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Ocean Watch: Reefs, rocks and wrecks punctuate sail into Suva

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Officially Fiji consists of 322 islands, but if your definition of island includes underwater atolls, coral banks and partially submerged islets, the number rises to 844.

Kokua Line: State didn’t block discount for homeowners insurance

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
QUESTION: While reviewing my AARP homeowners insurance policy, I noted it offered a "retiree credit" and a "renewal credit." I was told that Hawaii was one of the few states that didn't allow AARP to offer those credits to policyholders.

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Hikers lost in Kuliouou airlifted to safety • Firefighters battle blaze in Kapolei brush • Car owner chases, detains theft suspect

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Update hotline fails as OCCC visits resume • Schatz introduces transit station bill • Texan injured in road crash • Space center to alter plans

Iconic towers embody history and resilience

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Like giant redwoods or city skyscrapers, four towers -- with a fifth under construction -- rise up above Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as bastions of eye-catching purpose, history and design.

Democrats hear from hopefuls

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa used brief stops before Oahu Democrats on Saturday to make politics personal, but they took different approaches that offer insight into their campaign strategies.

Isle native paved way for Asian music stars

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Entertainer Larry Ramos, the Kauai native who was one of the lead singers for two of The Association's biggest hits in the 1960s, died April 30 at a hospital in Clarkston, Wash. He had just celebrated his 72nd birthday on the Garden Island.

Experts testify to Williams’ impaired mental ability

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Four defense mental health experts have testified in U.S. District Court that Naeem Williams has limited planning, problem-solving and adapting skills and is in or just outside the range of intellectual disability, formerly known as mental retardation.

Historic towers still stand strong

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
History past and present stands tall at the 1925 harbor control tower in the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. A crow's nest was added to the water tank in 1926, and for 88 years since then, harbor ships have been controlled from the 161-foot perch.

Grants, tax credit benefit for-profit entities

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Saddled with a lower state revenue forecast, state lawmakers said a polite "no" this session to tax relief for the poor and the elderly, tax credits for hotel construction or renovation, and tax breaks on manufacturing equipment.

How major bills fared at the capitol

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
State lawmakers adjourned the session on Thursday after reviewing hundreds of bills. Here is the status of some of the most significant bills. Bills that have passed have been sent to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature or veto. The governor also can allow bills to become law without his signature. Lawmakers can override vetoes by a two-thirds’ vote in each chamber.

Experts to discuss cancer research at UH event

Local News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
The University of Hawaii Cancer Center will hold a free event in which experts worldwide will converge to discuss groundbreaking cancer research.

クジラが追跡できるウエブサイトが登場

ローカルニュース - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 08:29
 ハワイのローカル研究者が、ハワイ諸島周辺に生息しているクジラの追跡ができるウエブサイトの公開をスタートしている。 新ウエブサイト「The Smartmine Whale Tracker」は、ハワイ州のロビン・ベアード博士が中心となって情報を提供しているサイトで、サイト上では、ハワイ諸島周辺の海流や風の状態が確認できるほか、諸島周辺で生息している様々な種類のクジラの追跡を楽しむことが可能となっている。クジラ追跡ウエブサイトはこちら>>whales.smartmine.com/
参考:KITV4

ホールフーズがワード地区に進出

ローカルニュース - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 08:15
 オーガニック・スーパーマーケットとして知られるホールフーズ・マーケットが、オアフ島ワード地区に島内3店舗目となる新店舗の開業を予定していることが明らかになった。 今回ホールフーズが出店を予定しているのは、ワード地区のクイーン通りとカマケエ通りの角、以前ノードストロームラックが出店していたスペースで、売り場面積約50,000平方フィートを有する店舗になるとみられている。 関係者は、ホールフーズワード店の周辺では、コンドミニアムの建設が予定されているほか、ホールフーズの店舗の上に新たに400~500台分の駐車スペースの増設や地域住民が徒歩や自転車などでも来店できるよう建物へのアクセスポイントを増やすなど、店舗の開業に伴う様々な再開発計画が進められるとしている。 なお、ホールフーズ・ワード店の工事は2015年に着工し、2017年にオープンする見込みとなっている。
参考:KHON2

American Legion calls for Shinseki to quit

Local News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
The American Legion called Monday for the resignations of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two of his top aides amid an investigation into allegations of corruption and unnecessary deaths at the veterans' hospital in Phoenix.

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
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.

Kauai park areas to open for hunting

Local News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Parts of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai will be open for feral goat and pig hunting twice this summer, the state announced Friday.

Flashback: Gabbard looks the dupe as sole Dem on bipartisan trip

Local News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's office issued a news release excitedly announcing that she'd be joining a bipartisan congressional delegation on a trip to Japan, China and South Korea.

Keep Hawaii Hawaii: Hotel Lana'i exudes intimate, old-fashioned charm

Local News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
As your Island Air flight banks left and descends closer and closer to the Lanai Airport, there seem to be endless stretches of green pasture on either side of the airplane.