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Tip credit stymies accord on raise

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
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.

Hawaiian immersion program gets 'teeth'

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
In what Hawaiian language advocates called a bold and monumental step, the Board of Education on Tuesday made substantial policy changes to its Hawaiian language immersion program.

Circuit Judge Michael Wilson sees court as 'public conscience'

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Tuesday announced the nomination of Circuit Judge Michael Wilson to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

Teacher is sent to prison for meth-trafficking role

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Special-education teacher Janice Fontes apologized in federal court Tuesday to her children, grandchildren, school, students, church and community for her role in trafficking meth­am­pheta­mine into Hawaii.

Councilman wants income limit lowered for affordable shelter

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
City Councilman Ron Menor wants to make it easier for those at the lowest income levels to benefit from rules that require developers to set aside affordable housing units.

Easing the housing crunch for low-income citizens

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
A decades-long debate over the best way to make more homes available to the neediest families continues at the Hono­lulu City Council on Wednesday.

Persons of interest named in cases of missing women

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
The Maui Police Department on Tuesday identified the ex-boyfriends of two missing Maui women as persons of interest but not suspects.

Advocates spend $509,900 in lobbying for gay marriage

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Equality Hawaii, channeling resources from several gay rights and civil liberties organizations, directed more than $509,900 worth of lobbying to help pass a gay marriage law in a special session of the state Legislature last fall.

Hanohano abuses authority, DLNR says

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources on Tuesday complained about the behavior of state Rep. Faye Hano­hano, portraying the representative as "abusive in authority, racially discriminatory and inappropriate" to the department's staff.

Kokua Line: Hawaii Kai ridge flags not connected to air rescue

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Question: On Sunday, Jan. 12, at about 8 p.m., a fire-truck and another emergency vehicle with sirens on drove up Ainapo Street to Hahaione Park and were there for a considerable time.

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Project to improve Kahana park facilities • Neighbor held in man's assault • Officials warn of pyramid scheme

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Alleged purse snatcher arrested in Kapolei • Burglar sought in Feb. 3 Makiki Inn heist

Cara Miaがダウンタウンに移転

ローカルニュース - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:27
 オアフ島ワード地区のワードウェアハウス内でハローキティのグッズを中心に販売していた雑貨店「Cara Mia」が、ダウンタウンのトパ・ファイナンシャル・センター内へ移転することが明らかになった。なお、ワード店は先月28日に閉店している。 売り場面積675平方フィートの新店舗は、ダウンタウンのビショップ通り沿いにあり、来週中のオープンが予定されている新店舗では、ハローキティなどのサンリオグッズの販売のほか、5歳以上の子どもを対象とした誕生日パーティーの開催にも対応するとしている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

UHがマウナケア山頂の借地契約を承認

ローカルニュース - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:21
 UH(ハワイ大学)の委員会は、ハワイ島マウナケア山頂での建設計画が進められている世界最大の光学望遠鏡設置のための借地契約を、賛成15、反対1で承認すると発表した。 今回、マウナケア山頂に設置が予定されている望遠鏡は、UHのほか、カリフォルニアやカナダの大学や日本、中国、インドの研究機関も参加している共同プロジェクトで、望遠鏡の設置工事は今年中に着手され、2021年に完成する見込みとなっている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Teacher is sent to prison for meth-trafficking role

Local News - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
Special-education teacher Janice Fontes apologized in federal court Tuesday to her children, grandchildren, school, students, church and community for her role in trafficking meth­am­pheta­mine into Hawaii.

Study needs public's help to document state butterfly

Local News - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
Scientists at the University of Hawaii are asking the public to keep an eye out for the Kame­ha­meha butterfly and report its whereabouts as they try to map out populations and attempt to figure out why the insect is on the decline.

New York Times: At Lunar New Year, a Big, Red Target for Pickpockets

Local News - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
NEW YORK >> There is no red bunting on the front door of Helen Hsu’s home in Rego Park, Queens, no festive garlands or totems that often bedeck Chinese homes like hers during the monthlong Lunar New Year celebration, which began more than two weeks ago.

New York Times: Emails Provide Glimpse of Governor in ’10 Race

Local News - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
Even as Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin looks ahead to 2016 and a possible presidential bid, his political past as Milwaukee County Executive has come back to haunt him.

Obituaries

Local News - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
Clinton Yoshitake Abe • Benjamin Agonias • Layne Ah Leong • Clare Rylander Alford • Elsie Apana • Jane T. Ashbrook • Leonard Charles Berube; and more