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Hawaii makes strides in spending transparency

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii is the second most improved state in the nation when it comes to providing public online access to government spending, according to an annual study released Tuesday.

Petition filers seek anti-GMO initiative

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
A group with a website called Shakamovement.org maintains that it has enough signatures of registered voters to place before Maui County voters an initiative that would call for a conditional ban on planting genetically modified crops.

TSA opens 4 PreCheck offices

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii-based air travelers can now visit local Transportation Security Administration offices to complete applications for PreCheck, a program that allows passengers to clear airport security lines more easily.

Plan would raze King's Village in Waikiki

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
The local development partnership that owns King's Village has pledged more than $1 million in community spending in exchange for permission from the city to build a condominium hotel tower that exceeds Waikiki's height and density requirements.

School board leader questioned about his Christian faith

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
Critics blasted the nomination of retired bank executive Don Horner — a volunteer pastor — for being affiliated with a church that opposed same-sex marriage.

3 finalists chosen for UH geophysics chief

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
Three finalists have been selected for director of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

What Ever Happened To: Kawaihae Cave artifacts recovered in settlement are at Bishop Museum

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
Question: Whatever happened to the 83 artifacts recovered from the Kawaihae Caves Complex following a 2006 settlement that required Bishop Museum and Native Hawaiian group Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai‘i Nei to share the $330,000 cost to recover the objects?

Kokua Line: Parking limits meant to aid customers with P.O. boxes

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
Question: Could you tell me why the parking lot adjacent to the downtown post office at 335 Merchant St. has a 24-hour/30-minute parking policy, since the post office is ostensibly closed at night and on the weekends?

UHマノアの新レクリエーションセンターが完成

ローカルニュース - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 09:50
 オアフ島マノア地区にあるUHマノア校で昨日、新しいウォーリアー・レクリエーションセンターの完成記念式典が開催され、一般公開が行われた。同センターは当初、2012年に完成予定となっていたものの、完成時期が大幅にずれ込んでいた。 最新のレクリエーションセンターは、2階建てで67,000平方フィートの広さを有し、バスケットボールのコートやフィットネスセンター、ロッカールーム、屋内ジョギングトラックなどの設備を完備している。
参考:KHON2KITV4

ホノルルの太陽光発電設備の設置数は全米一

ローカルニュース - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 09:40
 米の環境団体であるEnvironment Americaが発表した最新の調査結果で、ホノルル市の太陽光発電設備の設置件数が全米一であることが明らかになった。 ホノルル市のカーク・コールドウェル市長は「太陽光発電設備の設置は、ホノルル市がさらなるエコ都市となるための第一歩にすぎません。今回の結果は、ホノルル市が官民一体となってエコ設備の設置に取り組む事で、皆がエネルギーコストの削減などの恩恵を受けるだけでなく、ホノルル市内の自然を保護する事につながるということを示しているといえます」と語っている。 なお、最新の調査結果では、全米での太陽光発電設備の設置件数が、2002年に比べて200倍となっていることも紹介している。
参考:KHON2

New York Times: Explosion illustrates risks of China's fracking quest

Local News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
JIAOSHIZHEN, China » Residents of this isolated mountain valley of terraced cornfields were just going to sleep last April when they were jolted by an enormous roar, followed by a tower of flames.

Obituaries

Local News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
Ruth Kee Up Adversalo • Lucille Maria Aki • Premitivo Ames • Esther Palijo Apelin • William James Bennett • Cobey Black • Roger Tsung Ded Chong • Constance Y.T. Choy • and more

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
Legislators grill hospital chief • UH college set to honor pair • Obstacles delay Big Isle's reuse of waste water; and more

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
Man killed in fall from truck identified • Boy injured at bicycle motocross track • Suspect charged with threatening, abuse

Feds praise city's homeless plan

Local News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
U.S. Assistant Housing Secretary Mark Johnston applauded Mayor Kirk Caldwell's $22 million Housing First plan, calling it a major commitment to provide permanent shelter for those in need.

Tackling children's dental woes in Hawaii

Local News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
Nine-year-old Dante Ladines clambered into the mobile dentist chair set up in the multipurpose room at Kalihi Elementary School, put on a pair of sunglasses under the bright light and opened his mouth.

16,000 soldiers added to the Pacific

Local News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
The Army's presence in the Pacific has grown to 106,000 active-duty soldiers from about 90,000, a nearly 18 percent increase, as the service re-balances in the region while planning drastic cuts elsewhere, officials said.

Kailua pair sent to hospital after blaze damages house

Local News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
A fire ripped through the roof and walls of a rented single-family home in the Enchanted Lake area Tuesday.

Infection led to girl's death, doctor testifies

Local News - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
A second defense medical expert gave jurors in the capital murder trial of former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams yet another theory of how Williams' 5-year-old daughter, Talia, died.