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Shining Stars

Local News - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:52
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced this year's National Merit $2,500 scholarship winners. Several Hawaii students are among the recipients.

シートベルト着用キャンペーンがスタート

ローカルニュース - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 08:30
 ハワイ州内では昨日より、シートベルト着用と子供用カーシートの利用を促すことを目的とした「クリック・オア・チケット」キャンペーンをスタートしている。 ハワイ州法では、シートベルトの着用が義務づけられているほか、助手席に座ることができるのは8歳以上、ピックアップトラックの後部の荷台部分に乗り込むことができるのは12歳以上で、ピックアップトラックの座席が荷物などでいっぱいで利用することができない場合のみと定められており、違反者には罰金が科せられる。 また、運転中の携帯電話等の電子機器の使用も法律で禁止されており、罰金として、最初の違反で$200、2度目以上の違反で$300が設定されている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

フィリピン航空がハワイ便を増便

ローカルニュース - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 08:19
 フィリピンの航空会社で、同国のフラッグキャリアであるフィリピン航空が、フィリピンの首都マニラとホノルルを結ぶ定期便を増便する予定であることが明らかになった。 フィリピン航空は現在、マニラとホノルル間の定期便を週3便運航しているものの、8月1日からは週5便を運行するとしている。 ハワイとフィリピンを結ぶ定期便は、フィリピン航空のほかに、2008年よりハワイアン航空が定期便を運行していたものの、昨夏に撤退している。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

Oregon farmers ask voters to ban GMOs

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Unable to find a good solution to protecting their certified organic seed crops from potential contamination from genetically engineered crops, small organic farmers in this Oregon valley are appealing to a higher power: voters.

Corrections

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Newswatch

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Worker trapped in trench with broken pipe • Isles prefer Liam, Olivia as baby names • Whale sanctuary panel looks for members; and more

911 Report

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Man whose body was found died naturally • Driver faces attempted-murder charge

Thousands of weed-eating moths at work on Maui

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A state program aimed at knocking back a toxic weed has released more than 10,000 Madagascan fireweed moths and larvae in the past year.

Woman held for allegedly hitting victim with vehicle

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A 30-year-old Hono­lulu woman arrested on suspicion of intentionally striking a 73-year-old woman in a Wai­kiki parking garage with her car has a history of driving problems and has frightened a neighborhood with her erratic behavior behind the wheel.

Fraud is given prison, ordered to pay money

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A federal judge sentenced a convicted scammer who stole the properties of three men, after they traveled to the Philippines to meet him, to 14 years and eight months in prison for wire fraud.

Healthcare Insurers bleed $35.9M in first quarter

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The state's two largest health insurers are blaming substantial losses in the first quarter on a combined $54.1 million in fees related to Obama­care. HMSA recorded $46.1 million in costs due to the Affordable Care Act.

UH sticking with its presidential finalists

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Thursday defended its presidential search proc­ess, saying it still plans to make a selection sometime next month between finalists David Lassner and Frank Wier­cin­ski.

Bookie receives 10 months in jail for gambling

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A federal judge handed down a 10-month jail sentence Thursday for a man involved in running an Inter­­net sports betting operation in Hono­lulu that handled hundreds of millions of dollars in wagers.

Soggy van's owner sought by tow company

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The towing company that removed a stolen minivan from the Ala Wai Canal on Wednesday is trying to track down the owner to collect payment. The cost of the tow amounts to a little more than $400.

Kauai will test European missile defense system

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The development of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at Barking Sands is an indication of Hawaii's growing importance as a ballistic missile defense center.

Events urge folks to opt for spokes

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A series of events is planned to celebrate Bike Month in May, including Bike to Work Day on Friday. From 7 to 9:30 a.m. the Hawaii Bicycling League and local sponsors are celebrating the day on two wheels.

Measure would open conservation fund to parks

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Environmental groups are worried a proposal to include parks in the city's Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund would hamper efforts to buy areas in dire need of protection.

Rail board approves $57M in change orders

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Rail construction delays dating back to when Hono­lulu city officials awarded contracts to start building the proj­ect before they had the federal say-so to proceed have so far cost taxpayers $76 million — and that amount will likely grow.