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911 Report

Local News - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Second goat theft reported in 4 months • Police seek help to find Kauai bank robber

Newswatch

Local News - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Between 500 and 800 lanternfish and squid were found dead or dying Monday in the Nawiliwili Harbor area of Kauai, prompting an investigation by state and federal officials. Frazer McGilvray, administrator of the Division of Aquatic Resources, said investigators have yet to pinpoint a cause.

Obituaries

Local News - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Adriana Abellada • James S. Araki • Apolinario M. Blanco Leonard Yet Num Chow • William De-Perez • Mabel Teixeira Gomes • Antonia Basug Gomez and more

Isle leaders launch campaign to boost college graduations

Local News - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state education leaders pledged their commitment Tuesday to significantly boost the number of adults earning college degrees in the islands over the next decade. The move is seen as key to preparing the state's workforce for competitive jobs.

Legislator jousts with U.S. high court over political spending

Local News - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Ben Franklin appeared Tuesday before the state House Judiciary Committee. Not the Founding Father himself, of course, but his likeness on a crisp $100 dollar bill that was placed on the hearing room table.

カウアイ島議会が猫のライセンス法を承認

ローカルニュース - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 09:50
 カウアイ議会は30日(木)、島内に生息している絶滅危惧種の救済策の一環として、島内で飼育されている猫にラインセンス制度を導入することを定める新法案を承認した。カウアイ島では、島内に約15,000~20,000匹の野生の猫が生息しているとみられており、島内に生息している絶滅危惧種への影響が懸念されていた。同法案は今後、カウアイ郡長の承認と署名が行われれば、本格施行となる。 今回承認された新法案では、去勢手術を受けている猫には1年間に$10、2年間で$15、そして手術を受けていない猫には1年間$30または2年間$50のライセンス料の支払いが定められており、当局では、ライセンス制を導入することで屋外で保護された猫が飼い主の元に戻りやすくなり島内の野良猫数が減少するほか、ライセンス料の収益で、野良猫などの保護費が捻出されるなどの効果があるだろうとしている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

当局がサイカブトムシの捕獲に着手

ローカルニュース - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 09:40
 ハワイ州農務局は、オアフ島カカアコ地区にあるUH医療教育センター外に、外来種であるサイカブトムシ(coconut rhinoceros beetle)を捕獲することを目的とした罠を設置したと発表した。 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、先月、オアフ島のヒッカム空軍基地でサイカブトムシの目撃情報を受け、今回の捕獲作戦に着手することにしたとしている。なお、外来種のサイカブトムシがどのような経路で州内に侵入したかなどは分かっていない。
参考:KHON2

New York Times: Conference Offers No Clear Path Forward for House Republicans

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
CAMBRIDGE, Md. >> House Republicans on Friday agreed they should “go big” in 2014, with a real legislative agenda to bring to voters in November. “How else do you project a bold alternative option for the country?” asked Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, an influential conservative.

Obituaries

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Katherine Bacxa Agcaoili • Freeman Harris Allen Sr. • Vearle L. Allen • Lee Allan Allison • Dorothy Kauokawelo Alo • Ryan Yukio Aoki • Lupe Apodaca • Josefino Mediano Belocura and more

2 boys in custody after explosion at Hilo High

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
HILO » A small bomb exploded Thursday outside an auditorium at Hilo High School, prompting a brief campus lockdown but apparently causing no injuries, authorities said.

Bruno Mars ‘ain’t scared’ of crucial halftime gig

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
When Bruno Mars takes the stage at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., this chilly Sunday to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, in front of the biggest audience he's ever played to, he can take some solace that his set only needs to be about 12 minutes long.

Panel OKs UH repairs oversight bill

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
State House Higher Education Chairman Isaac Choy says legislators would be putting the University of Hawaii "on steroids" to help eliminate its massive repair backlog under a bill that advanced out of his committee Tuesday, over the objections of UH officials.

Rain, wind and surf lash isles

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
As a winter storm paralyzed the Deep South on Tuesday, a winter weather advisory was in effect on Mauna Kea, where the summit was covered in heavy snow. Snow on Mauna Kea and rain were expected to continue on Hawaii island through Tuesday night, and a flash flood watch was posted because of the threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Suspect in toddler's 2011 murder is arrested

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
A 38-year-old Mountain View man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the 2011 murder of a 19-month-old toddler in Hilo.

Kokua Line: Waipahu teacher welcomes greeting cards of all types

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Question: Can you print the name and address of the person who uses used greeting cards for classroom projects again?

Phone alerts, Internet posts help parents stay informed

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Some parents of Roosevelt High School students first heard about Tuesday morning's shooting incident from their children or co-workers by way of cellphone texts and calls.

Gunfire begins harrowing Tuesday

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Gunfire from police during a scuffle with a 17-year-old student who was shot and injured led to anxious moments at Roosevelt High School early Tuesday, when authorities put the campus on lockdown and parents scrambled to find out what happened and whether their children were safe.

State struggling to stem arrests of runaway kids

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
The 17-year-old boy involved in Tuesday's shooting at Roosevelt High School isn't the only Hawaii runaway who has found himself in a confrontation with the law. Hawaii has a history of arresting more runaways than any other state in the union, said Meda Chesney-Lind, a criminologist and professor with the University of Hawaii.

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Water agency warns of collection scam • Ceremony caps Big Isle hall renovation • Paint cans eyed as cause of fire • Public is warned about filthy bay • Missing man's remains found