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Stowaway's journey puts runaway problem in spotlight

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
SAN JOSE, Calif. » The flight of 15-year-old Yahya Abdi from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well has captivated minds worldwide, in part because of its rarity: He is one of just 25 people known to have survived such a feat.

Obituaries

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Dennis R. Alfafara • Norma Vega Castillo • Ida Jane Keli'iokalani Hanapi Chun • Robert Vincent Anduha Tuupoina Evans • Eleanor Holt Fung • Leua Matagiolo Gaisoa • and more

Corrections

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
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.

Jury convicts Marine of murder

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
A Marine who admitted killing a prostitute in his Waikiki hotel room last year was found guilty Thursday of "murder while engaging in an inherently dangerous act," a crime punishable by a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole, the Marine Corps said.

Teenage driver killed in plunge off Maui cliff

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Isaiah Pu-Akima, 17, was wrapping up a pig-hunting trip Thursday when the vehicle he was driving went off Hana Highway in Honomanu in East Maui and plunged 300 feet, exploding into flames, according to his Hana High School volleyball coach, Manuel Oliveira.

Probation lets man go to rehab

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
A state judge has granted probation to a 28-year-old man so he can continue drug rehabilitation and repay the nearly $32,000 he stole to maintain his addiction.

Education Department backs 4.5 percent raises

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
The state Department of Education supports the annual 4.5 percent raises an arbitration panel awarded to principals and other educational officers earlier this week, according to a statement released Wednesday by the department.

Lawmakers extend window for abuse lawsuits, add liable parties

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Giving victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek justice, state lawmakers agreed Thursday on a bill that would extend a unique window to file lawsuits for another two years and include the state and counties among the potentially liable.

Bills on prostitution exemption, 'revenge porn' advance at Capitol

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
A bill to ramp up penalties for sex traffickers and to prohibit police from engaging in sexual penetration during prostitution investigations passed in a joint House-Senate conference committee Thursday, along with a bill that would criminalize so-called "revenge porn."

Delay proposed to Turtle Bay deal

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
State House Speaker Joseph Souki suggested Thursday evening that the decision on whether the state should spend $40 million to preserve land near Turtle Bay Resort could wait until next session.

City asks Council to delay Handi-Van audit

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
The City Council Transportation Committee is moving forward with plans to audit the Handi-Van program. But the committee also agreed to a request to delay the start of the audit to allow the impact of planned improvements to be assessed.

Lawyer promoted rights of Native Hawaiians

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
H.K. Bruss Keppeler, 77, an attorney known for his dedication to preserving Hawaiian culture, heritage and way of life, died April 12 in Hono­lulu. For many years Keppeler worked with U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka's staff on the Akaka Bill.

Rail exec gets second-year bonus

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
For a second consecutive year, the rail project's top executive will receive a $35,000 bonus. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board voted unanimously Thursday to approve the bonus for Dan Grabauskas.

Retired Kamehameha CEO is tapped for panel

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Dee Jay Mailer, who just retired as chief executive officer of Kamehameha Schools, was named Thursday to serve on the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Dredging Ala Wai improves its capacity, not cleanliness

Local News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Question: How often is the Ala Wai Canal dredged? Does the pollution get cleaned up by this procedure?

カラニアナオレハイウェイで交通規制

ローカルニュース - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 09:10
 ハワイ州運輸局は、オアフ島東部の主要道路であるカラニアナオレハイウェイで道路の改修工事に伴い、今日から5月16日まで、夜間に交通規制を行うとして市民に注意と協力を呼びかけている。 当局では今回、カラニアナオレハイウェイ沿いのガードレールの交換工事などを主に実施する予定で、日曜日から金曜日、毎日午後9時から翌朝4時まで、ドライバーがハイウェイ上の交通規制の該当地区を走行する際には、ルナリロホームロードからケアラホウ通りの迂回路を利用することとなる。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

アラワイ運河沿いの散歩道が8年ぶりに開通

ローカルニュース - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 09:09
 ホノルル市当局は、ワイキキのアラワイ運河沿いにある散歩道を約8年ぶりに開通した。 アラワイ運河沿いの散歩道は、40日間にわたって降り続けた雨によって運河の汚水が流出する事故が発生した2006年より、周辺の下水システムの修理に必要とされる機材や水道管などの置き場として使用されたため、約8年間にわたり閉鎖されていた。 市当局では今回、散歩道のほかに自転車専用道路や犬が遊べるドッグパークも運河沿いに併設しており、来月にもドッグパークの利用が可能になるとみられている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

Obituaries

Local News - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Elsie O. Almeida • Constance Assum • Gail Koon Fong Au • Jean Yachiyo Soma Baba • Christopher Bartow • Ida Jane Keliiokalani Chun • Maximiniano Esperanza Eala • Yoshiko M. Ebesu • and more

Island Images

Local News - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43