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Keeping pot, gaming illegal is police chief's plan

Local News - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
A day after being reappointed to a second five-year term, Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha said the department will continue the fight against legalizing marijuana and gambling.

House panel OKs DHHL confidentiality bill

Local News - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Curtis Crabbe, who has a Department of Hawaiian Home Lands homestead lease on Molokai, hopes a controversial privacy bill involving DHHL lessees meets the same fate in the House as it did in the Senate.

Suit alleges 'sexual shaming' at prison

Local News - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
A 26-year-old former female inmate at Kauai Community Correctional Center has filed a federal lawsuit charging that she was "repeatedly humiliated, harassed and sexually abused" by the prison warden in what she described as "sexual shamings" in front of male inmates.

Most tickets for Bruno Mars’ isle shows purchased via Internet

Local News - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Nearly half the tickets for Bruno Mars’ three sold-out Hawaii concerts were purchased by people outside of Hawaii, according to the Blaisdell box office and Ticketmaster.

Waikiki man pleads guilty in welfare fraud, ID theft

Local News - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
A man accused of collecting federal Section 8 housing assistance and what used to be known as food stamps over the last five years while he drove around in a luxury car pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Selection of rail route now central to legal fight over system

Local News - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
The ongoing legal fight over rail in U.S. District Court now boils down to one key issue -- and it could make or break the project. Did rail officials follow proper procedure in selecting the route to Ala Moana Center instead of a route to the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus as originally envisioned?

Kokua Line: Temporary fix may be in works for long waits at traffic light

Local News - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Question: The traffic signal at Kamehameha Highway and Halawa Drive is not synchronized and is probably one of the longest waits on the island. I was told it cannot be synchronized because the gizmo they use to do so is under the "Commander Pacific Fleet" wall sign, so access is impossible.

Facts of the Matter: Discovery of Higgs particle preserves Standard Model

Local News - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
The hoopla surrounding the verification of the Higgs particle has died down, so it's a good time to recap what the fuss was all about.

ジュラシックパーク4作目をハワイで撮影

ローカルニュース - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 09:31
 世界中で人気を博した恐竜映画「ジュラシックパーク」の4作目となる「Jurassic World」の撮影が、オアフ島とカウアイ島で行われることが明らかになった。 映画のプロデューサーのひとりであるパトリック・クローリー氏は「ハワイにはアクセスしやすい素晴らしい原生林があり、アマゾンの奥地などに行くことなく、素晴らしい環境での映画撮影が行えます」とコメントしている。 新作映画の撮影は、今年の4月より約6週間の日程で行われる予定となっている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

キャロライナ・ヘレラがハワイ1号店をオープン

ローカルニュース - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 09:30
 ニューヨーク生まれの人気アパレルブランドとして知られる「キャロライナ・ヘレラ」が、ハワイ第1号店となる新店舗を、オアフ島のアラモアナセンター内にオープンした。 エイミー・アダムスやアンジー・ハーモンなどのセレブのほか、ミッシェル・オバマ大統領夫人などにも人気なキャロライナ・ヘレラでは、アメリカ国内に17店舗、世界中に116店舗を展開している。 アラモアナセンターのモールレベルのエヴァウィング側、Bebeとセフォラの間にできた新店舗は、売り場面積2,325平方フィートを有し、洋服類のほか、女性、男性、子ども向けのアクセサリー類、ブライダルコレクションやフレグランス類まで、多彩なアイテムを取り扱っている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

New York Times: French love triangle stirs pot for tricky White House dinner

Local News - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
WASHINGTON » When President Barack Obama invited President Francois Hollande of France for a state dinner, the White House drew up a list of 300 guests to honor the visiting leader and his partner, Valirie Trierweiler.

Obituaries

Local News - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
James K. Akiu • Librada Cabotaje Lavin Ancheta • Lorna Yim Anderson • Thomas H. Barlan • Wesley Leonard Chang • Benny Enriquez Jr. • Barbara Jean Fisher • Cecilia Kalili Hapakuka • Douglas Hiroshi Isagawa • and more

Senate bill cuts tax on groceries

Local News - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
Hawaii would exempt groceries and medical services from its general excise tax if bills advancing through the Legislature become law. Lawmakers heard a chorus of support Thursday from policy analysts, poverty advocates and the food industry for the proposal to stop taxing groceries.

New York Times: As propane prices rise, worries grow for millions of Americans

Local News - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
EASTABOGA, Ala. » In the midst of one of the great natural gas drilling booms in U.S. history, millions of Americans are struggling with a mystifying problem that is chilling their bones.

Island Images

Local News - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53

Newswatch

Local News - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
Boy’s parents to help fund fire department • Victim killed in traffic crash was Kona man • Holualoa man ID’d as victim of accident

911 Report

Local News - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
A 44-year-old Halawa inmate was found unconscious in his cell Thursday morning and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Lead levels called too low to threaten water system

Local News - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
The state Department of Health is notifying the public that "very low" levels of lead and other chemicals have been detected in the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam water system.

State funds shark study after increase in attacks

Local News - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
University of Hawaii researchers have attached satellite transmitters to six more sharks in the second phase of a project to observe the movements of tiger sharks after a surge in the number of shark attacks recorded off Maui.