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Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Trail reopens 2 days after hikers rescued • Failed sensor causes H-1 lights to go dark • County building is evacuated in blast scare • Man charged in meth case

911 Report

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Leak in gas pipe forces closing of highway • Man who died after jumping into sea ID'd • Ammonia leak spurs buildings' evacuation • Man allegedly points gun at police officer

HMSA pursues 12.8% rate hike for small businesses

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
The Hawaii Medical Service Association said costs related to Obama­care are responsible for the bulk of a 12.8 percent proposed rate hike for most of the 77,000 small-business workers covered by the insurer.

Tax increase, calendar quirk dim Golden Week

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Japanese visitors, who account for about 20 percent of the tourists in Hawaii, are staying closer to home for the traditional Golden Week holiday period, which Hawaii's travel industry counts on to bolster spring lows.

Evaluation system unclear to isle teachers

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Fewer than 1 in 6 Hawaii public school teachers say they fully understand how their performance rating is calculated under the state's controversial new evaluation system for teachers, according to survey results released Monday.

State falters in review of elections

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Hawaii's troubled 2012 elections dropped the state closer to the bottom nationally in election administration, a new report contends.

Counties poised for boost in hotel room tax revenue

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Chances are good that state lawmakers will OK  a bill allowing counties to collect a larger share of Hawaii's hotel room tax, although uncertainty remains.

'Heroic efforts' and 'hard work' help rescue stranded hikers

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
The rescue of more than 120 hikers trapped by rapidly rising stream waters on Kauai's rugged Na Pali Coast on Sunday and Monday ranks among the largest rescues of stranded hikers on the island.

Response team frees entangled juvenile whale

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Humpback whale rescues have increased to three so far in this November-May season in Hawaii, putting the number a little higher than normal.

Incidental Lives: Parents want ill daughter to take part in drug trials

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
If there were anything else at all that Nathan and Vicki Traller could do to save their daughter, they surely would.

Kokua Line: Agencies out setting traps for invasive beetle species

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Question: A mysterious 2-foot-high lantern with the words "USDA QUARANTINE" and "643-PEST" appeared on a tree in the public sidewalk near my house in Ewa by Gentry last week.

911 Report

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Driver crashes SUV into Hawaii Kai bank • Autopsy ordered for Japanese snorkeler • Motorist killed in collision was Hilo man • Passenger hurt seriously in fall from truck

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
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.

New York Times: In a nation of Muslims, political Islam is struggling to win votes

Local News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
JAKARTA, Indonesia » Last September, ultraconservative Islamic groups telegraphed their power, railing against an international beauty contest until the government ordered it to be staged entirely on the Hindu resort island of Bali.

アラモアナ公園で樹木への落書き被害が発生

ローカルニュース - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:38
 オアフ島アラモアナ地区にあるアラモアナ公園内の樹木約20本が落書き被害を受ける事件が発生し、当局が調査を進めている。 公園利用者のひとりは「木々への落書き被害は今年の1月から見られるようになり、公園管理者が落書きの除去作業などを行ったりしていますが、落書きを完全に消し去ることはできていません。どの樹木も樹齢何年にもなり歴史のあるものばかりで、このような事件が起こるのは残念でなりません」と語った。 当局によると、被害にあった樹木のうち2本は、「特別な樹木」としてホノルル市当局が条例に従って保護している樹木で、市当局ではホノルル警察に被害届を提出している。
参考:ハワイ・ニュース・ナウ

2015年のプロボウルはアリゾナ州で開催

ローカルニュース - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:24
 オアフ島のアロハスタジアムで毎年開催されていたNFLのオールスター戦であるプロボウルが、2015年度はアリゾナ・カーディナルスの本拠地であるユニバーシティ・オブ・フェニックス・スタジアムで開催されることが明らかになった。 2015年プロボウルは、スーパーボウルXLIXの前週である2015年1月25日に開催される予定で、2月1日に開催されるスーパーボウルと同じスタジアムを使用することとなる。 なおNFL側は、2016年のプロボウルの開催場所はハワイ州になるとしているほか、2017年度の試合もハワイ州が開催場所になる可能性が高いとしている。
参考:ホノルル・スター・アドバタイザー

Newswatch

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii's attorney general is asking the Legislature to pay $700,000 to settle a lawsuit with a Maui man who suffered permanent brain damage in a traffic accident on Hana Highway.

New York Times: Preparers' fees often take bite of tax refunds

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. » In December, they begin showing up in empty storefronts in neighborhoods where empty storefronts are easy to come by. Cars with phone numbers brightly displayed on the doors roll down the streets, and signs pop up along the sidewalks promising fast money.

Obituaries

Local News - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Dora-Lee Ululani Afong • Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros • Josephine Fernandez Permito Barbieto • Mary M. Bronson; and more