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Bill to help boost voter turnout passes

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
A bill that will allow voters to register at polling places on the same day they cast ballots was passed this session by legislators.

Prisoner on hunger strike asks judge to switch facilities

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
One of the inmates who recently went on a hunger strike to protest conditions at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center pleaded with a judge Wednesday to get him out of there.

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
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.

Father of Hawaiian Air stowaway arrives in isles to retrieve his son

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner’s wheel well arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday from Cali­for­nia.

State to pay $190,000 in suit over abuse of schoolgirls

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The state has agreed to settle three alleged abuse cases against Kipapa Elementary School employees for a total of $190,000.

Japanese ship to take lead in Navy's humanitarian trek

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The Navy's ninth Pacific Partnership humanitarian mission, beginning in late May, will include an enhanced role for Japan, and simultaneous seaborne and airborne phases, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said.

Bill would raise cap on schools chief's salary

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
A cap on the salary Hawaii pays its schools superintendent would get a boost for the first time in 13 years under a bill — initially presumed dead for this session — lawmakers advanced out of conference committee Monday afternoon.

23 nations heading to isles for RIMPAC

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Twenty-three nations, about 40 ships, six submarines, hundreds of aircraft and 25,000 people are participating in this year's Rim of the Pacific war games in and around Hawaii June 26 to Aug. 1, the Navy said.

Counties' haul of hotel taxes falls short of goal

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The state's four mayors and County Council leaders failed in their full-court press to get the state Legislature to lift the cap on their share of hotel room tax revenues Friday, but they walked away with $10 million more for their troubles.

Panel chairman questions criticism of Wooley's nomination

Local News - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
State Sen. Mike Gabbard on Monday strongly defended Rep. Jessica Wooley's nomination as director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control, challenging senators critical of her to explain why she is not qualified to lead the state agency.

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.