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Lawmakers launch push to raise awareness of rights of deaf patients

Local News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
A group of concerned state lawmakers has called together advocates for people with disabilities to increase public awareness of the services health care providers are obligated to provide patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf and blind.

Kunia Loa buildings attract citations from city

Local News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
The city is cracking down on what it says are illegal houselike buildings in a remote agricultural subdivision in the foothills of Kunia where residences are prohibited.

Short Japanese men live longer, study finds

Local News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
You're a Japanese male and you have some crazy notion about wanting to be taller. Better think again. A Honolulu-based research study published this week found a connection between short height and longer life in men of Japanese ancestry.

Man faces 20-year prison term for Molokai investment fraud

Local News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
A Molokai man convicted of $2.5 million in investment fraud in Washington state in 2005 pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to defrauding a woman of $45,000 that was used for personal expenses, an Internet girlfriend and an online strategy game.

セイクレッド・フォールズの不法侵入者が増加

ローカルニュース - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:47
 ハワイ州当局は、一般の立ち入りが禁止されているオアフ島のセイクレッド・フォールズ州立公園への不法侵入者が増加しているとして、市民に同公園へ立ち入らないよう注意を呼びかけている。 セイクレッド・フォールズのハイキングコースは、大規模な地滑りによって8名が死亡する事故発生した1990年より、一般のハイカーの立ち入りが禁止されており、立ち入り禁止を示す掲示板も設置されているものの、当局関係者は、3月から4月だけで約30名が公園内へ立ち入り、違反チケットを受け取っているとしている。なお、公園への不法侵入者に対しては、$100の罰金が科せられている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

ジャック・ジョンソンが追加公演を決定

ローカルニュース - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:22
 オアフ島ノースショア出身のミュージシャンとして知られるジャック・ジョンソンが、8月2日(土)にハワイでの追加公演を行うと発表した。 ジャック・ジョンソンのハワイ公演は当初、8月1日(金)のみの開催で、5月10日(土)にチケット販売が行われたものの、販売開始から1時間以内にチケットが完売となったため、急遽、追加公演が行われることが決定した。 なお、8月2日(土)に開催されるコンサートのチケットは、5月17日(土)10:00より、ハワイ在住者向けの先行販売が行われ、翌18日(日)10:00より、一般向けのチケットが発売される。
参考:KHON2

Maui axis deer numbers cut by 2,500, group says

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
At least 2,500 axis deer were killed on Maui last year. The Maui Axis Deer Working Group estimates it killed 1,700 while an additional 875 were killed by the Maui Axis Deer Harvesting Cooperative.

Corrections

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
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.

5 plead not guilty to gambling charges

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
Business owner Tracy Yoshimura is confident he will beat the hundreds of gambling charges against him in connection with Products Direct Sweepstakes gaming machines.

Prison housing module treated for bedbugs

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
An infestation of bedbugs has become so rampant at the Oahu Community Correctional Center that officials announced a plan Thursday to shut down a housing module for fumigation and temporarily relocate more than 100 inmates.

Island Images

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55

Newswatch

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
The Honolulu-bound lanes of the H-3 freeway will be shut down Friday night through early Monday morning so crews can replace a key component that runs the length of that side of the roadway, transportation officials say.

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
Kapolei man is charged in shooting • Police seek gunman in gas station robbery

Measure on bus ads faces delay

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
Honolulu City Council members will likely defer until next year a final decision on Mayor Kirk Caldwell's controversial plan to raise money for bus routes by selling advertising on the sides of city buses.

Assaggio owner given 6 months in prison for laundering $1.3M

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
Assaggio restaurants owner Thomas Ky told a federal judge Wednesday that his conviction for money laundering has taught him a hard and valuable lesson that will make him a better businessman.

Plans unveiled for future Daniel K. Inouye Center

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
The future Daniel K. Inouye Center for Democratic Leadership will be more than just a museum and a space to house the late senator's congressional papers, including those from the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals.

Lassner: UH could lead nation in higher education

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
David Lassner says that while he's never aspired to be president of the University of Hawaii in his nearly 40-year career at the university, he thinks UH has the potential to be the leading public higher education system in the nation and welcomes the opportunity to try to make that happen.

College-going rate flat, but remedial figure brighter

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
Amid educational reforms to better prepare Hawaii public school students for college and careers, the number of college-going graduates last year remained flat, and nearly a third of those who enrolled at the University of Hawaii weren't equipped to take entry-level math and English courses, according to a new report.

Lawsuit settlements cost taxpayers $3.7M

Local News - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:55
The Honolulu City Council unanimously agreed to settle several lawsuits against the city at a cost of $3.67 million to taxpayers. The settlements included $1.4 million for the family of Aaron Torres, who was suffocated by three police officers during an arrest in 2012.