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Kokua Line: Waialae Avenue roadwork expected to be done in June

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Question: When will they complete the roadwork on Wai­alae Avenue? It seems like they tear it up more than they repair it, and now it's like driving across a lava field complete with skylights (potholes) that swallow your wheels and throw your car out of alignment — and worse.

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Names of House finalists disclosed • Pair injured as blaze in Hilo destroys home • Jury convicts Kauai man, 29, of meth crimes

911 Report

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Waipahu man identified in fatal stabbing • Suspect sought in attempted bank robbery • Kayaker who died was Ewa Beach man

Corrections

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
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.

After 50 years in Texas, skulls come back to aina

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
The human remains of a Native Hawaiian man and woman are being returned to Hawaii after they were taken by a U.S. Air Force airman to his Texas home more than 50 years ago.

GPS data show riskiest areas for turtles

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Scientists are using GPS devices to track highly endangered leatherback turtles in the Pacific to determine where and when they face the largest risk of being caught and killed by longline fishing boats.

Workers and volunteers to tally up the homeless

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
An annual count of the homeless in Hawaii, which will get underway next week, is part of a national snapshot taken on a single night to track the problem and target where resources are needed.

Reserved parking stalls for food trucks proposed

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Oahu's food trucks and lunch wagons could bid for exclusive rights to park in stalls designated for them under a bill proposed recently before the Hono­lulu City Council.

Friends and family mourn firefighter killed on hike

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Amid immense sadness and tragedy, Geri Kai said, her Moanalua Valley home has unexpectedly become a revolving door of love and support in the wake of her son's recent death while hiking the Mount Olomana trail in Kailua.

Kingdom still in place, courts told

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Several years after he stopped making his mortgage payments, Kale Guma­pac was evicted from his foreclosed Hawaii island home. Days before Thanksgiving, sheriff's deputies escorted a handcuffed Guma­pac — he was arrested on a trespassing charge — from the Hawaiian Paradise Park property he had called home for more than a decade.

Funeral services planned for taxpayers' champion

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Services for taxpayer advocate Lowell L. Kalapa have been set for later this month. Kalapa, 64, died Dec. 30 at his Kapa­hulu home.

Ocean Watch: Chitons once used in rites for firstborn babies

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
While I was sitting on an airplane in freezing-cold Milwaukee last week, a burst of warmth came to me in an email from Andy, a Hawaii friend visiting Cali­for­nia.

Kokua Line: City crews will not pick up Christmas trees left at curb

Local News - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Question: I live in the Salt Lake area, and many homes are leaving Christmas trees for bulky pickup. I cut my tree up and put it in the green recycling container. I guess people don’t know that sending it to the landfill is wrong. Since we live on an island, why send it there when we can recycle it?

2014年最初のモンクシールが誕生

ローカルニュース - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 08:20
 アメリカ大洋大気局(NOAA)は、2014年最初のハワイアン・モンクシールの子どもが誕生したと発表した。 今回誕生したモンクシールの母親は、2012年11月に釣り糸による怪我で負傷しているところを救助され治療を受けたことのある「ハニーガール」の愛称で親しまれているモンクシールで、関係者は「負傷して救助されたばかりの時のハニーガールは瀕死の状態で、ここまで健康が回復し、今回母親となれたということにとても感動しています」と語っている。 絶滅危惧種に指定されているハワイアン・モンクシールは、ハワイ諸島近辺には150から200頭ほど生息しており、年間、10から15頭のモンクシールが、釣り針などによって負傷しているとみられている。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

ブルーノマーズのハワイ公演決定

ローカルニュース - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 08:06
 ハワイ生まれでルーズベルト高校卒業生でもある人気シンガーソングライターのブルーノマーズのハワイ公演が決定した。 ブルーノマーズのハワイ公演は、4月18日(金)、19日(土)の2日間、オアフ島ワード地区にあるブレイズデルアリーナで開催予定で、チケット発売は2月3日(月)よりスタートする。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

New York Times: Utah's 3 arguments, and counting, against gay marriage

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
WASHINGTON » The Supreme Court's order last week halting same-sex marriages in Utah was two sentences long. It was provisional and cryptic, and it added nothing to the available information on where the Supreme Court stands on the momentous question of whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Liliha's Lee is named Narcissus Queen • Drier weather, northwest swell in forecast • Plea deal made in sex assault

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Man, 39, dies after his kayak capsizes • Boy shoots himself in the leg with a rifle • Fire displaces pair of Big Island seniors

Forum raises awareness of human trafficking

Local News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:59
Tammy Bitanga didn't choose a 30-year path of prostitution; she was victimized, violated and enslaved. Her hanai father began sexually exploiting her when she was 4, she says, and the abuse continued until she reported it when she was 13.