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Suspected nepotism at state hospital will be investigated by ethics agency

Local News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
The state Ethics Commission has agreed to open an investigation into nepotism at the Hawaii State Hospital. A state Senate panel investigating mismanagement and assaults on staff at the Kaneohe psychiatric hospital has documented that at least eight staffers have relatives working at the facility.

House pitches a delay for small business

Local News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 04:55
State House negotiators suggested Thursday that a minimum wage increase be delayed for workers at small businesses, a tactic that could put pressure on the state Senate to accept the existing House draft of the bill.


ローカルニュース - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:54
 ハワイ州運輸局は、今日の20:00から翌5:00まで、オアフ島の主要ハイウェイであるH1の一部を閉鎖し、補修工事等を行うとして、市民に注意を呼びかけている。 今回実施される補修工事では、H1東行きのワード通りからミドル通り間が閉鎖されるほか、H1西行きの一部でも補修工事のために2車線が閉鎖され、1車線のみの通行が可能となる。


ローカルニュース - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 07:58
 米連邦捜査局(FBI)は、カリフォルニア州サンタクララ在住の16歳の少年が、カリフォルニア州サンノゼからマウイ島のカフルイ空港へ到着したハワイアン航空に忍び込み、密航に成功していたと発表した。少年はマウイ島のマウイ・メディカル・センターへ搬送され、現在はハワイ州の児童相談所が保護している。 当局によると、少年は家族との口論の後にサンノゼ空港のフェンスを乗り越えてハワイアン航空機の車輪の格納庫に侵入。同機は昨日午前10:30ごろにカフルイ空港に到着し、その約1時間後の11:30ごろに少年が格納庫から転がり出てくるのを空港職員が発見したとしている。 少年は約5時間の飛行時間中、ほぼ意識をなくしていたとみられているものの、特に目立った怪我などもなく、高度38,000フィートの上空を飛行し、空気もほとんどなく、温度も氷点下華氏80度まで下がった格納庫内で過ごした少年が無事にマウイ島へ到着したのは奇跡的とされている。 当局では今後、少年がどのように航空機に忍び込んだのかなどの調査を進めるとしているものの、密航に成功した少年は、忍び込んだ航空機がどこへ向かう便かなどは知らなかったとしており、突発的に航空機に侵入したとみられている。


Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
Joseph E. Andrews • Norman M. Fujikawa • Matthew Alvin Gouveia • Daniel Johnsen • Charles K. Kahaleauki Sr. • Ae Soon Kim • Betty Tsurue Koizumi • Patrocino Lazo • and more

Sugar company still seeking alternative to burning cane

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
KAHULUI » The state's last remaining sugar company has been researching alternatives to burning leaves off its sugar cane crop before harvest. But Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. said it hasn't found an alternative yet.

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 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.

Facts of the Matter: Scientists press on in effort to balance universe’s forces

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
One of the greatest quests of the new physics has been to reconcile quantum theory with general relativity. This situation parallels that of 17th-century scientists who were trying to reconcile the way things fell on Earth with the greater motions of the planets.

Turtle Bay deal keeps land safe from growth

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
The owner of Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore has agreed to sell some of its development rights to the state, the city and a trust for $48.5 million in a deal that will reduce the resort's expansion plan and preserve much undeveloped land.

Panel suggests 8% raise for city officials

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
The Honolulu Salary Commission is proposing 8 percent raises be given to Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Council members and most department heads starting July 1.

Kokua Line: Locking library bathrooms would make situation worse

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
Question: Regarding the condition of the restrooms at Hawaii State Library addressed in Kokua Line -- Why can't they be locked with keys available upon request? "Questionable" patrons can be accompanied by a security guard. Everyone is entitled to use a public restroom, but no one should be allowed to misuse it.

Island Images

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53


Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
Officer hit with TRO • Man arrested over Mace can • Meth seizure brings charges

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
Dead snorkeler was from Japan • Suspect sought in bank robbery

Lawsuits over girls' abuse at school settled

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
The state has agreed to settle three lawsuits filed by parents who alleged "cruel and unusual punishment" and abuse of their daughters, special education students, at the hands of Kipapa Elementary School employees.

Benefits ruling inspires march by migrants

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
Micronesian community members marched from Kalihi to the federal building in Honolulu on Wednesday to rally for migrant health care and ask Hawaii's congressional delegation to redouble its efforts to reinstate Medicaid payments.

H-1 freeway closures to resume Sunday night

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
Nighttime drivers in town should brace themselves for the latest — and likely the final — round of full closures in a single direction on the H-1 freeway, as crews enter the final push to complete repairs along the state's busiest roadway.

Expert counters 3 others over cause of girl's death

Local News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:53
Federal prosecutors in the Naeem Williams capital murder trial presented their own medical expert to counter the claims of three defense experts who suggested that the former Schofield Barracks soldier was not the one who delivered the fatal blow to his 5-year-old daughter.