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Pot advocate gets 5-year sentence

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
A federal judge sentenced marijuana advocate Roger Christie to five years in prison Monday for marijuana trafficking and for failing to file income tax returns for 2008 and 2009.

Kokua Line: More work to be completed on new Aiea Public Library

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Question: The new Aiea Public Library is finally finished but stands empty and unused by the public who have been patiently waiting for our new expanded library for years.

Incidental Lives: Community aloha for Kauai overcame the force of Iniki

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Uncle Herman had heard that someone, a Tongan guy if he wasn't mistaken, wanted to fly over to help rebuild homes. Great, Herman Paleka thought, we could use the help.

911 Report

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Motorcyclist dies of crash injuries • City IDs driver killed in H-1 accident • Motorist arrested in clash with bicyclists • Wahiawa man held in abuse of woman

Chess champs get moving at defending title

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Eighth-grader Quguang Wang is new to Hawaii, new to the English language and new to chess. He didn't win a single game in his first open chess tournament last fall.

HCDAがカカアコの最新開発計画を承認

ローカルニュース - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 08:32
 HCDA(ハワイ州地域開発省)は、オアフ島カカアコ地区で計画が進められている最新の再開発計画を承認すると発表した。 今回承認された再開発計画は、カカアコ地区のポフカイナ通り、ハレカウウィラ通り、サウス通り、ケアウェ通りに面している4.2エーカーの土地に、43階建てで632世帯が入居できるコンドミニアムの建設のほか、1,038台分の駐車場、そして39,000平方フィートを有する商業スペースの建設が含まれている。 同プロジェクトを進めている開発会社のスタンフォード・カー社側は、今後、同プロジェクトの建設許可を得る必要があるものの、来年度には再開発工事に着工したいとしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

州議会が最低賃金の引き上げ案を可決

ローカルニュース - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 08:22
 ハワイ州議会は29日(火)、州が定めている最低賃金の引き上げを認める新法案を可決した。これにより、ハワイ州での最低賃金が約7年ぶりに引き上げられることとなる。 今回承認された新法案では、現在1時間$7.25の最低賃金を、2018年1月までに1時間$10.10まで引き上げることを定めており、今後、最低賃金の価格が、2015年1月までに1時間$7.75、2016年1月には$8.50、2017年1月には$9.25と、段階的に値上げされる。 ハワイ州のニール・アバクロンビー知事は最低賃金の値上げ案に肯定的なため、今後、州知事の承認と署名を経て、同法案は本格施行される見込みとなっている。
参考:KHON2

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Inquest ordered after body found in Hilo • Kauai welcomes passage of lifeguard bill

Stowaway's mom alarmed by trip

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
The Somali woman lives in a stick hut covered by ragged blankets in this dusty refugee camp. It was to here that her 15-year-old son wanted to travel on a perilous journey as a stowaway on a plane from Cali­for­nia.

Heart of tourism lies in hana hou visitors

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Repeat visitors are the bread and butter of the state's $15 billion tourism industry. Last year 65.1 percent of visitors flying into Hawaii were repeaters, up a smidge from 65 percent in 2012.

Legislature set to OK ban on smoking

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
A bill that would ban smoking in and around Hawaii Public Housing Authority units is headed for passage by the state Legislature.

Bill would upgrade Pohakuloa

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa is wrapping up a six-month congressional focus on Asia and the Pacific with the expected introduction Wednesday of a bill that seeks further security assessments in the region and takes steps to reassure regional allies.

Kauai nonprofits push for GMO issue on ballot

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Several nonprofit organizations are supporting a charter amendment petition to regulate pesticides and the growth of genetically modified organisms on Kauai.

Ocean Watch: Fascinating anemones, fish are worth a bit of discomfort

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
I know I'm in a good place when I have fin sores on my feet, and the mask grooves in my forehead are nearly permanent features of my face. Even in my sleep I know I'm in a fine place. The anchorages here have been so still that I awake thinking I'm home.

Kokua Line: Check website for warnings about polluted isle beaches

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Question: As a follow-up to whether it is safe to swim in or eat fish from the Ala Wai Canal in the April 9 Kokua Line (is.gd/AVN3Mv): Because Waikiki and Ala Moana are so close to the Ala Wai, I'm sure pollution gets pushed to both beaches.

Review: His voice raspy but melodic, Dylan commands attention

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
If Bob Dylan had not written some of the most literate, heartbreaking, provocative and important songs in American music history, would his concert on Maui have been as remarkable and essential?

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Several injured in road accidents • Autopsy awaited in Aiea man's death

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Public has last chance to take housing poll • Kauai police's OT tops $3M • College to host tech gathering

Land deal boosts nature preserve

Local News - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
The Nature Conservancy on Thursday announced the creation of the largest private nature reserve in Hawaii, a move that nearly doubles the size of the Waikamoi Preserve and protects a remote Maui rain forest.