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Liquefied natural gas site proposed

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Hawaiian Electric Co. is in talks with the Navy about a plan to build the state's first liquefied natural gas import terminal at Pearl Harbor as part of the utility's effort to find a cheaper source of fuel for power generation.

Federal agency wants $8 million returned

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to put the squeeze on the city to return about $8 million in disputed grant money after the Caldwell administration's announcement late Friday that negotiations with Wahiawa nonprofit ORI Anue­nue Hale have ended.

Comparison to tobacco not valid, e-cigarette proponents say

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
State legislators are looking for ways to regulate popular electronic smoking devices by treating them like the product they were modeled after: cigarettes.

Vandalism harms Iolani Palace

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
A woman, accompanied by a man, walked up the front steps of the palace at about 8 a.m. Saturday and kicked the door, cracking the glass of one of two left-side doors as they made their way into the historic building, said Kippen de Alba Chu, palace executive director.

Kokua Line: IRS forms at most libraries; others allow copying for fee

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
QUESTION: Since the IRS doesn't mail tax forms anymore, I've been going to Aiea Library to pick up forms. However, I was informed that they won't be having the federal forms this year.

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Fall from cliff kills man, 23 • Herbicide kills 5 pets on Kauai

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Hawaii Kai accountant runs for City Council • Ex-postal clerk indicted in gift-card theft

Island Images

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59

Reduced prison time angers victims' families

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Minimum sentences for more than a dozen murderers were cut by an average of 40 years after the cases had to be revisited because of past procedural errors by the Hawaii Paroling Authority, according to a Honolulu Star-Advertiser analysis of the agency's data.

アイランドエアも格安航空券を販売

ローカルニュース - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 08:45
 ハワイ諸島間を結ぶ定期便を運行しているアイランドエア社では、ホノルルとラナイ間を結ぶ定期便の格安航空券を期間限定で販売すると発表した。 今回の格安航空券の販売は、ハワイの大手航空会社であるハワイアン航空の傘下にあるオハナ・バイ・ハワイアンがラナイ線、モロカイ線の就航と就航記念の格安航空券の販売を発表したことにあわせて行われるもので、今月17日まで、ホノルルとラナイ間の航空券が、片道$59で販売されている。
参考:KHON2

オアフ島の小学生が300本以上のジーンズを寄付

ローカルニュース - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 08:30
 オアフ島のパシフィックアカデミー校に在籍している5年生の生徒らが、オアフ島内でサポートを必要としている人々への寄付品として、300本以上のジーンズを集めていたことが明らかになった。 今回パシフィックアカデミー校では、アメリカのカジュアルブランドであるエアロポステールが実施しているサポートプログラム「Teens for Jeans」に参加。集まった300本以上のジーンズはパシフィックアカデミー校からエアロポステールに進呈され、エアロポステールから島内の屋外居住者たちが利用するシェルターに寄付されることになっている。 なお、エアロポステールの店舗では、2月23日(日)まで一般からのジーンズの寄付を受け付けている。
参考:KHON2

New York Times: Short-order books are fast, hot and easy to consume

Local News - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
"Annihilation," the chilling first novel of a trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer that was released last week, tells the story of a scientific expedition to a mysterious place called Area X that has been cut off from the rest of the world.

New York Times: Clinton scandal of '90s resurfaces with papers

Local News - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
The once-embattled President Bill Clinton has assumed a post-presidential role as global philanthropist and the scorned first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is now a former senator, a former secretary of state, and a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

Max

Local News - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55

Pearl shipyard will work on retiring the USS Denver

Local News - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
The amphibious ship USS Denver, which has supported U.S. expeditionary forces in the Asia-Pacific region for more than 40 years, will be decommissioned in Pearl Harbor on Sept. 30.

Anti-hoarding proposal targets private property

Local News - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
In response to complaints from neighbors of a Kaimuki homeowner, Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi has introduced a bill that would allow city crews to enter private property and remove junk.

Bike sharing plan would ease car congestion, backers say

Local News - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
City and state leaders and environmental advocates are moving full speed ahead on a plan to bring bike sharing to Honolulu's urban core by the summer of 2015.

Pacific's ancient residents included new whale species

Local News - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
An odd melange of marine creatures occupied the North Pacific back before the last ice age, a New Zealand researcher has found. They include a newly discovered species that is a close relative of minke, fin and blue whales, reports Robert Boessenecker, a doctoral student in geology at the University of Otago.

Residents demand HCDA change or die

Local News - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
Kakaako residents want the Legislature to restructure the Hawaii Community Development Authority to be more responsive to community concerns and better manage growth in the area, or abolish the agency, tasked with regulating development in Honolulu's urban core.