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Safety system for Waikiki beach stands is retained

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
More than 100 canoe and surfboard businesses statewide are now expected to pay at least $200 a month in concession fees under administrative rules approved Friday by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources.

Early-learning goals fizzle

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
The state Legislature for a second year in a row has scaled down Gov. Neil Abercrombie's push to expand early-childhood education, funding only half of what the administration had sought for various preschool proposals.

Higher pay may be on the way

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
Hawaii's lowest-paid workers could soon get a raise after state House and Senate negotiators agreed Friday to gradually increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by January 2018.

New Miss Aloha Hula radiated joy, gratitude in winning performance

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
HILO » Ke‘alohilani Tara Eliga Serrao, who won the title of Miss Aloha Hula on Thursday night at the 51st Merrie Monarch Festival, is not a person of many words.

OHA, House back off Kakaako vision

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs was denied in its bid to develop residential towers on a couple of large parcels in Kaka­ako on Friday after House leaders in the Legislature dramatically altered a bill sought by OHA and then rejected that draft, citing a lack of support from the agency.

UH-Hilo restricts speech, student's suit claims

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
A University of Hawaii-Hilo student is suing the university in federal court, alleging her First Amendment rights were violated when officials ordered her to stop handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution at a campus event.

Chess champs get moving at defending title

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
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.

Castle gets award-winning principal

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
Though she's just been selected as Castle High School's new principal, Sheena Alaiasa already knows many of her students well. Some of the Windward school's 1,551 students were in Alaiasa's class when she taught elementary school.

Language of bills stokes overreach concerns

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
Four measures designed to address illegal dumping and stockpiling have advanced out of the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee despite questions about the potential for unintended consequences negatively affecting the public.

Second-in-command officer is fired from position at Kauai missile range

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
The second in command at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai was relieved of his duties Thursday due to "unsatisfactory performance," the Navy said Friday.

911 Report

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
Waipahu fire is believed to be intentional • Pedestrian hit by car was Kaneohe man • Body found near Magic Island is identified

Newswatch

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
Kamehameha lane in Pearl City to close • Hilo man accused in robbery of store • Kauai rescue costs $3,560 in overtime, fuel

Opponents of death penalty dismayed

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
The possibility that former Hawaii soldier Naeem Williams could face execution is troubling for some folks in a state where the death penalty has not been imposed since 1944.

Ex-soldier convicted in murder of 5-year-old daughter

Local News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
A federal jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday for the first person in the state to stand trial for a death penalty crime. The jurors deliberated for less than a day and a half in U.S. District Court before finding former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams guilty of capital murder.

フラの祭典が華やかに終了

ローカルニュース - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 08:49
 ハワイ島ヒロで今週末に開催されていたフラの最高峰を競うメリー・モナーク・フェスティバルが終了した。 今回で51回目を迎えたフラの祭典では、今年で同大会出場10年目を迎えたクムフラのカレオ・トリニタッドが率いるハラウが、カネ(男性)部門のアウアナ1位、カヒコ2位、カネ部門の総合優勝のほか大会総合優勝を果たし、圧倒的な強さを見せた。 そのほか、ワヒネ(女性)部門では、クムフラのトレーシー&ケアヴェ・トレスのハラウが、アウアナ2位、カヒコ1位、ワヒネ部門の総合優勝の栄冠を獲得したほか、同クムフラに所属しているケアロヒラニ・テラ・エリガ・セラオさんが本年度のミス・アロハフラに選出されており、ワヒネ部門で大健闘している。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

18歳以下の日焼けサロンの利用を禁止

ローカルニュース - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 08:14
 ハワイ州議会は、18歳以下の日焼けサロンの利用を禁止する新法案可決。今後、ハワイ州のニール・アバクロンビー知事の承認を経て正式な新法として施行される。 今回可決された法案6111条では、18歳以下での日焼けサロン施設の利用を禁止しているほか、違反したサロンには、保健当局より罰金として最初の違反で$250、2回目以上の違反で$500を科すことを定めている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

Obituaries

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Linda Louise Dormer Caldwell • Mildred Wai Sem Chun • Thelma Yuriko Darisay • Solomon Kaailua Espinda • Gail Yoshie Masuoka Kuramoto • Henry Stanley Leite • and more

Stowaway's journey puts runaway problem in spotlight

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
SAN JOSE, Calif. » The flight of 15-year-old Yahya Abdi from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well has captivated minds worldwide, in part because of its rarity: He is one of just 25 people known to have survived such a feat.

Obituaries

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Dennis R. Alfafara • Norma Vega Castillo • Ida Jane Keli'iokalani Hanapi Chun • Robert Vincent Anduha Tuupoina Evans • Eleanor Holt Fung • Leua Matagiolo Gaisoa • and more