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Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Worker trapped in trench with broken pipe • Isles prefer Liam, Olivia as baby names • Whale sanctuary panel looks for members; and more

911 Report

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Man whose body was found died naturally • Driver faces attempted-murder charge

Thousands of weed-eating moths at work on Maui

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A state program aimed at knocking back a toxic weed has released more than 10,000 Madagascan fireweed moths and larvae in the past year.

Woman held for allegedly hitting victim with vehicle

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A 30-year-old Hono­lulu woman arrested on suspicion of intentionally striking a 73-year-old woman in a Wai­kiki parking garage with her car has a history of driving problems and has frightened a neighborhood with her erratic behavior behind the wheel.

Fraud is given prison, ordered to pay money

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A federal judge sentenced a convicted scammer who stole the properties of three men, after they traveled to the Philippines to meet him, to 14 years and eight months in prison for wire fraud.

Healthcare Insurers bleed $35.9M in first quarter

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The state's two largest health insurers are blaming substantial losses in the first quarter on a combined $54.1 million in fees related to Obama­care. HMSA recorded $46.1 million in costs due to the Affordable Care Act.

UH sticking with its presidential finalists

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Thursday defended its presidential search proc­ess, saying it still plans to make a selection sometime next month between finalists David Lassner and Frank Wier­cin­ski.

Bookie receives 10 months in jail for gambling

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A federal judge handed down a 10-month jail sentence Thursday for a man involved in running an Inter­­net sports betting operation in Hono­lulu that handled hundreds of millions of dollars in wagers.

Soggy van's owner sought by tow company

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The towing company that removed a stolen minivan from the Ala Wai Canal on Wednesday is trying to track down the owner to collect payment. The cost of the tow amounts to a little more than $400.

Kauai will test European missile defense system

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The development of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at Barking Sands is an indication of Hawaii's growing importance as a ballistic missile defense center.

Events urge folks to opt for spokes

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A series of events is planned to celebrate Bike Month in May, including Bike to Work Day on Friday. From 7 to 9:30 a.m. the Hawaii Bicycling League and local sponsors are celebrating the day on two wheels.

Measure would open conservation fund to parks

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Environmental groups are worried a proposal to include parks in the city's Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund would hamper efforts to buy areas in dire need of protection.

Rail board approves $57M in change orders

Local News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Rail construction delays dating back to when Hono­lulu city officials awarded contracts to start building the proj­ect before they had the federal say-so to proceed have so far cost taxpayers $76 million — and that amount will likely grow.

ハイアットがココパームズリゾートを管理

ローカルニュース - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:46
 エルビス・プレスリーの「ブルーハワイ」の舞台として知られ、1992年にカウアイ島を襲ったハリケーンイニキによる被害を受けてから閉鎖が続いているココパームズリゾートが、国際的なホテルグループであるハイアットホテル&リゾートによって管理されることが明らかになった。 ハイアットホテル&リゾートは、すでにカウアイ島のポイプ地区で大型リゾートを経営しており、ココパームズリゾートの営業が再開すると、島内2番目のハイアット系リゾートが誕生することとなる。 ココパームズリゾートでは現在、大規模な再開発計画が進められており、2年間の建設許可が承認されれば、すぐにでも再開発計画が着工される見込みとなっている。
参考:KHON2

ディズニークルーズラインがハワイ線を運行

ローカルニュース - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:37
 2012年に運行が行われたディズニーワールド社のディズニークルーズラインが、2015年9月に再び運行されることが明らかになった。 ディズニーワールド社では今回、2015年9月7日にカナダのブリティッシュコロンビア州バンクーバーを出航し、ハワイ島のヒロ、カウアイ島のナウィリウィリ、マウイ島のカフルイ、オアフ島のホノルルの順に寄航する10日間のクルーズの就航を予定している。なお、9月17日からは、ホノルルを出航し、マウイ、カウアイ、ハワイ島へ寄航し、バンクーバーへ戻るクルーズも運行される。 全長964フィートのディズニークルーズラインの船体は877の船室を有し、最大2,713名の乗船客と950人の乗組員が乗船できる。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Facts of the Matter: Rising temperatures affect jet streams' power, location

Local News - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
A jet stream is a river of high-speed, high-altitude air thousands of miles long, a few hundred miles wide and a few miles thick flowing between six to nine miles above the earth's surface.

Newswatch

Local News - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board personnel arrived in Hono­lulu on Thursday to investigate a near midair collision involving two commercial jetliners.

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
Gunman robs gas station in Waikiki • Pearl City man dies from crash • Moths released to rein in weeds