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Appointment is valid, Senate and panel say

Local News - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
In 2012, two days after the constitutionally mandated 30-day time period had expired, Gov. Neil Abercrombie sent written notification to the state Senate that he appointed Richard Pollack to the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Kalaheo High kids take up AP regime for college credit

Local News - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
A national program that encourages high school students to enroll in advanced placement classes to allow students to qualify for college course credits is now in place at a fifth Oahu public school: Kailua's Kala­heo High.

Judge to decide on Deedy transcripts in 3 weeks

Local News - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
A state judge says she will rule within 21 days on whether to unseal transcripts of closed court proceedings in federal agent Christopher Deedy's murder case, but she declined to specify the reasons she sealed them in the first place.

State plans to fine pair for damaged palace door

Local News - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
State Land Board Chairman William Aila said he will seek fines against two people who damaged a front door of Iolani Palace and made their way into the historic building Sunday morning.

10-foot shark seen near Waikiki shore

Local News - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
A 10-foot shark was spotted off Wai­kiki Beach on Monday, the third day in a row that Hawaii water safety officials had to spring into action to warn beachgoers of potential danger in the water.

Kokua Line: Parking law for the disabled covers commercial vehicles

Local News - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
Question: I’ve noticed a lunch wagon with a handicapped-parking permit parked in a metered stall for free. I’ve also seen a big yellow school bus parked in a metered stall with a handicap permit and a taxi with a handicap permit waiting in a metered stall. They’re parking for free. Is this allowed?

ホノルル市がごみ収集費の設定を検討

ローカルニュース - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 08:43
 ホノルル市のカーク・コールドウェル市長は昨日、ホノルル市内で公共のごみ収集サービスを利用している市民に対し、ごみ収集費の支払いを求めるとする案を市議会に提出した。 コールドウェル市長は「ホノルル市内では、公共のごみ収集サービスを行うにあたり、各収集場所ごとに毎月$50の経費がかかっており、市民がごみ収集費として月に$10を負担することで、市の年間経費が約20%削減でき、ごみ収集サービスで必要となる機材のアップグレードなども行うことができます」としている。 ハワイ州内ではホノルル市以外の都市ですでにごみ収集費の徴収が行われており、カウアイ郡では毎月$12、マウイ郡では毎月$18が徴収されているほか、ハワイ郡では公共のごみ収集サービスが行われておらず、ハワイ島住民は、個人でごみ収集業者に委託するか、島内にあるごみ集積所まで自分たちでごみを運搬する必要がある。 なお、ホノルル市議会がごみ収集費の徴収を認めた場合、2015年1月より収集費の徴収が行われる見込みとなっている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

老舗日本食レストランがまもなく閉店

ローカルニュース - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 08:02
 オアフ島ワイパフ地区で約40年にわたって営業を行ってきた老舗日本食レストランの「フタバ・レストラン&ケータリング」が、2月23日の営業を最後に閉店することが明らかになった。 フタバ・レストラン・グリルは、エビの天ぷらや刺身、麺類などの和食メニューが味わえるレストランとして、長年にわたって親しまれていたものの、レストランのオーナーであるタダオ・ネズさん80歳とキャロル・ネズさん70歳の引退に伴って閉店することが決定した。 タダオさんは日本でシェフとしての腕を磨き、今上天皇と美智子皇后の結婚式でシェフを務めた経験を持っている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

New York Times: Trade Dispute Centers on Ukrainian Executive With Ties to Clintons

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have built a sprawling network of powerful friends around the globe, one that could aid Hillary Clinton's chances were she to seek the presidency.

Corrections and Clarifications

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

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Waikiki man, 45, arrested in stabbing • Witnesses sought in purse snatching

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Health Department loses interim director • New trial ordered for man who killed wife • Homeless man is accused of robbing pal • Fatality in fall ID'd as man from Honolulu • Paraglider is found dead on Maui road

Obituaries

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Peter Ahoe Akimo • Charles Tadao Aoki • Toshio Araki • Baltazar Porte Barroga • Roy Asprin Burns Jr. • Joseph Elaban • Lowell Dale Kanani Farias • Eugene Bal Dunn Gleason • Yoshiaki Higa • Edwin Masaaki Hiroshige • and more

Guilty plead entered over meth stuffed in heads

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
There was something unusual about three mannequin heads found inside a UPS parcel being mailed from San Bernardino, Calif., to Hawaii: They each had two pounds of meth­am­pheta­mine stuffed inside them, authorities said.

Corrections and clarifications

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

Ocean Watch: Friendly false killer whales known to share their catch

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
False killer whales have a knotty name, but don't let the 19th-century label turn you off. There's so much to love about these animals that after attending whale researcher Robin Baird's lecture on them at Hanauma Bay last week, I wished I could throw my arms around the neck of a false killer whale and give it a hug.

Teacher led language instruction

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Hope Staab, an influential member of the foreign-language teaching community in Hawaii who led Punahou School's Wo International Center to become a model of global education, died of cancer Feb. 3, the school announced late Saturday.

Panel passes bill to ban smoking in public housing

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
"We're not telling people, ‘You have to stop smoking,'" Hawaii Public Housing Authority Executive Director Hakim Ouan­safi after a recent House Housing Committee hearing on the bill. "We're just telling them, ‘You have to stop smoking in the taxpayers' units.' You can always smoke elsewhere."

Death of whale remains a mystery

Local News - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
A necropsy on a pygmy sperm whale found floating in the Pearl Harbor channel was inconclusive, a Hawaii Pacific University marine mammal expert said Sunday.