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Agency has been open to concerns, director says

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
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.

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
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.

Obituaries

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Chiyo Adams • Eva Pearl Akamu • Puna Lane Holloway Baker • Darwin Everett Barve • Garnett Busic Jr. • Patricio C. Cadorna; and more

New York Times: Top Republicans to present ideas on immigration

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON » The House Republican leadership's broad framework for overhauling the nation's immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to aides who have seen the party's statement of principles.

New York Times: A light on a vast toll of Jews killed away from the death camps

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
OSWIECIM, Poland » Gazing out from the main watchtower at the grim desert that is the crumbling chimneys and crematories, vanished prisoners' huts, barbed wire and ditches of Birkenau, it is hard to fathom that there were corners of the Nazi realm where, collectively, more killing occurred than in the Nazi death camps.

South Koreans keep tight embrace of Spam

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
SEOUL » As the Lunar New Year holiday approaches, Seoul's increasingly well-heeled residents are scouring store shelves for tastefully wrapped boxes of culinary specialties. Among their favorite choices: imported wines, choice cuts of beef, rare herbal teas. And Spam.

Fleeing suspect is arrested after taking shots at police

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
A 32-year-old career criminal is in police custody after he flipped his car in Kahala on Thursday night and fired a gun at police officers who were trying to arrest him in connection with outstanding warrants.

Shuttle service to Pro Bowl offered from around Oahu

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
TheBus will offer 50 air-conditioned buses to pick up residents from neighborhoods across Oahu and drop them off at Aloha Stadium for the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

Producers secured permits to film in December

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
One look at photos of Don Shearer flying his nimble yellow helicopter above five-story-high waves at Jaws this week and you know why he's emotionally wiped out.

Scope of city deal cited in its failure

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Key members of the Hono­lulu City Council say the intricate and ambitious nature of a private partnership's plan to buy 12 of the city's rental housing complexes is likely the reason the $142 million deal failed Thursday.

Visiting Irish band appeals for return of its stolen goods

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Thieves in Hawaii Kai have left an Irish band without the merchandise that was meant to cover their travel costs to the islands. The band, Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones, is visiting Oahu to help raise money for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Waikiki.

Newswatch

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
University of Hawaii-West Oahu students will be issued $64 refunds for fees the university said it charged for nonexistent services. The fees, collected last fall, were for transportation, technology and health services.

911 Report

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Man dies following free dive • Victim in Laie car crash ID'd • Suspect sought in 2008 assault is in custody • Kauai meetings offer updates on area projects

Deal off, says hui angling to buy city properties

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
A deal for the city to sell the long-term leases on 12 rental housing complexes for $142 million to a private group was terminated by the prospective buyers, city officials announced Thursday night.

Internet predator's victim supports namesake bill

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
A bill named after a victim of a kidnapping by a violent Internet predator would provide funding to help Hawaii investigators capture more such culprits.

Farming of pakalolo for export is House bill's ultimate goal

Local News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:56
Imagine a day when Maui Wowie and Kona Gold are legitimate marijuana brands sold around the world, when Hawaii factories create legal products such as Maui Wowie cookies, cannabis-infused ice cream and marijuana macadamia nut chocolate candies.

KISSのメンバーが新レストラン開店式典に登場

ローカルニュース - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:35
 世界的に活躍している米の人気ハードロックバンドであるKISSのジーン・シモンズとポール・スタンレーの2名が、マウイ島パイア地区にオープンが予定されている新レストラン「ロック&ブリュー・パイア」の開店記念式典に登場した。 2名が共同経営者となってオープンする新レストランはカリフォルニアに2店、メキシコに1店を展開しているチェーン店で、来月初旬にオープンが予定されている新レストランでは、すでに75名の従業員を雇用しており、開業への準備が着々と進められている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

トヨタハワイが夢の自動車デザインを募集中

ローカルニュース - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:32
 トヨタハワイでは、ハワイ州に在住している15歳以下の子どもを対象としたデザインコンテスト「Your Dream Car」を実施している。 1月31日(金)まで受付が行われているコンテストでは、子供たちが描く夢の車のデザインを募集しており、年齢別の3カテゴリーのそれぞれの優勝者には、ipadミニが進呈される。なお、年齢カテゴリーは、8歳以下、8歳から11歳、12歳から15歳となっている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

New York Times: Himmler papers shed light on personal life of a Nazi

Local News - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
JERUSALEM » When Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, the wife of Heinrich Himmler, chief of the Nazi Gestapo and the SS and one of the main orchestrators of the Holocaust, sent him a message: "There is a can of caviar in the ice box. Take it."