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Community criticizes developer's tower No. 2 in Waikiki

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Opposition is building to plans from Los Angeles-based PACREP LLC to construct a second tower in its Ritz-Carlton Waikiki Beach Residences complex — an addition the developer and proponents say could bring a much-needed boost to an aging and constrained tourist destination.

Ramen burger madness

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Honolulu residents got the opportunity to try one of the biggest U.S. food crazes Wednesday, and they turned out in droves. More than 300 people purchased more than 700 ramen burgers, brought to Hawaii for the first time by New York chef Keizo Shimamoto at the Kakaako pop-up venue Taste.

Fatal stabbing occurred near other Kailua crime scenes

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Scott MacMillan, who went from being a chef at a popular Kailua restaurant to living on the streets, was fatally stabbed Monday night near a business building where he slept at night along Uluniu Street, business people and friends said Wednesday.

Seed firms on Kauai report data on pesticide use to state

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
The state Department of Agriculture posted on its website Wednesday the amounts of restricted-use pesticides sprayed on fields by biotech companies on Kauai in December under the agency's voluntary disclosure program.

Perilous surf due on north and west shores

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Surf of up to 35 feet is expected on the north shores of Oahu, Kauai, Nii­hau, Maui and Molokai this afternoon into Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a high-surf warning that also includes the west shores of Kauai, Oahu and Molokai.

Lawmaker was first female U.S. marshal

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Faith Patricia Evans, who served in the state House of Representatives from 1974 to 1980 and was the nation's first female U.S. marshal, died Jan. 9 at Castle Memorial Medical Center, after a prolonged illness due to a muscle-debilitating disease, her family said. She was 76.

Kokua Line: Residents notified by letter that census taker will call

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Question: About 6:30 p.m. one day, a man came to my door saying he was from the Census Bureau collecting information about how many people lived in the house, their age, race and health. He showed me his badge, but I did not look at it long because the porch was dark. I told him I was not interested and also told him someone had come before. Is this legitimate?

全米でウクレレの販売数が倍増

ローカルニュース - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 09:50
 全国楽器商協会が発表した最新情報で、全米でのウクレレの販売数が倍増していることが明らかになった。 協会によると、2010年から2012年の2年間で、全米でのウクレレの販売数は58万1,000本から100万本以上と約2倍に増加しており、全米規模でウクレレがブームになっているとみられている。  音楽関係者はウクレレブームが到来している要因として、ウクレレが多くのギターに比べて安価であるほか、サイズが小さく演奏がしやすい点をあげたほか、ジャック・ジョンソンのような有名ミュージシャンが演奏で使用したり、全米放送されている人気TVドラマ「Glee」なのでもフューチャーされたためではなかとしている。 
 参考:KHON2

テディベア・ワールドがクローズ

ローカルニュース - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 09:40
 オアフ島ワイキキのカラカウア大通り沿いにあるバンク・オブ・ハワイ・ワイキキ・センター内の1,2階にあったテディベアの博物館「テディベア・ワールド・ハワイ」が閉館していたことが正式に明らかになった。 テーディベアの博物館は、韓国に拠点をおくJS&F社が700万ドル以上を投じて10年のリース契約を締結してオープンしていたものの、今回、開業から約3年で閉館している。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

Spending bill heads to Obama, staves off shutdown

Local News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
WASHINGTON »Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year's automatic budget cuts after tea party critics chastened by October's partial shutdown mounted only a faint protest.

New York Times: Rising Asian-American populace grapples with elder care issues

Local News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
SOUDERTON, Pa. » Two thick blankets wrapped in a cloth tie lay near a single pillow on the red leather sofa in Phuong Lu's living room.

Newswatch

Local News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
Fuel tank has possible leak • Police seek info on missing mom • Lightning eyed as cause of fire

911 Report

Local News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
Back-to-back robberies show similarities • Soldier arrested in New Year's Eve theft

Island Images

Local News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55

Firm buying rental properties wants to delay paying the city

Local News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
The selected buyer of 12 rental complexes is asking for an additional six months to a year to pay a large share of $142 million it promised to Honolulu -- and 20 more years to pay the rest, city administration officials said Tuesday.

Make affordable housing a priority, officials are urged

Local News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
The message delivered at the annual Diocese of Honolulu's Red Mass, held on the eve of opening day at the Legislature, stressed stepping up collaboration in providing affordable housing for Hawaii's most vulnerable residents.

Ambitious evaluation plan lacks resources, critics say

Local News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
Lawmakers took the Department of Education to task Tuesday for moving ahead with a "Cadillac" version of a new performance-based teachers evaluation system, saying resources to implement it are "grossly underfunded."

Legislature honors its past

Local News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
The state House and Senate will open the 2014 legislative session this morning by honoring the past and celebrating the 55th anniversary of statehood. Hundreds of former lawmakers have been invited to attend the opening-day ceremonies, and each chamber has prepared booklets that document the state's legislative history.

Spending bill aids East-West Center

Local News - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
The East-West Center, hit by the recent resignation of its energy research team and criticized for "poor leadership," would see its pre-sequestration funding of $16.7 million restored under the omnibus spending bill now being considered by Congress.