanctuary for manta rays, after officials were persuaded by evidence that the gentle giants known for delighting tourists are worth more alive than dead.

HPD seeks 5.5% raise for chief and deputies

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
The Honolulu Police Department says a 5.5 percent increase for the police chief and his deputies is needed to keep up with salaries of officers, whose salaries have climbed after successful union negotiations.

Trial set for Waikiki murder suspect

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
A 45-year-old man charged with stabbing a 34-year-old man at a Waikiki hostel is scheduled to go on trial in April. Charles Crawford of Waikiki is charged with second-degree attempted murder for critically wounding Kevin Szal on Feb. 8.

Future Caucus debuts to engage young people

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
Hawaii lawmakers officially launched the state's Future Caucus on Thursday — the first program of its kind at the state level, modeled after a national caucus co-founded last year by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

New independent party files to get on the ballot

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann may soon have a new political party. The Hawaii Independent Party filed enough signatures of registered voters with the state Office of Elections by Thursday's deadline to satisfy the requirement for a new party.

Schatz deserves a full Senate term, top Democrat says

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
After U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin won a second term in 2002, he asked U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye to escort him to the swearing-in ceremony because of his great respect for the Hawaii icon.

Seabees craft hundreds of traps to snag invasive beetle

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
Navy Seabees have been called in to combat a growing number of invasive coconut rhinoceros beetles discovered on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the Navy said Thursday.

Facts of the Matter: Cooling-off period following Big Bang generated matter

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
No one knows what the universe was like before the Big Bang, what caused it or exactly how the process took place. We do know that the standard model is consistent with the astronomical evidence that the universe is expanding.

Kokua Line: New spot for washing boats in Hawaii Kai is permanent

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
QUESTION: The wash-down area for boats at Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai recently was relocated to an area parallel to Kalanianaole Highway to allow repairs to the deteriorated pavement at the original wash-down area.

Island Images

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48

Newswatch

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
Marine's court-martial in death of prostitute scheduled for April • Infant's injuries lead to abuse investigation • Molokai access road reopens after cleanup • Threat with rifle brings charges for Pahoa man

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
Motorist accused of striking pair with car • Woman hospitalized after vehicle hits her • Man pleads not guilty in fatal stabbing • Suspect is arrested in alleged knife threat

10 prison pitches include new facility in West Oahu

Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
Replacing Hawaii's largest jail, Oahu Community Correctional Center, with a larger one in West Oahu is one of 10 proposals being considering to help alleviate a crisis of inmate overcrowding.

ラナイ劇場の再開発が進行中

ローカルニュース - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 09:50
 1990年代に閉館していたラナイ島のラナイ劇場の再開発が進められており、今年度末までに新しい劇場が開館する予定となっている。 二棟の施設からなるラナイ劇場は、完成時には60名まで収容できる小型のシアターと、100名分の座席を有する大型のシアターとなる予定で、シアターには最新のデジタル音響システムなどが導入されるほか、二棟のシアターの中間には、1930年代のラナイ島の様子を再現したアーチ型の入り口やドーマー窓を有するチケットオフィスや売店も建設される予定となっている。 ラナイ島は2012年6月に島の大部分をオラクル社の最高経営責任者であるラリー・エリソン氏が3億ドルで購入。現在、エリソン氏が数百万ドルを投じての再開発計画を進めている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

ハワイ州が全米で8番目に幸福度の高い州

ローカルニュース - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 09:40
 米ギャラップ社が行った「幸福度ランキング」で、過去5年間にわたって第1位を獲得していたハワイ住民の幸福度が全米8位であることが明らかになった。 今回の調査でもっとも幸福度が高い州とされたのはノースダコタ州で、次いで、サウスダコタ州、ネブラスカ州、ミネソタ州、モンタナ州、バーモント州、コロラド州が続いている。
参考:KITV4

Tip credit stymies accord on raise

Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
State House and Senate leaders have reached an understanding on raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour by January 2018 and expanding a tip credit to 75 cents, but an influential state senator wants a debate over the tip credit before signing off on the agreement.

Measure would create environmental court

Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
Crimes such as pumping pool water into the ocean and dumping trash on roadsides would be prosecuted better if Hawaii establishes an environmental court, advocates and regulators told state lawmakers this week.

New York Times: In sake, Japan sees a potential stimulus

Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
NIHONMATSU, Japan » As Japan confronts troubling economic data and memories of its stagnant "lost generation," the country's government is offering a little something to take the edge off: a bottle or two of sake.

New York Times: Religious right cheers Arizona bill derided by gay rights groups

Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
In New Mexico, a photographer declined to take pictures of a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony. In Washington state, a florist would not provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. And in Colorado, a baker refused to make a cake for a party marking the wedding of two men.