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Expanded outreach promised for vets' grave sites

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
The Department of Veterans Affairs said it plans "to further notify the public" of available in-ground grave sites at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl after veterans groups said they were never told about an unprecedented number of open burial spots.

Bill seeks voters' take on naming judicial nominees

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would ask voters whether the state Constitution should be amended to require the Judicial Selection Commission to publicly disclose lists of judicial nominees it sends to the governor or chief justice for consideration and final approval.

Measures seek to bolster isle hunting community

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
State Rep. Cindy Evans hopes a package of five hunting bills being introducing at the state Capitol this session will strengthen and unite the hunting community at a time when conflicts between land conservation and hunting are growing.

5 middle schools receive funding to boost extracurricular programs

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Five public middle schools have been awarded state grants totaling about $194,000 to expand after-school activities as part of a pilot program launched by the Lieutenant Governor's Office.

Newswatch

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Zip Mobile problems snarl morning traffic • Gas leak closes Costco, other businesses

911 Report

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Man arrested in fatal stabbing released • Moped rider killed in accident identified • Check forger gets prison time • Man is accused of theft, forgery

Aiea rezoning bid requires 'lock-in' deal, Council says

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
A rezoning plan for the "Live Work Play ‘Aiea" mixed-used development project at the former Kam Drive-In in Aiea received positive testimony before the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee on Thursday but will have to wait a month to advance.

Bill would make state brief public on sex ed

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
The state's bipartisan Keiki Caucus on Thursday announced a package of bills it plans to support this session, including measures that would help fund after-school programs and amend Hawaii's sex education law.

Waipahu man held in stabbing death

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
A 71-year-old Wai­pahu man is in police custody, suspected of being one of two men involved in an argument Sunday that ended with the death of a third man.

Balk at Net sales of unissued Bruno concert tickets, fans told

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Officials with the Neal Blaisdell Center, the state Office of Consumer Protection and the promoter of two upcoming Bruno Mars concerts are warning the public to think twice before buying what are likely bogus tickets from third-party online dealers who are selling them now.

Emancipation run joins slate of King holiday events

Local News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Tributes on Oahu in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will again culminate with the 26th annual parade and unity rally on Monday. But added to this year's commemorations is a new event on Saturday: the Emancipation Freedom Walk/Run.

何者かがノースショアの公衆トイレに放火

ローカルニュース - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 08:30
 ホノルル市消防局は、18日(土)にオアフ島ノースショアのカイアカ・ビーチパークの公衆トイレで発生した火災は、何者かが意図的に放火したことが原因とみられるとの調査結果を昨日発表した。 カイアカ・ビーチパークの公衆トイレでは、18日(土)の午後2時ごろに火災が発生し、火災発生から約30分後には当局によって鎮火したものの、最終的に10万ドルの被害が出ている。なお、この火災による怪我人などは確認されていない。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

オハナ・フェスティバルに数百人が来場

ローカルニュース - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 08:11
 オアフ島モイリイリ地区にある日本文化センターで昨日開催されたオハナ・フェスティバルに、数百人の市民が来場した。 今回で21回目となるイベントは毎年大盛況で、イベントを主催している日本文化センターのキャロル・ハヤシノさんは「新年を祝いながら多くの人との交流を楽しむことを目的としてスタートしたコミュニティイベントは、イベント開始初年には50の団体が参加して行われましたが、今年は150もの団体が参加するまでに成長しました。誰もが楽しめるイベントが今年も開催できて感謝しています」と語った。
参考:KHON2

New York Times: Film gives a peek at the Romney who never quite won over voters

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
SALT LAKE CITY » "Mitt," the documentary about Mitt Romney's failed quest for the presidency, begins on Christmas Eve 2006, with Romney, his wife, Ann, and their five sons sitting in their Park City house, weighing the pros and cons of a Romney candidacy.

New York Times: Johnson & Johnson removes 2 questionable chemicals from baby products

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
SKILLMAN, N.J. » The only hint that something is different inside millions of bottles of Johnson's Baby Shampoo arriving on store shelves are two words: "Improved Formula."

New York Times: 2 Senators have little but a state in common

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
WASHINGTON » He offered to explain the intricacies of the federal budget. She reminded him that she had majored in math. From the moment they knew they would be colleagues, representing the same state, it was clear the relationship would not be a great one.

Corrections

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
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.

Panic led to lie about baby, remorseful mother testifies

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
The 22-year-old mother who reported finding an abandoned baby at Sandy Beach last year and later admitted that she is the baby's mother said she panicked because she hadn't told her family she was pregnant.

5 homicides end life on the street for isle homeless

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Five homeless men have been killed on Hono­lulu streets in the past six months, prompting concern from the state's homeless coordinator about the dangers facing many who live without shelter.