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Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Lt. Gen. John Toolan Jr., commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force, has been nominated to serve as commander of Marine Corps Forces Pacific, the Pentagon announced this month.

911 Report

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Woman accused of assaulting boyfriend • Crash victim is identified on Big Island • Maui shed fire causes $11,500 in damage • Playground welcomes kids in Kona

Obituaries

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Felicidad A. Ancheta • Lourdes Jacob Bactad • Dora M. Bednarski • Amisone Feleti • Karen Frances Field • Saffery Shigematsu Higa • Richard Hiroshi Kodama • Caroline Kam In Lee • and more

Mayor lobbies to raise hotels' property tax rate

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Citing the need to raise money "to address the homeless situation in Wai­kiki," Mayor Kirk Caldwell is making a last-minute push for City Council members to increase proposed property tax rates on hotel and resort owners further.

Votes reflect different ideals on privacy

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
In his first important vote after being appointed to the U.S. Senate in December 2012, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz weighed in against a five-year extension of the federal government's expanded power to conduct electronic surveillance against terrorist targets outside the United States.

‘Watered-down’ bill loses support

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa on Thursday voted against a bill that would restrict the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone rec­ords, arguing that it was too watered down.

HCDA pushed governor for veto

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
The Hawaii Community Development Authority privately recommended that Gov. Neil Abercrombie veto a bill curtailing its power, arguing that the bill would not necessarily improve transparency and accountability of an authority under public scrutiny over the redevelopment of Kaka­ako.

OHA seeks opinions on nation building

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will hold a special meeting Thursday to gather public comment on the agency's nation-building efforts — the possible first step in what may lead to a delay in the proc­ess.

Ige pledges to restore the public's confidence in government

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
State Sen. David Ige told Demo­crats on Sunday that many voters have lost faith in state government and believe too many decisions are being made on behalf of special interests, not the public's interest.

Obituaries

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Scott Kalani Bush • Gloria Buenavista Campos • Mary A. Clemente • Shizume Izumi • Masae Morita • Paul Taira Nakaura • Charles William Ricketts • Barbara Jane Rodrigues • and more

Busy voyaging canoe crews catch breath before departure

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
All the public ceremonies, tours and extended farewells in Hawaii are pau. Now all that's left for the crews of Hokule‘a and Hikianalia are to make some last-minute canoe fixes, take a few deep breaths and sail around the world.

Hawaii couple aid in rebuilding villages devastated by disasters

Local News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Hawaii lawmaker John Mizuno and his wife, May Besario Mizuno, are visiting the Philippines to assist in rebuilding efforts after natural disasters last autumn.

アラモアナに新たなコンド建設計画が浮上

ローカルニュース - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 08:31
 オアフ島アラモアナ地区にあるアラモアナセンター山側に、新たなコンドミニアムの建設計画が浮上していることが明らかになった。 新たなコンドミニアムの建設場所として浮上しているのは、2007年より韓国のサムグ社が保有しているアラモアナ地区のコナ通り沿いにある1.4エーカーの土地で、サムグ社側では、ホノルル市が建設計画を進めている鉄道システムの駅と一体化した234室を有するコンドミニアムを建設する方向で計画を進めており、数ヶ月以内に、コンドミニアムの建設計画に関する書類等が市当局に提出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

オアフ島北東沖で微震を観測

ローカルニュース - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 08:14
 米地質調査局は昨日午後16:40ごろ、オアフ島北東沖でマグニチュード3.4の微震が観測されたと発表した。 当局は、昨日観測された地震の震源地は、オアフ島カイルアの東北東沖約45マイル、モロカイ島のクアラプウの北側39マイルの地点で、震源の深さは2.9マイルだったとしている。 なお、昨日の地震による津波の発生や建物被害等は確認されていないものの、当局のウェブサイトには、モロカイ島やオアフ島から地震を感じたとの投稿が寄せられ、その中には震源から66マイル離れたオアフ島カポレイ地区からの投稿も含まれていた。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

Ige takes stand against amendment on preschool funding

Local News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
In a stark policy difference with Gov. Neil Abercrombie, state Sen. David Ige said Tuesday he opposes a constitutional amendment that would allow public money to be spent on private preschool.

Ex-reporter Mary Zanakis will run for lieutenant governor

Local News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Mary Zanakis spent two dec­ades as a news reporter with KITV and KHON. "I think I could contribute to the betterment of Hawaii's people," she said.

Thunderstorms create havoc all around Oahu

Local News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Intense thundershowers knocked out electricity, disabled traffic signals and flooded streets and highways around Oahu on Sunday.

Girl Scout leads peers to decorate vets' graves

Local News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
When Girl Scout Marissa Lum decided to do her Gold Award proj­ect to produce lei for decorating the Memorial Day graves at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, she had no idea the effort would blossom so.

Charter school's class of 9 graduates is its first

Local News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Kamaile draws from a cross section of high-need populations. More than 80 percent of students qualify for free or discounted lunch, 14 percent require special-educational accommodations, 13 percent are learning English as a second language and 14 percent are homeless.