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Agency has been open to concerns, director says

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
State House Majority Leader Scott Saiki, concerned that the Hawaii Community Development Authority has been unresponsive to public complaints about rapid development in Kaka­ako, wants to curtail the authority's power.

Bill clamps down on county agricultural laws

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Two state lawmakers want to strengthen Hawaii's Right to Farm Act by preventing counties from restricting agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices that are allowed under federal and state law.

No serious injuries or damage as monster waves hit shores

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Gargantuan waves continued to pummel north and west shore beaches Thursday, the second day of a swell that happens only once every 10 to 20 years, but no serious injuries or major damage to property occurred.

State official admits guilt, faces prison time in child porn case

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
State shark expert Randy Honebrink pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to possessing child pornography. Honebrink, 58, faces a maximum 10-year prison term at sentencing in May.

Women's caucus outlines goals for 2014

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Appropriating funds for a comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program, addressing infant mortality issues and providing parents with information about the vaccination for human papillomavirus are among this year's top priorities for the Women's Legislative Caucus.

Lawsuit claims boys molested by Mormon official on Maui

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Two Utah men in their 40s allege they were sexually abused by a Mormon Church official when they went to Maui as teenagers to pick pineapples as part of their missionary training.

Damage from vog merits payment

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
An employee can collect workers' compensation for exposure to vog that aggravates an asthma condition, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The Department of Education and the Labor Industrial Relations Appeals Board both denied a claim by Lynedon Van Ness.

510 tilapia and koi die as foam flows into farm's fishpond

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Glenn Martinez spent two days burying the hundreds of tilapia and koi that lived in a pond on his Wai­ma­nalo farm after the fish —worth thousands of dollars — mysteriously died Wednesday in one hour.

Man killed in highway crash

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
An 82-year-old man reported to be a prominent member of the Hau­ula community died and three others were seriously injured Thursday in a crash of two sport utility vehicles on Kame­ha­meha Highway in Laie, according to city Emergency Medical Services and police.

Kokua Line: Pali exit to get new lights; airport will have reflectors

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
QUESTION: Why have the highway lights been dark at the Pali Highway exit from the H-1 freeway westbound? Also, the lights at both the entrance and exit of Honolulu Airport are out. Both areas have been dark for nearly a year.

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Homeless man's death ruled homicide • Man killed by tree branch ID'd as visitor • Meetings focus on courthouse • Arakawa to give annual address

Pilot, high risk blamed in crash

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
An investigation into the fatal crash of a military plane that killed a Kailua man last April in Afghan­istan points to pilot inexperience and an accepted greater risk in flying the high-demand surveillance aircraft.

50 mph gusts rip up the islands

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Powerful, gusty winds across the islands Tuesday and Wednesday downed power lines, triggered electrical outages, blew away roofs, forced road closures and caused a tree limb to fall and kill a golfer.


ローカルニュース - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 09:50
 ホノルル市が、フード&ワイン誌が行っている「全米美味しい都市ランキング」へのランクインに挑戦していることが明らかになった。 同ランキングは、同誌のエディタが選出した全米40都市のなかでランキングが決定されることとなっており、ホノルル市のほか、 アトランタやオースティン、ボストンなどが順位を争っている。 なお、同ランキングへの投票はオンラインで受け付けており、4月30日まで投票を行うことができる。


ローカルニュース - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 09:40
 今日より、アメリカ国内の一般郵便料金の値上げが実施され、現在の46セントより3セント高い49セントとなっている。 今回の値上げ幅は過去10年間の郵便料金の値上げでもっとも大きく、郵政公社では、インフレや長引く不況によって赤字が続いており、昨年11月には、最新の会計年度で約50億ドルの損失を計上するとの試算を発表していた。

New York Times: Rand Paul's mixed inheritance

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
The libertarian faithful - anti-tax activists and war protesters, John Birch Society members and a smattering of "truthers" who suspect the government's hand in the 2001 terrorist attacks - gathered last September, eager to see the rising star of their movement.

Shark-repelling devices sell out despite doubts of effectiveness

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
KIHEI, Hawaii » A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn't stopped people from surfing and swimming in the warm ocean waters that surround the Hawaiian Island.

Activists attack Capt. Cook’s Australian home

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
MELBOURNE, Australia » Activists have sprayed graffiti on the historic home of the 18th-century British explorer Capt. James Cook to protest against Australia's national day.

Disabled transit users cite long waits, computer issues

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
WAILUKU » People using a new Maui transportation system for disabled riders complained to a County Council panel this week about long wait times, untrained drivers and the service's recently installed computer system.