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Health of seniors in Hawaii ranks second in nation

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Seniors in Hawaii are healthier than in any state except Minnesota, with good access to medical care and the nation's lowest rates of obesity and hip fractures, according to a national report released Wednesday by United Health Foundation.

Community group takes on a new identity

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Kids Voting Hawaii is now We Vote Hawaii, and voting for a new logo will be held on Friday.

Senate president wants UH to search anew for leader

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Tuesday again defended its search proc­ess that resulted in the two finalists vying to lead the university amid a new call — this time from state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim — to reopen the search.

Symphony percussionist championed social justice

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Stephen R. Dinion, assistant principal timpanist and percussionist for the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and a community activist, died May 13 of complications from lymphoma. He was 46.

Woman indicted in alleged murder attempt

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
An Oahu grand jury Tuesday indicted a 30-year-old surfer on an attempted-murder charge for allegedly driving at and hitting a 73-year-old woman with her car in Wai­kiki last week.

Killer grifter with Hawaii ties dies in prison cell

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Former Hawaii resident Sante Kimes, who along with her son made up a notorious grifter team convicted of the murders of a wealthy widow in New York and a businessman in Los Angeles, has died in her prison cell at age 79.

12,000 apply for rental aid via city's Section 8 program

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
What kind of demand is there for affordable housing on Oahu? Consider this: Nearly 12,000 people have signed up for rental assistance six days into the weeklong open period for applying to the city's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, officials said Tuesday.

Agent accused of entrapment, rape

Local News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
A Hawaii woman who ran an escort service said in a lawsuit that a federal agent entrapped her in a meth­am­pheta­mine case, forced her to be his informant and sexually assaulted her.

カハナモクビーチが全米No.1にランクイン

ローカルニュース - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:48
 毎年アメリカのビーチを調査してランキングを発表しているDrビーチこと、フロリダ国際大学のスティーブン・レザーマン教授が発表した最新ベストビーチランキングで、オアフ島ワイキキのデューク・カハナモクビーチが全米No.1ビーチとして選出された。 レザーマン教授はデューク・カハナモクビーチを選出した理由として「子どもや家族連れでも安心して使用できるビーチであるほか、水質も良好で申し分ありません」と語ったほか、ビーチでの喫煙が全面的に禁止されているのも選出した理由であるとしている。 レザーマン教授の最新ランキングのトップ10にはこのほか、、オアフ島のワイマナロビーチパークと、マウイ島のハモアビーチがランクインしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

灰色熊が検疫を通過

ローカルニュース - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:23
 オアフ島のアロハスタジアム駐車場で開催されるハワイ・ステート・フェアでの催しに参加する予定の灰色熊(grizzly bears)が、ハワイ州当局の検疫を無事に通過したことが明らかになった。 ハワイ州の農林水産局職員は、灰色熊はすべての検疫テストにパスしたほか健康状態も良好で、快適にハワイでの時間を過ごしていると話したほか、熊の飼育者も「熊は我々の子どものような存在で、熊はもちろん、私達や一般の人々にも迷惑をかけるような事態が発生して欲しくはないし、そういう事態になることもないでしょう」とコメントしている。 毎年大人気のハワイ・ステート・フェアは、今日(5月23日・金)から7月6日(日)まで開催される。
参考:KHON2

Preservation of Natatorium gains support

Local News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
A nearly three-decade battle to preserve the neglected Wai­kiki War Memorial Natatorium is getting added ammunition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which is adding the landmark to its list of "national treasures" — a move that harnesses the support of thousands of preservationists from coast to coast.

911 Report

Local News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
Pair charged in attempted home invasion • Waimanalo structure destroyed in blaze • Man accused of threats against women

Newswatch

Local News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
Panel focuses on topics key to females • Workshops to address chronic illness • Kauai offers summer kids’ enrichment

Obituaries

Local News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
Enrico Castillo Arce • Sheldon Ka‘uaua Toshimi Branch • William Howard Cross • Alfredo DeFabian; and more

Skateboarder was 'incredible person'

Local News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
A 26-year-old Honolulu man killed early Sunday morning by an alleged drunken driver in Kaaawa was a top sponsored skateboarder who made a name for himself in Hawaii and on the San Francisco skate scene, friends said.

Gambling leader who aided prosecution gets 6 months

Local News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
A federal judge handed down a six-month jail term Monday for a man who continued to run a multimillion-dollar Internet sports betting operation after he was caught in order to help the government prosecute people who worked for him and helped hide profits.

State will remove sailboat stuck on reef near Kona

Local News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
State boating officials Tuesday hope to remove a sailboat that ran aground a coral reef off old Kona Airport on Sunday night.

Emergency Medical Services Week cheers lifesavers

Local News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
Combat veteran Natasha Coelho had trained to fight for her life overseas. At home in Hawaii she battled to stay alive in a hospital bed she barely remembers lying in.

Victim has no memory of attack after being hit by car

Local News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
The Waikiki woman who suffered serious head injuries from being hit by a car driven by a woman accused of intentionally trying to run her over said she was stunned anyone could commit such an act.