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Program fears closure with funding bill dead

Local News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
The Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission is bracing for a shutdown because a funding bill didn't survive the state Legislature's lawmaking session that ended last week.

State denies fertility help for singles

Local News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
Do you want to get fertility treatments in Hawaii? If you're married, there's a good chance that the treatments will be covered by insurance. But if you're not married, you're probably out of luck.

Extended Native Hawaiian roll call gets 10,000 sign ups

Local News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
A total of 125,631 Native Hawaiians were on the Kana‘i­olo­walu roll as of Friday, the day after registration closed. Thousands more applications are yet to be processed, so the number will keep growing as ancestry is verified.

First-quarter collection for rail hits $61.7 million

Local News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
Honolulu's future rail transit line received nearly $62 million in local tax surcharge dollars from January through March to help fund its completion, proj­ect officials report.

Worker's death spurs questions on zip-line safety

Local News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
The second death of a zip-line worker in the last three years is prompting another look at regulating the industry in Hawaii. Zip-line industry officials point out there have been no customer deaths involving the thrill rides in Hawaii.

911 Report

Local News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
Body of missing kayaker is found in stream • Waipahu man in custody after bus stop robbery • Man allegedly snatches cash from business • 1 dead and 3 hurt after SUV collides with truck on Kauai • Pepeekeo man identified as victim in Thursday crash

Newswatch

Local News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
Man who fired shotgun into house found guilty • Mudslide blocks 100 feet of Hana Highway

Lawmaker hopes 'hoopla' will not stop $100,000 grant

Local News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
State Rep. Rida Cabanilla said that she hopes her close ties to a nonprofit that received a $100,000 grant from the state Legislature do not jeopardize the release of the money.

Kindergarten enrollment now mandatory

Local News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
As of this coming school year, all 5-year-olds will be required to attend kindergarten in Hawaii. Advocates praised the law for setting the stage for future early-learning initiatives.

市議会議員がレジ袋禁止案の改正案を提出

ローカルニュース - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 08:50
 ホノルル市議のハリモト議員が、来年7月1日(火)より施行が予定されているオアフ島でのレジ袋禁止案に対する改正案を提出。レジ袋禁止案の施行が予定より遅れる可能性が浮上している。 ハリモト議員が提出した改正案では、プラスチック製のレジ袋の使用のほか、自然界の微生物によって、最終的には水と二酸化 炭素に分解されるとされる生物分解性プラスチック製のレジ袋の使用も禁止することを求めており、小売店などがレジ袋禁止法案の改正案に対する準備等を行うため、同法の施行を2016年1月1日(月)まで延期することを提案している。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

ロコボーイがDoodleの選考にノミネート

ローカルニュース - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 08:40
 オアフ島のモクレレ小学校に在籍している小学3年生のチャールズ・シーグル君が、グーグル社が小中高生を対象に実施しているロゴ・デザイン・コンテスト「Doodle 4 Google」の最終候補者の一人である事が明らかになった。 グーグル社のロゴ・デザイン・コンテストでは、5月9日(金)まで一般からの投票を受け付けており、5月21日(水)に最終結果の発表が行われる。 シーグル君のデザイン「My Time Machine」では、タイムマシンを利用して癌を治療したり、戦争を撲滅したり、自然災害を防いだりすることができる様子などが表現されており、見事チャンピオンに選出されれば、6月9日(月)に、グーグルのサイトにシーグル君のデザインが表示されることとなる。 グーグル社が実施しているロゴ・デザイン・コンテストは、全国から多くの児童が参加するコンテストとして知られており、優勝者には3万ドルの奨学金が、また優勝者が在学している学校には、テクノロジー助成金として5万ドルが贈呈される。
参考: KHON2

Obituaries

Local News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Gail Koon Fong Au • Teresita Acoba Cadavona • Carl Edward Dillingham • Charlton C. Gaspar • Katherine Miyako Haruguchi • Katherine Miyako Haruguchi • Richard Tsutomu Ishimoto • and more

Isle students dominate at national chess tourney

Local News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Washington Middle came up with a clean sweep Sunday, landing the team championship trophy in the K-9 Unrated Division of the U.S. Chess Federation tournament.

Teenage stowaway no longer in Hawaii, officials say

Local News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, but officials on Saturday would not say where they sent him and with whom.

Dad barred from seeing stowaway

Local News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Five days after the father of a teenage stowaway flew to Hawaii to reunite with his son, Hawaii social service agency officials have yet to allow the San Jose cabdriver and Somali refugee to see him, sources told the San Jose Mercury News.

Search for UH leader narrows

Local News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Following a nearly yearlong search, the University of Hawaii has identified two finalists in the running to be the next president of the 10-campus system: the university's longtime information technology executive, who is serving as interim president, and the retired commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific.

Feds gauge UH response to sex crimes

Local News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Federal investigators are examining how complaints of sexual assault and harassment are handled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, one of 55 campuses nationwide being scrutinized to ensure compliance with the law.

New law OKs 5-tower project on former drive-in

Local News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
A bill clearing the way for as many as 1,500 residential units and commercial-business space in a five-tower redevelopment of the Kamehameha Drive-In site across Kaonohi Street from Pearlridge Center was signed into law Wednesday by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Hawaii woman killed in Washington state

Local News - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
A former Kailua resident was fatally stabbed in a house in Spokane, Wash., on Tuesday, according to news reports. Members of the victim's family said that a man suspected of killing Tracy Forsstrom Fergerstrom apparently stabbed her multiple times and wrapped her in a quilt.