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New York Times: Conference Offers No Clear Path Forward for House Republicans

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
CAMBRIDGE, Md. >> House Republicans on Friday agreed they should “go big” in 2014, with a real legislative agenda to bring to voters in November. “How else do you project a bold alternative option for the country?” asked Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, an influential conservative.

Obituaries

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Katherine Bacxa Agcaoili • Freeman Harris Allen Sr. • Vearle L. Allen • Lee Allan Allison • Dorothy Kauokawelo Alo • Ryan Yukio Aoki • Lupe Apodaca • Josefino Mediano Belocura and more

2 boys in custody after explosion at Hilo High

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
HILO » A small bomb exploded Thursday outside an auditorium at Hilo High School, prompting a brief campus lockdown but apparently causing no injuries, authorities said.

Bruno Mars ‘ain’t scared’ of crucial halftime gig

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
When Bruno Mars takes the stage at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., this chilly Sunday to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, in front of the biggest audience he's ever played to, he can take some solace that his set only needs to be about 12 minutes long.

Panel OKs UH repairs oversight bill

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
State House Higher Education Chairman Isaac Choy says legislators would be putting the University of Hawaii "on steroids" to help eliminate its massive repair backlog under a bill that advanced out of his committee Tuesday, over the objections of UH officials.

Rain, wind and surf lash isles

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
As a winter storm paralyzed the Deep South on Tuesday, a winter weather advisory was in effect on Mauna Kea, where the summit was covered in heavy snow. Snow on Mauna Kea and rain were expected to continue on Hawaii island through Tuesday night, and a flash flood watch was posted because of the threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Suspect in toddler's 2011 murder is arrested

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
A 38-year-old Mountain View man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the 2011 murder of a 19-month-old toddler in Hilo.

Kokua Line: Waipahu teacher welcomes greeting cards of all types

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Question: Can you print the name and address of the person who uses used greeting cards for classroom projects again?

Phone alerts, Internet posts help parents stay informed

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Some parents of Roosevelt High School students first heard about Tuesday morning's shooting incident from their children or co-workers by way of cellphone texts and calls.

Gunfire begins harrowing Tuesday

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Gunfire from police during a scuffle with a 17-year-old student who was shot and injured led to anxious moments at Roosevelt High School early Tuesday, when authorities put the campus on lockdown and parents scrambled to find out what happened and whether their children were safe.

State struggling to stem arrests of runaway kids

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
The 17-year-old boy involved in Tuesday's shooting at Roosevelt High School isn't the only Hawaii runaway who has found himself in a confrontation with the law. Hawaii has a history of arresting more runaways than any other state in the union, said Meda Chesney-Lind, a criminologist and professor with the University of Hawaii.

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Water agency warns of collection scam • Ceremony caps Big Isle hall renovation • Paint cans eyed as cause of fire • Public is warned about filthy bay • Missing man's remains found

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Police apprehend alleged bank robber • Suspect in sexual assault is arrested

Bills address spill prevention, molasses lawsuit

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
A group of state legislators called Monday for several molasses spill-related fixes to Hawaii law. Their proposals come as the public continues to wait for more details on what caused last fall's devastating leak of the thick substance into Hono­lulu Harbor — and the full scope of the damage it wreaked on the marine life there.

Senate committee passes GMO bill in 3-0 vote

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
A GMO labeling bill passed the state Senate Health Committee on Monday evening but faces a tortuous path to get through the rest of the chamber.

Senators pull plug on cooling all schools

Local News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
An ambitious proposal that would have mandated air-conditioning in all public schools within the next five years was shelved Monday by a state Senate committee, which instead opted to have the Department of Education study the issue and come up with a strategy.

昨年の訪問者数が過去最高を記録

ローカルニュース - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 08:29
 ハワイ州観光局が発表した最新の調査結果で、昨年一年間にハワイ州を訪れた旅行者の数が過去最高を記録したことが明らかになった。 調査結果によると、昨年のハワイ州の訪問者数は約824万人で、過去最高記録とされた2012年度の訪問者数803万人に比べ、約2.6%増となっている。また昨年一年間に旅行者が州内で消費した総額は約145億ドルで、こちらも昨年比2%増となった。 このほか、アメリカ以外の国からハワイを訪れる旅行者の数は大幅増となっているものの、アメリカ西海岸や東海岸からの旅行者数は減少傾向にあることも同時に発表されている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

オアフ島で野生のワラビーを目撃

ローカルニュース - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 08:11
 オアフ島カリヒバレー近くのウィルソントンネル周辺で28日(火)、野生のワラビーの姿が目撃されたことが明らかになった。野生のワラビーの最後の目撃情報は昨年6月のことで、約半年ぶりにその姿が確認されたことになる。 カンガルー科に属するワラビーはハワイの固有種ではなく、1916年に島内の私立動物園が外部から持ち込んだものの、そのうちの3頭が施設より脱走しており、今回目撃されたワラビーは、脱走した3頭が繁殖を続けた結果ではないかとみられている。 なお当局では、ワラビーが繁殖してもハワイの自然形態に影響がないため、今後も捕獲等を行う予定はないほか、一般人によるワラビーの捕獲は違法であるとしている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Bills seek huge hike in funds to battle little fire ant, beetle

Local News - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
Hawaii lawmakers want to swat down a pair of invasive pests: the coffee berry borer and the little fire ant. Despite their quaint names, the insects pose considerable threats to Hawaii's fragile environment.