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Wetter-than-expected months end most drought across isles

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
Rainfall during Hawaii's recently ended wet season surprised scientists who expected to see drought conditions persist in some parts of the state. Instead, the isles have come out of the October-April wet season relatively drought-free.

Diesel found in Army water

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
State Deputy Health Director Gary Gill told members of the City Council Public Works and Sustainability Committee Wednesday that he was informed by the Navy last week about the new petroleum contaminant.

Human waste spoils park in Chinatown

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
"The homeless are living, urinating and defecating in the park every hour of the day," said Andrew Friedlander, principal broker for Colliers International, which operates a number of buildings downtown. "It's repulsive."

Garlands needed for annual Memorial Day event

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
City officials are hoping high school graduates will donate lei from commencement ceremonies to the annual Memorial Day tribute to soldiers buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

RIMPAC to use aluminum trimaran, drone

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
The littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Independence, three unmanned aerial vehicles and two hospital ships will take part in the big interoperability exercise involving 23 nations, 48 surface ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.

Aloha Petroleum extends lease for animal shelter at Campbell

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
The Campbell Industrial Park lease for the Oahu Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter was extended Wednesday, temporarily sparing it from closure.

Kokua Line: Planned Leeward bike path faces community concerns

Local News - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
QUESTION: Is the Pearl Harbor Bike Path ever going to be continued Ewa of Waipahu Depot Road? Also, who is responsible for its maintenance? The canal that runs along the trail is often filled with debris.

ナナクリ地区に新図書館を建設

ローカルニュース - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 09:13
ハワイ州当局は、オアフ島ナナクリ地区で建設計画が進められている新図書館の建設費用として、1550万ドルを支出すると発表した。 ナナクリ地区には図書館がなく、同地区住民が図書館を利用する際には、同地区から8マイルほど離れたワイアナエ図書館か7マイルほど離れたカポレイ図書館を利用する必要があった。 なお、今年度末までには図書館建設の工事がスタートし、工事着工後1年以内には新図書館が完成する見込みとなっている。
参考:KHON2

剣玉選手権開催

ローカルニュース - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 09:12
 オアフ島ワード地区にあるニール・ブレイズデル・センターで、ハワイ州内で爆発的な人気となっている剣玉の選手権大会が開催される。 26日(月)のメモリアルデーの13:00~18:00に開催される選手権大会では、あらゆる年齢層が参加可能で、参加者は、1対1または4対4で剣玉の腕前を競うこととなる。なお、勝者にはトロフィーや剣玉のほか、豪華景品が進呈される。
参考:KHON2

Navigators share memories of beloved mentor 'Papa' Mau

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
During a panel discussion Friday at the Palace Theater packed to capacity, eight master navigators from around the Pacific relayed the critical role played by their shared mentor: Pius "Mau" Piailug.

Director gets July hearing for alleged abuse in isles

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
A federal judge in Hawaii has set a July 7 hearing on a motion by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer to dismiss a sexual abuse lawsuit from a man who claims he was raped as a 17-year-old.

Obituaries

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Juanito E. Cabasag • Irvin Theodore Carlsen • Bert Junior Franklin • George Maurice Giganti • Katherine Chiye Ishimoto • Lionel Masao Jakahi • Fred T. Maeda • John J. & Joyce Mondoy • and more

Whatever Happened To...: 2011 anti-homeless effort put 445 people into shelters

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
QUESTION: Whatever happened to Gov. Neil Abercrombie's 90-day plan to mitigate homelessness? ANSWER: The effort kicked off in May 2011 and concluded three months later as planned.

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Murderer will be up for parole in 2141 • Allegations lead to audit by UH • Mayor names top civil lawyer

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Motorcyclist badly hurt in crash • Dead man's injuries ‘suspicious'

Corrections

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
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Obituaries

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Doris Setsuko Borges • Margarita Cantorna Cantorna • Harold Makoto Date • Dudley Anthony Dias • Jethro John Querubin Dumlao • Wayne N. Gokan • Jonah Ka'aialii • and more

Most isle schools ready with increase in hours

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
All but two public high schools statewide are on track to provide increased instructional hours that will be mandated next school year — a marked turnaround from this time last year, when only two secondary schools were providing the required learning time.

Isles have highest rate of fatalities for older pedestrians

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
It's not the first time in recent years that Hawaii has been pegged as the most dangerous state for senior pedestrians, but a new report out Tuesday once more gives the Aloha State that dubious distinction.