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U.S. sues Hawaii DOT over alleged sexual discrimination

Local News - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 04:46
The U.S. Justice Department is suing the state on behalf of a former Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division employee, alleging that state officials fired her after she filed several complaints of job-related sexual harassment and pressed unsuccessfully for those officials to take proper action.

Lanai plane crash victim's sister sues

Local News - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 04:46
The sister of one of two Maui County Planning Department employees who died in a plane crash on Lanai in February is suing the airline, the company that owns the crashed aircraft and the estate of the pilot, who also died in the crash.

Ex-manager of credit union pleads guilty to embezzlement

Local News - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 04:46
The former manager of the credit union for employees, family members and retirees of the company that operates TheBus pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to charges that she doctored the books on loan and Visa credit card accounts for herself, family members and an associate and stole a sport utility vehicle that a member had turned in for repossession.

St. Francis Healthcare plans cuts to services

Local News - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 04:46
Seven years after unloading its two acute-care hospitals, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii is cutting services again to keep its business afloat.

アイランドとハワイアンが格安航空券発売

ローカルニュース - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:33
 ハワイ諸島間を結ぶ定期便を運行しているアイランド航空とハワイアン航空の両社が、昨日と今日の2日間限定で、オアフ島、マウイ島、カウアイ島、ラナイ島への片道$52の格安航空券を発売している。 どちらの航空会社も、格安航空券の販売はオンラインでのみ対応しており、アイランド航空で発売中の格安航空券の対象便は今日から6月18日(水)まで、ハワイアン航空の格安航空券対象便は、5月19日(月)から6月18日(水)までの便となっている。
参考:KHON2

ハワイ島は旅行好きに人気の場所

ローカルニュース - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:10
 世界最大級の旅行サイトとして知られるエクスペディアが発表した最新ランキングで、ハワイ島は旅行好きなサイト利用者が選ぶ休暇先として人気の高い場所であることが明らかになった。 エクスペディアでは今回、同サイト利用者で、豊富な旅行経験を持つという約6,000人のエリートメンバーにアンケートを実施し、アンケート回答者のお気に入りのバケーション先として、ハワイ島がラスベガスに次いで2位にランクインした。 なお、お気に入りのバケーション先トップ5には、ラスベガスとハワイのほかに、サンフランシスコ、ニューヨークシティ、オーランドが選出されている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

Preservation fund faces budget threat

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
LIHUE » Kauai County Council members, facing a budget crunch, have advanced a bill that would cut funds for preserving natural spaces.

Bill to abolish life terms for minors now with gov

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Hawaii lawmakers are following a national trend and challenging Gov. Neil Abercrombie to consider whether children convicted of first-degree murder should be treated differently from murderous adults.

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
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.

Isles are gradually drying up, a new assessment warns

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
William Aila Jr. remembers seeing streams flowing with water every winter as a teenager growing up in Wai­anae.

Incidental Lives: Teacher's belief helps instill confidence within students

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
As a mentor to young public school teachers, Laura Fuku­moto could focus on the pedagogical practices she has researched, tested and refined for more than 40 years.

Kokua Line: Stagnant look of park work tied to several likely reasons

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Question: Kanewai Park on Dole Street has been closed for some time now. What exactly are they doing, and when is it going to be completed? I notice very little work being done on a day-to-day basis.

Newswatch

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Legislator planning zip-line safety measure • Isle soccer players mark AYSO anniversary • Utility will place LEDs in Kauai streetlights; and more

911 Report

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Honolulu police are asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted in connection with an April 22 robbery.

Senator's family receives pass on land, critics say

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is supporting the efforts of a state senator's family to subdivide a DHHL homestead parcel leased to her mother, a move that could rectify at least a decade's worth of violations.

Big Island struggles to curb drunken driving

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Hawaii island's trouble with drunken driving needs no better illustration than the recent experience of Solo­mon Singer, 22, a Pahoa horse trainer. "I have a feeling there's a lot, and they don't know where to go," he said.

Explore cancellation of landfill contract, councilwoman urges

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
The federal indictment of Waste Management of Hawaii and two of its top officials last week over their handling of Oahu's landfill has Hono­lulu City Council members seeking answers and at least one questioning whether the city should continue its 20-year operating contract.

Housing production is left in the dust as population grows

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Two thousand homes a year. That's roughly how much Oahu's housing market is losing ground each year as the growth in population outstrips the production of new homes.

Bill would alter city's plastic bag prohibition

Local News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
The question of whether shopping bags can be both plastic and biodegradable has thrown a possible wrench into plans to ban the bags on Oahu next year.