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Pay raises for top city officials OK'd

Local News - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
The Honolulu Salary Commission voted 5-1 Tuesday to give the mayor, City Council members and most city department heads raises of 8 percent next year.

Funding held up on Turtle Bay preservation deal

Local News - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Uncertain about whether they have the votes, state House leaders have put off a decision on whether to finance $40 million in bond money for a conservation easement at Turtle Bay Resort until Thursday, the last day of session.

Wooley OK'd as environmental chief

Local News - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
The state Senate voted Tuesday to confirm state Rep. Jessica Wooley as director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control, finding the attorney and environmental advocate qualified and capable for the post.

Fifth Waikiki tower planned

Local News - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Outrigger Enterprises Group plans to cap off its Wai­kiki Beach Proj­ect with another $100 million investment, which would add meeting space and a 350-foot hotel tower to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.

Autism advocate inspired with vision, leadership

Local News - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Dr. William "Bill" M. Bolman, a well-respected expert on autism, pushed to raise awareness of the disorder and of the need for more treatment and insurance coverage for patients.

Kokua Line: Energy reports evaluate households’ usage, savings

Local News - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Question: I receive mail every month from Hawaii Energy telling me how much electricity I use compared with my neighbors.

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
U.S. Senate panel approves ‘Iolani grad as HUD deputy • Copter takes visitor to safety • Body identified as Hilo woman

Father of Hawaiian Air stowaway arrives in isles to retrieve his son

Local News - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner’s wheel well arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday from Cali­for­nia.

Slack-key master revered as a music legend

Local News - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Multiple news organizations are reporting that local entertainer Dennis Kama­kahi has died at the age of 61. A Facebook entry attributed to Kama­kahi's son David announced Kama­kahi's death.

ロックス・オブ・ベーグルズが移転

ローカルニュース - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 08:37
 オアフ島の人気ベーグル専門店ロックス・オブ・ベーグルズが、現在のサンドアイランド地区から、カリヒ地区のディリングハム大通り沿いにあるコケアセンター内に移転することが明らかになった。 ロックス・オブ・ベーグルズでは、今月15日より新しいロケーションでの営業をスタートするものの、約15年にわたって営業していたサンドアイランド地区の店舗も、同店のリース契約が完了する8月まで営業を続けるとしている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

アウトリガー社が大規模な再開発計画を発表

ローカルニュース - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 08:15
 ホノルルに拠点をおく大手ローカル企業のアウトリガー・エンタープライズ・グループでは、オアフ島ワイキキ地区にあるアウトリガー・リーフ・オン・ザ・ビーチ周辺での大規模な再開発計画を発表した。 今回アウトリガー社が発表した再開発計画では、ハレクラニホテルに隣接している5階建ての建物を取り壊し、プールやダイニングエリアを有する約34,000平方フィートのオープンスペースとするほか、カリア通り沿いに200室を有するホテルタワーを建設し、レクリエーションやダイニング、会議施設の増設することなども含まれており、再開発費として1億ドルが投じられる見込みとなっている。 アウトリガー社側では、今回の再開発計画が承認された場合、2017年に工事に着工し、2019年の完成を目指すとしている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

Bill to help boost voter turnout passes

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
A bill that will allow voters to register at polling places on the same day they cast ballots was passed this session by legislators.

Prisoner on hunger strike asks judge to switch facilities

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
One of the inmates who recently went on a hunger strike to protest conditions at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center pleaded with a judge Wednesday to get him out of there.

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 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.

Father of Hawaiian Air stowaway arrives in isles to retrieve his son

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner’s wheel well arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday from Cali­for­nia.

State to pay $190,000 in suit over abuse of schoolgirls

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The state has agreed to settle three alleged abuse cases against Kipapa Elementary School employees for a total of $190,000.

Japanese ship to take lead in Navy's humanitarian trek

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The Navy's ninth Pacific Partnership humanitarian mission, beginning in late May, will include an enhanced role for Japan, and simultaneous seaborne and airborne phases, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said.

Bill would raise cap on schools chief's salary

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
A cap on the salary Hawaii pays its schools superintendent would get a boost for the first time in 13 years under a bill — initially presumed dead for this session — lawmakers advanced out of conference committee Monday afternoon.

23 nations heading to isles for RIMPAC

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Twenty-three nations, about 40 ships, six submarines, hundreds of aircraft and 25,000 people are participating in this year's Rim of the Pacific war games in and around Hawaii June 26 to Aug. 1, the Navy said.