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New York Times: Rules to aid asylum-seeking refugees are called security threat

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Republican lawmakers are assailing new exemptions from anti-terrorism laws the Obama administration issued this week for war zone refugees seeking to come to the United States, saying the rules are examples of unilateral action by President Barack Obama that weaken immigration security.

Obituaries

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Arthur Akau Sr. • Paulina Barcena Amorin • Charles Minoru Ando • Thomas H. Barlan • Barbara Ann Keala Clifton • Yuriko Lily Correira • Florine Ray Culbreth • Howard Cranford Culbreth • Betty Ancheta Fahselt • and more

New York Times: Democrats aim for a presidential fervor in '14 vote

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
WASHINGTON » The Democrats' plan to hold onto their narrow Senate majority goes by the name "Bannock Street project." It runs through 10 states, includes a $60 million investment and requires more than 4,000 paid staffers.

New York Times: Members of Russian punk band get warm greeting in New York

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
NEW YORK » Newly freed by the Russian authorities, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of two members of the punk band Pussy Riot jailed for their political activism, had a message for the crowd at a fundraising concert in Brooklyn on Wednesday.

Kokua Line: Contract awarded for Kalanianaole Highway

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Question: When will the repaving of Kalanianaole Highway from Ainakoa Avenue to Lunalilo Home Road start?

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Highway crash kills motorist • Snorkeler dies on Maui beach

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
A 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man died in Hawaii County police custody Tuesday after he was hit with a Taser. Police said they used the electronic weapon in an attempt to subdue Randall Hatori.

Split vote kills plan to bolster farm rights

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Right-to-farm legislation is likely dead for this session after the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday failed to get enough votes for a procedural move to keep the idea afloat.

Community group will review sex education program

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
The Department of Education will again review Pono Choices after complaints from a state House lawmaker and several parents that the sex education curriculum is medically inaccurate and not age-appropriate for middle-schoolers.

Rats: Waikiki's rodents in residence

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Rats have plagued the Waikiki area for decades, finding a pest paradise in sewer pipes, parks, fruit trees, aging infrastructure and dilapidated walk-ups. Budget cuts have let rats proliferate in the tourist mecca, much to residents' dismay.

Challenging mission ends for 15 Schofield soldiers

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Not too long ago, soldiers and Marines were returning to Hawaii by the thousands from Af­ghani­stan. On Tuesday, 15 Schofield Barracks soldiers stood onstage at the Sgt. Smith Theater as they "uncased" their battle flags and were officially welcomed home.

Mom of 6 remembered for walks, quiet strength

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Clarita Ocol enjoyed walking around her Kalihi neighborhood in the morning, when the traffic was light. The 67-year-old was returning from one such outing before sunrise Tuesday when a pickup driver struck her in a wet-from-rain crosswalk on North King Street between Gulick Avenue and Mokauea Street.

Youth wrestling coach guilty of groping teen girl at tourney

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Longtime wrestling coach and past coordinator for the state high school wrestling tournament Keith T. Matsu­moto is facing a maximum five-year prison term after a state jury found him guilty Tuesday of groping a 14-year-old girl in the Farrington High School gym during a wrestling tournament in 2012.

Driver's licenses are urged for undocumented immigrants

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
State lawmakers Tuesday weighed a proposal that would enable thousands of the state's immigrants residing in the country illegally to get Hawaii driver's licenses.

Child protective cases to stay closed

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Court hearings involving children who have allegedly been neglected or abused will remain closed to the public after a flood of testimony helped defeat a bill that would have lifted the veil of confidentiality.

DHHL wants its documents secret

Local News - Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is asking the Legislature to create a special exemption to the state's open-records law, making all government documents related to the agency's homestead lessees and applicants confidential if the records include personal information.

ハワイ島の写真家の作品が2013年最優秀賞を獲得

ローカルニュース - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:01
 不動産写真のコンテストである「Photographer of the Year for Real Estate」で、ハワイ島在住の写真家、イーサン・トゥイーディー氏の作品が、2013年最優秀賞を獲得した。 最優秀賞に選ばれたイーサンさんの作品は、ハワイ島コナのクキオ・リゾートで撮影されたもので、イーサンさんは「不動産関連のサイトやブログなどを参考にするなどし、不動産写真家としての技術向上を目指していました。今回、不動産写真で最優秀賞を獲得でき、とても嬉しく、そして誇りに思っています」と語っている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

ライオンキングのオーディション開催

ローカルニュース - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 07:54
 オアフ島ワード地区にあるニール・ブレイズデル・センターで開催中のブロードウェイショー「ライオンキング」が、新キャストメンバーを募集するオーディションを開催する。 今回のオーディションでは、18歳以上の男女のキャストを募集しており、見事合格すればライオンキングのキャストメンバーとして活躍することができる。 オーディションはサウス・ホテル通りにあるバレエ・ハワイで開催予定で、歌手のオーディションは2月16日(日)、女性ダンサーのオーディションは17日(月)、男性ダンサーのオーディションは18日(火)に行われる。 なおオーディションの応募可能年齢は、歌手が18歳~35歳まで、ダンサーは18歳~30歳までとなっている。
参考:KHON2

Woman's car stolen while aiding crash victim

Local News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
One minute, Jennifer Jones was stopping to help the victims of a one-vehicle crash she witnessed while driving on the H-1 freeway. The next, she was a victim herself, after she says the driver of the wrecked SUV jumped into her car and sped off, leaving Jones on the side of the road with one of his injured passengers.