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Role in cocaine conspiracy results in guilty plea, prison

Local News - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
An Anna Miller's bakery manager was taken into federal custody Tuesday after pleading guilty to a drug conspiracy charge.

Effort informs of domestic workers' rights

Local News - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill into law last year that protects domestic workers under the state's labor and civil rights laws. And now state agencies, community advocates and service providers are launching a multilingual public education campaign to spread the word.

Embezzlement at credit union generates 2 more guilty pleas

Local News - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
Two former employees of the credit union that serves TheBus workers face up to 30 years in prison each after pleading guilty Tuesday to embezzlement.

More same-sex couples choosing Hawaii for weddings

Local News - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities have opened up business and tourism opportunities throughout the state.

Some UH regents appear open to adjusting tuition increases

Local News - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
Members of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents' budget committee Tuesday hinted at the possibility of providing some tuition relief to students as early as next spring.

Schofield troops to depart for mission in Afghanistan

Local News - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
About 110 Schofield Barracks soldiers stood at attention Tuesday as they prepared for something increasingly rare: a deployment to Afghanistan.

Family sues Mao Organic Farms over death at farmers market

Local News - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
The family of a 27-year-old woman who was fatally injured by a truck at Kapiolani Community College Farmers' Market has filed a lawsuit against Mao Organic Farms and the truck driver.

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 04:51
EPA cites geothermal plant for violations • Public meetings will cover GMO, pesticide rules • Mounting costs halt bid to build animal shelter

自転車に乗って動物園へ行こう

ローカルニュース - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:18
 ホノルル市当局は、5月18日(日)に、オアフ島のホノルル動物園で今回で6度目となる人気イベント「Bike to the Zoo Day」を開催する。 毎年多くの市民が集まる人気イベントは、当日9:00~14:00に、ホノルル動物園を自転車で訪問した場合に入場料が無料となるというもので、先着200名には景品が贈呈される。 なお、自転車で訪れる場合は、動物園の入場口がモンサラット通り側からとなっているほか、無料の駐輪場の利用が可能となっている。
参考:KHON2

2013年度のハワイで人気のベビーネーム

ローカルニュース - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 08:07
 社会保険当局は昨日、昨年ハワイでもっとも人気のあったベビー・ネームを発表した。 昨年ハワイで生まれた赤ちゃんの名前でもっとも多かったのは、男の子が「リアム」、女の子が「オリビア」で、2位以下にランクインした名前は、男の子が「メイソン」、「ノア」、「イーサン」、「ローガン」の順となったほか、女の子では「ソフィア」、「アヴァ」、「エマ」、「ミア」と続いている。 なおアメリカ国内でもっとも人気のあった名前は、男の子が「ノア」、女の子が「ソフィア」で、ハワイ語でもっとも人気の高かった男の子の名前の「カイ」は全米19位、女の子の名前「マリア」は全米21位に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

Obituaries

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
Luz Egan Abanes • Leonida Forniloza Amore • Josephine Barney • Nancy Toyoko Baum • Juanita Damma Biazo • Sixto Constantino • Romulo Celis Dascil • Rosalinda May Dumlao • and more

Extra $10M from hotel tax funds health plans, eases rate hikes

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
The bump in hotel tax revenue that state lawmakers offered Hawaii's counties this legislative session was a glass-half-empty raise. Mayors wanted a return to a 44.8 percent share of the transient accommodations tax.

Corrections

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
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.

OHA executive defends letter to Kerry

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
Appearing with more than 100 supporters at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs offices Monday, OHA Chief Executive Officer Kama­na‘o­pono Crabbe didn't back down in his flap with OHA trustees over the letter he sent to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asking for a legal opinion on whether the Hawaiian kingdom still exists as an independent nation under international law.

New plan targets taxes for hotels, pricey homes

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
While Mayor Kirk Caldwell has suggested increases in tax rates for pricey investment and hotel/resort properties, City Council Budget Chairwoman Ann Koba­ya­shi is proposing increasing the burdens on high-priced homes and lessening the hike on hotels and resorts.

Waitlist to open for families seeking housing vouchers

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
After nine years the city is opening up the waitlist on its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program from Thursday through May 21, the Department of Community Services announced Monday.

Speed possibly contributes to deaths of 2 Maui drivers in separate crashes

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
Speed appears to be a factor in two Maui crashes that killed the drivers Sunday night and Monday morning, police said.

4 defendants plead not guilty in sweepstakes machine case

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
The remaining four defendants in the racketeering and gambling case involving Products Direct Sweepstakes machines pleaded not guilty Monday morning in state court.

Oahu homeless count rises for the sixth year

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
The number of homeless people rose in January for the sixth consecutive year, according to the 2014 Point in Time survey the city is releasing Tuesday.