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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.

New York Times: States struggle to add Latinos to health rolls

Local News - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
LOS ANGELES » With an estimated 15 percent of the country's uninsured population, California is crucial to the success of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Here, that success cannot come without enrolling Latinos, who make up more than half of the state's uninsured.

Measure sparks e-cigarette debate

Local News - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
Supporters of electronic smoking devices gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday for the third time in less than a week to oppose proposed measures that would highly tax, regulate or ban the increasingly popular products.

Isle leader blended modern, traditional Hawaiian values

Local News - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
Architect, statesman, business leader, Native Hawaiian visionary — Kenneth Francis Kamu­oka­lani Brown's fingerprints are all over the modern history of Hawaii.

Victims lose $1.4 million to con artist, officials say

Local News - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
After meeting a Hawaii woman at a Hono­lulu restaurant in 1988, Bing Long Yee created 13 different identities over the next 25 years to bilk the woman and her friends out of $1.4 million, authorities said.

Hawaii in bid for conservation summit

Local News - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
Gov. Neil Abercrombie is hoping Hawaii will be selected to host a major worldwide conservation conference that could attract more than 8,000 delegates in 2016.