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More coordination with state urged for rail planning

Local News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Two measures aimed at giving the state more say in walkable shopping areas and affordable housing that will take root around Oahu's future rail transit stations advanced out of a joint committee session Monday.

3 churches agree to settlement over school rental fees

Local News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Three of the five churches accused of underpaying the state Department of Education by millions of dollars for using public school facilities have come to some kind of monetary settlement in exchange for being dropped from a lawsuit, it was announced Monday.

Murder defendant has no memory of sex with victim

Local News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
A man on trial in state court for murder said he did not strangle the 81-year-old victim but admitted having sex with a tenant of the same senior housing apartment building where the slaying occurred.

Mars makes Blaisdell history, selling out 3 shows in a day

Local News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
All three Bruno Mars concerts were sold out within about an hour of tickets going on sale Monday, the first time three Blaisdell Arena concerts have been sold out on the first day in promoter Tom Moffatt's 50 years of bringing acts to Hawaii.

State reports $307M increase in assets

Local News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
The state closed the last fiscal year with a net gain in assets for the first time since 2006, another mark of the state's economic recovery.

Motorist pleads guilty to leaving fatal accident

Local News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
The motorist accused of killing Hawaii Pacific University student Mariah Danforth-Moore in a hit-and-run collision in front of the school's Hawaii Loa campus pleaded guilty in state court Monday to leaving the scene of a fatal traffic accident.

Young man's strong spirit after paralyzing crash inspired others

Local News - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Daniel Jackson Mapu, who was paralyzed when he was hit by two vehicles during a sign-waving rally against drugs more than a decade ago, has died. He was 32.

ホノルルは全米3番目にロマンチックな旅行先

ローカルニュース - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 08:13
 旅行サイトのトリップアドバイザーが発表した最新ランキングで、ホノルル市が全米で3番目にロマンチックな旅行先にランクインしたことが明らかになった。 今回のランキングはサイト利用者の評価等に基づいて行われており、全米でもっともロマンチックな旅行先にはサンフランシスコ、2位にはラスベガスがランクインしている。 なお、全米でもっともロマンチックなホテルランキングでは、カウアイ島のコア・ケア・ホテル&リゾート・イン・ポイプが9位にランクインしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

ALOHAな横断歩道に注意

ローカルニュース - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 08:06
 オアフ島のハワイカイ地区とカポレイ地区にある歩行者横断道に引いてある白線に、何者かがペンキをつかって白線を追加し、横断歩道の白線が「ALOHA」と読めるようデザインしていることが明らかになった。市当局では、ドライバーと歩行者に対し注意を喚起するとともに、犯人に対して警告を発している。 当局では、横断歩道の白線等は国家で基準が定められており、いかなるデザイン変更等も認められず、今回のペンキによるいたずらは公共施設への落書きと同じく犯罪であるとしたほか、運転中のドライバーを混乱させ事故につながる可能性もあり、早急に不要なペンキ部分を取り除きたいとしている。なお、ALOHAな横断歩道の補修作業には、約$4,000の費用がかかると試算されている。
参考:KHON2

New York Times: A War Zone Lurks Behind The Olympics

Local News - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
BAKSAN, Russia » On Friday, a week before the Olympics were set to open just 180 miles away, Russia's security forces appeared on Makhov Street at 8:30 a.m. and cordoned off the area around a brick and stone house.

Keahipono Zayden Askew •

Local News - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Keahipono Zayden Askew • Haroldeen Mahealani Aviata • Sixto Tandoc Basilio • Alan Kainoa Cansibog • Luisa J. Cariaga • Agnes De Mattos • Arthur Enos • Yoshiko Kamei and more

Kokua Line: Removing city-owned trees is illegal, officials confirm

Local News - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
QUESTION: This concerns a strip of land/dirt located between the street and the sidewalk and the trees planted on this strip. Recently, people cut down two trees planted on the strip.

Incidental Lives: Gadget master brings calm to distressed phone owners

Local News - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
In a technology-driven society where the iMiracle of six months ago is one overhyped product launch removed from obsolescence, Terence "Yoda" Yorga's cellphone repair kiosk on the corner of Atkinson Drive and Kapiolani Boulevard stands as a refreshingly retrograde refuge for unmediated human contact.

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
‘Dog' Chapman and wife in traffic accident • Driver who died after Wahiawa crash ID'd • Man charged in pair of Big Isle robberies

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Flash flood watch is issued for 3 counties • Firms, colleges try to develop telescope staff • Fire destroys storage shed on Valley Isle

Suit filed to stop project will be heard Thursday

Local News - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
The legal wranglings over Oahu’s $5.26 billion rail transit project continue — even as construction ramps up.

3 appointed to city economic team

Local News - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Attorney Linda Chu Taka­yama has been appointed to lead the city Office of Economic Development. She will be joined by Peter Tomo­zawa, who was appointed as executive director of Business Development; and Minnie Ko, executive director of international affairs.

Rescued hiker recounts ordeal on snowy volcano

Local News - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
It never occurred to Alex Sverdlov that he might meet his end in the snow in Hawaii. But drifting in and out of sleep in the early, early morning, all alone but for the snow flurries blowing about him, the New York computer science teacher and ardent solo hiker couldn't help but accept that possibility.

Rail system construction will make strides in 2014

Local News - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Until recently, Oahu's rail transit project was little more than a big idea — a concept debated for years on Internet comment boards, via the voting booth and in the courtroom. But in 2014, construction work is making rail a reality.