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Finalist for UH's top job is targeted in petition

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
An online petition imploring the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to reject a retired Army officer in the running to be the next UH president had garnered more than 350 signatures by Monday evening.

Hit-run driver seeks Veterans Court

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
A motorist who pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run collision involving the death of a Hawaii Pacific University student in front of the school's Hawaii Loa campus says he is suffering from post-traumatic stress and wants to be sentenced in the state's Veterans Treatment Court.

Incidental Lives: Premature baby beats odds, blossoms into gifted woman

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
In the hours and days following the birth of her child, Luana Yee received a most unusually somber procession of callers. "People kept saying, ‘I'm so sorry,'" she recalls. "They gave their condolences."

911 Report

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
Kau resident is charged in Hilo stabbing • Honolulu man ID'd as Magic Island victim

Newswatch

Local News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
Bail bond agent's license is suspended • Detectives investigate Puna blaze • Kansas man dies in incident off Kaanapali; and more

当局がビショップ博物館に200万ドルを提供

ローカルニュース - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 08:16
 ハワイ州のアバクロンビー知事とツツイ副知事は昨日、オアフ島のビショップ博物館を訪問し、博物館の設備投資費用として州からの補助金200万ドルを進呈した。 今回提供された200万ドルは、ビショップ博物館内にあるパウアヒホール、ジャブルカビル、ハレ・キニ・ビルのエネルギー効率改善プロジェクトに活用される予定で、建物内の空調設備の改修や窓の取替えなどが行われる見込みとなっている。
参考:KHON2

州内で挙式したカップルの7組に1組は同性婚

ローカルニュース - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 08:15
 ハワイ州保険局は、ハワイ州で同性同士の結婚を認める新法案が可決されてから6カ月の間に州内で挙式したカップルのうち、7組に1組が同性婚カップルであったと明らかにした。 当局では、昨年の12月2日から州内で挙式したカップルの数は9,640組で、そのうち同性婚カップルは1,417組だったほか、挙式した同性婚カップルの52%が州外居住者だったとしている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Lack of staff cancels inmates' Mother's Day visits

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Inmates at Hawaii's women's prison weren't able to visit with their children on Mother's Day because not enough guards showed up for work.

Obituaries

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Jane Margery Adams • Jerry Yoshio Asato • Juanita Damma Biazo • Sally Cariaga-Taneyo • Justiniano Lorenzo Castillo • Ronald Chun • Donald Marion Cook Sr. • Penny Lou Kyoko Endo • and more

Hee announces run for lieutenant governor

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Former state Rep. Gil Riviere said Sunday that he will enter the Demo­cratic primary for the state Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Clayton Hee, who is running for lieutenant governor.

Many defy warnings at Sacred Falls disaster site

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
A rise in recent citations for people trespassing at Sacred Falls State Park prompted the Department of Land and Natural Resources to remind the public that the park is closed due to danger from falling rocks.

Florida man reclaims world fireknife title

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Amid circles of fire and the crescendo of pounding drums, Via Tiu­malu Jr. of Orlando, Fla., twirled and danced his way to the senior division crown at the 22nd annual World Fireknife Championships late Saturday night at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie.

Army brigade from Oahu trains in California's high desert

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
About 3,100 Schofield Barracks soldiers and hundreds of Stryker armored vehicles are in the California desert for a month of large-scale war-fighting practice — training that had ended several years ago for Hawaii units as deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan stopped.

New eatery helps city reclaim beach spot

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
A strident homeless man started yelling obscenities, causing Mayor Kirk Caldwell and several members of his administration to look up from their lunch at the newly opened Waikiki Grass Shack Bistro.

Hawaii farmland swelled recently, feds say

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Like unplanted soil washed away by heavy rain, the amount of land farmed in Hawaii has eroded significantly with the decline in plantation agriculture over the past several decades.

Dispute over Kapolei landfill 'in limbo'

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
The fate of the Wai­ma­nalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill remains uncertain 15 months after the city endeavored to reach a resolution with the community group that's fought the hardest to shutter Oahu's only municipal dump.

Website blamed for fewer visitors

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
The head of the Pacific Aviation Museum is blaming an online ticket reservation system for a dramatic drop in sales this year.

Crime crackdown sweeps through Waikiki

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Louise Jane Brown cries on the sidewalk of Kala­kaua Avenue as she recounts a recent assault and other horrors that she has experienced living homeless in Wai­kiki.

Ocean Watch: Calm seas and light wind make for a pleasure cruise

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
In 2006 my friend Scott helped me sail Honu from island to island across the South Pacific. "When I signed on for that trip," Scott says, "I imagined baking bread and reading novels under sunny skies in a gently swaying boat."