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Officials declare water safe to drink despite leak of jet fuel close to wells

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Federal and local officials say Hono­lulu's tap water is safe to drink, although test results confirmed Thursday that a 12 million-gallon Navy jet fuel tank leaked in the vicinity of five wells.

Hazardous waves could reach 35 feet

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
High-surf warnings continue today for the North Shore, with waves up to 35 feet. "Surf conditions could be dangerous and damaging," said National Weather Service forecaster Vladi­mir Ryshko.

Bill on bus advertising revised but fiercest critics unappeased

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's attempt to make a bus advertising plan acceptable to critics is failing to win over the nonprofit group raising the loudest objections.

Kokua Line: Vehicles entering roundabout need to yield the right of way

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
QUESTION: I was driving on Ala Oli Street into Foster Village and came to the roundabout at Haloa Drive. My car had entered the roundabout when an imposing Lincoln Navigator approached.

Facts of the Matter: Standard Model sums up key ingredients of matter

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Atoms were ancient Greek philosophers' answer to the question, What happens if you could take a piece of matter and cut it in half, then again, halving it until it was reduced to the smallest possible size?

Newswatch

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Sewage backup forces Hanauma to close • Pair burned by power lines • Injured tiger is euthanized

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Moped rider dies after crash • Man is found dead after fall • Collision sends pair to hospital • Soldier charged with robbery

House leader charts new direction on taxes

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
State House Speaker Joseph Souki on Wednesday called for bold shifts in tax policy, urging the state to give the counties a greater share of hotel room tax revenue, collect taxes on Internet commerce and impose a pension tax on wealthy seniors.

University of Hawaii asks Legislature for $33.5 million

Local News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
The University of Hawaii told lawmakers Tuesday it needs $33.5 million to replenish tuition revenues that have been used to cover salary restorations and increases in a six-year faculty contract. In return, the university promises to dedicate about half of the money to debt service on revenue bonds to start tackling the university's massive repair backlog.

州内3リゾートがAAA5ダイヤモンドを獲得

ローカルニュース - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 09:50
 ハワイ州内にある3つのリゾートと2つのレストランが、AAA格付けでもっともランクの高い5ダイヤモンドを獲得した。 今回5ダイヤモンドを獲得したのは、マウイ島のフォーシーズンズ・リゾート・マウイ・アット・ワイレア、リッツカールトン・カパルア、そしてハワイ島のフォーシーズンズ・リゾート・フアラライの3リゾートで、レストラン部門では、オアフ島ハレクラニのラ・メールとシェフ・マブロが選出されている。 このほか、州内20のリゾートと8つのレストランが4ダイヤモンドを獲得している。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

ジミー・チュウとオメガがワイキキに上陸

ローカルニュース - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 09:40
 オアフ島ワイキキのロイヤル・ハワイアン・センターに、イギリスの人気ブランドであるジミーチュウとスイスの高級時計メーカーのオメガが出店を予定していることが明らかになった。 ハワイ初となるオメガ専門店のオープン時期は正式に発表されていないものの、ジミーチュウのハワイ2号店のオープンは7月ごろになるとみられている。
参考:パシフィック・ビジネス・ニュース

Obituaries

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Samuel Everett Barrett Sr. • Rose Carvalho Calistro • Edward Lau Sheu Chun • Felicidad Polpol Diego • Arline W. Eaton • Bernardo Utanes Foronda • Marion Q. Hotchkiss • Herbert Imanaka • Yoshinori Isa • Peter Keka • and more

Mayors seek taxing authority

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Hawaii's four county mayors said Wednesday that they want state lawmakers to give them each the power to enact a surcharge on the state general excise tax of up to 1 percent even though all said they have no immediate plans to use it.

Legislators take UH to task over 'pressure' from TV ad

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
House lawmakers are peeved over a public service announcement they say is aimed at pressuring the Legislature to fund the controversial pharmacy college building at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Activists pound poi at state Capitol event

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
As Senate and House leaders proposed ways to propel the state toward a more prosperous future, a hui of community groups rang in the 2014 legislative session by gathering in the Capitol courtyard to honor the past by continuing one of Hawaii's most-revered ancient practices: pounding taro into poi.

Principal retired in late 2013 amid state scrutiny

Local News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Kaiser High School Principal John Sosa retired at the end of the year, three months after the state Department of Education placed him on leave as it conducted an internal investigation.

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.