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Landfill cleanup’s next step starts

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Honolulu city officials are entering the second phase of a cleanup of toxic chemicals at the Waipahu Ash Landfill, which will focus on evaluating the long-term health and environmental risks at the site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

Man held on murder charge faces trial in alleged flashing

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
A man charged with fatally stabbing a homeless man in Kailua is scheduled for trial next week in a separate case of allegedly exposing himself to a woman.

Senators and House negotiate on wage bill

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Disagreeing with the wishes of state Senate leaders, senators Thursday opted for conference committee negotiations with the state House over the minimum wage.

Sewage plant revetment opposed

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Some Maui residents don't want the county to build a $3.9 million rock embankment to protect a Maui County sewage treatment plant along the shoreline in Kahului.

Kokua Line: Ewa residents in flight path to endure noise for months

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Question: I live in Ewa by Gentry. Yes, it is in the flight path of Honolulu Airport, and I did sign a covenant that stated airplanes will fly directly overhead between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Once in a while, the airport does runway work that requires planes to fly at all hours overhead, but that's only for a few days and not very often.

911 Report

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Police arrest man carrying cash register • Car hits and injures boy in crosswalk

Newswatch

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Tax revenue down, state says • Speed is cited in motorcyclist’s death on Maui • Sentencing date for Pflueger delayed again

Federal support for rail appears stronger

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Honolulu city and rail leaders are in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss the latest on the island's 20-mile transit project with lawmakers and transportation officials.

City bills would raise penalties for dumping

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Three bills designed to significantly increase penalties and stiffen other language against illegal dumping, stockpiling and grading have been introduced by West Oahu City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine to stem a growing environmental problem along the Leeward Coast.

Schofield boy in state's care after alleged abuse

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
A 22-year-old male soldier and a 25-year-old woman were arrested last month on suspicion of first-degree assault of a child, and the Department of Human Services has removed the 3-year-old victim from their Schofield Barracks home.

Dems continue open-primary fight

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
The Democratic Party of Hawaii argues in a new legal filing that there is no important difference between Hawaii's open primary and a California blanket primary that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was unconstitutional in 2000.

Group to discuss making city 'friendly'

Local News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
A citizens group tasked with finding ways to make Oahu more accommodating for seniors and others will meet Thursday for the first time.

ホノルル市のガソリン価格が今年最高値を更新

ローカルニュース - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:10
 AAA(全米自動車協会)が発表した最新情報で、ハワイ州のガソリン販売価格が8週間連続で値上がりし、ホノルル市内の販売価格が今年最高値を更新したことが明らかになった。 ホノルル市内のガソリン平均販売価格は、1週間前に比べて5セント高い1ガロン$4.25だったほか、ハワイ島ヒロでは$4.12、マウイ島ワイルクでは$4.40となっている。 AAAの関係者は、ガソリン価格は全米で値上がり傾向にあるものの、1ガロンの販売価格が$4を超えているのは、ハワイ州とカリフォルニア州のみだとしている。
参考:KHON2

州庁舎でタレントショー開催

ローカルニュース - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 08:09
 オアフ島ダウンタウンのハワイ州庁舎で、明日4月14日、17:00~19:00に、州議会議員らが参加するタレントショーが開催される。 連邦議会議事堂で開催されるタレントショーは、ハワイ州内で食べ物を必要としている人々のサポート活動を行っている非営利団体「ハワイ・フードバンク」のサポートを目的に行われるもので、タレントショーの審査員として参加する州公務員が、1投票につき1ドルを寄付することになっている。
参考:KHON2

Plan to base drones on Oahu includes training at Pohakuloa

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
HILO » The Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island would host drone training flights for up to 12 weeks a year under a proposal to relocate unmanned aircraft to the state from California.

Federal inmates in gang case go on hunger strike to protest conditions

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
Attorneys for the inmates say about eight stopped eating Sunday to protest isolation in a segregated unit and conditions that include a lack of clean underwear, loss of family visits and maggots in food.

Judge likely to let suit over driver testing stand

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
A federal judge is not inclined to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those with limited English skills by making it difficult for them to obtain a driver's license.

Corrections

Local News - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 04:55
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