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Martin Luther King Jr. honored with bell-ringing

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
The ringing of the Naga­saki Peace Bell during Sunday’s 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Candlelight Bell Ringing Ceremony slowed traffic on Bere­ta­nia Street, caused necks to crane and scared the birds out of nearby trees.

Dems aim at environment, seniors

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
For the first time in several years, Demo­crats in the Senate and House came together at the beginning of the legislative session to jointly issue a package of priority legislation. This year’s majority caucus package includes measures to address kupuna issues and protect the environment.

Neighbors rush to help as blaze destroys home

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
A house fire that erupted Saturday night in a tightly packed Mili­lani cul-de-sac seriously injured a man in his 60s and sent his neighbors into a frenzy.

Isle shark expert accused of possessing child porn

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
A prominent local shark expert is facing child pornography charges after being ensnared in an international sting that has resulted in nearly 350 arrests.

Applicants are sought for 30 spots in Sheriff Division

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
The Hawaii Sheriff Division is on the lookout for men and women to serve as deputy sheriffs on all islands, but especially in Hawaii County.

Kokua Line: Service dogs can be booted if out of the owner’s control

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Question: While eating at Ala Moana's Makai Food Court, my family and I watched several people walk in with their dogs. These dogs were not outfitted with any type of service dog jacket. While one couple talked and laughed, their small dog licked the top and sides of the table.

Ocean Watch: Bold paddle-boarder helps a yellow-bellied sea snake

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
When paddle-boarder Greg Gauget found a snakelike creature floating limp, but alive, off Maui's Baby Beach (or Puu­anoa Beach) north of Lahaina a few weeks ago, he did what few people would do: He went through exceptional efforts to save it.

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Hawaiian sovereignty is forum’s subject • 5 ironwood trees slated for removal • Camper saved after SOS alert • Hiker rescued at Maui cliffs

Economic upturn allows renewed call for wage hike, preschool aid

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Gov. Neil Abercrombie will use the State of the State address on Tuesday to trace Hawaii's economic recovery, a turnaround essential to the narrative of the governor's re-election campaign.

Miss Hawaii director was 'man behind the crown'

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Thomas "Thom" J. McGarvey Jr., for three decades the executive director of the Miss Hawaii Pageant, died Jan. 8 at the Craigside Assisted Living Facility in Nuuanu. He was 70.

Searchers scour Kula for missing mom

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
More than 115 family, friends, strangers and Maui police officers gathered Saturday morning in Upcountry Maui and searched most of the day for a mother of three missing for nearly a week.

Kahuku school's health center to improve care, attendance

Local News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Kahuku High and Intermediate School's isolation along the North Shore used to mean that students would miss school to get routine medical and dental care in town, or forgo care altogether. But beginning this school year, the campus is now home to the state's first school-based health center — a full-service center exclusively serving the rural school's 1,900 students.

ハワイ島のフォーシーズンズが全米トップ10入り

ローカルニュース - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 08:20
 旅行サイトのトリップアドバイザーが発表した「全米トップホテル10」で、ハワイ島のフォーシーズンズ・リゾート・フアラライが第9位にランクインした。 今回のランキングは、サイト利用者からのフィードバックなどをもとに選出されており、全米トップホテル1位には、カリフォルニア州サンディエゴのグランド・デル・マーが選出されている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

ワイメアバレーが今日から再オープン

ローカルニュース - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 08:18
 敷地内の岩壁メンテナンスのために一時的に閉園となっていたオアフ島ノースショアの人気観光スポットであるワイメアバレーが、今日より公園の一般開放を再開することが明らかになった。 ワイメアバレーでは訪問者の安全確保のため、16日間にわたって敷地内の岩壁の補修工事を実施。当初の予定では、公園の再オープンは今月末ごろになるとみられていたものの、工事が予定より早く進行したため、当初より早めの再オープンが可能になったとしている。
参考:KHON2

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
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 - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
Avelina Gutierrez Dulay • Song S. Hazama • Gaudencio Igaya • Francisco Laborte • John Sayles • Lester Bing Kun Yee

New York Times: Peace of Mind Is First Benefit for Many Now Getting Medicaid

Local News - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
WELCH, W.Va. » Sharon Mills, a disabled nurse, long depended on other people's kindness to manage her diabetes. She scrounged free samples from doctors' offices, signed up for drug company discounts and asked for money from her parents and friends.

New York Times: Parties Seize on Abortion Rights as Midterm Issue

Local News - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
WASHINGTON >> When the Republican National Committee gathers for its winter meeting here Wednesday, the action will start a few hours late to accommodate anyone who wants to stop first at the March for Life, the annual anti-abortion demonstration on the National Mall.

Panhandling in Waikiki has worsened, people say

Local News - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
Vancouver, British Columbia, tourist Dennis Ihaksi and his wife, Penny, have visited Waikiki off and on since 1977, but navigating the growing gauntlet of panhandlers and homeless people occupying the district's public sidewalks has left them unsure about making a return visit.