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Vital Statistics

Local News - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses, civil unions and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

Workers on Big Island find snake in shipping container

Local News - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
Workers unloading a shipping container at a Keaau store on Hawaii island discovered a 2-foot-long brown gopher snake, the state Department of Agriculture announced in a news release issued Friday afternoon.

ハワイ州の高校卒業率が上昇

ローカルニュース - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 08:20
 米教育省が発表した最新の調査結果で、2012年度のハワイ州の高校卒業率が上昇していることが明らかになった。 最新の調査結果によると、ハワイ州の高校卒業率は82%で、全米平均の80%を上回っており、州本部長のキャサリン・マタヨシ氏は「州内での高校卒業率が上昇したという結果は、多くの生徒たちが将来のためには学業が必要であると理解していることを示しています。高校卒業率が上昇しているのに伴い、州内での大学進学率も上昇しています」と語っている。 なお、今回発表された調査結果では、州内に居住している低所得者家庭の子どもたちの高校卒業率が全米でも高い水準を誇っていることが明らかになったものの、英語を母国語としていない子供たちの卒業率は56%となっており、今後は英語を母国語としない子どもたちの卒業率上昇のためのカリキュラム編成などについても検討が必要になるとみられている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

デニス・カマカヒが死去

ローカルニュース - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 08:05
 ハワイ生まれのスラック・キー・ ギターの名手として知られ、数多くの賞の受賞経験を持つデニス・カマカヒが昨日、ホノルル市内にあるクイーンズ病院で死去した。61歳だった。 デニス・カマカヒは、先月10日にステージ4の肺癌を患っている事を告白。デニスの誕生日である31日には、モイリイリ地区にある老舗レストランのザ・ウィローズで、デニスのサポート資金を集める事を目的としたイベントなども開催されていた。なお、デニスの葬儀などの予定は現時点で発表されていない。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Corrections and Clarifications

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

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.