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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.

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
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.

Biggest swell in a decade hits North Shore, threatens homes

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Hunter Farr watched as water flooded the parking lot of Haleiwa Boat Harbor during Wednesday morning's high tide as the largest swell in a decade arrived on Oahu.

Council duo wants sparklers legalized by the Fourth of July

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Two Honolulu City Council members seeking to add sparklers and fountains to the list of permitted fireworks on special holidays say they are hoping a new law can be in place by Dec. 31, if not by Independence Day. Council members Ikaika Anderson and Ann Kobayashi introduced Bill 5 Wednesday.

Legislators push to name Kihei high school for Patsy Mink

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Kihei's long-awaited public high school could be named after Patsy Mink, the late congresswoman and Maui native who battled gender discrimination and racism throughout her academic and political careers.

'It was an accident,' says man imprisoned for killing officer

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
A 22-year-old Maili man who told police he fell asleep behind the wheel of his pickup truck began serving a one-year jail term Wednesday for running over and killing a Honolulu police officer at a traffic stop near Ko Olina in 2011.

Measure would ban smoking at all beaches

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Laws banning smoking at nearly 300 parks and roughly 4,000 bus stops around Oahu took effect on Jan. 1. Hawaii County parks, beaches and recreational facilities have been smoke-free since 2008, supporters of a ban said at a hearing Wednesday at the state Capitol.

Author of state homeless bill sees conflict with city laws

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
State Rep. John Mizuno has introduced a bill to create a "Homeless Person's Bill of Rights." "I knew going in this would be a little controversial," said Mizuno (D, Kamehameha Heights-Kalihi Valley). "With that said, though, I think it's a worthy endeavor. It's something we have to address."

Kauai murder suspect enters plea of not guilty

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
A 41-year-old Omao man has pleaded not guilty to a murder indictment by a Kauai grand jury in connection with the death of an 88-year-old man on New Year's Day.

Whatever Happened To: Little public support means city might not reopen archery range

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Question: Whatever happened to the City and County of Honolulu's plans to reopen the archery range at Kapiolani Park? Answer: The archery range at Kapiolani Park might not reopen if the city finds that there is little public sentiment in that regard.

Kokua Line: It’s up to property owners to trap nuisance chickens

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Question: Now that the city no longer has a contractor dealing with complaints about nuisance roosters and feral chickens, what can we do about wild chickens coming into our yard? How does one get rid of chickens that have become a nuisance at our beach house?

Newswatch

Local News - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Lava lake provides spectacular show • Maui records first traffic death of 2014 • Police thwart car break-in

カカアコに再開発情報センターがオープン

ローカルニュース - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 09:50
 オアフ島ワード地区の再開発計画を進めているハワードヒューズ社は昨日、ワード地区にあるIBMビル内に、同地区の再開発計画の全貌がチェックできる情報センターをオープンした。 同社では、約60エーカーのカカアコ地区に22のコンドミニアムの建設などを予定しており、情報センターには、再開発計画完了時のカカアコ地区を中心に、ダイヤモンドヘッドからサンドアイランド間の様子がジオラマで展示されている。このほかIBMビルの6階には、先月より販売が行われている同地区に建設予定の2棟のコンドミニアムのモデルルームもおかれている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

ラ・メールなどが5スターを獲得

ローカルニュース - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 09:40
 米フォーブス誌が発表したトラベルガイド2014で、オアフ島ハレクラニにあるラ・メールなどが5スターを獲得した。 今回5スターを獲得したのは、ラ・メールのほか、ハワイ島にあるフォーシーズンズ・リゾート・フアラライ、マウイ島ワイレアのフォーシーズンズ・リゾート・ マウイで、スパの3施設のみとなっている。 なお、ラナイ島のフォーシーズンズ・リゾートやザ・カハラ・ホテル、ハレクラニなど、十数件のリゾートやレストラン、スパなどが4スターを獲得している。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

New York Times: A star envoy's frankness puts Kennedy mystique to test in Japan

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
TOKYO » Japan went into a collective swoon two months ago when Caroline Kennedy arrived as the United States' ambassador.

New York Times: Keystone XL pipeline fight lifts environmental movement

Local News - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON » Environmentalists have spent the past two years fighting the Keystone XL pipeline: They have built a human chain around the White House, clogged the State Department's public comment system with more than a million emails and letters, and gotten themselves arrested at protests across the country.