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Many defy warnings at Sacred Falls disaster site

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
A rise in recent citations for people trespassing at Sacred Falls State Park prompted the Department of Land and Natural Resources to remind the public that the park is closed due to danger from falling rocks.

Florida man reclaims world fireknife title

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Amid circles of fire and the crescendo of pounding drums, Via Tiu­malu Jr. of Orlando, Fla., twirled and danced his way to the senior division crown at the 22nd annual World Fireknife Championships late Saturday night at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie.

Army brigade from Oahu trains in California's high desert

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
About 3,100 Schofield Barracks soldiers and hundreds of Stryker armored vehicles are in the California desert for a month of large-scale war-fighting practice — training that had ended several years ago for Hawaii units as deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan stopped.

New eatery helps city reclaim beach spot

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
A strident homeless man started yelling obscenities, causing Mayor Kirk Caldwell and several members of his administration to look up from their lunch at the newly opened Waikiki Grass Shack Bistro.

Hawaii farmland swelled recently, feds say

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Like unplanted soil washed away by heavy rain, the amount of land farmed in Hawaii has eroded significantly with the decline in plantation agriculture over the past several decades.

Dispute over Kapolei landfill 'in limbo'

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
The fate of the Wai­ma­nalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill remains uncertain 15 months after the city endeavored to reach a resolution with the community group that's fought the hardest to shutter Oahu's only municipal dump.

Website blamed for fewer visitors

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
The head of the Pacific Aviation Museum is blaming an online ticket reservation system for a dramatic drop in sales this year.

Crime crackdown sweeps through Waikiki

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Louise Jane Brown cries on the sidewalk of Kala­kaua Avenue as she recounts a recent assault and other horrors that she has experienced living homeless in Wai­kiki.

Ocean Watch: Calm seas and light wind make for a pleasure cruise

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
In 2006 my friend Scott helped me sail Honu from island to island across the South Pacific. "When I signed on for that trip," Scott says, "I imagined baking bread and reading novels under sunny skies in a gently swaying boat."


Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
UH professor's work may yield heart drug • Damien places 19th at rocketry nationals • Visits canceled at women's prison; and more

Hanabusa, Schatz differ on Constitution change

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa both want to expand opportunities for preschool in Hawaii, but they are divided on a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November.

Isle Quest members required to renew eligibility

Local News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
For the first time, the state Medicaid program is requiring most members to respond to renewal notices or risk losing their health insurance coverage. The state has begun sending out forms to at least 200,000 of the 320,000 Hawaii residents who are insured through Quest.


ローカルニュース - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 08:51
 ハワイ州当局は、オアフ島の真珠湾や海軍・海兵隊ゴルフコース、ケエヒラグーンなどで、外来種であるサイカブトムシ(coconut rhinoceros beetle)の捕獲作戦を実施し、2週間で56匹のサイカブトムシの成虫と1匹の幼虫を捕獲したと発表した。 サイカブトムシは、ココナッツやヤシの木、パパイヤの木などに寄生して樹木を破壊することで知られており、当局では、州内でのサイカブトムシの繁殖を防ぐべく、本格的な捕獲作戦を実施していた。


ローカルニュース - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 08:03
 ハワイに拠点を置くモクレレ航空は昨日、マウイ島カフルイ空港とオアフ島西部のカラエロア空港を結ぶ定期便を就航すると発表した。 モクレレ航空のロン・ハンセンCEOは「毎週のように飛行機を利用してオアフ島へ仕事へ向かう人もおり、45分間のフライトでマウイからオアフ島西部へ行くことができる新定期便を利用すれば、混雑時には1時間はかかるH1フリーウェイ上でのドライブを回避することができます」と語り、新たな定期便は通勤に便利な最新の交通手段になるのではないかとしている。 モクレレ航空のカフルイ=カラエロア便は7月1日より毎日3便が就航が開始される見込みで、料金は8月末まで片道$69に設定されている。

Illegal resident gets 2 years, $5,000 fine after selling rifle

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
A Canadian citizen who sold a semiautomatic rifle to undercover police while living illegally in the United States was sentenced in federal court Friday to two years in jail.

Hokule'a crew prepares to leave on trek

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Crew members are making final preparations — and locals are offering farewells and good wishes — as Hokule‘a readies to leave Oahu in less than a week for what aims to be its most ambitious voyage yet.

Hokule'a: Revitalized and ready to take on the world

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Hokule'a is still designed to sail and perform as its ancestral wa'a (canoes) did, when centuries ago they pulled much of Polynesia out of the sea. But in many ways this is Hokule'a 2.0.

Second Jack Johnson show added after tickets sell out

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Despite being limited to Hawaii residents, tickets to Jack Johnson's concert at the Waikiki Shell on Aug. 1 sold out within an hour Saturday morning, and officials are planning a second show for Aug. 2.

Hee plans to run for lieutenant governor

Local News - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
State Sen. Clayton Hee is expected to announce on Sunday that he will challenge Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui in the Democratic primary. Hee's late entry into the primary poses danger for Tsutsui, who is still unknown to many voters.