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Driver's exam to be offered in Hawaiian in March

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Even though Hawaiian is one of the official languages of the state, residents won't be able to take driver's license exams in the language until next month. The state Department of Transportation is preparing to make Hawaiian an exam language at the end of March.

New York Times: Political star rises on vow to upend Italy's old order

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
ROME » He sometimes wears a leather bomber jacket, embracing the iconography of the rebel. He has rocketed through Italian politics by taking on the establishment, especially in his own left-leaning party.

Newswatch

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Man, 72, faces murder charge • Kauai bus fleet is overhauled with 20 vehicles • Maui mayor’s meet-and-greet set for Saturday

Battle over wage heats up

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
State Sen. Clayton Hee challenged the Senate on Wednesday to hear a new minimum wage bill while labor and social-service advocates warned lawmakers not to let a pay raise for low-income workers drift into the morass of election-year political maneuvering.

Kauai to hire lawyer for GMO suit

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
The Kauai County Council on Wednesday approved a request to hire special counsel to represent the county in a lawsuit by three seed companies that want to block the implementation of a new ordinance regulating pesticide use and genetically modified crops.

Judge acquits 2 charged in drug case

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
A federal judge acquitted two men on trial for their alleged involvement in a drug trafficking and distribution ring before either man presented a defense.

UH researchers lend support to a fisher's claim of a sea odyssey

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Data from the same computer modeling used to track tsunami debris support the improbable, harrowing account of a Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived more than a year adrift at sea before his boat washed ashore in the Marshall Islands, University of Hawaii researchers say.

Downed rock wall's owner issued notice of violation

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
The city has issued a notice of violation against the owner of a property whose rock retaining wall collapsed onto Diamond Head Road, closing the thoroughfare for six hours Tuesday.

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Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
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$10 monthly trash pickup fee proposed

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Oahu households would be charged $10 a month for curbside garbage pickup under a bill proposed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration on Wednesday.

Whatever Happened To: Slayer of peacock decided not to sue condo association

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Question: Whatever happened to the lawsuit that was supposed to be filed in the aftermath of cruelty-to-animals charges against the woman who killed a peacock with a baseball bat in 2009?

Kokua Line: Capitol Place parking vendor to give overpayment refunds

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Question: I thought that because Capitol Place was built on a municipal parking lot, it was required to charge municipal rates for public parking. However, the parking vendor installed a machine to collect parking fees which neither accepts coins nor gives change.

Newswatch

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Mayor tours Philippines to give business, sister-city ties a lift • Mom-to-be last seen on Sunday • Motorist killed in park crash • Man, 90, dies in shed collapse

911 Report

Local News - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 05:44
Man is charged with attempted murder • Overheated batteries led to Ewa Beach fire • Argument prompts alleged stabbing • Suspect held in kidnapping of boy, 16

ホノルル生まれのライオンがテキサスへ引越し

ローカルニュース - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 09:31
 オアフ島ワイキキにあるホノルル動物園は13日(木)、同園で誕生した雄のライオンのケコアがテキサス州ウェイコにあるキャメロンパーク動物園に引越しすると明らかにした。 ケコアの引越しは、ライオンの繁殖プログラム( Species Survival Plan )のために実施されるもので、動物園関係者は「ケコアがいなくなるのは寂しいですが、新天地で家族を形成し、立派なテキサス生まれの百獣の王を誕生させてくれることを願っています」との声明を発表している。 ホノルル動物園で、ほかの2匹の雌ライオンとともに誕生したケコアは現在14ヶ月で、体重は251ポンドまで成長している。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

ハレクラニがベストプロポーズスポットに選出

ローカルニュース - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 09:30
 ラグジュアリー・トラベル誌が発表した世界でもっともプロポーズに最適なリゾートランキングで、オアフ島ワイキキのハレクラニホテルが、ハワイ州内にあるリゾートで唯一ランクインした。 ラグジュアリー・トラベル誌では、ハレクラニホテルについて、ラグジュアリーなビーチフロントのリゾートで、現代の優雅さと静かなオアシスのような空間が広がっているだけでなく、高いサービスも提供しているホテルとして紹介している。 同ランキングでは、世界中にある24のリゾートをプロポーズに適したスポットとして選出。アメリカ国内からは24リゾートのうちハレクラニを含む8のリゾートがランクインしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

New York Times: Trade pact with asia faces imposing hurdle: midterm politics

Local News - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON » President Barack Obama's ambitious trade agenda appeared to fall further victim to election-year politics on Capitol Hill on Friday when Vice President Joe Biden, in a closed-door retreat with House Democrats, said he understood why they would not grant Obama the crucial authority he needs to conclude large trade deals with Asia and Europe.

Bill to legalize pakalolo dies but bill to decriminalize lives

Local News - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
A bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Hawaii died in committee Thursday, but state lawmakers advanced a measure that could decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of the drug.

New York Times: As health care shifts, U.S. doctors switch to salaried jobs

Local News - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
American physicians, worried about changes in the health care market, are streaming into salaried jobs with hospitals. Though the shift from private practice has been most pronounced in primary care, specialists are following.