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Lava flow in Puna foments fear of fires

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
Some Hawaii island residents are concerned that a dry summer could increase the risk that fires set by lava could eat through the thick forest behind their houses.

Diverse interests join up to oppose Kauai dairy plan

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
A plan to build the state's first grass-fed dairy, Hawai‘i Dairy Farms, on former Kauai sugar lands has heated up into a big-money battle pitting powerful — and somewhat unlikely — opponents over environmental and economic concerns.

Bill targets gambling machines

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
A bill before the Honolulu City Council would make it illegal to own, operate or use a simulated gambling machine on Oahu.

Ocean Watch: Hollywood take on voyaging smoother than in real life

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
We're sailing from Tahiti to Niue, a tiny island country of about 2,000 people. Craig and I have been at sea on our 37-foot sailboat for more than a week now, sailing in brisk 20 to 25 mph southeast tradewinds.

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
Cancellations of visits persist at prisons • Bridge possible at Kauai stream • Burglaries drop in West Hawaii

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
Moped driver dies after collision with truck • Kalihi man arrested in Aiea stabbing • Virginia man suspected in sex assault; and more

Abercrombie casts doubt on Inouye's 'dying wish'

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
For political and emotional drama, it's hard to top this: U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino­uye, the most beloved and respected figure in Hawaii state history, makes a deathbed request to name his successor in Washington.

New York Times: Beaming good cheer to a town's dark days

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
RJUKAN, Norway » Yearning for sunlight has been a part of life in this quaint old factory town in central Norway for as long as anyone can remember. Here, the sun disappears behind a mountain for six months of the year.

Gay rights group backs Takai in U.S. House race

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
Congressional hopeful Mark Takai was endorsed last week by Equality Hawaii, a nonprofit group that advocates for the rights of the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Isle lab moves to ID sailors from USS Oklahoma

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
The embattled Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command says it's getting closer to gaining Pentagon approval to disinter and identify for return to families nearly 400 crew members of the battleship USS Oklahoma buried as "unknowns" at Punchbowl cemetery.

アレジアント航空がジャイアントシートを導入

ローカルニュース - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:36
 ラスベガスに拠点を置くアレジアント航空が、座席幅が広めの「ジャイアントシート」を導入すると発表した。 今回、アレジアント航空がホノルル便とマウイ便に導入するジャイアントシートは、通常の幅17.5インチの座席に比べ、幅が25インチと広めに設定されており、$40から$50の差額を支払って利用することができる。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

ステートIDの発行手数料が値上げ

ローカルニュース - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:06
 ハワイ州運輸局は昨日、5月1日より、ハワイ州が発行している在住者カード「ステートID」の発行手数料を値上げするほか、自動車免許証取得や更新時に、ハワイ州に在住していることを証明する2種類の書類の提出を義務付けると発表した。 運輸局では今回、現在64歳以下で$20、65歳以上だと$15を徴収しているステートIDの発行手数料を、カウアイ島では$32、オアフ島、マウイ島、ハワイ島では$40とし、8年間有効のカードを発行するとしている。 このほか、自動車免許証取得や更新時には、すでに取得しているハワイ州の運転免許証、車両登録に関する書類、選挙人登録カード、過去2か月分の公共料金の請求書、持ち家の証明書、雇用主が発行した小切手の控え、アメリカの税申告書など、2種類の在住を証明する書類の提出が必要になるとしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
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.

Gore to speak at 'green' conference

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Former Vice President Al Gore and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer will be in town Tuesday to headline a conference about Hawaii's sustainability, clean energy and smart growth initiatives.

'Lucky' islanders gear up for lunar show

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Hawaii residents will be treated to two total lunar eclipses this year, the first one Monday night. According to UH Manoa's Institute for Astronomy, it is uncommon for Hawaii to get two total lunar eclipses in one year.

Kunia farm structures may be prohibited homes

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
At least 10 structures that look like houses have been built on leased farmland in Kunia without the normal inspections that come with most construction projects and despite a state law prohibiting homes on such land.

Pearl-based USS O’Kane calls upon port in India

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
The Pearl Harbor-based guided destroyer USS O’Kane made a port stop in Goa, India, last week, the Pacific Fleet announced.

Volcanic Ash: Attacks on BOE chairman amount to religious bigotry

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Attempts by gay rights activists and atheists to unseat Don Horner from the Board of Education because he's a volunteer Bible teacher with New Hope Diamond Head are an outrageous display of religious bigotry.

Vital Statistics

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.