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Obituaries

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Emelio Lopes Alvarez • Milton Tek Hing Chang • Dorman D.M. Chee • Walton Y.F. Ching • Thien Viet Dinh • Clifford T. Eto • James N. Gresham Sr. • Bryce Toshi Hayashi • Chazz Kamuela Hekekia • George Stanley Henshaw • and more

Ranchers welcome rain

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Weeks of slow, soaking rain are helping the grass grow again on the western slopes of Maui and Hawaii island, giving cattle ranchers hope they may at last escape a punishing drought brought on by years of below-normal rainfall.

Lawmaker outlines bills to ease North Shore

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Facing growing traffic and beach erosion problems on the North Shore, area residents gathered for a meeting Saturday about two bills introduced by a state lawmaker to begin the process of addressing those issues.

Poll: Hanabusa builds lead in Senate primary

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has a gap over U.S. Sen. Schatz. A quarter of voters interviewed did not know enough about Schatz to form an opinion about the senator.

National Guard soldier's ashes to be scattered

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff Saturday for Hawaii Army National Guard Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, who died in an aircraft crash Jan. 10 in Afghanistan.

Nuclear radiation testing bill advances in Senate

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Two state Senate committees have passed a bill calling for the Hawaii Department of Health to launch a pilot project to monitor radiation levels for five years because some people are concerned about fallout from the March 11, 2011, nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.

New adviser to advance state's tech overhaul

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
In hopes of advancing the state's overhaul of its aging information technology infrastructure, the current director of the Office of Information Management Technology will serve as the governor's chief adviser for technology and cybersecurity effective Tuesday.

Navy lawyer warns about debt advice

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
A tactic to reduce credit card balances and other debt that's making its way around the Internet is being called fraud by a Navy lawyer at Pearl Harbor, who advised in an email that sailors steer clear.

Poll: Kim favored in early look at House race

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim would win the Democratic primary for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District House of Representatives seat handily if the election were held this month, according to the latest results of the Hawaii Poll.

Volcanic Ash: Once a beacon, UH dulled by the dim bulbs in politics

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
An article on the University of Hawaii from May 24, 1958, in the Saturday Evening Post provides thought-provoking contrasts between then and now.

Vital Statistics

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Heavy rain, possible flooding for Kauai • USS Lake Erie deploys, Houston returns • Searchers keep looking for Maui woman • UH-Hilo renews agreement for Semester at Sea

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Woman trying to cross highway is killed after being hit by car • Tourist encounters trouble while snorkeling and later dies • Single-moped crash in Waikiki seriously injures 46-year-old • Early-morning traffic accidents close all westbound H-1 lanes

当局がハワイ州蝶の保護プロジェクトを始動

ローカルニュース - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 08:44
 ハワイ州当局は、2009年にハワイ州の蝶として指定された「カメハメハ蝶」の生存数が減少しているとして、カメハメハ蝶の保護を目的とした「プレレフア・プロジェクト」を立ち上げると発表。市民への協力を求めている。 カメハメハ蝶は、オレンジ色と黒のコントラストが美しいハワイ州固有の蝶として知られており、ハワイ大学のダン・ルービンオフ教授は「ハワイ州には、カメハメハ蝶ともう一種の蝶の二種類しか固有腫の蝶がいないため、貴重な蝶の保護は急務です」と語り、プレレフア・プロジェクトでは、市民からの協力で蝶の生育場所や生育状況を確認し、どのように蝶を保護するかについての調査を進めたいとしている。 プレレフア・プロジェクトでは、市民に対し、カメハメハ蝶や幼虫、卵などを発見した際には、プレレフア・プロジェクトのウエブサイトを通し、発見場所の詳細や画像を提供してほしいと呼びかけている。
参考:KHON2

2万人以上がアロハランに参加

ローカルニュース - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 08:12
 プレジデンツ・デーの祝日の昨日、今回で30回目となるランニング・イベント「グレート・アロハ・ラン」が開催され、21,000人以上の市民が参加した。ランナーたちは、アロハタワーからアロハスタジアムまでの8.15マイルをそれぞれのペースで楽しんだ。 今年の優勝者は、43分01秒でゴールインしたアリゾナ州出身のトーマスプージーさんで、トーマスさんは「過去にアロハランには7、8回参加していますが、優勝できたのは今回が初めてです」と喜びを語った。 グレートアロハランは、イベントの収益金を州内の非営利団体に毎年寄付しており、過去29年間で、州内150以上の団体に1,000万ドル以上が寄付されている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Bills about graffiti, breast-feeding make agenda

Local News - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Committee hearings are slowing at the Hawaii state Legislature, so in the coming four-day week, the usual monsoon of public debate will taper to a fine mist.

New York Times: Punching above its weight, upstart Netflix tweaks HBO

Local News - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
On the night of the Golden Globes ceremony last month, Netflix and HBO threw dueling parties at the Beverly Hilton hotel. If there is a rivalry between the two companies, it is by many measures a mismatch - certainly in terms of creative achievement (HBO has also won 463 Emmys, to three for Netflix).

New York Times: Reporting from the web's underbelly

Local News - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
SAN FRANCISCO » In the last year, Eastern European cybercriminals have stolen Brian Krebs' identity a half-dozen times, brought down his website, included his name and some unpleasant epithets in their malware code, sent fecal matter and heroin to his doorstep, and called a SWAT team to his home just as his mother was arriving for dinner.

Program's clients mistakenly ordered to leave

Local News - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
U.S. Vets, one of the state contractors administering the high-profile Housing First program, erroneously sent out letters to about half of their formerly homeless program recipients saying that they would soon have to vacate the studio apartments that they were told were permanent homes.