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Most voters say bullying needs attention, poll finds

Local News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:55
Equality Hawai‘i Foundation, hoping to spark more efforts to prevent bullying, released poll data Thursday showing that voters think it's an important issue and that Caucasians in Hawaii are the ethnic group most likely to report being bullied.

State is seeking DEA permit to import industrial hemp seed

Local News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:55
After watching Kentucky's hemp seed importation quandary unfold last week, Hawaii plans to apply for a Drug Enforcement Administration permit to prevent delays in its own plan for industrial hemp.

Jurors deciding whether slain girl's dad is eligible for death penalty

Local News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:55
The U.S. District Court jurors who last month found Naeem J. Williams guilty of capital murder for the child abuse beating death of his 5-year-old daughter began deliberating Thursday on whether the former Schofield Barracks soldier is eligible for the death penalty.

Art and commerce collide at Nuuanu mansion

Local News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:55
The historic former Marks Estate is losing its steward and two 90-something sisters who call the stately Nuu­anu property home, after a tangled financial affair that involves what the property owner claims is a $40 million masterwork painting that he can’t sell to save his beloved estate.

Thousands apply to get rental funds

Local News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:55
The city received 14,316 applications for Section 8 rental assistance during a one-week open application period that ended at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

420 keiki to land spots in preschool

Local News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:55
Abercrombie’s universal preschool plan will serve 220 fewer 4-year-olds than planned, establishing prekindergarten classes at 18 instead of 30 public schools next school year.

Isle delegation reserves judgment on VA head

Local News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:55
Despite mounting pressure on both sides of the political aisle for the firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, none of Hawaii's congressional delegation members, all Demo­crats, had joined the calls Thursday seeking his ouster.

Hawaii island painter supported arts community

Local News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii island artist Kay Kyoko Yoko­yama, known for her devotion to culture and the arts, died April 29 at Kua­kini Medical Center. She was 88. Yokoyama won various awards for her artwork.

Kokua Line: Organization and veteran license plates are different

Local News - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 04:55
Question: I’m calling about a person who’s driving around in a Jeep with an illegal veteran’s license plate. He’s not a veteran. He’s never been in the military. Whom do I call, or can you help get him to remove his license plate?


ローカルニュース - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 08:16
 オアフ島ワイキキ地区にある戦没者記念プールが、地域資産の保全活動を行う非営利団体であるナショナル・トラストによって国宝に指定された。 ナショナル・トラストのステファニー・ミークス氏は戦没者記念プールを国宝として指定した理由として、戦没者記念プールは、ハワイにとってだけでなく、米国にとっても貴重でユニークな建造物であるためとしている。  戦没者記念プールに関しては、昨年、ホノルルのカーライル市長とハワイ州のアバクロンビー知事が、1,840万ドルを投じて、プールの撤去と戦没者記念碑であるアーチ部分の移送、そして同地区を新たなビーチとして活用する案を発表しているものの、ナショナル・トラスト側は、戦没者記念プールの再構築を行うことが、環境的にも歴史的にも正しい方法であるとしている。なお、戦没者記念プールの再構築を行う場合には、6,940万ドルの資金が必要であると試算されている。


ローカルニュース - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 08:15
 オアフ島のハワイ・コンベンション・センターで昨夜、ハワイのグラミー賞とも言われているハワイの音楽の祭典「第37回ナ・ホク・ハノハノ・アワード」が開催された。 今回で37度目となったナ・ホク・ハノハノ・アワードでは、ハワイ島出身のマーク・ヤマナカが、最優秀アルバム賞、最優秀ハワイアン・アルバム賞、シングル・オブ・ザ・イヤーを受賞したほか、マーク・ヤマナカとカマカ・クコナの両名が最優秀男性ボーカリスト賞を受賞した。なお、カマカ・クコナは最優秀新人賞の栄冠も獲得している。 このほか、フル・リンジーが最優秀女性ボーカリスト賞を受賞し、レゲエバンドとして活躍しているザ・グリーンが最優秀グループ賞とレゲエ・アルバム・オブ・ザ・イヤー、最優秀お気に入りエンターテイナー賞を、そしてハーブ・オオタ・ジュニアが最優秀ウクレレアルバム賞を受賞している。


Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Cecilia Ann Enonpua Abad • Momilani Sarah Abrahams • Benjamin Agag Agustin • Thelma Ayangco Argota • Bernardo Aaron Bernard • Regina Alcantra Calderon • Bruce Doorly • and more

Island Images

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56


Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Man indicted in stabbing • Ferry terminal's upgrade is pau • Landfill to close early Saturday

911 Report

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Suspect arrested in Friendly Isle death • Sailboat removed from reef off Kona

Unusual sight in night sky caused by Kauai missile test

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Condensed water vapor trailing a missile that was launched off Kauai drew quite a bit of attention Tuesday, prompting speculation about a strange light in the night sky.

Convict receives 40 years for home invasion robbery

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
A 36-year-old man who beat a murder charge connected to a 2007 Maili home invasion robbery was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for that robbery.

Up to 7 storms forecast for Pacific

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Forecasters expect the Central Pacific Basin, which includes Hawaii, will experience four to seven tropical cyclones — an uptick from the annual average of four to five for the June-November season.

Teacher evaluation system undergoing review

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
As public school teachers await their first performance ratings under the state's new evaluation system, Department of Education officials say they are weighing ways to improve the controversial evaluations for next year.