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Rep. Luke blamed in watering down bill

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
The scope of a bill designed to protect the state from costly lawsuits filed on behalf of outdoor enthusiasts injured or killed on state land is now unclear, and some of its supporters say a state lawmaker with conflicting interests is to blame.

Navy phone project called waste

Local News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
An individual identifying himself as a Navy Region Hawaii federal employee sent a letter to U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono and media outlets Friday in which he said almost $5 million in taxpayer money is being wasted converting the Hickam Air Force Base phone system to AT&T.

ハワイ州は子育て負担費の高い州

ローカルニュース - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:31
 Child Care Aware of Americaが発表した最新の調査結果で、ハワイ州は、手ごろな幼稚園や保育園などに入園するのが全米で8番めに難しい州で、子育てにおいての費用負担が大きい州であることが明らかになった。 2012年の調査結果によると、全米での幼稚園児や保育園児の育児コストの平均年間費用は約$12,400で、ハワイ州では、平均的な両親の合計収入の14%が幼稚園や保育園の費用に当てられているほか、幼児の育児コストが、大学の学費より約44%も上回っているとしている。
参考:KHON2

多くの市民が皆既月食を鑑賞

ローカルニュース - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:24
 ハワイ州各地では昨夜、月全体が地球の影に隠れる皆既月食の観測会が開催され、多くの市民が夜空の神秘現象を楽しんだ。 オアフ島のビショップ博物館で開催された月食観測会には1,000名以上の市民が訪れ、ビショップ博物館のマイク・シャナハン氏は「今回の観測会は大盛況で、皆さんの自然の天文ショーを体験するチャンスを見逃したくないとの想いが伝わりました」と語っている。 ハワイ州で前回皆既月食が観測できたのは2011年11月で、次回の皆既月食は今年10月に起こることになっている。
参考:KHON2

New York Times: A question for seder: what role for screens?

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
As they gather around the dinner table on Monday for the Seder, some families will forgo passing around wine-stained copies of the Haggadah, the book used to guide the evening and one of the most ubiquitous volumes in Jewish homes. Instead, they will be tapping on their Kindles, tablets or cellphones, downloading in unison whatever version of the ceremony they plan to follow.

Kalihi prison is locked in battle against bedbugs

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
Inmate complaints are prompting Oahu Community Correctional Center officials to use pesticides, heat and steam along with disposal of mattresses, bedding and towels to try to eradicate bedbugs.

$290,000 settlement is approved in suit by Kauai councilmember

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
The Kauai County Council agreed to a payout of $290,000 in a lawsuit filed by a councilmember claiming his civil rights were violated. The Council agreed to accept funds from its insurance company, Everest Insurance Co., for the settlement.

Dog-shooting conviction overturned

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
An animal cruelty conviction of a man who killed a pit bull dog has been overturned by the state Intermediate Court of Appeals because the judge did not allow testimony pertaining to the man's claim of self-defense.

Hilo dentist quits as complaints mount

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
With the state investigating 12 complaints against him, Dr. John D. Stover called it quits as an oral surgeon and dentist on Hawaii island, news that was welcomed by the Hawaii Dental Association.

Family of dental patient 'will never give up hope'

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
Kristen Tavares had given birth just a few months ago and had her hands full caring for her new baby and his big brother before she went to Dr. John D. Stover's office in Hilo to have her wisdom teeth pulled.

Bill shifts HCDA's power

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
The state House is expected to vote Monday to give final approval to a bill that would weaken the governor's power to shape the Hawaii Community Development Authority and freeze building height limits.

Newswatch

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
6 high school teams heading to robotics world championship • 2 injured when truck hits wall • Officer's baby is born in his car

911 Report

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
Man suspected of taking ukulele from Kapolei shop • Kalihi woman allegedly chokes 13-year-old girl

Island Images

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39

Loss of funding imperils laptop plan

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
The future of a pilot program eyed as a model to eventually put laptops in the hands of all Hawaii public school students and teachers is uncertain now that lawmakers have zeroed out funds to continue supporting the initiative.

Prediction of Kakaako measure's failure riles Galuteria and Saiki

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
In a rare public outburst, state Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria on Thursday lashed out at state House Majority Leader Scott Saiki for implying that a bill that would allow the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs to pursue residential development near the waterfront in Kakaako is dead before conference committee negotiations have started.

Woman charged with felony in Iolani Palace vandalism

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
A 21-year-old woman accused of breaking into Iolani Palace in February has been charged with criminal felonies. An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Drew Paahao with criminal property damage and burglary.

Expert details girl's injuries but finds no cause of death

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
A third defense medical expert is offering an opinion on the child abuse beating death of 5-year-old Talia Williams. Pediatrician and child abuse expert Eli Newberger said Thursday in U.S. District Court that when Williams died, "there were many organ systems that were failing."

Pacific Ocean could produce another El Nino

Local News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
A warm-water mass churning across the tropical Pacific points to the development of a periodic phenomenon that typically brings destructive weather across far reaches of the planet, two University of Hawaii scientists warn.